Breakfast at Hotel. After breakfast, transfer for Taking a leisurely exploration of the fantastic scenery and fascinating wildlife of the Cape Peninsula on this flexible-length private tour. Travel by private vehicle, complete with onboard refreshments and Wi-Fi, as you call the shots on what to see and do. Among the potential sights, you might pick a wine tasting at Cape Point Vineyards, a visit to the penguins of Boulders Beach, or a visit to the beautiful Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. A private guide, private vehicle, and round-trip hotel transport are covered.
Stop At: Bo-kaap
Pick up will be at your accommodation in Cape Town at 9:00 am. However, we are flexible, and should you have a preferred pick-up time either earlier or later, please communicate this with us upon making your booking. After picking up accommodation in Cape Town, we will travel through the city and see historical monuments and buildings. We will stop in the Bo-Kaap (Cape Malay Quarter) for a photo opportunity with colorful houses, which carries great historical significance. You may even have a chance to greet some of the locals if they are in sight. Situated at the foot of Signal Hill, on the fringe of the city center, the Bo-Kaap’s origins date back to the 1760s, when numerous rental houses were built and leased to enslaved people. These people were known as Cape Malays and were brought from Malaysia, Indonesia, and Africa to work on the Cape. The choice of color is attributed to the fact that while on the lease, all the houses had to be white. When this rule was lifted, and the enslaved people were allowed to buy the properties, all the houses were painted bright colors by their owners to express their freedom.
Stop At: Camps Bay
We take a scenic drive along the Atlantic Seaboard with the mountains on one side and the ocean, passing through Clifton, Camps Bay, Llandudno, and Hout Bay. We stop at Maiden’s Cove for a photo opportunity with magnificent views of the Twelve Apostles as a backdrop. This cove is one of the best places in Cape Town to take panoramic photos of the Ocean, Camps Bay Beach combined with the views of Table Mountain, Lion’s Head, and the beautiful suburbs of Clifton, Camps Bay, etc. We call this the Kodak moment.
Stop At: Duiker Island
Our journey continues along the picturesque coastline and stops in Hout Bay Harbour. Here, guests can either take a boat to Seal Island to view the Seals or visit the market for some shopping. The seal Island in Hout Bay is a beautiful experience not to be missed when the ocean is calm. (We do not recommend this experience when unfavorable sea conditions.) We will spend approximately an hour here exploring this activity, and there is also a market where you can bargain for gifts and souvenirs. The best fish & chips in Cape Town can be purchased as a takeaway or sit down at Mariner’s Wharf Restaurant at your account. Kindly ask your tour guide for more details.
Stop At: Chapman’s Peak Drive
Departing from Hout Bay, we drive along Chapman’s Peak and stop at the viewpoint for spectacular photos. It is little wonder that Chapman’s Peak is one of the most scenic routes globally.
Stop At: Noordhoek Farm Village
We continue our coastal journey and stop in Noordhoek, with the breathtaking views of Noordhoek and Long Beach beneath us. Travelers will have the option to enjoy some of the best coffee brewed in Cape Town at the Village Roast for their account.
Stop At: Cape Point Vineyards Tasting Room
Guests may take up the option of a stop for wine tasting at the exquisite Cape Point Vineyards. Surrounded by beautiful vineyards and views of the ocean in the distance, Cool breezes from the sea make for a slow-growing season, with a late harvest that results in a genuinely unique Sauvignon Blanc that is recognized across the globe for its rich minerality, structure, and tone. A sit-down lunch in their restaurant or a picnic lunch overlooking the artificial dam comes highly recommended.
Stop At: Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Our next stop will be the Penguins colony on Boulders beach, where your guide will escort you to the viewing point to see some of the 2500 breeding pairs of African Penguins at close range. You may even find one or two of these enchanting creatures walking alongside you on the boardwalk.
Stop At: Cape of Good Hope
Our tour culminates with the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point Lighthouse. Here we will explore the Dias & Vasco Da Gama, Crosses. These two gentlemen were the first early Europeans who arrived in Cape Town around 1487 & 1495. Should you wish to hike, please speak to your guide. Kindly put on comfortable walking shoes and bring sunblock and a jersey, jacket, or hat.
Stop At: Old Cape Point Lighthouse
From the Cape of Good Hope, we will have the option to either take a short hike to Cape Point or take the Funicular. Lunch can also be enjoyed at either Two Oceans restaurant for a sit-down meal or the informal eatery for a take-out. Here we will also explore the most south-western point of Africa, known as the Cape Point, where the cold Benguela from the Atlantic Ocean meets the warm Agulhas current of the Indian Ocean. We will explore the lighthouse, etc.
Pass By: Muizenberg Beach
Our return route is past Muizenberg, where you will see the colored beach huts. The beach huts are used as changing rooms. These are reminiscent of the “bathing machine” of the 1800s, a cart-like structure wheeled down to the water’s edge, allowing the ladies to change into their bathing costumes. Drop off will be back at guests’ accommodation in Cape Town at approximately 6:00 pm.