Cape Point Route is serving the British Royal Navy!

In May 2013, the HMS Argyle , a British Royal Navy frigate arrived in Simon’s Town harbour and Cape Point Route was honoured to be asked to assist with their AT (Adventure Training) requirements whilst the ship was in the harbour.

HMS Argyle- Barbara and Sally visiting the ship

HMS Argyle- Barbara and Sally visiting the ship

Since then,  Cape Point Route has assisted the HMS Richmond (Nov 2013); the HMS Portland (April 2014);  the HMS Iron Duke  & the HMS Protector (Sept 2014) and the HMS Dragon (Feb 2015) with AT and Leisure activities.

The HMS Lancaster

The HMS Lancaster

This August the HMS Lancaster will be arriving in Simon’s Town to refresh, refuel and repair after months in the Atlantic Ocean.   This beautiful ship is a Duke Class Type 23 frigate of the Royal Navy and she was launched on 24 May 1990 and is known as the Queen’s Frigate.

Some interesting facts about the HMS Lancaster:

The HMS Lancaster leaving Portsmouth

The HMS Lancaster leaving Portsmouth

  • She is one of the few stag ships in the Royal Navy fleet, and although she has some female officers, the mess decks are men only!
  • This versatile multi-role ship can typically be deployed drug-busting in the Caribbean
  • She is currently on Atlantic Patrol Tasking – providing ongoing protection & reassurance to British interests in the Atlantic.

    Able seaman Sam Scott models the Royal Navy's new uniform onboard HMS Lancaster in Portsmouth

    Able seaman Sam Scott models the Royal Navy’s new uniform onboard HMS Lancaster in Portsmouth

  • On 21 March 2015,Lancaster became the first ship in the Royal Navy to deploy with the navy’s new uniform and Wildcat
  • The crew of theLancaster gathered on the deck of the vessel to spell the word sister, as a present from the Royal Navy, on the birth of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge on 2 May 2015

    The HMS Lancaster celebrates the royal baby

    The HMS Lancaster celebrates the royal baby

Cape Point Route is once again servicing the Royal Navy and looking after the lads on board to ensure that they enjoy their visit to Cape Town.   The sailors are looking forward to participating in a variety of Recreational Accommodation, Overnight Packages, Tours and Activities organized for them by Cape Point Route, which include amongst others.

We look forward to welcoming the HMS Lancaster to Simon’s Town and providing a right royal welcome.

Barbara and Lauren on board the HMS Dragon

Barbara and Lauren on board the HMS Dragon

Cape Point Route welcomes the British Royal Navy!

Barbara and Sally with the HMS Richmond

Barbara and Sally with the HMS Richmond

Cape Point Route also offers day tourspackagesaccommodationactivities and car hire in Cape Town’s south peninsula in addition to teambuilding events in Cape Town. Call 021 789 0093 or visit www.capepointroute.co.za

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