Private Tour: Cape of Good Hope Tour from Cape Town

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Leave Cape Town for the day and discover another side of this glorious land. This 8-hour private tour for couples, friends traveling together or small groups takes you outside of Cape Town to explore the peninsula's natural beauty: see Cape Point, the Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Beach. The local guide gives you the choice between two amazing scenic getaways. Marvel at the sight of hundreds of penguins, visit Africa's most southwestern point, and perhaps spot baboons and other local wildlife.

You will be picked up at 9am and head out to the Atlantic to take in the magnificent views of Table Bay with Rodden Island in the distance. Maiden's Cove is your first stop to watch the Twelve Apostles, the breathtaking view of Camps Bay and the beach below with the top station of the Table Mountain cable car in view. When you arrive in Hout Bay you will have the option of taking the ferry to Duiker Island (optional tour) to get up close views of the hundreds of Cape Fur Seals on the island or you can just stroll between the many stalls at the craft market.

Weather permitting, the tour will continue via Chapman's Peak Drive. The alternative route passes through the forest of Constantia with a stop at the top of Hoye's Drive with striking views of the Muizenberg holiday village below. The sight of pristine beaches is something you will never forget. This scenic tour will continue along the False Bay coastline to the charming town of Simonstown where you will visit the rare African penguins at Boulders Beach. Other optional tours are Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens or Groot Constantia Mansion.

The Cape of Good Hope is the next stop. You can take a 45-minute walk from the Cape of Good Hope to Cape Point, weather permitting. You also have the option of taking the funicular to the lighthouses (optional). The return trip takes you to Scarborough with its breathtaking waves at 'Misty Cliffs', a paradise for kite surfers. That's not all, the "Old Cape Road" leads you to a viewpoint where you will have a breathtaking view of Cape Town. The return journey to the hotel will pass by the University of Cape Town and the Grootte Schuur Hospital. The latter is known to be the hospital where the first heart transplant was performed in 1967 by Christiaan Barnard. Return to Cape Town scheduled at approximately 17:00 p.m. – 17:30 p.m.

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