Our recommended Cape Peninsula Tour
No trip to Cape Town would be complete without exploring the incredibly scenic Cape Peninsula. This narrow and mountainous coastal peninsula extends 50 kilometres to the south west of Cape Town all the way to the wild and rugged Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope. We are pleased to offer a fabulous guided day trip around the Cape Peninsula to allow you to take in all the sights and attractions of this beautiful region, with its jaw dropping scenic drives, its long sandy beaches and small coastal towns and villages where you can explore local art and craft markets and lunch beside the sea. And there can be few holiday experiences anywhere in the world to compare with swimming with penguins, as you can at Boulders Beach, or to stand and admire the beauty of the wild southern ocean from the rugged and mountainous tip of the Cape of Good Hope! Further information about our recommended Cape Peninsula tour follows below but to find out more and place a booking during your stay in a Cape Portfolios property you can contact Chuma Gwenxa our Guest Relations Manager:-
Our Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour
As this is a privately organised tour, using one of our trusted and reliable local tour operators, you can plan your day flexibly together with your knowledgeable guide who will vary your itinerary as much as possible to cater to your interests and enable you to get as much out of your experience as possible.
You will be collected from your accommodation by your guide in a comfortable air conditioned vehicle and will then head south from Cape Town towards the Peninsula, which starts with the spectacular drive over Chapman's Peak Drive one of the world's most coastal roads linking the small towns of Hout Bay and Noordhoek. From there the route continues on around one side of the dramatic mountainous Cape Peninsula, stopping at interesting small coastal towns and communities along the way, such as Kalk Bay and Simonstown, and of course taking in a visit to the large colony of African penguins at nearby Boulders Beach, where you can also stop to swim amongst the penguins if the weather is good. The furthest point of the tour culminates with a drive through the wild and remote Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and enjoy the views of its rugged coastline and crashing waves at Cape Point, one of the continent's most southerly spots.
Depending on how long you want to take at these main attractions along the way and back, there are also various other optional sights and excursions that your guide can build into your day tour, including a wine tasting at Cape Point vineyards, the most southerly wine estate in Africa, a longer stop in arty Kalk Bay to enjoy the local craft markets and antique stores, and your tour can even be combined with a short boat trip in Hout Bay to visit the local seal colony, or a side trip to the world famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens or World of Birds in Hout Bay.