Discover the rich fauna and flora of the Cape Peninsula with a knowledgeable local and snorkel with Cape Fur seals off the coast of Hout Bay on this unique, adventurous full day tour.
Experience the magnificent views and lush vegetation of the wilder parts of Cape Town on this full day tour of the peninsula. Snorkel with Cape Fur Seals off the back of a rubber duck near Hout Bay, visit the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and observe the comical African Penguin in it’s natural habitat at Boulders Beach.
What to expect:
Your private, specialist guide will collect you from your hotel after breakfast and you’ll make your way to Hout Bay harbour. Here you’ll get kitted out in a wetsuit and get a safety briefing before making your way out to Duiker Island by rubber duck. You’ll spend an hour observing and interecting with these curious creatures before heading back to dry off and continue your day.
Once you’ve dried off you’ll take a drive along the breathtaking Chapmans Peak Drive on the way to the Cape of Good Hope National Park. Capture an iconic photo at what seems like the edge of the world. You can choose to walk up the steep path to the iconic lighthouse or take the Flying Dutchman funicular (optional). You’ll experience a 360-degree panorama of the ocean, both peninsula coastlines, dramatic cliffs and the clean white sweep of Dias Beach far below. Mark that off your Cape Town bucket list.
Make your way to the famous penguin colony on Boulders Beach to watch the the African penguins as they frolic in the waves. Take a walk along the wooden walkway over the pristine beach as you get up close and personal with these endangered birds.
After making some new tuxedoed friends, take a stroll through nearby Simon’s Town, home of the South African Navy. Discover the rich history of this seaside village and its maritime strategy that played an inseparable role in the history of the Cape of Good Hope and South Africa as a whole.
Next, enjoy a casual lunch in the quaint seaside village of Kalk Bay, walking to the end of the harbour wall and stopping at the many art galleries and boutique stores.