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  • Cape Peninsula: Full-Day Small Group Tour with Penguins

    1. Cape Peninsula: Full-Day Small Group Tour with Penguins

    You’ll be picked up at your Cape Town accommodation in the morning by a qualified tour guide/driver in a luxury minibus, and taken on an all-inclusive, full-day Cape Peninsula tour. Drive along the scenic coastal route known as the French Riviera, with the mountains on one side and the ocean on the other, and see what makes this coastline so special. Pass through Bantry Bay, Clifton, Camps Bay and Llundadno beaches along Chapman's Peak drive and enjoy a photo stop at Maiden's Cove. In Hout Bay you’ll have the option of taking a boat to Seal Island to get a closer look at the seal population (not included in the tour price). After exploring the harbor in Hout Bay, the tour continues on to Noordhoek village for an optional stop to try the best coffee roasted this side of the Cape (additional cost). The next stop is at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point, where you'll exp...

    Convenient pick up and drop off at our lodging. The tour guide was able to answer all our questions and stopped whenever we wanted to see more of something.

  • From Cape Town: Cape Point & Boulders Beach Full-Day Tour

    2. From Cape Town: Cape Point & Boulders Beach Full-Day Tour

    After pickup from your hotel in Cape Town, the first stop on this 10-hour small-group tour is Maidens Cove. There, soak up great views of Camps Bay Beach, 12 Apostles Mountain Range, and Lion's Head. Continue along Victoria Road, passing exclusive residential areas en route to Chapman's Peak Drive for 2 photo stops. Upon arrival at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, your guide will provide an overview of the park. Board a funicular to Cape Point Lighthouse or take a 15-minute walk up that passes a spectacular viewpoint if you prefer. Next, visit the Boulders Beach Penguin Colony to see and learn about the sea birds. After marveling at the main colony of African penguins, stop to enjoy lunch at Simon's Town harbor (at your own expense), and admire the 18th-century buildings. On the drive back, stop to see the shark spotters, who help prevent sharks attacks at Muizenberg Beach. You w...

    Jean Luc was a very knowledgeable guide who spent all day with us. There were only two of us on the trip but we each got personal attention. We saw penguins, ostriches, hyrax, baboons and some amazing scenery. Jean Luc knew every inch of that area.

  • Cape Town: The Cape Point Instagram Small Group Tour

    3. Cape Town: The Cape Point Instagram Small Group Tour

    Embark on a fun-filled day tour in Cape Town - one of the most unique cities in the world with beautiful ocean and mountainous drives, spectacular landscapes and iconic heritage monuments. This tour is designed for those who wish to visit the most iconic and picturesque sites throughout the city. On top of snapping some Instagram-worthy pictures, you'll learn about the Cape Town culture and history behind those sites. Your guide will be available to take pictures for you while you strike the perfect pose. Position yourself inside the photo-ready frame with Table Mountain as a backdrop. Visit the colourful houses in the Cape Malay Quarter known as the Bo Kaap and learn about its heritage and cultures. Drive along the Atlantic Seaboard with the oceans on one side and the mountains on the other and stop at Maiden's Cove with 12 Apostles as a backdrop. Take a boat to Seal Island to visit ...

    This is the best tour to do if you want to enjoy Capetown. Had a tour with Yoyo, he is the best Tour Guide I have ever met, he knows his history and can show you some of the most beautiful places in cape Town

  • Robben Island Tickets, Penguins, and Private Cape Point Tour

    4. Robben Island Tickets, Penguins, and Private Cape Point Tour

    After a 6:00 AM pickup from your hotel in Cape Town or the surroundings, you'll proceed along the Atlantic Seaboard where you can admire mountains on one side and the ocean on the other. Stop at the Maiden's Cover for a photo opportunity with a backdrop of the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range. Passing through Clifton, Camps Bay, Llundadno, and Hout Bay. Stop for photos on one of the world's most scenic routes, Chapman's Peak drive. Next, stop at Boulder's penguin colony to visit these enchanting creatures. Watch as these adorable birds play and frolic in the ocean. Your final destination will be the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve for a guided tour and a photo stop at this very popular landmark. From there, you'll travel to Cape Point, where you can hike to the top of the lighthouse (or take the funicular).

    At 10:30 AM arrive at the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robbe...

    The tour was nice and the tour guid (Barnabas) was extreamly friendly and filled us with LOADS of information

  • Cape Peninsula & Boulders Beach Private Day Tour

    5. Cape Peninsula & Boulders Beach Private Day Tour

    First, make a quick stop in the heart of Cape Town city center to discover the colorful community known as Bo-kaap. Then, head straight for the coastline. Pass by affluent suburbs with some of the best beaches near the city, stopping for photos at Camps Bay. Proceed on towards Hout Bay seated in between gigantic mountains and the Atlantic.  Enjoy an optional scenic 40-minute round-trip boat ride to Seal Island. Resume your tour via the world-famous Chapman's Peak Drive. Marvel at this road engineering feat as you wind over the edge of the mountains; this scenic drive is not for the faint-hearted. Next, arrive at the Cape of Goodhope Nature Reserve just after midday. Discover the rich plant life of the Cape, early human history, maritime history and if you are lucky you might be able to have a mini safari.  Reach the southwesternmost point of the continent - the Cape of Good Hope - and ...

    We have had a great time! Our driver was very nice persons, very knowledgeable and told us so many interesting things about local culture and places we visited. He was able to get us thru the ques

  • Cape Town: 2-Day Best Highlights Private Tour

    6. Cape Town: 2-Day Best Highlights Private Tour

    Day 1 After an 8:00 AM pickup from your hotel, start the day with a guided tour of Cape Town's famous Table Mountain. Follow this with a scenic drive through the coastal neighborhoods of Mouille Point, Three Anchor Bay, Sea Point, Bantry Bay, and Clifton before stopping for a photo opportunity at Maiden's Cove. Continue to Hout Bay for a boat trip to Seal Island. Enjoy the ocean views as you travel through Llandudno before arriving at Chapmans Peak Drive for a relaxing 15-minute stop at the viewpoint. At Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, keep an eye out for the Dias Cross, converging ocean currents and diverse fauna and flora, such as baboons and ostriches. Visit the rare breed of African penguins at Boulders Penguins Colony before returning to your accommodation via Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay, and Muizenburg. You will be dropped at your hotel or accommodation. Day 2...

    very professional guide, helpful and friendly. car was decent and comfort. always on time . no delay, fast response to customer's request.

  • From Cape Town: Cape Point, Penguins And Wine Tasting Tour

    7. From Cape Town: Cape Point, Penguins And Wine Tasting Tour

    Get picked up at 8:00 AM from your centrally located Cape Town city hotel or lodging in order to start the Cape Peninsula Tour. Travel around the beautiful Atlantic coastline, past the world-famous Clifton and Camps Bay Beaches, Bakoven, Llandudno and through Hout Bay.  Continue along the world-renowned magnificent Chapman’s Peak Drive towards Kommetjie, a great surf spot, the Slangkop Lighthouse, past Misty Cliffs and continuing through the quaint seaside village of Scarborough until heading to Cape of Good Hope in the Table Mountain National Park. Be served complimentary tea/ coffee and biscuits at the much photographed Cape of Good Hope sign-board before driving further to eventually hop onto the Flying Dutchman Funicular (cost included) to go up to the incredibly beautiful viewing point around the base of the old Cape Point lighthouse. Your next exciting stop will be Boulders Beach...

    We had the best tour guide you cna think of, Ian. He showed us what we wanted, and even a little bit more than that.

  • Cape of Good Hope: Sightseeing and African Penguins Tour

    8. Cape of Good Hope: Sightseeing and African Penguins Tour

    Marvel at the spectacular views from one of the world's most scenic drives, Chapman's Peak. Look out for African Penguins at Boulders Beach in Simonstown, as you enjoy the splendor of Victorian-era buildings. Get the camera at the ready as you stop at Maiden's Cove, famous for its incredible views of the Twelve Apostles, Camps Bay, and the twinkling Atlantic Ocean. Take an optional boat ride out to Seal Island, and enjoy the chance to hunt for souvenirs in the local market. Relax afterward over the best-roasted coffee in Cape Town, at Noordhoek Farm. Keep an eye out for wildlife at the World-Heritage-listed nature reserve of the Cape of Good Hope, known for its rich bio-diversity.

  • Half Day Cape Point Tour

    9. Half Day Cape Point Tour

    Our tour begins with a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast, passing through the cosmopolitan suburb of Sea Point and Camps Bay with its glorious views of the Twelve Apostles, part of the Table Mountain range. From here we travel to the Cape Point Nature Reserve, comprising over 17,300 acres of indigenous fauna and flora. Here we can see a variety of wildlife that includes baboons, rhebok, Cape Mountain zebra, bontebok and the elusive eland. The reserve is also one of the world's largest breeding grounds for tortoises. Bird-watchers, too, will find many fine species to observe. The majestic coastline offers drama worthy of being called "Nature's Greatest Show." We'll be able to see the union of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans (as per legend), and may even feel the brisk wind that is dubbed the "Cape Doctor" for its presumed curative powers. Following the coastline along False Bay, we'll...

    Very punctual pick up and a friendly and knowledgable guide who drove very safely and was happy to flex the experience to suit us.

  • Stellenbosch: Private Magical Cape Peninsula Tour

    10. Stellenbosch: Private Magical Cape Peninsula Tour

    After being collected from your Cape Town accommodation, you will begin your experience touring the magical Cape Point on a private tour. You will begin with a scenic drive to the cape, throughout which you will discover the spectacular Cape Peninsula coastline. Taking a coastal road from Stellenbosch or Cape Town to Muizenberg, you will drive through Muizenberg, Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek, and Simon’s Town, all of which are full of history and culture. You'll then visit Boulders Beach and its local African penguin colony. You'll see wildlife and endemic flora of the most diverse floral kingdom in the world at the Cape of Good Hope Reserve. Cape Point is Africa's most south-westerly point, and it will be from there that you take the famous Chapman's Peak Drive along the Peninsula Coast. You'll finally drive through Cape Town's central business district, before being returned to your accommoda...

    Was a good trip and a very friendly driver who showed us around on this beautiful part of the Island!

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What people are saying about Simon's Town

This tour was just amazing. The guide Ian, who is a local, was very friendly, respectful and told us a lot about south african history, tradition and culture. He fulfilled all our wished and stopped everywhere we wanted to. We definitely would book this tour again with him. Thanks a lot Ian!

It was just amazing, the tour guide Jean did a great job! He knows a lot about thoose places it‘s nice to listen to him, but since I travelled alone, he also gave me some free time, that I can explore and enjoy the places on my own too!

The tour was nice and the tour guid (Barnabas) was extreamly friendly and filled us with LOADS of information

Couldn’t have been better. Our Guide “Ray” was the best and worked with us on all requests.

Very nice experience and high cooperation from the staff