Cape Peninsula Tour
The Cape Peninsula is among the most spectacular places on earth. The tiny outcrop on the very edge of the African continent is home to one of the world’s great cities, iconic landscapes and landmarks, and an array of plant and animal life. Nowhere else will you find such diverse and varied attractions in one place.
The peninsula is perhaps best known as the location of Cape Town, South Africa’s Mother City. Founded in 1652 by the Dutch East India Company as a halfway station where European trading ships could stop and restock on their way to the riches of India and the Far East, Cape Town was the first permanent European settlement in Southern Africa and is the oldest city in the country.
In its long history, Cape Town has been ruled the Dutch, the British, the Apartheid regime, and is now a thriving modern metropolis in a democratic South Africa.
That rich and complicated history is reflected in the culture of the city. Cape Town has a rich architectural heritage – it is the birthplace of the Cape Dutch style, notable for its whitewashed walls and thatched roofs. The city also boasts elegant 19th and early 20th century Victorian buildings, quirky art-deco and neo-classical buildings built between the first and second World Wars, imposing brutalist archicture from the late 20th century, and sleek modern skysprapers.
Among the cities major landmarks are the Castle of Good Hope, the oldest building in South Africa, built by the Dutch in the 17th century; the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, situated on the country’s oldest working harbour, which boasts luxury hotels and retailers, and attracts more than 20 million visitors each year; the historic Robben Island, a few kilometres off the coast, where Nelson Mandela and many others were imprisoned for their roles in the struggle for liberation.
Cape Town has a vibrant nightlife scene, centred around the popular Long Street and trendy Bree Street. The city also has a thriving art scene, and is home to the South African National Museum and Gallery, as
The Cape Town skyline is dominated by the iconic Table Mountain. It is a mecca for hikers, cavers, and other extreme sports. The mountaintop, accessible via the Table Mountain Cable Car, offers some of the most spectacular views in the world.
Cape Town’s many green spaces include the Company’s Gardens in the city centre, and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, the best place to view the riches of the Cape Floral Kingdom.
The peninsula is widely believed to be the meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian oceans, and has many beautiful beaches. The Atlantic seaboard is famed for its Riviera-like atmosphere, with its sandy beaches, trendy restaurants and cafes, and luxury cliff-top mansions. Boulders beach, on the False Bay coast, is home to a colony of African penguins.
Much of the peninsula is unspoiled natural habitats, incorporated into the Table Mountain National Park. It is home to zebra, baboons, several species of antelope, and many other wild animals, some of them existing nowhere else in the world.
Cape Point, at the far south of the peninsula, was traditionally believed to be the southernmost “tip” of Africa, and the precise point where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet.
With so much to see, the Cape Peninsula can be an overwhelming prospect for visitors. Xperience Tours and Transfers will be your guide.
Costs: Adults – R1 150pp Kids – R600
08h00 Collect from hotel in Cape Town
Clifton & Camps Beach
Drive along the Atlantic seaboard and enjoy the views of Camps Bay and Clifton beach.
Hout Bay & Seal Island Boat Trip
You will find yourself staring out to sea when you arrive in Hout Bay. The views in the socialable village are mesmerizing. Then taken on a boat trip to Seal Island, where thousands of seals inhabit the island.
“One point million views” - Watch the dramatic clash of the seas from the viewpoint.
Penguin Colony & Simons Town
Arrive at Boulders Beach (Penguin Colony) where you would be to see penguins up close and personal.
Home to the SA Navy, Simons Town is bursting with historic attractions.
The fishing village off the coast of False Bay, lies a host of vibrant treasures and local favourites.
A local spot for surfing and home to the famous colourful beach huts.
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Here you will be surrounded by sights, smell and sounds of luscious forest. The canopy walk offers mesmerizing views.
- Entrance fees to Cape Point and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
- Pick up and drop off
- Professional guide
- Bottled water
Entrance fees to Penguin Colony and Seal island Boat Trip