Cape Town Shore Excursion: Cape Peninsula Tour

Shore Excursions in Cape Town

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Bring your camera; you'll be heading for Cape Point at the south western tip of the Cape Peninsula, and the most spectacular views in the world. The drive there is just as inspiring, passing steep mountains', secluded coves and sweeping beaches, as well as villages and fishing communities.
The tour begins with a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast, passing through the cosmopolitan suburb of Sea Point and Camps Bay with its glorious views of the Twelve Apostles, part of the Table Mountain range. Continue to the fishing village of Hout Bay, one of Cape Town's best-kept secrets. Here there is an option to take a short boat trip to Duiker Island (for own account & time permitting) to view the Cape Fur Seals, which inhabit the island. From here you'll travel to the Cape Point Nature Reserve, comprising over 17,300 acres of indigenous fauna and flora. Here you'll see a variety of wildlife that includes baboons, rhebok, Cape Mountain zebra, bontebok and the elusive eland. The reserve is also one of the world's largest breeding grounds for tortoises. Bird-watchers, too, will find many fine species to observe.The majestic coastline offers drama worthy of being called "Nature's Greatest Show." You'll be able to see the union of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans (as per legend), and may even feel the brisk wind that is dubbed the "Cape Doctor" for its presumed curative powers. Following the coastline along False Bay, return to Cape Town by way of Simon's Town, where you'll visit the Penguin colony at Boulders Beach (included), Fish Hoek fishing village and Muizenberg. Before your return, you'll stop at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens for a short walking tour of the beautiful gardens. Return to Cape Town, passing the University of Cape Town, Rhodes Memorial and the Groote Schuur Hospital.

What’s included

  • Return transfers from Cape Town port
  • Services of a qualified guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Small group tour (guests off the same ship and requesting the same tour will be grouped together)
  • Entrance fees (Cape Point Nature Reserve, Penguins (boulders), Kirstenbosch, Funicular at Cape Point

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Seal Island Boat ride (optional and time permitting)

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Small-group tour
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