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Cape Point National Park

Cape Point National Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Cape Town: Cape Point and Boulders Beach Full-Day Tour

1. From Cape Town: Cape Point and Boulders Beach Full-Day Tour

Discover Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope on this guided day trip from Cape Town. Marvel at the beauty of nature as you stop at Boulders Beach to spot whales, ostrich, and other animals it shelters. The full-day tour leaves Cape Town in the morning for the spectacular landscapes of the Cape Peninsula. Enjoy a scenic drive to Boulders Beach through Muizenberg and Fish Hoek. Stop to see the penguins at Boulders Beach before heading to Cape Point, in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Be on the lookout for antelope, ostrich and other game. Scan the ocean for whales during the Cape's whale season (July-November). Enjoy lunch (at your own expense) before joining the optional hike from Cape Point to the Cape of Good Hope headland (medium fitness required). Sit back and enjoy the coastal drive back to Cape Town, taking in spectacular views from the Ou Kaapse Weg mountain pass.

Cape Peninsula & Boulders Beach Private Day Tour

2. Cape Peninsula & Boulders Beach Private Day Tour

First, make a quick stop in the heart of Cape Town city center to discover the colorful community known as Bo-kaap. Then, head straight for the coastline. Pass by affluent suburbs with some of the best beaches near the city, stopping for photos at Camps Bay. Proceed on towards Hout Bay seated in between gigantic mountains and the Atlantic.  Enjoy an optional scenic 40-minute round-trip boat ride to Seal Island. Resume your tour via the world-famous Chapman's Peak Drive. Marvel at this road engineering feat as you wind over the edge of the mountains; this scenic drive is not for the faint-hearted. Next, arrive at the Cape of Goodhope Nature Reserve just after midday. Discover the rich plant life of the Cape, early human history, maritime history and if you are lucky you might be able to have a mini safari.  Reach the southwesternmost point of the continent - the Cape of Good Hope - and take a photo with the sign. Hiking is recommended but no swimming because of sheer riptides. Carry on to Cape Point and walk for 20 minutes one way up to a historic lighthouse. You could also take a funicular at your own account if you are not in the mood for walking. Feel free to stop for lunch at the world-class seafood restaurant with a sea view or grab a quick bite in the food shop next door. Next, embark on a journey to Simon's Town for a special date with the endangered African penguins at Boulders Beach. Spend about 45 minutes at the penguin colony before you head back to Cape Town along the coastline. Pass through the quaint towns on this historically known Millionaire's Mile. Hear fun facts about the navy and Just Nuisance - the only dog in the world to have been an able seaman. Finally, discover Kalk Bay and Muizenberg Beach, the surfer's corner before returning to the starting point.

From Cape Town: Cape of Good Hope Guided Private Tour

3. From Cape Town: Cape of Good Hope Guided Private Tour

See the world-famous beauty of the Mother City as you drive through Cape Town and its surrounding area on this guided tour. Visit historic sites like Bo-Kaap, visit Maiden’s Cove, see African Penguins at Boulder’s Beach, and more. After being picked up, your first destination will be the colorful area of historic Bo-Kaap. These brightly colored houses represent the freedom of the slaves who settled there. Once you’ve taken your full of photos there, the next stop will be the majestic Maiden’s Cove, known as millionaire’s paradise. You’ll understand why: a tidal pool with mountains on one side and the ocean on the other make it a one-in-a-million location.  Next stop will be at Houtbay Harbour, where you have the option to do the boat ride to the Seal Island. Here you will be able to enjoy a 45minute boat ride and see over 300 Cape Fur Seals with smal external ears. From there, pass over the famous Chapman’s Peak Drive, one of the top ten scenic drives in the world. 6 miles in length and with about 114 curves, it's the perfect place to stop for photos of the surrounding area, with magnificent ocean views. From there, it's through the charming town of Noordhoek. Known for its excellent coffee, there are also souvenir shops, cafes, and a bakery for those with a sweet tooth.  Next, you’ll arrive at Boulder’s Beach, likely filled to the brim with its cute inhabitants – African Penguins!  Final stop will be at the Cape Point Lighthouse and The Cape of Good Hope.

From Cape Town: Cape Point National Park E-Bike Tour

4. From Cape Town: Cape Point National Park E-Bike Tour

All our tours are guided at a leisurely pace, offering a soft adventure nature experience. We have availability for up to 8 guests per experience. This small intimate group allows us to immerse ourselves in nature and fully absorb the surroundings. We avoid public roads by driving you to the attraction before we start cycling. Each experience is accompanied by a professional guide and a support vehicle allowing for total peace of mind whilst you're exploring. E-biking offers a 'better than easy' way to experience nature. There are so many interesting things to stop and see that actual riding time is less than two hours: Cape Point is on the most South Westerly tip of Africa in the Cape Point National Park. A total must-visit! Cape Point as it's simply breathtaking, and the only attraction we offer with well-surfaced roads. This is excellent terrain to get you comfortable in the saddle on the e-bike. We start the tours with a trip to the lighthouse where we take a funicular ride to visit this historic powerful lighthouse on a peak that rises up 250 m at the tip of the Point. This overlooks one of the most treacherous coastlines for mariners. The lighthouse was built as the most powerful in Africa with its light visible for over 60 km. Once we have admired the view, we then set off to traverse the park on our E-bikes, taking in the famous diverse floral kingdom and wildlife including a variety of antelope, ostriches and baboons. Don't forget about the ride along the coast's crashing surf, simply stunning. Next, we take a scenic coastal route before stopping for lunch at a restaurant that is filled with character. Relax and reminisce on the day before heading back to the Waterfront.

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What people are saying about Cape Point National Park

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 779 reviews

Great tour. Lots of time to explore independently at Boulders Beach and at Cape Point/Cape of Good Hope. Charles was very entertaining. I was able to do a bunch of walking and hiking during the tour but there were options to do most things without significant walking or hiking as well.

Great trip. Both the penguins and the Cape Point area are must-see when in Cape Town. Our guide, Charles was excellent, made our trip an unforgetable one.

Wow i had a fantastic time on saturday. I will definitely repeat this trip again. Made an American friend on that trip will treasure the memories!

Superb!!!!!! The guide Charles told us so many interesting things, we saw everything that we wanted. An unforgatable trip!!!

Very nice tour and thanks to the great guide. George have plenty of information while being funny and interesting.