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Conference excursion on the afternoon of the 19th November.

Hike to the top of Lion's Head led by Peter Dunsby (no cost, but some energy required)

Transport to the start of the hike will leave UCT Campus (outside RW James Building) at 12.30.
This two hour hike takes you to the top of one of Cape Town's iconic peaks, providing spectacular views across the Atlantic beaches and Table Mountain. You need to be moderately fit. Please make sure you bring plenty of water, wear a hat and put on sunscreen. The route of the hike can be found here. After the hike you will be taken back to the Baxter Restaurant at around 4pm. The bus to Suikerbossie Restaurant will leave from the Baxter Restaurant at 6pm.

Cape Point Tour run by Cape Town Day Tours (cost R250)
The Cape Point tour will leave the Baxter Restaurant at 2pm and begin by heading over Constantia Neck towards Hout Bay. From there we then head off over the iconic pass of Chapman’s Peak, where this portion of the drive offers the opportunity to take some amazing photos.
The tour then continues along the coast line towards the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve where you may catch sight of the Cape Point Big 5 (Zebra, Ostrich, Bontebok, Eland and the formidably misbehaving Baboons).
We spend roughly 2hrs at this most southern/westerly tip of the African Continent, where the two currents meet (Atlantic and Indian Oceans).You may take the funicular (own account) to the light house and capture some spectacular views of False Bay. Visit the arts and craft shops or spend your time watching the Baboons try and steal people’s meals from the restaurant.
We then head off round the opposite side of the Peninsula towards the Naval Base of Simon’s Town and Boulders Beach, where we make a point of stopping at Boulders to see the African colony of Jackass Penguins.
The final part of the Cape Point tour take us for a closer look at False Bay passing through some quaint coastal villages, e.g Fish Hoek and Kalk Bay. We then start our climb up Boyes Drive.
Along Boyes we take a short break and once again admire some spectacular scenery whilst also looking out for Southern Right Whales and Great White Sharks. The tour finishes at Suikerbossie Restaurant for the Banquet.