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Cape Point and Penguin Explorer Full-Day Tour from Cape Town

1. Cape Point and Penguin Explorer Full-Day Tour from Cape Town

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.

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

2. From Cape Town: Cape Point & Boulders Beach Full-Day Tour

After pickup from your hotel in Cape Town, the first stop on this 10-hour small-group tour is Maidens Cove. There, soak up great views of Camps Bay Beach, 12 Apostles Mountain Range, and Lion's Head. Continue along Victoria Road, passing exclusive residential areas en route to Chapman's Peak Drive for 2 photo stops. Upon arrival at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, your guide will provide an overview of the park. Board a funicular to Cape Point Lighthouse or take a 15-minute walk up that passes a spectacular viewpoint if you prefer. Next, visit the Boulders Beach Penguin Colony to see and learn about the sea birds. After marveling at the main colony of African penguins, stop to enjoy lunch at Simon's Town harbor (at your own expense), and admire the 18th-century buildings. On the drive back, stop to see the shark spotters, who help prevent sharks attacks at Muizenberg Beach. You will be taken back to the pickup location or with the option to change the drop-off point.

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What people are saying about Simon's Town

Felix was honestly THE BEST GUIDE we could have asked for. He is incredibly knowledgeable and is truly SUCH a delight to have done with! He even went out of his way to reserve a really nice, sea-facing restaurant for us with beautiful ocean views. The tour itself is beautiful but it was truly spectacular because of Felix and his role in the tour. I would recommend him to ANYONE looking for an amazing experience :)

Jean Luc was a very knowledgeable guide who spent all day with us. There were only two of us on the trip but we each got personal attention. We saw penguins, ostriches, hyrax, baboons and some amazing scenery. Jean Luc knew every inch of that area.

Try and check the weather before the tour. It is amazing when it's sunny. Wear comfortable shoes, they came in handy at Cape Point. Overall it was an amazing experience!!

Couldn’t have been better. Our Guide “Ray” was the best and worked with us on all requests.

The tour guide was so insightful, it really made the trip so worthwhile