Cape town, South Africa
- Get up close to the African Penguin
- Cape Point National Park - Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point Lighthouse
- Drive Chapmans Peak
- Gin Tasting
It can be difficult to comprehend just how beautiful the Cape Peninsula really is. Join us as we meander along the coastline on our way to experience some of the gem’s the famous ‘Cape of Good Hope’ has to offer. Africa’s most sought after strip, a penguin colony to keep you company and a taste of the local delicacies makes for the perfect day south of the city.
Who Is This Experience Good For
- Anyone interested in nature and wildlife
- Anyone interested in beautiful scenery
Meet Our Local Hosts
PENGUIN PARTY PLEASE - BOULDERS BEACH
The only place in the world where you can get this close to the African Penguin. These friendly little guys have been kind enough to share their spectacular beach with us. Elevated boardwalks wind their way through the dunes and vegetation and not only provide great viewing spots, but also protects nesting penguins and their chicks. The opposite side of the beach allows us to climb over and under boulders to get even closer bit only to observe and not disturb. This is a firm favorite for locals and visitors alike, a wildlife experience to remember.
STEEPED IN HISTORY & DIVERSITY - CAPE POINT NATIONAL PARK
Cape Point National Park boasts over 1100 indigenous plant species that form a small part of the much celebrated fynbos kingdom, the smallest but most diverse of the world's six floral kingdoms. Larger animals like Zebra, Eland and Bontebok are a rare sight but one can often find roaming ostriches, baboons and between June & November the Humpback and Brydes whales are not uncommon. The Cape of Good Hope is situated at the junction of the warmer Agulhas current and colder Benguela current, as a result the marine life found west and east of each side of Cape Point differs vastly. We'll visit the Cape of Good Hope and the lighthouses of Cape Point.
COMPLETELY OFF THE GRID - THE SCONE SHACK
Neatly nestled in a cute little corner at Cape Point is a crooked little shack made of windows that welcomes passersby with a cup of hot tea and a scrumptious scone or two. Made almost entirely from windows, the Scone Shack invites the outside world in and allows curious creatures around it to join its patrons in enjoying the space. The Scone Shack used to be lived in by a laborer on the farm but when he left, they decided to remodel it and make a kitchen area. The unique “café of sorts” was created with sustainability in mind by our good friends Carl & Kara, building up the walls from scraps and repurposed window pieces. Cost of a scone and a coffee, herbal teas or juices is 100-130 ZAR PP, CASH ONLY. PLEASE BRING THIS ALONG.
***Please note that if you have booked this experience from Monday - Thursday you unfortunately won’t be going to the Scone Shack as it is closed.
Do what the locals would do and enjoy the much loved and famous fish and chips of Hout Bay, a must try when in Cape Town. The chosen lunch spot on this tour is a place that only serves seafood. Fish and chips is a celebrated dish along this coastline. It is your responsibility to let the vendor know if you have any special dietary restrictions.
- 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
- Local Guide
- 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 event
- Weather Dependent: No
- Difficulty Level: Easy
- Special Clothing Required: Yes - bring change if clothes
- Special Dietary Restrictions: Yes - All dietary needs catered
- Extra Cash: Needed for tipping
Frequently Asked Questions
What should we wear?
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.
Where will we need cash?
Only at the Scone Shack where a Scone and a Coffee/Tea/Kombucha/Juice will cost about 150 ZAR (~10 USD).
Can I charge my phone in the transportation?
Only in the SUV so rather ensure you come with fully charged cameras and phoned or bring your power banks with
Will the Penguins Bite?
No they won't as long as you don't get too close and intrusive. Trust your guide and let them lead when you're in their environment.
What's the story with lunch?
We choose from a number of different lunch spots depending on the weather all of which can accommodate your dietary requirements.
Frequently Asked Questions
Great time with Blaine discovering the Cape of good hope and Cape Point. Boulder beach with the penguins! So many wild animals to see.
This was the best day I had in Cape Town! Craig is an amazing guide and the penguins are lovely and super funny. I could spend hours just watching them walk around and trip on themselves, fall on the ground and continue walking. Of course you can find other guided tours to Boulders Beach, but none of them will have Craig's team and the carefully curated experiences that happen afterwards. We went to a magical place called Scone Shack (I swear there are fairies living there), had lunch at a must-go restaurant called Fish on the Rocks and had a tasting of the best gin in the universe and surroundings, called the Pesky Hobbit. I wish I could go back in time and re-live this day time and time again.
One of the best days I've had in a long time!
Truly exceptional wildlife experience with an amazing host (Blaine). The penguins were ONE of the very many exceptional things about this trip. The Scone Shack is an experience you don't want to miss - so tasty, unique, and you'll get to share your tea-date with some hogs, chickens, and ducks.
When we drove through the national park, we saw so much wildlife -- we were lucky enough to see a zebra, which is pretty rare :)
Truly unbelievable day -- do it!
One of the best side trips offered. Great value. Absolutely beautiful day.
Absolutely amazing trip! Blaine is an excellent tourguide