5 DAY CAPE TOWN DELIGHT


6 DAYS  / 5 NIGHTS

Day 1         Arrival in Cape Town

Day 2         Cape Peninsula & Cape Point tour

Day 3         Table Mountain & city tour

Day 4         Cape Winelands

Day 5         Day at leisure

Day 6         Return

Cape Town is a great base from which to explore the stunning surrounds in the rest of the province. Whether you want to go on safari, visit the Cape Winelands, or just take in the amazing scenery the Western Cape has to offer, there’s plenty to see and experience no matter your interests. Here are our five favourite excursions from Cape Town. 

 


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Day 1:

 

ARRIVAL IN CAPE TOWN

 

 

Airport meet and Greet. Just look out towards the information desk located in the arrivals hall for your pick-up with your name on it

ACCOMMODATION

Welcome to  a touch of Africa, in a gracious colonial mansion framed against the backdrop of Lions Head, a select corner on Cape Town’s Atlantic Sea Board. Read more...

   5 Night at Guesthouse / similar (B&B)

5 Night at Guesthouse / similar (B&B)


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DAY 2:

Cape Peninsula & Cape point tour

In a nutshell...Cape Point has got to be one of the world’s most beautiful promontories, with its cliffs rising high above the waves that crash at its base. The scenery from here is truly magical, with endless views of the ocean. Seabirds nest in the cliffs high above turquoise waters, and tiny hidden beaches are tucked into private alcoves.

 

  • Visit scenic Peninsula Area… See the Southwestern most point of Africa!
  • Travel along both coastlines with lovely views
  • Visit Hout Bay Harbor with optional boat trip to see Cape Fur Seal Colony
  • See African Jackass penguins at Boulders Beach
  • Visit Cape Of Good Hope Reserve - do the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet here?
  • See the Southwestern most point of Africa

Cape Peninsula Tour commences with a scenic drive to Hout Bay via the spectacular Clifton Beach and Camps Bay (maybe you can spot a celebrity or two at one of their side walk cafes!). At Hout Bay Harbor, which is a quaint fishing village, you have the option to board a boat and view the Cape Fur Seals on Duiker Island. You’ll spot the famous dassies (rock hyrax), along with other small animals, and can take the Flying Dutchman Funicular to the top lighthouse for panoramic views that look like something from a postcard. 

Should you not choose this option you could visit Kirstenbosch Gardens. On the other hand you may wish to spend time at Groot Constantia soaking up the lovely views, and fascinating history and tasting some of Constantia’s finest wines.

Chapman's Peak drive is not to be missed, which ever way you do it is absolutely magnificent.On the way, you’ll travel along the False Bay Coast, a stretch of beach-side suburbs like Kalk Bay, where you’ll  find innumerable bars and restaurants as well as little antique shops and art galleries. You’ll also pass Simon’s Town, where you can get up close to the African penguin colony at Boulders Beach and take a dip with the creatures....

Did I mention the penguins? The soft white sand and warm(ish) waters are not the only reasons why 60 000 visitors a year make their way along the coast, past Simon’s Town, to Boulders Beach. The local inhabitants – and I’m talking about the little tuxedoed chaps here – know how to pull the crowds.

African Penguins – formerly known as jackass penguins because of their distinctive braying – are the only penguins found on the continent. Colonies can be found from southern Namibia all the way around the South African coast to Port Elizabeth; however, few places offer as remarkable a viewing point as Boulders Beach.When the penguins first came to False Bay in 1983 from Dyer Island, which is near Gansbaai, there was plenty for them to eat and so the colony grew rapidly. In recent years, however, commercial fishing, marine pollution and habitat destruction have negatively affected the size of the colony. In 1910, it was estimated that there were approximately one-and-a-half million African Penguins; a century later, the aquatic bird was classified as an endangered species. These days there are only a paltry 26 000 breeding pairs left in the whole world!

One of the very popular stops is at Jubilee Square in Simon's Town looking out at the South African Naval base and the yachts moored at the Yacht Club.  Here you will hear all about a wily old sea dog called “Just Nuisance”.

No tour is complete without a visit to the Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope (Africa’s most South Westerly tip).

Cape Point is in the Cape of Good Hope nature reserve within Table Mountain National Park,  which forms part of the Cape Floral Region, a World Heritage Site. It includes the majestic Table Mountain chain, which stretches from Signal Hill to Cape Point, and the coastlines of the Cape Peninsula. This narrow stretch of land, dotted with beautiful valleys, bays and beaches, contains a mix of extraordinarily diverse and unique fauna and flora. At Cape Point you have the option of taking the Funicular to the Lighthouse.

Situated at the foot of Table Mountain, within a stone’s throw from the Cape Town Stadium and in the heart of Cape Town’s working harbor, the V&A Waterfront offers the visitor an abundance of unforgettable experiences. Indoor shopping and entertainment venues seamlessly merge with ocean vistas and mountain views and the fresh sea breeze and warm African sun add zest to a cosmopolitan, vibrant atmosphere. More than 80 restaurants bring a fusion of international food, from rustic al fresco fish and chips to starched table-cloth cuisines – there is just so much to do, so much to discover.


The V&A Waterfront is South Africa’s most visited destination, attracting millions of visitors every year – and for good reason. Whether you're looking to go shopping, dine at top restaurants, party at local nightspots, visit tourist attractions and museums or investigate the city’s historic harbor, you'll find it all here. (Construction for this harbor began as early as 1860, when Prince Alfred tipped the first stones for the breakwater, hence the attraction’s name: V&A after Queen Victoria of England and her youngest son Alfred.)

If you're interested in visiting Robben Island, you'll find the Nelson Mandela Gateway at the Waterfront.

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The Cape of Good Hope is a promontory off of the southern tip of South Africa. It is mistakenly thought of as the southernmost point of Africa and the spot where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. The true southernmost point of Africa is at Cape Agulhas, located on the Garden Route of South Africa over 200 km away.

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INTERACTIVE MAP

 

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DAY 3:                    Table Mountain & Cape Town city tour

Drive through the 'Mother City' and see the Castle Good Hope, Houses of Parliament, Greenmarket square and other sites...Visit scenic Peninsula Area… take a picture from the Southwestern most point of Africa!
Weather permitting, you can take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain

This full day tour will give you an opportunity to orientate yourself in our beautiful mother city, Cape Town. What better way to do this then from the majestic Table Mountain. From this platform you will see the city of Cape Town stretching out below you, False Bay extending from Cape Point in the distance, to Cape Hang Klip and the majestic mountains of the Cape Wine lands. On descending the mountain you will be driven through the streets of the thriving city of Cape Town, thronging with different cultures and traditions.

Table mountain cable car fees excluded ( approx. $30) - weather permitting. Evening at leisure ...explore the Victoria & Alfred waterfront located nearby!

Visit The Castle of Good Hope which is the oldest building in the country and home to a few ghosts from the Castle’s very interesting past, as well as to the William Fehr Collection of outstanding historical artworks and antique furniture dating back to the 1800’s. Take a leisurely walk through the Company Gardens, originally the vegetable and fruit orchard which supplied the passing ships. Green Market Square offers a lively flea market with a variety arts and crafts, clothing and curios. You will be exposed to one of the darker eras of past South African History, during the tour through District Six.

There are some very fascinating cultural diversity when we meander through “Die Bo Kaap” previously known as the Cape Malay District. From there you have the following choices:
Visit the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens where there are more plant species than in the entire United Kingdom! A lovely way to spend an afternoon learning about our amazing flora and scenic views of the mountain!
We take a visit to Rhodes Memorial for some fascinating history and some splendid views of the City of Cape Town.
 
Groot Constantia is always a good way of soaking up some history, lovely views and again some very good wine!

Optional activity: Board a Ferry to Robben Island where you will be shown Nelson Mandela’s cell and learn about the island’s past.

Adapt the Mother City tour for the children by adding a few of the following:

  • Replacing Robben Island with a boat ride around the Harbor.
  • A visit the Two Oceans Aquarium.
  • A walk up the Green Point Lighthouse (a bit scary, but you will love it!).
  • The City tour for the adventurous. We can enjoy half a day of culture and history and spend the rest of the day doing a few of the following activities:

For the brave, abseil down Table Mountain!
      Enjoy a spectacular helicopter flip over the Peninsula!                                                         
              Savor a sun-downer aboard a yacht on a cruise along the coast!                                                                                                  For the more extremely adventurous go Paragliding off Lions Head!    The possibilities are endless!


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DAY 4:  Day at leisure                 Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

Spend the day at leisure at world famous Victoria & Alfred Waterfront…So much to do and see!

Spend the day at leisure at world famous Victoria & Alfred Waterfront…

Situated at the foot of Table Mountain, within a stone’s throw from the Cape Town Stadium and in the heart of Cape Town’s working harbor, the V&A Waterfront offers the visitor an abundance of unforgettable experiences. Indoor shopping and entertainment venues seamlessly merge with ocean vistas and mountain views and the fresh sea breeze and warm African sun add zest to a cosmopolitan, vibrant atmosphere. More than 80 restaurants bring a fusion of international food, from rustic al fresco fish and chips to starched table-cloth cuisines – there is just so much to do, so much to discover.

Day at leisure - Exploring the Cape Town Waterfront. So much to do and see!
The V&A Waterfront is South Africa’s most visited destination, attracting millions of visitors every year – and for good reason. Whether you're looking to go shopping, dine at top restaurants, party at local nightspots, visit tourist attractions and museums or investigate the city’s historic harbor, you'll find it all here. (Construction for this harbor began as early as 1860, when Prince Alfred tipped the first stones for the breakwater, hence the attraction’s name: V&A after Queen Victoria of England and her youngest son Alfred.)


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DAY 5:                   Cape Winelands Tour (Simondium)

Franschhoek Valley is one of the most beautiful wine valleys in the whole world with its senses of intimacy and mystery...

In the middle of  the heart of the stunning Cape Winelands,  is one of the oldest working farms in South Africa. With an emphasis on sustainability and organic produce, the owners are bringing an elegant and very contemporary twist to the old adage ‘farm to table’ and boy, do they do it well. From the award-winning restaurant and vineyard to the home-grown spa, every aspect of a stay here is led by the bountiful gardens and hubbub of edible delights within. And then there’s the cottages; white-washed Dutch gables transformed into sanctuaries of graceful simplicity and sophistication, worthy of a visit in themselves. Situated just 45 minutes from Cape Town, is the French corner of the Cape, Franschhoek, nestled in a rich and fertile valley between majestic mountains, a gem waiting to be discovered.

Franschhoek was originally known as the 'Valley of the Huguenots', as a result of a community of French Huguenots that settled in this valley over three centuries ago. Today many of the wine farms still bear the original French names and the beautiful examples of Cape Dutch architecture, which pays homage to its history.

Considered the culinary capital of South Africa, Franschhoek boasts some of the best restaurants in the country. This exclusive winelands town, situated just 55 miles from Cape Town, is famed for its Huguenot heritage, exquisite Cape Dutch architecture, prestigious wine estates (many of which include luxury accommodation), and an ever-expanding foodscape that includes world-class restaurants and fabulous cafés. Dotted with wine farms, many being of French origin, this is where the original French Huguenots settled in South Africa around 1692. Nowadays this little town is booming with the good vibrations of fine wine, great dining and gorgeous scenery.

Set right in the heart of the Cape Winelands, Franschhoek is home to some of South Africa's oldest and most famous wine estates such as Chamonix, Boschendal, L'Ormarins and Haute Cabriere. Wine tours from Cape Town offer visitors the opportunity to relax and taste a variety of fine wines while enjoying the exquisite surroundings of the Franschhoek Winelands.

Franschhoek streets are lined with a wonderful collection of art and antique shops, galleries, African curio shops and coffee shops. Food connoisseurs will also find a delicious choice of award-winning and widely acclaimed restaurants in and around the town.

The perfect end to the perfect day !

All tours in Cape Town area are privately guided tours in a luxury mini van.

$ 1,650 per person sharing / 2 pax  minimum  

*NOTES

  1. Cost may vary depending on actual booking dates and currency fluctuations
  2. Safari begins and ends in Cape Town, South Africa. Flights between Johannesburg, South Africa and Cape Town, South Africa are not included should your Africa arrival point be Johannesburg, South Africa
  3. All accommodation and activities as per the itinerary are included
  4. BOARDING: Full Boarding (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) / B&B (Bed & Breakfast). Drinks might or might not be included depending in the specific location - please inquire if you need details
  5. International flights between USA/Europe and Africa are not included in the cost
  6. Child policy may apply
  7. Single occupancy policy allies
  8. Checking passport validity and sufficient empty pages needed in the passport remains the client's responsibility
  9. Checking and obtaining the necessary/applicable VISA's for each country visited is the client's responsibility
They say that all bugs in Africa bite...but the Safari Bug is the worst of them all!