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Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve

Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve

The Basics

Several tour options are available from Cape Town—half- or full-day and private or group. Tours typically take you along the winding cliffside roads of Chapman’s Peak Drive and stop at Cape Peninsula towns such as Hout Bay and Simon's Town on the way. Many tours also offer the option of visiting the adorable penguin colony at Boulders Beach.

Some guided tours include time to hike or take the funicular up to the cape’s scenic lighthouse, while full-day tours often involve another area activity such as Stellenbosch wine-tasting or a visit to Robben Island. Private tours offer the most flexibility.

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Cape of Good Hope & Penguins Small Group Tour from Cape Town
Cape of Good Hope & Penguins Small Group Tour from Cape Town
$48.38 per adult
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Fun and amazing guides
The guides Armand and Loyd were very fantastic. They really took care of us and showed us everything and explained everything in details. Very friendly and fun guides. This tour was great with a lot of laughter. Thank you very much!!!
Dilek_G, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Cape Town

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Fantastic tour director!
Nancy_H, Oct 2021
Cape of Good Hope-Cape Point & Penguins Private Tour from Cape Town
Abraham was great. Very knowledgeable, and kind. He explained everything in great detail and was really good about answering our questions. We throughly enjoyed him as our guide.
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The BEST way to see Cape Town! Amazing!
Melanie_W, Oct 2021
Cape of Good Hope & Penguins Small Group Tour from Cape Town
The most memorable part of this tour was our guide, Ruben! He was absolutely fantastic! Ruben was so knowledgeable about the history of the country and the culture. It was truly an enriching experience. This tour is the best way to see the most amazing views of Cape Town! It was very well organized, never felt rushed. I honestly wish we would have done this our first day in Cape Town. You will not be disappointed if you book this tour, request Ruben as a guide!
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Great natural beauty, Greatest time in Cape Town surroundings!
HugoEnrique_P, Oct 2021
Cape of Good Hope & Penguins Small Group Tour from Cape Town
Armand, our guide, was very knowledgeable and patient with all our questions. Careful driving and funny, too. Could not recommend to take this beautiful tour with Armand. Thanks for a great experience!!!
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ALSN_R, Sep 2021
Cape of Good Hope and Penguins Full-Day Tour From Cape Town
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Amazing way to kick off a trip
Carlos_D, Sep 2021
Cape of Good Hope-Cape Point & Penguins Private Tour from Cape Town
Great experience. Barnabas was an incredible guide. Very recommended. Made the experience memorable for us
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Awesome Experience 👌
Kenneth_O, Sep 2021
Cape of Good Hope and Penguins Full-Day Tour From Cape Town
Spectacular landscapes. The wildlife was awesome. The experience was made even better by our knowledgeable tour guide who kept us entertained all along the way.
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Awesome tour
Larry_B, Sep 2021
Private Tour to Cape of Good Hope Cape Point Penguin Kirstenbosch from Cape Town
This had to be one of the best tour's we’ve ever taken. Cape of good hope, penguins and baboons, doesn’t get any better. Thank you!!
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Ruben is GEM and fantastic person!
Tsetan_D, Sep 2021
Cape of Good Hope & Penguins Small Group Tour from Cape Town
Ruben was a fantastic tour guide. Not only he provided excellent customer service but he was also very knowledgeable. More importantly, we felt like we had a family trip yesterday and he has far exceeded our expectations. This guy is a gem and I have never seen anyone like him in my last 10 years of travelling. I highly recommend him and many thanks to Ruben for creating a lasting memory.
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Fantastic experience with Ray.
Erika_L, Aug 2021
Cape Of Good Hope and Penguins Full Day Small Group Tour from Cape Town
Ray was amazing. He was kind, knowledgable, informative, flexible- a fantastic tour guide and I'd recommend him to anyone!
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Great Experience!
Charli_B, Jul 2021
Cape of Good Hope and Penguins Full-Day Tour (Guided from Cape Town)
Our tour with Barnabas was the highlight of our time in Cape Town. We happened to be the only two on the tour so we got to ask all the questions we wanted and Barnabas was able to tailor the tour to us a bit more than usual. The tour itself was very comprehensive! Beautiful drive along Chapman's Peak, adequate time at all if the stops, and some great photos to capture the memories. Thanks, Barnabas!
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Great way to see a lot
Meghan_S, Sep 2021
Cape of Good Hope & Penguins Small Group Tour from Cape Town
This tour is great. It is mostly driving and takes you to a lot of the Cape Town must see spots. Our guide was great and the experience was solid! Thanks!
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Fantastic tour
alice_m, Sep 2021
Cape of Good Hope-Cape Point & Penguins Private Tour from Cape Town
We took the private tour and Barnabas was more than accommodating. He taylored our experience to address all our desires. He was prompt, knowledgeable, and VERY good at taking pics of my husband and I. Felt like we were enjoying our day with a friend nit just a tour guide. Thank you Barnabas and Viator! Two thumbs up!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Not all tours include the entrance fee to Cape Point, so it’s best to check before you book.

  • Many facilities, including the funicular, restaurant, and restrooms, are wheelchair accessible.

  • Stairs lead to the lighthouse, making it inaccessible for wheelchair users.

  • Cape Point offers a free, GPS-enabled audio tour that provides background information about your specific location.

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How to Get There

There’s no public transportation to the cape. If you have a car, it will take you just over an hour to drive from Cape Town to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. A taxi from Cape Town is quite affordable, especially if sharing, but you will have to pay for your driver’s entrance fee as well and the parking lot is located 9 miles (15 kilometers) from the gate. Skip the hassle by booking a guided tour.

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When to Get There

Although it can get chilly in the southern hemisphere’s winter months (June to September), there are few bad times to visit as long as you dress for the chill. December, January, and February are, however, the best times to visit thanks to their long, sunny days with very little rain.

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Most Southwestern Point of Africa

It was long believed that the Cape of Good Hope was the southernmost point of the African continent. That title actually belongs to Cape Agulhas, also located in South Africa...but about 90 miles (150 kilometers) southeast. When this point was established, the South African government was unfazed, changing the sign at the site to instead read “The Most Southwestern Point of the African Continent.”

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Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve