8 Hours Culture tour itinerary for Cape Town: Embark On A Tailor-made Excursion Of Cape Peninsula
Uncover the hidden gems of your choice at your pace and explore the region in the company of a local guide and cover the winding route to Chapman's Peak, explore Cape of Good Hope, meet the Jackass penguins of Boulders Beach and envelop yourself with the lush greenery of Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
Full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula
Experience the 114 curves on the 9-km drive on one of the world’s most scenic and majestic routes– Chapman’s Peak.
Hop off at one of the many picnic spots where you can enjoy and take photographs of the breathtaking views of the rugged cliffs, the beaches, the ocean, whales and dolphins!
See the spectacular sight of Cape Point’s towering rock cliffs, the lighthouse which is situated 238m above sea level, 250 species of birdlife, baboons, bucks and the Cape Mountain Zebra.
Explore the Cape of Good Hope with your Cape Town tour guide. It is a world-renowned landmark, and a monument in honour of two of the world’s most famous explorers – Vasco da Gama and Bartolomeu Dias
Visit the Jackass penguins at Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town, which has grown rapidly since only two Jackass penguins settled in Boulders Beach that arrived from Dyer Island, near Gansbaai. Observe their fascinating behaviours up close and dare to have a swim alongside them!
Proceed to the seventh most beautiful garden in the world – the fascinating Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Fully immerse yourself in all that the garden has to offer – over 7000 species of plants, shady trails, panoramic views, picnic spots, sculptures and many more.
Cape Town Tour Guide
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Water on board
All entrances fees
Personal items and food
This tour has optional activities which can be tailored specifically to your requirements.
Clifton & Camps Bay
Situated along the Atlantic Seaboard, the beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay have been awarded Blue Flag status, offering pristine white beaches and beautiful, clear waters that make these beaches a highly popular summer attraction for locals and tourists.
Admire the lively atmosphere of the Camps Bay Strip – filled with bustling restaurants and bars, the Bay Hotel, the crisp ocean, white sand, palm trees and occasional street entertainment.
Hout Bay & Seal Island Boat Trip
The small fishing village of Hout Bay commonly known as‘ Republic of Hout Bay’ by Cape Town locals, and has the sense of being an entirely separate town.
A beautiful beach, delicious fresh seafood, the Bay Harbour market and plenty of restaurants make this suburb a must-visit on any Cape tour. You will also have the option of going to admire the thousands of seals that inhabit the Seal Island.
Enjoy the world-renowned and most beautiful 9Km and 114 curved scenic drive of Chapman’s Peak, also known as “Chappies”, nestled between Hout Bay and Noordhoek, offering lookout points, picnic spots and unforgettable views. You would be lucky to spot some whales and dolphins along the way!
See one of South Africa’s most admirable sightseeing and tourist attractions. A spectacular nature reserve that lies in this area is one of the most famous landmarks in Cape Town, and for good reason. Situated on the very tip of the peninsula, the area spans across landscapes such as rugged cliffs, unique fauna and flora, and vast open spaces. See over 250 species of birdlife, baboons, bucks, Ostriches, Antelopes and the Cape Mountain Zebra. Explore the Cape of Good Hope, a world-renowned landmark, and monuments in honour of two of the world’s most famous explorers – Vasco da Gama and Bartolomeu Dias, who discovered Cape Point in 1488. It is a must-visit!
*A conservation Fee of R303 per Adult and R150 per child under 12 years is charged.
Penguin Colony & Simon’s Town
A trip to Boulders Beach you will not forget – one of the only places in the world that you can swim alongside penguins. Boulders Beach has grown rapidly to over 3000 penguins since only two breeding Jackass penguins settled in that arrived from Dyer Island, near Gansbaai. Simon’s Town is the seat of the SA Navy and has a charming coastal town atmosphere and a vibrant history.
Here you can find a thriving harbour, The Warrior Toy Museum and The South African Navy Museum.
View the frigates and submarines from a distance that are docked at the Naval Base harbour.
(To visit and interact with the penguins there is a small conservation fee of R150 for adults and R75 for children).
The quirky seaside village of Kalk Bay runs along the Main Road, with the False Bay coastline running on one side, and the mountain on the other.
Along the Main Road lies a host of veritable treasure troves, from antique shops to costume shops, cobbled streets, vintage bookstores, bakeries, the famous Brass Bell restaurant and plenty more.
The area is also excellent for whale watching during whale season (June to November).
Muizenberg is a world-renowned surfing spot, where people from all parts of society join in communion to enjoy the wonders of the ocean.
Situated on the beach, you will find an array of famous colourful beach huts and plenty of restaurants and surf shops. Shark spotters keep a lookout for potential danger roaming in the bay.
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
The Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, one of ten botanical gardens in Africa, offer visitors a haven of peace and serenity at the foot of the Devil’s Peak mountain.
Let yourself be enchanted and your senses roam free in the sights, smells and sounds of this luscious forest.
Kirstenbosch offers weekly concerts, picnic spots, rolling lawns and streams, hiking trails and indigenous plants.
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