Cape Point & Penguin Explorer Tour – Cape Town



  • Professional, live guided tour (in English)
  • This tour spends over 1 hour visiting the penguins at Boulders Beach
  • Spend over 2 hours at Cape Point
  • Join a guided hike from Cape Point to the Cape of Good Hope
  • Spend time at the Cape of Good Hope
  • FREE Wi-Fi & USB ports aboard the bus
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach

Please note: Please bring easy walking shoes and a jersey in case the wind comes up.

The Cape Point Explorer is a guided day tour to Cape Point in a luxury air-conditioned double deck coach, operated by City Sightseeing South Africa. You will explore this spectacular nature reserve (part of the Cape Floral Kingdom World Heritage Site), with a stop at Boulders Beach, home to a colony of African penguins. This day tour to the Cape of Good Hope is a must-see for visitors and locals.

The Cape Point Explorer leaves Cape Town in the morning and starts with a scenic drive to Boulders Beach, through Muizenberg and Fish Hoek. The guide highlights the different points of interest along the way and is at hand to answer any questions you have about the route, Cape Point and Boulders Beach.

Boulders Beach is home to a colony of endangered African penguins, so this is your once-in-a-lifetime chance to come within metres of them in a natural environment. The pristine beach surrounded by impressive granite boulders is part of Table Mountain Nature Reserve.

After visiting the penguins, your next stop is Cape Point, where you can enjoy a bite to eat before exploring further. The Cape Point Nature Reserve offers some of the most breathtaking mountain and ocean scenery in the world. Using the Flying Dutchman funicular to the viewing point below the lighthouse, you can admire the views across False Bay. There is an optional 40 min hike from Cape Point to the Cape of Good Hope. At Cape Point, you can also follow the footsteps of early Portuguese explorers Vasco Da Gama and Bartolomeu Dias, and enjoy a number of short walking trails leading to beautiful beaches and viewpoints.

After a day spent exploring, you can enjoy the coastal drive back to Cape Town via Scarborough and Kommetjie, with spectacular views from the Ou Kaapse Weg mountain pass.


Cape Point lies within the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve which forms part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, the smallest of the world’s floral kingdoms and one of the most diverse. The point was named the Cape of Storms by Bartolomeu Dias in 1488, as it was so dangerous to navigate. Frequent violent storms and harsh winds were famous for forcing ships to run aground on the rocky coastline. The area was made safer in 1859, with the addition of a landmark lighthouse, which is now used as a central monitoring point for all other lighthouses on the coast of South Africa.

Practical information

  • Transport to and from Cape Point in a luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Visit Boulders Beach
  • Entrance to Cape Point Nature Reserve included
  • Enjoy the Flying Dutchman Funicular at Cape Point
  • Live guided tour (in English)

Departure Days

The Cape Point Explorer runs every day in the Summer months and on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday in the Winter months.

Tour Starts

Meeting points:
V&A Waterfront: Stop 1 Tour office, located office outside the Two Oceans Aquarium

Tour Ends

Tour returns to V&A Waterfront (Stop 1) at approximately 17h00. Use the Red Route buses to get back into the CBD or the Green Route bus back to the Atlantic seaboard as far as Camps Bay.


8 hours


Guided Tour and Cape Point Entrance ticket

Not included

Penguin beach entry fee
Funicular at Cape Point (if required)
Cost of lunch

* Tickets are valid only for the day of booking, which will be confirmed on purchase. Subject to availability.


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