🏨 Cape of Good Hope and Penguins Full-Day Tour From Cape Town Activity - Travel Guide

Cape of Good Hope and Penguins Full-Day Tour From Cape Town

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From $43.83

435 reviews   (4.93)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 9 hours

Departs: Cape Town, Cape Town

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Traverse the Cape peninsular in a small group and discover the most dramatic coast in the world. Take pictures in the brightly colored and historic Bo-kaap before you go on to explore the richest floral kingdom in the world at Cape of good hope .Learn about the history of the quaint towns of Hout bay, Kalk bay and meet with the African Penguins at Boulders beach in Simon's town and also the Cape Fur seals at Duiker Island. You will also discover the vibrant Muizenberg beach on your way back to Cape town to complete an eventful tour of the famous Cape of good hope.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Bottled water

Fuel surcharge

Parking Fees

What's Not Included

all entrance fees into national parks and boat trip to seal island



Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 85

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Shortly after the commencement of the tour, before we leave the city for the coast. We will have the opportunity to make a quick stop in the historic Bokaap to see the brightly colored houses and discover her long history. Your guide will walk you around as you take photos and learn about the history of this neighborhood.

25 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Bantry Bay
Nestled at the foothills of the Lion's head mountain is an affluent suburb called Bantry bay. Very well known for its wind free status, Bantry bay has over 250 days of no wind a year which is a great deal in Cape town considering the mother city's windy climate.

• Admission Ticket Free

Nestled at the foothills of the Lion's head mountain is an affluent suburb called Bantry bay. Very well known for its wind free status, Bantry bay has over 250 days of no wind a year which is a great deal in Cape town considering the mother city's windy climate.

• Admission Ticket Free

Tucked high up on the mountain side is another opulent neighborhood called Clifton. Besides the expensive real estate, Clifton is also well known for having some of the best beaches near Cape town. The four Clifton beaches that are naturally divided into 4 by granite boulders.

• Admission Ticket Free

Camp's Bay Beach
See the beautiful Beverly hills of Cape Town called Camps bay. Stop briefly to take photos and enjoy the views of the twelve apostles.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Hout Bay
15 minutes from Camps bay is Hout bay. A town that is surrounded by the mountains and the cold Atlantic. All the roads that leads traffic here goes over mountain passes. Do not be regretting leaving your passports behind when a "Welcome to The republic of Hout bay" sign appears!

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Duiker Island
Our journey will have an hour lay over at Hout bay harbor whereby you may hop on a boat and embark on a 40 minute scenic journey to an Island inhabited by more than 5 thousand cape fur seals. You will see the seals from the boat and if you may not be keen to take the boat trip you may spend some time exploring the craft market or even take a 10 minute walk to Hout bay Beach. Please note that this optional extra may add another hour onto the tour.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Chapman's Peak Drive
As we leave Hout bay, we will drive onto the world famous Chapman's peak drive. A mountain side road locally known as Chapies. An engineering masterpiece! The Chapman's peak drive meanders for 9km along the giant Chapman's peak mountains that seems to drop into the ocean like an avalanche. You will also have an opportunity to stop for photos and enjoy the views of the Atlantic ocean, the cliffs and the white sandy beaches.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Noordhoek Farm Village
At the Southern end of the Chapman's peak drive is a Noordhoek farm village. The whitewashed and thatched buildings operate as shops trading as raw juice shops, coffee shops, bakery, restaurants hand made crafts shop and clothing stores. A short stop to indulge in some of these will be offered to you.

• Admission Ticket Free

Cape Point Ostrich Farm
A mere 200m before the Cape point nature reserve is an Ostrich farm where guest will have an opportunity to stop by along the road and take pictures of Africa's largest bird.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Cape Point Nature Reserve
Cape point nature reserve is home to the most south western corner of Africa (Cape of good hope). Rich fauna and flora makes this place a biodiversity hotspot. You will be able to enjoy the views while in the comfort of the vehicle or even by foot.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Cape of Good Hope
Famed the corner of Africa. Where the Cold Atlantic and the Indian oceans shares common grounds. The Cape of good hope is however only the most south westerly point of Africa. Hiking trails to the summit of the Cape makes for great activity and sightseeing. The Cape of good hope sign is also another big attraction. Possible different hiking trails will be offered to you from here by your guide.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Old Cape Point Lighthouse
Walk or take a funicular (at own cost) up to South Africa's 3rd oldest lighthouse for a 360 degree view of the national park. The old lighthouse was launched in 1860 only to be decommssioned 40 years and dozens of shipwrecks too late after studies proved that its high altitude posed a great danger to sailors around the cape as they couldn't be able to see it in cloudy weather conditions. A new lighthouse was since built at a much lower altitude.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Simon's Town
Another quiet and wealthy town on the false bay coastline. Victorian built Simon's town is home to some of the freshest seafood restaurants and where you will have a chance to stop for an hour and grab lunch.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Boulders beach penguin colony is home to thousands of the endangered tuxedo swimmers, the African penguin! Here you will walk on the beach and take close up photos of one of our flightless birds. Your guide will also provide you with information about the penguin's current affairs.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Muizenberg Beach
Muizenberg beach is also known as "The surfers corner". Brightly colored changing huts on the beach makes for a great photoshoot. Provided that we have time and the traffic flow is reasonable, you will be able to have your last stop before the engines steers north for Cape town to finish off a great sightseeing day.

• Admission Ticket Free


Tresor was an amazing guide - great tour!
Thompj18, 22-12-2022
We had a fantastic time with Cape Archives Tours.

Tresor was a brilliant guide who made the day. He was so knowledgeable and informed about Cape Town and the history of South Africa. As a guide, he gave it absolutely everything and struck the right time throughout with lots of energy.

He also made us laugh.

The tour itself is amazing. Lots to see.

Thank you, Tresor.
Excellent day highly recommend
bugsy1990, 21-12-2022
This was a brilliant tour, the highlight of my holiday and the perfect way to finish on a high note.Rodney is 1 of the best guides I've encountered on my travels, he has such great energy and does everything to make the most of the experience. Highly recommended this tour with Rodney.
Best of Cape Town in a day
lewis_S, 20-12-2022
Very good trip. Would recommend to anyone that wants to see the best of Cape Town in a day. Our guide was very good and knowledgeable
Lovely daytrip
Nadine_C, 19-12-2022
Danny is a very good, helpful and kind guide. He gives lots of information, is always friendly and in a good mood. He loves what he‘s doing and that‘s what counts! Very well done Danny, keep on going!
An amazing day
Inspire48996164604, 11-01-2023
It was an amazing day, I can highly recommend this excursion. Great guide and a driver, small group and beautiful , breathtaking place.
Well paced with lots to see
Thomas_H, 10-01-2023
The tour provides a full day of interesting things to see and do. Pick-up from three different hotels was handled efficiently, and the tour started on time. It often seemed like our group was first to arrive at places where there would be several other similar tours arriving after us. Our guide was very knowledgable and filled the transit times between stops with information about the scenery and historical facts about how it was developed. We had plenty of time at each of the expected stops, all of which were of interest. All around it was a superb quality day tour.
Don’t miss this tour!
Natasha_R, 10-01-2023
The tour was absolutely 5 star! Danny, our tour guide, was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and made the whole day so wonderful! The sights were unbelievable and I have a much better understanding of some of the history of Capetown and the surrounding areas after having the tour. Couldn’t recommend enough!
Best Tour of Cape Town!
Bridget_S, 09-01-2023
This is the best tour experience of Cape Town, not only is the tour guide friendly but he's also knowledgeable about the city and its history . Dany has ensured that the entire experience is memorable and enjoyable for all family members and made the tour exciting and something for our family to treasure.
Absolutely fantastic adventure!!
Sarah_M, 09-01-2023
Went with a large group of 13 and had an AMAZING time. Such a unique experience - saw so many animals, beautiful sites, and had a great and interactive journey. Pauline (who helped organize the tour) was so accommodating and helpful, and Joseph was an amazing guide. Highly, highly recommend! It was a long day that FLEW by!
Tips for the Seal Lovers
Navigator16856474408, 19-12-2022
Seal watching was included and optional however they made it a very hard choice. As none of the guests in the group would like to go except us, the tour guide put pressure on us saying if we opt to go, the whole group will have nothing to do but just be waiting for us for 1 hour and some of the following activities need to be cancelled, which put us in a very tough and uncomfortable position. We ended up giving up and following the group with the following activities but left with a lot of disappointment. The other activities were great. Hiking at the Cape of Good Hope was definitely an incredible experience.