CAPE PENINSULA TOUR
Thursday 14th September 8:00 – 18:00
Min 6 delegates needed
Max 50 delegates allowed
Includes: Guide, transport, lunch, entrance fees, booklet and gratuities
COST: R1 480 (VAT incl.)
Scenic Overview of the Rocks & Mountains of Cape Town
Field trip guide: Prof John Compton, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Cape Town
Full-day excursion description: This excursion takes you to the most scenic outlooks in the Cape Town area to give an overview of the landforms and geology both of which are spectacularly on display. We will first get an overview from Signal Hill of the city and its surrounding geology. We will then descend to the Atlantic seaboard to see the Sea Point Contact. At the Sea Point Contact you can see mixing of granite magma and the host shale of the Precambrian Malmesbury Group; long a key exposure to geology and made famous by Darwin’s visit in 1836. We then go to Hout Bay Beach and Chapman’s Peak Drive to see weathered granite, dolerite dykes and beautifully exposed mudstone and sandstone rocks of the lowermost Table Mountain Group (Cambrian/Ordovician). We then travel to the southernmost tip of the Cape Peninsula to the Cape of Good Hope and the Cape Point Lighthouse. From there we head up the eastern edge of the Cape Peninsula to Boulders Beach to see the penguin colony. In addition to the geology, the trip will include aspects of landscape evolution, plants of the unique and diverse fynbos floristic region and the history of geology.
A guidebook (The Rocks & Mountains of Cape Town by JS Compton); entrance fee to the Cape of Good Hope and the Penguin colony; box lunch and water; luxury bus coach transport with microphone.