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From Cape Town: Cape Point and Boulders Beach Full-Day Tour

1. From Cape Town: Cape Point and Boulders Beach Full-Day Tour

Discover Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope on this guided day trip from Cape Town. Marvel at the beauty of nature as you stop at Boulders Beach to spot whales, ostrich, and other animals it shelters. The full-day tour leaves Cape Town in the morning for the spectacular landscapes of the Cape Peninsula. Enjoy a scenic drive to Boulders Beach through Muizenberg and Fish Hoek. Stop to see the penguins at Boulders Beach before heading to Cape Point, in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Be on the lookout for antelope, ostrich and other game. Scan the ocean for whales during the Cape's whale season (July-November). Enjoy lunch (at your own expense) before joining the optional hike from Cape Point to the Cape of Good Hope headland (medium fitness required). Sit back and enjoy the coastal drive back to Cape Town, taking in spectacular views from the Ou Kaapse Weg mountain pass.

Cape Town: Penguins & Cape of Good Hope Half Day Shared Tour

2. Cape Town: Penguins & Cape of Good Hope Half Day Shared Tour

Soon after pick up we will drive along the M5 and connect with the M4 via Muizenberg, St. James and Fish Hoek beaches located along the scenic False Bay coastline on our way to Boulder's Beach Penguins Colony. Passing through Muizenberg beach we will see the stretch of attractive colourful beach huts in the distance. Your tour guide will stop at St. James Beach for a few minutes to allow for some fun-filled photos with the colourful beach huts. We drive past Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek and Simon's Town beaches. We will stop at Boulder's Beach to visit the African Penguins colony and take a walk along the boardwalk to the official penguins colony location to see the penguins in their natural habitat. Boulder's penguins colony is home to approximately 3000 African Penguins who spend their days frolicking in the False Bay waters and parading on the granite Boulders. Our tour culminates with the highlight of the day: The Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point Nature Reserve. Take your photo behind the Cape of Good Hope name board and explore the nature reserve whilst the tour guide shares stories about the Bartholomew Dias and Vasco Da Gama beacons. See many a fauna and flora such as fynbos (fine bush), over 250 species of birds including ostriches, as well as buck, baboons and the Cape mountain zebra. Our return route is via the scenic coastal Old Cape Road back to Cape Town. Upon our arrival back in Cape Town visitors will be dropped off at the same pick up point where they were collected in the morning.

Cape Town: Private Full-Day Cape of Good Hope Tour

3. Cape Town: Private Full-Day Cape of Good Hope Tour

Discover the highlights of the Cape Peninsula on a private trip from Cape Town. Be camera-ready as you visit spots like the Cape of Good Hope, Chapman's Peak, Cape Point, Camps Bay, Llandudno, and more. Enjoy optional activities like an ostrich farm visit, wine tasting, and a cruise to Seal Island. Following pickup directly from your address in Cape Town, meet your personal guide for the day. If this is your first time in Cape Town, start with a 30-minute city orientation tour before heading out to explore the Cape Peninsula. Travel along the Atlantic seaboard, driving between the mountains and the ocean, and pass through Bantry Bay, Clifton, Camps Bay, Llandudno, and Chapman's Peak. Make a photo stop at Maiden's Cove, then stop in Hout Bay where you will have the option of taking a boat to Seal Island. For lunch, you can choose to have fresh seafood at one of the harbor eateries or enjoy a light meal at Noordhoek village, where you can try the best coffee this side of the Cape at Roast Village (food and drink costs not included).   Next, set off for the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and the Cape Point Lighthouse, a popular stop for photographs. See the Dias and da Gama monuments and discover local fauna and flora. You may also encounter some baboons and other wildlife.  Enjoy an optional wine tasting of the region’s best Sauvignon Blanc at Cape Point Vineyard or a stop at the Cape Point ostrich farm. Continue to Simon’s Town to see the monument of the Great Dane dog who made his own history in the South African Navy. Visit Boulder's Beach and see the penguin colony. Return to Cape Town and pass through Fish Hoek and Muizenburg via the Old Cape Road. Before drop-off, make an optional stop at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens if time allows.

From Cape Town: Half-Day Boulders Beach and Penguins Tour

4. From Cape Town: Half-Day Boulders Beach and Penguins Tour

Bo-kaap is an old lady of a residential earlier resting on the foothills of the famous Signal hill of Cape town. This residential area was established in the mid 1700s as a popular rental space for the passing sailors. However, although the city of Cape town has since expanded further and built even more luxurious suburbs along the scintillating coastal areas, it is Bo-kaap's unique architecture, cobbled streets and colorful buildings that still keep absorbing a large percentage of Cape town's visitors into this corner of Cape Town's inner city. Your guide will give you some time to walk around, take pictures, and point out to you all the important landmarks and tell you their history before moving on to the next stop. The twelve apostles is a mountain range situated at the South-western end of Table Mountain and is named after its 12 distinct and protruding headlands. Your guide will find a safe place to park so that you may take pictures before you move on to the next stop on the tour. Hout Bay lies on the Atlantic seaboard of Cape town and a mere 12km drive from Camps Bay. Guarded by the Constantia Berg, Leeukopie and Hout Bay mountains to the West, North and the East, the Atlantic Ocean completes the natural 4th layer of a natural security to the South and thus leading to the town being nicknamed the Republic of Hout Bay. Without enough time to visit the chirpy fishing harbor at the Southwestern end of the town, your guide will instead stop at Chapman's peak drive where better views of Hout Bay can be seen from. The Chapman's peak drive is arguably Cape Town's most scenic drive so much that even local schools organize trips to be dazzled by the duet between nature and the work of man as witnessed at the Chapman's peak. The mountain pass meanders for roughly 9km from Hout Bay to Noordhoek at the Southern end, giving you beautiful views of the Chapman's mountains, Hout Bay and Long beach of Noordhoek. Your guide will stop where safe and possible for you to take pictures and soak in the beauty as seen here. Just outside Simon's town hides a series of pristine white sandy beaches dotted with granite boulders and the town's most favorite resident. The African Penguin. Hundreds of visitors come here daily to have their glimpse of the waddling tuxedo swimmer at foxy beach. This tour gives you the privilege to not only view the penguins from the boardwalk at foxy beach but also take a further 10-minute walk to Boulders beach where you can have a chance to walk on the same beach as the African penguins. Your guide will give you an hour and half to 2 hours to explore the Boulders in its entirety before you leave for Muizenberg. Muizenberg beach is one of Cape Town beach goers and surfer's favorite corner. The famous colorful changing huts on the beach also attracts passersby who stops here briefly to have their own pictures of one of Cape Town's iconic sites. From Muizenberg, our tour will head for Cape town City center for drop off before 1pm.

Cape Town: Penguins & Cape of Good Hope Half-Day Shared Tour

5. Cape Town: Penguins & Cape of Good Hope Half-Day Shared Tour

Start your day with pickup from your hotel in Cape Town. Drive along the M5 and connect with the M4 via Muizenberg, St. James, and Fish Hoek beaches located along the scenic False Bay coastline on your way to Boulder's Beach Penguins Colony. Passing through Muizenberg Beach, see the stretch of attractive colorful beach huts in the distance. Stop at St. James Beach for a few minutes to allow for some fun-filled photos with the colorful beach huts. Then, drive past Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek, and Simon's Town beaches. Make a stop at Boulders Beach to see African penguins in their natural habitat. Walk along the boardwalk to Boulders Penguin Colony, home to approximately 3000 penguins who spend their days frolicking in the False Bay waters and parading on the granite boulders. End the tour with the highlight of the day, The Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point Nature Reserve. Take a photo behind the Cape of Good Hope name board and explore the nature reserve whilst your guide shares stories about the Bartholomew Dias and Vasco Da Gama beacons. See fauna and flora such as fynbos (fine bush), over 250 species of birds including ostriches, as well as buck, baboons, and the Cape mountain zebra. Finally, follow the scenic coastal Old Cape Road back to Cape Town.

From Cape Town: Cape of Good Hope and Penguins Shared Tour

6. From Cape Town: Cape of Good Hope and Penguins Shared Tour

Drive Pass by Sea Point Western Cape , Bantry Bay nestled at the foothills of the Lion's head mountain is an affluent suburb very well known for its wind free status, Pass By: Clifton, Clifton which is a prestigious neighbourhood in Cape Town with expensive real estate, The four Clifton beaches that are naturally divided into 4 by granite boulders. Stop At: Camp's Bay Beach, at Maiden's Cove for Instagram and Facebook photographs with magnificent views of the Twelve Apostles at the backdrop. Camps Bay Beach combined with the views of Table Mountain, Lion's Head and the beautiful suburbs of Clifton, Camps Bay etc. Duration: 10 minutes From Camp's Bay, known as the Beverly Hills of Cape Town, Famous for being one the most photogenic cites in the world. Enjoy the majestic sunset, the perfect destination for Sundowners. a town known for it's thriving fishing community with a lovely fishing factory . Stop At: Seal Island. Travelers will stop at Hout Bay harbour whereby you may hop an optional ferry ride and embark on a 45 minute scenic journey to an Island inhabited by more than 5 thousand Cape fur seals. You will see the seals from the land if you are not comfortable to take the ferry ride you may spend some time exploring the craft market for the duration of the ferry ride. Duration: 45 minutes Stop At: Chapman's Peak Drive a Mountain side road locally known as chappies. Chapman's peak is an engineering masterpiece that meanders for 10km along the giant Chapman's peak mountains that seems to drop into the ocean like an avalanche. Travelers will have the opportunity stop at the viewing point for photographs, enjoy the views of the Ocean, lovely Cliffs Edge and spectacular landscape. Duration: 15 minutes Stop At: Noordhoek Farm Village, with the breathtaking views of Noordhoek and Travelers will have the option to enjoy some of the best coffee brewed in Cape Town at the Village Roast for their own account. Duration: 25 minutes Stop at an Ostrich farm to see the largest bird in planet. For 10 minutes Cape Point Nature Reserve is home to the most south western corner of Africa (Cape of good hope). Rich fauna and flora makes this place a biodiversity hotspot. Stop At: Old Cape Point lighthouse. Walk or take an Optional funicular (at own cost) up to the Oldest Lighthouse for a 360 degree view of the national park. Duration: 1 hour. Cape of Good the most South Western Point of Africa Continent. Where meets the warm Agulhas current of the Indian Ocean and the cold Benguela of the Atlantic. Photographs on the sign board. Stop At : Boulders Beach Penguin Colony , you will be escorted to the viewing point to see the African Penguins at close range. Duration: 45 minutes. Stop in Simon's town for Lunch for 1 hour Stop at Muizenberg where travellers will see the colourful beach huts from the top of the mountain, the beach huts used as changing rooms for 10 minutes photos. The last stop will be at the Bo-Kaap Malay Quarter for 25 minutes.

Swim with Penguins at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

7. Swim with Penguins at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

It would be a fun-filled day allowing you to interact with our very own Boulders Beach African penguin colony.. At Boulders Beach situated along False Bay, just outside Simon’s Town, you will come in close contact with African penguins It would be a fun-filled day allowing you to interact with our very own Boulders Beach African penguin colony. A top class professional driver/guide will share the history of this area as you travel in luxury air-conditioned vehicles stocked with bottled water. The itinerary would take you around the most spectacular routes around Chapman’s Peak to Simons Town after being picked up at your hotel between 8h30 and 9h30. Then, our tuxedo-clad feathered friends await us on one of the most beautiful beaches in the region. Remember to pack a swimming costume and towel if you wish to swim with the penguins. Even moms and toddlers can enjoy this as it is safe. At the end of the day you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Cape Point Full-Day Tour From Cape Town

8. Cape Point Full-Day Tour From Cape Town

Cape Point is located just 60 kilometers from Cape Town in a nature reserve within Table Mountain National Park. It is the most southwestern tip of the African continent, and popularly referred to as the mythical meeting place of the Atlantic and Indian oceans. Discovered in 1488 by Bartholomeu Dias, Cape Point has long been an important navigational landmark. The 9-hour tour begins in Cape Town and the drive takes you along the scenic Atlantic coast with the stunning backdrop of Table Mountain, Lion's Head and the 12 Apostles mountains. After a short stop at Clifton Beach your drive continues past Camps Bay and then on spectacular Chapman's Peak Drive to the quaint fishing village of Hout Bay. Visit Hout Bay to explore an arts and crafts market and if you like, choose the optional boat ride to Seal Island. Drive past the suburb of Noordhoek, known for its picturesque shoreline and long, wide sandy beach, and then the charming villages of Kommetjie and Scarborough, as you make your way to Table Mountain National Park. As you drive through Table Mountain National Park to Cape Point, be on the lookout for Chacma baboons, ostrich and antelope. When you reach Cape Point you can walk up to the historic lighthouse (or take a 3-minute funicular ride) for magnificent, panoramic ocean views. Next is a short ride to the official southwestern-most point on the tip of Africa, at the Cape of Good Hope. Be sure to get a photo at the famous sign! Begin the journey back to Cape Town with a drive along the eastern side of the Cape Peninsula, stopping to visit the penguin colony at Boulder's Beach in Simon's Town. Pass the coastal town of Fish Hoek and the popular surfing site of Muizenburg, with a short stop to see the world-famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. At the end of the day you’ll be dropped off at your Cape Town hotel. Please note that the private tour option excludes entrance to Cape Point.

Cape Town: Full-Day Cape Peninsula Tour with Transfers

9. Cape Town: Full-Day Cape Peninsula Tour with Transfers

Discover the highlights of the Cape Peninsula on a multi-stop guided trip from Cape Town. Enjoy a scenic route along sandy beaches and the Twelve Apostles on the way to spots like Hout Bay, Cape Point, Noordhoek, and Cape Point Lighthouse. Enjoy optional activities like a cruise. Start your tour of Cape Town's City Bowl and continue past the V&A Waterfront to the main suburbs of the Atlantic Seaboard. See Green Point, Sea Point, Clifton, and Camps Bay. Travel past the Blue Flag beaches along a route with the Atlantic Ocean on your right and the towering Twelve Apostles mountains on your left. Make your way to the fishing village of Hout Bay, over Chapman’s Peak Drive, and into the quaint coastal town of Noordhoek. The peninsula drive takes you to the magnificent Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point. In Hout Bay, choose to join a boat cruise to Seal Island (cost not included) or stroll around the popular mariner wharf and harbor, where you’ll make friends with the friendly seals that pop up for a pat. At the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, visit the Cape Point Lighthouse. Join a short but slightly steep walk on a well-worn path to the lighthouse, or take the funicular railway to the top. At the top, enjoy sweeping views and get the chance to see whales and dolphins. End the morning in Simons Town, a naval town overlooking False Bay. You have the option of visiting the famous penguin colony at Boulders Beach (entry fee not included) or spending time strolling down the historic main street of Simons Town and popping into its quaint shops and museums. Stop at Simons Town Mariner Wharf for free time to grab food and drinks (costs not included), then head back towards Cape Town and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens along the False Bay coastal route. Pass through the seaside towns of Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay, St James and Muizenberg. The streets are lined with quirky bookstores, vintage clothing shops, surf shops and a collection of popular seaside restaurants and delis. Stop along the way to wander the streets, shop, or watch the surfers in Muizenberg. Go whale watching (if in season) and take photographs of the famous colorful Victoria-era beach huts before ending the trip with hotel drop-off.

Cape Town: Full-Day Private Peninsula Tour

10. Cape Town: Full-Day Private Peninsula Tour

Experience a picturesque journey along the Atlantic seaboard, where mountains meet the sea. Drive through stunning coastal gems like Bantry Bay, Clifton, Camps Bay, Llandudno, and Chapman's Peak, with a captivating photo stop at Maiden's Cove. In Hout Bay, you'll have the option to embark on a boat excursion to Seal Island or savor fresh seafood at charming harbor eateries. Alternatively, enjoy a delightful meal at Noordhoek village, where Roast Village offers some of the Cape's finest coffee (food and drink costs not included). Next, venture to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, home to the iconic Cape Point Lighthouse. Capture unforgettable moments by the Dias and da Gama monuments while immersing yourself in the local flora and fauna, including the chance to spot baboons and other wildlife. Continue to Simon’s Town, where you'll encounter the remarkable monument of a Great Dane with a unique history in the South African Navy. Visit Boulder's Beach and witness the endearing penguin colony. On your return journey to Cape Town, pass through Fish Hoek and Muizenberg via the historic Old Cape Road. If time allows, consider an optional visit to the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

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fantastic trip! Great value for money, our guide Lucadel was very informative and we learnt so much about South African history and culture. Our guide got us tickets early so we did not have to wait in the ques and made the most of our time at each stop. We got upgraded to an afternoon private tour free of charge and we're able to go to some extra places. Our guide really went above and beyond for us and made our time extra special. would highly recommend to anyone!! thank you again for a great trip

We had a great time and really enjoyed the day. Just the right time to explore the stops. Loved the hike - we were blessed with amazing weather.

We had a fantastic experience and our guide Lucadel was the best, went an extra mile at all times. Really recommend this tour!

Ray was amazing, he told us so much about the land, the animals and the culture. Thank you

Very good tour, excellent guides. We had a lovely day!