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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 more than two hours 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
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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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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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Township tour & Robben Island We have for 25 July Robben Island tickets only

Embark on a journey that will tug on your heart strings.Learn about South Africa’s difficult past with a tour of Cape Town and Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison.* 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 * Lunch (own account) * Board the ferry to Robben Island (Ticket included)* Bus tour on the Island* Walk with guide on the island * Meet ex prisoner who will share emotional stories about Nelson Mandela and other incarcerated prisoners* Return to the Waterfront for boat ride* Guide Return guests to hotels or stay for dinner own accountNOTE: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

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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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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. 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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Multi-day Tours

6-Day Garden Route & Addo South African Adventure from Cape Town

See the best of South Africa's famed Garden Route on this 6-day adventure from Cape Town. Visit rugged Cape Agulhas, sip local beer and wine, hike in the gorgeous Tsitsikamma National Park, float through Wilderness National Park in a canoe and soak in the sun on the beautiful beaches of the southern coast. Top it all off with a safari at Addo Elephant National Park.
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  • 6 days
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  • 6 days

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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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
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  • 8 hours
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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
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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Full-Day Best of the Cape, Peninsula, Cape of Good Hope and Stellenbosch Tour

With spectacular coastal scenery and fertile vineyards thriving in the South African sunshine, Cape Point and the Stellenbosch region rank among the Cape of Good Hope’s top attractions. Ideal for travellers short on time, this tour takes in all three sites in one day with pickup and drop-off at your central Cape Town hotel. Visit Kalk Bay, Muizenberg, and the Twelve Apostles, and sample delicate South African wines at one of Stellenbosch’s finest wineries.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Franschhoek and Stellenbosch Wine Tour from Cape Town

Enjoy some of South Africa’s best wines during this tour of Franschhoek and Stellenbosch from Cape Town, including round-trip transport. On the way to Franschhoek, stop at Bloubergstrand Beach for stunning views of Table Mountain. Then, in the village, go to Anura Wine Estate for a tour of the cellar and to do some wine tasting. Afterward, travel to the Vergenoegt Wine Estate in Stellenbosch for more wine tasting, where and an impressive parade of more than 800 ducks can be seen.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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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
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Cape Town Guided City Day Tour

Pack all the best highlights in Cape Town into this 4-hour sightseeing trip. Make the most of your time in this South African metropolis as you check out the Castle of Good Hope, City Hall, the colorful Bo-Kaap area, and enjoy a cable car ride to the summit of scenic Table Mountain (weather permitting).
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Whale Watching and Hermanus Wine Route: Private Guided Day Tour from Cape Town

Spend a day whale watching and wine tasting on this private full-day trip to Hermanus from Cape Town. See migrating Southern Right Whales off the coast of Hermanus from June through mid-December. Sample some of the local wines at two estates.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 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
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  • 8 hours
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Cultural Tours

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Best of Cape Town Private Tour: Highlights & Hidden Gems

Want to see the best of Cape Town? How about some hidden gems? It’s all possible on this private tour! Join your favorite local and discover the city center and its unique districts. See the real side of Cape Town, from the historical District 6 to colorful Bo-Kaap, all the way to the harbor.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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5-Day Garden Route & Addo Adventure from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth

See some of South Africa's most impressive natural beauty during a 5-day Garden Route road trip. Head to the southernmost tip of Africa at Cape Agulhas. Take a canoe ride in Wilderness National Park. Go hiking in Tsitsikamma National Park. Sip local beer and wine. Soak up the sun on the beaches of the southern coast. Go on a game drive in Addo Elephant National Park. This adventure is one-way, starting in Cape Town and concluding in Port Elizabeth.
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  • 5 days
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  • 5 days

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Half Day Township Tour

Since 2011, iMzu Tours has operated more than 10,000 township tours and connected thousands more tourists with Cape Town's township communities enriching the lives of tourists, and by their presence, the material lives of the locals, because Mzu Lembeni, owner of iMzu Tours, believes in ‘sharing the love’. Having learnt what is possible through his own experience of growing up in a corrugated iron shack and starting his work life as a teenager working in a kitchen scullery, he has dedicated himself to empowering the township communities he calls home, by creating local jobs, and assisting enthusiastic locals in driving the townships forward and away from their apartheid history. Every Imzu Tour, whether on foot or by bicycle, highlights the humming lifestyle and pride that runs through the townships of Langa and Khayelitsha, showcasing what is possible. Let Mzu share his experiences and give you an intimate look into life in the Townships. A truly unforgettable experience!
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Penguin Time! Private Peninsula Experience.

Breathtaking coastal roads, wildlife all around you and a restaurant with a view, what more could you want? A local guide with entertaining facts and inside information, timing in order to miss the biggest crowds, luxury vehicle with wifi on board to instantly share your memories and about that restaurant with a view...perhaps a glass of the Capes finest without worrying about the drive home. We also have a list of add ons and welcome a flexible itinerary suited to what you would enjoy most.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Wine tasting in Constantia, South Africa's oldest wine region

Join a personally hand-picked Host to sip your way around some of the Cape’s best wine farms in the picturesque neighbourhood of Constantia. With a Host by your side, visit the oldest wine estate in South Africa, Groot Constantia, where you can explore the old Manor House that has been converted into a museum, before heading to the tasting rooms to sample some of the finest wines. Next, you could visit one or two equally iconic Cape wine estates - Steenberg Estate or Constantia Glen, where you can taste South African MCC while enjoying delicious platters to compliment your beverage. We will contact you within 24 hours of your booking to find out about your interests so we can assign a like-minded Host who will create a bespoke experience for you. Your Host will suggest an itinerary and agree a meeting time and place, but you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Full-Day Hermanus Whale Route Tour from Cape Town (Optional Whale Watching Boat)

Hit the famous Whale Route on this scenic drive along the Cape Town coast, specially designed for close-up viewing of Southern Right whales frolicking in the waters. Get up close and personal with the majestic marine mammals, traveling comfortably in a private, climate-controlled vehicle. Tours also include stops in the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens as well as Stoney Point Penguin colony, plus an optional whale watching cruise.
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  • 11 hours
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  • 11 hours
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Township Cultural Tour from Cape Town

Get a full picture of Cape Town's rich cultural history through visits to the Langa and Gugulethu Townships, as well as the District Six Museum, on this half-day tour. Learn about the role and history of the townships in the larger fabric of Cape Town culture white visiting a shebeen (tavern), a local market, a sangoma (traditional doctor) and an arts and crafts center.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Full-Day Cape Point, Seal Island and Boulders Penguin Sanctuary Tour from Cape Town

Explore the edge of the world during this full-day round trip road trip. Catch a boat to Seal Island in the morning, then hit the road and wind your way along the Misty Cliffs. View more wildlife and spectacular scenery on your way to the Cape of Good Hope to ride a funicular up to the lighthouse. Return trip via Boulders Beach to visit with African Penguins.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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