The half day Cape Peninsula Morning Tour is intended for travelers with limited time, as opposed to the full day version thereof. Departing from Cape Town you travel down the Atlantic Seaboard of the Cape Peninsula (western shore) towards Cape Point. Enroute you pass through Camps Bay and then follow the scenic coastal Victoria Drive onwards until you descend into picturesque Hout Bay.
You continue onto Chapman’s Peak Drive, climbing to below the actual Peak to enjoy beautiful views of the Bay below. Next you pass through Noordhoek traveling towards Cape Point.
On entering the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve you are surrounded by indigenous Fynbos vegetation. You may be lucky enough to see some eland - South Africa’s largest antelope species, often depicted in Bushman (Khoi & San) rock art.
Arriving at Cape Point you’ll have sufficient leisure time. Most people elect to take the stairs and path to the old lighthouse at the top of the ridge, though a funicular (own account) is also available. The 360-deg views from the base of the lighthouse are amazing. On a clear day you can see Hangklip across False Bay, 30km away. You can now claim to have visited the southwestern-most point of Africa.
Returning to Cape Town you follow the opposite shoreline of the Peninsula, which takes you through Simon’s Town, where you may opt to visit the African Penguin Colony at Boulders (own account), before returning to Cape Town
R775 per person
Duration: 1 days
Tour Type: City & day tours
Transport: Luxury Sedan or Minibus to 44-Seater Luxury Coach, depending on group size.
Group sizes: minimum-2 average-8 max-40
Languages (guides): English
Other languages on request on a private tour basis.
Countries: South Africa
Notes: Tour duration is ±4-hours. The tour is intended for travellers with limited time. There is also an afternoon half-day tour available to the Cape Winelands. You may do a combination of the two by booking our Cape Peninsula & Winelands Full Day Tour. Ideally though, if your time allows for it, you should consider doing the separate full day Cape Peninsula and Cape Winelands Tours.
Highlights: Cape Point , Boulders Beach Penguin Colony , Chapman's Peak Drive , Cape Peninsula , Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve , Simon's Town .
Starting dates: Daily. Tour members are picked up from hotels in Cape Town (City), the Waterfront and Sea Point from ±07:30. Collection times may very subject to hotel collection route.
Available starting dates: Nov 2016 - Oct 2017
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
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
Chapman's Peak Drive is a particularly scenic drive that connects Hout Bay and Noordhoek on the Cape Peninsula near Cape Town. It features a couple of lookout points with spectacular views over the Atlantic Ocean. The drive forms part of a typical full-day Cape Peninsula excursion.more about Chapman's Peak Drive
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
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
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