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Simon's Town, South Africa Culinary & nightlife

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Cape Peninsula & Boulders Beach Private Day Tour

1. 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 Point, Penguins And Wine Tasting Tour

2. From Cape Town: Cape Point, Penguins And Wine Tasting Tour

Get picked up at 8:00 AM from your centrally located Cape Town city hotel or lodging in order to start the Cape Peninsula Tour. Travel around the beautiful Atlantic coastline, past the world-famous Clifton and Camps Bay Beaches, Bakoven, Llandudno and through Hout Bay.  Continue along the world-renowned magnificent Chapman’s Peak Drive towards Kommetjie, a great surf spot, the Slangkop Lighthouse, past Misty Cliffs and continuing through the quaint seaside village of Scarborough until heading to Cape of Good Hope in the Table Mountain National Park. Be served complimentary tea/ coffee and biscuits at the much photographed Cape of Good Hope sign-board before driving further to eventually hop onto the Flying Dutchman Funicular (cost included) to go up to the incredibly beautiful viewing point around the base of the old Cape Point lighthouse. Your next exciting stop will be Boulders Beach, a popular tourist destination, to view a colony of African penguins that settled there in 1982. Boulders Beach is one of the few sites where the penguins can be observed at close range, wandering freely in a protected natural environment. Boardwalks will take you to within a few yards of the birds.  Lunch will normally be at Seaforth near Boulders. Their fish and chips is always a winner, but so is the rest of the menu. Then it's through Glen Cairn, Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay and over Boyes Drive for a panoramic view of False Bay, where you may be lucky enough to spot sharks or whales on a quick stop to the Shark Spotters lookout. Not far from here you reach the Constantia Valley Wine Route, one of 9 routes in South Africa. You will be treated to a tasting of 5 fine wines at one of the finely selected estates on route. Then for a scenic drive back to your hotel past Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens which you can visit at your own leisure by taking the city sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus or an Uber from the city. This is a full day tour and you won't get back to your hotel until around 5:00 PM but it will be the most memorable day of your visit to Cape Town.

Cape Town: Cape Peninsula & Winelands Private Full-Day Tour

3. Cape Town: Cape Peninsula & Winelands Private Full-Day Tour

It is recommended you start at 8:00 AM, as you will want to get the most out of your day. The guided tour begins with a stop to Maidens Cove. With views of the notorious Twelve Apostles Mountain range and pristine Camps Bay penthouses, you might be tempted to relocate to Cape Town. If that isn’t enough to enthrall you, wait until you see Chapmans Peak Drive, this has to be one of the best, if not, the best mountain drive in the world. From the lookouts, you’ll be able to view the unspoiled beach of Noordhoek, the Hout Bay Harbor, and the Seal colony. Continue your tour to the Cape of Good Hope, a National Park which is the most South Western point of the African continent. Not too far from the Cape of Good Hope, you’ll see the warm and cold ocean currents meet at Cape Point Lighthouse. After visiting one of Africa’s well known national sights, head to Boulders Beach to see the African penguins. Here, you have the option of having a bite to eat at the Seaforth Restaurant or driving to Kalk Bay’s Harbor House. Please note; this is at your own account, and is optional. Thereafter, take a drive along Boys drive. This beautiful highlevel drive offers beach and mountain views with beautiful wild flowers growing alongside the road. The scenic drive leads you to Constantia Wine Estate and Constantia Glen Wine Farm. Groot Constantia ( Oldest wine farm in South Africa), in Constantia wine valley, just outside the city of Cape Town, dates back to 1685. This is a perfect place for some wine tasting. The wine estate is known for its beautiful avenue of stone pines, and the beautiful surrounding mountain range. Constantia Glen Wine Farm also advises you on which wines are appropriate with food pairing. The estate offers decadent wine and cheese plater and cold meat pairing which is different from the usual wine and cheese combinations. If you consider yourself as a wine connoisseur, visiting these wine farms can be educational, indeed. Once your visit to these wine farms are finished, you will return back to your pick-up location. The tour concludes at around 6:00 PM.

7 Days and 6 Nights Mother City Cape Town Tour

4. 7 Days and 6 Nights Mother City Cape Town Tour

Day 1- Arrival at Cape Town International Airport The driver will be waiting for you at the waiting section Then transfer you to your 4-Star Hotel in Cape Town Radisson Blu. Day 2- Cape Peninsular Full Day Tour Your shuttle driver will pick you up from the hotel and drive you to your full day Cape Peninsula tour which will take you to all the landmarks on the beautiful coastal city of Cape Town. The tour will take you to 12 Apostles, Camps Bay, Chapmans Drive, Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope and the iconic Simon’s town. You will also get to see Penguins colony in their natural habitat at Simons and later visit Muizenberg beach famous for surfing and finally visit the famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens at the eastern foot of Table Mountain. A drop-off again at the 4-Star Hotel Radisson Blu will be made. Day 3 – Open Day Return Transfers to the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in the morning. Return in the afternoon to Radisson Blu 4-Star Hotel. Day 4 – Robben Island and Table Mountain Tour The driver will pick you up from Radisson Blu 4-Star Hotel and start the Robben Island and Cape Town City full day tour which will get you to know the significance of the Prison and why Cape Town is called the Mother city in South Africa. From the Table Mountain with its Cable car to the sprawling Cape Town ghettos and then ride by boat to the home of South Africa Icon Nelson home for 27 years behind bars The driver will drop you off again at Radisson Blu 4 star hotel in Cape Town Day 5 – Cape Winelands full Day Tour Leave your Radisson Blu 4-Star Hotel in the morning to explore the world-famous Cape Winelands with Stellenbosch -the wine capital of South Africa being the highlight of the tour. You will enjoy the scenic views of green valleys, spectacular mountains, beautiful Vineyards and enjoy the fine cuisine. Later on after the tour a drop off at Radisson Blu 4 Star hotel will be made. Day 6 This day will be an open day and you will get return transfers to the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in the morning and return in the afternoon to Radisson Blu 4-Star Hotel to relax and take a look at the memories you have created through photographs. Day 7 The shuttle service team will drop you off back at the Cape Town International Airport where tour multi-day tour ends.

From Cape Town: Best of Cape Private Tour with Wine Tastings

5. From Cape Town: Best of Cape Private Tour with Wine Tastings

For those with a limited schedule, this full-day tour is a combination of Cape Point and the Winelands. We start off the day travelling around the Peninsula and then make our way through to the world – famous Stellenbosch wine region in the afternoon. We are visiting Cape of Good hope nature reserve, Cape Point and Boulders beach for penguin viewing and ending the day with tasty wine tastings.

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What people are saying about Simon's Town, South Africa

Me and my family had a wonderful day with Jean-Luc, our guide. We drive along the beautiful coast, took many stops for photos and enjoyed the view. Our highlight was definitely the Constantina glen winery. Amazing food, good wine and the perfect end of our tour. Jean-Luc knew everything about the town and the local life and it was a big pleasure to spend the day with him. We really recommend this private tour!

What an excellent day! Our guide was tremendous and very informative. We stopped down the whole coast, saw the penguins, took amazing photos, and saw the Cape of Good Hope and surrounding areas. We quickly stopped for a beautiful waterside lunch in Simon's Town and then enjoyed two different wineries in Constantia. Excellent value for a full day of excitement and adventure.

A great knowledgeable tour guide who makes a tour that suits you. Very reasonable rates and even makes you tea and coffee and provides water throughout your tour. Trustworthy, and highly recommended for your trip to South Africa. Ian, we can't thank you enough for our incredible tour. We have the best memories and photos to remember our holiday. Priya & Neil

Rodney was an excellent tour guide. Full of useful information. The tour was good value for all the sights included. Look out for the Ostrich!

A huge thanks to Seraphine, he was so friendly and knowledgeable! My husband and I had a great day with lots of memories made.