Top 20 Things To Do In Cape Town, South Africa 2021

Top Tours and Activities In Cape Town, South Africa


Cape Peninsula Tour from Cape Town

379 Reviews


See all the top sights along South Africa’s Cape Peninsula on this full-day tour from Cape Town. With a mix of independent sightseeing and guided visits, you’ll have the flexibility to do the things you want to do, plus learn about the region from your expert guide. Explore Hout Bay and take an optional boat trip to Duiker Island. Spend time at leisure in Cape Point Nature Reserve and visit Simon’s Town on the peninsula’s east coast – home to a colony of African penguins! On the drive back you will have time to stop for a walk at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

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City Sightseeing Cape Town Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

161 Reviews


Explore the best of Cape Town’s world-famous attractions aboard an open-top, double-decker City Sightseeing bus! With two routes to choose from, this hop-on hop-off tour of Cape Town is the easiest way to get around the city and see all the sights in just one or two days. Also included in the two-day pass are a wine tour, a nighttime bus tour to see the famous Cape Town sunset over the Atlantic Ocean and a Canal Cruise.

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Table Mountain and Cape Town Half-Day Trip

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See Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain, and then head into town to see the city highlights up close with an expert guide. After descending from South Africa’s iconic flat-topped mountain by cable car (ride at own expense), you’ll see top Cape Town attractions, like the Diamond Works, as well as colorful neighborhoods like Malay Quarter on Signal Hill, during a luxury minibus tour.

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Cape Town Super Saver: Cape Point Highlights Tour plus Wine Tasting in Stellenbosch

84 Reviews


With this Cape Town Super Saver you’ll get two best-selling tours at one discounted price, combining Cape Point with a Stellenbosch wine tour. Experience the Cape’s highlights in one day and mix relaxing sightseeing with a little wine tasting for the perfect day out.
The Cape is an area renowned internationally for its spectacular natural scenery. Craggy mountain peaks contrast with endless ocean vistas and lush green valleys.
Set off out of town along the Atlantic Seaboard, with fantastic coastal views as you cruise past prime real estate. Make your way through Hout Bay to enjoy world-famous views along Chapman’s Peak Drive, then journey to Cape Point, at the edge of Africa, to enjoy views unlike any other. Cape Point is also part of the Cape Point Nature Reserve, rich in flora and fauna. Proceed to Stellenbosch in the heart of the mountainous Cape Winelands and enjoy an orientation tour of the town before sampling a selection of top-class wines at a beautiful, local wine estate.

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Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl Valley Wine Day Trip

81 Reviews


Whether you're a wine connoisseur or a lover of natural beauty you'll be swept away on this wine tour to the famous Stellenbosch and Paarl Valley wineries. Combining historic villages, stunning scenery and fabulous wines, this day trip will have your senses working overtime!

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Cape Town Townships Tour including Robben Island

70 Reviews


Experience a thought-provoking guided tour of Cape Town and Robben Island, where the late Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years. Learn the sobering history of apartheid at the District Six Museum and observe the lasting effects of this history on the townships of Langa, Gugulethu and Khayelitsha. See the residents’ inspiring efforts to improve their livelihoods and local infrastructure, and then ferry over to Robben Island, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and tour the former maximum-security prison for political prisoners.

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Aquila Game Reserve Wildlife Safari from Cape Town

69 Reviews


Visit the incredible Aquila Game Reserve -- the closest game reserve to Cape Town – on this full-day safari tour! With hotel pickup from your central Cape Town hotel included, this day trip provides a worry-free experience so all you have to do is get excited for your exploration of the private, malaria-free reserve. Take an unforgettable game drive through the park, watching out for famous Big Five animals, as well as endangered species like the ‘Aquila’ Black Eagle.

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Full-Day South African Wine Tour

61 Reviews


Explore the fantastic wine regions of Paarl, Franschoek, and Stellenbosch on this 8 and a half hour  tour. Visit four top vineyards to learn about South African wines. Enjoy a delicious lunch and wine tastings amidst the beautiful rolling mountains of the region. As it is a very full day in the beautiful  winelands, there will be no time for walking around in the cities.

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Cage Diving with Great White Sharks from Cape Town

54 Reviews


You may think you’re a fear-defying thrill lover, but can you handle the ultimate heart-pounding experience? Find out in Cape Town by cage diving with great white sharks. This full-day shark-diving experience takes you out into the open ocean off the shore of Gansbaai and puts you within touching distance of one of the world’s most feared predators. Before jumping in, you'll learn about the sharks from the onboard marine biologist and expert guides. Upgrade to include round-trip transport between your Cape Town hotel and Gansbaai. Breakfast and snacks are included.

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Cape Point Sightseeing Tour

50 Reviews


Take a scenic drive down to the stunning Cape Point, part of the Table Mountain National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This half day tour is the easiest way to see some of the most spectacular scenery in South Africa, taking in the Chapmans Peak coastal road, Hout Bay Harbour, and the African Penguin Colony at Boulders Beach.

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Full-day Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl Winelands Explore Private Tour

44 Reviews


Discover South Africa’s famous wine regions on this full-day private tour to Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl. Leaving the city lights of Cape Town behind, you’ll tour four well-known wine estates, learning about the climate, grapes and soils that produce South Africa’s New World wines. Sample fine wines, dessert wines, chocolate, cheese and more on this must-do private wine tour!

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Full-Day Cape Peninsula Sightseeing Tour from Cape Town

39 Reviews


The Cape Peninsula, also known as Cape Point or Cape of Good Hope is the most popular of all the Cape Town tours. Your visit will not be considered complete if you skip this small group shared tour. Thousands of guests, like you, have trusted these local guides' services. Top professional guides, shared transport, hotel collection and drop off, free cold bottled water and air-conditioned vehicles are just a few things you get with this tour.

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Private Tour: Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point from Cape Town

32 Reviews


Take a leisurely exploration of the amazing scenery and fascinating wildlife of the Cape Peninsula on this flexible-length private tour. Travel by private vehicle, as you call the shots on what to see and do. Among the potential sights you might pick are a wine tasting at Cape Point Vineyards, a visit to the penguins of Boulders Beach, or a visit to the beautiful Cape of Good Hope. A private guide, private vehicle and round-trip hotel transport are covered
• Explore the Cape Peninsula, including the Cape of Good Hope, on this flexible private tour
• Relax during the road trip aboard your private vehicle, compete with on-board refreshments
• Pick from among sights like the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and the penguin colony at Boulders Beach
• Flexible itinerary means you get to choose the day's activities and sights
• Private, South African flag-badge tourist guide ensures personalized service and expert knowledge

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2-Day Western Cape Wildlife Game Drive and Route 62 from Cape Town

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Go wild in the Western Cape on an overnight safari trip from Cape Town!  Travel off the beaten track to interact with wildlife and immerse yourself in the African bush. The Garden Route and Klein Karoo offer the perfect backdrop for a wildlife encounter. You’ll also visit the ostrich capital of the world and get a chance to try local delicacies, giving you a taste of authentic South African culture.

This trip offers guided safaris in two prestigious private game reserves, a guided bush walk safari as well as a chance to walk alongside orphaned elephants. Visit the ostrich capital of the world and get a chance to try local delicacies for a taste of authentic South African culture. 

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5-Day Garden Route Adventure Tour: Addo National Park, Jeffreys Bay, Wilderness National Park and Oudtshoorn

27 Reviews


Discover the highlights of South Africa’s legendary Garden Route – including Addo Elephant National Park, Jeffreys Bay, Wilderness National Park and Oudtshoorn – on a 5-day tour from Cape Town. You’ll explore this coastal paradise with an experienced guide: hike in old-growth forests, see endangered animals in wildlife reserves, canoe through pristine waters and relax on white sand beaches. A combination of guided tours and optional activities allows you to tailor this trip to your taste for adventure.

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Private Tour: Cape of Good Hope Cape Point Penguins from Cape Town

26 Reviews


This 8 hour private tour for couples, friends or small groups travelling together is on Africa`s premier tour route along the beautiful Atlantic Coastline. It takes you to the mythical meeting place of the two oceans at Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope. Weather permitting you will do the spectacular Chapman's Peak Drive after allowing time at Hout Bay Harbor to take a boat to "Seal Island" (optional).
The tour includes a visit to Boulders Beach,the breeding place of the African Penguins.Your scenic return via Boy's Drive or Old Cape Road will allow you to have a birds-eye view of the city from the top of the mountain.
HIGHLIGHTS: Clifton & Camps Bay,Twelve Apostles,Hout Bay Harbor, Chapman's Peak Drive, Ostrich Viewing - drive by,Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point, Penguins at Boulders Beach. Numerous Panoramic Viewpoints.

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Whale Watching Day Trip from Cape Town

22 Reviews


Take this opportunity to go whale watching from one of the best land based viewing spots in the world, Hermanus. From July to November the Southern Right Whale comes to breed in this seaside town, just outside of Cape Town. You will also have time time to explore the fishing and holiday town of Hermanus and stop for a wine-tasting.

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1- or 2-day Cape Town Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus tour

21 Reviews


Go sightseeing in Cape Town via an open top, hop-on hop-off bus with City Sightseeing Cape Town. This flexible and family-friendly pass allows you to hop on and off the double-decker bus at any of the designated stops and explore Cape Town at your own pace. Choose from one of two ticket types when you book. Access all 4 tour loops with a Classic ticket option for 1 day or add a V&A Seal and harbour cruise in addition to the 4 bus loop access by choosing the Premium option for 2 days. Audio commentary is available in 15 languages and a special kids commentary is available in English.

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Cape Town Helicopter Tour: Indian and Atlantic Oceans

20 Reviews


See two oceans in one helicopter trip on a scenic flight from Cape Town! On a route around beautiful Table Mountain, glide along the Atlantic coastline and cross the Cape Peninsula to reach the waters of the Indian Ocean. See contrasting landscapes around the different stretches of coast, from the craggy peaks of Signal Hill to the sandy shores and lavish houses at Camps Bay.

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Cape Town Jazz Safari

19 Reviews


Seek out the soul of Cape Town on a unique Jazz Safari, taking you to the heart of South Africa’s world-renowned jazz scene. Meet local jazz artists and listen to live performances in an evening that’s sure to hit all the high notes for culture lovers and music fans alike.

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Full-Day Cape Point & Cape Peninsula Sightseeing Tour from Cape Town

19 Reviews


This Cape Peninsula full day tour includes a morning snack, picnic lunch, guided commentary and all entrance fees, making it the most affordable and fun way to see the Cape Peninsula! Start the day with a scenic drive via Camps Bay Beach and the 12 Apostles. Stop at Hout Bay Harbour (optional boat trip to Seal Island), marvel at the views from Chapman's Peak Drive and visit the penguin colony in Simon's Town. Your last stop, the spectacular Cape Point Nature Reserve, will put you on a natural high for the rest of the week! Enjoy a cycle through the scenic reserve ( approx 40 mins) followed by a picnic lunch and easy hike to the South-Western most point of Africa (approx 45mins).

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Private Winelands Tour: Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl Day Tour from Cape Town

19 Reviews


This full Day Private Tour of the Cape Winelands for couples,friends travelling together or small parties takes you to Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl, the biggest wine regons in South Africa.

You will experience the beauty of the main towns (also the University town and campus drive) and sample about 16 different wines for the day. To satisfy your palate we will accommodate your personal palate as far as possible. All tasting fees included in this tour. For your own account we will arrange lunch on a vineyard with spectacular views over one of the many stunning valleys.

Master tasting forms part of the tour. It could be wine and chocolate pairing, wine and cheese pairing or wine and biltong (dried meat) pairing.

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Cultural Cape Town Tour Including Langa and Khayelitsha Townships and Bo-Kaap

18 Reviews


Discover Cape Town’s cultural heritage and get a snapshot of township life on this 3.5-hour tour. With a knowledgeable guide at your side, take in the kaleidoscopic houses of Bo-Kaap, otherwise known as the Malay Quarter, and then visit three townships on the outskirts of the city. Learn about Xhosa culture in Langa, watch artists and craftspeople at work in Gugulethu, and then tour the fast-growing township of Khayalitsha with a local.

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Stellenbosch Wine Tour from Cape Town

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Visit the heart of the beautiful Stellenbosch winemaking region on a half-day wine tour from Cape Town! The perfect activity if you’re short on time, this comprehensive wine tour includes a walk around central Stellenbosch, with its friendly small-town aura and romantic Cape Dutch buildings, as well as a wine estate tour. Sample the region’s famous red Pinotage wine and learn about the region’s ideal winemaking climate.

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Cape Town Helicopter Tour: Atlantic Coast

14 Reviews


Head to the skies on a 20-minute helicopter tour from Cape Town, and soar above the Atlantic coast, known locally as the Atlantic Seaboard. Leaving the V&A Waterfront, enjoy incredible views of the City Bowl – a tantalizing sign of the good sights still to come! Circle Table Mountain and glide over dramatic stretches of coastline, comprising sandy beaches framed by mountains and, of course, the dazzlingly blue Atlantic Ocean.

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Cape Peninsula Guided Private Day Trip from Cape Town

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The Cape Peninsula is a spectacularly beautiful area and exploring it is an essential experience for any visitor to Cape Town. Enjoy a private day tour which includes all the main attractions such as a boat trip (optional) to Seal Island at Hout Bay harbour, the scenic route along Chapmans Peak Drive, Cape Point Nature Reserve, the penguins at Boulders Beach in Simons Town, Scarborough, Misty Cliffs, Kommetjie and many more attractions to fill your day. Explore at your own pace with a friendly, professional tour guide in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle.

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Full-day Cape Point and Constantia Valley Winelands Private Tour from Cape Town

11 Reviews


See the best of the Cape Peninsula on a private day trip from Cape Town! Sit back and relax as your attentive guide drives you along Chapman’s Peak Drive, a spectacular marine road, to Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope. After walking around these stunning sites, head to Boulders Beach to penguin spot at leisure, and then finish with a wine-tasting session and tour at the Groot Constantia wine estate in Constantia Valley.

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Private Half DayTour:Cape Winelands, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek from Cape Town

10 Reviews


Choose from a morning or afternoon departure to start your 4-hour private Winelands tour. You will visit two of the largest wine regions (Stellenbosch and Franschhoek) and taste about 10 different wines at two different vineyards. Enjoy a panoramic route to the two towns with time to take pictures of the mountains, valleys, and the beautiful estates. Stellenbosch City Tour is included as well as a Franschhoek Main Street Drive. Utmost flexibility is allowed on the tour where clients can visit estates of their choice if requested. This tour is ideal for couples, families, or small parties traveling together.
STARTING TIME 9h30 OR 13h30.

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Full-Day Best of the Cape, Peninsula, Cape of Good Hope and Stellenbosch Tour

10 Reviews


You have a limited time in Cape Town, come and combine historical Stellenbosch and its wine region with a journey to the Cape of Good Hope and the Cape Point.
All of this and more can be enjoyed even if you are on a tight schedule.

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Cape Peninsula Private Day Tour

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Tour The Cape Peninsula and learn photography along the way from your photo guide. Visit all the main attractions along the way including the penguins at Boulders Beach and the Cape of Good Hope along with some special places that only the locals know about.

A route is planned out for the Peninsula, maximizing the photographic opportunities and time for light conditions, etc., but please feel free to ask for assistance with your itinerary as requested.

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Cape Winelands Tour by Chauffered Sidecar

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Discover the beauty of the Cape Winelands in a unique fashion - on a vintage World War II Sidecar! This tour will give you the opportunity to visit some of the most famous vineyards outside of Cape Town, including the towns of Paarl, Franschoek, and Stellenbosch. Motorbikes can carry up to two passengers, and are driven by a qualified guide, who will ensure you have vintage day out.

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Full-Day Cape Town Sightseeing Private Tour

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See the highlights of Cape Town on a full-day tour, led by a local private guide! After enjoying panoramic city views from Table Mountain or Signal Hill, head into town to see the sights up-close on a walking tour. Pass colonial-era sights such as Company’s Gardens and the Castle of Good Hope, and then travel to Bo-Kaap neighborhood for photos. Enjoy free time at the V&A Waterfront, and then finish the day with a drive along the dramatic Atlantic coastline. The itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to spend more time at the city tour's highlights that interest you the most.

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Township Tour of Cape Town

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Originally built as areas of segregation, Cape Town's townships are experiencing new life. On this tour guests visit two key township central business districts, and learn about how the townships are shaping up as important central nodes. Explore some of the city's best known townships including its oldest, Langa, and its fastest growing, Khayelitsha. Interact with proactive community members who are shaping the future of the townships, and, by extension, the city.

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Big-Five Safari Full Day Private Tour from Cape Town

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Experience the real heartbeat of Africa on a Private Game Reserve famous for having the Big 5 and a host of other reintroduced safari game. Enjoy the journey at your own pace with a friendly, professional tour guide in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle exclusive to your party. Enjoy the spectacular view of Table Mountain at the top of the Du Toitskloof Pass and the scenic farmlands of the famous Breede River and Hex River Wine Valleys on the way there. Savour a lavish buffet lunch on arrival and then join a professional game ranger for a 2 - 3 hour game drive in their safari vehicle (not private - approx 12 pax). On the return journey you will travel through the Huguenot tunnel back to your hotel/accommodation.

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3-Day Garden Route Tour from Cape Town with Game Drive

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Hit the road and explore South Africa’s gorgeous Garden Route, an expanse of the south coast that stretches from the Western to Eastern Cape. With a guide, enjoy a Wilderness National Park canoe session (suitable for first timers), or a Cango Caves tour, and a game drive. Free time is also included for you to take part in optional activities such as a Bloukrans Bridge bungee jump! Meals are at your own expense, but a choice of budget or 3-star guesthouse accommodation is offered in Oudtshoorn and Sedgefield — surrounded by nature at its best.

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Table Mountain Bike Tour from Cape Town

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Unleash your adventurous streak on this three-hour mountain biking tour on Cape Town's iconic landmark, Table Mountain. Enjoy a fun-filled dirt track riding experience while discovering the true beauty of the mountain slopes!

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Cape Town City Cycling Tour

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Enjoy a three hour cycle tour around the city of Cape Town, led by an experienced local guide. You will have the opportunity to learn about Cape Town's rich heritage and visit the following interesting locations; Noble Square, Bo Kaap, St George's Cathedral, Adderley Street, Cape Town Stadium and Greenpoint Eco Park (entry not included).

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Cape Point Tour from Cape Town

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Enjoy a scenic drive of the Cape Peninsula taking you all the way to the most South Western tip of Africa, the mythical meeting place of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, known as Cape Point. This interactive tour takes you along the beautiful Atlantic sea-board, rugged coastlines such as the Twelve Apostles and other natural landmarks.

These include a drive along Chapman's Peak, one of the most scenic drives in the world, a drive past the popular South African beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton. Ostrich viewing and an optional visit to the famous penguin colony at Boulder's Beach, not to mention incredible views as your journey takes you past the charming fishing villages of Simon's Town, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg. A stop at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, a famous botanical garden nestled at the eastern foot of Table Mountain in Cape Town, is a bonus for plant lovers.

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Half-Day Cape of Good Hope Tour from Cape Town

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For those with limited time, this tour to Cape Point and Boulders Beach Penguin Colony is offered as a half day option. This is an awe-inspiring tour to the towering headland known as Cape Point. Magnificent beaches, breathtaking views, historic and picturesque coastal villages are to be seen along the way. The Cape Peninsula is one of the world's most scenic areas and stretches from the city centre to Cape Point.

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Hout Bay, Cape Peninsula, and Optional Boulders Beach Penguins Day Trip from Cape Town

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Spend a day exploring the beautiful Cape Peninsula on this tour from Cape Town. With a professional guide, travel to Hout Bay and enjoy free time to wander independently or see the seals on Duiker Island. Then, cruise along Chapman’s Peak Drive to the Cape of Good Hope. Along the way, stop at Cape Point to drink in the jagged scenery and wander amid the fynbos. You’ll also have the option of visiting Boulders Beach, where you can get up close to African penguins. Numbers limited to 13, ensuring a small-group experience.

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