We’re often asked what’s the best way to get to Cape Point – these are the travel options available.
Cape Point is about 70km from the CBD. Getting there by car will take about 1h20 depending on traffic. It’s a scenic drive, and depending on which route you choose, you can explore Simon’s Town and stop off at Boulders Beach as well. For the route from Cape Town, click here.
The Cape Point Explorer red sightseeing bus offers a full day’s excursion with an English-speaking guide aboard a luxury air-conditioned coach. It includes a stop at Boulders Beach (entry for your own account) and entry into the Cape of Good Hope (Cape Point). You’ll have to book your spot on the bus 24 hours in advance. For more information and to book tickets, click here.
By taxi / Uber
This will take you on the same route as a self-drive. Bear in mind, the taxi driver will have to pay entry fees as well, unless you’re dropped at the gate, which is 15km from the parking lot (bad idea).
The train from Cape Town takes you all the way to Simon’s Town. This journey is about 1h20. Sadly, this is still 25km from Cape Point. So you’ll have to order a taxi from here.
By private tour
This is usually the more expensive option, but it tends to be more flexible than the other set options. You can tailor-make your itinerary according to your travel needs. It works well if you’re on a jam-packed schedule or if you have time constraints. You can also build an itinerary where you add other attractions to your to-do list. There are a number of service providers such as: African Eagle Day Tours , Cape Point Route , Day Trippers, Rhino Africa Safaris , Springbok Atlas , Hylton Ross