As an independent traveller myself, and have traditionally planned my own trips & travelled on my own once I reach a destination. A few years ago I started to explore different travel styles and discovered the benefits of a great tour guide. Going on a day tour with someone who has the knowledge and expertise is an enlightening experience and way more time efficient that reading tiny paragraphs in guide books, looking for signs, getting lost and generally not seeing what I wanted to see or learning what I wanted to learn. Travel is always a personal choice but I am now a fan of doing a really good day tour with a really good tour guide – whether it be private or scheduled.
Travelling in Cape Town is no exception and the most popular day tour destinations are Cape Point Day Tours, Winelands Day Tours, Cape Town City Day Tours, Township Day Tours and Shark Cage Diving Day Tours. Cape Point Route recommends some of our favourite day tours in the Cape with some of our favourite tour guides based on your interests, but still taking in the major attractions and highlights!
If wildlife, flora and fauna, wide open spaces and an appreciation for beauty are what have brought you to Cape Town – consider one of the following tours:
Cape Point Birding Safari Day Tour:
On this tour you will go bird viewing with nature guide & photographer. The Cape Peninsula has over 2600 fynbos plant species, making it a smorgasbord for botanical & birding enthusiasts. Add to this the number of coastal bird species that can be found along the magnificent shoreline, and you have a birding destination that should not be missed. The tour includes transport in a customised safari vehicle with pop up roof for ultimate viewing, three birding venues and all entrance fees. Read More…
Winelands Photographic Day Tour:
Load up your camera as the Cape Winelands are one of the most beautiful places you will ever photograph. On this photgraphic tour you will visit the historical towns of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek & Paarl. Full & half day photo tours of the Cape winelands are available. The Tour includes your own personal photocoach and qualified tour guide who will teach how to use YOUR camera to get the best shots from the best spots. Wine Tasting is also included. Read More…
If the people and lifestyle of Cape Town fascinate you about your visit to this city, consider one of these two popular day trips – to the township of Masiphumelele on a bicycle and an adventure of photography and food in the Bo-Kaap.
Township Bicycle Day Tour:
This international award winning socially responsible Bicycle Tour in Masiphumelele is a new take on township tours, providing guests the opportunity to meet and interact with the local community from a bicycle seat. The township bicycle tour includes a guided experience with a township guide, a visit to a traditional healer (sangoma), a visit to Peacock Creche (weekdays only), visit to local crafters and artists, and lunch or tea in an African home, plus your bicycle hire. Read More…
City Bo-Kaap Photo & Cooking Tour:
An adventure of photography & food in the historic & picturesque Bo-Kaap. Complete a walking tour with your personal photocoach around the colourful streets of the Bo-Kaap. Enter the kitchen to cook (& photograph) a traditional Cape Malay meal and then enjoy eating it in one of the local home. The Day tour includes your personal photocoach and qualifies guide as well as a Cape Malay Meal! Read More…
Cape Town may not have the title of “City of Love” that Paris does, but the Mother City is incredibly beautiful and very romantic – so whether you are on honeymoon or simply enjoying being just the two of you, take a look at these Romantic Day Tours.
Winelands Vintage Sidecar Day Tour Adventure:
This tour gives you a private full day chauffer driven tour in a World War II vintage sidecar to the best wine estates in Stellenbosch, Paarl & Franschhoek! The delightful drive winds its way to the heart of the Cape winelands & past beautiful mountain ranges! The tour includes a cellar tour, 3 wine estates, a personalised chauffeur & guide as well as transport in a vintage sidecar for 2 passengers. Read More…
Cape Point Helicopter Day Tour:
This Private full day guided luxury tour of the Cape Peninsula starts with an exhilarating helicopter trip to Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate! After wine tasting at this historical estate, you will travel via the scenic Chapman’s Peak Drive to Cape Point & then see the African Penguins. experience the freshest air in the world at Cape Point before heading back via Boulders Beach Penguin Colony in Simon’s Town, where the penguins mate for life! this tour includes the helicopter flip, private transport, wine tasting and all entrance fees. Read More…
Travelling with families can be slower and more challenging than travelling with adults and catering for the kids at venues that are child friendly and ensuring the kids can burn off some energy safely are crucial ingredients for a happy and successful day tour and a satisfied family
Cape Point Bike and Hike Day Tour:
This full day Cape Peninsula tour includs a visit to Hout Bay, Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, a cycle through the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, picnic lunch in the reserve, and a hike to the lighthouse at Cape Point. You can cycle as much or as little as you like as the support van is always nearby! This tour includes the transport and bikes (in a group), your guide, the entrance fees and a picnic lunch. Read More…
Winelands Bikes ‘n Wines Day Tour:
These tours are targeted at young-hearted and outdoor-loving people who would like to experience a South African wine tour from a different and authentic viewpoint. The family tour is 8km through the winelands with stops at family friendly wine estates & the brandy distillery (for mums and dads). Qualifies guides are on hand at all time to ensure the safety and security of the children leaving the parents to enjoy the freedom of the day. Read More…
If Bacchus is your god and wine is your love then explore the attractions of the Cape whilst sampling some of its finest wines from well known estates.
Cape Point Wine Tour:
This private full day guided tour includes the Winelands of Constantia and the Peninsula. Learn about the history of wine growing in the Cape, explore the wine cellars of the oldest Vineyard in South Africa, soak up the scenery whilst tasting Napoleon’s favourite wine, and, dine amongst the vines in the picturesque Constantia Valley – considered to be South Africa’s premier wine growing region, whilst experiencing the scenery and attractions of the Cape Peninsula. This tour includes private transport, wine tasting and your personal tour guide. Read More…
Winelands Private Day Tour:
The Cape Winelands is a must see on a visit to the Cape. You don’t have to know your wine to enjoy this beautiful out in wine country , but enjoying wine sure helps! This beautiful region comprises South Africa’s oldest town, Stellenbosch, charming Franscchoek & historic Paarl and there are over 400 wine farms. Going with a private guide will make sure you get to at least 3 wine farms, meet local winemakers, sip some of South Africa’s best wines & learn the art of wine making. The tour includes your transport, private guide, entrance fees and 3 wine tastings. Read More…
Out of the box Day Tours:
If you don’t fit into any of the categories but still want to explore Cape Town’s Attractions on a day tour with YOUR special interest – contact us for a private guide with a special interest who can take you where you need to be whilst still ensuring you see the sights of the city of Cape Town! Read More on some of our other day tours.
Cape Point Route offers day tours, packages, accommodation, activities and car hire in Cape Town’s south peninsula in addition to teambuilding events in Cape Town. We will happily arrange group activities, transport and extended programmes.
Call 021 782 9356 or visit www.capepointroute.co.za