Cape Point Half Day Tour - 1 Day

Cape Point Half Day Tour

Cape Point Half Day Tour

Embark on an awe-inspiring Cape Point half day tour to the towering headland known as Cape Point. Jutting out into the ocean, this rugged and rocky peninsula has become known as the Cape of Storms. Since the explorer, Barolotmeu Dias, first set his sights on it in 1488. A sightseeing drive to the Cape Point Nature reserve and around the Cape Peninsula is a “must do” when visiting Cape Town. The magnificent Cape Point route is one of the great day tours from Cape Town. It is also one of the most remarkable drives anywhere in the world and features steep cliffs, stunning vistas and plenty of sightseeing opportunities!

The Cape Point half day tour departs from the Cape Town City Bowl via Sea Point with its enviable beachfront promenade along the Atlantic Ocean, continuing through Camps Bay along the curved coastal road set against the Twelve Apostles en-route to Hout Bay.

Then the Cape Point half day tour will continue along Chapman’s Peak Drive, renowned as one of the most spectacular scenic routes in the world making our way to the Cape Point Nature Reserve, the tip of the Cape Peninsula. Enough time will be allowed for you to walk to the old light house.

For our return journey of the Cape Point tour to Cape Town we will be travelling along the False Bay coastline, with a stop at the Penguin Colony at Boulders Beach. The Cape Point tour will further proceed through the naval village of Simon’s Town and the coastal towns of Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay, Muizenberg and pass the Constantia Valley, before taking you back to your hotel.

Cape Point Tour Highlights:

  • View Clifton beach, Camps Bay and Twelve Apostles mountain range
  • Visit pass Hout Bay
  • Drive along Chapman’s Peak
  • Cape Point Nature Reserve
  • Cape Point Lighthouse
  • Visit Penguin Colony at Boulders Beach
  • Drive through Simon’s Town, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg
  • Morning Departure: 08h00 am to 09h00 am / Morning Return: 12h30 pm to 13h00 pm
  • Afternoon Departure: 13h00 pm to 14h00 pm / Afternoon Return: 17h30 pm to 18h00 pm

R765 per person

All tours depart from your Hotel or V&A Waterfront

You may also like our other day tours;

Cape Point Tour Full Day, Winelands Tour Full Day, Cape Town City Tour Half Day, Half Day Wine Tour in Stellenbosch, Best of the Cape Tour, Cape Agulhas Tour Full Day, Whale Watching Tour Full Day, Cape Town Langa Township Tour, Cape Town Township Tour

Day 1

The Cape Point tour will start with a pick up from your hotel within the Cape Town City Bowl, turning your back on the still rising sun as we make our way through the affluent suburbs of Sea Point on the slopes and base of Signal Hill. Inhale the gentle breeze of the Atlantic Ocean as we continue on the Cape Point tour heading north of Lion’s Head to feed your eyes with the beauty of oceanic views and luxurious properties of Bantry Bay, we continue the Cape Point tour north west of Lion’s Head into Clifton one of South Africa’s most expensive neighborhoods boasting mind blowing architectural property designs glued on the steep western face of the Lion’s Head mountain, patterned by rows of pine trees and carpeted by four sandy white beaches with blue flag status.

The Cape Point tour proceeds onto Camp’s Bay, a suburb blanketed by the majestic Table Mountain from behind and Lion’s Head on its right. This tourist haven is loved by both locals and international tourists for its white sandy beaches and vibrant night life supported by great clubs and outstanding restaurants. The Cape Point tour continues along Camps’ Bay for a stop at Maidens Cove for some photo opportunities of the enticing Twelve Apostles mountain range.

Just after Camp’s Bay, the Cape Point tour continues with a drive through Hout Bay, situated in the valley of the Atlantic seaboard of the Cape Peninsula which was once a source of timber to the Dutch settlers but today Hout Bay is a thriving small fishing town and a must visit for any tourist.

With the conclusion of viewing the Hout Bay sites sets in the breathtaking views of the Atlantic seaboard we proceed with the Cape Point tour making our way to the famous Chapman’s Peak drive. While only 9km in length, there are over 100 tight, winding curves carved into the vertical rock face of the mountain, which makes Chapman’s Peak drive one of the most spectacular scenic routes in the world as we make our way to the Cape Point Nature Reserve.

Our journey has now reached the tip of the Cape Peninsula as we enter the reserve, situated in 17 750 hectares of nature reserve and home to a variety of wildlife with over 250 species of birds. This reserve is also one of the largest breeding grounds for tortoises.

Chacma baboons are common to see at Cape Point, we will stop at Cape Point where you will have the option of either walking or taking the funicular ride to the upper lighthouse where you will be able to look at the enticing views of the Cape Peninsula and the surrounding mountain range.

After visiting the lighthouse at Cape Point we head to Boulders Beach where you are offered the opportunity to view a colony of African Jackass Penguins at the penguin colony at close range. This endangered land-based penguin colony is one of the few in the world, whose boardwalks allow you to get up close and observe the penguins in their natural habitat.

The Cape Point tour continues through Simon’s Town after a visit to the penguin colony, home of the South African Navy where you can still see some historic naval vessels anchored off-shore.

On a drive through the town you might see the famous statue of Just Nuisance, the only dog ever to be enlisted to the Royal Navy. Simon’s Town also offers a fantastic collection of boutique stores and restaurants.

From Simon’s Town the Cape Point tour proceeds through Fish Hoek, a little town known for its leisure activities like surfing, sailing and sunbathing. We will then pass Kalk Bay and Muizenberg which has one of the most beautiful beaches in Cape Town with the exciting danger of sharks.

The Cape Point tour will be concluded with a drive through the Constantia Valley before our return to Cape Town from the Cape Point tour where you will be dropped safely at your hotel.

The Cape Point Tour Includes

  • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation if you are staying within Cape Town City Bowl
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Qualified tourist guide
  • Dual language - English/German (contact us to confirm availability for language tourist guide other than English)
  • Cape Point Nature Reserve entrance fee

The Cape Point Tour Excludes

  • Lunch
  • Penguin Colony entrance fee at Boulders Beach
  • Funicular to Cape Point Light house
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How big is Cape Point Nature Reserve

Cape Point Nature Reserve is approximately 17 750 hectares of nature reserve and home to a variety of wildlife with over 250 species of birds

What is the approximate travelling time from Cape Town City Bowl to Cape Point Nature Reserve

Cape Point is about 70km from the CBD. Getting there by car will take about 1h20 depending on traffic

What is the cost of the Flying Dutchman Furnicular at Cape Point Nature Reserve

The Flying Dutchman Funicular, also known as the Cape Point Funicular, is a funicular railway located at Cape Point. The costs are - Adult: R70 (return) / R55 (single) & Children (age 6-16) and pensioners: R30* (return) | R22* (single) *Wednesdays only

Are the any shops at Cape Point Nature Reserve

There are three superb stores located near the Flying Dutchman Funicular upper and lower stations at which to purchase a range of Cape Point, and traditionally South African, memorabilia, curios and souvenirs

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