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South Africa Whistle Stop Cape Town

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Welcome to the Cape! Unbelievable scenery, wildlife on the beach, wine in the hills and hikes all around. Take advantage of your short stay with some high energy days full of experiences. We propose to you a Whistle Stop in the heart of Southern Africa that mixes metropolitan vibes, history and indulgent afternoons of wine and food. Whether this is a stop-over, an extended stay, or a long weekend ...

Welcome to the Cape! Unbelievable scenery, wildlife on the beach, wine in the hills and hikes all around. Take advantage of your short stay with some high energy days full of experiences. We propose to you a Whistle Stop in the heart of Southern Africa that mixes metropolitan vibes, history and indulgent afternoons of wine and food. Whether this is a stop-over, an extended stay, or a long weekend - we got you covered.

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Tour itinerary includes
  • City
    City
  • Mountain
    Mountain
  • Wine tasting
    Wine tasting
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking
  • Seaside
    Seaside

Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to South Africa

Upon arrival at Cape Town international Airport, you will be met by an English speaking representative who will assist with the fast track customs & immigrations, baggage collection and hand over to the driver in the Arrivals Hall.

Private road transfer with an English speaking driver from the Cape Town International Airport to the Table Bay Hotel.

Under the watchful eye of Table Mountain and with a front-row seat to the V&A Waterfront and harbour, Table Bay Hotel is the perfect base for travellers desiring unending views of the Atlantic Ocean served alongside a backdrop of one of the 7 Wonders of Nature. With all the city’s attractions a stone’s throw away, what more reason does one need to stay at Table Bay?
The V&A Waterfront is on your doorstep and the City Bowl is in your backyard. Sun-worshippers can enjoy a sail to Camps Bay on a yacht where you will anchor for the day, while history buffs may prefer to take a ferry to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated before his release and triumph as the Rainbow Nation’s first democratic president. Otherwise, opt to be pampered at the Camelot Spa or make use of the well-equipped on-site gym.

Visited:
Cape Town International Airport, Cape Town
Accomodation
Table Bay (Cape Town)

Day 2: Cape Town, Peninsula tour

After Breakfast, depart with the English speaking guide on a full day private tour of the Cape Peninsula. Lunch & entrance fees included for Hout Bay – Seal Island Cruise, Chapmans Peak drive, Cape Point Nature Reserve & Boulders Beach Penguins.


The Full day Cape Point Tour begins with a scenic drive along the Atlantic Seaboard passing through the picturesque Clifton Beach and Camps Bay with their white sand beaches and sparkling blue water. The first stop is in Hout Bay village at the harbour for a cruise to seal island, home to thousands of Cape Fur Seals and hundreds of sea birds including the uncommon Bank Cormorants.


There’s a craft market to explore briefly before continuing onto Cape Point, travelling over Chapman’s Peak, as it winds its way between Noordhoek and Hout Bay, along the Atlantic Coast, on the south-western tip of South Africa making it one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world.


The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve so named by Portugal's King John II, is a narrow stretch of land, dotted with beautiful valleys, bays and beaches, and it contains a mix of extraordinarily diverse and unique fauna and flora. Explore the lighthouse - access to this historical building can be done either by a walk or by an exhilarating 3 minute ride in the Flying Dutchman funicular (paid directly) that transfers visitors from the lower station at 127 metres above sea level, to the upper station at 286 metres above sea level.


Next is a well-deserved lunch stop in the naval base of Simons Town - the restaurant is a spectacular venue on the water’s edge with views of mountains and sea. After lunch, you will visit Boulders Beach with its 3 boardwalks leading to view the Jackass penguins. The Boulders Penguin Colony in Simons Town is home to a unique and endangered land-based colony of African Penguins.


Return to the hotel.

Visited:
Cape Town
Accomodation
Table Bay (Cape Town)

Day 3: Cape Town, Winelands tour

After Breakfast, depart with the English speaking guide on a full day private tour of the Cape Winelands. Lunch & entrance fees included for 3 Wine tastings, Franschhoek Motor Museum & Stellenbosch Museum.


The full day Winelands Tour takes you on a journey of the vines, an area rich in colourful culture, flavoursome food, and fascinating history. South Africa’s wine lands are known to produce some of the world's most outstanding wines. Our tour will give you a peek into the enigmatic world that is South African wine.


The morning begins with your guide collecting you from your hotel around 08h30 where-after you will head off to the area of Paarl, a place made famous on 11 February 1990 when Nelson Mandela Walked to freedom out of the Drakenstein correctional facility, ending his 27 years imprisonment and marking the beginning the post-apartheid era and multiracial elections in South Africa.


Followed by a walk around the historical town of Paarl, we depart for our first wine tasting and cellar tour at Haute Cabriere Wine Estate, outside Franschoek, a quaint area known for its wine and French influence, and where the Huguenots settled in 1688 bringing with them grape varietals such as Merlot, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. Then proceed to Franschoek Town. 


You will stop for lunch at Rickety Bridge Wine Estate. After lunch, enjoy a wine tasting on the estate before proceeding in the direction of Stellenbosch, where you will scout the town and stretch your legs with a visit to the Stellenbosch Museum and another tasting. You also have the opportunity to stroll around the town and enjoy the curios shops and other attractions. After you have wined and dined we return to your hotel approximately 16h00.

Visited:
Cape Town

Day 4: Full day on Robben Island

After Breakfast, depart on a private full day Robben Island, City & Table Mountain tour with an English speaking guide, in a Luxury vehicle including lunch and entrance fees for Robben Island ferry ticket, Bo-Kaap Museum, Castle of Good Hope & Table Mountain cable car ticket. (weather permitting).


At about 19h00, you will be collected at the hotel, for a Food Jamming session dinner with Jade de Waal, including return hotel transfers.


Overnight at the Table Bay Hotel, in a Luxury Mountain Room, inclusive of Breakfast.


Including all the `must-sees` of any Cape Town day tour, this option is a geographical and cultural extravaganza, showing you Cape Town, from its historical beginnings to its dark days of apartheid and present day spirit of triumph and hope in a democratic South Africa.


The tour commences with a ferry trip across the bay to Robben Island. (Weather permitting). From the 17th to the 20th centuries, Robben Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment. Today it is a World Heritage Site and museum, a poignant reminder of the price paid for freedom. The excursion includes a return ferry to the island, a bus tour on the island and of the prison. Upon return to the mainland, enjoy a drive through Bo-Kaap to discover how the Malay slaves influenced the culture, food and aesthetics of this beautiful city and its people. Proceed to the Company Gardens located in the heart of the central business district. Enjoy a walk through the garden. This is followed by a visit to the Castle of Good Hope – the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa. The drive through the City Centre would also take you past the Houses of Parliament, the Grand Parade and City Hall from where Nelson Mandela first addressed South Africans after his release in February 1990.


Continue to Table Mountain where you shall reach the top by cable car (weather permitting). Enjoy the panoramic views over the city with Robben Island lying sleepily in Table Bay. Also get a bird’s eye view over the Atlantic Seaboard. Return to your hotel by 17h30.


You will have some time to freshen up, before being collected at about 19h00 for the exciting Food Jamming Dinner experience with Jade de Waal. Return to your hotel after dinner.

Visited:
Cape TownRobben Island
Accomodation
Table Bay (Cape Town)

Day 5: Departure

After breakfast, depart with the English speaking driver from the Table Bay Hotel to the Cape Town international Airport.

Visited:
Cape Town

Cape Town International Airport Cape Town Cape Town Robben Island

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. £1,750 / 5 days
Excluding international flights
2 pax
Price per person in double room£1,710

Included in price:

  • Accommodation in Luxury Property for 4 Nights
  • Guided visit to Robben Island
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transfers to and from the Airport

Not included in price:

  • All beverages
  • Insurances
  • Flights
  • Visas
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