2 Day Self Ride Day 2

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Day2

Total Distance on MTB: 

78

Difficulty: 

3

2 DAY CAPE TOWN TO CAPE OF GOOD HOPE SELF-CYCLE TOUR

After breakfast served at the guest house an easy cycling day await toward your final destination, the Cape of Good Hope. Today's ride is all on tar, mostly along the superb coastal road past small seaside town & villages. From Nordhoek you will have a short transfer to the start of your journey. Get ready and go! The route will take you through the tranquil seaside village of Kommetjie. Soon a steady but breathtaking climb all along the coast begins, affording good views of the Atlantic and the Slangkop lighthouse. The twisting, turning road traverses Slangkop, the hills reach average heights of 370 meters and then descends toward the coast again. Soon another village welcomes you Scarborough this sleepy village is a favourite for fishermen, as you continue look across towards the ocean for your first glimpse of the Cape Point Nature Reserve, part of the Table Mountain Nature Reserve. Cycling on past windswept eucalyptus trees, ostrich pace gracefully through the fields of the Cape Point Ostrich farm on the left, pass the colourful souvenir stalls a sharp turn to the right for the entrance of the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. The first grand view of False Bay welcomes you to the park, the distance from the entrance gate to Cape Point is 13km. Once in the reserve the undulating road gradually descent onto the vast plateau, thickly growing shrubs are woven into endless flowery carpet (except in winter). The main road will take you to the most Westerly tip of the African continent "Cape of Good Hope" as well as to "Cape Point". Encompassing 7750 hectares of rich and varied flora and fauna the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve is a place to embrasse nature, you may see some wildlife along the way Ostrich, Bontebok, Cape Eland, Baboons, Cape Mountain zebra, it is a nature enthusiast paradise.

Walk around to explore the area and wander up to the old historical lighthouse before your mid-day afternoon rendez-vous with our guide who will take you back to Cape Town, before stopping at the African Penguin colony.

You will be back in Cape Town late afternoon.

Lunch excluded.

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