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.
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 Point 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
Your Cape Peninsula Tour from Cape Town kicks off with hotel pick-up and air-conditioned 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 Point Nature Reserve. Enjoy some free time here to tuck into a local lunch or wander the path to Cape Point where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet (as per legend). 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, the onto 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.
We booked this tour for a Friday. Ashley showed promptly at 8AM, picked up the other four passengers (total of 6). Ashley was well-read and provided useful historical information about all the described tour sites. He was extremely hospitable. All-in-all a good tour. I would recommend. Ashley has a good voice, safe driver and shares information without being too talkative. He strikes the right balance.
Great day! Weather was perfect and we saw so much ~ not a wasted minute. Loved the penguins and the fur seals but then wildlife is my passion. Lunch at the restaurant in the picturesque town (I forget the name) was delicious.
If you want to enjoy the beautiful South African coastline with expert and interesting information all along the way, do sign up for this tour. The day was long but really terrific. Highly recommended.
First and foremost, Ashley our guide is an excellent guide. He knows Cape Town like the back of his hand. He is informative, funny and he can sing too! Overall experience 10 stars. I would recommend!!!
A MUST tour when in Cape Town...You get to see all the best sights with a guide that knows the ins and outs of each place which can be difficult to park on your own. The guide we had was amazing in general. She was so incredibly knowledgeable and we learned SOOOOO much!!!
This tour is a 'must do'. The guide was excellent and gave a knowledgeable commentary throughout. The pace of the tour was just right with sensible breaks during the day. The scenery was spectacular along the coastal route to the Cape of Good Hope and then back to the gardens in Cape Town. A small group of 7 people was perfect. I will visit Cape Town again.....I just love this place.
Everything went well. The vehicle could have had better/bigger windows, as it was not always easy to see everything. We were unfortunate that the funicular was not working that day at Cape point - but not the fault of the tour operator. We chose not to go to Seal Island. The harbour area where we had to hang around and wait was not very nice - little by way of shops and cafes. Our guide was unable to suggest anything else for us to do. As this was an optional excursion, it would have been nice if non participants had been better catered for.
Covers a lot of ground starting with panoramic photo stops followed by a boat trip to an island of seals and visits to the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point where there's just about time to walk to an upper light house scheduled and a lower one not mentioned if you're a brisk walker and skip lunch. Stops as a penguin colony and finished at the botanic gardens. Guide keeps things interesting, has a history of SA to tell and leaves people to explore the various locations at their own pace. Only reason for not awarding 5 stars is that the boat trip and the penguin area aren't included and anyone who doesn't pay the extra less than R200 collectively will be standing around for 90 to 120 minutes with nothing to do.