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Cape Point and Boulder's Beach Penguins Full Day Tour

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Cape Point and Boulder's Beach Penguins Full Day Tour
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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English
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Overview

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.
  • Tour of Cape Point and Boulder's Beach penguin colony from Cape Town
  • See endangered African penguins in their natural habitat
  • Visit the Good Hope Nature Reserve
  • Explore Cape Point
  • Take an optional hike if you'd like
  • Round-trip transport from Cape Town included
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Guided by a local English speaking South African expert tour guide
1 hour at the Boulders beach penguin Colony & 2 hours at Cape Point
Guided hike from Cape Point to the Cape of Good Hope (medium fitness & walking shoes required)
Complimentary pick-up from many of our stops near all hotels
Transportation in a modern, spacious double deck, air-conditioned motor-coach
Comfortable reclining seat with ample leg room, big vista windows and free Wifi
Cost of Lunch (Restaurant or Take Away available)
Boulders Beach Admission ticket
Funicular cablecar ticket at Cape Point (if required)

Departure Point

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

Look out for the City Sightseeing Tour office: Located outside the 2 Oceans Aquarium Tour departs @ 09h30 (15/12 - 10/01 @ 08h40)

Departure Time

9:30 AM

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Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

Camps Bay, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa

Look out for the City Sightseeing Bus Stop opposite the BAY HOTEL @ 08h55 (15/12 - 10/01 @ 08h05)

Departure Time

9:30 AM

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Departure Point

14 Queens Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8060, South Africa

Look out for the City Sightseeing Bus Stop on the cnr of Queens & Alexander Road, Sea Point @ 09h05 (15/12 - 10/01 @ 08h18)

Departure Time

9:30 AM

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Departure Point

271 Beach Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa

Look out for the City Sightseeing Bus Stop on the cnr of Beach & St Johns Road, Sea Point @ 09h10 (15/12 - 10/01 @ 08h23)

Departure Time

9:30 AM

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Departure Point

221 Beach Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa

Look out for the City Sightseeing Bus Stop opposite the Winchester Mansions Hotel @ 09h12 (15/12 - 10/01 @ 08h25)

Departure Time

9:30 AM

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Departure Point

100 Beach Rd, Mouille Point, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa

Look out for the City Sightseeing Bus Stop just past the Green Point lighthouse @ 09h16 (15/12 - 10/01 @ 08h29)

Departure Time

9:30 AM

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Departure Point

7 Walter Sisulu Ave, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa

Look out for the City Sightseeing Bus Stop outside the Sky Hotel @ 09h37 (15/12 - 10/01 @ 08h50)

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

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Departure Point

81 Long St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa

City Sightseeing office @ 09h40 (15/12 - 10/01 @ 08h50)

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

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Departure Point

Orange St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

Look out for the City Sightseeing Bus Stop cnr Orange & Hatfield Street @ 09h47 (15/12 - 10/01 @ 09h00)

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • R 360 Cape Point Park fee included (if this option is selected)
  • Air conditioned luxury coach
  • English Live Commentary
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Sightseeing South Africa
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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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 Cape Point and Boulder's Beach Penguins Full Day Tour?
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
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What is the policy on sanitization during Cape Point and Boulder's Beach Penguins Full Day Tour?
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
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What is the social distancing policy during Cape Point and Boulder's Beach Penguins Full Day Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Cape Point and Boulder's Beach Penguins Full Day Tour?
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 Cape Point and Boulder's Beach Penguins Full Day Tour.

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  • "If you plan to do the hike, and not ride the bus down, WEAR APPROPRIATE SHOES!" See review
  • "Much prefer the large bus experience for view and comfort over smaller vans." See review
  • "I would say there is perhaps too long spent at the lighthouse / lunch at the cape - I would have preferred a longer hike or more time with the penguins." See review

Reviews

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Facing your fears
LuciaNomsa_M
, Dec 2021
The walk from the bus to the Cape Point scenery walk, I am afraid of heights and I am proud of myself that I manage to climb down the mountain
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star-4
Great tour, great guide but lunch takes far too long
Elisa_P
, Dec 2021
Wonderful day out & great guide, the only thing that I would change is the lunch option, we were given 2 hours to have lunch and then walk down 15' to see the penguins at Boulders Beach, however more than 1 hour was taken up by the lunch as the restaurant was extremely slow, leaving only about 30' for the main attraction. Either the tour organisers can sort this out (eg arranging a set menu in advance or taking food orders on the bus) or I would recommend you bring a sandwich along.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thanks for the feedback. Lunch normally takes 1h and the penguin visit takes 1h. Given these are the busiest 5 days of the year, I assume the restaurant was under some pressure. (There are not many left on the route after Covid!) I am sure it will be better after the New Year when things return to a normal form of busy!
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star-5
Very highly recommended.
Lesley_P
, Dec 2021
I highly recommend this day tour. There was nothing I could fault as everything was exceptionally well organized. Brahm the guide provided an amazing commentary. Lesley
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star-5
Great value!
KHATIJA_J
, Sep 2021
The tour was a great value for the time spent going to see the penguins and ro cape point. Brahm was a great guide and so knowledgeable, personable, and funny! We even did the hike with him down to cape of good hope which was totally worth it. Definitely recommend!
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star-3
Did mot deliver on what was advertised
Russ_W
, Aug 2021
The tour in part was not representative of what was advertised: 1. No ‘ modern double deck, air conditioned motor coach’ no comfortable reclining seat with ample leg room , big vista windows. Instead an hotel/airport type shuttle bus (Iveco) with no seat recline, leg room or any real views was provided) There was no option available for a restaurant or takeaway at Cape Point or for that matter the funicular . Sorry for those with mobility constraints (apparently closed on Tuesdays). The company obviously contracted this out ( price on the contracted companies website is almost half of what was charged. I checked afterwards, so don’t make this mistake! For lunch the guide/driver made a plan and we all picked up sandwiches at Woolies for a picnic on the beach. The guide himself was entertaining though, and was a wealth of knowledge. However, it felt like paying for business class and getting an economy seat ( at least for the bus experience shich would have made a huge difference and justify the price). Social distancing in times of covid was difficult due to the very small bus. The ad needs to reflect reality and specifically state on which days there are changes to what is being sold at a premium price.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Our tours have been conducted in a smaller 15 seater vehicle that still offers free wifi and individual seating. You may have realised that during the Covid pandemic tourism has essentially stopped. As a result we have operated smaller groups in smaller vehicles and to date every passenger has been very happy about the more personal interaction! Yes the restaurant at Cape Point has closed (Covid casualty) but our guide has found that our guests actually are very happy to buy a take away and then spend time on the beach enjoying this. I am sorry you felt you got less than you paid for. We sell the tour at the same price on Viator/Tripadvisor as in our office - unless you are comparing the tour ticket price excluding the Cape Point Park entry ticket with that included option. R 460 VS R 790 (R 340 of that goes to the park for the entry ticket). I can assure you that you're not out of pocket as either way the park entry needs to be paid. Either upfront or on the day. We believe we are still offering a superior experience during very difficult times and also hope that as tourism is on the up again, our double deck Cape Point coaches will make a return.
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star-5
Amazing experience
Gerasimos_A
, Jun 2021
Exciting experience, amazing coastline,nature,the guide was perfect,explain all details for everything,we saw boulder beach , and the southest point in africa.
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star-5
Excellent tour
Alexia_F
, Apr 2021
Wonderful day and great tour. It's a really interesting tour, our guide was really preparated Really recommended
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star-5
Beautiful scenery
Arika_B
, Mar 2020
This was a great tour. The bus ride is very comfortable. The tour guide and people who worked on the bus were excellent. Our tour guide actually talked the entire 1-1/2 hour ride to Cape point which I thought was amazing. He was very informative and I learned a lot. Also it was not as annoying as it may sound. Once we arrived to Cape point we had enough time to eat and explore the area and get some beautiful pics. Also if you like to hike, the hike to the lighthouse is a nice not too strenuous hike. There were other hiking trails but took longer to do and this tour doesn't allow enough time for that. If you are interested in that, I suggest driving there yourself or hiring a private car. Its such a beautiful place. Boulders beach was very nice also. That particular day it was very windy so it made it hard to be on the actual beach. But it didn't prevent you from seeing the penguins as the were freely roaming the beach. I definitely recommend this tour.
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star-5
Enjoy it
Luo_S
, Mar 2020
Cool experience! Professional guider. Pretty enjoy this trip. And love Cape Town! Really recommend this experience!
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star-5
Long day but really worth it.
Andrea
, Mar 2020
Our guide Rickie was knowledgable and entertaining. We felt a little rushed at Cape Point as we needed to eat and wanted to go up the funicular, we managed it though. Great to see Cape of Good Hope. Boulders beach was the highlight!
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