- Experience the southernmost tip of Africa & the official dividing point of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans!
- Stop at Sir lowry’s pass, Orchard farm stall, & the shipwreck museum
- Learn about the lighthouse at Cape Agulhas
WHAT TO EXPECT
Cape Agulhas (Cape of the Needles) is a rocky headland in the Western Cape of South Africa. It is the southern tip of Africa and the official dividing point of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
This tour starts by driving from Cape Town towards Cape Overberg, a region of rugged mountain ranges, picturesque vistas, rolling wheat and canola fields. At the top of Sir Lowry’s Pass, the tour stops for a photo op and a spectacular view of False Bay lying below.
The journey continues through the beautiful green, gold and brown citrus orchards of the Overberg until you reach Farmstall for refreshments. Afterwards, the tour continues through the small town of Caledon, which was established in the 18th century to cater to travellers seeking relief and healing at the hot springs.
In Bredasdorp, the tour visits the Shipwreck Museum, home to striking visual displays, a collection of shipwreck artifacts, and a treasure house of figureheads, lifeboats, porcelain, cannons, anchors, old bottles, and coins from a number of European countries. Cape Agulhas lighthouse shone for the first time in 1849. Today, the beam has a range of thirty nautical miles and an intensity of 7500 000 candlepower. The lighthouse is about one kilometre from the southernmost tip of Africa.
After experiencing the southernmost tip of Africa, the tour returns to Cape Town via the town of Hermanus known as the (whale capital) and drives through the scenic Clarence drive. If time permits, the tour will visit African penguins at Stony Point.