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From Cape Town: Table Mountain and Cape of Good Hope Tour

1. From Cape Town: Table Mountain and Cape of Good Hope Tour

After you have been picked up from your accommodation, we will go straight to Table Mountain. It's known to be one of the seven wonders of Nature in the world. The flatness on top is attributed to the Glasius when the mountain was at sea level. Tectonic plates pushed the mountain to 1067m above sea level. Next we will continue to Chapman’s Peak Drive. Approximately 10 km long with 114 curves. Get your cameras ready, as we will drive through one of the top ten scenic drives in the world and stop for photos. Afterward, we will pass through the town of Noordhoek. Known for its locally roasted coffee and some sweet pastries. This is a perfect stop for coffee lovers and those with a sweet tooth. Next, we will go to Boulders Beach. Here you will see the African Penguins in their Natural Habitat. Afterward, we will continue to Cape Point Nature Reserve. First, we will stop at Cape Point, where you will visit the lighthouse. The lighthouse can be entered in two ways. Either you walk up and down or you can take the funicular. The final stop will be at the Cape of Good Hope, which is The Most South-Western Point on the African Continent.

Cape Town: The Cape Point Instagram Small Group Tour

2. Cape Town: The Cape Point Instagram Small Group Tour

Embark on a fun-filled day tour in Cape Town - one of the most unique cities in the world with beautiful ocean and mountainous drives, spectacular landscapes and iconic heritage monuments. This tour is designed for those who wish to visit the most iconic and picturesque sites throughout the city. On top of snapping some Instagram-worthy pictures, you'll learn about the Cape Town culture and history behind those sites. Your guide will be available to take pictures for you while you strike the perfect pose. Visit the colourful houses in the Cape Malay Quarter known as the Bo Kaap and learn about its heritage and cultures. Drive along the Atlantic Seaboard with the oceans on one side and the mountains on the other and stop at Maiden's Cove with 12 Apostles as a backdrop. Take a boat to Seal Island to visit the Seals colony. Stop over at the viewpoint along Chapmans Peak drive, one of the most scenic routes in the world. Visit Boulders Penguins colony and take a selfie with these enchanting sea creatures. A trip to the Cape of Good Hope affords you not only a photo opportunity but also to learn about the history of this monumental nature reserve. You may encounter a baboon, so please take care not to venture too closely as these are wild animals and may be dangerous. Then take the Funicular to the Cape Point Lighthouse and see where the Two Ocean Currents meet. End off the day with a snapshot in front of the coloured huts on St. James Beachfront. Drop off will be between 6:00 and 6:30 PM.

Cape Town: Lion's Head Sunrise or Sunset Hike

3. Cape Town: Lion's Head Sunrise or Sunset Hike

Meet your guide at the Lion's Head Hike - Starting Point. There is parking along Signal Hill Road if you arriving by car. Embark on the route to the summit, climbing 400 meters along the steep and rocky path. Keeping a slow and steady pace, take time to enjoy the views and photo opportunities en route. Enjoy views of the city and the Atlantic Ocean at the summit with snacks and coffee provided before heading back down the mountain to the meeting point.

2-Day Glamping Safari Big5 South African Wildlife Tour

4. 2-Day Glamping Safari Big5 South African Wildlife Tour

Leave Cape Town or Stellenbosch early in the morning on Day 1 of your tour and trade the silhouette of Table Mountain for the scenery of the Garden Route. Enjoy the scenic route along the way to the 3,500 hectare Botlierskop private game reserve. Located in a malaria-free area, the reserve is home to an abundance of wildlife including four of the Big Five, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, and more than 200 bird species. Spot some of the wild animals native to the region from the back of an open-top 4x4 vehicle and keep your eyes peeled for lion, elephant, buffalo, and rhino sightings. Leopards are nocturnal hunters, evasive, and not contained by fences so it's unlikely to see them during these game drives. After the 2-hour game drive, it's time for an up close and personal encounter with nature on a short bush walking safari. Hop off the safari vehicle, following your game ranger as you look for wildlife through the coastal renosterveldt and Cape fynbos. After an hour's walk, you'll reach Oudtshoorn and the Buffelsdrift Game Lodge – an unexpected oasis that wows from the first glimpse. In the heart of the Klein Karoo, luxe canvas tents are decked out with all the creature comforts, including a beautiful claw-footed bath, rustic outdoor shower, and an inviting king-sized bed. Wooden balconies overlook the dam where hippos wallow languidly in the glassy water. On the horizon line, giraffes snack on the tops of tall trees as the sun dips below the horizon. Take in the calm veld surroundings as you lounge at the pool deck amongst giant aloe vera, framing your perfect view of the birds and game that visit the water's edge at sunset. After breakfast on Day 2, jump straight into the thick of the Klein Karoo bush and set out on an open-top 2-hour 4x4 safari drive to seek out more of the local wildlife. Your expert guide and ranger will help spot wildlife and share some of nature’s secrets while teaching you about the region’s fauna and flora. This bush drive focuses more on getting close to nature and pointing out insects, plants, seeds, and smaller mammals as the reserve is not home to many big game species. Nevertheless, look out for buffalo, giraffe, kudu, porcupine, and meerkat from the open-air jeep. Join rangers on an optional Elephant Bush Walk to have the opportunity to walk alongside three rescued elephants on their morning stroll to the nearby waterhole (own expense). Learn about these gentle giants – easily the largest land mammals on earth – under the watchful eye of the elephant guides as you walk beside them. End the day with a drive along Route 62, the longest wine route in the world. Soak in the beauty of the high mountains, twisting passes, and rugged Karoo plains, during this 5 to 6-hour journey (with extra rest stops and subject to traffic) before arriving in Cape Town or Stellenbosch by late evening.

Cape Town: E-Bike Cape Peninsula Tour

5. Cape Town: E-Bike Cape Peninsula Tour

After a short safety briefing, you will begin riding south to the Cape of Good Hope. This area is a world-renowned landmark, and contains monuments in honor of two of the world's most famous explorers: Vasco da Gama and Bartolomeu Dias. On your way, observe over 250 species of birds, baboons, ostriches, bucks, and the Cape Mountain Zebra. You will then head to Cape Point where you will get off your bike to travel to the lighthouse, where you will have some leisure time and eventually lunch at a local restaurant (not included). Once you’ve made the most of Cape Point, you will ride your bike back north to where you started to get back in the vehicle for the last attraction of the day. You will have the option to visit the penguins at Boulders Beach in the charming coastal town of Simon’s Town. There you will be able to observe them coming back from the ocean, basking on the beach, or just resting in their nest, from a non-intrusive platform above the floor.

Cape Town: City Tour with a Local Guide

6. Cape Town: City Tour with a Local Guide

Get a local's expert insight into the top attractions of Cape Town and its surroundings on a half-day sightseeing tour. Learn fascinating facts about the Mother City and some of its impressive monuments, including the 17th-century Castle of Good Hope, built by the Dutch East India Company on the outskirts of the CBD (Central Business District).   Explore the lively Cape Malay district of Bo-Kaap, characterized by its colorful cottages and cobbled streets. Delve deeper into South Africa's history at the South African Museum in Company Gardens, where you will also find the parliament building and statues of many of the nation's past leaders.   Visit the Blue Flag beaches of the Clifton and Camps Bay areas, just a few minutes from the city center. Discover where the Noon Gun salute is fired on Signal Hill. Ride the cable car up Table Mountain, or get an amazing view of the iconic mountain from the Table View suburb.

Cape Town: Jeep Dune Adventure Tour with Sandboarding

7. Cape Town: Jeep Dune Adventure Tour with Sandboarding

Get ready for a fun day exploring the Atlantis Dunes in an open-top Jeep Wrangler. Your tour starts off at the entrance of The Witzands Aquifer Nature Reserve where the vehicles and drivers will be waiting to greet you. After the introduction and briefing, you will choose your jeep and the adventure kicks off. Be sure that your adrenaline will start flowing when you get close and see the dunes.  Experience the beautiful scenery of the dunes while the experienced drivers take you to the various points of interest in the dunes. Look out for some buck and learn more about how the dunes were formed. After the driving experience, find a high dune for some dune jumping and photos. Table Mountain makes the perfect backdrop on a clear day. From there, head back to base camp for some lunch and chill time.

Cape Town: Guided Sightseeing Tour and Cape of Good Hope

8. Cape Town: Guided Sightseeing Tour and Cape of Good Hope

We will depart from your Hotel at 08h30 and drive through the City Center to Bo-Kaap to learn more about the history of the color houses and take same photos. Our second stop will be Table Mountain where we will take a cable car up to the top of the Mountain to enjoy the beautiful view of the City from the mountain top. Maidan Cove is known for its magnificent view of the Atlantic Ocean, Camps Bay and the Twelve Apostol's Mountains, here you can take beautiful photos to create your memories. We will then proceed through Camps Bay and have a stop at Haunt Bay harbor to take an optional 45 minutes boat trip to Seal Island which will cost R100 per person. The tour will then proceed to the most scenic Chapman's Peak Drive, we will stop at the viewing point to take photos and enjoy the scenic views of this beautiful place and then start the most amazing driving experience with breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean. We will have an optional stop for a cup to coffee at Farm Village and then proceed to Simons Town to learn about "Just Nuisance" the only dog that has ever been enlisted in the South African Navy, explore the town and its history of Navy and not forgetting visiting Penguins in Boulders Beach. The tour will proceed to our last destination which is Cape Point/Cape of Good Hope where you have an opportunity to visit Cape Point Lighthouse. You can either take a funicular to the lighthouse or take a steep walking path which is a short distance. Here you will enjoy the nature at its best, from birds, baboons, and many more other animals, the spectacular view of the nature is also amazing. We will also have the opportunity to see wild animals like Baboons, Ostrich, Elands and others that live in Cape of Good Hope National Park. Please Note: Entrance fee to Boulders, Penguins - R170 Per person Entrance fee to Cape of Good Hope National Park - R360 per person Table Mountain Cable Car fee also not Included. You are invited to bring your family, your friends, you colleagues and most importantly, bring your Camera. Lets go have fun.

Cape Town: Electric Bike Tour on Table Mountain

9. Cape Town: Electric Bike Tour on Table Mountain

Explore the best of Cape Town on a fun full-day e-bike tour. See this beautiful and vibrant city the most exciting way, on two wheels. Meet your guide, receive your helmet, and get an instructional session on how to use the electric bike. Start your adventure on the lower slopes, at the Rhodes Memorial. Cycle to the King’s Block house and around the slopes of the Devil’s Peak. Jump a cable car to the top of Table Mountain and enjoy the ride. Make sure to bring your camera as you don’t want to miss the perfect photo opportunity at the top.

Garden Route 5-Day Tour and Addo Elephant Park Safari

10. Garden Route 5-Day Tour and Addo Elephant Park Safari

Get back to nature on a 5-day tour of the beautiful Garden Route and look for wildlife in nature reserves including Tsitsikamma National Park and Addo Elephant Park. Day 1: (D) Depart Cape Town and head towards Oudtshoorn in the semi-desert of Little Karoo with a stop at Ronnie’s sex shop for a refreshing drink! Explore the magnificent Cango Caves and visit an ostrich farm, where you can try to ride one! Spend the night in Oudtshoorn and enjoy a delicious ostrich braai dinner. Day 2: (D) Cross the mountain range to reach the coast and famous Garden Route. Get panoramic views from the Map of Africa lookout before visiting the charming town of Knysna. Continue through Plettenberg Bay to spend the night at Storms River village. Day 3: (B, D) Get back to nature in Tsitsikamma National Park. Walk the coastal route to the hanging bridge over Storms River Mouth. Continue to Addo Elephant National Park to spot huge elephant herds, antelope species and more. Alternatively, go straight to the surfing capital of South Africa at Jeffrey’s Bay, where you will spend the night. Day 4: (B, D) Head back towards the Garden Route to brave the world's highest bungee at Bloukrans. Enjoy a night in luxury accommodation at the Garden Route Game Lodge (guesthouse option). Go for a late afternoon safari drive to look for rhinos, lions, buffalo, cheetahs, and antelopes. Day 5: (B) Take an early morning safari drive to look for animals when they are most active. Depart for Hermanus, where Southern Right whales have returned after almost 50 years of being near extinct. Arrive in Cape Town in the late afternoon via the stunning False Bay coastline.  

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4.9 / 5

based on 336 reviews

Our guides, Wellington and Edward, we so professional and caring. They coordinated the group, made allowances for what started as a rainy day but got better with time. We had the best time ever and learnt so much about every bit of the beautiful vista we saw on the way and at our stops. The e-bikes were good and we became confident quickly with their guidance and safety tips. Of course we had many laughs along the way!! Cheers to this exceptional team and thanks for an unforgettable and breathtaking tour! It’s highly recommended!!

Honestly this is a must do whilst in Cape Town, our guide Wellington, he made the tour a special one, this is something you look back at and think wow yes that was so amazing

Had an amazing morning doing this climb! fatima was very supportive, particularly to my friend who is scared of heights. really recommend this walk!!

Great experience, the trip is wonderful and the places are amazing! Samora is an excellent guide!

The tour was amazing considering it was raining. Our tour guide was just amazing (Marshall)