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From Cape Town: Cape of Good Hope and Penguins Guided Tour

1. From Cape Town: Cape of Good Hope and Penguins Guided Tour

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 a full-day Cape Peninsula tour. We begin with a drive-by city orientation tour of Cape Town City centre and a stop in the Bo-Kaap for photos with the colourful houses. Next, we drive along the scenic coastal route 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 Llandudno 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). The boat cruise takes approximately 45 minutes and we will view the seal colony from the boat. After exploring the harbour in Hout Bay, your tour continues on to Noordhoek village for an optional stop to try the best coffee roasted this side of the Cape (cost not included). 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 (cost not included). From Cape Point, you’ll continue on toward Boulders Beach and stop to see the penguin colony. Enjoy the scenic Boyes Drive and see Kalk Bay and St. James Beach with its colourful beach cabanas for optional photos. The return route to Cape Town will be via Old Cape Road, ending the day with a drop-off at your accommodation.

Hout Bay: Duiker Island Seal Colony Cruise

2. Hout Bay: Duiker Island Seal Colony Cruise

Choose from 40 a 60-minute cruise and sail off to Duiker Island to see thousands of Cape Fur Seals in their natural environment. Take in some of the most spectacular scenery the Cape Peninsula has to offer as you cruise along the rugged coastline from Hout Bay harbor.  As you cruise over the waters, get breathtaking views of the famous Chapman’s Peak Drive and the Sentinel Mountain, in addition to the chance to see other marine life including dolphins and whales. 40-minute Seal Colony Cruise: child-friendly cruise from Hout Bay harbor to Duiker Island the Seal Colony where you can view thousands of wild Cape Fur Seals, close up in their beautiful natural habitat. 60-Minute Seal and Shipwreck Cruise: see the Cape Fur Seals at Duiker Island and then continue below the Kabonkelberg mountain range to Moari Bay notoriously known for its Shipwrecks which ran aground in 1994 during one of the famous Cape winter storms. 60-Minute Chapmans Peak Cruise: set off from Hout Bay harbor to Duiker Island to view the Cape Fur Seals. From there the boat will cross the bay and travel back to the harbor along the cliffs and caves of Chapmans Peak.

Cape Town: Table Mountain, Cape Point, & Penguins Group Tour

3. Cape Town: Table Mountain, Cape Point, & Penguins Group Tour

Embark on a day of South African discovery on a bus tour from Cape Town. Head to majestic Table Mountain, the Cape of Good Hope, Muizenberg, and more to immerse yourself in the diverse culture and heritage of the region. Stop for lunch at your own expense and taste local flavors en route. Head out to your first stop: Table Mountain National Park, which was voted as one of the new seven wonders of the natural world. Let your guide accompany you into the lower cable car straight up to the top to explore the Table Mountain and enjoy it at your own pace. From Table Mountain drive past the upmarket residential area of Camps Bay, famous for travelers to take photographs of the sunset and to drive to the Atlantic seaboard of the peninsula. Continue past Llanduno and Hout Bay, a town known for its thriving fishing community. There, embark on an optional boat trip before driving on the world-famous road called Chapman's Peak Drive. Stop at Chapman's Peak Drive, a mountain-side road locally known as chappies with spectacular views of the ocean and mountains. The road is an engineering masterpiece that meanders for 10km along the giant Chapman's Peak Mountains that seem to drop into the ocean like an avalanche. At the Southern end of Chapman's Peak Drive is Noordhoek, which is an Afrikaans word translated into English as Noord-Corner. It was initially a farm where farmers use to plant fruit and vegetables to supply the ships calling from Simon's Town. Carry on to make a quick stop at an ostrich farm to see the largest bird in planet, learning about these flightless birds from a guide. Continue to Cape Point Nature Reserve, which 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 the Old Cape Point lighthouse, Cape Point Nature Reserve, and Cape Point South Africa. Walk or take an optional funicular up to oldest lighthouse for a 360-degree view of the national park. Yur next stop is the penguins' colony in Boulders Beach, where you can see African Penguins at close range, before stopping in Simon's Town for lunch at your own expense. After having your fill, carry on to see Muizenberg's colorful beach huts from the top of the mountain. Then, head to Bo-Kaap Malay Quarter, before heading back to Cape Town.

From Cape Town: Glass-Bottom Boat Seal Watching Tour

4. From Cape Town: Glass-Bottom Boat Seal Watching Tour

After departing from Hout Bay Harbour, the cruise will take you past 300 year old fortifications used to protect Hout Bay beach from enemy troops. Next the cruise will sail under the vertical cliffs of the iconic Sentinal Mountain with Chapmans Peak across the bay before the tour arrives at our destination, Duiker Island; More commonly known as "seal island" which is home to thousands of Cape Fur Seals and the Spectacular Kelp forests which are seen beneath the boat through our glass bottom viewing ports. After spending around 10 minutes with the seals, the tour will return to the harbour, pointing out any wildlife they may be along the way. Dolphins, whales and sunfish are often sighted. The experienced and knowledgeable crew are always on deck to answer any questions you might have.

Cape Town: Cape of Good Hope, Seals and Penguins Day Tour

5. Cape Town: Cape of Good Hope, Seals and Penguins Day Tour

Spend a day exploring the famous natural beauty and adorable wildlife of South Africa’s Cape Peninsular. Take photos at the Cape of Good Hope sign, see seals and penguins, and enjoy the Chapman’s Peak drive. You can even meet an ostrich at an ostrich farm. Leaving Cape Town behind, drive by Bantry Bay nestled in the foothills of the Lion's Head, an affluent suburb well known for its wind-free status. Pass by Clifton, a prestigious neighborhood in Cape Town where the four Clifton beaches are naturally divided by granite boulders. Enjoy a photo stop at Maiden's Cove for social media-worthy pictures with magnificent views of the Twelve Apostles and Camp's Bay Beach. Continue to Hout Bay where you can hop an optional 45-minute ferry ride to Seal Island, inhabited by more than 5000 Cape fur seals. If you prefer to keep your feet on dry land, you can see the seals from the mainland and can use the time to explore the local craft market. Next up is 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 mountains that seem to drop into the ocean like an avalanche. There is a photo stop at the viewing point for views of the ocean and cliffs. Arriving at Noordhoek Farm Village, you have time to enjoy the breathtaking views of Noordhoek and have the option to enjoy some of the best coffee brewed in Cape Town at the Village Roast. Continue you for a quick visit to a local ostrich farm to see the largest bird on the planet. Cape Point Nature Reserve is home to the Cape of Good Hope, the most southwestern corner of Africa. Rich fauna and flora make this place a biodiversity hotspot as well as a great spot to grab a selfie with the famous sign. At Cape Point, you can walk or take an optional funicular ride up to the oldest lighthouse in South Africa for a 360-degree view of the national park. The area is also a hotspot for local birdwatchers. Your Cape Peninsular day tour continues at Boulder Beach. Here you are escorted to the colony of African penguins that call this place home. See the birds at close range and hear about the conservation efforts to ensure their ongoing survival. Continue to Muizenberg to see the colorful beach huts from the top of the mountain which are used as changing rooms for swimmers. Your final stop will be at the unique Bo-Kaap Malay Quarter. Here you have time to explore the streets lined with colorful houses and learn about the area’s rich history. Please note, the order of the itinerary on the day may be altered.

Cape Town: 2 Oceans Helicopter Flight with Boat Tour Ticket

6. Cape Town: 2 Oceans Helicopter Flight with Boat Tour Ticket

Enjoy a helicopter flight from Cape Town's V&A Waterfront with informative commentary. Fly around Table Mountain to see the Atlantic Ocean on one side of the Cape Peninsula and continue till you get to the Indian Ocean on the other side. Get a Table Bay Boat Safari ticket with this tour. Make your way to the V&A Waterfront Helipad to check in about 15 to 20 minutes before your scheduled shared helicopter flight over the city and coast. Get a safety briefing on arrival, and then proceed to the beautiful flight deck to see the operation up close and personal while you wait to board your flight. Climb aboard a helicopter and start your adventure with a complete circle around Table Mountain. Continue over the city to see Cape Town Stadium, one of the venues of the 2010 World Cup. Then, travel down the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, passing Signal Hill, Camps Bay, and Clifton Beach along the way. Get bird's eye views of the luxury homes, and marvel at the mountains of the Twelve Apostles as you head for Karbonkelberg Mountain. Soar over historic Hout Bay, and then cross the Cape Peninsula to move from one ocean to the other. See if you can tell where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Indian Ocean near False Bay. Watch as the terrain changes from sandy beaches to rolling hills to rugged cliffs. Then fly over Muizenberg Beach and keep your eye out for shadows in the water – they might be great white sharks. Head back towards Cape Town on the other side of Table Mountain, and get a different view of Cape Town's most famous landmark and its surrounding landscape. Pass over the pretty vineyards of the Constantia Valley before landing back at the V&A Waterfront Helipad.

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

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

Discover the highlights of the Cape Peninsula on a private trip from Cape Town. Be camera-ready as you visit spots like the Cape of Good Hope, Chapman's Peak, Cape Point, Camps Bay, Llandudno, and more. Enjoy optional activities like an ostrich farm visit, wine tasting, and a cruise to Seal Island. Following pickup directly from your address in Cape Town, meet your personal guide for the day. If this is your first time in Cape Town, start with a 30-minute city orientation tour before heading out to explore the Cape Peninsula. 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 photo stop at Maiden's Cove, then stop in Hout Bay where you will have the option of taking a boat to Seal Island. For lunch, you can choose to have fresh seafood at one of the harbor eateries or enjoy a light meal at Noordhoek village, where you can try the best coffee this side of the Cape at Roast Village (food and drink costs not included).   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 discover 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. Before drop-off, make an optional stop at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens if time allows.

Robben Island Tickets, Penguins, and Private Cape Point Tour

8. Robben Island Tickets, Penguins, and Private Cape Point Tour

After a 6:00 AM pickup from your hotel in Cape Town or the surroundings, you'll proceed along the Atlantic Seaboard where you can admire mountains on one side and the ocean on the other. Stop at the Maiden's Cover for a photo opportunity with a backdrop of the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range. Passing through Clifton, Camps Bay, Llundadno, and Hout Bay. Stop for photos on one of the world's most scenic routes, Chapman's Peak drive. Next, stop at Boulder's penguin colony to visit these enchanting creatures. Watch as these adorable birds play and frolic in the ocean. Your final destination will be the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve for a guided tour and a photo stop at this very popular landmark. From there, you'll travel to Cape Point, where you can hike to the top of the lighthouse (or take the funicular). At 10:30 AM arrive at the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island where you will take the 11:00 AM boat trip to Robben Island for a prison tour. On the island, an ex-prisoner will be your guide and take you through the prison. See the cell where Nelson Mandela spent so many years. Upon return from the island at approximately 3:00 PM, your guide will be waiting for you again at the clock tower to transfer you back to your hotel.

From Cape Town: Half-Day Boulders Beach and Penguins Tour

9. From Cape Town: Half-Day Boulders Beach and Penguins Tour

Bo-kaap is an old lady of a residential earlier resting on the foothills of the famous Signal hill of Cape town. This residential area was established in the mid 1700s as a popular rental space for the passing sailors. However, although the city of Cape town has since expanded further and built even more luxurious suburbs along the scintillating coastal areas, it is Bo-kaap's unique architecture, cobbled streets and colorful buildings that still keep absorbing a large percentage of Cape town's visitors into this corner of Cape Town's inner city. Your guide will give you some time to walk around, take pictures, and point out to you all the important landmarks and tell you their history before moving on to the next stop. The twelve apostles is a mountain range situated at the South-western end of Table Mountain and is named after its 12 distinct and protruding headlands. Your guide will find a safe place to park so that you may take pictures before you move on to the next stop on the tour. Hout Bay lies on the Atlantic seaboard of Cape town and a mere 12km drive from Camps Bay. Guarded by the Constantia Berg, Leeukopie and Hout Bay mountains to the West, North and the East, the Atlantic Ocean completes the natural 4th layer of a natural security to the South and thus leading to the town being nicknamed the Republic of Hout Bay. Without enough time to visit the chirpy fishing harbor at the Southwestern end of the town, your guide will instead stop at Chapman's peak drive where better views of Hout Bay can be seen from. The Chapman's peak drive is arguably Cape Town's most scenic drive so much that even local schools organize trips to be dazzled by the duet between nature and the work of man as witnessed at the Chapman's peak. The mountain pass meanders for roughly 9km from Hout Bay to Noordhoek at the Southern end, giving you beautiful views of the Chapman's mountains, Hout Bay and Long beach of Noordhoek. Your guide will stop where safe and possible for you to take pictures and soak in the beauty as seen here. Just outside Simon's town hides a series of pristine white sandy beaches dotted with granite boulders and the town's most favorite resident. The African Penguin. Hundreds of visitors come here daily to have their glimpse of the waddling tuxedo swimmer at foxy beach. This tour gives you the privilege to not only view the penguins from the boardwalk at foxy beach but also take a further 10-minute walk to Boulders beach where you can have a chance to walk on the same beach as the African penguins. Your guide will give you an hour and half to 2 hours to explore the Boulders in its entirety before you leave for Muizenberg. Muizenberg beach is one of Cape Town beach goers and surfer's favorite corner. The famous colorful changing huts on the beach also attracts passersby who stops here briefly to have their own pictures of one of Cape Town's iconic sites. From Muizenberg, our tour will head for Cape town City center for drop off before 1pm.

Cape Peninsula and Penguin Colony Full Day Shared Tour

10. Cape Peninsula and Penguin Colony Full Day Shared Tour

This full-day Peninsula Tour will take you around the entire Cape peninsula and show you the wonders of Cape Town - from the pristine beaches, to the spectacular sight of Cape Point, where the oceans meet. 1. Clifton & Camps Bay Situated along the Atlantic Seaboard, the beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay have been awarded Blue Flag status, offering pristine white beaches and beautiful, clear waters that make these beaches highly popular with locals and visitors alike. (30 minutes) 2. Hout Bay & Seal Island Boat Trip The small fishing village of Hout Bay is often jokingly referred to as the ‘Republic of Hout Bay’ by Cape Town locals, and feels like an entirely separate town. A beautiful beach, delicious fresh seafood, bustling markets, and plenty of restaurants make this suburb a must-visit on any Cape tour. You will also have the option of going to admire the thousands of seals that inhabit the Seal Island at your own cost. (45 minutes) 3. Cape Point Cape Point and the spectacular nature reserve that lies in this area are some of the most famous landmarks in Cape Town, and for good reason. Situated on the very tip of the peninsula, with the Indian Ocean on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other, the area spans landscapes of rugged cliffs, lush fynbos, and vast open spaces – no Cape Town tour is complete without a visit to Cape Point. (1.5 hours) 4. Simon's Town & Penguin Colony Simon's Town is the seat of the SA Navy, and has a charming coastal town atmosphere and a vibrant history. Here you can find a thriving harbor, a toy museum, navy museum, and plenty of other sights – nearby is also Boulders Beach where you can admire the penguins for an extra fee. (45 minutes)

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Armani was an amazing guide and we had a great time. He helped the group throughout the entire tour and we enjoyed all the way. Penguins are really cute and the place is very organized. Table Mountain and Cape Point/Cape of Good Hope are a must see!

The trip was great! Mike and Boby were so kind and very helpfull. They told us so much about the country. They were open for our questions and we loved the hole tour with all the stops!

Had a great day and Armando was a charming, knowledgable and great guide. He worked the tour and timings extremely well, had a great laugh all of the way

really well organised. Our guide/driver Talent was wonderful.

absolutly fabulous with the help of armbands our guide.