City Sightseeing’s Cape Point & Penguin Explorer Tour is back from March 2021. The Cape Point Explorer will run from March 2021 on Thursday and Saturday and will increase its trips in  October 2021 to Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

About the tour

The Cape Point Explorer Tour is a guided day tour to Cape Point operated by City Sightseeing South Africa. You will explore this spectacular nature reserve, with a stop at Boulders Beach, home to a colony of African penguins. This eight-hour tour is a must-see for visitors and locals.

The Cape Point Explorer leaves Cape Town in the morning, departing from Stop 1 at the V&A Waterfront or Stop 5 in Long Street. It starts with a scenic drive to Boulders Beach, through Muizenberg and Fish Hoek.

After visiting the penguins, you head to Cape Point, where you can enjoy a bite to eat before exploring further. The Cape Point Nature Reserve offers some of the most breathtaking mountain and ocean scenery in the world. Using the Flying Dutchman funicular to the viewing point below the lighthouse, you can admire the views across False Bay. There is an optional 40 minute hike from Cape Point to the Cape of Good Hope. At Cape Point, you can also follow the footsteps of early Portuguese explorers Vasco Da Gama and Bartolomeu Dias, and enjoy a number of short walking trails leading to beautiful beaches and viewpoints.

After a day spent exploring, you can enjoy the coastal drive back to Cape Town via Scarborough and Kommetjie, with spectacular views from the Ou Kaapse Weg mountain pass.

Ticket prices

When buying online: R759 for adults (12 and up) and R399 for children aged two to 11, including entrance to the Cape Point Nature Reserve and a live guided tour in English.

When buying online for Cape Point EXCLUDING Park fee: R439 for adults and R240 children.

Entrance fee to Cape Point must be paid on the day of travel by cash or card. R 85 per adult applicable to South African Citizens with valid ID.

Excluded: Lunch, entrance to Boulders Beach and the cost of the Flying Dutchman funicular (if required) at Cape Point.