Eco Sunset Cheese & Wine Trips
Take a 2 hour sunset cruise along the shores of Walker Bay. Admire the beautiful coastline, spot all the local marine life while you sit back and sample a selection of locally produced fine cheese and wine.
Sunset on The Ivanhoe
Walker Bay Sunset
Dissecting of Kelp - Red bait found.
Cape Fur Seals - Enjoying the last of the sun!
Enjoy sampling local cheese & wine!
Marine Birds - Return to land before night fall.
Last light across the Harbour
The name Danger Point says it all. This beautiful but treacherous peninsula on the southern point of Walker Bay was already as early as 16 May 1488 dubbed Ponte de Sao Brandao by Bartholomew Dias and his expedition, referring to the many reefs and rocks under the surface that made it one of the most dangerous sea routes in the world in those years. Few other coasts boast the dubious reputation for being the final resting place of many ships and the place where the Flying Dutchman was spotted the first time. Today, the 18,3 m tall octagonal lighthouse with its revolving electrical light emitting three flashes every 40 seconds, serves as a powerful warning and commemoration to the thousands of lives claimed by this stretch of sea over the centuries.
Angry Sea off Danger Point
Some ships wreck without a trace and are quickly forgotten; nobody talks or writes about them; just another blank spot in history. Other ships go down and are world news the next day. Geographical spots are named after them and they stay in the collective mind forever. Nearby Waenhuiskrans, a fishing village on a secluded small bay, to the east of Danger Point, is now know as Arniston, after the Arniston that wrecked there in 19th century. The HMS Birkenhead is another ship that lives on in the minds of people. She struck a rock, 1 km out in sea from Danger Point. The fact that the rock was later named after the unfortunate ship, is only a very modest tribute: it is a submerged rock and its presence can only be noticed from shore by the waves that break over it.
Selection of Food Platters - Private Charters
Enjoy sampling a platter of cheese produced by the Klein River cheese factory. The factory can be found nestled on the banks of the Klein River, surrounded by lush green hills and mountains. They use Jersey and Ayrshire milk collected from 2 neighboring farms to produce a selection of 13 types of cheese.
Taste a selection of wine from the Raka wine estate. The Raka brand was named after Piet Dreyer's black fishing vessel. Piet's first love has always been the sea. For some 36 years he braved the storms and challenges of the coast, ever in search of the best catch. It is with the same passion that the Dreyer family now pursue the art of wine making.
What you may also see
- Dolphins, Cape Fur Seals
- Bryde's & Humpback Whales
- Minke & False Killer Whales
- The African Penguin