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On this half-day tour you will get to observe the African Penguin in its natural habitat from close by and learn a little about them, take in the beautiful scenery of the mountains and the ocean and then stroll through an immaculately kept fynbos Botanical Garden.
Your first stop will be in Betty’s Bay. Now, there are few animals as cute as our feathered little friends, dressed in their little tuxedos! Stony Point Nature Reserve in Betty’s Bay plays home to one of the biggest breeding colonies of African Penguin (aka Jackass) in the whole world. You will get to see these amazing flightless birds up close in their natural habitat, without disturbing or interfering them, via a wooden boardwalk that meanders through the colony.
Other animals you can also expect to see is different kinds of cormorants, gulls and also the cute little Rock Hyrax, or more commonly known as Dassie, on the rocks in the area. The Stony Point colony’s population size is estimated at around 6,000 penguins.
The drive to Betty’s Bay, on the R44 (Clarence Drive), is immensely scenic – it really needs mentioning. You’ll have the majestic, imposing mountains on your right, and the ocean to your left. Keep your eyes peeled – you might spot the wild horses of Kleinmond…
Your final stop is at Harold Porter Botanical Garden, right between Betty’s Bay and Kleinmond. Saying this area is unique is an understatement – it offers the biggest variety of plant species per square kilometre found anywhere in the world! The Garden is renowned for its waterfalls and amber pools, and there are several kilometres of nature trails to go on and explore further afield. Educational storyboards can be found throughout the garden telling you more about the plant- and animal life.
TIP: Wear comfortable shoes, bring sunscreen and a hat.
RETURN: ± 13h00
COST: R1,740 for 1 person / R1,230 p.p. for 2 people / R970 p.p. for 3 people/ R760 p.p. for 4 people.
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NOTE: Rates seen are per person (p.p.). Itinerary may be subject to change in circumstances beyond our control.