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Cape Town Day Tours

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Cape Town Day Tours

Cape Town City Tour

This is an excellent “first day” tour of Cape Town, as it will orientate you to the City, Table Mountain and the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Your guide will meet you at 09h00 for an early start to the day with a trip to the top of Table Mountain. Once back at the base we explore the Mother City and enjoy a walk through the Company’s Gardens with a visit to the SA Museum and St. Georges Cathedral. Spend some time at Green Market Square, the perfect place to buy curios and gifts for those back home, before your guide drives up to what is known as the Bokaap with you. View some of the colourful houses of the Cape Malay people that have settled here. Our journey continues out of the city past Rhodes memorial and the University of Cape Town to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Enjoy a lunch (included) and spend the afternoon wandering around the beautifully laid out gardens. Your guide will take you back to your hotel in the late afternoon.

Peninsula Tour

This is a day of beautiful coastal scenery, a visit to Hout Bay, the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Chapman’s Peak, and the Penguin Colony. Your Guide will collect you from your Hotel at 09h00 and you set off on the Cape Peninsula Tour via Platinum Mile, to the picturesque harbour village of Hout Bay. (A boat trip to Seal Island can be done from here) Visit Mariner’s Wharf and then continue to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve via the famous Chapman’s Peak Drive. Take the Funicular trip to the top of Cape Point for breathtaking coastal views. On your way back towards Cape Town enjoy a seafood lunch at Seaforth Restaurant or Harbour House (included) just outside Simon’s Town.  After lunch visit the Penguin Colony at Boulders beach and end off your day at Groot Constantia, the oldest wine estate in the Cape. Wander through the beautifully restored Manor House and enjoy a tasting (time permitting). Your guide will have you back at your hotel by late afternoon.

Winelands Tour

This is a “not-to-be-missed” day of spectacular mountain scenery, valleys and vineyards. We visit the historic town of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek for a Cellar Tour and Wine Tasting. Set off at 09h00 for a day of spectacular scenery, as we explore the romantic Cape Wine Route. Your first stop is at Paarl Rock to view the Afrikaans Language Monument and enjoy a lovely view from the hill on which this curious monument is built. Visit the famous Nederburg Wine Estate for a cellar tour and wine tasting before continuing your journey on to Franschhoek, which was first settled by the French Huguenots. Here enjoy lunch and a beautiful view at La Petite Ferme Restaurant (included). After lunch visit the Huguenot Monument and then your journey takes you across the magnificent Helshoogte Pass to Stellenbosch, South Africa’s second oldest town. Visit the Stellenbosch Village Museum to get an impression of what life was like in the Cape in the 19th Century and end off your day strolling through the oak lined streets with the many antique shops and art galleries. Highlights: Fairview master cheese & wine tasting, Flagship tasting at Anthonij Rupert wines, Waterford chocolate & wine tasting, Single Vineyards tasting at Rust & Vrede estate, Lunch at Le Petite Ferme in Franschhoek.

Township Cultural Tour

On this tour tour you will be introduced to our rich cultural heritage. We will take on a “step-on” Guide, who knows the area very well and he will be show us some of the self-help projects, as well as the strong community spirit which exists in these areas. Township tours in Cape Town are a must for anyone wanting to discover the other side of life in Cape Town. These tours take you from the legendary District Six area, to some of Cape Town’s thriving townships such as Langa and Khayelitsha . You will also have the chance to enjoy local delicacies as well as traditional dancing, healers, visit local schools, charismatic churches, shebeens and many other fascinating things to see and do. The people you meet on your township tour will leave you with a new appreciation of the South African philosophy of ‘Ubuntu’, as they share a bit of insight into daily life in the townships of Cape Town. Despite the tragic and often troubled history of Cape Town’s townships and informal settlements, the areas still retain a strong sense of culture, with a vibrant community atmosphere and plenty of food, entertainment and enterprise. Many community arts projects can be found along the townships, with crafts such as beading, weaving, wire goods and fabric making all to be found. The ever-present local shebeens offer another side to life – with South African beer, braais and a strong sense of community to be enjoyed. Township tours are sure to leave you with a better understanding of Cape Town’s history and cultures, making these not to be missed.

Robben Island

This Island was the prison of our ex-President Nelson Mandela for 18 years and a Guide will show you around the island, as well as the prison cells. This is an opportunity to get some first-hand information about some of our greatest leaders who were political prisoners here. It is a tale of suffering, laced with grace and redemption.

Shark Cage Diving

Between the islands of Geyser Rock and Dyer Island is a narrow and shallow channel called Shark Alley – reputed to be the world’s best place for Great White shark cage diving. It’s a short trip to Shark Alley in Gansbaai. For the adrenaline junkies, this provides you with the perfect opportunity to get up close and personal with the Great Whites – no diving certificate is needed to venture into the cage. For the not so adventurous, incredible sightings of the sharks can be viewed from the comfort of the boat.

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