Cape Town Peninsula TourFROM I PER PERSON
Experience Cape Town
This tour departs around 8 am and lasts for about 8 hours.
This Cape peninsula tour is crafted to give you a real Cape Town experience during which you will learn about the distinct cultures and histories of the various ethnic groups that are part of this unique and beautiful city. From the cobbled streets of the Bo-Kaap to the panoramic views along Victoria Drive, from Hout Bay harbor to the most south western tip of Cape Point, from the penguin colonies at Boulders Beach to the vibrant Kalk Bay harbor.
We then end the tour with an optional visit and a wine tasting at a prestigious Constantia wine farm.
- Scenic guided drive around the entire Cape Peninsula
- Cape Town, Bo - Kaap photo stop with colourful houses ( www.bokaap.co.za )
- Camps bay, Hout bay, Chapman's Peak drive
- Kommetjie, Misty Cliffs, Scarborough
- Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope ( www.capepoint.co.za )
- Simon's Town – Boulders Penguin Colony ( www.simonstown.com/penguins )
- Boyes scenic drive overlooking False Bay
- Shark Spotters view sight ( www.sharkspotters.org.za )
- Groot Constantia Wine Farm ( www.grootconstantia.co.za ) R100
- Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden ( www.sanbi.org/gardens/kirstenbosch/ ) R75
What to Bring
- Sun hat
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Re-usable water bottle ( not required, but encouraged )
- Camera for those memorable moments
- All places accept card payments (except street vendors )
- Length: Full Day ( 10 Hours)
- Departure Time: 07:30am – 08:00am
Be sure to have a good breakfast before pick up
Schedule for Cape Town Peninsula Tour
|DAY 1: Cape Town Peninsula Tour|
|Early Morning||Pickup followed by visit to Bo-Kaap|
|Late morning||Chapman's Peak followed by Cape Point|
|Early Afternoon||Boulder's Beach followed by lunch|
|Late Afternoon||Boye's Drive and Shark Spotters|
|Evening||Optional Activities followed by drop off|
Itinerary for Cape Town Peninsula Tour
Every year thousands of visitors flock to Cape Town to experience the eclectic mix of cultures, it's historical history, vibrant locals and breathtaking scenery.
Our first stop will take us to the Muslim area of Bo - Kaap, known for its cobbled streets, colourful houses and friendly locals.
Situated at the foot of Signal Hill, on the fringe of the city centre, and formerly known as the Malay Quarter, the Bo-Kaap’s origins date back to the 1760's when numerous “huurhuisjes” (rental houses) were built and leased to slaves. These people were known as Cape Malays, and were brought from Malaysia, Indonesia and the rest of Africa to work in the Cape.
Here we will have the opportunity to take a short morning stroll in the centre of this eclectic suburb of Cape Town.
From here we'll drive along the ever popular Victoria Road in Camps Bay, known for it's night life, especially for sunset cocktails.
Making our way past the dramatic Twelve Apostles mountain peaks on route to Hout Bay, we head to the world renowned Chapman's Peak mountain pass, an engineering feat, resting on 630 million year old Cape Granite.
The Hout Bay to Noordhoek road ‘hewn out of the stone face of sheer mountain’ was opened to traffic on Saturday 6 May 1922 by the Governor of the Union of South Africa, His Royal Highness Prince Arthur of Connaught.
This spectacular roadway took seven years to complete, at a cost of ₤20 000.
Continuing, we pass the quaint seaside suburbs of Kommetjie, Misty Cliffs and Scarborough, before making our way to Cape Point.
Cape Point Nature Reserve, encompassing just under 8000 hectares of rich and varied flora and fauna, gives us spectacular views over False Bay as well as a wide variety of local wildlife and plant species, including Cape Mountain Zebra, buck, baboons and over 250 species of bird life.
Named the ‘Cape of Storms’ by Bartolomeu Dias in 1488, the ‘Point’ was treated with respect by sailors for centuries. By day, it was a navigational landmark and by night, in fog, it was a menace beset by violent storms and dangerous rocks that over the centuries littered shipwrecks around the coastline.
Here is where we will visit the world renowned Cape of Good Hope for amazing photo opportunities, as well as do a short hike to the old Cape Point lighthouse, offering dramatic views from the most South Western Tip of Africa.
Some say that when the SE winds blow, Cape Point is where you will find the freshest air in Africa.
After spending enough time in Cape Point, we make our way to the naval town of Simon's Town, famous now for the main land African Penguins colony as well as it's old charm.
The history of Simon's Town dates back to 1741 when the Dutch East India Company decided that Simon's Bay would be their winter anchorage, through the period of 1813 to 1957, when Simon's Town was the home of the Royal Navy in the South Atlantic, and then 1957 to the present day, the town has been the home of The South African Navy.
Before lunch we visit Boulders Beach, a unique and endangered land based colony of African Penguins, protected by ancient granite boulders.
These magnificent little penguins are only found on the coastlines of Southern Africa.
In 1983 a pair of African penguins were spotted on Foxy Beach at Boulders and in 1985 they began to lay. Since then the colony has grown rapidly, increasing initially at about 60% a year. By 1997 there were 2350 adult birds. Such a quick growth of the colony was the result of immigration, as well as by reproduction.
Here you will get to view the African Penguins from a board walk, which has been built to protect the penguins from direct human interference.
Lunch recommendations will be given on the day.
Departing Simon's Town our drive takes us past the coastal suburbs of Fish Hoek and Kalk Bay, before taking us along the beautiful elevated scenic drive of Boyes Drive, where we will have magnificent views over the popular beach of Muizenberg and one of the Shark Spotter sights.
Shark Spotters is a pioneering shark safety and research organization that has attracted international attention because of the novel way it pro-actively reduces interactions and conflicts between recreational water users and white sharks.
Started in 2004 in response to a spate of shark bite incidents and increased shark sightings, Shark Spotters is now the primary shark safety strategy used in Cape Town.
From here we start making our way back towards Cape Town, with an optional wine tasting at Groot Constantia Wine Farm, one of Cape Town's oldest vineyards, with a rich history dating back to 1685.
In 1679 Simon van der Stel was appointed by the Dutch East India Company to govern the Cape of Good Hope.
After years of loyal service, Simon van der Stel requested land from the Company, while he periodically sent out riders to collect soil samples.
In 1685 Simon van der Stel chose 891 morgen ( 763 ha ) situated behind Table Mountain for it's wine growing potential and magnificent scenery.
Over the years the wines produced on the estate caught the attention of influential people across the globe, clearly due to its impressive quality.
A visit to the world famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, founded in 1913 to preserve the country's unique flora, with a strong emphasis on the cultivation of indigenous plants.
It now contains over 7000 species of plants from Southern Africa.
Visitors here are rewarded with remarkable views over the Cape Flats while being spoilt with a magnificent variety of local fauna and flora. (especially the beautiful double collared sun birds)
The 528-hectare Kirstenbosch Estate falls under the Cape Floristic Region, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In 2015, the International Garden Tourism Awards Body declared Kirstenbosch the International Garden of the Year.
Arrival back in Cape Town late afternoon
|Valid Between||Pax||Price Per Person||Single Supplement||Children Under 12, per child|
|01 Jul 2019 - 31 Dec 2019||-||$ 155||$ 155||$ 101|
|01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020||-||$ 155||$ 155||$ 101|