Private: Sightseeing Tour of the Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Penguin Colony

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Departs: Cape Town, Cape Town

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Discover the famed corner of Africa in the best comfort of a private vehicle and a well spoken guide. You shall leave no stone unturned. Explore the affectionately known Republic of Hout bay town and other similarly quaint towns along the peninsular of Cape town. Try some of the best roasted coffee at The Village roast company before you go on to explore every square inch of the Cape of good hope national park. Meet the African penguins at Boulders beach in Simon's town on your way back to Cape town via Muizenberg beach to complete an eventful tour.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Bottled water

Fuel surcharge

Private transportation

What's Not Included

All entrance fees into national parks and boat trip fee to seal Island

Food and snacks is at own cost


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 90

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

In the beginning of the tour. You will be offered a short stop in the famous brightly coloured Bo-kaap. This is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Cape town. Formerly known as Malay quater, after the Malay speaking people that were
whiskered into Cape town by the Dutch as slaves. Besides the colourful houses, Bo-kaap offers a lot more than what meets the eye. You will be able to walk around with your guides and take pictures as you learn about the history of Bo-kaap, the culture today and also her unique cuisine.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Bantry Bay
Resting at the foot of the Lions head mountain, Bantry bay is one of Africa's most plush suburbs and environmental studies has also proven that this mountain side suburb is wind free. Thanks to the Lion's head, the beautiful mountain shields this suburbs from the south eastern winds of Cape town and giving Bantry bay over 250 wind free days a year which is a significant feat considering Cape town's windy climate.

• Admission Ticket Free

Clifton has the most expensive Villas in all Africa. Other than its status as a millionaires village, Clifton also has some of the best public beaches near Cape town. The four Clifton beaches!

• Admission Ticket Free

Camp's Bay Beach
15 minutes outside the famed city bowl of Cape town and at the Atlantic seaboard is Camps bay suburb. Camps bay is also known as the Beverly hills of Cape Town. Not many places in the world offers such views as the ones witnessed here. You will have a chance to stop at Maidens coves, a stop over area along the coast which offers some of the best views of this particular suburb and her namesake Camps bay beach.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Twelve Apostles
The twelve apostles are part of the Cape peninsular mountain range with 12 distinct headlands. Your guide will provide you with interesting information about this famous mountain range and also allow you to take pictures before the journey continues on to Hout bay.

• Admission Ticket Free

Hout Bay
From Camps bay, the tour will go via Victoria Road, past Bakoven suburb to Hout Bay town. This beautiful town is also known for its thriving fishing community and your guide will show you the harbor from where the fishing activities are done. While you are here, you may hop on a boat and embark on a 40-minute scenic journey to an Island that is inhabited by more than 5 thousand cape fur seals. You will see the seals from the boat and if you may not be keen to take the boat trip you may spend some time exploring the craft market or even take a 10-minute walk to Hout Bay Beach.
Kindly note that the seal Island trip is optional the boat is available subject to good weather conditions

• Admission Ticket Free

Duiker Island
While we are still in Hout bay and at Hout bay harbour, you will get an option to hop on a boat and embark on a scenic 40 minutes long round trip to Duiker island which is home to more than 5000 Cape fur seals. Other options includes a 7 minute walk to Hout bay beach or shopping at Hout bay craft market.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

From Hout bay harbour, the tour will resume towards the world famous Chapman's peak drive. Carved out of the Chapman's peak mountains between 1915 and 1925 to link Hout bay with the south peninsular towns, It is an engineering masterclass. Simply known as Chapies locally. The 9km long Chapman's peak drive meanders along gigantic and steep Chopman's peak mountains that dramaticaly drops into the Atlantic ocean like an Ice sheet. The Chapman's peak drive also has about 152 curves and like a fingerprint, you get different views from each and every single one of them. Various view points gives you an opportunity to stop, soak in the beauty and take photos.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Noordhoek Farm Village
The Noordhoek farm village is Situated at the southern end of the Chapman's peak drive and in the heart of the lush retirement village of Noordhoek. It is here that one finds the village roast. A to go coffee shop that boast of the best roasted coffee in the area. Other than coffee, there are some raw juices of different flavours as well as small shops selling localy made crafts and other bric-a-bracs.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Cape Point Ostrich Farm
Shortly before you venture into the Cape of good hope national park. You will drive past an ostrich farm where if needs be, can make a quick stop to take photos of Africa's biggest and flightless bird.

• Admission Ticket Free

Cape Point Nature Reserve
Cape point nature reserve is a 7700 hectares big park and a part of the Cape floral kingdom. With over 8000 different plant species and 70 percent of them being endemic. This is the world's richest floral kingdom by far and alsoan extraordinary biodiversity hotspot. Cape point national park is also home to Cape point lighthouse as well as the Cape of good hope. Visitors could also expect to encounter wildlife here.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Cape of Good Hope
Maned with rough waters, a rugged coastline, abundant wildlife and a long history of carnage as well as life changing achievements. The Cape of Good Hope is a huge tourist attraction. Albeit being only most south western point of Africa, the Cape of good hope was famed by early time sailors as the corner of Africa because of its excellent navigational assistance as a landmark. It was from here that sailors would note that their voyages had began to take a turn for east as they were sailing from west to the far east. You will have an opportunity to take an optional hike up to the summit of the Cape of good hope as well as take a photo with probably the most famous sign in the country. The sign reads "Welcome to the cape of good hope!" and is also inscribed with The cape of good hope's coordinates.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Old Cape Point Lighthouse
From Cape of good hope the tour will proceed to Cape point and where a paved alley from Cape point car park takes you just over 300m to the 3rd oldest lighthouse in the country which makes for great views and photography. Launched in 1860, the Cape point lighthouse was however decommissioned in 1919 as new evidence proved that sailors couldn't see it in cloudy conditions so a new light house at a lower elevation was constructed. A funicular is available at own expense should you not be in the mood to walk.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Boulders beach is one of Africa's only three mainland penguin colonies. Driving past without visiting this famous penguin colony is treason! Here you will walk on the boardwalk and see the endangered African penguin from a very close range.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Simon's Town
Simons's town was named after a cape Dutch governor of the 17th century who found this town as a lee-shore in winter. The Victorian built town is home to some of the freshest seafood and fish restaurants in Cape town. This is also the same town that the South African Navy calls home.

• Admission Ticket Free

Kalk Bay
Kalk bay was voted one of the 12 coolest places in the world to live in! This is South Africa's oldes holiday resort and is also attains a Eurocentric outlook. Some of the best restaurants in Cape town are here. Art galleries, cafes, cuban cigar bars and small shops also dominates the main street. Residents of this quaint town also gets to enjoy seeing the Southern right whales from the comfort of their living rooms!

• Admission Ticket Free

Muizenberg Beach
Muizenberg beach is a well known surfing beach. The famous colourful changing huts on the beach also makes for great photo taking. Provided that we have time and the traffic flow is reasonable, we will be able to have the last photo stop here before the journey carries on to Cape town for the curtain call. Please Note that the stop at Muizenberg beach is subject to time and normal traffic flow.

• Admission Ticket Free

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