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From Cape Town: Shark Cage Diving and Penguin Tour

1. From Cape Town: Shark Cage Diving and Penguin Tour

Your shark diving adventure begins with an early morning pickup from your accommodation in Cape Town. Ask your hotel to pack a breakfast for you, or enjoy the light breakfast provided upon arrival in Gansbaai. Listen to a briefing about the shark diving experience before setting sail on the open seas for an exciting three hours of shark cage diving. Put on the diving gear provided for you and get ready for an unforgettable experience. Watch closely as the crew engages the sharks, drawing them close to the boat to give you the best views. See this apex predator up close when you take your turn in the cage, admiring its sheer size and streamlined shape as it swims right past you. Return to shore after your cage diving adventure and enjoy a warm shower. Fresh towels will be provided. Sit down with your tour group to watch a DVD of the day's events and receive your diving adventure certificate before heading back to Cape Town. Your return journey takes you through Betty's Bay. Visit the Stony Point Nature Reserve, home to a unique colony of African penguins. See the flightless birds up close and walk along the boardwalk that makes its way through the colony's natural habitat. Return to Cape Town via the scenic R44 coastal route, stopping at a viewpoint along the way to take photos.

From Cape Town or Stellenbosch: Scenic Coastline Day Tour

2. From Cape Town or Stellenbosch: Scenic Coastline Day Tour

Explore the spectacular Western Cape coastline on a private guided day trip from Stellenbosch or Cape Town. Marvel at mountain passes, sea views, and lush vineyards as you make your way to some of the area's top attractions. Start your day with a convenient pickup from your accommodation and head to your first stop for the day, Stony Point Nature Reserve located in the quaint coastal town of Betty's Bay. Wander along the boardwalk and see the colony of African Penguins that call this reserve home. Observe the flightless birds as they go about their daily routines in their natural habitat. Keep an eye out for other species as well, including Cormorant, Hartlaub Gulls, and Kelp Gulls. From the reserve, head to the Harold Porter Botanical Garden. This lovely garden is situated in the center of the coastal fynbos where the flora is at its richest with 1,600 different plant species. Take a stroll through the gardens until you reach the waterfall. Stop for lunch and refuel with some local fare before continuing your Cape adventure with a journey to Franschhoek Valley. Wind along a mountain pass with 99 turns, admiring stunning views along the way. Finish the day with a wine tasting, soaking up the sights of the Franschhoek Valley, known for its delicious wine and views of the mountain slopes.

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What people are saying about Stony Point Nature Reserve

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 82 reviews

The tour really helps you to make the most out of your time if you have about at least a week in South Africa and are starting your journey in Cape Town. Our guide Christine was simply the best, telling us all details about every single thing during the whole tour and always caring to accommodate everyone's specific preferences and needs. She helped us in planning our onward trip and was always making sure we got the best pictures at every stop. This trip has a lot of flexibility in terms of accommodation type and optional activities, which makes it a great option for different kinds of travelers. However, it also offers great opportunities for everyone to bond together, like trying local food at special dinners especially prepared for the group. We definitely recommend this tour and Earthstompers, as it is a really professional agency.

This tour is particularly suitable for solo travelers who don't want to rent a car on their own and don't have as much time. In six days, a lot of time on the bus, a tight schedule, a lot of activities and a great guide, you can see the highlights of the Garden Route. And at a great price - the accommodations and the food were incredibly good! The organization pays attention to sustainable tourism and accompanies you in the form of a very competent and local guide. I had a great time!

To say in in one word „lekker!“. This was an extraordinary trip with a really nice group. Our guide Cindy made it unforgetable. We visited amazing places and met wonderful people. Take the chance to be part of it!!! DOUBLE THUMBS UP!

The trip was wonderful, food and accommodation were excellent. Our guide was Cindy - amazing, funny and positive person. We managed to see everything, impressions will last for a whole year. Thank you.

It was an amazing once in a life time experience. The group was so lovely and we have had fun from the first day. Our Tourguide Christine has made the tour something special. Thanks