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From Cape Town: Cape Point and Boulders Beach Full-Day Tour

1. From Cape Town: Cape Point and Boulders Beach Full-Day Tour

Discover Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope on this guided day trip from Cape Town. Marvel at the beauty of nature as you stop at Boulders Beach to spot whales, ostrich, and other animals it shelters. The full-day tour leaves Cape Town in the morning for the spectacular landscapes of the Cape Peninsula. Enjoy a scenic drive to Boulders Beach through Muizenberg and Fish Hoek. Stop to see the penguins at Boulders Beach before heading to Cape Point, in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Be on the lookout for antelope, ostrich and other game. Scan the ocean for whales during the Cape's whale season (July-November). Enjoy lunch (at your own expense) before joining the optional hike from Cape Point to the Cape of Good Hope headland (medium fitness required). Sit back and enjoy the coastal drive back to Cape Town, taking in spectacular views from the Ou Kaapse Weg mountain pass.

From Cape Town: Cape Peninsula & Boulders Penguin Beach Tour

2. From Cape Town: Cape Peninsula & Boulders Penguin Beach Tour

First, make a quick stop in the heart of Cape Town city center to discover the colorful community known as Bo-kaap. Then, head straight for the coastline. Pass by affluent suburbs with some of the best beaches near the city, stopping for photos at Camps Bay. Proceed on towards Hout Bay seated in between gigantic mountains and the Atlantic.  Enjoy an optional scenic 40-minute round-trip boat ride to Seal Island. Resume your tour via the world-famous Chapman's Peak Drive. Marvel at this road engineering feat as you wind over the edge of the mountains; this scenic drive is not for the faint-hearted. Next, arrive at the Cape of Goodhope Nature Reserve just after midday. Discover the rich plant life of the Cape, early human history, maritime history and if you are lucky you might be able to have a mini safari.  Reach the southwesternmost point of the continent - the Cape of Good Hope - and take a photo with the sign. Hiking is recommended but no swimming because of sheer riptides. Carry on to Cape Point and walk for 20 minutes one way up to a historic lighthouse. You could also take a funicular at your own account if you are not in the mood for walking. Feel free to stop for lunch at the world-class seafood restaurant with a sea view or grab a quick bite in the food shop next door. Next, embark on a journey to Simon's Town for a special date with the endangered African penguins at Boulders Beach. Spend about 45 minutes at the penguin colony before you head back to Cape Town along the coastline. Pass through the quaint towns on this historically known Millionaire's Mile. Hear fun facts about the navy and Just Nuisance - the only dog in the world to have been an able seaman. Finally, discover Kalk Bay and Muizenberg Beach, the surfer's corner before returning to the starting point.

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

3. Cape Town: Cape of Good Hope and Penguins Full-Day Tour

Discover the scenic beauty of the Mother city and it's breath taking landscapes on this full-day guided tour. You will have the pleasure of seeing the multicultural reaches of the Bo-Kaap neighbourhood where Malay, Indian and Dutch traditions coalesce between the sights and grab the opportunity of picturesque colourful houses. Enjoy the drive along the Atlantic Seaboard passing through Bantry Bay, Clifton and Camps Bay which draws crowds to it's namesake beaches, known for it's fine sand, natural rock swimming pool and the views of Twelve Apostles mountains and Chapmans peak drive which offers the most mind blowing and breath catching views (weather permitting).Arrive at Hout Bay Harbour where you have the option to board a boat cruise to the Cape Fur seal colony on Duiker Island or spend free time browsing the local curio shops at the harbour. Noedhoek Farm village has the best coffee and juice for your pallet(optional). Set out to visit the Cape of Good Hope (Africa’s most South Westerly tip), Hiking trails to the summit of the Cape makes for great activity and sightseeing to explore. Next, is Cape Point you have the option of taking the Funicular ( own expense) or walk up to the Lighthouse while enjoying the Cape Floral Kingdom. After Cape Point head on to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and check out the playful African Penguin family. Relax back as you pass through Simon's Town, home to the South African Navy's Naval Base located on the shores of False Bay. You will pass by Kalk Bay and Muizenburg where surfers experience the thrill of riding waves. You will be dropped off at your accommodation or any location of your choice.

From Cape Town: Cape of Good Hope Guided Private Tour

4. From Cape Town: Cape of Good Hope Guided Private Tour

See the world-famous beauty of the Mother City as you drive through Cape Town and its surrounding area on this guided tour. Visit historic sites like Bo-Kaap, visit Maiden’s Cove, see African Penguins at Boulder’s Beach, and more. After being picked up, your first destination will be the colorful area of historic Bo-Kaap. These brightly colored houses represent the freedom of the slaves who settled there. Once you’ve taken your full of photos there, the next stop will be the majestic Maiden’s Cove, known as millionaire’s paradise. You’ll understand why: a tidal pool with mountains on one side and the ocean on the other make it a one-in-a-million location.  Next stop will be at Houtbay Harbour, where you have the option to do the boat ride to the Seal Island. Here you will be able to enjoy a 45minute boat ride and see over 300 Cape Fur Seals with smal external ears. From there, pass over the famous Chapman’s Peak Drive, one of the top ten scenic drives in the world. 6 miles in length and with about 114 curves, it's the perfect place to stop for photos of the surrounding area, with magnificent ocean views. From there, it's through the charming town of Noordhoek. Known for its excellent coffee, there are also souvenir shops, cafes, and a bakery for those with a sweet tooth.  Next, you’ll arrive at Boulder’s Beach, likely filled to the brim with its cute inhabitants – African Penguins!  Final stop will be at the Cape Point Lighthouse and The Cape of Good Hope.

Cape Town: Seal Island, Cape of Good Hope& Penguins Private

5. Cape Town: Seal Island, Cape of Good Hope& Penguins Private

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product. Drive Pass by Sea Point Western Cape , Bantry Bay nestled at the foothills of the Lion's head mountain is an affluent suburb very well known for its wind free status, Pass By: Clifton, Clifton which is a prestigious neighborhood in Cape Town with expensive real estate, The four Clifton beaches that are naturally divided into 4 by granite boulders ■Stop At: Camp's Bay Beach, at Maiden's Cove for Instagram and Facebook photographs with magnificent views of the Twelve Apostles at the backdrop. Camps Bay Beach combined with the views of Table Mountain, Lion's Head and the beautiful suburbs of Clifton, Camps Bay etc. Duration: 10 minutes From Camp's Bay, known as the Beverly Hills of Cape Town, Famous for being one the most photogenic cites in the world. Enjoy the majestic sunset, the perfect destination for Sundowners. a town known for it's thriving fishing community with a lovely fishing factory . ■Stop At: Seal Island. Travelers will stop at Hout Bay harbour whereby you may hop an optional ferry ride and embark on a 45 minute scenic journey to an Island inhabited by more than 5 thousand Cape fur seals. You will see the seals from the land if you are not comfortable to take the ferry ride you may spend some time exploring the craft market for the duration of the ferry ride. Duration: 45 minutes ■Stop At: Chapman's Peak Drive a Mountain side road locally known as chappies. Chapman's peak is an engineering masterpiece that meanders for 10km along the giant Chapman's peak mountains that seems to drop into the ocean like an avalanche. Travelers will have the opportunity stop at the viewing point for photographs, enjoy the views of the Ocean, lovely Cliffs Edge and spectacular landscape. Duration: 15 minutes ■Stop At: Noordhoek Farm Village, with the breathtaking views of Noordhoek and Travelers will have the option to enjoy some of the best coffee brewed in Cape Town at the Village Roast for their own account. Duration: 25 minutes ■Stop at Ostrich farm to see the largest bird in planet. For 10 minutes Cape Point Nature Reserve is home to the most south western corner of Africa (Cape of good hope). Rich fauna and flora makes this place a biodiversity hotspot. ■Stop At: Old Cape Point lighthouse. Walk or take an Optional funicular (at own cost) up to Oldest Lighthouse for a 360 degree view of the national park. Duration: 1 hour. ■Cape of Good the most south western point of Africa continent. Where meets the warm Agulhas current of the Indian Ocean. Photographs on the sign board. ■Stop At : Boulders beach Penguin Colony , you will be escort to the viewing point to see the African Penguins at close range. Duration: 45 minutes. ■Stop in Simon's town for Lunch for 1 hour ■ Stop at Muizenberg where travelers will see the colorful beach huts from the top of the mountain the beach, huts used as changing rooms for 10 minutes ■ Stop will be at the Bo-Kaap Malay Quarter for 25 minutes.

Cape Town: Guided Marine Wildlife Cruise and Cape Point Tour

6. Cape Town: Guided Marine Wildlife Cruise and Cape Point Tour

Immerse yourself in the thriving center of the "Mother City" and experience a fun combination tour of both the land and the sea. The tour starts with a trip to the waterfront for a 1.5-hour cruise of Table Bay. You can marvel at the amazing sea life that lives here including seals, penguins, and dolphin pods, and if you’re lucky enough you might even spot a whale. From here you can also enjoy the stunning views of Table Mountain and Robben Island from the water, and can snap some incredible photos as the wildlife appears before you. Following the boat ride, you can enjoy a stroll along the waterfront's indoor food market and taste the flavors of the region with a selection of local delicacies and traditional treats. Once lunch is over, you will return to your guide in time for the afternoon peninsula tour. You will drive past the beautiful scenery of the Twelve Apostles before your first stop of Hout Bay, the fishermen's town. Next, drive through Africa's most iconic road, Chapman's Peak, and keep an eye open when you enter the Cape Point National Park as you might spot zebras, ostriches, baboons, and elands. On your way back up to Cape Town, you will make a final stop in Simon's Town in False bay for a non-intrusive visit to see its most famous residents, the Jackass Penguins on Boulder's Beach (optional).

From Cape Town: Cape Point National Park E-Bike Tour

7. From Cape Town: Cape Point National Park E-Bike Tour

All our tours are guided at a leisurely pace, offering a soft adventure nature experience. We have availability for up to 4 guests per experience. This small intimate group allows us to immerse ourselves in nature and fully absorb the surroundings. Activity only tour includes: Meet us at the start of the activity at the Cape Point Nature Reserve entrance at 09:00, we will make our way into the park, off load the bicycles and enjoy an approx. 2 to 3 hour cycle through the nature reserve enjoying the fantastic ocean views and stunning fynbos. We load the bicycles up and make our way to the Cape Point Funicular where you can explore the lighthouse. Age restrictions: Private Tour – 12 years and above Scheduled Tour – 16 years and above Cape Point is on the most South Westerly tip of Africa in the Cape Point National Park. A total must-visit! Cape Point as it's simply breath-taking, and the only attraction we offer with well-surfaced roads. This is excellent terrain to get you comfortable in the saddle on the e-bike. We start the tour at the Buffels Bay visitor centre where we set off to traverse the park on our E-bikes, taking in the famous diverse floral kingdom and wildlife including a variety of antelope, ostriches and baboons. And, don't forget about the ride along the coast's crashing surf, simply stunning. Ending up back at the Buffels Bay visitor centre we load up the bicycles and make our way to the lighthouse where we take a funicular ride to visit this historic powerful lighthouse on a peak that rises up 250 m at the tip of the Point. This overlooks one of the most treacherous coastlines for mariners. The lighthouse was built as the most powerful in Africa with its light visible for over 60 km. Here the tour ends and you can enjoy the rest of your day under your own arrangements.

Cape Town: Selected Attractions of the Cape (private tour)

8. Cape Town: Selected Attractions of the Cape (private tour)

Explore the dreamlike Cape Peninsula in a relaxed way during an exclusive private tour. Travel comfortably on your private tour without and benefit from the individual attention of your guide. On the way, you will see some of the following destinations: - Enjoy the view splendid view on top of Table Mountain (weather permitting; alternatively Signal Hill) - Take a picture of the colourful changing cubicles on Muizenberg beach - Marvel at the famous Cape of Hope and Cape Point - Be entertained by the penguin colony at Boulders - Experience wine at a tasting or visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (time permitting)

Cape Town Cape Of Good Hope Tour & Penguins Tour

9. Cape Town Cape Of Good Hope Tour & Penguins Tour

Embark on a remarkable Cape Peninsula Tour and unlock the natural wonders of South Africa. From vibrant wildlife to breathtaking landscapes, this adventure promises an unforgettable journey. Welcome to our Cape Peninsula Tour, where you'll experience the best of South Africa's natural beauty. Our expert guides will take you on an extraordinary journey, unveiling the hidden treasures of this picturesque region. Sit back and relax as we embark on a breathtaking coastal drive along the Atlantic seaboard. Marvel at the rugged cliffs, pristine beaches, and the iconic Twelve Apostles mountain range. Capture postcard-worthy photographs and soak in the refreshing sea breeze. Prepare to be enchanted by the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, a haven of biodiversity. Walk amidst fynbos, the unique flora that thrives in this region, and keep an eye out for adorable African penguins at Boulders Beach. Explore the historic lighthouse perched atop the peninsula, offering panoramic views of the vast ocean. Experience the awe-inspiring Chapman's Peak Drive, considered one of the world's most scenic coastal routes. Wind your way along the rugged cliffs, as the road hugs the mountainside. Enjoy uninterrupted views of the sparkling ocean, sheer cliffs, and dramatic rock formations. This is a photographer's paradise. Discover the dramatic meeting point of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans at Cape Point. Take a leisurely hike or opt for the funicular ride up to the iconic lighthouse. Feel the invigorating sea spray as you stand at the southwesternmost tip of Africa, capturing unforgettable moments. Immerse yourself in South Africa's rich wildlife as you encounter playful baboons, ostriches, and an array of bird species. Keep your eyes peeled for majestic antelope roaming freely in their natural habitat. Enhance your experience with optional activities such as boat trips to Seal Island or indulging in delectable seafood at a local seaside restaurant. These add-ons will further enrich your adventure, providing memories to cherish. Our knowledgeable and passionate guides will accompany you throughout the tour, sharing captivating stories, historical insights, and extensive knowledge of the area. They ensure a memorable and personalized experience. Enjoy the intimacy of a small group tour, fostering camaraderie among fellow travelers. Benefit from personalized attention from our guides and have ample opportunities to ask questions, ensuring a deeper understanding of the region. Travel in air-conditioned vehicles, ensuring a comfortable journey. We pick you up and drop you off at your accommodation, saving you time and hassle. Your safety is our top priority. Rest assured that our tours comply with all necessary safety regulations and guidelines, providing you with peace of mind.Book your adventure today and let us take you on an extraordinary journey.

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Really really enjoyed this day out! Definitely worth it!! We will look back so fondly at these memories. Charles and the team were so friendly and helpful and made the day great

The tour guide had a story about each and every stone on the way. He also gave some historic overview and had a very nice sense of humor. Highly recommended!

A huge thanks to Seraphine, he was so friendly and knowledgeable! My husband and I had a great day with lots of memories made.

Great tour! Loved the penguins. Make sure to take the hike from cape point to cape of good hope.

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