Cape Point offers a lot to see and do. A large part of the tour operators in Cape Town have a specific route which includes the most popular stops along the peninsula. There are however a handful of additional, lesser-known attractions who some might find of interest. Apart from Hout Bay Harbour, Chapman’s Peak, Cape Point Park, The Penguins, Kirstenbosch and sometimes a wine tasting at Constantia, one can request hidden little gems when you go off the beaten track. Here is a list of 5 lesser-known attractions which can usually only be included on our private Cape Point Tours.
Submarine Tours, Simon’s Town
Submarine walkthrough tours are available from Simon’s Town’s Jubilee square right in the middle of town. Have a look inside the operations, life, mechanics and daily life in a decommissioned submarine. This is an activity one can include only in private Cape Point tours as timing and booking arrangements might vary.
Navy museum, Simon’s Town
Another stop in Simon’s Town – The Naval Headquarters of South Africa – is the Navy Museum. For those with an interest in history or military mechanics and operations, make sure to stop here. Have a look back into the old South African navy operations, achievements, war stories and how it changed and developed over the years. Stopping at the navy can be done only on private Cape Point tours.
Ostriches, Cape Point
Cape Point Ostrich Farm is found only a few metres from Cape Point Park’s gate. We have a massive ostrich industry in South Africa, and dropping in for a look at his farm will give you true insight of the daily life, meat, leather and other products of ostriches. Some Cape Point group tours from Cape Town include this stop sometimes, but it will mostly be an extra, requested stop on private tours.
World of birds, Hout Bay
An enjoyable stop for both children and adults is World of Birds in Hout Bay. Hundreds of different species from our feathered friends can be viewed up-close in this park. Colours and sounds will entertain any age or interest. World of Birds is definitely a speciality stop only available through tailor-made private Cape Point tours.
Scratch Patch, Simon's Town
Another top stop when it comes to private family Cape Point tours including children, is Scratch Patch. Walk into a world covered in little gem stones and pick your favourites to take home. This stop is a must when the kids are joining a tour!