Wildlife in the Cape
The Cape of Good Hope is home to various species of animals (most commonly, chacma baboons) and at least 250 species of birds - including African penguins, sunbirds and sugarbirds. Bontebok antelope, eland antelope, red hartebeest are sometimes spotted. While quite rare - grey rhebok, klipspringer, zebra have also been observed here. Or perhaps you might catch a glimpse of the southern right whale, humpback whale, Bryde’s whale, seals, dusky dolphins or killer whales.
The Surf of South Africa
No visit to Cape Town is complete without a drive through some of the most scenic ocean views in the world. See Hout Bay, Chapman’s Peak and False Bay among other stunning spots.
The picturesque fishing village of Hout Bay is world renowned for its incredible surf and, in particular, the Big Wave known as ‘Dungeons.’ One of only sixteen recognized big wave spots in the world, the swells of Hout Bay have been recorded at up to 47 feet – although it is believed that there may one day be a swell of up to 100 feet here! Chapman’s Peak is a mountain opposite Hout Bay which is known for Chapman’s Peak Drive and offers more incredible views. A favorite of cyclists, it is part of the route of two well-known races. Nearby False Bay is one of the most scenic, charming bays in the world.
Visit Cape Town on itineraries such as Discover Africa, Rivers & Rails of Africa, Wildlife and the Falls, Stars of South Africa and Golden Trails of Africa.