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Private: Sightseeing Tour of the Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Penguin Colony
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Private: Sightseeing Tour of the Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Penguin Colony

By Cape Archives Tours
Recommended by 100% of travellers
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₹8,710.36
per adult (price varies by group size)
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₹8,710.36
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 0-90
Duration: 6–9 hours
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Portuguese, English, French


  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Fuel surcharge
What's not included
  • Food and snacks is at own cost
  • Gratuities
  • All entrance fees into national parks and boat trip fee to seal Island
  • Entry/Admission - Duiker Island
  • Entry/Admission - Noordhoek Farm Village
  • Entry/Admission - Cape Point Nature Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Boulders Beach Penguin Colony


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Kindly wait at reception for your pick up
  • Airports:
  • Cape Town Intl Airport, Cape Town Central South Africa
  • Ports:
  • Cape town cruise terminals
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 88021P3

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Private: Sightseeing Tour of the Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Penguin Colony?
How much is Private: Sightseeing Tour of the Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Penguin Colony?
Private: Sightseeing Tour of the Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Penguin Colony price starts from ₹ 8,808.56. Discover and book Private: Sightseeing Tour of the Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Penguin Colony on Tripadvisor
What is the Private: Sightseeing Tour of the Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Penguin Colony cancellation policy?
Private: Sightseeing Tour of the Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Penguin Colony cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Private: Sightseeing Tour of the Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Penguin Colony on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Private: Sightseeing Tour of the Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Penguin Colony?
Private: Sightseeing Tour of the Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Penguin Colony is hosted by Cape Archives Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Cape Archives Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Private: Sightseeing Tour of the Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Penguin Colony on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 88021P3

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Bo-kaap
    Stop: 30 minutes
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    Pass by
    Bantry Bay
    Clifton
  • 2
    Camp's Bay Beach
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    Twelve Apostles
    Hout Bay
  • 3
    Duiker Island
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 4
    Chapmans Peak Drive
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 5
    Noordhoek Farm Village
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Pass by
    Cape Point Ostrich Farm
  • 6
    Cape Point Nature Reserve
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
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  • 7
    Cape of Good Hope
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 8
    Old Cape Point Lighthouse
    Stop: 40 minutes
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  • 9
    Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Pass by
    Simon's Town
    Kalk Bay
    Muizenberg Beach
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

RoopeH9
RoopeH9
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Fantastic!
We think that our guide Rodney did much of our experience. Really friendly, funny and took us to great places. Than
grnrambler
grnrambler
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Great day trip!
Great day tour! Guide was great and we got alot of sightseeing in. Saw penguins and went on the boat to seal island
habzi
habzi
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A must do!
Such a nice experience! The wind was blowing, dress yourself appropriately, you never know with the weather…. We di
emunah21
emunah21
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Cape Town Trip
It was an unforgettable experience! We went in a comfortable van with 6 people. Our guide took us to incredible pl
mcadamwj
mcadamwj
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First Class Tour
Great tour and great value for money, our driver and guide Rodney was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about hi
Tanner L
Tanner L
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Great Tour Experience with Rodney!
Great trip, saw all the sights and great descriptions by Rodney. Even though I was dealing with some lingering food
jpjones0124
jpjones0124
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Simply Amazing. Cape Town has won me over.
When touring, your guide means everything. Rodney made our tour fun, informative and simply unforgettable. I could
Alan O
Alan O
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Have fun
Rodney our driver wase excellent. He was not only informative but funny as well. Could not have had a better trio t
1993lisl
1993lisl
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Nice experience
Our driver and guide Danson was very well prepared and kind. He had a big knowledge about almost everything! The tr
Ellen E
Ellen E
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Great tour with the best tour guide!
Amazing tour. We really enjoyed this tour. The best part was our wonderful tour guide Danson, who told us so much a
yellowm72
yellowm72
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Superb!
An excellent day out! Would recommend to anyone staying in Cape Town. A knowledgeable and amusing guide and beautif
Bob K
Bob K
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Wonderful tour around the Cape with Danson and Cape Archive Tours!
Wow! What a great day we just finished. Danson our guide did a fantastic job making sure we had a great time. He is
andr_segidiok
andr_segidiok
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Worths every cent!!!!
We had an amazing day, we laughed, learned and get to know more about SA. Thank you Rodney, you are a great guide.
chuckgeezy
chuckgeezy
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Ask for Danson
This trip was packed of fun things to do along the coast to the Cape of Good Hope. Danson is an outstanding guide w
JRB2904
JRB2904
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Excellent and friendly service throughout
We actually used this company for two full days - day one was for Robben Island and Kirstenbosch Gardens, and the s
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DePere
De Pere, WI463 contributions
Sep 2022
We booked a private tour to the Cape of Good Hope via Cape Archives Tour. Felix was a superb guide and we were extremely pleased with our 9-hour excursion.

We chose the earliest possible start time of 8 A.M. and Felix arrived early and we were on the road before 8:00. The car was very comfortable, plenty of room for camera equipment, backpacks, and any other paraphernalia that you may have. I modified the itinerary on the company’s website and informed Felix that we wanted to skip the Cape Town portion, skip breakfast, and spend the entire day at: Chapman’s Peak Drive, Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point and the Penguin Colony at Boulder’s Beach.

In hindsight, I would not change a thing. Felix graciously accommodated all of our request to stop along the way. We arrived at the Cape of Good Hope, and were the only individuals at the famous sign. (Felix does a nice job with the camera also). At the Cape we saw ostriches next to the road and Felix pointed out elands, and seals that we would have missed without his guidance.

At pickup, I had expressed, our interest in walking the trail from Cape of Good Hope to Cape Point. The hike is suppose to take 45 minutes but I am sure we took much longer as we stopped frequently to take photos, explored the spurs that led to scenic outlooks, and walked down the stairs to Dias Beach.

When we arrived at Cape Point, Felix was waiting for us (perhaps a little concern with the time we took). He supplied us with more water, and we then walked up, and I mean up, to the lighthouse.

Since we had skipped breakfast, we asked if there was a nearby place to have lunch. No problem. On the way to Boulder’s Beach he stopped at Simons Town and we ate at Saveur.

At the Penguin colony, Felix was able to bypass the admission lines, and escorted us a short distance into the park, before leaving us to stay as long as we wanted.

Upon conclusion of our tour, Felix graciously accommodated our request to stop at a grocery store so we could pick up a few items.

There are others ways to explore this area, such as bus, or small groups, or rental car but for us, this tour was a perfect fit.
Written 3 October 2022
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paulineseven4
Dear Roy, Thank you for sharing your experience with us and for a great recommendation, we are very pleased to learn of how great your day was with Felix, we are very fortunate to have him in our team, we count ourselves lucky for guest like you. We hope to see you again Enjoy your future travels!
Written 5 October 2022
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Nirali
Tampa, FL3 contributions
Felix was amazing!

Me husband and I are visiting from Florida for our honeymoon.

My husband and I spent the day with him yesterday touring around the Western Cape. We told Felix what we were interested in seeing and he took us around and gave us historical and cultural facts along the way. He was very friendly- it was very clear he has a great rapport with the locals.

In our day tour we saw Bo- Kapp, Chapmans peak, Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope, Boulder beach and had a tasting at Constantia wine.

He allowed us to spend time to ourselves at each location and also snapped some great photos of us. I would HIGHLY recommend.

Some of these places also had other tourists visit and I just really appreciated him giving us our own space yet teaching us about what we were seeing along the way vs what we saw with the other tours which was a big packed group with obnoxious microphones.

It was very personalized and overall an easy, comfortable experience. We love you Felix!
Written 8 April 2022
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TheCapeArchivesTeam
HI Angela What an incredible day you had with Felix! We are so over the moon for you! Felix is a good listener, is kind, extremely knowledgeable and as you put it, meets no stranger! We are very pleased that you had such a beautiful tour with him. Thank you for having chosen us to take care of your needs on one of your honeymoon days. We hope to see you again in future. Take care and congratulations on your union!
Written 12 April 2022
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Gavin B
New York City, NY2 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Renee was absolutely amazing and we would highly recommend spending a few extra dollars for the private guide experience. She was knowledgeable, polite, funny and all around a great person. The flexibility from being on a private tour was also essential too since we didn’t have to be locked into an fixed schedule with other travelers. The Western Cape is one of the hidden gems of the world in our opinion after taking this tour. Thanks again Renee!
Written 20 February 2020
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TheCapeArchivesTeam
Dear Brennan Gavin Thank you for rating us on tripadvisor and sharing a few tips to other travelers around the world.We always thrive to provide authentic experiences at the highest level and are well pleased that you had one with us and Rene your guide.Thank you again for recommending us on Tripadvisor. Enjoy all of your future travels!
Written 22 February 2020
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Matt R
1 contribution
May 2022
If you are visiting Cape Town and want to see it all but not sure where to start, The Cape Archives Team is the place/people to go to. They offer full day private tours (and not just in Cape Town). Our tour guide Danson was phenomenal! He made sure we got to see and do as much as possible, even when our weather was not all sun. His knowledge and expertise made the trip so engaging and interesting! Very personable and constantly checking in to see if we needed anything or wanted to adjust the route. Also was our personal photographer , and a great one at that! If we were to do this day trip alone, we would have been lost and missed so many aspects! A must do to get the best experience possible!! Thank you again!!
Written 24 May 2022
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paulineseven4
Dear Matthew, We appreciate you for taking the time out sharing your experience with us, we are very glad you had a wonderful day with Danson , he is a gem we must agree😊, we count ourselves lucky for guest like you, Thank you for having chosen us to be part of your beautiful trip, enjoy your future travels-:)
Written 9 June 2022
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Melinda A
London, UK1,971 contributions
We did the Cape Peninsula tour with Rodney and he was brilliant! He arrived well on time and even though we were running a bit late he was very gracious, friendly and accommodating, and considerate to my elderly parents who were on the tour with us.

Rodney was very knowledgeable about Cape Town and it’s history and it was very interesting hearing about how a lot of things came to be in cape town and get a glimpse of the future. He was full of interesting facts about the sites, towns and even the animals we saw along the way.

Rodney quickly felt like part of the family and we had a great time with him. He even had the teenagers interested in all that we were doing.
Rodney also went out of his way to help us with other issues unrelated to the tour, diverted to a mall for us when we expressed an interest in shopping for something and the day after the tour (today) he assisted us in finding transport to the airport when we couldn’t get an Uber due to the Uber strike, which was very challenging as we were travelling in a group of 9!
He is an asset to the company and we cannot wait to return to Cape Town and do more tours with the company and hopefully with Rodney!

The company is great. Communication right from the start was excellent and great value for money.
Written 17 August 2022
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paulineseven4
Dear Melinda Austin, What an amazing day you had with Rodney!, We couldn't be more happier that Rodney could go out with you on this day. He is one of our most experienced guides, we are very lucky to have him in our team. We were very pleased to learn of how he assisted you in finding transport to the airport, we are very glad that he could help. Your satisfaction is our priority and as affirmed by your review, we pride ourselves on our exceptional service. We hope to see you again!
Written 28 August 2022
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Steve
2 contributions
What an amazing day ! I still can’t believe how much we managed to see in just one day. Not only did we see so many beautiful and stunning places we also learned so much too - about the sights we were visiting, about the history and culture of South Africa and so much more. This perfect day was down to our amazing guide Kevin. He was truly outstanding in every way. He was accommodating, charming and a real expert willing and able to answer all of our questions. Thank you Kevin for making our tour so enjoyable and indeed the highlight of our holiday in South Africa. What a way to spend the last day of 2022! Thank you !!
Written 1 January 2023
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Tanytan004
Dear Valued Guest It's only our pleasure (Kevin included) to know that you were presented with an amazing tour. Cape Town just like many other places in South Africa has very rich history that adds on to the beauty of the sites. We are glad you had Kevin as your guide as is one of our best guides. He knows what his talking about and has a great personality. We are so happy that you enjoyed your last day of 2022 Thank you for your kind review and choosing to travel with us. Safe travels, hope to hear from you soon and happy new year:)
Written 9 January 2023
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scott s
San Jose, CA4 contributions
Jun 2022
We had a fine day. Danson was early, and was prepared for everything. He is quite knowledgeable, and a good listener. We finished at an alternate site for a concert, and he ensured we returned to our original destination after it.

We did miss the duiker ferry, but we saw seals at Hout Bay, anyway. One attacked my wife—never would’ve happened on a ferry. Unforgettable. And, oh, she’s fine.

For an American, a guide such as Danson is far superior to a manual transmission, British car rental, and driving on the left, with all that hassle, to all these different venues. We thought about doing this, but are glad we didn’t.
Written 18 June 2022
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paulineseven4
Dear valued guest Thank you for this review, we are very sorry to learn of the accident that happened to your wife, we are happy that she is ok. Thank you for recommending this tour and for giving us feedback on how knowledgeable Danson was on this trip, we are very fortunate to have him in our group. Enjoy your future travels-:)
Written 9 July 2022
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Joannie
Salisbury, MA6 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Our guide, Danny was excellent. He was a wealth of knowledge on the history, geology, flora, and fauna of the Cape and provided us with lots of great info. He tailored the tour to our interests giving us more time with the penguins and even suggested a magnificent hike up to the Cape Point lighthouse and then down to the Cape of Good Hope beach—an exhilarating challenge and great way to end our tour. It was amazing how much we fit in our day without ever feeling rushed. Fantastic trip.
Written 7 October 2022
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paulineseven4
Dear Joan Thank you for taking your time to leave us such a beautiful review. We are very happy to hear that you had an amazing day with Danson, he is one of our most experienced guides, we were very glad that he could go out with you on this day. Thank you for having chosen us to be part of your beautiful trip. We hope to see you again!
Written 14 October 2022
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Pol Mestre
Reus, Spain1 contribution
Our guide was Seraphin. He was on time at the hotel door waiting for us, he was really friendly and had a big knowledge about the area, history… He could explain us lots of things about every stop that we make on the tour. He was also a good photographer! The car was really confortable and clean. Great experience that I would highly recommend!
Written 15 August 2022
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TheCapeArchivesTeam
Dear Valued guest We note with great joy what such a great experience you had on this tour through Seraphine your guide on the day. We take great pride in his efforts and are very happy that as always, he was again able to make sure that you enjoy this tour in the best way possible. Thank you for writing us a review and also for recommending us to others Enjoy all of your future travels!
Written 24 August 2022
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Jimandjennifer14
Sacramento, CA2 contributions
Oct 2022
Our driver was prompt, friendly, and very knowledgeable. He was also flexible, which we appreciated as we had some things we wanted to see and others not so much. He even showed us how to get to Bo Kaap by walking from our hotel. All in all, we would recommend this day trip.
Written 4 November 2022
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paulineseven4
Dear Valued guest, Thank you for a great recommendation, we are very pleased to hear about how beautiful your trip was, thank you for having trusted our services, we hope to see you again! Enjoy your future travels-:)
Written 23 November 2022
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