1. South Africa
  2. Western Cape
  3. Cape Town
  4. Cape of Good Hope

Cape Peninsula and Penguin Colony Full Day Shared Tour

Product ID: 12478
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Explore the majesty of South Africa on this day tour through the spectacular Cape Peninsula. Enjoy the beauty of Clifton and Camps Bay, gaze at the peaks of the Twelve Apostles, visit a penguin colony, and see the famous wineries of Constantia.
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English, French, German

Pickup included

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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the best South Africa has to offer on this fun-filled day
  • Visit the white sand beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay
  • Gaze at the peaks of the Twelve Apostles
  • Wander through the majestic Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
  • Take the option to sail to Seal Island or visit a penguin colony
  • Stop to smell the flowers at the Kirstenbosch Bontanical Gardens
Itinerary
8 hours
  • Cape Town

  • 45 minutes
  • Hout Bay (boat cruise)

    • Optional
  • Chapman's Peak

  • Cape Point

  • Lunch

    • Optional
  • Boulders Beach

    • Optional
  • Kalk Bay (photo stop)

  • Muizenberg (photo stop)

  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

  • 30 minutes
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Full description
This full-day Peninsula Tour will take you around the entire Cape peninsula and show you the wonders of Cape Town - from the pristine beaches, to the spectacular sight of Cape Point, where the oceans meet. Also be sure not to miss the sensational visit to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

1. 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 highly popular with locals and visitors alike.
(30 minutes)

2. Hout Bay & Seal Island Boat Trip

The small fishing village of Hout Bay is often jokingly referred to as the ‘Republic of Hout Bay’ by Cape Town locals, and feels like an entirely separate town. A beautiful beach, delicious fresh seafood, bustling markets, 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 at your own cost.
(45 minutes)

3. Cape Point

Cape Point and the spectacular nature reserve that lies in this area are some of the most famous landmarks in Cape Town, and for good reason. Situated on the very tip of the peninsula, with the Indian Ocean on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other, the area spans landscapes of rugged cliffs, lush fynbos, and vast open spaces – no Cape Town tour is complete without a visit to Cape Point.
(1.5 hours)

4. Simon's Town & Penguin Colony

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 harbor, a toy museum, navy museum, and plenty of other sights – nearby is also Boulders Beach where you can admire the penguins for an extra fee.
(45 minutes)

5. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

The Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens 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.
(45 minutes)
Includes
  • Registered tour guide
  • Transport in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fee to Cape Point and Kirstenbosch Gardens
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch and optional extras
  • Boat trip to Seal Island
  • Entry to the Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Please be aware the starting time is indicative and depends on your accommodation. The exact time will be communicated the day prior to the excursion
• The boat trip to Seal Island and entry to the Boulders Beach Penguin Colony are available for additional fee, paid on location
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 463 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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The tour was good although there were too many stops so that too little time was given to each of the places we visited. I would have left the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden out and given more time for the lunch break. The stop at the Cape Point Lighthouse was too short and the bar there too crowded. The driver/tour guide Basil was extremely nice and told us lots of interesting stories about the country. He is a wonderful guide with a vast knowledge and a great attitude. The company GYG gave us 2 different pick-up times for the excursion: 7-8 am and 8-9 am. Finally the driver came at 8:45 am. He said he had been given that pick-up time. The evening before the trip I texted GYG about the pick-up time as we were confused and they confirmed that it would be 7-8 am, which finally was not correct. The same thing happened two times for two different excursions during our stay, GYG gave us 2 different times. GYG, please be more precise with the pick-up times! It can get very annoying.

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8 February 2020

Very comprehensive all round day well managed by guide Michael. Very enjoyable. Only down side was the poor customer relations exercised by the staff at Boulders Beach. They were rude to our guide and the group. Totally unnecessary. They are there to provide a service. In the U.K, this kind of behaviour would get you sacked. Michael (our guide) acted with great dignity and restraint.

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8 January 2020

It was a very fun experience!!! The guide is extremely knowledgeable and gives a lot of great trivia about the place and even her personal experiences. We covered a lot of grounds and had a taste of all the wonders Cape Peninsula has to offer. It’s an experience of a lifetime!!! ♥️

24 September 2019

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Product ID: 12478