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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.

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

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

You have the freedom to choose which time you would like the tour to start. It is recommended you start at 8:30 AM, as you will want to get the most out of your day. The guided tour begins with a visit 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 Southern 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 Baden Powell Drive. This beautiful coastline drive offers beach and mountain views with beautiful wild flowers growing alongside the road. The scenic and seacoast drive leads you to Neethlingshof Wine and Delheim Wine Estate. Neethlingshof, in Stellenbosch, just outside the city of Cape Town, dates back to 1692. 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. Neethlingshof boasts the finest wines including Merlot, Shiraz, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage, and Sauvignon Blanc to name a few. Enjoy some wine tasting with food pairing which includes 5 bite size dishes. Your last stop for the day, Delheim Wine Estate, is situated at the slopes of Simonsberg Mountain and prides itself in its majestic surroundings. Famous for their award winning wines, such as, Pinotage Rose, Spatzendreck, and Grand Reserve, it is simply a must to indulge. Delheim Wine Estate also advises you on which wines are appropriate with food pairing. The estate offers decadent wine and cupcake 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 along the N1 National Route. The tour concludes at around 6:00 PM.

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Cape Town: Shark Cage Dive

3. Cape Town: Shark Cage Dive

This half-day tour, just outside Cape Town, allows you to see a variety of shark species throughout the year according to the seasons, weather, water temperature, and other factors. Venture to Seal Island or Cape Point to see seven-gill cow sharks, mako sharks, blue sharks, and great white sharks. The location for the day will be determined by the best shark activity and sea conditions and will be confirmed with you the day before your trip. A small group of guests onboard allows for better viewing opportunities and a longer cage dive. The cage accommodates four guests comfortably and is fixed to the boat just above the surface of the water.

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Cape of Good Hope: Sightseeing and African Penguins Tour

4. Cape of Good Hope: Sightseeing and African Penguins Tour

Marvel at the spectacular views from one of the world's most scenic drives, Chapman's Peak. Look out for African Penguins at Boulders Beach in Simonstown, as you enjoy the splendor of Victorian-era buildings. Get the camera at the ready as you stop at Maiden's Cove, famous for its incredible views of the Twelve Apostles, Camps Bay, and the twinkling Atlantic Ocean. Take an optional boat ride out to Seal Island, and enjoy the chance to hunt for souvenirs in the local market. Relax afterward over the best-roasted coffee in Cape Town, at Noordhoek Farm. Keep an eye out for wildlife at the World-Heritage-listed nature reserve of the Cape of Good Hope, known for its rich bio-diversity.

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Cape Town: Peninsula Vibes Boulders Beach & Cape Point

5. Cape Town: Peninsula Vibes Boulders Beach & Cape Point

Meet your local guide at a local coffee spot to begin your adventure. After meeting your group, head to the East side of the Cape Peninsula. Spend your day exploring quaint villages and pristine beaches, and discovering local secrets.  Your first stop is the beautiful St. James Beach which is famous for its funky, colorful houses. Next stop is the beautiful fishing village of Kalk Bay where you can visit the Empire Café, art galleries, fashion boutiques, Cape Fur Seals, Kalkies Fish and Chips, and more. From here make your way to the beautiful Boulders Beach, hopefully to see African Penguins. Stop at the viewing deck, and the Boulders Beach to enjoy a packed lunch prepared by The Strangers Club Café. After lunch visit Cape Point Reserve and the iconic lighthouse. Enjoy the panoramic views and stop at a great sunset spot. Share a few drinks and end the day in style before being dropped at the Mojo Market.

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Cape Town: 2-Day Best Highlights Private Tour

6. Cape Town: 2-Day Best Highlights Private Tour

Day 1 After an 8:00 AM pickup from your hotel, start the day with a guided tour of Cape Town's famous Table Mountain. Follow this with a scenic drive through the coastal neighborhoods of Mouille Point, Three Anchor Bay, Sea Point, Bantry Bay, and Clifton before stopping for a photo opportunity at Maiden's Cove. Continue to Hout Bay for a boat trip to Seal Island. Enjoy the ocean views as you travel through Llandudno before arriving at Chapmans Peak Drive for a relaxing 15-minute stop at the viewpoint. At Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, keep an eye out for the Dias Cross, converging ocean currents and diverse fauna and flora, such as baboons and ostriches. Visit the rare breed of African penguins at Boulders Penguins Colony before returning to your accommodation via Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay, and Muizenburg. You will be dropped at your hotel or accommodation. Day 2 Head to the Clock Tower Precinct, V&A Waterfront after another 8:00 AM pickup from your hotel. Start with a Robben Island boat trip and museum tour, which last 3.5 to 4 hours, before being reunited with your tour guide at the V&A Waterfront. Enjoy Cape Town's highlights on a guided city tour, including visits to the colorful Bo-Kaap neighborhood and famous city monuments. Follow this with a wine tasting at one of the oldest wineries in South Africa, Groot Constantia Wine Estate. Conclude the tour with a visit to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens for a relaxing walk found at the foot of Table Mountain. You will be dropped off at your hotel at the end of the tour.

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

7. 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.

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Cape Town: 9-hour Cape Point Private Guided Cycling Tour

8. Cape Town: 9-hour Cape Point Private Guided Cycling Tour

This 9-hour bicycle tour is the perfect way to view the Cape Peninsula in just 1 day. This tour boasts a varied itinerary and is led by a qualified tour guide. In small groups of from 2 -20 people, discover the stories, facts and history of this idyllic area. Guests are met by the tour guide at their hotel in Cape Town. You will travel to the Cape Peninsula National Park. On the way you will see African penguins at the Boulders Beach colony. There is also the option for a kayaking trip to see the penguins up close. If you choose to do so, you will leave from Simon’s Town Waterfront and paddle out to Boulder’s Beach. If the tide is right you may be able to stop on the beach for a swim, otherwise you can swim from the kayaks. Once in the reserve, you have the choice of doing a 25 – 60 km bike ride along the peaceful roads leading to the Cape of Good Hope. From here you can enjoy a leisurely hike to Cape Point. Your guide will introduce you to the diverse fauna and flora of this region - the Cape Floral Kingdom. You will return to Cape Town along the Atlantic coast via Chapman’s Peak, Hout Bay and Llandudno, where your guide will show you the important historical sites and inform you of their history.

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Simon's Town: Seal Island Boat Tour

9. Simon's Town: Seal Island Boat Tour

Go on a boat trip from Simon’s Town to Seal Island. Discover the 60,000-strong population of Cape Fur seals that gives the island its name. At the start of your cruise, you will be able to see African Penguins swimming to or from their feeding grounds and see the Roman Rock Lighthouse before heading off to Seal Island. You will also spy diverse seabirds, whales, dolphins, sunfish, and many other species of marine wildlife. Relax on board a 30-foot catamaran with a walk-around cockpit, allowing for good freedom of movement around the vessel. In the enclosed cabin there is an electric-flush toilet and double bed to make your time at sea as comfortable as possible.

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Cape Town: Best of the Cape Private Tour

10. Cape Town: Best of the Cape Private Tour

Discover the area's many gems with your guide: from the Blue Flag beaches of Camps Bay to beautiful Cape Point, and from the scenic coastal route to the area's award-winning wine estates. View the 12 Apostles, a beautiful range of 12 mountains including the western back view of the Table Mountain. Explore Camps Bay beach, Cape Town’s own version of St. Tropez in France, and marvel at the view of the most beautiful and expensive seaside residential area in South Africa. Enjoy a beautiful scenic drive and photo stop along the picturesque coastal route. Visit the tip of Africa, the most south-western point of the African continent, formerly known as the Cape of Storms. Take a funicular up to Cape Point and enjoy breathtaking views of the mountain range and the Atlantic Ocean. Visit the lighthouse and Boulders Beach, one of only two places in Africa where you can view the African Jack Ass Penguins in their natural habitat. Explore the world-famous Cape Winelands, and visit Stellenbosch the Wine capital of South Africa. Enjoy the scenic views of green valleys, spectacular mountains, beautiful vineyards, and enjoy their fine cuisine. Make your choice of two vineyards to visit, and taste up to ten different types of wine, perhaps even paired with other delicacies.

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What people are saying about Simon's Town

The tour is really great! My special highlight was Cape Point, the view from above was simply fantastic! The fish restaurant on Boulders Beach is an absolute must - from fish to burgers to pasta - super delicious! Small drawback: our guide was unfortunately very needy, so that my girlfriend and I were annoyed after a certain time.

Beautiful scenery, amazing guide & brilliant attention to detail. This isn't your average tour or tour company. Be sure to check out their events & recommendation app. We did both when we were down & had an amazing time! Thanks Local Knowledge

Despite the fact that I was the only participant, the trip was completed. I think that is really nice service. Incidentally, there was nothing to put a finger on. Everything ran smoothly and the guide was sweet to also help take pictures :)

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