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Scheduled tour: Table Mountain, Penguins & Cape Point from Cape Town-Shared Tour

Save time, avoid crowds, and see the highlights of the Cape Town area in a single day on this small-group tour. Admire the colorful houses of Bo Kaap, ride a cable car ride up and down Table Mountain, embark on scenic drive along Chapman's Peak, and visit the penguin colony of Boulder's Beach.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Cape Point and Boulder's Beach Penguins Tour: Including Park fee

Visit a penguin colony at Boulder’s Beach and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve all in one day during this tour, including round-trip transport from Cape Town. First, catch sight of the endangered African penguins on the beach, and then travel over to Cape Point in the nature reserve. Spend ample time at Cape Point, and keep an eye out for ostrich, antelope, and whales. You can also take part in an optional hike in the reserve if you choose.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Full-day Winelands Explore Private Tour of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl

Skip the crowded group tours and enjoy a more personalized experience of some of South Africa’s best wineries on a private tour of the Cape Winelands. Visit four wineries in Paarl, Stellenbosch, and Franschhoek to sample their wines—as well as cheese and chocolate—and learn about how the combination of climate, soil, and grape varietals create the unique wines for which South Africa is known.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl Valley Wine Day Trip

Spend a day in the gorgeous wine country of Stellenbosch and Paarl Valley, enjoying some of the Cape Winelands’ famous wines along with historic towns and scenic drives. It’s an ideal day trip for wine lovers as well as anyone who can appreciate the area’s history and dramatic beauty.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Cape Peninsula Tour from Cape Town

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 Point 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.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Safaris

Aquila Game Reserve Wildlife Safari from Cape Town

Spend a full day at the Aquila Game Reserve, the closest one to Cape Town, on this safari tour. Get excited to see the ‘Big Five’ game animals and endangered species such as the ‘Aquila’ Black Eagle on this worry-free trip, which includes pickup at your Cape Town city center hotel. This is one of the easiest safari tours near Cape Town, on a private game reserve in a malaria-free area.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours

Private Day Trips

Cape Peninsula Guided Private Day Trip from Cape Town

With spectacular coastal scenery and world-famous natural features, the Cape Peninsula ranks among the most beautiful corners of South Africa. On this tour, reach top attractions including Chapman's Peak, Hout Bay, and Kommetjie in comfort by private vehicle with your guide. With round-trip travel from your Cape Town hotel included, gaze over Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles, and see the best of the Cape Peninsula in one day.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Full-Day Cape Point & Cape Peninsula Sightseeing Tour from Cape Town

Drive and hike around the Cape Peninsula during a full-day sightseeing tour with a focus on the region’s natural attractions and lots of fun options to choose at your own expense. Visit Boulders Beach, Cape Fur, and Cape Point Nature Reserve, and see a penguin colony as well as other wildlife. Private transportation and commentary from your guide ensure a comfortable and informative tour, making it ideal for first-time visitors.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Cultural Tours

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Township tour District 6 museum & Tickets confirmed 24hrs prior for last minute

Embark on a journey that will tug on your heart strings. * Hotel pickups * Visit to District Six Museum - learn about Apartheid, Segregation Laws, Immorality Act etc* Visit Langa, visit a Shebeen, buy handmade ceramics, bead work & local crafts * Township guides who grew up in township is doing the guiding on the tour * See how people used to live and how they have been upgraded with new homes * Return to the Waterfront for quick lunch * Robben Island tour * Back to hotel or stay for dinner at waterfront NOTE:District Six Museum is closed on a Sunday Visit a local community with Church service on a Sunday
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours

Cultural Tours

Cape Town , Private Tour: Table Mountain Cable Car & Cape Peninsula Penguins

Pick up and drop off at accommodation (Cape Town & surrounds). Private tour guide/driver. Private luxury vehicle and Fuel. Entrance fees to Table Mountain; Chapman’s Peak drive; Boulders Penguins colony and Cape of Good Hope nature reserve.Cape Point private tour including the colourful houses in the Bo Kaap, cable car ride up and down Table Mountain, scenic drive along Chapman’s Peak and a visit to Boulder’s Penguins colony from Cape Town. This tour includes entrance fees to places of interest as per the itinerary.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Stellenbosch Winelands Guided Luxury Cycle Tour

Explore the bounty of the Cape Winelands on this 8-hour small-group guided cycling tour around Stellenbosch from Cape Town, including food and wine tastings. Pedal your way on a 9-mile (15-km) route through one of South Africa's most prominent wine-growing regions. Stop along the way for wine tastings with food, including lunch.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Full-Day Franschhoek Wine Tram Tour from Cape Town

Explore the Franschhoek wine region on a hop-on hop-off tram tour, which allows you to explore the wineries that interest you at your leisure. Sit back and enjoy the scenery while you ride through vineyards dotting rolling hills; you'll be able to taste as much wine as you like without worrying who will be the sober driver. Convenient pickup and drop-off at Cape Town hotels makes this an easy door-to-door option.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
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Day Trips

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Private Cape Town Favourite Food Tour with 10 Tastings

Fall in love with the multicultural South African cuisine on this delicious food tour in Cape Town! Enjoy a selection of 10 tastings hand-picked by your foodie local host, just for you. From yummy must-tries like the hearty Gatsby sandwich to unique dishes like Bunny Chow; you’re in for a treat, so bring your appetite.During this culinary tour in Cape Town, you will enjoy authentic local bites ranging from savory to sweet while also discovering the city and its highlights. Wander around the vibrant Eastern Bazaar, where all the cultures in Cape Town meet. Explore Texies Fish Market and get a taste of some of the freshest seafood in town. And the cherry on top, do like the locals do and grab a beer at a lively local bar that gets you in the mood with an African vibe. Your local foodie has you covered! Try samosas with a twist and dip them in different sauces, bite into the all-time classic biltong, a smokey dried meat, a heavenly pastry with syrup and the freshest mussels or prawns.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

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Robben Island Cape of Goodhope and Penguin Boulders Beach

This is a unique tour that gives you a rich history insight of South Africa in the midst of beautiful sightseeing and loads of fun!
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  • 4 to 8 hours
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  • 4 to 8 hours
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PRIVATE Cape Winelands Tour - Full Day, Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek.

Our fully accredited and enthusiastic team of tour guides operate according to the Six P’s: they are prepared, punctual, polite, patient, professional and passionate.The eager team believe in providing service and safety while making sure that everyone has fun. Flexibility and adaptability ensures that your tour suits your needs and includes the things that you and your family want to experience.We are proud recipients of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence since 2015 and are rated Wall of Honor by TripAdvisor.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Private Cape Peninsula Tour, With Close Range Penguin Encounter From Cape Town.

This tour is highly recommended as it ensure a more private and therefore more intimate experience tour around the City of Cape Town. The tour offers a flexible itinerary which will allow you to see beyond the obvious tour attractions that everyone usually rushes to and through. You will find yourself seated in a comfortable vehicle privately for you and your party. You will be free from the big bus tour experience, on board you private vehicle you will have life commentary from your private tour guide. You will be provided with free bottled water and also free wifi onboard. The tour makes options for many stops and many photo taking opportunities and your guide will love to make mentioned to you some of the quality stops that you may want to see along the way. The highlights on the tour of-course have the Cape of Good Hope and penguins at Boulders beach in Simon's Town as a must see where your guide would love to give you a customised experience of these amazing stops.
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  • 6 to 10 hours
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  • 6 to 10 hours
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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Cape Town Wine Tour & Tasting

Enjoy a customized Wine Lands day tour from Cape Town. Your itinerary will be based on what you'd like to taste: bubbly, white wine, shiraz, or the signature South African pinotage, a cross between pinot noir and cinsault. Learn about the wine production methods and taste any or all of the above on this flexible tour, including round-trip transportation so you don't have to worry about sober drivers.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Cape West Coast Private Day Tour

Get a personalized look at the scenic Cape West Coast region during this full-day private tour aboard a private vehicle. Enjoy the coastal scenery and fun-filled sightseeing stops including a wine and olive tasting, a visit to Langebaan and !Khwa ttu village, West Coast National Park, a look at the West Coast Fossil Park, and much more.
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  • 1 day
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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Table Mountain Ticket-Wine-Penguins & Cape of Good Hope Small Group Tour

This is a tour which will allow you to see some of Cape Town's highlights in one day with a highly qualified, registered tour guide who is trilingual (English, French and Portuguese). Skip the line to purchase Table Mountain Tickets as this tour comes with a pre-booked Table Mountain ticket for you. See and discover: Table Mountain; Seal Island; Taste Fine Wine; See Penguins and explore the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point. The Best Cape Town Sightseeing Tours in One Day. Small Group, Better Experience.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Day Trips

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Cape Town: HERMANUS WHALES & WINE Private Full Day Tour

Watching the Giants of the Sea, the majestic whales, from either a kayak or boat, up close and personal, is something on everyone's bucket list. Spot Cape Fur Seal, Penguins and Dolphins. Eat lunch in a Seaside restaurant followed by wine-tasting with the most spectacular scenery. This is truly a day to remember!
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 hours
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Day Trips

Full-Day Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl Wine Tasting Tour from Cape Town

South Africa’s Western Cape is the wine-producing hub of the African continent. On this 9-hour tour from Cape Town, you will tour three vineyards in the Cape Winelands, stopping to taste estate wines at each as well as 'biltong' (cured meat) and cheese. Along the way, learn about the winemaking process from your guide and see the South African countryside. This tour includes stops in the towns of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, and Paarl.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Nature & Wildlife

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Table Mountain Tour

We offer a complete bundle i.e. Cable Car + transportation to and from the hotel to Table Mountain. We can also drive to Signal Hill which offers a spectacular view of Cape Town and Robben Island
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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ROBBEN ISLAND AND LANGA TOWNSHIP FULL DAY TOUR

This full day tour takes you to two important sites in Cape Town history. Tour Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was held prisoner, and Langa Township, an area of town desginated for Black and migrant workers during apartheid. You’ll also tour the District Six Museum, which tells the devastating story of the forced removal of Black residents when it was declared a “whites only zone.”
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Dolphin & Whale Watching

Whale Watching Day Trip from Cape Town

Visit pretty Hermanus for a rare chance to go whale-watching from the shore. Southern Right Whales breed in the waters off Hermanus, not far from Cape Town, every year from July through November. The town is uniquely positioned to offer some of the best land-based whale-watching viewing locations in the world, and you can also choose to go out on a boat for more adventure (own expense).
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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