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.
Culminating at Cape Point, this stretch of coastline has much to offer. From the pristine natural beauty seen in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, to the authentic South African culture experienced in the quaint town of Kalk Bay.
- White sandy beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay
- Boulders Beach, ‘the penguin beach’
- Drive Chapman’s Peak
- Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
- Explore Cape Point
Know before you book:
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Bring warm clothing. Cape Town weather can change without warning
- You have the option of full-day trips or half-day trips
- Hotel pickup available from selected areas
The tour starts at Camps Bay Beach before moving further down the Atlantic Coast towards Cape Point. Sit back and enjoy the view as you travel along one of the country’s most beautiful roads, sandwiched between Table Mountain and ocean.
The views never end en route to Cape Point. From Table Mountain’s 12 Apostles, over Chapman’s Peak Drive and past Misty Cliffs, you are absolutely spoilt with splendid scenery. Snap a shot of the rocky terrain cascading dramatically into the Atlantic Ocean.
Once you reach Cape Point, you will have the chance to explore the Good Hope Nature Reserve on a Cape of Good Hope tour. A stop at Boulders Beach, made famous by the local penguin colony that calls it home, is essential. Get up close and personal with these rather cheeky critters.
The tour will take you through the small yet culturally rich beach towns of Simon’s Town, Kalk Bay, and Muizenberg. A stop in one of these towns, specifically Kalk Bay, should prove well worth your while. The streets are lined with quaint shops, restaurants and coffee shops.
The Cape Town Peninsula tours start at about USD $70 for a half-day tour and around USD $90 for a full-day tour. Every tour includes some different stops, so be sure to check out which one is best for you!
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The half-day tour begins with an early pick up from your hotel and a return just after lunchtime. For the full-day tour, you will return to your hotel in the evening. You can arrange your starting time with the tour guide.
Best time to go
This tour of the Cape is just as wonderful on a good winter’s day as it is any other time. In summer, it can get very hot, so be sure to bring a hat and sunscreen, and your costume if you’d like a dip in the cooling ocean.
The waiting lines for entrance into the National Parks are also usually much longer in the busier summer months. This is why we prefer spring and autumn when the weather is still lovely, but the crowds have gone.
Cape Peninsula tours Cape Town Options
This scenic and fascinating Cape Town Peninsula day tour of the incredible region can be done as either a half-day tour or a full-day tour. Both are great options! It all depends on how much time you have to dedicate to the experience. The options are outlined below:
Cape Peninsula half day tour
This Cape Town Peninsula half-day excursion will take you past the incredible pristine beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, before continuing down the extraordinary road that sways along the scenic Twelve Apostles mountains and famous Chapman’s Peak drive.
Stop to take some photos along the way before reaching the small fisherman’s town of Hout Bay. Take a stroll around the harbor, getting up close and personal with the seals that hang out there.
Next, you’ll drive further along Chapman’s Peak drive, hugging the near-verticle face of the mountain in an incredible feat of engineering to travel through Noordhoek, seeing the famous long beach and spotting some horse riders on the journey to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve.
At the pinnacle of the Cape Peninsula, you’ll have time to wander around discovering the flora and fauna as you gaze upon the meeting point of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans on the horizon. A vast network of hiking trails show off the many attractions found within this patch of protected land – from ostriches to shipwrecks, zebra, secret beaches and fynbos (an endemic species of flora).
As you head back towards the city, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the African Penguin Colony in Simon’s Town. Finally, after a long half-day of exploring, settle down in the Constantia Valley wine region for some relaxing wine tasting. Debrief over a delectable selection of South African grapes, grown in Africa’s oldest wine region (1685).
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entrance fees to Parks
- Food and drinks
- Entrance to optional activities, such as the Penguin Colony
This tour is the perfect way to get the best sightseeing of the Cape Peninsula into an incredible and exciting half-day excursion.Check Price & Book
Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour Cape Town
The Cape Town full-day Peninsula tour kicks off with a hotel pick-up in an air-conditioned vehicle to head to the picturesque fishing town of Hout Bay. Meet the local seals as you wander around the small shops of the small fishing harbor.
The scenic ride that leads on to the Cape of Good Hope tour is one of the most incredible journeys, as you travel along Chapman’s Peak Drive and marvel at the views along the way, stopping to take some incredible photos.
At the Southernmost edge of the Cape Peninsula, you’ll have time to walk up to the lighthouse and admire the vast views over the region and the meeting point of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans.
On the return journey, you’ll stop in Simonstown to visit the incredible African Penguin Colony at Boulders Beach, and then back through the sandy shores of Fish Hoek and Muizenberg.
The last stop of the day for this Cape Peninsula day tour will be at the beautiful Kirstenbosch Gardens, where you will have time to discover the diverse ecosystem at the foot of Table Mountain, and the incredible Cape Floral display at this UNESCO Heritage site. Your full-day of Cape Town adventure will end with a return to your hotel.
- Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation
- Tour guide and driver
- Chapman’s Peak Drive toll fees
- Entrance fee to the Cape of Good Hope
- Food and drink
- Seal Island boat trip
- Cape Point funicular ticket
- Entrance fee to Boulders Penguins colony
- Gratuities (optional)
- 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
- 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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