Cape Town Full Day Activities

Hailed for being one of the world’s most beautiful regions, Cape Town Full Day has something for every individual, family, nature-lover and thrill-seeker. From the protected reserves and beaches along the coast, brandy tasting in cape town, to the world-famous wine estates in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek – and beyond. Cape Town has it all.

For the wine-lovers planning their Cape Town full day experience, the beautiful little village of Franschhoek is the perfect place to start your adventure. Away from the busy city, aboard the Franschhoek Wine Tram, is the perfect way to spend a full day. Spend 8,5 hours of wine and cheese tasting in Cape Town, exploring and sipping your way through one of the most unique wine valleys in South Africa.

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Starting off at Camps Bay Beach, moving further down the Atlantic Coast towards Cape Point, embark on a tour very different from anything you’ve ever experienced before. Sit back and enjoy the view as you travel along one of the country’s most beautiful roads, enjoying a Cape Peninsula Tour. Experienced guides will share amazing history and stories while you take pictures of the stunning scenery on this Cape Town full day favourite.

Hop aboard one of the boats heading to Seal Island and witness a collection of furry sea-puppies like you could never imagine, en route you may even be lucky enough to spot a whale or shark. It is definitely a sight to behold! Seals not your thing? Hire your own boat then, check out our specials below and decide between anything from exciting party boats to rent to romantic sunset cruises. A boat trip to Robben Island is essential if you want to learn about the history of South Africa’s apartheid era.

Thrill-seekers can explore the breathtaking landscape of the Atlantis Dunes by quad bike, followed by a sandboarding session down the biggest dunes – if you dare. Or take advantage of everything that the majestic Table Mountain has to offer. Such as one of the MANY hiking trails, abseiling or sundowners at the top after a scenic ride up the cable-car.

Table Mountain Entrance Fee

Skip the queue with our cable car tickets that you can purchase online! Check’em out:

Below are the prices when buying tickets at the foot of the mountain. Just keep in mind that when heading over for sunset, if you haven’t bought a ticket yet, you should leave a little earlier as the queue can get really long.

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Day Trips From Cape Town

Want to know what the top full day excursions from Cape Town are? Then you’re in luck because we have found them all.

For the real adrenalin-seekers, get up close and personal with South Africa’s well-known predators of the ocean – sharks. You are guaranteed to get face to face with some of these incredible creatures and experience their strength first-hand, with one of our amazing shark cage diving experiences in Gansbaai.

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In Summary

Our carefully-chosen selection of full-day tours has been hand-picked to ensure you experience everything that Cape Town and its surrounds has to offer. Join us on one of our unforgettable guided full-day tours of Cape Town, making this trip one to remember forever.

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Getting up close with penguins is one of the best experiences in Cape Town. Options include scenic drives along the beautiful Cape Peninsula coast visiting famous landmarks like Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point and Simon’s Town or ...

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There are some really great ways to experience Boulders Beach and the rest of Cape Town's lush wilderness. Whichever you pick, it's going to be a fun day!
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  • Easy booking and cancellations
  • Free pick-up service
  • Great number of additional activities to be booked
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  • Additional costs may apply to enter Boulders Beach
  • Admission fees for some stops
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Flanked by the great Atlantic Ocean to the East, and False Bay to the West, the Cape Peninsula is an outstandingly beautiful rocky outcrop. The coastline rises dramatically from the ocean, sheer cliffs pointing towards Table Mountain’s summit. ...

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The Cape Peninsula tours offer a great way to see the best sights and landmarks of this incredible city without the hassle, and with the help of a knowledgeable tour guide to share interesting facts along the journey.
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  • Unrivaled natural beauty
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Multiple optional activities to add to your day
  • All the best of the Cape in one day
  • Entrance fees included
  • Take some amazing photos
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  • A fair amount of driving
  • Experience can be negatively affected by poor weather
  • Additional entrance or activity fees not included
  • Meals not included
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Best seller Robben Island

Robben Island is at the core of South Africa's rich history and culture. The tiny island located just off of the coast of Cape Town is home to a large amount of history and tells the story of Nelson Mandela’s captivity - and subsequent freedom - which became iconic for the democracy of South Africa. ...

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A visit to Robben Island gives travelers the opportunity to delve deep into South African history. This enriching experience may be affected by the weather, so be sure to check the forecast before booking.
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  • Secure a ticket on the ferry to Robben Island
  • Discover the rich history of the island from a former prisoner
  • Learn about South Africa’s dramatic past
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Gansbaai Shark Diving ...

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  • All inclusive package
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If you've ever wanted to go abseiling, Table Mountain is one of the best places to try it! This adventure is definitely one you'll never forget. Table Mountain's unrivaled natural beauty combined with the excitement of abseiling off a sheer cliff is sure to secure this wonderful memory forever. ...

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You can tick adrenaline-inducing abseiling off your bucket list with this abseiling Table Mountain tour. Try out this extreme sport with the safety of a skilled instructor, and take the chance to enjoy the mesmerizing Table Mountain views while you're there.
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  • Enjoy views from the famous Table Mountain
  • All equipment provided
  • Exhilarating
  • 100% safe
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  • Weather dependent
  • You'll have to find your own way up and down the mountain
  • Terrifying if you suffer from extreme vertigo
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Atlantis, an oasis of perfectly white sand. Dunes rising into the sky as far as the eye can see. Explore this breathtaking landscape by spending the day finding your balance and technique from a professional guide before ripping down the snow-white dunes of Atlantis. ...

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An exhilarating and fun-packed day on the Atlantis dunes is fun for the whole family or group of friends. A great day out for adrenaline junkies and outdoor enthusiasts.
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  • Exquisite natural beauty
  • Towering white dunes all around
  • Conveniently close to Cape Town
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Most certainly one of the top game reserves near Cape Town, and considered to be the most authentic of the Big 5 game parks near Cape Town, Aquila Safari is the epitome of African luxury and an experience not to be missed. ...

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  • Explore iconic Aquila
  • Enjoy both breakfast and lunch
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  • Spa treatments are an optional extra
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