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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.

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

2. Cape Town: Table Mountain, Penguins & Cape Point Shared Tour

Start your full-day tour of Table Mountain, Penguins and Cape of Good Hope/Cape Point with pick up at your hotel in Cape Town followed by a brief city orientation tour and a stop in the Bo Kaap for photos with its colourful houses and learn about their history. From there we head to the Table Mountain cable car station to take the cable car to the top of the mountain for unforgettable views from this 7 Wonder of Nature. Drive along the Atlantic coast, stopping at Maiden's Cove for photos with the backdrop of the 12 Apostles mountain range. Enjoy the spectacular views from Chapman's Peak Drive, one of the world's most scenic routes and enjoy a photo stop at the viewpoint. Visit Boulder's Penguins Colony at Boulder's Beach and see approximately 2500 African Penguins, before reaching the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Once in the Cape of Good Hope, enjoy a guided tour at this very popular landmark and take a photo behind the Cape of Good Hope name board. From there we travel to Cape Point, where you can hike to the top of the lighthouse or take the Flying Dutchman funicular to the top. This is the official meeting point of the Two Ocean Currents: Cold Benguela Current and the Warm Agulhas Current. Our tour culminates with a stop at St. James Beach for photos with the colourful beach cabanas before you return to your accommodation in Cape Town for drop off.

Cape Town: Penguin Watching at Boulders Beach Half Day Tour

3. Cape Town: Penguin Watching at Boulders Beach Half Day Tour

The tour departs Cape Town and heads to the first stop of the day, Maidens Cove. From here, admire the stunning views across the Atlantic seaboard as well as marveling at the imposing Twelve Apostles Mountain range. The tour continues along Chapmans Peak Drive, rated one of the best mountain drives in the world. Along the way, stop at a selection of lookouts that provide unspoiled views of Hout Bay Harbour and Noordhoek beach. Arrive at Boulders Beach and learn about the friendly African Jackass Penguins that call the beach their home. Although the penguins roam freely on the beach and are comfortable being near humans, they are protected animals and visitors are not permitted to touch or feed them. Admire the penguins from a designated viewing point, and observe these creatures as they go about their day. Enjoy some free time to relax on the beach, take a swim with the penguins in the refreshing waters, or explore the surrounding landscpaes. The tour ends with a visit to Boyes Drive, a spectacular mountain road overlooking the stunning view of False Bay coast before dropping you back at your hotel (accommodation).

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

4. 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: Half-Day City Tour

5. Cape Town: Half-Day City Tour

Discover the best that Capetown has to offer on this half-day tour. Start your adventure with a stop to the famous Table Mountain for a circular walk. Continue to Signal Hill for incredible views and perfect photos. Continue on to Camps Bay and stop at Maiden’s Cove for more breathtaking views. Head through Clifton, Bantry Bay, Seapoint, the V&A Waterfront, and Cape Town city center. Pass by the Cape Town Convention Centre, drive along Heerengracht Street, passing the Cape Town railway station and stop at the Castle of Good Hope. End your visit with a stop at the Noon Gun museum and Cape Town Diamond Museum.

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

6. 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.

Cape Town: Peninsula, Penguins & Cape of Good Hope Day Tour

7. Cape Town: Peninsula, Penguins & Cape of Good Hope Day Tour

Discover the entire Cape Peninsula from Cape Town to Cape of Good Hope on this guided day tour. Marvel at the beauty of nature as you stop at Maidens Cove to enjoy the view of Camps Bay Beach, the 12 Apostles Mountain Range, and Lion's Head. Take a 45-minute return boat to Seal Island to visit the Seals colony (optional). Photo stop over at the viewpoint along Chapmans Peak drive, one of the most scenic marine routes in the world. Upon entering the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, your guide will provide an overview of the national park. Be on the lookout for ostrichs, antelopes, and other games. Scan the ocean for the Southern right whale during their winter migration (Jun to November). Take a 15-minute walk-up, that passes a spectacular viewpoints or purchase a ticket for the funicular to the Cape Point Lighthouse. Enjoy lunch (at your own expense), and free walk in Simons Town before heading to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony to see and learn about sea birds. Relax back and enjoy the coastal drive back to Cape Town, taking in spectacular views of the false bay with a selfie in front of the coloured huts on St. James or Muizenberg beach. Drop off will be just before 6:00 PM

Cape Town: Guided Kayak Tour of Clifton Beaches & The Coast

8. Cape Town: Guided Kayak Tour of Clifton Beaches & The Coast

Admire Clifton, Lions Head, Table Mountain, and the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range. Visit a small seal colony and explore the kelp forests and rock pools on Maiden’s Cove side. If conditions are good, put on your diving masks to have a peek below the water. First, meet your guide at Clifton 4th Beach. After signing your indemnity form, get into your portable floating device (PFD, or lifejacket), and choose between a single or double kayak. Take advantage of the waterproof phone case, and listen up to the safety briefing before launching your kayak. Then, paddle from Clifton 4th Beach across the bay to Clifton 1st Beach, admiring the magnificent natural surroundings. On the way, learn a little bit about the history of Clifton and the price tags of the exotic accommodations on the mountainside. After visiting a small seal colony in front of Clifton 4th beach, explore the kelp forests and rock pools on Maiden's Cove side. Use your diving masks to have a peek below the water. Then, head back to Clifton 4th Beach for free time paddling before returning to the beach. Finally, as the tour concludes, you can choose to spend some time at the beach or head off to Camp's Bay for something to eat or explore other beautiful parts of Cape Town.

Robben Island Tickets, Penguins, and Private Cape Point Tour

9. 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.

Cape Town: The Cape Point Instagram Small Group Tour

10. 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. 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 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 huts on St. James Beachfront. Drop off will be between 6:00 and 6:30 PM.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 158 reviews

we like absolutely everything about this trip, it és much more than what was described in the description, our guide Foston was super, he was pleasant, and patient, was a very careful drive and very efficient with our time, no time was wasted and he allowed just the right time at each point of interest.

Reagan kuba was an awesome and knowledgeable guide got us the best sight seeing views and looked out for each person in the group I will definitely come back and refer him to anyone who wants to have a memorable experience

Weather was wonderful. Wilson, the driver and guide was informative and helpful with questions. When we asked, he'd take our pictures with our cameras which is so much better than a "selfie"! It was a very good day.

Our tour guide was amazing, very knowledgeable, answered all the questions.

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