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Cape Agulhas: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Cape Town: 2-Day Safari at Garden Route Game Lodge

1. From Cape Town: 2-Day Safari at Garden Route Game Lodge

Get the chance to see lions, elephants, rhinos, hippos, giraffes, and more on a 2-day safari tour from Cape Town. Enjoy 2 game drives and an overnight stay with included dinner and breakfast. On the first day, depart Cape Town and drive along the scenic coastal road to Cape Agulhas via Hermanus, the whale watching capital of the world. Make a stop at the southernmost tip of Africa to admire the beautiful lighthouse. Continue on to Garden Route Game Lodge. Here, embark on a sunset safari in an open-air vehicle. Observe a variety of native animals, including elephants, lions, rhinos, giraffes, hippos, and more. After the safari, settle in for a three-course dinner. Spend the night in one of the beautiful 4-star wooden chalets and admire the clear skies over the lodge. In the morning, head out for another game drive to see some of the animals you might have missed the evening before. After your drive, tuck into breakfast. Make your way back to Cape Town in the evening.

Cape Town: Cape Aghullas Van Tour with Hotel Pickup

2. Cape Town: Cape Aghullas Van Tour with Hotel Pickup

Explore the towns and countryside of South Africa on this tour to Cape Aghullas from Cape Town. Venture thorugh towns like Khayelitsha, Somerset West, Sir Lowry's Pass, Hermanus, and Bredasdorp. Gaze out at the gravity concrete arch dam of Steenbras. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in the Cape Town city center. Sit back and relax in a comfortable and spacious van as you drive through the provinces of Western, Eastern, and KwaZulu-Natal. Pass thorugh the township of Khayelitsha, which means 'our new home' in Xhosa. Drive thorugh the charming towns of Somerset West and Sir Lowry's Pass. Admire views of the Steenbras dam which supplies water to the area. Go thorugh the Elgin valley, which is the birthplace of Appletizer (blended fruit juice with carbonated water). View the seaside town of Hermanus which is part of South Africa's breadbasket. Take in views of the town of Bredasdorp as you pass by this regional economic hub. Stop at Cape Aghullas where the Indian meets the Atlantic ocean. Have the option of purchasing entrance to the Cape Aghullas Lighthouse which overlooks the rugged coastline. Snap pictures of the shipwrecks on the rocks. Return to your accommodation in Cape Town at the end of your tour.

Cape Agulhas Tour from Cape Town

3. Cape Agulhas Tour from Cape Town

Head southeast from Cape Town via Sir Lowry’s Pass to Cape Overberg – a region of rugged mountain ranges and picturesque vistas. The 9-hour tour continues through the citrus orchards of the Overberg. Stop for refreshments at a farm stand before reaching Caledon, established in the 18th century to cater for visitors seeking healing at the nearby hot springs. In Bredasdorp, you'll visit the Shipwreck Museum, home to a collection of shipwreck artifacts, and a treasure house of figureheads, porcelain, and lots more. See the Cape Agulhas lighthouse, located about one kilometer from the southernmost tip of Africa, where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet.

Garden Route and Addo Elephant National Park: 6-Day Safari

4. Garden Route and Addo Elephant National Park: 6-Day Safari

Day 1: Cape Town – Hermanus – Cape Agulhas The tour departs from Cape Town and heads to Hermanus. Follow the scenic coastal road to Betty's Bay to see a colony of endangered African penguins. Spend the afternoon in the seaside resort town of Hermanus, famous for playing home to hundreds of Southern Right whales from July to November. The town also features many shops, restaurants, and markets. In the afternoon you'll drive on to Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa, and the place where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet. Day 2:  Cape Agulhas – Oudtshoorn Travel to Oudtshoorn in the Little Karoo, known as the ostrich capital of the world, via scenic Route 62, South Africa’s longest wine route. Sample local wines before experiencing the subterranean beauty of the Cango Caves on a guided tour. Day 3:  Oudtshoorn – Knysna – Sedgefield After breakfast head over to Outeniqua Mountain Pass, where you'll explore Wilderness National Park by canoe. Enjoy a paddle up the Touw River through the indigenous forest, admiring the diverse local birds along the way. After about 40 minutes, leave your canoe behind for a 2-kilometer hike along a boardwalk that leads to rock pools and a lovely waterfall. Afterwards, head to the famous town of Knysna via the beautiful Garden Route Lake District. Visit the famous Knysna Heads viewing point, overlooking the Knysna estuary. Spend the late afternoon exploring the beaches of Sedgefield. Day 4: Sedgefield- Tsitsikamma - Addo After breakfast, head off to Tsitsikamma National Park. En route, you'll stop at Bloukrans Bridge, the world’s highest bungee jump bridge, standing at 216 meters tall. You'll spend the afternoon in Tsitsikamma National Park, which features a unique combination of indigenous forest and beautiful Indian Ocean coastline. The park offers hikes of varying lengths including a walk across a suspension bridge, and swimming. In the late afternoon, depart the Garden Route for Addo. Day 5: Addo-Wilderness/Mossel Bay Spend the morning exploring Addo Elephant National Park. You'll get up to 2-3 hours to roam the 28,000-hectare national reserve, home to approximately 600 elephants and various other animals, including buffalo, lions, rhinos, warthogs and many more. After an exciting morning on safari, we drive back to the Garden Route where we overnight in Wilderness/Mossel Bay. Day 6: Wilderness –Mossel Bay - Cape Town After breakfast, stop in Mossel Bay to spend some time on the gorgeous beaches, hike the Cape St. Blaize trail along the seaside cliffs, and visit the famous Diaz Museum complex which commemorates the first known European exploration around the tip of Africa. The more adventurous can try a 10,000 foot tandem skydive or sandboarding on the longest dune in South Africa. Arrive back at Cape Town in the early evening.

From Cape Town: 3-Day Safari and Coastal Tour with Transfer

5. From Cape Town: 3-Day Safari and Coastal Tour with Transfer

Departing Cape Town, we head towards Cape Agulhas, the true Southern Tip of Africa and its famous lighthouse. En-route visit Betty’s Bay where an African penguin colony calls this home. On to Hermanus which is known as the best land-based whale watching destination in the World and where the majestic Southern right whales calve their young in the Bay. We meander to Cape Agulhas with views over the Indian and Atlantic Oceans and tonight you will overnight at a 4-Star Guest House Leaving the Southern Tip of Africa, you make your way to the magnificent Garden Route Game Lodge. This 4-Star facility offers a unique Safari experience. Check into our chalets with time to spare to enjoy the attractions and views it has to offer. In the afternoon, hop aboard an open-aired Safari vehicle, where a local guide will take you on a 1.5-hour game drive. Spot elephants, rhinos, lions, hippos, herds of antelope, and much, much more. A 3-course dinner is on the menu for the evening. Spend the night at the Garden Route Game Lodge A morning game drive awaits you bright and early, spotting some of the animals you perhaps did not see the day before. After a scrumptious breakfast, make your way back to Cape Town via the incredibly scenic Route 62 through mountain passes and characterful towns. Wine tasting and exploring are on the menu before arrival at your place of accommodation around 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

From Cape Town: Full-Day Cape Agulhas Private Tour

6. From Cape Town: Full-Day Cape Agulhas Private Tour

Guests will be collected at their accommodation by a qualified tour guide in a luxury private vehicle. Embark on a journey to the southernmost tip of Africa where the two oceans meet, and explore Cape Agulhas and other towns along the route. This is one of the most beautiful tours one can experience. Stop at Stony Point to view the African Penguins colony, one of the largest colonies of penguins in the Cape. Continue travelling towards the town of Hermanus where you will enjoy a wine tasting at one of the estates in the Hemel-en-Aarde wine region. If it is during whale season, you will have an option to do some whale-watching in Hermanus.  It is recommended that you enjoy lunch (not included) at one of the restaurants in Hermanus, or at the seaside. After lunch, make your way to Cape Agulhas, where you will walk the pathway that leads to the official meeting point of the two oceans (Indian and Atlantic oceans) and take some photos. From there, explore the lighthouse, which is one of the oldest in South Africa and situated at the southernmost tip of Africa. Pass through some small towns along the route back to Cape Town, where guests will be dropped off at their accommodation or a restaurant for dinner.

From Cape Town: Cape Agulhas, Hemel en Aarde, & Towns Tour

7. From Cape Town: Cape Agulhas, Hemel en Aarde, & Towns Tour

Come and Discover the true tip of the African continent and where the Atlantic and the Indian ocean meets. The tour will go easterly from Cape town via the scenic Whale coast route where the rugged Cape folded belt mountains rubs shoulders with the Atlantic ocean in the false bay. After a few photo stops on this majestic whale coast route, the tour will stop at Stoney point penguin colony. Here you will discover the African penguins from close range. From Stoney point, the tour will proceed towards the Hemel n Arde wine region. In this region is where South Africa has some of her best cool climate wines as this region is on a higher altitude and also receiving the sea breeze from the nearby Atlantic ocean. Here you will have a chance to taste South Africa's award winning Pino noir and Chardonnay. After the wine tasting experience, the tour will continue towards Hermanus. A quaint coastal town which is also South Africa's whale watching capital city. Whales can be spotted here from the whale trail along the shores between the months of June and November every year. Hermanus is also known to be one of of South Africa's gastronomy towns and you will be able to have lunch here before the tour continues South east towards Elim. Elim is a quiet and neat town that was established in 1824 by German missionaries as a Moravian station near Cape town. Despite extensive modernization in most small towns near Elim, very little has changes in Elim ever since it was established. Clustered whitewashed cottages with thatched roofs runs parallel the quiet streets of this beautiful town that has close to zero percent crime rate. While you are still here, you will be taken for a walk by your guide and visit different historic buildings to learn a lot more about Elim's history as well as the recent developments. From Elim the tour will traverse extremely south to Struis baai. Struis baai is the most southern town in Africa and it is here that the Cape Agulhas is situated. Cape Agulhas lies in the Agulhas national park. Consisting of a large part of South Africa's wetland reserves, The wetlands attracts over 20 thousand different bird species annually. The Agulhas national park is also a part of the Cape floral Kingdom which is the world's richest flora kingdom. The Cape Agulhas lighthouse is the second oldest lighthouse in South Africa and a steep staircase takes one to the summit of the lighthouse for beautiful views of the town and the national park. After exploring the Agulhas, the tour will head North West towards the towns of Bredasdorp, Napier, Caledon, and Grabow before it ends in Cape town to complete an eventful tour to the Southern Most corner of Africa.

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What people are saying about Cape Agulhas

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 385 reviews

First of all we enjoyed our time with Benjamin very much. He is a very good tour guide and it was always so interesting to listen to all the knowledge he had to share. He is such a humorous and pleasant guy. The Garden Route Game Lodge is such an incredible nice place to stay that we were pretty sad to leave it after one night. Definitely recommend to stay longer than one night. The safaris take place on the site of the game lodge. You have to be clear about the fact that that is not the pure wilderness but more like a very very big fenced reserve. But you don‘t feel like you are inside one. The safari was very cool and the rangers are really professional and know the pladdert very well so you are guaranteed to see most of the animals. Also highly recommend. The only negative thing about the tour was that it had a pretty tight schedule. From our opinion the stops at Hermanus and cape alghulas are not necessary due to the lack of time at the places (30-60min) and the lodge.

Very nice, lovely; good passionate and prepared guide; cozy nice cabanas; amazing place; welcome and services very good. Also the drive with some visits has been worth it and the driver/guide has being amazing too; last but not least at the restaurant they had a nice vegan menu (I was very surprised to be able to choose what to eat!! This really doesn’t happen much in Eu!) and the food was very nice too! Thank you to all the crew and the sweetest animals. Don’t expect giraffes there: they need way more trees; don’t expect adventure because it’s a park; but it’s still super amazing and safe and respectful for the animals (as I could see and ask); plus tou can easily see many different animals that u may not see in other safaris (u gotta be lucky!) beacuse, in fact is a park Lastly: start your trip within good energies because the schedule is very tight and kind of early starting I really recommend this trip !

Fantastic experience … absolutely exceeded expectations… not just the safari drive but also the trip and stops there and back … we were with bokbus and saw amazing views and visited Cape Agulus , Hermanus and Betty’s Bay … absolutely fabulous xx

Our tour guide Jeremy was amazing! He was so kind and knowledgeable- he took great photos for us too. We had a lot of fun with him and loved seeing the southernmost tip of Africa!

We loved our experience on this tour. Everything was 5 stars.