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Lighthouse and Shipwreck Day Tours


South Africa has a beautiful and very photogenic coast line. Add to the picture a lighthouse, or even an old rusted shipwreck, and now you're talking. WOW! The stories of the shipwrecks and lighthouses around the Western Cape coastline has for most part remained untold, and because most shipwrecks are often in very remote and isolated areas, not often photographed, or even visited for that matter.
   
Cape Point Shipwreck and Lighthouse Tour

We enter Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve at sun rise and walk along the pristine and untouched beach to the shipwreck of the Thomas T Tucker, an American Liberty ship that ran aground on Cape Point in 1942 on her maiden voyage. After hearing the story why Cape Point has two lighthouses, we first visit the historic lighthouse, built in 1860, before we make our way to the new lighthouse, built 87 meters above sea level. We lunch on Cape Point, and always recommend a light picnic lunch on one of the beaches away from the crowds. Bring your own or ask us to arrange it for you. We make our way around the Peninsula to photograph Slangkop Lighthouse, in the quaint village of Kommetjie. During certain hours you can climb to the top of the lighthouse. After another scenic walk along Kommetjie?s long beach to the shipwreck of the Kakapo, a British Steamer that ran aground in 1900.

These tours all include a fair amount of walking along beautiful coastlines, and a certain level of fitness is necessary. It is a very enjoyable hike for the outdoors and nature lovers.

Full Day Peninsula Tour Includes
Transport
Your personal photocoach and qualified tour guide on hand
Tour of the Cape Peninsula
Visit to Slangkop Lighthouse
A 30 minute scenic walk to the shipwreck of the Kakapo on Noorhoek beach
Entrance fee to Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
A visit to Cape Point and its lighthouses
A 30 minute scenic walk to the shipwreck of the Thomas T Tucker on Cape Point

FULL DAY (8-9 hrs)
Single R4 000.00
2 or more R2 500.00 per person
HALF DAY (4-5 hrs)
Single R2 500.00
2 or more R1 500.00 per person

Cape Agulhas Shipwreck and Lighthouse Tour

If walking is not for you, we take a scenic drive to Cape Agulhas, the most Southerly Point of the African continent, the official meeting place of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. We stop along the route to photograph African Penguins, we visit the old harbour at Hermanus, the lighthouse at Danger Point where the Birkenhead shipwrecked. The high light of Cape Agulhas is its beautiful lighthouse, declared a national monument and the shipwreck of the Meisho Maru. The lighthouse, built in 1849, is the second oldest in the county after Green Point lighthouse and from the top you can see for miles.

Full Day Cape Agulhas Tour
Transport
Your personal photocoach and qualified tour guide on hand
Entrance fee at the Penguin Colony at Betty?s Bay
Visit to the old harbour at Hermanus, the lighthouse at Danger Point and at Cape Hangklip.
View the lighthouse at Danger Point and at Cape Hangklip. (The lighthouse at Cape Hangklip is not open to the public, the lighthouse at Danger Point is, but only during certain hours)
A visit to the lighthouse at Cape Agulhas and the shipwreck of the Meisho Maru

FULL DAY (11-12 hrs)
Single R5 800.00, 2 or more R3 500.00 per person

Terms and conditions
Agendas may be adjusted to suit individual interests, weather conditions or time constraints.

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