Half-Day Cape Peninsula Tour From Cape Town

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:30am or 1:15pm , Tour departure time reconfirmation is required directly with the supplier, refer to voucher for details.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point or V&A Waterfront
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Experience the 9km drive and 114 curves of one of the world's most majestic and scenic drives - Chapman's Peak. Hop off at one of the many picnic spots where you can take photographs and enjoy the breathtaking views of the rugged cliffs, the ocean, the beaches (and perhaps) whales and dolphins!
See the magnificent sight of Cape Point's towering rock cliffs, the lighthouse which is situated 238m above sea level, over 250 species of birdlife, bucks, baboons and the Cape Mountain Zebra
Explore the Cape of Good Hope, a world-famous landmark, and monuments in honour of Vasco da Gama and Bartolomeu Dias - two of the world's most famous explorers
Visit the Jackass penguins at Boulders Beach, which has grown rapidly since only two Jackass penguins settled in Boulders Beach that arrived from Dyer Island, close to Gansbaai.

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Watch the stunning twelve apostels of Cape Town
Enjoey the view on the pristine white Clifton beaches
See the famous hout bay before entering on the chapmans peak drive
Enjoy the drive on one of the most beautiful streets on earth
Explore the Cape of Good Hope and the Cape Point in this beautiful and unique nature reserve
Watch the fisher village
Watch the penguin colony of Boulders beach (optional)

Itinerary:


Watch the stunning twelve apostels of Cape Town
Enjoey the view on the pristine white Clifton beaches
See the famous hout bay before entering on the chapmans peak drive
Enjoy the drive on one of the most beautiful streets on earth
Explore the Cape of Good Hope and the Cape Point in this beautiful and unique nature reserve
Watch the fisher village
Watch the penguin colony of Boulders beach (optional)

Inclusions

  • Transport
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Driver/guide

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller

Public transportation options are available nearby

Infants are required to sit on an adults lap

Specialized infant seats are available

Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Traveler Reviews

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  • 23-Aug-2023

    Wish I coul dgive this comnay a rating of zero. Lost 40 minutes at the final hotel pickup point in the morning while the driver/guide argued with two parking inspectors. The debacle was only resolved after the intervention of two police officers. The site descriptions were incoherent and often involved religious metaphors. The driver informed guests a couple of times he was feeling ill. The instructions at different sites regarding meeting places and times were unclear and confusing. The mini-van was jam packed, hot, stuffy and uncomfortable. Despite a sense that we were being rushed everywhere, we got back to Cape Town three hours later than the advertised schedule time and subsequently missed planned visits to other sites. A problem exacerbated by the return driver agreeing to other returning guests requests to drop them to other tourist sites rather than their designated hotel destinations. Pulling the bus over on the side of the road to pay the outbound driver/guide directly for the tour and pay him for entry to sites like the Penguins at Boulder beach made us feel uncomfortable - especially when the driver openly stated that he'd be keeping the change as "part of his tip". Consider using ANY day trip company other than African Eagle. A dreadful experience.

  • 03-Apr-2023

    Tour muito interessante e bonita porém o nosso guia atrasou-se para ir buscar-nos e por isso estragou a excursão inteira, quase não paramos nos lugares que dizia na brochura, os poucos lugares que paramos era sempre temos muito pouco tempo 5min e vamos embora estamos muito atrasados. Quando chegamos ao Cabo da Boa Esperança descemos do carro ele tirou uma foto e fomos logo para porque mais uma vez estávamos “atrasados”, chegamos ao farol não aproveitamos absolutamente nada tivemos de descer logo porque ele tinha outra tour. Tivemos de dizer a ele algumas vezes para abrandar porque estava a ir com excesso de velocidade. Sem contar que passou a viagem inteira a pedir-nos gorgetas. O nome do guia é Michael Ângelo.

  • 16-Nov-2022

    Did a private half-day Cape Peninsula tour and picked up right on time at the hotel. Our driver, Reginald, was really knowledgeable and gave us lots of information as we were driving throughout the day. We went to Cape Point well before the tour buses and was really quiet so great to take pictures, look around etc. Boulders Beach and the penguins was our second stop and we never felt rushed at all spending around 40 minutes there. Finally we came back through Chapmans Peak Drive and had a number of stops for photos and views at Noordhoek Beach & Hout Bay and we never felt rushed at all. We arrived back at the hotel 30 minutes after our drop off time but no complaints from the driver or mention of being late. Really enjoyed the private tour and would recommend ... ask for Reginald !

  • 30-Jul-2022

    Unclear how AE manages their staff but there are some tour guides that should not be drivers. Our driver/guide, was surly at best, filled of complaints about other drivers on the road while driving erratically. My travel agent had warned that the tour itself might feel rushed, but I was hopeful. Now, I think I would’ve had a better experience on a hop on hop off bus for the ‘limited’ time (10-15 min) we had at each location. As an example, I only had a 15-min window to walk down to the pier to check out the Penguins, and I never made it to the lighthouse. There were five other patrons and for whatever reason their entry fees were not pre-paid so the driver ended up waiting in the queue, and was very upset about it. The redeeming moment — when our driver handed us off to another driver, Abdul, who so kindly brought us to the ocean to dip our feet.

  • 29-Dec-2019

    We booked this tour through our hotel and what a disappointment it has been...The tour guide arrived an hour late with no explanation and no apology. We were instead told that we would have to push hard to get through the itinerary so we could finish on time - even though we started late due to his late arrival. Majority of the places on the itinerary were not actual stops - we just drove past them, with no real opportunity to even take photos. At some point we were told we had to pay cash for some fees- nothing of this was mentioned beforehand and we could have easily turned up without cash. Spent an hour in the queue to get into Cape Point...which my gut feel tells me we may have avoided if we’d turned up earlier as we were meant to in the first place. Worst and most important of all, we had a driver and tour guide but the tour guide might as well have stayed home - apart from mentioning names of places, he had little else to add. No stories, no anecdotes, nothing. Where he did make comments in a bid to be funny, they were somewhat inappropriate. Overall frustrating and disappointing.

  • 24-Oct-2019

    We got picked up on time by our guide with 6 other people in total. The Route we took allowed us to see the twelve apostels and the different beaches. On request we did 2 stops to make some photos. We saw ostrichs at the Cape Point and the penguins as described. I could definitely stayed longer at these beautiful places but we didnt had that much time in Capetown and thats why we have chosen the half-day tour which was perfect for us. Thank you!

  • 09-Jul-2019

    We took private tour with Basil Brown. Perfect guide with deep knowledge and love to his country and history and actual situation. Thank you so much for making our trip unforgettable. Basil's love to South Africa inspired us. We can only recommend, good organisation worth every penny.

  • 24-Apr-2019

    After reading some reviews on African Eagle Day Tours and those about a particular guide bearing the name of a famous German dictator, we crossed our fingers and hoped we wouldn't get him... and of course we did get him. We waited in the morning for our guide to pick us up. We were on time and waited outside our apartment and as time went by but we started to worry about where our guide was... Suddenly he comes storming around the corner and tells us to hurry up and get to his car which we would have never seen cause it was parked on an entirely different street. He said he was rushing to get the other passengers and complained that the company gave him poor instructions and/or not enough time to pick everyone up. After we picked everyone up, it was basically a rush to get to all the different scenic spots in half a day. We agree, a full day would have been ideal but half a day was all we had. By the way, the half day tour packs in the same as the full day one - but since the company offered it then we thought ok it is possible to do. His driving was a bit reckless to start... but he explained it that a half day tour was virtually impossible so we had to rush. OK fine. We ran into some traffic/problems at a toll area and the guide acted extremely agitated to the toll booth guy and at the time wasted there which made me feel quite uncomfortable. At Cape Point, he gave us 30 minutes to climb all the way to the top, take pictures and come back down. He also basically said he would leave us behind if we go over the time. My husband and I are used to walking fast we bolted up there but we worried about the other passengers. Feeling threatened by the idea of getting left behind, some passengers did not get to enjoy the top of Cape Point. Another point, is that we didn't know about the city's loadshedding until we arrived in Cape Town - as in cutting electricity to parts of the city. That particular day as we were heading back into the city we were stuck in absolutely awful traffic not the tour's fault though. My husband and I ended up missing our lunch reservation which we had paid a deposit for. He said that he had only one hour to pick up another set of passengers and would have to hand us off to another vehicle... which was very worrying... In the end, that didn't happen. I would have chosen the full day tour and probably another tour company if we knew what we were getting ourselves into. Though we got to see every stop on this tour, it wasn't enough time to explore and relax. When the tour says "you get to drive through somewhere" you are literally driving past and you can't see anything and don't expect any commentary either. In fact, at each stop, they guide just let us out of the van and let us roam and told us to meet us back at that spot. He never once joined us or "guided" us. Also, African Eagle Day Tours probably needs to rethink their tour schedules.. it's simply not enough time for the drivers (the guide seemed very stressed), the passengers to enjoy their tour.. I also read another review about a passenger who had paid but the guide asked for money and threatened to leave them behind if they didn't pay... this happened to another couple on our tour too who had paid for the tour at their hotel. The guide didn't make any phone calls whatsoever to try to rectify the situation and instead made the couple pay again and then the couple had to go back to the hotel to ask for a refund... and last but not least... please hire better guides.. he was rude, he complained about the company, complained about things that were out of his control, he was threatening, and yes he also made that Hitler joke at the beginning of the tour (as some other people have mentioned). Don't do the half day tour.

  • 08-Apr-2019

    We booked the short tour, as we had evening plans. Unfortunately, we were picked up an hour late (past the specific time for our hotel) and then the tour lasted 6 hours instead of 4, causing us to miss our evening plans.

  • 08-Apr-2019

    We booked the short tour, as we had evening plans. Unfortunately, we were picked up an hour late (past the specific time for our hotel) and then the tour lasted 6 hours instead of 4, causing us to miss our evening plans.

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