8 hoursStart time
Start time: 0900h (09:00am)
Duration: 8 hours
Your hotel in central Cape Town.
(Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Tour returns to the original departure point
Stroll past the ‘flowering’ foliage at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and you will see penguins at Boulders Beach’s penguin colony. With panoramic views and colourful flora, this tour is a must for nature lovers visiting South Africa!
In the morning, you will be picked up in an air-conditioned coach from your hotel in central Cape Town. There will be English commentary in the coach.
Tour begins with a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast, passing through the cosmopolitan suburb of Sea Point and Camps Bay with its glorious views of the Twelve Apostles, part of the Table Mountain range.
We'll continue to the fishing village of Hout Bay, one of Cape Town's best-kept secrets. Here there is an option to take a short boat trip to Duiker Island (for own account & time permitting) to view the Cape Fur Seals, which inhabit the island.
From here we travel to the Cape Point Nature Reserve, comprising over 17,300 acres of indigenous fauna and flora. Here we can see a variety of wildlife that includes baboons, rhebok, Cape Mountain zebra, bontebok and the elusive eland. The reserve is also one of the world's largest breeding grounds for tortoises. Bird-watchers, too, will find many fine species to observe.
The majestic coastline offers drama worthy of being called "Nature's Greatest Show." We'll be able to see the union of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans (as per legend), and may even feel the brisk wind that is dubbed the "Cape Doctor" for its presumed curative powers.
Following the coastline along False Bay, we'll return to Cape Town by way of Simon's Town, where we visit the Penguin colony at Boulders Beach (for own account), Fish Hoek fishing village and Muizenberg. Before our return, we'll stop at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens for a short walking tour of the beautiful gardens.
We return to Cape Town, passing the University of Cape Town, Rhodes Memorial and the Groote Schuur Hospital.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.
Dual language German/English commentary on selected days of the week.
Complimentary collection is available from central Cape Town Hotels. Collection from other areas will be on request. Tour duration and collection times may vary depending on hotel collection route.
Dual language German/English commentary available on
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
We had a terrific very knowledgable guide who went out of his way to help A fantastic tour lots of beautiful scenery and interesting things to see plus we had a gorgeous day so...Ms Jennifer Walker, United Kingdom, 15/May/2014
Fantastic scenery! Wonderful stops to see seals, ostriches, penguins, the end of the cape, complete with a troupe of baboons to a beautiful nature reserve. Thoughtful,...MARY J RINEHART, United States, 27/Sep/2013
The sights were amazing and to top it all off our tour guide was fantastic. Funny, informative and ensured everyone had a great time. Thank you Springbok Atlas....Sheldon Hryckowian, Canada, 26/Sep/2013
The tour was well designed and scheduled so that we can see several highlights in one day.
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