Cape Point Tour

Made famous by Vasco de Gama who was the first to map this iconic spot on the world map, yet it was Bartholomew Dias that arrived t/here first.

Also known as El cabo de Esperanza - *Cape of Good Hope and Cape of Storms, because of the rough seas that has caused over 60 ships to be wrecked along this coast.

The tour departs from the City of Cape, a breath taking drive along the coast via the scenic Chapman’s Peak drive.

Duration 8 hours
Pickup Hotel pickup available
Voucher Mobile ticket
What's included :
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Africa Afrika Tours and Transfers
  • Entry/Admission - Chapman's Peak Drive
What's excluded :
  • Lunch
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Duiker Island
  • Entry/Admission - Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
  • Entry/Admission - Groot Constantia
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Africa Afrika Tours and Transfers, Cape Town Central South Africa

Named the ‘Cape of Storms’ by Bartolomeu Dias in 1488; the ‘Point’ was treated with respect by sailors for centuries. By day, it was a navigational landmark and by night, and in fog, it was a menace beset by violent storms and dangerous rocks that over the centuries littered shipwrecks around the coastline.

In 1859 the first lighthouse was completed; it still stands at 238 metres above sea-level on the highest section of the peak and is now used as the centralised monitoring point for all the lighthouses on the coast of South Africa. Access to this historical building is by an exhilarating three-minute ride in the wheelchair-accessible Flying Dutchman funicular that transfers visitors from the lower station at 127 metres above sea-level, to the upper station.

Cape Point is in the Cape of Good Hope nature reserve within Table Mountain National Park, which forms part of the Cape Floral Region, a World Heritage Site. It includes the majestic Table Mountain chain, which stretches from Signal Hill to Cape Point, and the coastlines of the Cape Peninsula. This narrow stretch of land, dotted with beautiful valleys, bays and beaches, contains a mix of extraordinarily diverse and unique fauna and flora.

Duration: 9 hours

Stop At: Duiker Island, Hout Bay South Africa

Tiny Duiker Island is a leading tourist attraction in Hout Bay, south of Cape Town. This jagged expanse of rock, home to seals, seafaring birds and mammals, is a favourite destination of local photographers, and a great alternative for wildlife enthusiasts who are short on time to go on safari.

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Chapman's Peak Drive, Hout Bay Road Between Noordhoek and Hout Bay, 7872 South Africa

The official opening of Chapman's Peak Drive, Cape Town, on the 6 May 1922 by Prince Arthur of Conaught. Chapman's Peak is named after John Chapman, the pilot of an English ship becalmed in today's Hout Bay in 1607. The skipper sent his pilot ashore to find provisions, and the name was recorded as Chapman's Chaunce.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Cape Point, Cape Point, Western Cape

In 1488, the Portuguese explorer Bartolomeus Dias is the first one to bypass the Cape Point Peninsula. At the time, he nicknamed it the “Cape of Storms”, referring to the bad weather he had during his expedition. 10 years later, it is the famous explorer, also Portuguese, Vasco de Gama who takes the same sea route with the aim of creating a new trade route. This one leads from Europe to Indies, where were then rare commodities like spices, precious stones, textiles, and rice.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, Simon's Town 7995 South Africa

Boulders Beach is a sheltered beach made up of inlets between granite boulders, from which the name originated. It is located on the Cape Peninsula, in Simon's Town, a suburb of Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It is also commonly known as Boulders Bay.[1] It is a popular tourist spot because of a colony of African penguins which settled there in 1982. Boulders Beach forms part of the Table Mountain National Park.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Groot Constantia Estate Groot Constantia Road, Constantia 7806 South Africa

In 1685, during an annual visit to the Cape, Hendrik Adriaan van Rheede tot Drakenstein granted the grounds of Groot Constantia to Simon van der Stel the VOC Governor of the Cape of Good Hope. Van der Stel built the house and used the land to produce wine as well as other fruit and vegetables, and for cattle farming.

Duration: 1 hour

Departure Point :
Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
  • Cape Town Intl Airport, Cape Town Central South Africa
Ports
  • Harbour Bridge Hotel & Suites, Foreshore, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Departure Time :
9:00 AM
Return Detail :
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Hotel Pickup :
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This Tour is suitable for Smaller groups upto 15pax. Allentrance fees are not included.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

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Age Req.

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Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Africa Afrika Travel

Activity ID: V-34245P6

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