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Cape Point and Peninsula Tour

Cape Point and Peninsula Tour

Overview: Cape Point and Peninsula Tour

Stretching from Cape Town city to the towering headland at Cape Point, South Africa’s Cape Peninsula offers spectacular coastal scenery, plenty of wildlife, and the intoxicating beauty of Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Joining a group or taking a private tour, travel with an informative guide, start your trip by driving out of Cape Town, taking in the magnificent beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay.

Next up is the quaint village and fishing harbour at Hout Bay, which with its stunning mountain views and a pretty beach is worth a stop in its own right. You also have the option (not included in the cost) of a boat trip to Seal Island, depending on the weather and the season. As the name suggests, this island is a haven for Cape fur seals; what it doesn’t tell you is that the surrounding seas are the hunting ground of the great white shark.

Continue along one of South Africa’s most breathtaking coastal drives via Chapman’s Peak to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Fynbos vegetation, unique to the Cape provinces, is a highlight in its own right here, and the reserve is also home to zebra, several species of antelope – including eland and bontebok – and a myriad of birds. At the tip of the peninsula, it’s worth the walk up the rocks (or take a funicular, at additional cost) to witness the symbolic meeting of the Indian and Atlantic oceans and enjoy spectacular views over False Bay.

After lunch at a nearby restaurant (for your own account), your journey takes you to Simonstown: a naval base and village with charming Victorian architecture. Do make time for Boulders Beach, home to a growing breeding colony of the vulnerable African penguin. Wooden walkways allow you to view the penguins in their natural habitat, and there’s an interesting information centre too.

Your final stop is Kirstenbosch Gardens. Set against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, the garden is world-renowned for the beauty and diversity of its Cape flora, including magnificent displays of proteas. Explore the broad trails through indigenous forest, then expand your horizons from the canopy walkway, high up in the trees.

Please note: Expert Africa only books excursions as a part of a full, Expert Africa itinerary.

Start location
Any of Expert Africa's hotels in the vicinity of Cape Town - normally around 8.15am - 8.45am
End location
Back at your hotel - normally around 5.30pm
Meals included
No meals are included, but you will stop for lunch - for your own account
Duration
Full day - normally nine hours
Maximum group size
Generally seven people per vehicle

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What to look forward to.


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The Atlantic seaboard and Cape Peninsula has some stunning views.
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Camps Bay and the Twelve Apostles ...
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and the Chapman's Peak drive is breathtaking.
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You'll also visit the quaint beach huts at Simon's Town.
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Walking amongst the African penguins at Boulders Beach ...
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... allows you to get up close and personal...
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...with these funny birds.
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You'll view the rugged coastline of the Cape Peninsula in many areas.
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 and wander around Kirstenbosch Botanical gardens - home to an array of stunning flowers and plants...
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...including the famous Protea.

The Atlantic seaboard and Cape Peninsula has some stunning views.

Camps Bay and the Twelve Apostles ...

and the Chapman's Peak drive is breathtaking.

You'll also visit the quaint beach huts at Simon's Town.

Walking amongst the African penguins at Boulders Beach ...

... allows you to get up close and personal...

...with these funny birds.

You'll view the rugged coastline of the Cape Peninsula in many areas.

and wander around Kirstenbosch Botanical gardens - home to an array of stunning flowers and plants...

...including the famous Protea.

Cape Point and Peninsula Tour reviews

62 independent first-hand comments from our travellers.


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Overall rating: Good

Mr&Mrs LSfromOxfordshire

7 Jan 2020

"An amazing day"

"Seeing the penguins was the highlight.. …" Read Mr&Mrs LS’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mrs K & Mrs TfromUSA

25 Jun 2013

"Cape Point and Peninsula tour"

"Cape Point and Peninsula tour …" Read Mrs K & Mrs T’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mrs & Mr CfromToronto

4 May 2012

"A good quick tour of the area"

"A good quick tour of the area …" Read Mrs & Mr C’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Good

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