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Cape Point and Boulder's Beach Penguins Full Day Tour provided by City Sightseeing

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Cape Point and Boulder's Beach Penguins Full Day Tour

Cape Point and Boulder's Beach Penguins Full Day Tour
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Tour snapshot
Visit Cape Point, the Cape of Good Hope, and Boulders Beach with a guide
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
50
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Once famed as Africa’s southernmost point, the Cape of Good Hope remains an icon for sailors and a spiritual place. Hike here from Cape Point, where legend states two oceans meet, on this convenient guided day trip by coach. On the way, stop at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony (ticket own expense) to see African penguins and hear the distinctive call which gave them the name “jackass penguins”.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • See African penguins waddling, diving, and playing at Boulders Beach
  • Take photos at the Cape of Good Hope sign, Africa’s most southwestern point
  • Travel to and from Cape Town in a reclining seat with onboard Wi-Fi
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • See African penguins waddling, diving, and playing at Boulders Beach
  • Take photos at the Cape of Good Hope sign, Africa’s most southwestern point
  • Travel to and from Cape Town in a reclining seat with onboard Wi-Fi
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 58181P6
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guided by a local English speaking South African expert tour guide
  • 1 hour at the Boulders beach penguin Colony & 2 hours at Cape Point
  • Guided hike from Cape Point to the Cape of Good Hope (medium fitness & walking shoes required)
  • Complimentary pick-up from many of our stops near all hotels
  • Transportation in a modern, spacious double deck, air-conditioned motor-coach
  • Comfortable reclining seat with ample leg room, big vista windows and free Wifi
  • Entry/Admission - Cape Point Nature Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Cape Point Nature Reserve
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Cost of Lunch (Restaurant or Take Away available)
  • Boulders Beach Penguin Admission ticket
  • Funicular cablecar ticket at Cape Point (if required)
  • Entry/Admission - Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Aquarium 1, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa Look out for the City Sightseeing Tour office: Located outside the 2 Oceans Aquarium Tour departs @ 09h30 (15/12 - 10/01 @ 08h40)
  • Camps Bay 1, Camps Bay, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa Look out for the City Sightseeing Bus Stop opposite the BAY HOTEL @ 08h55 (15/12 - 10/01 @ 08h05)
  • 14 Queens Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8060, South Africa Look out for the City Sightseeing Bus Stop on the cnr of Queens & Alexander Road, Sea Point @ 09h05 (15/12 - 10/01 @ 08h18)
  • 271 Beach Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa Look out for the City Sightseeing Bus Stop on the cnr of Beach & St Johns Road, Sea Point @ 09h10 (15/12 - 10/01 @ 08h23)
  • The Winchester Boutique Hotel Cape Town, 221 Beach Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa Look out for the City Sightseeing Bus Stop opposite the Winchester Mansions Hotel @ 09h12 (15/12 - 10/01 @ 08h25)
  • Green Point Lighthouse, 100 Beach Rd, Mouille Point, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa Look out for the City Sightseeing Bus Stop just past the Green Point lighthouse @ 09h16 (15/12 - 10/01 @ 08h29)
  • Hotel Sky Cape Town, 9 Lower Long St, Foreshore, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa Look out for the City Sightseeing Bus Stop outside the Sky Hotel @ 09h37 (15/12 - 10/01 @ 08h50)
  • 81 Long St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa City Sightseeing office @ 09h40 (15/12 - 10/01 @ 08h50)
  • Orange Street, Orange St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa Look out for the City Sightseeing Bus Stop cnr Orange & Hatfield Street @ 09h47 (15/12 - 10/01 @ 09h00)
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • R 360 Cape Point Park fee included (if this option is selected)
  • Air conditioned luxury coach
  • English Live Commentary
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Inclusions
  • Guided by a local English speaking South African expert tour guide
  • 1 hour at the Boulders beach penguin Colony & 2 hours at Cape Point
  • Guided hike from Cape Point to the Cape of Good Hope (medium fitness & walking shoes required)
  • Complimentary pick-up from many of our stops near all hotels
  • Transportation in a modern, spacious double deck, air-conditioned motor-coach
  • Comfortable reclining seat with ample leg room, big vista windows and free Wifi
  • Entry/Admission - Cape Point Nature Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Cape Point Nature Reserve
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Cost of Lunch (Restaurant or Take Away available)
  • Boulders Beach Penguin Admission ticket
  • Funicular cablecar ticket at Cape Point (if required)
  • Entry/Admission - Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Departure details
  • Aquarium 1, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa Look out for the City Sightseeing Tour office: Located outside the 2 Oceans Aquarium Tour departs @ 09h30 (15/12 - 10/01 @ 08h40)
  • Camps Bay 1, Camps Bay, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa Look out for the City Sightseeing Bus Stop opposite the BAY HOTEL @ 08h55 (15/12 - 10/01 @ 08h05)
  • 14 Queens Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8060, South Africa Look out for the City Sightseeing Bus Stop on the cnr of Queens & Alexander Road, Sea Point @ 09h05 (15/12 - 10/01 @ 08h18)
  • 271 Beach Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa Look out for the City Sightseeing Bus Stop on the cnr of Beach & St Johns Road, Sea Point @ 09h10 (15/12 - 10/01 @ 08h23)
  • The Winchester Boutique Hotel Cape Town, 221 Beach Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa Look out for the City Sightseeing Bus Stop opposite the Winchester Mansions Hotel @ 09h12 (15/12 - 10/01 @ 08h25)
  • Green Point Lighthouse, 100 Beach Rd, Mouille Point, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa Look out for the City Sightseeing Bus Stop just past the Green Point lighthouse @ 09h16 (15/12 - 10/01 @ 08h29)
  • Hotel Sky Cape Town, 9 Lower Long St, Foreshore, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa Look out for the City Sightseeing Bus Stop outside the Sky Hotel @ 09h37 (15/12 - 10/01 @ 08h50)
  • 81 Long St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa City Sightseeing office @ 09h40 (15/12 - 10/01 @ 08h50)
  • Orange Street, Orange St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa Look out for the City Sightseeing Bus Stop cnr Orange & Hatfield Street @ 09h47 (15/12 - 10/01 @ 09h00)
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • R 360 Cape Point Park fee included (if this option is selected)
  • Air conditioned luxury coach
  • English Live Commentary
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 9 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Muizenberg Beach
    Simon's Town
  • 1
    Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Cape Point Nature Reserve
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Cape Point Nature Reserve
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Old Cape Point Lighthouse
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Cape of Good Hope
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Cape Point Ostrich Farm
    Kommetjie
    Silvermine Nature Reserve
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
362 reviews
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Keshav Singh
1 contribution
Couples
The tour was a wonderful experience! The bus was on time and the tour guide, Charles, was extremely accommodating. As the tour bus exited the city bowl and moved through Muizenberg, Charles entertained and educated us with his beautifully told stories and games. Seeing penguins free and in their natural habitat was a sight to behold and the restaurant at Boulders Beach served amazing food. The drive through Simon's Town was scenic and seeing the Cape of Good Hope was a life-changing experience. The entire park is covered in Fynbos which is a sight in itself but the expanse of ocean visible from the highest point is immense. The drive back was through Kommetjie, so much of the Cape can actually be seen on this trip. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone wishing to see and learn an incredible amount in one day.
Written 30 June 2022
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Bokke_on_tour
Birmingham / Cape Town17 contributions
I booked an organised tour and met up with the tour minibus at the V&A waterfront. Was met by Charles the tour guide who followed all covid protocols to ensure all of the passengers were all safe.
Charles was very friendly and knowledgeable, sharing facts and personal stories on our journey and keeping things interesting and interactive during the trip by having quizzes
Whilst driving through Fish Hoek we saw a whale and stopped to view. The African Penguin sanctuary was very interesting. Charles shared some penguin facts before we went in and then let us tour in our own time
There was an optional lunch at the local restaurant, but I chose to walk back into Simonstown and view the historic naval base instead
It was a beautiful day at Cape Point. We were given sufficient time to explore before having the option of a group hike to the Cape of Good Hope (or a drive down)
We saw lizards, Ostrich and Eland in the nature reserve with some fantastic views of the coast.
Highly recommended for a very reasonably priced day trip with an experienced friendly guide. Even though I had visited all of the sites previously, it was an enjoyable and educating day tour
Written 20 June 2022
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Matthew P
Buenos Aires, Argentina389 contributions
This wasn't five stars. It was six. All because of the guide/driver, Brahm (I hope I am spelling his name correctly!). The tour took off promptly at 9:30 and from the start to the end, Brahm offered the most insightful commentary. One of the most knowledgeable and funny guides I've ever experienced. The sights were incredible, too. Weather was amazing and we saw hundreds of penguins at Boulder Beach. Brahm took us to a nice and affordable restaurant for lunch before heading to Cape Point National Park, where we spent a few more hours hiking and reaching Cape of Good Hope. Absolutely worth your while to book this trip, with the hope that Brahm will be your guide. An unforgettable day.
Written 25 May 2021
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CSScpt
Wow - thank you so much for your review, which of course I will pass on the Brahm. It will ensure that we all stay motivated to keep up the standard
Written 26 May 2021
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LPJM1981
London, UK302 contributions
Couples
This tour is overpriced and the Boulder Beach tickets arent for the beach.

When you get on the bus you are told you need to buy tickets to BB. Fine, but what you actualy buy are tickets to a viewing platform at a visitor centre not the actual BB. For this you walk past the visitor centre on a wooden pathway and pay another 178R where you can walk on the beach and get much closer to the penguins than those on the wooden viewing platform. Why anybody would go there is beyond me, perhaps like me they didnt know so hopefully this helps future visitors.

There is one restaurant but you need to go to eat at 11.45 so either dont have breakfast or simply bring food to eat when you fancy it

Also, the coach had the heating on. When i asked if this could be turned off i was told it couldnt be. I wouldnt mind but mid 20s you dont need the heating on a coach and the metal case got hot which if touched would hurt.
Written 18 April 2022
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CSScpt
Thank you for your review, which factually is sadly not 100% correct. We pride ourselves at our credibility and so I feel obliged to deal with your comments as follows: 1) The tour is overpriced? Based on what? If you research this a bit you may also find that its about 50% cheaper than any other Cape Point tour. Our basic tour without entry is currently R 439 online. I challenge you to find a cheaper tour online. 2) The National Park Boulders ticket we sell on the bus is for International visitors and costs EXACTLY the same as at the Boulders beach gate. R 170 per adult - youre welcome to check our ticket machines. We encourage International visitors to purchase these on the bus so they can fast track past the entry point which usually has a queue of folks purchasing tickets and since Covid, National Parks only operate 1 cashier. South African citizens and members of the SADC community can get cheaper tickets IF they buy directly from the cashier at the gate by standing in the line, and we tell our passengers the same, as you need to produce photo ID or Passport to get cheaper tickets (these are National Park rules - not ours) 3) As for the 2 separate Boulders entrances. The same ticket is valid at both entrances. All you would have needed to do was the present your ticket and they would have allowed you in without any fuss or having to pay again! 4) We arrive at Boulders beach at about 11h45 and most visitors visit the penguins first and then have lunch afterwards (starting lunch at about 12h45) so not sure why you went to lunch first? 5) As regards the coach heating, I will ask my team but heaters and can be switched on and off easily so there is no good reason why the driver could not switch it off? Sad that you had less than a 5* experience with us, perhaps listening to the guide may have overcome some of these issues on the day and resulted in a more enjoyable experience for you
Written 19 April 2022
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JPHStVincent
Singapore, Singapore705 contributions
I took the tour to Boulders Beach and Cape Point. It is very well organised, giving us ample time on each stop. There is an extra fee for Boulders Beach (National Park) and for Cape Point (also a National Park). All well worth it. Boulders Beach is fun with the penguins and Cape Point is spectacular. The guide, Charles, was excellent explaining everything carefully and emphasising safety (with baboons for instance). A very soothing voice and just the right level of information, delivered with humour. He led a hike down to the Cape of Good Hope. Superb.
Written 2 June 2022
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Scott D
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
Family
Brahm and Leanne were wonderful! They were helpful, excited, knowledgeable, fun, and kind. It seemed like the still had the enthusiasm of the first day, but with a decade of experience. They offered a good amount of commentary with lots of information, but also allowed breaks (and not talking constantly). Every question I asked was answered with delight.
Would strongly recommend!
Written 8 May 2022
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Akua A
13 contributions
Solo
Overall, Recommended: Covid19 made it tough to take personal tours but luckily the city sightseeing bus was still operating. Certainly book in advance if you can. It seems they were taking the proper precautions to stay clean by providing hand sanitizer throughout the trip. Sipho and Rico were awesome, very knowledgeable and able to go with the flow. If you pace yourself well they provide enough time to really enjoy the space during the tour. The hike optional hike was beautiful; certainly recommend. Also eat at the restaurant also delicious. I don’t think it’s necessary to pay extra to see the penguins at boulders beach because you see them around.
Written 21 March 2020
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James C
Yukon, Canada61 contributions
April 1 2022. I can not say enough this tour. Charles, Leanne and Stevie made it an amazing experience. Stevie “wonder” even wrote a prompt to birthday song for a lady on the tour that the whole bus sand to.
Penguins were so close to the viewing plate forms, the scenery was amazing and the power of the ocean was all inspiring. We were fortunate to see a zebra on our way out of the park. The this is beyond the cost of the tour.
Written 1 April 2022
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Linds
1 contribution
Couples
We had an amazing experience today 27/11/2021 during the Cape point route with Rico , Steve and Kyle . Very good clientele and it's amazing how Rico narrates the scenery like he is part of the history. He obviously read,experienced and listened very well to all the history. I loved every bit of it I could not sleep even a bit, I was so impressed with his knowledge of all the Flora species we came across. Keep up the good work guys
Written 27 November 2021
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jsc
Porto, Portugal3 contributions
Solo
The tour gets to the places on time and it is very explanatory. Those going on the right side of the bus miss a lot more, which is frustrating. Considering that table mountain ticket is required and nobody goes to boulders beach not to see penguins, the advertised price should include both to be totally fair. Penguins are really cute btw :)
Written 8 August 2022
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