Private Sightseeing Trip to the Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Penguin Colony

Duration: 6 to 9 hours
Destination: South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Cape Town
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  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

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.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Bo-kaap, Cape Town Central South Africa

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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Bantry Bay, Bantry Bay, Western Cape

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.

Pass By: Clifton, Clifton, Camps Bay, Western Cape

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!

Stop At: Camp's Bay Beach, Victoria Road Parking: what3words ///nibs.mazelike.swaying, Camps Bay 8005 South Africa

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.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Twelve Apostles, Cape Town Central South Africa

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.

Pass By: Hout Bay, Hout Bay, Western Cape

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

Stop At: Duiker Island, Hout Bay South Africa

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.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Chapmans Peak Drive, Chapmans Peak Dr, Chapmans Peak, Cape Town, South Africa

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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Noordhoek Farm Village, Corner of Village Lane & Noordhoek Main Road Chapman's Peak Drive, Noordhoek 7979 South Africa

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.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Cape Point Ostrich Farm, M65, Main Road, Cape Point Cape Point, Cape Town Central 7985 South Africa

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.

Stop At: Cape Point Nature Reserve, Cape Town Central South Africa

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.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point Rd, Table Mountain National Park 8001 South Africa

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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Old Cape Point Lighthouse, Cape Point Nature Reserve, Cape Point South Africa

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.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, Simon's Town 7995 South Africa

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.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Simon's Town, Simon's Town, Western Cape

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.

Pass By: Kalk Bay, Kalk Bay, Western Cape

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!

Pass By: Muizenberg Beach, Beach Rd, Cape Town Central 7950 South Africa

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.



Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Fuel surcharge

Exclusions
  • Breakfast - Food and snacks is at own cost
  • Gratuities
  • All entrance fees into national parks and boat trip fee to seal Island
  • Entry/Admission - Duiker Island
  • Entry/Admission - Noordhoek Farm Village
  • Entry/Admission - Cape Point Nature Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Kindly wait at reception for your pick up

Airports

  • Cape Town Intl Airport, Cape Town Central South Africa


Ports

  • Cape town cruise terminals

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

6 to 9 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

295niralib

08 Apr, 2022

Felix was amazing! Me husband and I are visiting from Florida for our honeymoon. My husband and I spent the day with him yesterday touring around the Western Cape. We told Felix what we were interested in seeing and he took us around and gave us historical and cultural facts along the way. He was very friendly- it was very clear he has a great rapport with the locals. In our day tour we saw Bo- Kapp, Chapmans peak, Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope, Boulder beach and had a tasting at Constantia wine. He allowed us to spend time to ourselves at each location and also snapped some great photos of us. I would HIGHLY recommend. Some of these places also had other tourists visit and I just really appreciated him giving us our own space yet teaching us about what we were seeing along the way vs what we saw with the other tours which was a big packed group with obnoxious microphones. It was very personalized and overall an easy, comfortable experience. We love you Felix!

Linda_G

21 Feb, 2020

Letitia was the best guide ever! We saw more sites and had more fun than we could remember among all our travels worldwide! The trip up the coast started with the Boulder Penguins, 2,200 very small creatures presiding only in the area....from there on to Cape of Good Hope and then the Cape Hope. Views of beautiful coastline entering one small and delightful coastal town after the other and encountering baboons along the highway to Good Hope park which was immense and led us to the lighthouse with a fun climb to extraordinary views all the while being taught so much of the history and culture of SA and being entertained by Letitia and her sheer joy and humor. Our lunch and Cape Hope was lots of fun with great fresh seafood. Just when we were ready to call it a day, thankfully we were off the Table Mountain at Letitia’s insistence. It was incredible! A quick 3,000 meter ride up the tram and it seemed like we were atop the world in place that is now one of the 7 natural wonders. It was an extraordinary end to a fabulous day with the best guide ever - the amazing Letitia who we would recommend to all.

935melindaa

17 Aug, 2022

We did the Cape Peninsula tour with Rodney and he was brilliant! He arrived well on time and even though we were running a bit late he was very gracious, friendly and accommodating, and considerate to my elderly parents who were on the tour with us. Rodney was very knowledgeable about Cape Town and it’s history and it was very interesting hearing about how a lot of things came to be in cape town and get a glimpse of the future. He was full of interesting facts about the sites, towns and even the animals we saw along the way. Rodney quickly felt like part of the family and we had a great time with him. He even had the teenagers interested in all that we were doing. Rodney also went out of his way to help us with other issues unrelated to the tour, diverted to a mall for us when we expressed an interest in shopping for something and the day after the tour (today) he assisted us in finding transport to the airport when we couldn’t get an Uber due to the Uber strike, which was very challenging as we were travelling in a group of 9! He is an asset to the company and we cannot wait to return to Cape Town and do more tours with the company and hopefully with Rodney! The company is great. Communication right from the start was excellent and great value for money.

Samy_B

20 Feb, 2020

Excellent ! Seraphin is a very good guide and very nice person, with lot of knowledge. I definitively recommend!!

karen

11 Aug, 2022

Danson, our guide, was knowledgeable, friendly, experienced and expert in his guide skills. He listened to what we wanted to do and see in what we were interested in and he made the day enjoyable and worthwhile in every way. He is a very skilled guide with a tremendous amount of knowledge about his country, the area, the animals, etc. Would highly recommend him!

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