South Africa Bucketlist Day 4 – Cape Peninsula Day Tour

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The stunning Cape Peninsula will take your breath away in more ways than one. Visitors are delighted to experience dramatic landscapes, rolling waves, winding roads along the cape, and of course great opportunities to see South African wildlife up close.


With just two nights in Cape Town, our second day would be enjoyed on a Cape Peninsula day tour encompassing the entire day and making a number of stops along the way. You can choose to experience the Cape Peninsula on a self-guided day tour or by hiring a tour guide to navigate the winding streets for you and offer a running commentary along the way.

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Cape Peninsula Day Tour from Cape Town


The day started with an early pick-up time following a lavish breakfast at More Quarters Hotel in Cape Town. From Cape Town we drove along the Peninsula, stopping to take photos at the various lookout points along the way.

cape town road trip

After a few stops for photo opportunities and toilet breaks we reached the magnificent Cape Point Nature Reserve. Unfortunately on this day the weather did not permit photography, but it was great to visit and learn more of the history nonetheless.


From Cape Point we began the long journey back to Cape Town on the alternative side of the coast line and made a number of stops along the way. Given that it had now reached lunch time we stopped at a small seaside village named Simons Town for a light lunch and to thaw out given the rain had now settled in.


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Our next stop was to visit Boulders Beach – famous for being one of the most accessible spots in the world to view penguins up close.


The late afternoon would then be a fantastic time to visit Table Mountain if the weather permits, as Cape Town has some fantastic sunsets at this time of year (WOW visited during May). Unfortunately the clouds were too thick to venture up the mountain on this day but luck was on my side the day earlier when the weather was perfect conditions for Table Mountain. Given the temperamental weather conditions at this time of year, be sure to prepare for flexibility in your plans.
Β  boulders beach

World of Wanderlust was a guest to South Africa with the South African Tourism Board, however my opinion is as always, my own.

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    Kate Morgan
    May 30, 2014 at 2:20 am

    I love the cape peninsula. I really wasn’t expecting the spectacular views, on a good day you can see miles down to coast. The southern right whales and penguins just capped it off for me.

    Indianna Ellingsen
    May 15, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Hi Brooke!
    Absolutely love your posts, especially your recent ones on Africa!
    Just wondering who you did this cape peninsula day tour through as it is exactly what my partner and I are looking to do with just a two night stay in cape town before our tour begins. πŸ™‚

    Cant wait to hear from you!

    May 9, 2014 at 3:42 am

    South Africa is most definitely a place I want to go and after seeing these pictures, there’s no way I will miss that beach!

    May 8, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    I found January to be the best time to visit Cape Town. The sun sets around 8:30pm which is unusual for people used to living on the eastern side of South Africa. The weather is great too. Avoid going during winter because its terribly windy and rainy due to the Mediterranean climate.

    caroline [the diy nurse]
    May 8, 2014 at 10:00 am

    At the risk of sounding like a complete idiot…. I thought penguins only hung out in the snow. Wow. I’ve got to get out lol ;p