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Full-day Cape Peninsula and Boulders Beach Penguins Private Tour from Cape Town

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Spend a day exploring the stunning Cape Peninsula on this private tour from Cape Town, including the Boulders Beach penguin colony. Enjoy a personalized and flexible itinerary, tailored to your group. Visit Hout Bay or check out the seals on Duiker Island. See the Cape of Good Hope and the African penguins at Boulders Beach.
  • Private Cape Peninsula tour, including Boulders Beach
  • See the busy fishing harbor at Hout Bay
  • Opt to go on a cruise to Duiker Island to see Cape fur seals (own expense)
  • Take in the views from the top of Cape Point
  • Look for wildlife in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
  • See the African penguins at Boulders Beach
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Local English-speaking professional tour guide (unless the foreign language guide upgrade option is booked)
1x Bottled water
Optional admission to Boulders Beach Penguin Reserve (about R150 per person)
Optional Duiker Island cruise (about R80 per person)
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Any location within 10km radius of Cape Town city centre.

Ports

  • Cape Town Cruise Terminal
  • Ports of Cape Town


Departure Time

8:30 AM
Get picked up at your hotel in or near the Cape Town city center. Climb into a private vehicle with your personal guide and head out of the city.

Take in the pretty harbor at Hout Bay, teeming with colorful fishing boats. Browse for handmade souvenirs to bring home from craft markets. Soak up the sun on the beach. Choose an optional cruise to Duiker Island (own expense) on a glass-bottomed boat to see a colony of Cape fur seals.

Take the scenic route along Chapman's Peak Drive as it curls along the coast. Head for Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve to see local wildlife and some of the most dramatic coastline views. Hike to the lighthouse atop Cape Point.

Stop at Boulders Beach to see the colony of African penguins that make their home there. Get a chance to see these wild birds up close, including their nests, without disturbing them. Return to Cape Town in the early evening, traveling along the Muizenberg beach route.

Enjoy the flexibility to create an itinerary with your guide that is suited to the interests of your group. This is an ideal tour for a family with children or a group of friends with particular interests.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Hout Bay Beach
Start with a morning pick-up from your accommodation in Cape Town. Cape Town fades into the distance as you head south-west to Hout Bay, a quaint fishing village best known as the entry point to the Cape fur seal colony of Duiker Island.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Duiker Island
Stop and peruse the local craft stores and opt for a seal cruise to board a glass-bottomed boat and cruise to Duiker Island to view the lazy Cape Fur seals as they bob about and soak up the sun.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Chapman's Peak Drive
Then meander along the sheer drops of Chapman’s Peak Drive (subject to weather) as you make your way to the Cape Point Nature Reserve.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Cape Point Nature Reserve
Follow the tracks of Portuguese explorers Bartolomeu Dias who left Europe on a quest with a mission to find a passage to India around the African continent. Spend a day exploring the beautiful Cape Peninsula on this tour from Cape Town. With a professional guide by your side, you’ll have the opportunity to get a true sense of the beauty and diversity of Cape Town as you meander along some of the city’s most precious gems. The morning drive past Chapman’s Peak sets the standard for the day, so expect stunning vistas at Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope, with their rich fynbos flora and the inevitable baboon spotting. Keep your eyes peeled for the Cape Mountain zebra, ostriches, eland and sugarbirds. Remember to wear comfortable shoes, as the short hike to the top is not to be missed, offering panoramic views of the peninsula and the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. Having your photo taken at the famed Cape of Good Hope sign, marking the south-western most tip of Africa, is a must. Along the way, stop to drink in the coastal scenery while wandering amid the fynbos.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Next up, you can get your fix of cuteness as you walk alongside African penguins at Boulders beach and learn about these endangered creatures and the efforts being made to conserve them. Look forward to an afternoon of entertainment as the African Penguins of Boulders Beach steal your hearts in their formal black & white attire. Walk alongside these feathered creatures as they waddle their way around, lazing about in the sun or diving deep for the catch of the day.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Muizenberg Beach
Then, meander into the afternoon, as the Atlantic coastline hugs cloud-capped mountains at the seaside town of Muizenberg where you stop briefly to explore and ‘shark spot’ from shore. Keep your eyes on the ocean as you drive back along this beach route to reach Cape Town by early evening.
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Africa Select Journeys
This is a private tour running exclusively for you and/or your group. You can request changes to the itinerary after your booking, to ensure you only travel to the highlights you prefer to see. Additional fees may apply for drastic changes.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers.
  • This is an private tour with exclusive transport and guide for most part of the tour, but some included activities may require you to join another group.
  • The exact itinerary is subject to change and may, on occasions, run in reverse or different order
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Hotspots2c

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full-day Cape Peninsula and Boulders Beach Penguins Private Tour from Cape Town?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Full-day Cape Peninsula and Boulders Beach Penguins Private Tour from Cape Town.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Full-day Cape Peninsula and Boulders Beach Penguins Private Tour from Cape Town?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Full-day Cape Peninsula and Boulders Beach Penguins Private Tour from Cape Town.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Full-day Cape Peninsula and Boulders Beach Penguins Private Tour from Cape Town?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Full-day Cape Peninsula and Boulders Beach Penguins Private Tour from Cape Town.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full-day Cape Peninsula and Boulders Beach Penguins Private Tour from Cape Town?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Full-day Cape Peninsula and Boulders Beach Penguins Private Tour from Cape Town.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Full-day Cape Peninsula and Boulders Beach Penguins Private Tour from Cape Town?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Full-day Cape Peninsula and Boulders Beach Penguins Private Tour from Cape Town.

Traveler Tips


  • "If you have the chance to request a tour guide, ask for Kevin!" See review
  • "If you have a young child, you know how VALUABLE that is." See review
  • "Absolutely a MUST do when you go to the Cape!!" See review

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Griff2007
, Nov 2019
Guide was excellent. Great knowledge. We enjoyed everything except the Penguin tour which was a rip off.
star-5
Excellent guide!
kikhan
, Nov 2019
Given that this was a private tour, we had the flexibility to spend as much time (or as little time) as we wanted at each location. The penguins at Boulders Beach and other wildlife sightings (e.g. eland and ostrich family near Cape of Good Hope) were the highlights of the tour. Of course, the views at Cape Point were absolutely spectacular; but then this is Cape Town, and spectacular views abound everywhere you look. Uriel, a native Capetonian, is a fantastic guide. It felt as though we were with a friend who was showing us around his beautiful hometown.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Thanks for trusting us with your holiday. Happy to hear it was a 5-star day tailored exactly to your needs. We have passed on your review to your local guide, Uriel too. Wishing you many happy years of travel ahead. Keep'on adventuring - from Ferdi & team Hotspots2c
star-5
Excellent private tour experience!
alexdubra
, Sep 2019
We booked this tour as our first full day in Cape Town and couldn't have been more satisfied. Our tour guide, Liezel, picked us up right from our Airbnb right at the scheduled time. It was me, my husband, and our 1.5 year old son. She was very patient with us throughout the day as the baby controlled a little of what we did. She pointed out interesting sites and facts as we departed Cape Town. Our first stop was the optional boat cruise to seal island. Liezel wasted no time jumping in to help with our son, playing with him and holding him while we got cash from the ATM. After the tour, we had a sit down breakfast and she ran around and played with him to allow us a few minutes to eat. If you have a young child, you know how VALUABLE that is. She even got him a toy rubber ball from a nearby machine... which he proceeded to play with the entire rest of the day. After breakfast, we continued our journey. Along the way we saw baboons along the road and she stopped to allow us to take photos and take in their cute behaviors. We made a quick stop for snacks at a cute farm house which was delightful. We continued to Cape Point. Upon arrival our son had fallen asleep, and Liezel generously offered to stay in the bus with him while we took the funicular up the point. He woke up shortly after and she ran him right up to us in the nik of time! The point was absolutely stunning and the funicular was well worth the extra ZAR. We then took a short drive down to Cape of Good Hope for the famous photo in front of the sign signifying the most SW tip of the African continent. Next stop was the penguins, and Liezel escorted us through the boardwalk. When we found a cute restaurant with a great balcony that we wanted to stop and grab a drink at, she offered to bring the bus around so we didn't have to walk back. Seeing the penguins was a highlight of the day, especially seeing our son react to them. The entire coast and drive was absolutely stunning. Liezel was a very safe driver and made sure we kept on schedule but flexible enough to not feel rushed at all. Throughout the day we had excellent conversation and learned a lot about the culture. We had an absolutely wonderful time on this day trip and can't speak enough praises for Liezel. We had an important errand to run at the end of the day, and she offered to drop one of us off so we could make it in time, and then returned me and the baby right back to our apartment. She even helped us get baby back to our door. A+++
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thanks for much for this exceptional 5star review. Liezel is a special human indeed! We love all our guides and our selection and training process are very thorough to ensure we only get the best of the best to help guests to explore our beautiful country. Families with small children can always do with more freedom, privacy and flexibility on any road trip, ensuring you don't get held back by the exact timelines of a standard group tour. Our private tours offer exactly that = freedom and peace-of-mind. We made sure to get your message to Liezel, the superguide too. She loved the day with you and hope to see you again when you come back to see more of South Africa. Thanks again for taking the time to leave this review and recommending our trips. Always keep'on adventuring, from Ferdi & team Hotspots2c
star-5
Absolutely a MUST do when you go to the...
mikeschaufele
, Mar 2018
Absolutely a MUST do when you go to the Cape!! Our guide was excellent and just the BEST!!
star-5
We had the most incredible time on...
Dori S
, Jan 2018
We had the most incredible time on this tour. We were picked up at our private residence right on time. Kevin was so knowledgeable about the area and knew the best places to eat. Even recommended a breakfast place for the next day after our hike up Lion's Head. If you have the chance to request a tour guide, ask for Kevin!!
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Liselle was our tour guide and made...
Dawn M
, Aug 2017
Liselle was our tour guide and made everyone comfortable from the start. The tour provided an opportunity to see and understand the area. The whole family had a great time.

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