From Cape Town you travel southwards along the western seaboard of the Cape Peninsula through Camps Bay and past Llandudno. At the scenic Hout Bay you have the option of taking a 30-minute boat trip out of the Bay to nearby Duiker Island, where you’ll view a colony of Cape Seals (own account at ±ZAR80 and highly recommended). If you prefer to stay on land you may browse curios stalls on the docks, watch small fishing trawlers offload their catch or enjoy a light snack at one of the harbour eateries.
Continuing from Hout Bay you travel over the iconic Chapman’s Peak Drive, which hugs the mountainside with incredible views of the Bay and ocean below. Then it’s on to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point within where a 20-minute walk to the old lighthouse on the top of the ridge is rewarded with magnificent views. On a clear day you can see right across False Bay all the way to Hangklip, ±30km away.
Returning from Cape Point you travel on the eastern shore of the Peninsula. In Simon’s Town you have the option to visit the popular Boulders Beach Penguin Colony (own account). The resident African Penguins are very popular with tourists. Boardwalks take you close to the birds but also keep humans from interfering with their habitat. Heading back towards Cape Town, an eventful day ends with a visit to the renowned Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens.
R1,045 per person
Duration: 1 days
Tour Type: City & day tours
Transport: Luxury sedan, minibus or 44-seater luxury coach
Group sizes: minimum-2 average-8 max-40
Languages (guides): English , German
Other languages available if you book a private tour. See 'starting dates' for more info.
Countries: South Africa
Notes: This tour is recommended for anyone spending two days or longer in Cape Town. Tour duration is ±8 hours. If your time is limited you may want to opt for the combo Cape Peninsula and Winelands Tour or the Half-Day Cape Peninsula Tour.
Highlights: Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve , Boulders Beach Penguin Colony , Cape Peninsula , Cape Point , Simon's Town , Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens .
Starting dates: The tour departs daily from hotels in the City, the Waterfront and Sea Point from ±07:30. Sunday to Friday departures are bilingual (English & German). Saturday departures are English only.
Available starting dates: Nov 2016 - Oct 2017
The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve is the southern section of the Cape Peninsula, and includes three promontories at its southern most point: Cape Point, Cape Maclear and the Cape of Good Hope. The Reserve encompasses 7 750 hectares of rich and varied flora and fauna.more about Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
A colony of approx. 3000 African Penguins reside just outside Simon's Town at Boulders Beach. Even though it is a residential area the thriving colony was born when two wild breeding pairs started breeding there in 1982, Boulders Penguin Colony is one of the popular stops for tourists on the Cape Peninsula Tour.more about Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Town is situated on the Cape Peninsula. In 1580 Sir Francis Drake described the Cape Peninsula as "The most stately thing and the fairest Cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth". A visit to Cape Town should always include a day tour of the Cape Peninsula.more about Cape Peninsula
Cape Point marks the point where the mountain range extending southwards from Table Mountain, some 60 km away, eventually terminates in the Atlantic Ocean. The Point features steep cliffs and rough seas. It is wonderfully scenic.The best views are gained from the base of the lighthouse (1860) at the top of the ridge.more about Cape Point
Simon's Town, 40 km from Cape Town, is the headquarters of the South African Navy. It features a medium-sized harbour and at times a number of warships. The town has a collection of small museums, a couple of shops, some very nice restaurants and a variety of accommodation options.more about Simon's Town
The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens is one of South Africa's top 20 tourist attractions.Cecil John Rhodes created the garden in 1895 and donated it to the residents of Cape Town. It is set in the shade of Devil's Peak. The vast array of plant species make it special and more than worth a visit.more about Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens