Cape town peninsula tour

Hout Bay is a harbour town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It is situated in a valley on the Atlantic seaboard of the Cape Peninsula, twenty kilometres south of Cape Town. The name “Hout Bay” can refer to the town, the bay on which it is situated, or the entire valley. Hout Bay has one of the busiest fishing harbors in the Western Cape with an established tuna, snoek and crayfish industry. The harbor is home to the Hout Bay Yacht Club and several restaurants. There are three roads leading to and from Hout Bay, all over mountain passes

A road meandering along the edge of table mountain cape town  cape peninsula beach-sunset cape town

Fur Seal Island

The island is so named because of the great number of Cape fur seals that occupy it. It is 5 acres (2.0 hectares) in area and home to 64,000 cape fur seals. The island has become famous for the size of the sharks, and for their favored way of catching their prey – a shark launching an attack will come up from underneath and hurl itself out of the water with the seal in its mouth.

Cape fur seals seal island cape town  seals seals island cape town

Boulder’s Beach Penguin Sanctuary

Sandy, compact cove with large boulders, offering a home to waddling penguins & their nesting areas. Boulders Beach is the only place in the world where you can get close to African Penguins. There are currently between 2,000 and 3,000 African Penguins at Boulders beach, but sadly they are classed as an endangered species. This is due over-fishing, habitat destruction, pollution and irresponsible tourism. Little penguins generally spend the day out in the ocean and the night in their nests, so the best time to see them is at dusk when they return from their adventures out at sea to have a snooze in their burrows.

 Penguin at Boulder’s Beach cape town  Penguins boulders beach cape town

Table mountain.

Table Mountain is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa. It is a significant tourist attraction, with many visitors using the cableway or hiking to the top.

 Why is Table Mountain so famous?

Table Mountain is perhaps best known for its flat top which, because it resembles a table top, has garnered the mountain its now famous name. The largest cave is the Wynberg Cave, a cavernous crack which runs alongside one of the mountain’s small rift valleys.

Why is Table Mountain one of the 7th  Wonders of the World?

Rising above Cape Town, Table Mountain is probably South Africa’s most iconic landmark. The stunning flat-topped mountain is home to the widest variety of flowers and other plant life in the world and, in fact, contains more species of plants than exist in the entire British Isles – despite being smaller than London.

Table mountain cape town   

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