Book your ticket on the Cape Point Explorer to enjoy a fully guided (in English) day excursion to Cape Point in a luxury air-conditioned coach. We’ll spend the day exploring this spectacular nature reserve, part of the Cape Floral Kingdom World Heritage Site, with a stop en route at Boulders Beach to visit the African penguins. This day tour to the Cape of Good Hope, which includes your pass into Cape Point, is a must-see for visitors and locals.
Top things to see on the Cape Point Explorer
The Cape Point Explorer leaves Cape Town in the morning and takes a scenic drive to Boulders Beach through Muizenberg and Fish Hoek. The guide will highlight points of interest along the way (in English) and will be at hand to answer any questions you have about the route, Cape Point and Boulders Beach.
After visiting the penguins, next stop is Cape Point, where guests can enjoy a bite to eat or hike from Cape Point to the Cape of Good Hope headland (medium fitness required).
After a day spent exploring, sit back in your seat and enjoy the coastal drive back to Cape Town via Scarborough and Kommetjie, with spectacular views from the Ou Kaapse Weg mountain pass.
Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope
Cape Point Nature Reserve offers visitors some of the most breathtaking mountain and ocean scenery in the world. Explore the area in 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.
Using the Flying Dutchman funicular to the viewing point below the lighthouse, guests can admire glorious views across False Bay; there is also an optional hike from Cape Point to the Cape of Good Hope where the Explorer coach will collect you as it continues the tour.
Boulders Beach penguin colony
Boulders is home to a colony of endangered African penguins, so this is your once-in-a-lifetime chance to come within metres of them in a protected natural environment. The pristine beach with its signature granite boulders is part of Table Mountain Nature Reserve.
Your Cape Point Explorer ticket includes:
- Transport to and from Cape Point in a luxury air-conditioned coach
- Entrance to Cape Point Nature Reserve
- Live guided tour (in English)
Your ticket excludes:
- Entrance to Boulders Beach
- Entrance to the Flying Dutchman Funicular at Cape Point
Interested in hopping on the Cape Point Explorer?
The Cape Point Explorer runs daily (except for 12 March and 15 April) with staggered departure times from 9.45am from select hotels and stops in Camps Bay, Sea Point, Green Point and the city, as well as City Sightseeing tour offices at stop 1 (V&A Waterfront) and stop 5 (Long Street). The return time is approximately 5.30pm.
Cape Point Explorer departure timetable
The Cape Point Explorer stops at nine different stops to pick up passengers.
|8||Camps Bay||Beach Road - Opposite the Bay Hotel||09h25|
|9||President Hotel||Sea Point - Corner Queens & Alexander Roads||09h35|
|10||St John's Road||Sea Point - Corner Beach & St John’s Roads||09h40|
|11||Winchester Mansions||Sea Point - Beach Road, Opposite the hotel||09h42|
|12||Green Point||Beach Road - Next to lighthouse||09h46|
|1||V&A Waterfront||City Sightseeing Tour Office||10h00|
|4||Lower Long Street||Lower Long Street||10h07|
|5||81 Long Street||City Sightseeing Tour Office & Travel Depot||10h12|
|15||Mount Nelson Hotel||Bus Stop Corner Orange & Hatfield Streets||10h17|
*This is a full-day trip. Tours return approximately 17h30
Book online or at City Sightseeing ticket offices. Tickets are also available from bus drivers, subject to availability. When booking, make sure you state your pick-up point. Tickets are only valid for stipulated day of booking.
Cost: R550 for adults (age 12 and up) and R275 for children aged two to 11. Buy online and save: adults pay R530!
This includes entrance to the Cape Point Nature Reserve entrance and a live guided tour in English.
Excluded: Lunch, entrance to Boulders Beach and the cost of the Flying Dutchman funicular (if required) at Cape Point.
Please note this route doesn't operate on 12 March 2017 and 15 April 2017.