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 tour is the ultimate in covering the most scenic parts easily, conveniently and safely. Our enthusiastic, knowledgeable English speaking guide will make you fall in love with the Cape whilst you explore!
This tour offers lots of "off the bus" time to explore the Boulders Beach penguins colony, Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope.
Every DayTour Starts
V&A Waterfront: Stop 1 Tour office, located office outside the Two Oceans Aquarium
CBD: Stop 5 Tour office, located at 81 Long Street
Also available: complimentary pick-up from many of our bus stops near all hotels
(further details and collection times during the booking process and on your confirmation, that you receive after check out)
Tour returns to V&A Waterfront (Stop 1) at approximately 17h00. Use the Red Route buses to get back into the CBD or the Green Route bus back to the Atlantic seaboard as far as Camps bay.Duration
Guided TourNot included
Cape Point Park fee - payable on the bus on the day (unless you choose the INCLUDED option)
Penguin beach entry fee
Funicular at Cape Point (if required)
(All these tickets are available on the bus. Cash or Card accepted)
Cost of lunch
Refundable cancellation up to 24h before departure. Please note an R10 admin fee per ticket cancelled is applicable.
Please note: Please bring easy walking shoes and a jersey in case the wind comes up
The Cape Point Explorer 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, 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.
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.
The cost of Lunch, entrance to Boulders Beach and the Flying Dutchman Funicular is not included.
The Cape Point Park fee is only included on the more expensive option.