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Cape Peninsula: Full-Day Small Group Tour with Penguins

1. Cape Peninsula: Full-Day Small Group Tour with Penguins

You’ll be picked up at your Cape Town accommodation in the morning by a qualified tour guide/driver in a luxury minibus, and taken on an all-inclusive, full-day Cape Peninsula tour. Drive along the scenic coastal route known as the French Riviera, with the mountains on one side and the ocean on the other, and see what makes this coastline so special. Pass through Bantry Bay, Clifton, Camps Bay and Llundadno beaches along Chapman's Peak drive and enjoy a photo stop at Maiden's Cove. In Hout Bay you’ll have the option of taking a boat to Seal Island to get a closer look at the seal population (not included in the tour price). After exploring the harbor in Hout Bay, the tour continues on to Noordhoek village for an optional stop to try the best coffee roasted this side of the Cape (additional cost). The next stop is at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point, where you'll explore the reserve, see the Dias Beacon and also where the two currents meet. You can hike up to the top to see the Cape Point Lighthouse or take the Funicular (additional cost). From Cape Point, you’ll continue on toward Boulders Beach and stop to see the penguin colony, encountering these fascinating creatures at close range. Enjoy the scenic Boyes Drive and see Kalk Bay and Muizenburg. The return route to Cape Town will be via the Old Cape Road, and the day ends with a drop off at your accommodation.

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Hout Bay: Seal Island and Marine Life Guided Boat Tour

2. Hout Bay: Seal Island and Marine Life Guided Boat Tour

Set off from Hout Bay and pass Sentinal Mountain on your way toward Duiker Island. Once there, stop to admire the over 4,000 fur seals that live on Duiker Island, and learn about them and their history with your guide. Next, head toward the scenic and photographic area of De Jossie, underneath Chapman's Peak. Cruise alongside Chapman's Peak as your guide informs you about the granite and cave. To conclude your tour, get ready to hold on tight and feel your adrenaline pumping. Experience a speed run on your boat and spin through 360-degree turns on your way back to the harbor.

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Cape Town: Private Full-Day Cape of Good Hope Tour

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

Be collected from your accommodation in Cape Town at around 9:00 AM by a Mercedes Benz C-class, Hyundai H1, Toyota Quantum GL, or Mercedes Benz Sprinter for larger groups. Head out on your full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula with a qualified guide. If this is your first time in Cape Town, you will be taken on a 30-minute city orientation tour before heading out.  Travel along the Atlantic seaboard, driving between the mountains and the ocean, and pass through Bantry Bay, Clifton, Camps Bay, Llandudno, and Chapman's Peak. Make a photograph stop at Maiden's Cove. Stop in Hout Bay, where you will have the option of taking a boat to Seal Island. For lunch, you can enjoy the fresh seafood at harbor eateries. Alternatively, a light meal will be available further on at Noordhoek village, along with the best coffee this side of the Cape at Roast Village.  Next, set off for the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and the Cape Point lighthouse, a popular stop for photographs. See the Dias and da Gama monuments and the local fauna and flora. You may also encounter some baboons and other wildlife. Enjoy an optional wine tasting of the region’s best Sauvignon Blanc at Cape Point Vineyard or a stop at the Cape Point ostrich farm. Continue to Simon’s Town to see the monument of the Great Dane dog who made his own history in the South African Navy. Visit Boulder's Beach and see the penguin colony. Return to Cape Town and pass through Fish Hoek and Muizenburg, via the Old Cape Road, with an optional stop at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, if time allows. You can be dropped off at your accommodation or a restaurant of your choice in Cape Town. 

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Cape Peninsula & Boulders Beach Private Day Tour

4. Cape Peninsula & Boulders Beach Private Day 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.

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Cape Town: The Cape Point Instagram Small Group Tour

5. Cape Town: The Cape Point Instagram Small Group Tour

Embark on a fun-filled day tour in Cape Town - one of the most unique cities in the world with beautiful ocean and mountainous drives, spectacular landscapes and iconic heritage monuments. This tour is designed for those who wish to visit the most iconic and picturesque sites throughout the city. On top of snapping some Instagram-worthy pictures, you'll learn about the Cape Town culture and history behind those sites. Your guide will be available to take pictures for you while you strike the perfect pose. Position yourself inside the photo-ready frame with Table Mountain as a backdrop. Visit the colourful houses in the Cape Malay Quarter known as the Bo Kaap and learn about its heritage and cultures. Drive along the Atlantic Seaboard with the oceans on one side and the mountains on the other and stop at Maiden's Cove with 12 Apostles as a backdrop. Take a boat to Seal Island to visit the Seals colony. Stop over at the viewpoint along Chapmans Peak drive, one of the most scenic routes in the world. Visit Boulders Penguins colony and take a selfie with these enchanting sea creatures. A trip to the Cape of Good Hope affords you not only a photo opportunity but also to learn about the the history of this monumental nature reserve. You may encounter a baboon, so please take care not to venture too closely as these are wild animals and may be dangerous. Then take the Funicular to the Cape Point Lighthouse and see where the Two Ocean Currents meet. End off the day with a snapshot in front of the coloured houses on Muizenberg Beachfront. Drop off will be between 6:00 and 6:30 PM.

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Cape Town: Shark Cage Dive

6. Cape Town: Shark Cage Dive

This half-day tour, just outside Cape Town, allows you to see a variety of shark species throughout the year according to the seasons, weather, water temperature, and other factors. Venture to Seal Island or Cape Point to see seven-gill cow sharks, mako sharks, blue sharks, and great white sharks. The location for the day will be determined by the best shark activity and sea conditions and will be confirmed with you the day before your trip. A small group of guests onboard allows for better viewing opportunities and a longer cage dive. The cage accommodates four guests comfortably and is fixed to the boat just above the surface of the water.

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Cape of Good Hope Full-Day Private Tour

7. Cape of Good Hope Full-Day Private Tour

Discover the beauty of the Atlantic Seaboard, including the Blue Flag beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay. Visit the small fishing village of Hout Bay and encounter bustling markets along the way. Get the option to see thousands of seals on Seal Island Enter the Cape Point Nature Reserve on the tip of the peninsula, and then head to Simon's Town to explore the thriving harbor and attractions such as the navy museum in the hometown of the South African Navy. Enjoy the quiet of the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens at the foot of Devil's Peak mountain and wander through a forest of fragrant plants before the return trip to Cape Town.

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Cape Peninsula Full-Day Tour from Cape Town

8. Cape Peninsula Full-Day Tour from Cape Town

Discover the south-western tip of the Cape Peninsula and marvel at some of the most spectacular views in the world. The drive from Cape Town passes steep mountains, secluded coves, and sweeping stretches of beach. Your full-day tour begins with a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast, passing through the cosmopolitan suburbs of Sea Point and Camps Bay, where you’ll have spectacular views of the Table Mountain range. Continue to the fishing village of Hout Bay, one of Cape Town's best-kept secrets. Enjoy an optional short boat trip to Duiker Island, time permitting, to see the Cape fur seals that inhabit the island. Next is the Cape Point Nature Reserve, covering an area of more than 17,300 acres. The reserve is home to a variety of wildlife, including baboons, rhebok, Cape mountain zebra, bontebok, and the elusive eland. It is alsonone of the world's largest breeding grounds for tortoises. You’ll see the spot where, as per legend, the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet and feel the brisk wind that is said to have curative powers. Following the coastline along False Bay, you'll return to Cape Town by way of Simon's Town, with a stop to visit the penguin colony at Boulders Beach. Before your return, stop for afternoon tea and cake and a visit to Rhodes Memorial, situated on the slopes of Table Mountain, offering spectacular views across the city. Then, return to Cape Town, passing the University of Cape Town and the Groote Schuur Hospital.

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Simon's Town: Seal Island Boat Tour

9. Simon's Town: Seal Island Boat Tour

Go on a boat trip from Simon’s Town to Seal Island. Discover the 60,000-strong population of Cape Fur seals that gives the island its name. At the start of your cruise, you will be able to see African Penguins swimming to or from their feeding grounds and see the Roman Rock Lighthouse before heading off to Seal Island. You will also spy diverse seabirds, whales, dolphins, sunfish, and many other species of marine wildlife. Relax on board a 30-foot catamaran with a walk-around cockpit, allowing for good freedom of movement around the vessel. In the enclosed cabin there is an electric-flush toilet and double bed to make your time at sea as comfortable as possible.

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Cape Point Full-Day Tour From Cape Town

10. Cape Point Full-Day Tour From Cape Town

Cape Point is located just 60 kilometers from Cape Town in a nature reserve within Table Mountain National Park. It is the most southwestern tip of the African continent, and popularly referred to as the mythical meeting place of the Atlantic and Indian oceans. Discovered in 1488 by Bartholomeu Dias, Cape Point has long been an important navigational landmark. The 9-hour tour begins in Cape Town and the drive takes you along the scenic Atlantic coast with the stunning backdrop of Table Mountain, Lion's Head and the 12 Apostles mountains. After a short stop at Clifton Beach your drive continues past Camps Bay and then on spectacular Chapman's Peak Drive to the quaint fishing village of Hout Bay. Visit Hout Bay to explore an arts and crafts market and if you like, choose the optional boat ride to Seal Island. Drive past the suburb of Noordhoek, known for its picturesque shoreline and long, wide sandy beach, and then the charming villages of Kommetjie and Scarborough, as you make your way to Table Mountain National Park. As you drive through Table Mountain National Park to Cape Point, be on the lookout for Chacma baboons, ostrich and antelope. When you reach Cape Point you can walk up to the historic lighthouse (or take a 3-minute funicular ride) for magnificent, panoramic ocean views. Next is a short ride to the official southwestern-most point on the tip of Africa, at the Cape of Good Hope. Be sure to get a photo at the famous sign! Begin the journey back to Cape Town with a drive along the eastern side of the Cape Peninsula, stopping to visit the penguin colony at Boulder's Beach in Simon's Town. Pass the coastal town of Fish Hoek and the popular surfing site of Muizenburg, with a short stop to see the world-famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. At the end of the day you’ll be dropped off at your Cape Town hotel. Please note that the private tour option excludes entrance to Cape Point.

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What people are saying about Seal Island

Overall rating

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based on 270 reviews

The most incredible tour to see the iconic sites around Cape Town! Money well spent as the day included beautiful sights, incredible history, and the most amazing time. Would highly recommend! Our guide Barnabas (Marshall) was truly one-in-a-million and made the tour that much more enjoyable!

I can really recommend the tour to anyone who has little time to explore the city. All important and interesting places were shown. The pick-up and the tour were on top and the guide was super friendly. Worthwhile every second !!!!!!

It was a great day, very fun and diverse. Nice tour guide with a lot of knowledge. Perfect timing of everything.

That was amazing tour. Our guide was very attentive and the tour ran very well.

what a wonderful experience. Would definately recommend it.