After seeing the excellent reviews on TripAdvisor I booked the full-day tour to the Cape of Good Hope for my wife and I. Before booking I was unsure about the bike ride but had confirmation from Daytrippers that it was optional. The price was very competitive and it promised to be a more enjoyable trip than the conventional bus tour.
The tour driver / guide was Sele and he did an excellent job - very friendly, likeable, reliable, helpful and informative.
We were picked up at the hotel in Cape Town Central on time in the ~12 seat mini-bus with the bikes in a towed trailer.
First stop was at Hout Bay for the optional 45 minute boat trip (R50) to Seal Island. Very enjoyable and many good photos were taken.
Next stop was Boulders Beach to see the Penguins. Again very enjoyable and yet more good photos.
The third stop was in the Cape of Good Hope National Park where the bikes were unloaded. The bike journey was 7km mainly downhill or flat with a short stretch up a gentle incline. Not having ridden a bike for over 40 years since I was 20, to my surprise I found the ride exceedingly easy and thoroughly enjoyable. It really did seem more like 2km.
(Sele said that he would follow after about 2 km and pick up anybody that did not want to continue with the ride - not needed by anybody on our trip.)
Sele duly went ahead to lay out the included open air pic-nic lunch by the Visitor Centre - an ample buffet salad, rolls, crisps, an excellent curried pasta, fruit etc.
After lunch we continued to Cape Point to climb to the lighthouse and then went by the bus to the beach. Yet more very good photos.
The day went exceedingly quickly as the scenery is first class, Sele was an excellent guide and the fellow travellers good company.
Would I recommend the tour company to friends? Definitely.
Could it have been better? Yes - by spending even more time at the stops. I would have loved to have spent 4-5 hours at Cape Point and 1 hour at Boulders Beach. This would probably have meant hiring a car which I was not prepared to do on my first trip to South Africa. Next time I would hire a car so I can explore the area in more detail and probably stay overnight.
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