Winter Murder Mystery Specials

Winter Murder Mystery Specials

Valid until 31 Aug 2017
From R 545 | Min 15 | Max 300

Experience an evening of Mystery & Deceit on a wintery night at one of our carefully selected private venues which has been cleverly matched with one of our related scripts.  All of our Murder Mystery Dinner Events  include a Private Venue, Three Course Menu, Props, Designed Invitations & Hosted Murder Mystery Event.

The Salamander Mystery

Murder Mystery Event at the Alphen Hotel | Constantia
From R 595 per delegate
Buried secrets, spies, pistol duels, cross-dressers and fiddlers are just a few elements that make for the fascinating, colourful stories in the history of The Alphen.   Here contemporary opulence perfectly combines with the rich history of a bygone era… a complete marriage of old and new, the perfect recipe for an evening of mystery.

A Noble Scandal

Murder Mystery Event at Winchester Mansions | Sea Point
From R 645 per delegate Experience a 1920’s themed Murder Mystery dinner event at the historical Winchester Mansions in Sea Point.  Guests will enjoy welcome drinks in the Colonial Courtyard before proceeding into the private venue for an evening of intrigue and mystery.

The Masked Massacre

Murder Mystery Event at Erinvale Estate | Somerset West
From R 645 per delegate  Experience an elegant Masked Murder Mystery Dinner in the heart of the Winelands on a Cape Dutch -style farmstead dating back to the 1700s, the perfect venue for an evening of mystery and magic.

Shipwrecked and Under Suspicion

Murder Mystery Event at Mariner’s Wharf | Hout Bay
From R 545 per delegate You are invited to attend a murder mystery event filled with riptides of suspects and slimy deceit at Hout Bay’s Mariner’s Wharf which offers stunning views across the bay from dining cabins themed to famous ships.  The seafood menu is a delicious bonus.

2017 Year End Functions 


Cape Point Route loves Murder Mystery Events (and penguins)

Cape Point Route are specialists in the south peninsula of Cape Town – we live, work and play here and are passionate about the area, it’s conservation and it’s surrounds.

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Winter Escapes in the Cape

Cape Point Route has a selection of snug holiday spots to keep you warm this winter. You can beat the winter blues in the Western Cape with some of these family friendly winter specials and low season rates, without the peak season tourist crowds.

Winter Escapes

Winter is one of the best times of the year to break the daily routine and have a relaxing winter escape – think crackling fireplaces,  steaming hot chocolate, red wine, cosy cabins and beautiful landscapes.

Noordhoek Stone Cottage, NoordhoekWinter Escapes - Noordhoek Stone Cottage

We love this haven of quiet that’s close to Cape Town for exploring but far enough to be a retreat. This beautiful natural stone cottage, with roaring fireplace in the lounge, sleeps 6 people and is the ideal place for a family escape this winter.  The cottage has a rustic feel with lots of attention to detail and firewood is supplied in winter to light that roaring fire.

Rate Winter 2017
R1,700 for 4 people per night
R1,900 for 6 people per night.

Villa St James, St JamesWinter Escapes - Villa St James

Villa St James is one of our all time favourite family escapes – especially in winter. This historical home is like a rambling farmhouse but within village reach for all you need.  There are nooks and crannies for kids to play rain or shine, a full size billiard room and the living room begs the grown-ups to snuggle up next to the fire with a book, a glass of wine or the whole family to enjoy board games. Firewood is supplied and will warm up to 16 people all day, every day.

Rate: R5,000 per night for the whole villa based on 10 guests.
Winter Special 1 June – 31 Sept:  3 Nights for the Price of 2 (awesome for Youth Day Weekend 15 – 18 June).  



Castle Rock Beach House, near Cape PointWinter Escapes - Castle Rock Beach House

This wooden house balanced directly on the rocks of Castle Rock Marine Reserve near Cape Point is one of our preferred winter getaways and is the ultimate destination for a family escape .  You will not want to leave this private paradise despite its proximity  to some of the Cape’s top attractions.  There is a large lounge/dining room with a wood -burning fireplace and no TV reception so pack a sense of adventure – enjoy coastal walks from the front door, local wildlife and stock up on food, supplies, good books, DVD’s and binoculars and book this 6 sleeper winter escape.

Rates Winter 2017: From R1,800 (midweek) for the whole house per night.
Youth Day Weekend Special: 15 – 18 June 2017 R2,530 per night

Monkey Valley Resort, Noordhoek Winter Escapes - Monkey Valley Resort

Nothing says winter escape like a log cabin!  Hidden in private alcoves within a rare milkwood forest, Monkey Valley Resort has self-catering cottages that are perfect for a winter family retreat.  Each cottage has its own unique character, expansive views over Noordhoek Beach and the resort is equipped restaurant, pub, children’s playarea, babysitting services and a safe environment for the kids or kids within us to explore.

Rates Winter 2017
2 Bedroom Cottage: R1,840 per night
3 Bedroom Cottage: R2,100 per night

Overnight Safari , Touws RiverWinter Escapes - Overnight Safari

There’s nothing like a crisp early morning in the bush, wrapped up in your winter woolies and watching wildlife from your game drive vehicle.  This is the wild within Cape Town and the kids simply thrive in this natural environment – plus there is an indoor and outdoor kids entertainment area and a Junior Ranger program and daily activities – we all know that happy children make happy parents. To keep warm large log fires warm the restaurant and bar areas and  each chalet has ‘coal’ stoves for extra warmth and coziness in winter. Look no further if you need a family escape this winter.
Hot tip: book a spa treatment at the new Tranquila Spa.

Self Drive Rates Winter 2017: R2,195 per person sharing
Children under 12:  50% off the rate

June – July Roaring Winter Special:  Save R800 on self-drive travel based on 2 people sharing for 1 Night, 2 Game Drive and 3 meals.  R1,795 pp

Roaring Winter Special Lodge Family Unit – Valid until 31 July
Includes: Welcome Drinks,  Accommodation,  Two Game Drives, Three Meals, 30 Min Spa Treatment. Price: R5,580 for 2 Adults & 2 Kids (R795 supplement for kids over 11 years)

Other Awesome Winter Escapes

All of these properties are recommended by Cape Point Route as family friendly winter escapes. Each property has an indoor fireplace for chilly winter evenings, with access to some of the finest winter activities in the south peninsula of Cape Town.



Cape Point Route loves Winter Escapes (and penguins)

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Mother’s Day Pamper

Every year Mother’s Day comes around, and no matter how much we love the moms in our lives we’ll often find ourselves at a loss as to how to show our love and appreciation.

There are some golden rules – no chores for mom, quality downtime with the family and more than likely a quiet break and time out for herself.

We have 5 moms here at Cape Point Route, and we are all big fans of getting quiet-time and treatments at the Spa.  As mother’s, the other thing we love is getting out for a stay-cation, preferably with our own moms!

Cape Point Route Spa Day

Cape Point Route Spa Day

It’s hardly surprising that we have created something we love – three fabulous 1-night spa getaways.  We think it’s the ideal mother’s day gift – and yes we have vouchers!

Mom Treat – Spa Getaways for Mother’s Day

All these fabulous escapes to spoil your mom include at least 1 night’s accommodation and breakfast and a spa treatment – some of them have even more on offer… so pick your escape and spoil your mom this Mother’s Day.

Safari Spa | 1 night | R2,940 per person sharing 

Mom’s will love this overnight Safari Spa package – combining a bush escape with a spa indulgence. The package boasts  2 game drives, dinner, luxury accommodation including breakfast, 60 minute African wood massage, 2 hour access to spa facilities, and lunch. Enquire Now 
Hot Tip – check out the Safari Spa Winter Special for June & July 2017 CLICK HERE

Sense of Sensuality | 1 Night |  R1,950 per person sharing 

Relaxation will come easily to any Mom, with this exceptional spa getaway package in Simon’s Town with the calming influence of the ocean. This “get-me-for-mom” package includes accommodation in a deluxe or classic sea facing room, 60 min spa treatment and breakfast overlooking the entire False Bay! Enquire Now

Winelands Wellness | 1 Night | R2,385 

Take your Mom to spend time at  the elegant, Erinvale Wine Estate and Spa, set among trees, overlooking a sparkling pool and the majestic Helderberg Mountains.  This treat includes bubbly, relaxing steam room session, three spa treatments, healthy spa lunch, use of indoor heated whirlpool, accommodation and Full English Breakfast. Enquire Now

Mom Treat – Spa Experiences for Mother’s Day

We also recommend some local Cape Point Route favourites for your mom.  These spas and studios are our go-to rejuvenation spaces in the ‘hood – with fantastic therapists and treatment options from manicures and pedicures, hot stone massages, facials and more. All of them offer gift vouchers for Mother’s Day.


Mother’s Day Competition

Enter our Facebook competition and Win a R500 Nuan Spa Package at Mushara Relaxation Studio including 60 min Swedish Full Body Massage and 60 min Rooibos extract Facial for your mom. Say #thankyoumom this Mother’s Day, by uploading a photo of your mom at a public space on the Cape Point Route. Entries Close: 12 May 2017 at 12 noon (SAST). Winners announced on the same day on Facebook. The judges decision is final.
Terms & Conditions Apply 

Cape Point Route loves Mother’s Day, Spa Getaways (and penguins)

Cape Point Route Spa Love

Cape Point Route Spa Love

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Winter Teambuilding

Brrr…it’s getting cold outside! When the clouds gather and rainy weather keeps you from heading outdoors, the key is to try one of these great team building activities for some indoor fun and games to chase the winter blues in the Cape away.

Team building is not limited to the outdoors, and with heaps of indoor activities to choose from, there is something for every company’s needs – whether it’s interactive cracking challenges, creative escapes, cooking up a storm or unleashing your inner Private Investigator with a murder mystery event.

Get a back up wet weather plan and host your winter team build in Cape Town for some good old fashioned team fun and motivation – do it indoors. Cape Point Route presents our top 3 Interactive, Creative and Cooking Challenges along with our top 3 Murder Mystery Challenges.

Interactive Challenges

The important thing here is to select the right activity that relates to the goals of the organization and is contextual for the business. Learning lessons that can be applied to daily work challenges is crucial and can be included in these interactive teambuilding events in Cape Town. These are perfect for Indoor Teambuilds especially over the Winter months. More..


Cooking Challenges

Food is an excellent medium for bringing people together and cooking challenges make excellent teambuilding events. By cooking, teams can discover the ingredients for a successful and effective team performance. These challenges can include a series of clue finding and activities prior to delivering that winning recipe based on presentation, teamwork and taste. Culinary cooking challenges are a fun way to get out of the office and into the kitchen for a successful teambuilding event. More..


Creative Challenges

This is a positive, productive and creative experience that encourages participants to be invested in the artwork created. Use of visual expression is a powerful conduit for awakening personalities, conversation and meaningful interaction. We provide all the essentials you need, while you bring your creativity and enjoy time with your colleagues. More..


Murder Mystery Challenges

The Murder Mystery Challenge allows  members of your corporate team to lose some of their inhibitions and relax more easily as they assume a personality role and problem solving techniques to find out “Who-did-it?!” All delegates receive a character script and tips of what clues you can reveal or conceal to cover-up potential guilt.  This is not a supper stage with professional actors… you may just find that the actors from your office have hidden personas as clues are collected, questions asked and performers attempt to prove their own innocence. More..


Strategize to Energize

Remember to meet your deadlines for booking your annual corporate events this calendar year or book early for next year. Stay in tune with the seasons to maximize your team’s performance, motivate staff or celebrate them at your yearend function.


Cape Point Route loves successful corporate events (and penguins)

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Autumn Overnight Conferencing

Ensure that you are rolling out your 2017 goals, with a corporate conference and getaway this autumn in the Western Cape. Focus on the company goals away from the office, where you won’t be distracted by day-to-day admin. Here are Cape Point Route’s 4 most popular autumn getaways with conference, overnight and optional teambuilding activity.

BEACH – Noordhoek

Conference Noordhoek Monkey Valley
Conduct your conference at the unique Monkey Valley Resort in Noordhoek, Cape Town, for an oasis of peace and fresh inspiration to meet your company objectives. Attending Conferences in a natural environment allows delegates to focus on the Agenda  followed by an optional Beach Olympics Teambuilding event on Noordhoek beach just a short walk from the venue.
Duration: 1 day/1 night
Min 10 /Max 150 delegates
Price:  From R1,695 ex vat per person

WINELANDS – Erinvale Estate

Conference Erinvale Estate
Embraced by history, surrounded by the majestic Hottentots Holland Mountains and neighbouring the magnificent Erinvale Golf Course, the Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa provides distinctive and captivating Hospitality.  Optional Conference, Spa, Golf or Teambuilding.
Duration: 1 day/1 night
Min 10 /Max 114 delegates
Price:  From R1,595 ex vat per person

COUNTRY – Old MacDaddy

Conference and Teambuilding Old MacDaddy
Old Mac Daddy is a novel trailer park situated in the Elgin Valley set on slopes of whispering pines and overlooking a lake with a majestic mountain range as the backdrop.  This is a brilliant place to bring together a team, breathe in the fresh air and get some new ideas rolling – all just one hour from Cape Town. Teambuilding activities included.
Duration: 1 day/1 night
Min 8 /Max 15 single or 30 sharing delegates
Price:  From R1,995 ex vat per person
Sunday to Thursday only

COASTAL- Simon’s Town

Conference Simon’s Town Quayside
Simons Town, just 40 km from Cape Town, is the perfect choice for your conference getaway.  Creative thinking comes easy with the breathtaking sea and mountain views on offer.  The recommended (optional) Amazing Race teambuilding event gives delegates an opportunity to get to know their collegues in a fun and strategic way while exploring the streets of Simons Town.
Duration: 1 day/1 night
Min 10 /Max 50 delegates
Price:  From R1,445 ex vat per person

Strategize to Energize

Remember to meet your deadlines for booking your annual corporate events this calendar year or book early for next year. Stay in tune with the seasons to maximize your team’s performance, motivate staff or celebrate them at your yearend function.


Cape Point Route loves successful corporate events (and penguins)

Cape Point Route are specialists in the south peninsula of Cape Town – we live, work and play here and are passionate about the area, it’s conservation and it’s surrounds.

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Cape Point Route – celebrating penguins since 2004

Many people are surprised that penguins live in Africa – our visitors think of Africa  as being home to lions and giraffe, but not penguins.  However when you visit Cape Town, you  should visit the African Penguin Colony at Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town. Cape Point Route has been celebrating and promoting penguins since 2004 and we invite you to join our penguin party and protect them.

Take a look at this Throwback image of the Boulders Beach Lodge and Cape Point Route stand at the Indaba Travel Trade Show in Durban in 2004! Boulders is a great accommodation establishment close to the penguin colony, however accommodation in Simon’s Town is plentiful with a choice that suits everyone’s needs. Simon’s Town is a maritime naval town and home to the African Penguin colony at Boulders Beach where humans and penguins share the sand and the sea.

Indaba Travel Trade Show - Durban 2004

Indaba Travel Trade Show – Durban 2004

Sally’s much loved and well-travelled hand-bag, Pablo-the-Penguin, is a regular visitor to Durban and has explored Southern Africa, continually creating awareness for his African penguin pals and their vulnerable status in conservation terms.

Pablo - the travelling Penguin

Pablo – the travelling penguin handbag

In 2004, Cape Point Route assisted Boulders Beach Lodge and the Simon’s Town Community to host the very first Simon’s Town Penguin Festival to raise awareness of the plight of the endangered African Penguin.  This festival is held annually in Sept/October.


Penguin Festival 2004

Cape Point Route loves wine – almost as much as we love penguins. Life is better with both.  We should do a big SHOUT OUT here to the ab-fab Cape Point Vineyards, wine of origin from the Cape Peninsula, and the annual sponsors of wine at the Cape Point Route wine function at Indaba since 2004.  Thank you.  This award-winning estate is worth a stop when visiting the Cape Point Route – for wine tasting, their incredible restaurant or the community market held on a Thursday evening in summer. Read more about the estate here.

Cape Point Route Penguins with Cape Point Vineyards Wine

Cape Point Route Penguins with Cape Point Vineyards Wine

We also highly recommend doing a wine tour, whilst visiting the Cape Region.  You don’t have to drink wine to do a wine tour, you can bike the winelands, photograph the magnificent scenery or even travel by Vintage WWII sidecar through the vineyards!  Cape Point Route loves going places, and having fun doing it.  Cape Sidecar Adventures is one of our favourite methods of transport, especially when getting to Cape Point and visiting the penguins at Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town on the tour.

Cape Point Route penguins and Cape Sidecar Adventures

Cape Point Route penguins and Cape Sidecar Adventures

False Bay is our watery home and there is no better way to see the penguins than by sea kayak! Seeing these amazing birds from the water, invites you to their aquatic world and their amazing swimming abilities. If paddling is not your thing, you can also take a boat trip from Simon’s Town harbour and view the penguins.

Cape Point Route sea kayaking with the penguins

Cape Point Route sea kayaking with the penguins

Cape Point Route loves World Penguin Day and penguins

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World Penguin Day – 25 April 2017

Welcome to ‘the penguin kingdom’ where, with their cartoon good looks, cute antics, cool disposition and celebrated ‘happy feet’, there’s plenty to celebrate. For the record, penguins are a group of aquatic, flightless birds. They live almost exclusively in the southern hemisphere. 25 April is observed as World Penguin Day. The day was created to promote the health and conservation of these amazing creatures.

Here are some interesting penguin facts for World Penguin Day.

It is generally agreed by scientists that there are 17 species of penguins alive today, all of which live in the southern half of the globe. The most northerly penguins are Galapagos penguins which occasionally poke their heads north of the equator. 13 of these species are threatened or endangered.

Penguins are one of about 40 species of flightless birds. Other flightless birds include rheas, cassowaries, kiwis, ostriches and emus. While they can’t fly through the air with their flippers, many penguin species take to the air when they leap from the water onto the ice. Just before taking flight, they release air bubbles from their feathers. This cuts the drag on their bodies, allowing them to double or triple their swimming speed quickly and launch into the air.

Like other birds, penguins don’t have teeth. Instead they use their beak to grab and hold wiggling prey and have backward-facing fleshy spines that line the inside of their mouths & beak to help them get a good grip. These help them guide their fishy meals down their throat.

Penguins are carnivores: they feed on fish, squid, crabs, krill and other seafood they catch while swimming. During the summer, an active, medium-sized penguin will eat about 1 kilogram of food each day

Penguins’ unique colouring is called counter-shading. To predators looking down from above, the penguins’ black backs help them blend into the dark ocean. To predators looking up from underwater, the penguin’s white belly blends in against the light sky and snow. This helps them avoid predators, and hunt for fish unseen.

Penguin nesting areas are called “rookeries” and may contain thousands of pairs of birds. Each penguin has a distinct call, which allows individual penguins to find their mates and chicks even in the largest groups. (and they are really good listeners!)

Eating so much seafood means drinking a lot of saltwater, but penguins have a way to remove it. The supraorbital gland, located just above their eye, filters salt from their bloodstream, which is then excreted through the bill—or by sneezing! But this doesn’t mean they chug seawater to quench their thirst: penguins drink meltwater from pools and streams and eat snow for their hydration fix.

Another adaptive gland—the oil (also called preen) gland—produces waterproofing oil. Penguins spread this across their feathers to insulate their bodies and reduce friction when they glide through the water. Penguins spend several hours a day preening or caring for their feathers. If penguins don’t keep them well maintained, their feathers would not stay waterproof.

Feathers are quite important to penguins living around Antarctica during the winter. Penguins have more feathers than most other birds, averaging approximately 70 feathers per square inch. Emperor penguins have the highest feather density of any bird, at 100 feathers per square inch. In fact, the surface feathers can get even colder than the surrounding air, helping to keep the penguin’s body stays warm.

Penguins molt, or lose their feathers, once a year – the official term is a “catastrophic molt”. They always molt on land or ice and until they grow new waterproof coats, they are unable to go into the water. Most birds molt a few at a time throughout the year, but penguins lose them all at once. They can’t swim and fish without feathers, so they fatten themselves up beforehand to survive the 2–3 weeks it takes to replace them as they can lose about half their body weight during this time.

A group of penguins in the water is called a ‘raft’ – a group of penguins on land is called a waddle. Other collective nouns for penguins include: rookery, colony, and huddle.

How can you help?


Help save this highly endangered species by ‘adopting’ a penguin today.
SANCCOB’s adoption programme is a pay-it-forward system. You make a donation towards our work by adopting and naming an African penguin that has, or will be, rehabilitated and released back into the wild by our dedicated staff. ‘Adopt’ and name a wild penguin – or choose one of SANCCOB’s home pen birds which live permanently at SANCCOB because they cannot survive in the wild …

Your donation helps cover the cost of fish, medication, water and other essentials. Because SANCCOB’s objective is to release as many of our rescued seabirds back into the wild as possible, you will not be able to visit or view ‘your’ penguin during rehabilitation, or track its movements after release.

You will however play a vital role in saving an African penguin … and give your adopted bird the chance to live a natural life in the wild, where it belongs.

Adopt a penguin today:

Cape Point Route has been celebrating penguins since 2004…read our penguin journey here and have a giggle at some of our penguin antics in pictures.

Visit Boulders Beach African Penguin colony in Simon’s Town to see these amazing birds.
Stay near the penguins in a choice of Simon’s Town Accommodation establishments.
Sea Kayak to the penguins – a fun activity on the water.

Cape Point Route loves World Penguin Day (we just love penguins)

Cape Point Route are specialists in the south peninsula of Cape Town – we live, work and play here and are passionate about the area, it’s conservation and it’s surrounds.

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Top 10 Reasons to go Autumn Camping in the Cape

At Cape Point Route we love autumn (and penguins) and it’s a favourite time of year to go camping. “Too cold?”, you ask – don’t worry – it’s not that cold or that wet, go with a little bit of preparation and the right gear to the right place… and you’ll extend your summer, beat the crowds and have star-filled nights to carry you into winter. Read on for the top 10 reasons to go Autumn Camping in the Cape AND the top 3 tented camps.

Silvermine Nature Reserve

Silvermine Nature Reserve

Extend your summer

Booking a campsite near the end of summer, makes it so much easier to commit and the best part is that it will extend your summer, when all your friends are stuck at home.

The weather

Cape Town has glorious autumn weather – there’s not often much wind, rain could be intermittent but the traditional Cape Town cold fronts seldom settle in during the autumn months so the days tend to be warm or crisp and the evenings chilly without Jack Frost arriving on your doorstep.  The days average 18C so perfect temperatures for hiking and activities, whilst bundling up at night is super cozy.

The scenery

Autumn colours start coming out – the lush greens evolve into reds, yellows, golds and browns – “fall foliage”. The clear, wind-free days provide fresh air for fabulous photos, there are incredible sunsets (and sunrises)

Fewer crowds

When the days get shorter and the nights get chillier, fewer people venture outdoors, so these are those magical days when you hike the beauty of Table Mountain and have it all to yourselves. Camps are less likely to be full and there is less chance of sharing the cooking facilities.

Getting cozy

Putting on your beanie and creating a warm haven inside your tent. Creeping up to the roaring fire and rotating body parts towards the heat.  Drinking steaming hot coffee or hot chocolate never tasted so good.  With the right clothes and gear, cooler temperatures make autumn camping more comfortable and more cozy than in mid-summer.


With no wind restrictions – fires are allowed! Yay – there is nothing quite like sitting around a warm and toasty campfire with friends and family and toasting marshmallows. A fire is so inviting and brings the promise of fireside stories

Less bugs

Whilst Cape Town is not notorious for bugs, the cooler days mean there are fewer mosquitoes or nagging insects so life is just better outdoors.

Outdoor cooking

Hearty, healthy comfort food is completely on the menu! Comfort staples are necessary in the great outdoors!  And although there are fully equipped kitchens, there is nothing like cooking over an open fire – and the added bonus, if you make a mess there is not a lot to clean up!

The night sky

In autumn, more stars become visible earlier in the evening and you’ll have a greater chance at seeing them shining brightly in the sky and the air is crisper and clearer than in summer. Look out for Orion, the Southern Cross and other common constellations. You may even spot a falling star-don’t forget to make a wish!

Tented camps

Each Eco-Friendly camp can accommodate a maximum of 12 guests in 2 sleeper (One 4-sleeper tent at Orangekloof).  All camps offer hot water, comfortable beds, open fires, fully equipped self-catering communal kitchens/dining areas and communal bathrooms (Smitswinkel has en-suite bathrooms). All camps are easily accessible by car and have dedicated parking areas or by hiking trail  as the tented camps were designed and built as base camps for the Hoerikwaggo Trail.

Reasons we love these tented camps – especially in autumn

  • You don’t have to pitch a tent – they are permanent structures
  • They have real beds and real linen
  • You can drive there
  • The communal outdoor ablutions are gorgeous
  • Hot tip – Smitswinkel tented camp has en-suite bathrooms.

 Top 3 Tented Camps in Cape Town

Orangekloof Tented Camp

Experience this unique accommodation at Orange Kloof Tented Camp in Hout Bay, nestled among an ancient Afromontane forest. Fall asleep under a canopy of stars, listening to the Disa River and an owl hooting, waking to a bird chorus – it doesn’t get better than this. Orange Kloof tented camp in Hout Bay has always been a special piece of paradise.  R395 per person sharing. Enquire now

Slangkop Tented Camp

Nestled within indigenous Milkwoods, no more than 100m from the sea, this marine-themed tented camp is the perfect location to watch the sun sink in the Atlantic Ocean. Situated at the edge of the quaint village of Kommetjie, the camp offers a nature-based experience with the convenience of shops and restaurants close by. R395 per person sharing. Enquire Now

Smitswinkel Tented Camp

This is another “touching the earth lightly” camp built by SANparks. Located close to the entrance gate to the Cape of Good Hope section of Table Mountain National Park – it is set in the shadows of a weathered Flowering Gum plantation. All tents are en-suite with a kitchenette. The communal boma has additional facilities.  R465 per person sharing. Enquire Now

Cape Point Route loves camping (and penguins)

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Adopt two penguins for Valentine’s Day

The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) has a Valentine’s Day gift that is sure to win your lovebird’s affections this year. For the month of February, you can adopt and name a pair of endangered African penguins. Penguins mate for life, so what better way of showing your devotion while helping to save a species.

Numbers of African penguins are dwindling, with less than 23 000 breeding pairs remaining in the wild. Due to their rapid decline, they were officially classified as endangered in 2010. Established in 1968, SANCCOB admits approximately 1 500 ill, injured, abandoned and oiled African penguins to its seabird centres in the Western and Eastern Cape every year. These penguins and other seabirds are admitted with the help of conservation partners and compassionate members of the public. Once admitted, SANCCOB’s dedicated staff and volunteers ensure that each bird gets the best possible care until they are ready for release back into the wild.

Some may say that penguins are a universal symbol of true and lasting love; despite their bond to remain together, various factors threaten their survival, including a decrease in food supply, lack of suitable habitat, predation, pollution and climate change.

This Valentine’s, the public can help save the endangered African penguin by adopting and naming two penguins from SANCCOB. Adoption costs are R600 (for an email pack) or R700 (for a postage pack) and include two penguin pictures, a short history of each penguin and a special thank you letter from your adopted penguins. Your donation helps to buy fish, medication and other essentials needed to rehabilitate our penguin patients. 

Visit to put your life-saving donation to good work and your lovebird will be ‘flipping’ with joy to receive this unique Valentine’s Day gift.
Please note that delivery is seven working days within South Africa and up to 14 working days across borders. Hurry, this romantic gift adoption promotion ends on 28 February 2017.

Cape Point Route loves Penguins 

Cape Point Route are specialists in the south peninsula of Cape Town – we live, work and play here and are passionate about the area, it’s conservation and it’s surrounds.

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Strategize to Energize – Plan your 2017 Corporate Calendar

Let Cape Point Route assist you with planning your corporate calendar to Strategize and Energize your team throughout 2017.

The corporate year holds more than just the initial strategic planning sessions Book your conferences, mid-year breaks, teambuilds, spouse programmes and a Year End Function.

Allow your team to regroup and focus on the year ahead by arranging an outdoor teambuilding event whilst the Cape Town weather smiles on the Mother City. Try some of these ideas to get started!


Roll out your 2017 with a corporate conference and getaway. Focus on the company goals away from the office, where you won’t be distracted by day-to-day admin. Check out some of these gorgeous getaways!


A mid-year team mobilization is a great way to keep the spirits high in the Cape Town winter months. There are heaps of indoor activities available to motivate the team under cloudy skies.


Getting out of the office for a fun teambuild, enables employees to relate to each other in different ways. Breaking out of their office personalities can generate meaningful, creative ideas. Inspire and motivate your team.


Wrap up the year with a bang and celebrate your success. This could be a themed event, group activity or an extravaganza with the team.  Have a look at these popular events to give you some ideas for your yearend planning.


Cape Point Route loves successful corporate events (and penguins)

Cape Point Route are specialists in the south peninsula of Cape Town – we live, work and play here and are passionate about the area, it’s conservation and it’s surrounds.

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