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Simon's Town, South Africa Garden & park tours

Our most recommended Simon's Town, South Africa Garden & park tours

Cape Peninsula and Penguin Colony Full Day Shared Tour

1. Cape Peninsula and Penguin Colony Full Day Shared Tour

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)

Cape Point Full-Day Tour From Cape Town

2. Cape Point Full-Day Tour From Cape Town

Cape Point is located just 60 kilometers from Cape Town in a nature reserve within Table Mountain National Park. It is the most southwestern tip of the African continent, and popularly referred to as the mythical meeting place of the Atlantic and Indian oceans. Discovered in 1488 by Bartholomeu Dias, Cape Point has long been an important navigational landmark. The 9-hour tour begins in Cape Town and the drive takes you along the scenic Atlantic coast with the stunning backdrop of Table Mountain, Lion's Head and the 12 Apostles mountains. After a short stop at Clifton Beach your drive continues past Camps Bay and then on spectacular Chapman's Peak Drive to the quaint fishing village of Hout Bay. Visit Hout Bay to explore an arts and crafts market and if you like, choose the optional boat ride to Seal Island. Drive past the suburb of Noordhoek, known for its picturesque shoreline and long, wide sandy beach, and then the charming villages of Kommetjie and Scarborough, as you make your way to Table Mountain National Park. As you drive through Table Mountain National Park to Cape Point, be on the lookout for Chacma baboons, ostrich and antelope. When you reach Cape Point you can walk up to the historic lighthouse (or take a 3-minute funicular ride) for magnificent, panoramic ocean views. Next is a short ride to the official southwestern-most point on the tip of Africa, at the Cape of Good Hope. Be sure to get a photo at the famous sign! Begin the journey back to Cape Town with a drive along the eastern side of the Cape Peninsula, stopping to visit the penguin colony at Boulder's Beach in Simon's Town. Pass the coastal town of Fish Hoek and the popular surfing site of Muizenburg, with a short stop to see the world-famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. At the end of the day you’ll be dropped off at your Cape Town hotel. Please note that the private tour option excludes entrance to Cape Point.

From Cape Town: Cape Peninsula Full-Day Guided Tour

3. From Cape Town: Cape Peninsula Full-Day Guided Tour

Get set for a full-day shared or private guided tour around the Cape Peninsula. Visit must-see spots such as Camps Bay, Hout Bay, Chap Mans Peak, Simon's Town, the Cape of Good Hope, and so much for. The tour starts off with pickup at Cape Town hotels. The first stop of the tour is Camps Bay, known for its fine white sand, natural rock swimming pools, and views of the Twelve Apostles Mountains. Next, move on along the coastline and find yourself at Hout Bay situated in a valley on the Atlantic seaboard of the Cape Peninsula. After, prepare for a beautiful drive in Cape Town similar to a drive along the Amalfi Coast in Italy. Spot scenic ocean views as you travel. Then, visit the Cape of Good Hope, the southernmost point of the African Continent. Take a funicular to the Cape Point Lighthouse and enjoy breathtaking views of the mountain range and the Atlantic Ocean. Later, head to Penguins Colony at Simon’s Town where you can view black-footed penguins (South African penguins) in their natural habitat. A stop at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens that lies at the eastern foot of Table Mountain may be an option if time allows.

Cape of Good Hope Full-Day Private Tour

4. Cape of Good Hope Full-Day Private Tour

Discover the beauty of the Atlantic Seaboard, including the Blue Flag beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay. Visit the small fishing village of Hout Bay and encounter bustling markets along the way. Get the option to see thousands of seals on Seal Island Enter the Cape Point Nature Reserve on the tip of the peninsula, and then head to Simon's Town to explore the thriving harbor and attractions such as the navy museum in the hometown of the South African Navy. Enjoy the quiet of the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens at the foot of Devil's Peak mountain and wander through a forest of fragrant plants before the return trip to Cape Town.

Cape Town: 2-Day Best Highlights Private Tour

5. 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 Head to the Clock Tower Precinct, V&A Waterfront after another 8:00 AM pickup from your hotel. Start with a Robben Island boat trip and museum tour, which last 3.5 to 4 hours, before being reunited with your tour guide at the V&A Waterfront. Enjoy Cape Town's highlights on a guided city tour, including visits to the colorful Bo-Kaap neighborhood and famous city monuments. Follow this with a wine tasting at one of the oldest wineries in South Africa, Groot Constantia Wine Estate. Conclude the tour with a visit to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens for a relaxing walk found at the foot of Table Mountain. You will be dropped off at your hotel at the end of the tour.

7 Days and 6 Nights Mother City Cape Town Tour

6. 7 Days and 6 Nights Mother City Cape Town Tour

Day 1- Arrival at Cape Town International Airport The driver will be waiting for you at the waiting section Then transfer you to your 4-Star Hotel in Cape Town Radisson Blu. Day 2- Cape Peninsular Full Day Tour Your shuttle driver will pick you up from the hotel and drive you to your full day Cape Peninsula tour which will take you to all the landmarks on the beautiful coastal city of Cape Town. The tour will take you to 12 Apostles, Camps Bay, Chapmans Drive, Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope and the iconic Simon’s town. You will also get to see Penguins colony in their natural habitat at Simons and later visit Muizenberg beach famous for surfing and finally visit the famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens at the eastern foot of Table Mountain. A drop-off again at the 4-Star Hotel Radisson Blu will be made. Day 3 – Open Day Return Transfers to the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in the morning. Return in the afternoon to Radisson Blu 4-Star Hotel. Day 4 – Robben Island and Table Mountain Tour The driver will pick you up from Radisson Blu 4-Star Hotel and start the Robben Island and Cape Town City full day tour which will get you to know the significance of the Prison and why Cape Town is called the Mother city in South Africa. From the Table Mountain with its Cable car to the sprawling Cape Town ghettos and then ride by boat to the home of South Africa Icon Nelson home for 27 years behind bars The driver will drop you off again at Radisson Blu 4 star hotel in Cape Town Day 5 – Cape Winelands full Day Tour Leave your Radisson Blu 4-Star Hotel in the morning to explore the world-famous Cape Winelands with Stellenbosch -the wine capital of South Africa being the highlight of the tour. You will enjoy the scenic views of green valleys, spectacular mountains, beautiful Vineyards and enjoy the fine cuisine. Later on after the tour a drop off at Radisson Blu 4 Star hotel will be made. Day 6 This day will be an open day and you will get return transfers to the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in the morning and return in the afternoon to Radisson Blu 4-Star Hotel to relax and take a look at the memories you have created through photographs. Day 7 The shuttle service team will drop you off back at the Cape Town International Airport where tour multi-day tour ends.

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What people are saying about Simon's Town, South Africa

All very good! The Cape Peninsula area is very windy but that didn't make me dislike the script! The guide Ivan, even with his 73 years of age, showed a great passion and a huge experience in his work!!

It was a great eventful tour with many highlights. Many thanks to our guide Chris, who was extremely friendly and open. I would book this trip again in a heartbeat.

The tour was very interesting, we got a wonderful impression of the Cape Peninsula in the brevity that was offered.

Everything OK. The English guide also explained everything in a way that was easy to understand.

Incredible experience worth every penny, thanks to Blaise you're on top!