Cape Splendour offers a Private Cape Peninsular tour which includes a scenic tour around the beautiful Cape Peninsula, highlighting Hout Bay, the beautiful Chapman’s Peak Drive, Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope, the Penguins at Boulders Beach and Simons Town.
Your Cape Peninsular Tour commences with a scenic drive to Hout Bay via the spectacular Clifton Beach and vibey Camps Bay (maybe you can spot a celebrity or two at one of their side walk cafes!). At Hout Bay Harbour, which is a quaint fishing village, you have the option to board a boat and view the Cape Fur Seals on Duiker Island. Another option which is great for the kids is to visit the World of Birds which is a sanctuary to all sorts of mammals, birds and reptiles. The Cape Peninsular Tour offers you many options of things to do. Should you not choose to visit the Seals or the World of Birds, you could visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
Kirstenbosch is nestled on the Slopes of Table Mountain and is world renown for being the most beautiful garden in Africa. Kirstenbosch covers 6 different Biomes and offers a huge variety of our highly prized Cape Flora, which is unique to the Cape and known as Fynboss. Kirstenbosch also has an amazing collection of Cycads, which is an excellent show case for a collection of dinosaur sculptures. The Canopy walk is great fun for old and young alike!
On the other hand you may wish to spend time at Groot Constantia soaking up the lovely views, and fascinating history and tasting some of Constantia’s finest wines. Groot Constantia also offer a chocolate and wine pairing experience.
The Cape Peninsular Tour is truly enhanced by Chapmans Peak drive which offers the most mind blowing and breath catching views. We Generally pop in at the Ostrich Farm to feed these fascinating birds and learn a little about them. No Cape Peninsular Tour is complete without a visit to the Cape of Good Hope (Africa’s most South Westerly tip). This is the spot which Bartholomeus Diaz found so elusive but eventually managed land at after many months at sea and battling the angry seas around the Cape of Storms! At Cape Point you have the option of taking the Funicular or walking up to the Lighthouse and learn how that particular light house was no good to sailors as it was mostly covered by cloud in bad weather. This necessitated the building of another lighthouse much lower than the original one. We normally enjoy lunch at the Two Oceans Restaurant which offers great views of False Bay and pretty good cuisine!
The areas of Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope offer the possibility of a bit of game spotting. The Baboons can provide quite a bit of entertainment and it is fascinating to see Ostrich, Red Hartebees, Eland, Tortoises, Lizards and occasionally (not often) a snake in their natural environment.
We then drive along False Bay and visit the Penguins at Boulders Beach. Here, on this pristine beach, nestled amongst the huge Granite Boulders is a colony of around 2 000 endangered African Penguins. They were previously known as the ‘Jack Ass’ Penguin because of their donkey like bray, but have recently been renamed to the more politically correct African Penguin.
If it is a lovely day, I often suggest to my visitors that they bring their bathing costumes along, so that we can enjoy a swim at Boulders Beach or elsewhere on the False Bay side of the Peninsular. At Boulders, you may be lucky enough to swim amongst the Penguins.
One of the very popular stops on the Cape Peninsular Tour is at Jubilee Square in Simons Town looking out at the South African Naval base and the yachts moored at the Yacht Club. Here you will hear all about a wily old sea dog called “Just Nuisance”, a rather large Great Dane who was loved by the young sailors during World War II and became the main character of South Africa’s first TV Series back in the 70’s.
Time permitting we can pop in to Gem World in Simons Town where we see how semi-precious stones are processed from their raw state to beautiful jewellery and ornaments. At certain times whilst on the Cape Peninsular Tour,(August to November) you may be lucky enough to spot Southern Right Whales in the bay, when they come to this part of the world to mate and calve.
Another option offered on the Cape Peninsular Tour would be a wine tasting at one of the lovely award winning Wine Farms in the Constantia Wine Growing Valley. Steenberg is one such farm with a fascinating history dating back to 1682 when it was granted to a lady by the name of Catharina, who seemed to have better luck farming than keeping her husbands in the land of the living! Groot Constantia offers a really good Cellar Tour, so that too is an option!
This day tour truly highlights the splendours of the Cape Peninsula. The Whole family will just love it!
There are all sorts of lunch options which will be discussed with you before departure. You can enjoy a lovely seafood meal at one of the coastal restaurants or have a picnic of the best fish & chips in the Cape from Kalkies in Kalk Bay.
Drop me a mail and we can discuss which of the options suite you best and come up with a fantastic Peninsular Tour just for you!
To allow for maximum flexibility, the tariff includes:
- the use of the vehicle
- driver/guide for around 8 to 9 hours
- toll fees
- fuel and refreshments on board the vehicle
All entrance fees are excluded.
Whilst lunch, entrance fees and gratuities are not included in the prices, they can be included on request.
All prices are subject to change.
50% deposit via Master or Visa Card will secure your day with Cape Splendour.
Collection will be around 09h00 and return around 17h30, but we do it at your pace so times may vary according to your preference, the day is yours.
The 7 seater luxury air-conditioned vehicle will be stocked with water and be driven with your comfort and safety in mind. Join us for an unforgettable tour!
Cancellation up to 30 days prior to commencement of tour, no penalty
Cancellation between 30 and 8 days prior to the commencement of the tour there is a 50% penalty.
Cancellation between 7 and 0 days prior to the commencement of the tour there is a 100% penalty.