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Private Tour: Cape of Good Hope & Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

Duration: 8 to 10 hours
Destination: South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Cape Town
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  • Not-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: 20 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: 1 hour

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: 30 minutes

Stop At: 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.

Duration: 30 minutes

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: 1 hour

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

Stop At: 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.

Duration: 1 hour

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!

Stop At: 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.



Duration: 30 minutes

Inclusions
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Pick up and drop off at Hotel in Cape town

Exclusions
  • All meals
  • Gratuity (optional)
  • Seal Island boat trip (optional) R130/adult R70/child
  • Boulders beach entrance fee R190/adult R95/child
  • Cape of Good hope entrance fee R400/adult R200/child
  • 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
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Hyatt Regency Cape Town, 126 Buitengracht St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
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


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

8 to 10 hours


User's Reviews

GSTraveller200

05 Apr, 2024

We just finished our tour to the Cape of Good Hope with Xochitle from Cape Archives. What a great time we had! What initially caught our eye was a competitive price along with included admissions to the parks. The booking process was very easy with confirmation both via WhatsApp and email. Our guide, Xochitle arrived early to our hotel in a spotless van that was in excellent condition and very comfortable. The itinerary was just about perfect to make a loop of the Cape in an unhurried and relaxing manner. We saw all of the major western beach areas. We made a rest stop in at a small shopping center that consisted of small cafes, an organic food store and an incredible bakery. After our break, we went to the Cape of Good Hope both at the beach and up top at the lighthouse. We were given plenty of time to walk around and explore the area. We never felt rushed. Following the Cape, we stopped for lunch at a beach restaurant . Our reservation was prearranged and we were given a corner table overlooking the water. The food was good as was the service. This was really nice. Finally, we made our way into the penguin reserve and once again had enough time to explore and take photos at our leisure. Xochitle was incredibly hospitable and provided a great balance of information about the area without it being overwhelming. We would most definitely recommend Xóchitle and Cape Archives to anyone visiting the Cape Town area.

Susan_M

01 Apr, 2024

Wonderful tour guide! Amazing trip! See worth the money. Xochitle was amazing and funny!!! We were so impressed we booked her for a second private tour!

Sue_C

28 Mar, 2024

Our guide was Kevin, who was very knowledgeable and made our day both informative and enjoyable. He was extremely flexible to suit our needs as well as making sure we fitted everything in that we had planned in the day.

Vacationer505331

17 Mar, 2024

Josie was an incredible tour guide and knew so much about Cape Town and the surrounding areas. She was extremely flexible with what we wanted to do and let us explore each attraction at our own pace. This is an amazing way to spend a day and see the coast line. We had a little extra time at the end of the day and Josie took us out of her way for one more attraction and even drove us to the airport to catch a flight! Thank you Josie you were the best!!!

Philipp_K

24 Feb, 2024

Kevin Basseko was a lovely guide, who told us a lot about the history of South Africa that is associated with the tour. He was friendly, very open and in a constant good mood. We really enjoyed our day with him and can recommend him to the fullest.

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