The Private Ocean SafariMarch 20, 2019 -Cape Nature
The convergence of the Atlantic Ocean and the continent of Africa, at its south-western most tip, is nothing short of breathtaking. Best experienced by a Private Ocean Safari. The literal mixing pot of sea life is amplified by the coming together of two powerful ocean currents. Skim over the surface by inflatable boat and experience a myriad of ocean life. Move between the granite islands littered with seals and the jagged cliffs of the peninsula itself. Let these frigid waters become your playground.
Through a special relationship, African Lynx joins a local marine biologist. One of the most passionate and knowledgeable skippers of the Cape. See the ocean in more depth than ever before, as you explore this diverse coastline and all its inhabitants. Through your specialist guides’ excitable knowledge sharing, discover seabirds and dolphins bursting from the surrounding waters. Watch the slow-motion whales, the ocean giants who migrate along our coastline. Learn about our vast and rich marine ecosystem. One of the highlights of an ocean safari is most certainly the charismatic seals of the Cape. And specifically, being able to snorkel in the waters they call home, often the part of the experience that steals the show.
Get below the surface for an otherworldly experience. Seals are clumsy creatures on land, however, things quickly change with the addition of some water. Effortlessly gliding through the vivid liquid realm, their inquisitive nature brings an incredible opportunity for interaction, albeit very one-sided. As soon as you start to savour it, their powerful fins propel them deep into the swaying kelp forests.
Back on top of the undulating blue mass, the red cliffs of Judas Peak tower above. Slowly work your way along the coast and witness Cape Point from a different perspective which few get to see. Rocky shores hide tidal pools, secret surf spots and an enchanted sea cave. An epic experience that would allow you a sliver of perspective into how the Cape was first seen by the original explorers, some 400 years ago. Looking back at the end of the African continent one can easily see why this became known as the fairest Cape.
This is an experience not to be missed. The abovementioned is an exceptional take on a popular bucket-list-destination that ensures an exclusive and authentic experience – in a time when this is increasingly difficult to come by. Allow us to whisk you off on this seamless adventure punctuated by a delectable gourmet picnic. Best experienced in combination with a helicopter flip over Cape Point, an exceptional perspective from both sea and sky. Get above the peninsula and skip the traffic for the most scenic transfer you may ever experience. Step out of the helicopter and into an awaiting vehicle and minutes later onto the vessel that will facilitate your ocean safari. A day out on the waters of the Cape that you will never forget.