Cape town, South Africa
Get up close to the African Penguin
Explore Cape Point National Park, Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point Lighthouse
Drive along the scenic Chapmans Peak
Enjoy a Local Craft Gin Tasting
Discover the beauty of the Cape Peninsula with a day trip to the famous 'Cape of Good Hope'. Your tour begins with a visit to the African Penguin colony at Boulders Beach, followed by a drive through the Cape Point National Park where you can spot various species of flora and fauna, including ostriches, baboons, and whales. You will visit the Cape of Good Hope and the Cape Point Lighthouse, two iconic landmarks in the area. Take a scenic drive along the Chapmans Peak route and stop at several viewpoints for some breathtaking photo opportunities. End your day with a gin tasting experience.
Who This Experience Is Good For
This experience is perfect for anyone who loves nature, wildlife, and beautiful scenery.
Meet Our Local Host
Your hosts for the day will be either Blaine Smith or Ryan Louw, local South African tourist guides. They are passionate about celebrating South African people, landscapes, and products. You can trust them to show you the best that South Africa has to offer.*There is a possibility that you may be hosted by a different guide from Blaine's team on this experience and on occasion there will be more than one guide.
07:15 AM: Pick up from your accommodation
Arrival at Boulders Beach to see the African Penguins
Depart for Cape Point National Park
Visit the Cape of Good Hope and the Cape Point Lighthouse
Lunch at a local seafood restaurant in Hout Bay (at your own expense)
Drive along Chapmans Peak
Stop at various viewpoints for photos
05:00 PM: Return to your accommodation
Transportation: Round Trip - Pick up and drop off to and from accommodation. Your tour could make use of SUV's or touring vans depending on the amount of sign ups
Drinks - On-board water
Snack pack filled with South African treats
Entrance Fee / Tickets - Boulders Beach Penguin Colony AND Cape Point National Park
Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point Lighthouse
Pesky Hobbit Craft Gin Tasting
Chapmans Peak Drive Scenic Route
What’s Not Included
Lunch on tour (fish and chips)
Scone and coffee/tea/juice cost at Scone Shack stop (if open and applicable)
There is a scenic walk up to the Cape Point Lighthouse of 700m which is of moderate difficulty. Alternatively, there is a tram available to the top at an extra cost of R85
Know Before You Go
Minimum Needed: 3 people
Maximum Capacity: 12 people
Booking Deadline: 4 days before start date
Weather Dependent: Yes & No - Although weather is unpredictable in this region of the world, if there is a disruption due to weather we reserve the right to adjust the itinerary as needed and will always keep the experience and customer safety first priority.
Difficulty Level: Easy - At your first stop you will be climbing over boulders to get close to the penguins
Special Clothing Required: Anything you're most comfortable in but please be sure to have comfortable walking shoes and flip flops as we will be walking on the beach, climbing over and under boulders for the best penguin viewing. Feel free to bring a swimming costume and towel if you fancy a brave cold dip. Please bring a change of clothes as your pants might get wet at the first stop
Special Dietary Restrictions: We choose from a number of different lunch spots depending on the weather all of which can accommodate your dietary requirements.
Extra Cash: Only at the Scone Shack where a Scone and a Coffee / Tea / Kombucha / Juice will cost about 150 ZAR (~10 USD). Needed for tipping (Not mandatory: you liked the service Tip! You did not? Is ok not to Tip. 10% is good), additional services & souvenirs.
Ground Transportation: All ground transportation is included.
Additional Information: You are only able to charge your phone in the SUV so rather ensure you come with fully charged cameras and phone or bring your power banks with. Penguins won't bite as long as you don't get too close and intrusive. Trust your guide and let them lead when you're in their environment.
Liabilities: The liability for any injury, loss, or damage incurred by participants is not assumed by Remote Year or its affiliates.
fREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
This trip was really beautiful and scenic. Seeing the penguins on Boulders Beach was super cool! However, I do think this trip was more expensive than it should be, and if I were to do it again, I might've just done it with a third-party more affordable option. People had also really hyped this day up a lot - for me personally, it was great, but not one of the top highlights of the month.
Don't miss this experience! Absolutely one of the best days in Cape Town!
Reveler is a great company to tour with, a great partnership for Remote Year. They put together unique itineraries to maximize the time and route. Penguins are adorable (be sure to climb under and then over the boulders. Depending on tide, might get very wet, but very worth it). Amazing views from Cape Point and all the way back to Cape Town.
Mark was great!
I loved this tour! The penguins were just so great, Cape Point was remarkable and the drive was gorgeous. Stopping for fish and chips was also a treat. Our guide Blaine was so knowledgeable, and made the day fly by.