The Ultimate Cape Town Tour – this is offered over THREE days and includes the following scheduled Cape Town tours
Half-Day Cape Town City Tour & Table Mountain Tour – Cape Town Tour
The Cape Town tour commences with a visit to Table Mountain (weather permitting; cable car fee not included). Enjoy panoramic views over the Mother City and Robben Island in the distance lying sleepily in Table Bay harbor. In the heart of the city enjoy for a short walk through the Company Gardens. From squirrels to a variety of plant life, it’s just a happy place to soak up some ‘Cape Town vibes’ and enjoy the aviaries and fishponds. On the Wale Street end of the garden you will find a monument which was created to commemorate the life and work of Desmond Tutu – lovingly referred to by South Africans as “The Arch” and a tribute to the values of the South African Constitution. Arch for Arch was installed beside historic St. George’s Cathedral aka “People’s Cathedral” for its role in the resistance against apartheid.
Step inside the Slave Lodge which explores the history of these unwilling immigrants and how they have contributed to the richness and diversity of South African history. As you drive through the city you shall get a feel for the cultural melting pot that it is. End the tour with a stop at Truth Cafe a ‘steampunk-inspired’ artisan coffee shop serving all hand-roasted coffees in a vintage cast-iron drum (any meals for own account). Return to your hotel upon completion of the tour.
Full-Day Winelands Tour
Head off to the heart of South Africa’s wine industry. Explore Stellenbosch and walk down the canal-lined avenues, in the shade of giant oak trees and beautifully preserved historic buildings. Travel over the Helshoogte Pass to the town of Franschhoek, historically dating back to the 17th century when the French Huguenots arrived. Billed as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa, this charming town, in a most picturesque valley, retains a French Huguenot style. Enjoy a wine tasting before taking the time to enjoy the fabled culinary skills of the Franschhoek chefs at one of the many award-winning restaurants (lunch not included in cost). Onward to Paarl, one of the Cape’s first farming districts. The town is set at the foot of the cluster of remarkable granite domes from which it takes its name. Return to the bustle of city life in the early evening after an enthralling day in the countryside.
Full-Day Cape Point & Peninsula Tour
Travel along the Atlantic Seaboard via Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bay, to Hout Bay, a quaint village and fishing harbor with magnificent mountain views and beach. Continue via Chapman’s Peak, one of the world’s most breath-taking coastal drives, to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point which is perceived to be the meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Go on to historic Simon’s Town, a village with charming Victorian architecture, a naval base and a large penguin colony at the beautiful Boulders Beach. Boulders Penguin Colony is home to a growing colony of the vulnerable African Penguin. Wooden walkways allow visitors to view the penguins in their natural habitat and there is also a new information center. A lunch stop is made nearby (lunch to own account). End the day with a visit to the well-known Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. The Garden includes five of South Africa’s six different biomes and is world-renowned for the beauty and diversity of the Cape Flora it displays as well as for the magnificence of its setting against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain. The tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel.
- Table Mountain (cable car fee not included; weather permitting)
- Slave Lodge
- Company Gardens
- Cape Winelands
- Wine Tasting
- Cape Point & Peninsula
- Simon’s Town, Boulders Beach and the penguin colony
- Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
BLOCK OUT DATES:-
- 8 March 2020
- 11 April 2020
- 12 April 2020
- 25 December 2020
- 26 December 2020
Cableway will be closed from Tuesday 7 July to Sunday 26 July for their annual maintenance.