The tour departs from Long Street in Cape Town. From here, your guided tour in one of our vehicles or one of our Adventure trucks will start. This full day package includes lunch at one of the coastal restaurants as well as traveling to the Holiday Hot Spot town of Hermanus and the activities.
We travel along the famous Clarens Drive, which was voted one of the top ten coastal roads in the world. Then on to the Beautiful town of Betty’s Bay where you will visit one of the largest penguin colonies and get real close-up and personal with these adorable animals. We also visit THE DUNE – one of Africa’s highest commercial sand boarding dunes – here your guide will brief you and provide the training needed to ensure you have fun. If for some reason you are gravity stricken and can not stand on the board then you can sit on the board and enjoy this massive dune and all it has to offer.
Form here we head off to the town of Hermanus, where you will enjoy a zip line tour at one of our adventure sites. The Hermanus Zip line Tree Top tour extends from the mountain and zips over a small waterfall between the Poplar Trees and Canyon. High above the ground (8 to 50 Meters) the 2 guides will allow you to glide from platform to platform with only the local eagles and bird life echoing in the forest. The 11 platform slide ranges from 20 meters to 200 meters and with a safe breaking system you control the speed you travel at. So it could be a fast adrenaline experience or it could just be a slow easy glide high above the ground.
Here you will also receive a guided quad (ATV) experience – This route takes you through the world-renowned vineyards of Hamilton Russell and Southern Right wineries. Travel up the mountain and through the fynbos kingdom into the Fernkloof Nature Reserve. Your half way point on Rotary Drive, is one of the most pristine look-out points in the Western Cape. From here you will have a spectacular birds-eye-view of Hermanus and Walkerbay. Cameras on this trip are an absolute must! This vantage point allows you to see the bigger picture of activity over the entire bay.
After all of this excitement we drive along the coast road in Hermanus to our restaurant for a scrumptious lunch and some free time in the town if time allows. We now return to Cape Town and rest assured you will have had a day to remember and memories for a life time. If weather does affect any product we will provide an addition adventure item instead.
The Hermanus Zip lines extends from our the mountain and zip lining over a small waterfall between the Poplar Trees and Canyon. This a memorable experience.
High above the ground (8 to 10 Meters) the 2 guides will allow you to glide from platform to platform with only the local eagles and bird life noise echoing in the forest.
The 9 to 12 platform slides range from 20 meters to 120 meters and with a safe breaking system you control the speed you travel at. So it could be a fast adrenaline experience or it could just be a slow easy glide high above the ground. Come and experience something different but forever memorable.
Sandboarding is a boarding Sport similar to the popular Snowboarding.
It is an awesome recreational activity that takes place on our Large +-230 meter High Sand Dune rather than on a snow covered mountain. This boarding sport has adherents throughout the world, most prevalently in desert areas or coastal areas with beach dunes.
We are very fortunate to have one of Africas Highest Commercial Sand Boarding Dunes a stone throw away from Cape Town in Bettys Bay.
Our guides/s will provide you with training and safety on the dune. Sandboarding is a wonderful activity as its both fun and extreme (depending on your skills as you progress) Once our training session has finished we will start off with a smaller section of the dune. We will progress Higher and Higher up on the dune as your skills improve.
The norm is to stand on the Sandboard as you descend down the dune but if you prefer to rather sit we will show you the ropes as this is also a lot of fun if your balance seems to get the better of you. We do not allow more than 6 to 8 boards at a time coming down the dune as its a safety risk. We rotate larger groups to ensure all have fun in a safe environment.
This route takes you through the world-renowned vineyards of Hamilton Russell and Southern Right wineries. Travel up the mountain and through the fynbos kingdom. Drive into the Fernkloof Nature Reserve and your half way point is one of the most pristine look-out points in the Western Cape. From here you will have a spectacular birds-eye-view of Hermanus. Cameras on this trip are an absolute must! – This vantage point allows you to see the bigger picture of activity throughout the entire bay.
The African (or Jackass) Penguins’ breeding ground at Stony Point is near an old abandoned whaling station where, from 1917 until the Great Depression, around 300 whales were killed each year for their oil. The whaling station finally closed in 1930 and without any particular reason, the penguins started to breed at the abandoned station.
The site has been declared a protected area. A wooden boardwalk takes visitors directly to the nesting burrows but also effectively keep people from causing damage to the area.
The African Penguin grows to approximately 70cm tall and weighs up to 3 kilograms. Regarded as an endangered species, they mate for life and returns to the same nesting site for up to 15 years.
One of the most scenic roads in the world!! Clarence Drive is a magnificent scenic coastal drive between the windswept hamlet of Rooi-Els and the naval town of Gordons Bay, which nestles in the north-eastern crook of False Bay in the shadow of the Hottentots Hollands mountains. This beautiful, coastal drive stretches between the two towns over 22 km, hugging the wild turquoise Cape coastline all the way. This road is a wonderful experience along the coast to the town of Hermanus
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