9 Hours Nature tour itinerary for Cape Town: Travel Across The Cape Peninsula
Cover all the major highlights of the peninsula, which includes the abundant marine life of Hout Bay Harbour, spectacular view of Chapman's Peak, diverse landscape of Cape of Good Hope and the penguins at Boulders Beach.
Cape PENINSULA TOUR
Pick-up from your hotel by your Cape Town guide.
First stop will be at the Hout Bay Harbour. Hout Bay is the base port to rich marine life and offers some of the finest yellowfin tuna, longfin tuna, and yellowtail fishing in the world along with a huge variety of pelagic sea birds with many different species been sighted at different times of the year. The harbour has restaurants, fresh fish outlets and craft stores, with views of the bay and boat rides to Duiker Island and around the Sentinel. The Hout Bay Harbour market happens offers handmade arts and crafts that can be bought, and a range of foods is available.
Stop at Chapman's Peak for a quick photo stop at the top of Chapman’s Peak Drive. A spectacular road with a spectacular view.
Head over to the Cape of Good Hope, the southern tip of the Cape Peninsula, about 2.3 kilometres (1.4 mi) west and a little south of Cape Point on the south-east corner. This is the most southwest point of Africa. With its diverse habitat, ranging from rocky mountain tops to beaches and open sea, the Cape of Good Hope is home to at least 250 species of birds including one of the two mainland colonies of African penguins, baboon and rare antelope called Bontebok.
Proceed to Boulders Beach, a sheltered beach made up of inlets between granite boulders, from which the name originated. It is in the Cape Peninsula, near Simon's Town towards Cape Point. It is a popular place due to the colony of African penguins which settled there in 1982. These African penguins are only found on the coastlines of Southern Africa - (South Africa & Namibia). One of the only places in the world that you can swim alongside penguins.
Highlights of the tour
Pick up from hotel/guesthouse
A drive through Clifton & Camps Bay
Hout Bay Harbour
Chapmans Peak Drive
A drive through Noordhoek
Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
A drive through Muizenberg
Possible places to stop to grab something to eat (at your own cost):
Two Oceans Restaurant at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
Simonstown Waterfront in Simonstown; there are about 3 different restaurant
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Entrance fees to the Cape of Good Hope (except for the funicular at Cape)
Entrance fee to the Penguin Colony
Cape Town guide
Food and drinks
Bring warm clothes in case the weather changes and wear comfortable walking shoes.
Please note there will be an extra charge for pick up outside a 30 km radius of Cape Town CBD.
Type of Tour
The tour is available from 11 Oct to 30 Sep on the following days of the week.
- Monday 08:30
- Tuesday 08:30
- Wednesday 08:30
- Thursday 08:30
- Friday 08:30
- Saturday 08:30
- Sunday 08:08
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