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8-Hour Private Cape Point Penguins Tour - A full day of exploring the Cape Peninsula

08 Hours

  • Hike to the Cape Point Lighthouse
  • See ostriches, bonteboks, wildebeests, and zebras

Explore Cape Point - where colonialism and the beginning of Cape Town's development going inland started after the arrival of the dutch in 1652. You will travel along a beautiful coastline with blue-flag beaches and some of the most expensive residential properties in Africa owned by international celebrities. See various flora and fauna and the famous Chapman's Peak drive that has 114 curves and is approximately 9 km long. On your way to and at Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point, the Chacma Baboons, Ostriches, Bonteboks, Wilderbeast, and Zebras are among other wildlife that roams the reserve. Hike to the Cape Point Lighthouse to breathe healthy, unpolluted air and view a refreshing scenic landscape. See or even swim (time permitting) with African Penguins at Boulders beach. This tour is one of a few that provide most of the facets of tourism, such as nature, sightseeing, history and activities in one outing.

  • Private Cape Point Penguins Tour - A full day of exploring the Cape Peninsulaexpand_more
    • Drive by without stopping.
    • Drive by without stopping.
    • Drive by without stopping.
    • Our accredited guide will stop so that you can feel the fresh cool ocean breeze while you take photos of this blue flag beach, which is the most popular beach in Cape Town.
    • Our guide will also stop for 10 minutes to explain how this place has stolen the hearts of international celebrities who have bought properties there. This is another great photo opportunity on this blue flag beach with the backdrop of Little Lion's Head mountain.
    • Travellers are given a coffee break while they stretch and shop for art and craft. This place has an optional activity if they are interested in getting a 45-minute - 1 hr boat ride to Seal Island. It's their choice, or they can come face to face with a few seals in the harbour where they can be photographed with them.
    • Travellers are taken through this spectacular 10 km scenic drive with 114 curves. This is typical of the African landscapes with dramatic mountains, the ocean and the African blue sky leaves travellers in awe. On this scenic drive, our guide will stop at two photo stops, including the peak itself, which offers a fantastic panoramic view of the bay extending to Kommetjie.
    • Our guide will now take you to this nature reserve, a World Heritage site with rich biodiversity. The travellers will be able to see the African or Chacma baboons, wildebeests, bonteboks, zebras, and ostriches, among other wildlife. Our guide will also explain the rich history attached to this place since its discovery of this place by the Portuguese sailor Bartolomeu Dias in 1488. Our guide will also explain the history of the two lighthouses at Cape Point and the participation of this site in the 2nd World War. Travellers will learn about the shipwrecks, the mythical meeting point of the two Oceans, and the strongest winds which visit this location in South Africa. Our guide will also explain how this place has been declared one of the few locations with the freshest air in the World; hence it's now home to Global Watch Research Station.
    • Travellers will then be taken to Cape of Good Hope, one of the most historical places in Southern Africa, where all the developments going inland started. Our guide will explain how it played a significant role in establishing a sea route to India from Europe and that it is the most South-Western tip of Africa. Our guide will also explain the marine life at this location and piles of rocks which resemble the spiritual beliefs of the Koi San - natives of South Africa. Travellers will also be allowed to take photos behind the boards inscribed "CAPE OF GOOD HOPE", The most South-Western point of the Continent.
    • Travellers will be taken to Simon's town (after Cape Point), where our guide will explain the rich history of this small town. It is one of the oldest settlements in South Africa, with all the properties along the main road declared national heritage. Our accredited guide will explain the wars between the Dutch and the British, many museums in this place, the South African Navy based here, the statue of Just Nuisance, the Royal Navy Dog, the art and craft market, the second biggest fishing industry in Cape Town, among other facts. Our guide will also take the travellers to the penguin Colony at Boulders' beach, where travellers will come face to face with The Jack Ass or African Penguins. These birds are present at this location all year round, much to the amazement of the travellers.
    • This is one of Cape Town's blue flag beaches where travellers will be taken and can mix with the locals, especially kids from formerly disadvantaged communities. Our guide will explain the benefits of volunteers, tourists and interns visiting this beach to teach these kids how to surf and also the several surf shops at this beach. Travellers will walk on this beautiful beach with white sand and jellyfish. Colourful houses are always a major tourist attraction, and the colourful boards erected by the shark spotters are meant to warn beachgoers about the possibility of sharks spotted and when not to swim due to poor visibility. Here travellers will also take great photos as this is one of the most attractive locations on this route, with the mountains surrounding the bay to Simon's Town. After this last stop, our guide will provide information about the different areas as they drive back to Cape Town via the freeway.
What's Included
  • Pick up from your hotel and drop off after the tour
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Registered Tourist Guide
What's Excluded
  • Lunch
  • Entry fees to Cape Point Nature reserve and Cape of Good Hope - up to R340/adult and R170/child
  • Fees for optional activities like a boat ride to Seal Island are up to R100/adult and R60/child
  • Fees to the funicular at Cape Point are up to R80/adult return ticket
  • Fees for optional activities like the penguins at Boulders' Beach are up to R170/adult.
Know before you go
  • Infants must not sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We pick up from any hotel in Cape Town within a 5km radius of the city. We also do pick-ups from the Cape Town Cruise Ship Terminal

French, English

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