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  • Hout Bay: Seal Island and Marine Life Guided Boat Tour

    1. Hout Bay: Seal Island and Marine Life Guided Boat Tour

    Set off from Hout Bay and pass Sentinal Mountain on your way toward Duiker Island. Once there, stop to admire the over 4,000 fur seals that live on Duiker Island, and learn about them and their history with your guide. Next, head toward the scenic and photographic area of De Jossie, underneath Chapman's Peak. Cruise alongside Chapman's Peak as your guide informs you about the granite and cave. To conclude your tour, get ready to hold on tight and feel your adrenaline pumping. Experience a speed run on your boat and spin through 360-degree turns on your way back to the harbor.

    James was a great tour guide and very knowledgeable. He paid special attention to both my 2 young girls for whom it was their first boat trip. Thank you James for looking after them so well!

  • Hout Bay: Duiker Island Seal Colony Cruise

    2. Hout Bay: Duiker Island Seal Colony Cruise

    Choose from 40 a 60-minute cruise and sail off to Duiker Island to see thousands of Cape Fur Seals in their natural environment. Take in some of the most spectacular scenery the Cape Peninsula has to offer as you cruise along the rugged coastline from Hout Bay harbor.  As you cruise over the waters, get breathtaking views of the famous Chapman’s Peak Drive and the Sentinel Mountain, in addition to the chance to see other marine life including dolphins and whales. 40-minute Seal Colony Cruise: child-friendly cruise from Hout Bay harbor to Duiker Island the Seal Colony where you can view thousands of wild Cape Fur Seals, close up in their beautiful natural habitat. 60-Minute Seal and Shipwreck Cruise: see the Cape Fur Seals at Duiker Island and then continue below the Kabonkelberg mountain range to Moari Bay notoriously known for its Shipwrecks which ra...

    We really enjoyed the cruise experience , I'd highly recommend this especially for someone who wants to try a cruise for the first time

  • Cape Town: Seal Snorkeling at Duiker Island, Hout Bay

    3. Cape Town: Seal Snorkeling at Duiker Island, Hout Bay

    Join the longest operating Seal Snorkeling team in Cape Town at their comfortable Snorkel Centre for a unique marine wildlife adventure! Arrive at the Snorkel Centre to sign in, be sized for your equipment and enjoy refreshments and the souvenir shop before getting into your wetsuit and listening to an educational and safety briefing by one of the Marine Guides. You'll then hop into the Seal Mobile for a short 5-minute drive to the Hout Bay Harbour, where you will be greeted by the waiting boat and skipper. On board you will receive a boat safety briefing before starting the trip out of the harbour. You will stop to see your first seals sunning themselves within the harbour before the boat picks up speed and transports you quickly and safely to Duiker Island - a 10 to 15-minute boat ride away. Once at the island the trained crew on board will give you an area orientation briefing and h...

    Super friendly team and a brilliant experience. Lots of beautiful seals and cosy wetsuit. Hot chocolate was a great touch. Would highly recommend to anyone.

  • Cape Peninsula & Boulders Beach Private Day Tour

    4. Cape Peninsula & Boulders Beach Private Day Tour

    First, make a quick stop in the heart of Cape Town city center to discover the colorful community known as Bo-kaap. Then, head straight for the coastline. Pass by affluent suburbs with some of the best beaches near the city, stopping for photos at Camps Bay. Proceed on towards Hout Bay seated in between gigantic mountains and the Atlantic.  Enjoy an optional scenic 40-minute round-trip boat ride to Seal Island. Resume your tour via the world-famous Chapman's Peak Drive. Marvel at this road engineering feat as you wind over the edge of the mountains; this scenic drive is not for the faint-hearted. Next, arrive at the Cape of Goodhope Nature Reserve just after midday. Discover the rich plant life of the Cape, early human history, maritime history and if you are lucky you might be able to have a mini safari.  Reach the southwesternmost point of the continent - the Cape of Good Hope - and ...

    We have had a great time! Our driver was very nice persons, very knowledgeable and told us so many interesting things about local culture and places we visited. He was able to get us thru the ques

  • Cape Town: 2-Day Best Highlights Private Tour

    5. Cape Town: 2-Day Best Highlights Private Tour

    Day 1 After an 8:00 AM pickup from your hotel, start the day with a guided tour of Cape Town's famous Table Mountain. Follow this with a scenic drive through the coastal neighborhoods of Mouille Point, Three Anchor Bay, Sea Point, Bantry Bay, and Clifton before stopping for a photo opportunity at Maiden's Cove. Continue to Hout Bay for a boat trip to Seal Island. Enjoy the ocean views as you travel through Llandudno before arriving at Chapmans Peak Drive for a relaxing 15-minute stop at the viewpoint. At Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, keep an eye out for the Dias Cross, converging ocean currents and diverse fauna and flora, such as baboons and ostriches. Visit the rare breed of African penguins at Boulders Penguins Colony before returning to your accommodation via Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay, and Muizenburg. You will be dropped at your hotel or accommodation. Day 2...

    very professional guide, helpful and friendly. car was decent and comfort. always on time . no delay, fast response to customer's request.

  • Cape Town: Guided Marine Wildlife Cruise and Cape Point Tour

    6. Cape Town: Guided Marine Wildlife Cruise and Cape Point Tour

    Immerse yourself in the thriving center of the "Mother City" and experience a fun combination tour of both the land and the sea. The tour starts with a trip to the waterfront for a 1.5-hour cruise of Table Bay. You can marvel at the amazing sea life that lives here including seals, penguins, and dolphin pods, and if you’re lucky enough you might even spot a whale. From here you can also enjoy the stunning views of Table Mountain and Robben Island from the water, and can snap some incredible photos as the wildlife appears before you. Following the boat ride, you can enjoy a stroll along the waterfront's indoor food market and taste the flavors of the region with a selection of local delicacies and traditional treats. Once lunch is over, you will return to your guide in time for the afternoon peninsula tour. You will drive past the beautiful scenery of the Twelve Apostles before your firs...

    The guides were wonderful and very knowledgeable about the landmarks and the wildlife! The marine tour got postponed two days due to rough seas but it was well worth it! I also got the transport to and from my hostel, which was fantastic and right on time, so it took away all the stress about getting to each tour

  • Cape Town: Chapmans Peak Coastal Ebike Tour

    7. Cape Town: Chapmans Peak Coastal Ebike Tour

    Ride along Chapman’s Peak, one of the world’s most magnificently engineered coastal cycle routes. Breeze along on a top-of-the-range Giant ebike with electric pedal assist. These easy to ride bikes can be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of fitness level. This route should be on anyone’s bucket list who is passionate about Cape Town’s majestic scenery. Start at Maiden's Cove parking lot from where you will cruise along the sea via Camps Bay, considered the St Tropez of Africa. You will then enter the stunning coastal Victoria Road, going past Lion’s Head and the Twelve Apostles, which will eventually take you into Hout Bay. From Hout Bay you will ascend the last easy climb to Chapman's Peak where you'll stop at the lookout point, the perfect opportunity to take pictures of the breathtaking panoramic views. On your way back you will stop in Hout Bay on the beach for cake and a refreshing d...

  • Cape Town: 9-hour Cape Point Private Guided Cycling Tour

    8. Cape Town: 9-hour Cape Point Private Guided Cycling Tour

    This 9-hour bicycle tour is the perfect way to view the Cape Peninsula in just 1 day. This tour boasts a varied itinerary and is led by a qualified tour guide. In small groups of from 2 -20 people, discover the stories, facts and history of this idyllic area. Guests are met by the tour guide at their hotel in Cape Town. You will travel to the Cape Peninsula National Park. On the way you will see African penguins at the Boulders Beach colony. There is also the option for a kayaking trip to see the penguins up close. If you choose to do so, you will leave from Simon’s Town Waterfront and paddle out to Boulder’s Beach. If the tide is right you may be able to stop on the beach for a swim, otherwise you can swim from the kayaks. Once in the reserve, you have the choice of doing a 25 – 60 km bike ride along the peaceful roads leading to the Cape of Good Hope. From here you can enjoy a leisur...

  • Cape Town: Full Day Road Bike Tour

    9. Cape Town: Full Day Road Bike Tour

    Your guide will collect you from your hotel in the morning before you are transported to Camps Bay, the start of this route. After the bike setup and route briefing, begin the cycle. Start with a gradual ascent to Suikerbossie with great views of False Bay the whole way. At the top of Suikerbossie, you will head down into Hout Bay. This is the suburb where Chapman's Peak drive starts. This must-do road takes a gradual ascent to the top and this is where you will have a brief stop to admire the views. Then, take a fast and exciting descent into Noordhoek which will reveal great views of Long Beach close to the end. In Noordhoek, head over Black Hill and into Simonstown. Here, visit the penguin colony of Boulders Beach. Then take a gradual ascent upwards.  When you reach the top, you will pass the entrance of Cape Point and take a short cycle to Cape Point Ostrich Farm where you will eve...

    Doing this bike tour was one of the highlights of my staying in Cape Town. Amazing scenery, nice climbs and also you can visit some touristic spot like the penguings at boulder beach. The tour guide (Gideon) was amazing! Before the tour he helped me out in renting the bike and he was really flexible in building a route based on my preferences. During the ride he showed me amazing places, telling me also a bit of the history of some spots. Strongly recommend and since he offers also MTB tours, next time in Cape Town I’ll definitely do an offroad tour!

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What people are saying about Hout Bay

The guides were wonderful and very knowledgeable about the landmarks and the wildlife! The marine tour got postponed two days due to rough seas but it was well worth it! I also got the transport to and from my hostel, which was fantastic and right on time, so it took away all the stress about getting to each tour

It was good to try! The staff is very kind and helpful. After diving they gave to us hot chocolate and biscuits ☕️ In additional, in the centre we had everything we needed - we could take a shower, use soft bathrobe and take pictures with nice paintings on the walls.

Super friendly team and a brilliant experience. Lots of beautiful seals and cosy wetsuit. Hot chocolate was a great touch. Would highly recommend to anyone.

We really enjoyed the cruise experience , I'd highly recommend this especially for someone who wants to try a cruise for the first time

Very professional and friendly team. The snokling was an amazing way to be close to rhe seals in their natural environment.