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Cape Point Tours and Activities

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Panoramic ocean views, towering cliffs, and 100-year-old lighthouses define Cape Point, located at the tip of South Africa’s Cape Peninsula. Set within the Cape Floral Region (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Table Mountain National Park, the reserve is a haven for hiking, wildlife viewing, and photography. 

The Basics
Hiking trails wind through lush valleys and secluded beaches in the 19,000-acre (7689-hectare) reserve. Known for its biodiversity, the area houses roughly 250 species of birds, 1100 species of indigenous plants, and a variety of antelope, reptiles, and amphibians. In addition to natural beauty, Cape Point also boasts two historic lighthouses. The older structure can be accessed by a steep path or funicular (tram), while the new lighthouse, still in use today, is accessible by trail. 

You can visit the reserve on a day trip from Cape Town, and many tours also include visits to small beach towns, local vineyards, and other nearby attractions. Wine lovers can join a tour that pairs exploring the peninsula with wine tasting in Constantia Valley, while thrill-seekers can cruise the coastal roads in a sidecar. For a truly unique perspective, view the point from above on a helicopter tour. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The reserve is perfect for nature lovers, photographers, and maritime buffs. 
  • A funicular provides access to the old lighthouse and cliff-tops for those not up for a hike.
  • On-site amenities include three shops and a restaurant. 
  • Beware of overly friendly baboons who are quick to snag food. 
  • Wear sturdy shoes for exploring the steep trails and rocky shorelines. 

How to Get There
Located 43 miles (70 kilometers) southwest of Cape Town, the reserve is a popular day trip destination. You can visit on a guided tour that departs from the city or travel independently by car, bus, or taxi. The road along False Bay is almost as stunning as the destination itself, so be sure to explore the area’s quaint beach towns and stop to see Africa’s famous penguin colony at Boulders Beach.

When to Get There
The park is open 6am to 6pm from October through March, and 7am to 5pm from April through September. Get to the park when it first opens to beat the crowds and watch the sunrise over False Bay. For the best chance of seeing whales, visit between June and October. 

Shipwrecks at Cape Point 
To see the point’s chaotic maritime past first-hand, take a walk along one of the shipwreck trails. The Thomas T. Tucker and Sirkelsvlei trails will take you past numerous wrecks left behind on the rocky shoreline. The trails range from roughly 2–5 miles (3–7 kilometers) in length and include uneven, rocky terrain.
Address: Cape Point, South Africa
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Cape Point Flying Dutchman Funicular Ticket (One way Down)

Cape Point Flying Dutchman Funicular Ticket (One way Down)

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The line runs from a lower station at the Cape Point car park, up an incline through dense fynbos to the upper lighthouse. The funicular leaves from the lower station every three minutes, comfortably accommodates 40 passengers per car, and can transport 450 persons to the upper lighthouse per hour, making it the ideal way to whisk closer to the lighthouse even during peak times.
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  • 8 hours
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US$5.57
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Cape Point Flying Dutchman Funicular Ticket (One way Up)

Cape Point Flying Dutchman Funicular Ticket (One way Up)

The line runs from a lower station at the Cape Point car park, up an incline through dense fynbos to the upper lighthouse. The funicular leaves from the lower station every three minutes, comfortably accommodates 40 passengers per car, and can transport 450 persons to the upper lighthouse per hour, making it the ideal way to whisk closer to the lighthouse even during peak times.
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  • 8 hours
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Skip the Line: Cape Town Jazz Safari Ticket

Skip the Line: Cape Town Jazz Safari Ticket

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Spend an evening enjoying some of the best jazz music in Cape Town during a Jazz Safari. Meet some of the city’s jazz musicians, have dinner in the home of a local jazz artist, and take in two live performances during an evening tour of the Mother City.
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  • 4 hours
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US$121.16
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Cape of Good Hope and Penguins Full-Day Tour From Cape Town

Cape of Good Hope and Penguins Full-Day Tour From Cape Town

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Join us on a sightseeing trip to the most south westerly point of Africa in a small group.Comfort as well as a much better personal interaction quality with the driver guide is guaranteed.See the penguins from point blank and get personal with the richest floral kingdom in the world.Pick ups and drop offs are at door to door service.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Cape Point and Boulder's Beach Penguins Tour: Including Park fee

Cape Point and Boulder's Beach Penguins Tour: Including Park fee

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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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US$54.79
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Cape of Good hope & Cape Point Morning Tour

Cape of Good hope & Cape Point Morning Tour

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The Cape of Good Hope & Cape Point morning tour is a “must do” trip when visiting Cape Town. The sightseeing Cape of Good Hope & Cape Point tour will take you all the way down in Cape Point Nature reserve to Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope and all around the Cape Peninsula. It is one of Cape Town’s top ten tourist attractions and ranks with the most scenic drives in the world. The circular route from Cape Town down Cape Point nature reserve and back is approximately 180 kilometers in total. You’ll travel along the Atlantic seaboard the Twelve Apostles mountain range to Hout Bay and along Chapman’s Peak drive one of the most spectacular scenic routes in the world. By mid morning you will reach Cape Point nature reserve, we will drive all the way to Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope. Enough time will be allowed for you to walk to the old light house. Our return journey to Cape Town will take you along the False Bay coastline with a visit to the African penguin colony at Boulders beach.
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  • 5 hours
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US$74.51
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Cape Point Sightseeing Tour

Cape Point Sightseeing Tour

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Enjoy a beautiful drive to Cape Point from Cape Town on a half-day tour. The scenic route of Chapman's Peak Road takes you along the water past Hout Bay Harbour and Boulders Beach, with its resident African penguins, to Cape Point. It’s part of Table Mountain National Park, and there are spectacular views from the Cape of Good Hope.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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US$69.89
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Cape Town Super Saver: Cape Point Highlights Tour plus Wine Tasting in Stellenbosch

Cape Town Super Saver: Cape Point Highlights Tour plus Wine Tasting in Stellenbosch

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Combine two top-selling tours for a discounted price with this Cape Town Super Saver. See both scenic Cape Point, along one of the most beautiful coastal roads in the country; and charming Stellenbosch, the historic home of South Africa’s winemaking world. Cover the highlights of the Western Cape in one day, including a wine tasting session, for an ideal introduction to Cape Town culture.
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  • 8 hours
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US$106.76
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Cape Peninsula Tour from Cape Town

Cape Peninsula Tour from Cape Town

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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. See seals in Hout Bay (with optional Duiker 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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US$96.93
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Full Day Cape Point Sightseeing Tour

Full Day Cape Point Sightseeing Tour

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Join us to enjoy a live-guided day excursion to visit the Penguins at Boulders Beach, Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope. This tour offers you over 1 hour at the penguin beach, over 2 hours at Cape Point to fully explore this gem and Unesco Heritage site and another 30 minutes at the Cape of Good Hope. Lunch at your own expense. You can also choose to join the optional, guided hike from Cape Point to the Cape of Good Hope (approx 40 minutes, requires medium fitness & good walking shoes). After a day spent exploring, sit back in your seat and enjoy the coastal drive back to Cape Town via Scarborough and Kommetjie, with spectacular views from the Ou Kaapse Weg mountain pass. Free WIFI and USB charging stations available at your seat. Please note: This tour does not include the entrance tickets to the Cape Point park or the Penguin beach, which are payable on the day. Cape Point R 340 and Penguins R 170 (South African citizens with valid photo ID: Cape Point R 85 & Penguins R 40)
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  • 8 hours
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Private Cape Of Good Hope Tour with Table Mountain Ticket Including Park Fees

Private Cape Of Good Hope Tour with Table Mountain Ticket Including Park Fees

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A unique opportunity to discover Cape of Good Hope and Table Mountain in one day. See the Penguin Colony on this private day tour. Take in panoramic views from Table Mountain. Skip the line to purchase Table Mountain Tickets as this tour comes with a pre-booked Table Mountain ticket for you. Skip the big buses group tours
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  • 10 hours
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Cape Point & Boulders Beach Penguins Small Group Day Tour from Cape Town

Cape Point & Boulders Beach Penguins Small Group Day Tour from Cape Town

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Discover the wonders of the Cape Peninsula on a full-day tour. Depart from Cape Town for the coastal town of Hout Bay, where you'll have free time to peruse craft markets, stroll beaches, or cruise over to Duiker Island (own expense) to view resident Cape fur seals. Next travel along the spectacularly scenic Chapman's Peak Drive, detouring at Cape Point nature reserve en route to the stunning and remote Cape of Good Hope. Round out your trip with an optional visit to Boulders Beach, home to hundreds of African penguins.
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  • 8 hours
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US$88.50
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Full-day Cape Point and Constantia Wine Tasting Private Tour from Cape Town

Full-day Cape Point and Constantia Wine Tasting Private Tour from Cape Town

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Get to the highlights of the Cape Peninsula during a private day tour from Cape Town. See gorgeous coastal sights along Chapman’s Peak Road, take in the stunning views from the Cape of Good Hope, watch the adorable resident African penguins on Boulders Beach, and enjoy samples of some of South Africa’s famous wines at Groot Constantia winery in the Constantia Valley. See it all with a private guide and driver.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$245.84
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Cape Peninsula Guided Private Day Trip from Cape Town

Cape Peninsula Guided Private Day Trip from Cape Town

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$126.43
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