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Cape Point & Penguin Explorer Tour (Red Bus)


Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope are often referred to as the romantic meeting place of two mighty oceans, the Atlantic and the Indian. Located at the southern tip of the Cape Peninsula, this Cape Point & Peninsula Tour is the ultimate in covering the most scenic parts easily, conveniently and safely. Join our local enthusiastic, knowledgeable English speaking guide for a unique and memorable day to see Cape Town s very best! You fall in love with the Cape whilst you explore! This tour offers lots of "off the bus" time to explore the Boulders Beach penguin’s colony, Cape Point Cape Town and the Cape of Good Hope. Led by passionate local guide
Visit Cape Point & Cape of Good Hope
Visit Penguin beach
Hike from Cape Point to Cape of Good Hope


• Professional, live guided tour (in English)
• This tour spends 2 hour visiting the penguins at Boulders Beach
• Spend over 2 hours at Cape Point & Cape of Good Hope
• Join a guided hike from Cape Point to the Cape of Good Hope
• Spend time at the Cape of Good Hope
• Transport by air-conditioned coach
Please note: Please bring easy walking shoes and a jersey in case the wind comes up


The Cape Point & Peninsula Tour is a guided day tour to Cape Point in a luxury air-conditioned double deck coach, operated by City Sightseeing South Africa. You will explore this spectacular nature reserve (part of the Cape Floral Kingdom World Heritage Site), with a stop at Boulders Beach, home to a colony of African penguins. This day tour to the Cape of Good Hope is a must-see for visitors and locals. The Cape Point Explorer leaves Cape Town in the morning and starts with a scenic drive to Boulders Beach, through Muizenberg and Fish Hoek. The guide highlights the different points of interest along the way and is at hand to answer any questions you have about the route, Cape Point and Boulders Beach. Boulders Beach is home to a colony of endangered African penguins in Cape Town, so this is your once-in-a-lifetime chance to come within metres of them in a natural environment. The pristine beach surrounded by impressive granite boulders is part of Table Mountain Nature Reserve.

After visiting the penguins, your next stop is Cape Point, where you can enjoy a bite to eat before exploring further. The Cape Point Nature Reserve offers some of the most breathtaking mountain and ocean scenery in the world. Using the Flying Dutchman funicular to the viewing point below the lighthouse, you can admire the views across False Bay. There is an optional 40 min hike from Cape Point to the Cape of Good Hope. At Cape Point, you can also follow the footsteps of early Portuguese explorers Vasco Da Gama and Bartolomeu Dias, and enjoy a number of short walking trails leading to beautiful beaches and viewpoints. After a day spent exploring, you can enjoy the coastal drive back to Cape Town via Scarborough and Kommetjie, with spectacular views from the Ou Kaapse Weg mountain pass.

History of Cape Point

Cape Point lies within the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve which forms part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, the smallest of the world’s floral kingdoms and one of the most diverse. The point was named the Cape of Storms by Bartolomeu Dias in 1488, as it was so dangerous to navigate. Frequent violent storms and harsh winds were famous for forcing ships to run aground on the rocky coastline. The area was made safer in 1859, with the addition of a landmark lighthouse, which is now used as a central monitoring point for all other lighthouses on the coast of South Africa.

Practical information

• Transport to and from Cape Point in a luxury air-conditioned coach
• Visit to Boulders Beach
• Visit Cape Point & the Cape of Good Hope
• Enjoy the Flying Dutchman Funicular at Cape Point
• Live guided tour (in English)
Lunch Not included.

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