Project Description

Tour Description

Today we will enjoy our breath-taking Cape Peninsula along with an amazing SUP (stand up paddle) experience (weather dependent) along either coastline. Get up close and personal with some of the Western Capes rough and untouched nature. Venture into the ocean at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony to view our little friends from up close and take in the beauty of the Cape from the water.


  • The breathtaking views of Clifton and Camps Bay as we head down the Cape Peninsula.
  • Take a boat ride to Seal Island from Mariner’s Wharf (own account)
  • A scenic drive along the world famous Chapman’s Peak Drive. (if open)
  • Visit Simon’s Town and the African Penguins at the Boulders Penguin Colony.
  • The Cape Point Nature Reserve and view the tip of Africa.
  • Venture to the Cape of Good Hope.
  • End the day off at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (time permitting and own account)
  • Stand Up Paddle experience


Our journey to the Cape Peninsula takes us along the scenic Atlantic seaboard, passing the pristine soft white sand beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, with the 12 Apostles rising above the chilly blue Atlantic Ocean below. There is no doubt the coast of the Cape Peninsula offers magnificent scenery with its great biodiversity.

We arrive at the quaint fishing village of Hout Bay with its imposing Sentinel. A chance to enjoy a boat ride out to Seal Island (own account) or shop for souvenirs at the craft market on the quayside.

Our tour continues over Chapman’s Peak which offers amazing photo opportunities, and onto the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, a great example of how the land once was many hundreds of years ago in its virgin state of Cape Fynbos. If lucky you may spot some small buck, numerous birds, the Cape Mountain Zebra, Eland and of course the mischievous baboons. Enjoy lunch (own account) at a restaurant overlooking False Bay. Take the funicular (own account) or the footpath for a 10 minute walk up to the old Cape Point lighthouse to see the “meeting” of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

We visit Boulders Penguin Colony before passing through Simons Town and time permitting to our last stop of the day at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (own account). With the sun setting over the tall peaks of Table Mountain the last rays sparkle on the trees and flowers, and offer a fitting end to a day filled with all the Cape has to offer.

Somewhere during this fantastic day your guide will take out the Stand Up Paddleboards and you will have the chance to explore the coastline from the water. You can either SUP at one of the amazingly beautiful and secluded beaches or even come up close to the African Penguins at Boulders Beach. Should the sea be a little too bumpy, your guide will take you to the safe and calm waters of the V&A Waterfront canals or one of the Peninsula’s many picturesque fishing harbours.

Please Note: 
The Private Cape Peninsula Tour is not available on the 10th March 2019 due to the Cape Town Cycle Tour.
The Private Cape Peninsula Tour is not available on the 20 April 2019 due to the Two Oceans Marathon.

Tour Details

  • Departure dates: Daily
  • Pick up: ± 08h15…totally flexible to your time
  • Drop off: ± 18h00
  • Duration of tour: Full day tour
  • Pax: 2 – 12 persons
  • Vehicle: Luxury minivan or similar
  • Languages available: English
  • 2019 Rates:
    1 adult @ R 4 300 pp
    2 adults @ R 2 450 pp
    3 adults @ R 1 850 pp
    4 adults @ R 1 650 pp
    5-8 adults @ R 1 400 pp
    9-13 adults @ R 1 300 pp
    (valid until 31/10/2019)
  • Rate – children under 12 years R 300 pp
  • SUP experience @ R 500 pp extra and payable to the guide on the day, see note below.

Please note: As the SUP experience is a weather dependent activity, please go ahead and book the Private Cape Peninsula tour via “Book Now Webtickets” link below and once we confirm in writing, then advise your desire to add the SUP experience to your tour.

Included: Cape Point and Boulders entrances, Chapman’s Peak toll.

Excluded: Lunch, Seal Island Boat Cruise @+/- R 80 – R 90 pp, Cape Point Funicular @ R 65 pp, Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden @ R 70 pp



What Clients’ Say

We really appreciate our clients feedback on their African Blue experience as we are constantly striving to improve our service levels and selection of tour and safari experiences.

“Brilliant , highly recommended! ”
5 of 5 stars
Reviewed 15 July 2016

We booked this before we left on holiday and I would highly recommend it.We were two families of four adults and two 15yr old girls.
We are hiring a car tomorrow to travel down the garden route but for out time in Capetown we chose to get a tour.
Matt our guide was very prompt and collected ua as arranged at 08.30.The day was misty so he suggested changing the tour a bit so the mist wouldn’t affect our viewing. He was very courteous at all times and had the ability to move us on when needed without us ever feeling rushed.His knowledge of the history and geography was unbelievable. He was very sensitive to all the communities we passed through.
We had wine tasting , loved Simon Sig and had to buy some wine and bubbles! We went to Boulder to see penguins! Simonstown, Muizenburgh, Cape point for lunch, Hout Bay. It was amazing so much to see and do. Matt was brilliant and I would recommend this company to anyone planning a trip here. We also managed to see Baboons and a very large elk!

Caitriona H
“Amazing & fun Cape Peninsula tour”
5 of 5 stars
Reviewed 13 November 2014
We had such a fun day exploring the Cape Peninsula with our guide, Duncan! It was our fist time to Cape Town, and we were celebrating our honeymoon—so we ended up going with a full-day private tour and loved the more personalized experience. Duncan was super knowledgable about everything, and had a particularly good eye for spotting wildlife. And he was really fun to spend the day with, too! He knew lots of little side stories and anecdotes about each place we went, and was really nice about stopping for pictures and taking photos of my husband and I in each place. Since we did the private tour we were able to spend a little extra time in the areas that most interested us—like swimming with the penguins at Boulder beach! Definitely a highlight of the day! Duncan shared a lot of fun local facts and recommendations that we used the rest of our time in Cape Town, too. Would absolutely recommend African Blue for a really thorough and fun way to see ALOT of the Cape in just one day! It was awesome!
jeanine202, New York City, New York