• Jacqlyne Mba-Jonas

Cape Town Itinerary - Tours and Activities

Updated: 2 days ago

Cape Town is the capital city of South Africa. Located in South Africa's southwest coast, nestled in between mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, it is easy to see why Cape Town has been named one of the best cities in the world to visit. From safaris, hiking, wine tasting, swimming with seals and much more, this city is a perfect place for any kind of traveler. Let's take a look at some the best things to do while there.


Part of the job of a travel agent is to save clients time and money. I looked through hundreds of tours and picked out the best tours to book in various categories that are both the best in quality and price.


Prices listed are when booking for a single adult and are subject to change. Rates are typically discounted for larger groups and children, so use the links provided to see the exact cost for your specific scenario and book what is of interest to you.

Cape Town City Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off Bus tour

Explore Cape Town at your own pace with a full-day hop-on hop-off bus pass. Journey around four different bus routes, stopping at attractions such as Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Table Mountain, and the Cape Winelands, and spend as long as you wish at each. Enjoy a city walking tour or of over 30 attractions.


Duration

At your leisure

Availability

Everyday from 8am - 5pm

Price

  • $15.50 per person for a 1-day ticket

  • $21 per person for a 2-day ticket

Alternative

If your prefer, you can go on a private tour of the city for $90.29 per person


Cape Town Helicopter Tour

Get a bird’s eye view of Cape Town on a short helicopter tour over the city. Great for first-time visitors, you’ll get oriented with natural landmarks such as Table Mountain, Lion’s Head, and Signal Hill. You’ll also fly over man-made attractions like Sea Point Promenade and the Green Point lighthouse. After the tour, enjoy a glass of champagne before heading out to explore Cape Town from the ground.


Duration

15 mins

Availability

Everyday at 9am

Price

$138.64 per person


Table Mountain & Robben Island Tour

This full-day Cape Town excursion offers two tours wrapped into one. With round-trip transportation from your hotel, part 1 takes you via ferry to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years. A bus tour of the island, delivered with intimate detail by a former political prisoner, includes a viewing of Mandela's jail cell. Part 2 returns to Cape Town for a guided city bus tour highlighting all its major monuments and places of interest including a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain.


Duration

8 hours

Availability

Everyday at 8am

Price

$12.92 per person plus a $25 cable car fee paid on arrival

Cape Point and Boulder's Beach Penguins Tour

Visit a penguin colony at Boulder’s Beach and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve all in one day during this tour, including round-trip transport from Cape Town. First, catch sight of the endangered African penguins on the beach, and then travel over to Cape Point in the nature reserve. Spend ample time at Cape Point, and keep an eye out for ostrich, antelope, and whales.


Duration

9 hours

Availability

Everyday at 8am

Price

$48.91 per person


Big-Five Safari Tour

Spotting the Big Five—lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo—is a priority for many visitors to South Africa and this tour is ideal for those with limited time. Travel from Cape Town by private vehicle, enjoying views of the Breede River, Hex River Wine Valley, and Table Mountain along the way, then join a group safari drive at a private game reserve and enjoy some incredible wildlife-watching opportunities.


Duration

8 - 9 hours

Availability

Everyday at 9:3m

Price

$121.022 per person plus approximately $120*** in game park fees paid on arrival.


Sandboarding & Quad Biking Tour

Enjoy the beauty of being surrounded by White Sand Dunes during an exciting, adrenaline-pumping, all-inclusive, adventure in the Atlantis Dunes. Round-trip transportation from your hotel and lunch is included with your tour. The Sandboarding experience is approximately 2 - 3 hours and the Quad Biking is approximately 1 hour. The Atlantis Dunes are 43km from Cape Town, where a desert-like experience awaits you!


Duration

10 hours

Availability

Everyday at 8am

Price

$126.62 per person

Jeep Dune Adventure Tour

Enjoy exploring this Nature Reserve with its large dunes, vegetation and wildlife all from your open top Jeep Wrangler. Thrilling ride up and over dunes, drops with some exciting rollercoaster driving by your experienced driver in a controlled and safe environment. See Cape Town's Table Mountain from this unique location.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Everyday at 8:30am

Price

  • $165.16 per person without pickup

  • $202.78 per person with pickup


Ziplining at Table Mountain Reserve

Experience one of Cape Town`s Top rated adventure activities. The tour itself consists of 7 cables totaling one of Africa`s longest Zipline Tours with +- 2.3 Kilometers in total. The first of our 11 platforms and 7 long cables towers are high in the mountain overlooking beautiful Cape Town. From this bird`s eye view you will start your journey down a large canyon on one of our shorter cables in between the Cape Floral kingdom. You will also walk within the mountain range and take in the beautiful scenery and explore small paths along the fynbos kingdom.


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Everyday at 9:30am, 11:30am, 1:30am, 3:30am

Price

$51.17 per person


Tandem Paragliding

Come make your dream of flying like a bird come true with a professional Tandem Paragliding flight with spectacular views. With a 100% safety record, sit back and enjoy the experience of paragliding over Cape Town! All ages welcome with a minimum weight of 20kg and max 120kg. Your pilot has been paragliding for 23 years, so you are in good hands! Tick this off your bucket list now.


Duration

10 mins

Availability

Everyday at 8am and 6pm

Price

$100.33 per person

Sunset Champagne Cruise and 3-Course Dinner

With the Atlantic Ocean stretching away from the majestic Table Mountain range, this is certainly a must do cruise for locals and tourists alike. Toast the setting sun from the deck of a luxury vessel with a complimentary glass of local sparkling wine (two glasses per guest, or a bottle for a couple). You’ll have an opportunity to observe amazing marine life, with regular sightings of dolphins, whales, penguins and many more aquatic creatures. After building an appetite at sea, you have the option of choosing between three gourmet restaurants to suit your culinary desires: the Meloncino Restaurant, specializing in Italian food, the City Grill for local flavor, and the Greek Fisherman for seafood.


Duration

4 hours

Availability

Tuesday - Sunday at 5pm

Price

$60.95 per person

Alternative

If you prefer, there is an evening cruise that does not include dinner, and an afternoon cruise that will include only lunch for $36.72 per person


Seal Snorkeling

Snorkel with local seals in Hout Bay’s Duiker Island Cape Fur seal colony on this adventurous excursion from Cape Town. With expert snorkeling guides accompanying you and all equipment provided, even beginners will feel safe and comfortable. During the boat ride out to the colony, listen to in-depth commentary from your marine life-expert guide, as well as information on how to safely exist in the water with the seals.


Duration

2.5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 9am and 12pm

Price

$34.42 per person


Marine Life Kayak Tour

Explore the fresh movements of the Atlantic Ocean, encounter the active marine life, and possibly catch a glimpse of some local dolphins, whales, seals, penguins, and sunfish. With mountains as a backdrop, experience a unique perspective in Cape Town. Leaving the venue at the calm waters of the V&A Waterfront, you will paddle into the fresh movement of the ocean. No previous experience is needed. The boats are extremely stable, and the guides monitor the ocean conditions carefully so you will be perfectly safe.


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Everyday at 9am

Price

$25.65 per person

Cape Town Pub Crawl

This is a superb way to discover Cape Town’s best nightlife. Save hours researching bars, and instead get a local’s insight of the best places to go to. Visit a variety of different venues, such as rooftop bars and secret dancefloors. You won’t have to wait in long entrance lines as admission is included, and you’ll enjoy a drink at every second location.


Duration

4 - 5 hours

Availability

Fridays at 7pm

Price

$51.65 per person


Stellenbosch Half Day Wine Tour

Combine wine tastings, cheese tastings, and a cellar visit on this action-packed half-day tour of Stellenbosch. Save time figuring out public transport schedules by having round-trip transport from Cape Town included. It’ll be the ultimate day of convenience as wine tastings are included. Venture into Cape Winelands and visit two wine farms for wine and cheese tastings.


Duration

5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 8am and 1pm

Price

$60.50 per person


All Inclusive Wine Tour, 4 Vineyards + Lunch

This tour is fully inclusive of all your tastings as planned, lunch, cellar tour, wine pairing and private vehicle with a scheduled driver. Before your tour you will meet up with the tour advisor and discuss your personal preference, this is where we will advise and help to select the vineyards that may be appealing to your personal palate.


Duration

5 hours

Availability

Monday - Saturday at 9am

Price

  • $26.47 per person

  • $120.99 per person for a private tour

A Taste of Africa

Enjoy a different kind of safari while in South Africa's Mother City. Immerse yourself in the city's rich history & food culture, accompanied by an experienced local guide. Discover new sites while exploring the center of Cape Town. You'll visit several different restaurants, try amazing traditional dishes, refreshing beverages, and regional specialties. Learn more about South Africa's diverse history within the city center and create new memorable moments.


Duration

2.5 hours

Availability

Monday - Saturday at 2pm

Price

$54.39 per person

Alternative

If you prefer, you can go on a private food tour for $55.38 per person


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