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Experience the scenic beauty and natural landscapes of South Africa’s Cape Peninsula on this full-day tour from Cape Town. Enjoy the convenience of guided visits, as well as the independence of solo sightseeing and learn about this dynamic region from your friendly, knowledgeable guide. You’ll see seals in Hout Bay (with optional Buiker Island boat trip) and have time to wander the shops. You can explore the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve at your leisure, and check out  playful families of African Penguins in Simon’s Town. Your return trip to Cape Town even includes a stop at the colorful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Highlights

  • Full-day Cape Peninsula tour from Cape Town with an expert local guide
  • Travel along scenic coastal roads to Hout Bay, and visit Duiker Island if you wish
  • Explore Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in the UNESCO-listed Cape Floral Kingdom
  • Spend time at leisure in Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
  • Visit Simon’s Town and pass through the picturesque coastal towns of Fish Hoek and Muizenberg
  • Hotel pick and drop-off from your centrally located Cape Town hotel

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What You Can Expect

Cape Peninsula Tour from Cape Town

Jackass Penguins at Cape Peninsula, South Africa

Your Cape Peninsula Tour from Cape Town kicks off with hotel pick-up and air-conditioned minibus transportation towards picture-perfect Hout Bay. This destination, which sits halfway between Cape Town and Cape Point is a quiet fishing village that’s home to dozens of seals, small shops and lots of local charm. Enjoy leisure time to wander the streets and markets, or take an optional boat ride to Duiker Island (own expense) before making your way to Chapmans Peak.

You’ll enjoy a scenic ride through the southernmost edge of the Cape Peninsula as you make your way to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Enjoy 90 minutes of free time here to tuck into a local lunch or wander the path to Cape Point where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet. 

Make a stop at Simon’s Town on the False Bay Coast as you make your way back to Cape Town and opt to visit Boulder’s Beach (own expense) where you’ll find a friendly colony of African penguins wandering the sandy shores. Afterwards, drive through Fish Hoek and Muizenberg, where you’ll stop at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Take some time to explore this diverse ecosystem at the foot of Table Mountain and enjoy the beauty of the Cape Floral Region that’s proudly displayed at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Your tour ends with drop-off at your Cape Town hotel. 

Customer Reviews

Graham D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was a great day out thanks largely to our driver Allen . We ran out of time before seeing the full itinery - the light was beginning to fade! Also thanks to the administration team who went to great trouble to reorganise our trip due to a disruption of our travel plans.

Darrin B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent trip!!

Astrid W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Nice overview of the peninsula. The program was perfect for a one day excursion. The botanical garden will deserve another day.

Madhav G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Very scenic tour. Several beautiful places to see. Driver/guide was very informative. I will definitely visit Cape Peninsula again

mary.lambeth

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was a fantastic full day tour and one we would recommend for anyone visiting Cape Town. We found it difficult to choose between the full day and half day tour but are glad we chose the full day tour as there was so much to see and do. Our guide, Rodney was brilliant with his knowledge, flexibility and sense of humour. There were eight of us in a mini-bus - a lovely small group. He encouraged us to take the optional tour around seal island and it was amazing to watch the numerous seals diving in and out of the water.

Next we drove to Cape Point and saw spectacular scenery both there and, in fact all day. At the Cape of Good Hope baboons strolled along the roadside! After a good lunch in a harbour restaurant in Simon's Town organised by Rodney, at our own expense we headed for what we had been really looking forward to all day - the Penguin Colony on Boulder's Beach. Although smaller than we imagined, it was wonderful! It was fascinating to watch their behaviour: some were diving in and out of the sea, others were basking in the sun and babies were nestled beneath their parents in dug-out holes!

Reluctantly we left the colony but we enjoyed Kirstenbosch Gardens at the end of our incredible day.

derek i

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

1st class full day tour , driver was prompt and full of information , we did all and more well done

Mark Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Fantastic tour - full of stunning sights and great stories. Our guide Super always had a fun fact or story to share. There was never a dull moment, even on the longer drives between stops throughout the Cape Peninsula. Super offered great advice for navigating the more crowded attractions like Cape Point and the Boulders Beach penguin colony. We didn't get a car in Cape Town, and this tour was a fantastic way for us to see spots like the Cape of Good Hope and Chapman's Drive that aren't easily accessibly by bus or train. We saw so much of the land and even some unexpected wildlife - fur seals, penguins and wild ostriches. An excellent day, highly recommended.

Noela Brisbane Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Wonderful day trip from cruise ship. Allen, the tour guide knew the history and area we travelled. Because it was raining, he took us to the penguins first, then lunch nearby. Whereby tours booked through the cruise ship went immediately to the cape of good hope. By going to the penguins first, we arrived at the Cape at approx. 2.30 pm. When we arrived the sun was out. We were able to climb to the lighthouse, where by the fellow passengers from the cruise ship didn't. With Allen's local knowledge, he made the day trip worth while, even though we left when it was raining. Great day tour.

marina

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Our guide Super is really helpful and experience guy. It is indeed a wonderful day tour.

BethanieKay USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This is a great tour, definitely recommend it. You see so many wonderful things all in one day --- Camps Bay, Hout Bay, seal island, Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope, Boulder's Beach, Kirstenbosch botanical garden, and gorgeous views all along the way. We loved all the wildlife, too -- seals, penguins, baboons, ostrich, bonte bok antelope, tortoises, and many birds. Our guide Bayehtay sp? with the local tour operator was amazing - he was so knowledgeable and friendly.

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