1 Day Walking tour itinerary for Cape Town: Explore Cape Point & Swim With Penguins!
Explore Cape Point on foot, walk to the southern tip along the wild Atlantic coast, and spend time tracking ostriches. See some ever-watchful baboons and take a refreshing swim in the Indian ocean with our colony of African Penguins.
cape point to boulders penguin colony
Pick up at 8 am from Cape Town.
Drive along the most scenic route in the world, crossing the beaches of Glitzy Camps Bay, into Llandudno, Hout Bay, along with the famous Chapmans Peak, passing the Kommetjie lighthouse and arriving at the Cape Point Nature Reserve. This is a World Heritage Site and the area with the highest plant biodiversity in the world, called fynbos.
Away from the crowds, walk a small trail amidst the fynbos, alongside the cliffs over the Indian Ocean. We might find some ostrich, baboons, antelope, tortoises and other animals in the reserve, see some plants that the indigenous hunter-gatherers would have used only 200 years ago.
Continue towards the point itself, walk down to the beach with its famous shipwrecks, and meander along the path to the old lighthouse on the sea cliff. Cape Point is also known as The Cape of Storms - its huge south Atlantic swells come up from near Antarctica, bringing massive waves and gale force winds.
We stop in Simonstown for lunch. Simonstown is a maritime naval town, and home to the African penguin colony at Boulders Beach
Short stroll to Boulders penguin colony and for those who are brave, a swim in the sea with them.
Return via False Bay, passing the picturesque fishing suburbs of Kalk Bay and Muizenberg, in the late afternoon.
Pick-up and drop.
Cape Point entrance fee.
Medicinal plant spotting.
Learning natural navigation.
Penguin colony entrance fee.
Mask and snorkel to swim with penguins (must be shared).
Lunch is not included in this price.
Bring something warm - Cape Town is known for having 4 seasons in one day. It can go from 30 degrees to 10 degrees in half an hour.
Bring a towel if you plan to swim and something warm to put on afterwards.
Type of Tour
This tour is offered throughout the year.
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