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Best Guided Tours in South Africa

  1. Robben Island: Ferry Ticket and Tour with 1-Way Hotel Pickup | GetYourGuide
  2. Robben Island: Ferry Ticket and Tour with 1-Way Hotel Pickup | GetYourGuide

    Secure a ticket for the boat to Robben Island and visit the jail where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned during Apartheid. Learn about the tumultuous history of South Africa from one of the former inmates.


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  3. Table Mountain Cable Car Ticket & Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Combo | GetYourGuide
  4. Table Mountain Cable Car Ticket & Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Combo | GetYourGuide

    This package includes round-trip Table Mountain cable car transportation, a hop-on, hop-off bus tour of Cape Town, and a free walking tour. Take a bus to the Cableway station and get out at the front entrance.


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  5. Cape Town: Cape Town International Aiport Transfer | GetYourGuide
  6. Cape Town: Cape Town International Aiport Transfer | GetYourGuide

    Enjoy a quiet trip with a female driver between Cape Town International Airport and your hotel in Cape Town. Transfers to and from the airport are both available.


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  7. Cape Town: Atlantis Dunes Quadbike Adventure | GetYourGuide
  8. Cape Town: Atlantis Dunes Quadbike Adventure | GetYourGuide

    Visit the Witzands Aquifer Nature Reserve just outside of Cape Town and experience an amazing ride on a quad bike as you tackle sand dunes up to 50 meters high.


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  9. 2-Day Safari Experience at Garden Route Game Lodge | GetYourGuide
  10. 2-Day Safari Experience at Garden Route Game Lodge | GetYourGuide

    Travel from Cape Town on this 2-day safari, which includes an overnight at the Garden Route Game Lodge. Go on 2 safari drives observing elephants, lions, rhinos, giraffes, hippos and more.

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  11. From Cape Town: Cape Point and Boulders Beach Full-Day Tour | GetYourGuide
  12. From Cape Town: Cape Point and Boulders Beach Full-Day Tour | GetYourGuide

    Enjoy a day excursion from Cape Town to Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope. Visit the penguins at Boulders Beach and you may even spot whales in season.


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  13. Cape Town City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Tour | GetYourGuide
  14. Cape Town City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Tour | GetYourGuide

    Discover the numerous things Cape Town has to offer on a double-decker sightseeing bus trip. With a Classic (1-day) or Premium (2-day) ticket, you can get on and off the bus whenever you choose. Enjoy narration in multiple languages as you travel along one of the four tour itineraries.


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  15. Cape Town: Coastal Catamaran Cruise | GetYourGuide
  16. Cape Town: Coastal Catamaran Cruise | GetYourGuide

    Experience the greatest way to see the Cape Town Atlantic coastline. This one-hour voyage from the V&A Waterfront to the historic Green Point Lighthouse gives breathtaking views of the city and Table Mountain from the perspective of ancient mariners.


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  17. Cape Town: Tandem Paragliding Adventure | GetYourGuide
  18. Cape Town: Tandem Paragliding Adventure | GetYourGuide

    Go tandem paragliding in Cape Town. The best way to see the Atlantic Coastline, Lion's Head, Signal Hill, Camp's Bay, Clifton Beaches, Waterfront, and Robben Island. Depending on the weather and thermal activity, you can fly for up to 20 minutes.


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  19. Hartbeespoort: Daily Boat Cruises | GetYourGuide
  20. Hartbeespoort: Daily Boat Cruises | GetYourGuide

    Explore Hartbeespoort Dam and the spectacular Magaliesberg Mountain Range on a breathtaking daily 2-hour boat ride. Enjoy a welcoming drink upon boarding the boat. Savor authentic South African dishes while soaking in the lovely scenery.


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  21. From Sun City: Pilanesberg National Park 3-Hour Game Drive | GetYourGuide
  22. From Sun City: Pilanesberg National Park 3-Hour Game Drive | GetYourGuide

    Discover Pilanesberg National Park on a 3-hour game drive. Travel from Sun City to the national park, set in an extinct volcanic crater, and you will have the rare opportunity to witness breathtaking scenery and see wildlife up-close.


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  23. Cape Town: Table Mountain, Penguins & Cape Point Shared Tour | GetYourGuide
  24. Cape Town: Table Mountain, Penguins & Cape Point Shared Tour | GetYourGuide

    Discover Pilanesberg National Park on a 3-hour game drive. Travel from Sun City to the national park, set in an extinct volcanic crater, and you will have the rare opportunity to witness breathtaking scenery and see wildlife up-close.


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  25. Hermanus: Whale and Dolphin Watching Boat Trip | GetYourGuide
  26. Hermanus: Whale and Dolphin Watching Boat Trip | GetYourGuide

    Join a whale watching excursion for an up-close and personal encounter with these gentle giants of the sea.


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  27. Tsitsikamma: Bungee Jump with Zipline and Sky Walk | GetYourGuide
  28. Tsitsikamma: Bungee Jump with Zipline and Sky Walk | GetYourGuide

    Get an adrenaline boost with the world’s highest bungee. Bloukrans Bridge, which connects many of South Africa's most stunning national parks, offers breathtaking vistas.


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  29. Cape Town: V&A Waterfront Champagne Cruise | GetYourGuide
  30. Cape Town: V&A Waterfront Champagne Cruise | GetYourGuide

    Hop on board and enjoy a leisurely champagne cruise departing from Cape Town's V & A Waterfront.


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  31. From Cape Town: Franschhoek Wine Tram Hop-on Hop-off | GetYourGuide
  32. From Cape Town: Franschhoek Wine Tram Hop-on Hop-off | GetYourGuide

    The Franschhoek Wine Tram hop-on hop-off trip is one of the greatest ways to discover the true spirit of this magnificent valley, with its rolling vineyards, breath-taking scenery, friendly hospitality, world-class cuisine, superb wines and a 300-year history.


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  33. Cape Town to Gans Bay: Shark Cage Dive and Viewing | GetYourGuide
  34. Cape Town to Gans Bay: Shark Cage Dive and Viewing | GetYourGuide

    Book the ultimate in thrill-seeking activities and come eye to-eye with the most respected species in our ocean. Take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go shark cage diving.


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  35. Capetown Winelands: Shared Half-Day Tour with Local Guide | GetYourGuide
  36. Capetown Winelands: Shared Half-Day Tour with Local Guide | GetYourGuide

    Book the ultimate in thrill-seeking activities and come eye to-eye with the most respected species in our ocean. Take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go shark cage diving.


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  37. St Lucia: Hippo and Crocodile Cruise on a 15-Seat Vessel | GetYourGuide
  38. St Lucia: Hippo and Crocodile Cruise on a 15-Seat Vessel | GetYourGuide

    Hop onboard a nice 15-seater sailboat and cruise through the "Home of the Hippo." Look out for these enormous monsters and other indigenous creatures. Listen to amazing details about the area from the onboard skippers.


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  39. Garden Route National Park: Tsitsikamma Zipline Canopy Tour | GetYourGuide
  40. Garden Route National Park: Tsitsikamma Zipline Canopy Tour | GetYourGuide

    This is the first of its kind in Africa. Slide from one platform to another along a steel rope, 30 meters above the woodland floor. Discover the mysteries of the beautiful and unique wilderness of the Tsitsikamma indigenous forest.


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  41. Table Mountain, Penguins & Cape Point Small Group Tour from Cape Town
  42. Table Mountain, Penguins & Cape Point Small Group Tour from Cape Town

    On this small-group trip, you'll save time, avoid crowds, and see the best of Cape Town in just one day. Get out of town and see out Bo Kaap's vibrant homes, the cable car ride up and down Table Mountain, the drive around Chapman's Peak, and the Boulder Beach Penguin Colony!

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  43. Cape of Good Hope-Cape Point & Penguins Private Tour from Cape Town
  44. Cape of Good Hope-Cape Point & Penguins Private Tour from Cape Town

    This small-group trip explores Cape Town's attractions in one day. Visit Bo Kaap's colorful homes, Table Mountain, Chapman's Peak, and the Boulder Beach Penguin Colony.

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  45. Full-Day Franschhoek Wine Tram Tour from Cape Town
  46. Full-Day Franschhoek Wine Tram Tour from Cape Town

    A hop-on, hop-off tram tour of the Franschhoek wine district allows you explore the wineries that strike your eye at your own leisure. Sit back and enjoy the view when you ride through vineyards dotting undulating hills; you're allowed to sip as much wine as you like without worrying about driving. Door-to-door service to and from Cape Town hotels is made simple with quick collection and drop-off.

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  47. Quad Bike and Bumper Ball Tour at the Atlantis Sand Dunes
  48. Quad Bike and Bumper Ball Tour at the Atlantis Sand Dunes

    Our excursions are all about having fun, discovering new things, and having a good time. For the unique experience of quad riding and bumper balls in a breathtaking setting, make the trip to our location. We're going to have a lot of fun, so be prepared for a lot of excitement, a lot of laughter, and a lot of wonderful memories.

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  49. Half day Robben Island Tour.
  50. Half day Robben Island Tour.

    Robben Island is one of South Africa's most popular museums, so it's wise to prepare ahead. This half-day package includes admission to the museum and round-trip transportation from your Cape Town lodging. After learning about the history of the island from your guide and visiting the cell where Nelson Mandela was once imprisoned, have some time to contemplate.

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  51. Cape of Good Hope and Penguins Full-Day Tour From Cape Town
  52. Cape of Good Hope and Penguins Full-Day Tour From Cape Town

    The Cape Peninsula and its animals may be seen up close and personal on this excursion. Large-group bus trips lack the intimacy of smaller-group excursions. There are several beautiful places to see on your journey, including Bo-Kap and Cape of Good Hope. Also included in this tour are Hout Bay, Kalk Bay, and the African Penguin colony at Boulders Beach.

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  53. Shark Cage Diving and Viewing from Cape Town
  54. Shark Cage Diving and Viewing from Cape Town

    Cage diving in Cape Town allows you to get up up and personal with one of the most feared fish in the world. Spend the entire day on the sea along Gansbaai's shores. Your marine biologist guide will teach you all about great white sharks, and then you'll have the chance to see them up up and personal while in a shark cage. There is no additional charge for breakfast, snacks, and hotel pickup and drop-off.

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  55. African Story Wine Tours in the Cape Winelands
  56. African Story Wine Tours in the Cape Winelands

    Beautiful mountains and rolling vineyards surround the Cape Winelands' wine regions of Paarl, Franschoek and Stellenbosch. Visit four different vineyards; sample a broad range of red and white wines, including port brandy and sparkling wine; dine at a local restaurant; and sample regional delicacies such as cheese and chocolates on this wine-tasting trip of South Africa.

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  57. Cape of Good Hope & Penguins Small Group Tour from Cape Town
  58. Cape of Good Hope & Penguins Small Group Tour from Cape Town

    This full-day tour takes you to the Cape Peninsula's raw scenery, distinct culture, and rugged shoreline. Explore the stunning peninsula by car, stopping to admire the beautiful beaches, quaint villages, and native species that call it home. Boulders Beach is home to a colony of penguins; the Atlantic and Pacific oceans may be visited, as can Africa's southernmost tip, the Cape of Good Hope. The package also includes a tour, certain admission fees, and a round-trip hotel transport.

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  59. Sunset Champagne Cruise from Cape Town
  60. Sunset Champagne Cruise from Cape Town

    Take in Cape Town's stunning sunset from the deck of a sailboat on this evening tour. Watch the sun go set over the cityscape with a complimentary drink of bubbly in hand. The captain and crew are on hand to answer any questions and give commentary, and the sunset views of the city and Table Mountain are sure to wow.

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  61. Table Mountain, Boulder's Penguins & Cape Point Private Tour from Cape Town
  62. Table Mountain, Boulder's Penguins & Cape Point Private Tour from Cape Town

    The beautiful beaches and natural landscape of the Cape Peninsula may be found all the way south of Cape Town, all the way to Cape Point. You may take as many shots as you like on this private tour, which will take place in the luxury of a private car. Once you've ascended Table Mountain via cable car and seen the Boulders Bay penguin colony, head to the world-famous Chapman's Peak drive.

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  63. 1- or 2-day Cape Town Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus tour 2022
  64. 1- or 2-day Cape Town Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus tour 2022

    With a full-day hop-on hop-off bus pass, you can take your time seeing Cape Town at your own leisure. Journey around four distinct bus routes, stopping at sights such as Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Table Mountain, and the Cape Winelands, and spend as long as you wish at each. Upgrade to a Signal Hill sunset tour and a boat trip to Seal Island for a more in-depth exploration of the city.

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  65. Two Oceans Scenic Helicopter Flight from Cape Town
  66. Two Oceans Scenic Helicopter Flight from Cape Town

    Take an amazing private helicopter trip from Cape Town to experience two oceans in one 25-minute journey. Fly around renown Table Mountain to observe the Atlantic Ocean on one side of the Cape Peninsula and then continue till you arrive at the Indian Ocean on the other side. Watch the area far below transform as you fly, from beaches and rolling hills to jagged cliffs.

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  67. Big-Five Safari Full Day Guided Private Transfer from Cape Town
  68. Big-Five Safari Full Day Guided Private Transfer from Cape Town

    Seeing one of the country's famous "Big Five," which also includes rhinos, elephants, and Cape buffalo, is a popular tourist attraction in South Africa. After driving out of Cape Town in a private automobile, you'll be able to observe the Breede River, the Hex River Wine Valley, and Table Mountain on your way to a private wildlife reserve.

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  69. Private Sightseeing Trip to the Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Penguin Colony
  70. Private Sightseeing Trip to the Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Penguin Colony

    Book this tour to see the Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Penguin Colony with a private guide. You'll also get the opportunity to sample locally roasted coffee, shop for souvenirs, and visit an ostrich farm during your tour to the Boulders Penguin Colony.

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  71. Full-Day Pilanesburg Nature Reserve Tour
  72. Full-Day Pilanesburg Nature Reserve Tour

    Come and see the beauty of the Pilanesberg Nature Reserve in an open 4x4 safari vehicle on our 10-hour tour. Have the opportunity to witness the big 5 (lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and leopard) up close and personal. After lunch (included), you can choose to either conduct another safari trip in a closed vehicle (Minivan) or a minivan.

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Guided tours are all generally all-inclusive group travel experiences led by a local travel guide and following a fixed itinerary for a specific tourist attractive or local activity. Many sightseeing guided tours, skip-the-line tickets for major travel attractions, group day/night tours, food tastings, wine tastings, and even airport transfers.

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