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Cape Town: Table Mountain, Penguins & Cape Point Shared Tour

1. Cape Town: Table Mountain, Penguins & Cape Point Shared Tour

Start your full-day tour at the Bo Kaap (Cape Malay Quarters) with its colorful houses, before heading to the Table Mountain cable car station. Take the cable car to the top for unforgettable views. Drive along the Atlantic coast, stopping at Maiden's Cove for photos with the backdrop of the 12 Apostles mountain range. Enjoy the views from Chapman's Peak Drive, one of the world's most scenic routes. Visit Boulders Penguins Colony in Simon Town before reaching the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Enjoy a guided tour at this very popular landmark. Travel to Cape Point, where you can hike to the top of the lighthouse or take the Flying Dutchman funicular to the top.

Cape Town: Table Mountain Cable Car, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

2. Cape Town: Table Mountain Cable Car, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Discover Cape Town at your own pace with a combined hop-on hop-off ticket for 4 bus routes, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway ticket, and a city walking tour. Enjoy audio commentary during the bus tour, and take the cableway to the top of the iconic Seventh Natural Wonder of the World, Table Mountain. You will have full access to all 3 of the hop-on hop-off bus tours which are valid for the entire day, this will allow you to explore Cape Town and its many top attractions and experiences. Listen to commentary in 15 languages aboard the bus to learn more about Cape Town and the must-see attractions to decide where to jump off. You will also benefit from a stop at the Cableway Station to ascend to the top of the mountain for spectacular views of the city and the Atlantic Seaboard. Spend some time wandering around the top of the mountain while taking in the fresh air and soaking up the unforgettable views, or simply enjoy a drink and a meal at the restaurant before descending. For extra value, the ticket is valid for 14 days from first use so that you don't have to ride the bus and cableway on the same day.

Cape Town: Table Mountain, Robben Island, and Aquarium Tour

3. Cape Town: Table Mountain, Robben Island, and Aquarium Tour

Join a guided tour and visit Cape Town's top attractions, including Table Mountain, Robben Island, the V&A Waterfront, and the Two Oceans Aquarium. Enjoy the convenience of a hotel pickup and travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle. Start your day of exploring Cape Town with an early pickup directly from your accommodation and set out to see the city's most iconic attraction, Table Mountain. Purchase your tickets and hop into one of the cable cars to make your way to the top of the mountain. Spend some time soaking in the breathtaking views of the City of Cape Town, Signal Hill, and Lion's Head. Then, join your guide as you walk to another lookout point and be rewarded with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, Camps Bay, and the Twelve Apostles Mountains. Ride the cable car back down the mountain and head to the V&A Waterfront where you'll board a ferry to Robben Island. Disembark at Murray's Bay Harbor on the east coast of the island and board a bus that will take you to all the historic sites. Get a guided tour of the prison while learning about South Africa's history, the struggle against oppression, and the thousands of freedom fighters who were imprisoned on Robben Island, including former president Nelson Mandela. Return by ferry to the V&A Waterfront and enjoy some free time to do some shopping or grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants (cost not included). End your day with a visit to the Two Oceans Aquarium. Explore the wonders of the ocean up close as you visit the penguin exhibit, shark exhibit, ocean exhibit, and much more. Finally, hop back into your air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy a comfortable ride back to your accommodation.

Supersaver: Cape Peninsula & Table Mountain Private Day Trip

4. Supersaver: Cape Peninsula & Table Mountain Private Day Trip

The first stop on this 10-hour private tour is Table Mountain. Take the cable car to enjoy the views on the way to the top. Continue to Maidens Cove for views of Camps Bay Beach, 12 Apostles Mountain Range, and Lion's Head. Drive along Victoria Road, passing exclusive residential areas en route to Chapman's Peak Drive. At the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, your guide will provide an overview of the area. Board a funicular to the lighthouse or hike if you prefer. Stop to enjoy lunch. Visit the Boulders Beach Penguin Colony to see and learn about the sea birds. On the drive back, stop to see the shark spotters, who help prevent sharks attacks at Muizenberg Beach. You will be taken back to the pickup location or with the option to change the drop-off point.

Table Mountain: Platteklip Gorge Hike

5. Table Mountain: Platteklip Gorge Hike

Get back to nature on a challenging hike through the Platteklip Gorge, and be rewarded by spectacular views of Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain. Following pickup from your accommodation, you will be taken to the start of the hike. The Platteklip Gorge hike takes about 1.5 to 3 hours, depending on the group's level of fitness. Hike with an experienced guide who will point out landmarks such as Lion's Head and the flat-topped Signal Hill, known for the Noon Gun salute by the South African Navy. Take in panoramic views of Devil's Peak, and see Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was kept in a maximum-security prison for 18 years. Travel back down on the Table Mountain Cableway to complete your experience.

Cape Town: Half-Day City Tour

6. Cape Town: Half-Day City Tour

Cape Town, the Mother City, is a beautiful place steeped with history. This half-day tour will take you to all of the major points of interest and landmarks you need to see for your visit to be complete. The tour will be led by a registered guide who is an expert on all things Cape Town. You will visit all the major sights in the city, including the South African Museum and beautiful Company Gardens. See the Parliament buildings, City Hall, and the Castle of Good Hope. Before you reach the colorful streets of Bo-Kaap, the smells of Malay curry will be wafting your way. You will also visit the Green Market Square, Signal Hill, Camps Bay, and Clifton. If you are interested you will have the unique opportunity to be taken on a short diamond factory tour. At the end, choose from 2 options. You may opt for a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain (weather permitting). Otherwise, choose a trip up to Table View, for the postcard view of Table Mountain.

Private Table Mountain and Cape of Good Hope e Guided Tour

7. Private Table Mountain and Cape of Good Hope e Guided Tour

Take in the impressive view of Table Mountain as you ascend on a cable car. Enjoy a 360-degree view on your way up. Drive along the rugged cliffs of Chapman's Peak Drive. Discover the penguin colony at Boulders Beach. Go to The Cape of Good Hope. Begin at your hotel as your tour guide picks you up. Drive to Table Mountain and be impressed by the sight of this flat-topped natural wonder. Arrive at the lower cable car station and get into a cable car. Ascend to the top on a 360 degree rotating cable car, to enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Get off at the upper cable car station. Follow your guide on a circular walk on the mountain and hear about the main attractions. Continue via Chapman's Peak Drive, one of the world's top 10 scenic drives. Enjoy the coastal view and high cliffs as you drive this windy road. Pass through Noordhoek, a town famous for its locally roasted coffee. Head on to Boulders Beach and see the African penguins. Eat lunch and visit cafes during your tour. Finish your tour at The Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point. Be dropped back to 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.

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

9. 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: Table Mountain Kasteelspoort Hiking Trail

10. Cape Town: Table Mountain Kasteelspoort Hiking Trail

Start the hike in beautiful Camps Bay. Kasteelspoort ravine is a trail that takes one all the way up to the top via a meandering path. On the way you’ll see spectacular cliff faces and thick fynbos including the stunning protea bushes. At the top, be rewarded with the most spectacular views of Camps Bay and views of Table Mountain all the way to the Cable Car station and Signal Hill. This route also visits the best photo stop on Table Mountain. From the top, \make your way towards the Woodhead dam to take in this incredible feat of engineering. You'll then make your way along the Valley of the Red Gods to the Cable Car.  This hike can be undertaken by anyone who is reasonably fit.

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What people are saying about India Venster Trail

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4.9 / 5

based on 49 reviews

Great experience from the reservation to the end of the tour. Leticia contacted me via Whatsapp and explained all the details for this tour which was a great discovery for a first time in Cape Town. The group was small and Leticia, who was also the tour guide, gave us all the information and curiosities about the sites we visited and about South Africa and Cape Town. I will not hesitate to do other tours with her next time I am in Cape Town.

Wonderful and picturesque experience on this private tour to the Cape with stops at various incredible viewpoints along the coast. Visited an Ostrich Farm, Penguin colony and Table Mountain before getting dropped off at our hotel. The guide, Alain was very accommodating and knowledgeable. Highly recommend!

The tour was excellent! I didn’t expect to do so much in a day. We managed to see a lot, always accompanied by interesting information. I thank our guide Ruben for taking such good care of us.

Excellent guide, well organized! Beautiful day! Pretty squished in the back bumper seat. We are not young and paid as much as everyone else. But the itinerary is excellent.

Great tour! Joshua was outstanding. Didn’t like the choice of restaurant for lunch.