The Twelve Apostles Mountain Range

The Twelve Apostles Mountain Range: Our most recommended tours and activities

Cape Peninsula Shared Half-Day Tour

1. Cape Peninsula Shared Half-Day Tour

The Cape Peninsula is one of the most spectacular routes you can experience, and on this half-day tour you will get to see all the unspoiled beauty surrounding this lush area. The Peninsula itself is a generally rocky peninsula that juts out for 47 mi (75 km) into the Atlantic Ocean at the south-western extremity of the African continent. At the southern end of the peninsula are Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope. On the northern end is Table Mountain, overlooking Cape Town, South Africa. Our tour today will take you past the pristine beaches of the exclusive Clifton and Camps Bay, where you will get to see the extraordinary peaks of the Twelve Apostles. From here we will continue on to Hout Bay Harbor, where we will drive the stunning Chapmans Peak Drive. This spectacular road hugs the near-vertical face of the mountain from Hout Bay to Noordhoek. Hacked out of the face of the mountain between 1915 and 1922, the road was at the time regarded as a major feat of engineering. You will be awed both by its engineering wonders, as well as the natural views all around you! Finally we arrive at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Here we will have the chance to experience the rugged flora and fauna of this area, as we gaze out over the meetings of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Finally, we drive back to Cape Town via False Bay and Simons Town, where you will have the option to visit the unbelievable African Penguin Colony. We finish our day with a drive through the world-famous Constantia wine area before returning to Cape Town.

Table Mountain: Gentle Guided Meander for the Whole Family

2. Table Mountain: Gentle Guided Meander for the Whole Family

Follow the Camps Bay Pipe Track from Kloof Nek during this guided walk on Table Mountain. The easy path offers rewarding mountain and ocean views over Lion's Head, Camps Bay, and Bakoven. The Pipe Track follows the old water pipe along the top of Camps Bay. There are a few ups and downs but the route is otherwise flat and the views over the bay and up the 12 Apostles Mountain Range are spectacular. Stop to take a break at one of the benches you’ll find along the way and enjoy the view of the surrounding area. Keen birders will enjoy watching sugarbirds flitting about dense thickets of protea bushes.

Half Day Cape Point Tour

3. 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 return to Cape Town by way of the Simon's Town (optional, own account & time permitting visit to Penguin colony), Fish Hoek fishing village and Muizenberg. We return to Cape Town, passing the University of Cape Town, Rhodes Memorial and the Groote Schuur Hospital.

Cape Town Private Guided Table Mountain Hikes

4. Cape Town Private Guided Table Mountain Hikes

Join this private guided hike up iconic Table Mountain. Rising to just over one thousand meters directly from sea level, Table Mountain ranks in status alongside famous African giants such as Kilimanjaro and the Atlas Mountains. This tour is perfect for the energetic and inquisitive traveler. Learn secrets of the mountain, including how the watcher of the south, Umlindi Wemingizimu, became Table Mountain. Let your experienced guide interpret the natural wonders of the Cape Floral Kingdom. A few tour routes are listed below. An optimum route will be chosen from this selection based on the fitness of the members of the party and the Cape’s unpredictable weather at the time. Western Table to Maclears Beacon return: A 2-hour easy to moderate hike on the Table Mountain Plateau. Your guide will organize tickets and then proceed with you up Table Mountain in the aerial cableway. The cableway can carry up to 60 people at a time and does a full rotation. This means you can enjoy 360 degree views of Cape Town, Lions Head and the Mountain itself. Once on top, you will get away from the groups and meander along to Maclears Beacon, the highest point on Table Mountain. This pleasant walk across the flat-topped Table plateau overlooking the city passes through some marshy frog breeding areas with interesting vegetation. Twelve Apostles to the Table Mountain Plateau: A 5-hour moderate climb: The climb up Kasteelspoort zigzags its way up a partly shaded gorge beneath the overhanging walls of Spring Buttress. Climbers are rewarded with views of the Twelve Apostles that stand like sentinels overlooking the Atlantic coast. Enjoy a picnic lunch down in the Valley of the Red Gods and the Valley of Isolation. Eventually you arrive on the Table Mountain plateau for a pleasant walk towards the Upper Cableway station. Your guide will organize tickets and you will then proceed down Table Mountain in the aerial cableway, enjoying 360 degree views of Cape Town, Lions Head and the Mountain itself. Skeleton Gorge along the top of Table Mountain Plateau: A 6-hour moderate to strenuous hike: Start hiking in the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, renowned for their spectacular array of indigenous plants. The climb up Skeleton gorge is well-equipped with ladders to aid hikers over the slippery rocks. Keep an eye out for the illusive endangered ghost frog as you ascend through the dense indigenous forests. The forest gradually gives way to the shrub-like Fynbos. This pleasant walk across the flat-topped Table plateau overlooking the city passes through some marshy frog breeding areas with interesting vegetation. Descend down Platteklip gorge or take a ride down the cableway if your legs are weary.

Cape Town: Cape Peninsula and Winelands Full Day Combo Tour

5. Cape Town: Cape Peninsula and Winelands Full Day Combo Tour

When you have limited time to spend in Cape Town, or if you just want to be an efficient traveller, this is the ideal full-day Cape tour for you. This experience combines the best of a historical, wine tasting and landmark tour. On this tour you will really see the best of the Cape. The Peninsula portion of the tour will include visits to all of the important landmarks and historical sites including: Clifton and Camps Bay; Twelve Aspotles; Chapman’s Peak; Noordhoek; Cape Point; Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve; Simons Town, Kalk Bay, Muizenberg and False Bay. You will also be taken on a fascinating ostrich viewing and have the opportunity to take part in an optional Penguin Colony visit. On the wine route, you will visit the historical town of Stellenbosch and learn about how it is the centre of the South African wine industry. Here you will visit one of the many wineries in the Winelands and do a complimentary wine tasting and cellar tour. You will also have the chance to purchase the wines you just sampled. The Cape is a beautiful and fascinating part of the world. Don’t miss a thing and take part in this comprehensive and fun-filled full-day tour.

From Cape Town: Cape Peninsula Full-Day Guided Tour

6. 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 Town: Chapmans Peak Coastal Ebike Tour

7. Cape Town: Chapmans Peak Coastal Ebike Tour

Ride along Chapman’s Peak, one of the world’s most magnificently engineered coastal cycle routes. Breeze along on a top-of-the-range Giant ebike with electric pedal assist. These easy to ride bikes can be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of fitness level. This route should be on anyone’s bucket list who is passionate about Cape Town’s majestic scenery. Start at Maiden's Cove parking lot from where you will cruise along the sea via Camps Bay, considered the St Tropez of Africa. You will then enter the stunning coastal Victoria Road, going past Lion’s Head and the Twelve Apostles, which will eventually take you into Hout Bay. From Hout Bay you will ascend the last easy climb to Chapman's Peak where you'll stop at the lookout point, the perfect opportunity to take pictures of the breathtaking panoramic views. On your way back you will stop in Hout Bay on the beach for cake and a refreshing drink before hitting the road back to Cape Town.

Cape Town: Private Jeep Constantia Wine Tour with Tastings

8. Cape Town: Private Jeep Constantia Wine Tour with Tastings

The Constantia Wine Valley is located beneath the Table Mountain National Park and is the the oldest wine-making region in the South Africa. This premium tour has some bespoke experiences all included in one tour. You will be picked up from your hotel in a private Jeep wrangler and travel to the beautiful Constantia wine valley. You will stop at our favourite farms where you will experience spoils such as a wine tasting in the vineyards, private trails through vineyards with some MCC at a magnificent lookout point and gourmet cheese platter for lunch. This tour is designed as a private tour and some of the experiences are exclusively offered to Jeep Tours and their clientele. This is a real spoil with premium locations and gourmet tastings.

7 Days and 6 Nights Mother City Cape Town Tour

9. 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.

Cape Point Highlights Tour with Wine Tasting in Stellenbosch

10. Cape Point Highlights Tour with Wine Tasting in Stellenbosch

This combination tour offers the highlights of Cape Point and the Cape Winelands. Begin the tour 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, travel to the Cape Point Nature Reserve, comprising over 17,300 acres of indigenous fauna and flora. 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". You'll 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, continue to the Stellenbosch Winelands. Stellenbosch is an architectural jewel with a gracious blend of 18-century Cape Dutch, Georgian, and Victorian buildings. Head for a wine tasting session in the Stellenbosch area before returning to Cape Town.

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What people are saying about The Twelve Apostles Mountain Range

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 159 reviews

Our guide Henk was fantastic! He was so knowledgeable about the local plants and birds. Our 10 year old son loved talking to him and finding his little secret spots with caves etc. We took the Kasteel route to the top which ended up being about 6km with a 1000 meter elevation gain over 5 hours. It was an amazing hike, but you need to be in good shape and ready to climb some rock stairs! Henk was kind enough to take some really great pictures of our family with his camera and forward them on to us. We now have net year's holiday card! We have hiked all over North America and Europe and this hike was one of our all time favorites. We were definitely happy to take the lovely cable car down at the end of the trip for the fantastic views and our tired legs.

This was an amazing hike even though the extreme wind made it a bit harrowing at the top. The descent was a bit tricky for me as I twisted my ankle at the very beginning. My guide Bevan was extremely patient and comforting all while letting me use his arm as a crutch the entire way down. A really great experience with amazing views.

Maxwell was a terrific guide and very knowledgeable. The drive was smooth, safe and on time. We had a great morning out and saw all the fantastic sights, which was needed in my short timeframe. Highly recommend this tour to see the beautiful coastline and Penguins

Very well conducted, saw many highlights, drove far outside Cape Town City Centre

A terrific trip down the Cape Peninsula with a fantastic driver.