This morning after breakfast, you will embark on your private Peninsula Tour and scheduled Shark Safari. Depart the city before daybreak for Simonstown harbor where you will board a boat in search of the ocean’s elusive super-predator, the Great White Shark. You will be in the capable hands of international shark experts and experienced marine biologists who interpret the wildlife spectacle as it unfolds. These operators have studied Great Whites for decades and have produced many acclaimed wildlife documentaries showcasing the incredibly rare behavior of breaching (launching themselves out of the water) in pursuit of prey – most commonly Cape Fur Seals. False Bay is one of the few places in the world to witness this unique behavior. This Shark Safari focuses mainly on interaction with the sharks from the boat – with a view to observing natural predatory behavior through the use of a seal decoy. An optional descent into the cage to view these super-predators underwater is an awe-inspiring experience that will not soon be forgotten.
Return to port and have the option of visiting Boulders Beach for another “creature close-up”, this time with a colony of African Penguins – the only penguins indigenous to the continent. Enjoy lunch at a coastal restaurant before entering the Cape of Good Hope section of the Table Mountain National Park where you have a chance to see herds of Bontebok and Cape Mountain Zebra, two of the Park’s many endemic species, as well as Ostrich and the charismatic Cape Baboons. Climb (or ride the world’s first environmentally friendly funicular) to Cape Point Lighthouse, to capture the magical vistas of False Bay, and stop at the south westernmost point of Africa: breath-taking Cape Point. We then head home along the dramatic Atlantic seaboard and navigate the 114 curves of 2,000 feet high Chapman’s Peak Drive passing the picturesque fishing hamlet of Hout Bay, Llandudno and Bakoven (with their ghostly shipwrecks), the towering Twelve Apostles, and on through Camps Bay and Bantry Bay. Following your tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel to spend the evening at your leisure.
Cape Grace HotelMeals: B/L