This is a must-do activity while in Cape Town. We recommend an early start to our clients on this day as it is a popular route and it is best to get ahead of the crowds. On this tour, we cover 100 miles travelling down the west coast of the Cape Peninsula to the spectacular Cape Point, and then back along the Peninsula’s charming east coast.
There are plenty of interesting things to see and do along the route and your private Cape Town Tour Guide will explain the options to you. Journey along Chapman’s Peak Drive, one of the world’s most famous scenic roads. A walk through the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve enables you to have an intriguing experience of the extraordinary and unique fynbos biome, the smallest and most diverse of the Six Floral Kingdoms of the World. Of course, the main attraction of the day is the viewing of Cape Point itself. This is an incredibly beautiful mass of land that dramatically juts out into the ocean. It is an unforgettable experience to stand on the cliffs, wind in your hair, ocean all around you and steep cliff faces below. You cannot help but imagine and relive the lives of the Portuguese sailors who would travel for months in their attempts to round the Cape and sail to India in the 15th Century.
From Cape Point we make our way back along the False Bay to Simon’s Town to view the African Penguins. You will get right up close to these adorable creatures that populate the beach and dunes in their hundreds. The Boulders Beach African Penguin colony has become world-renowned and is highly valued for providing a safe breeding haven for this threatened species and it should not be missed! If you still have the energy, your Cape Town Tour Guide can take you to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens for a guided introductory tour before you return to your hotel. Kirstenbosch is a spectacular, historical botanical haven tucked away behind Table Mountain, a nature lover’s paradise and a special treat for those who love gardens.
For an authentic and unforgettable Cape Peninsula experience, we highly recommend that you book a private tour with one of our experienced Cape Town Tour Guides.