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Day Tours - CAPE TOWN
7 - 11 SEPTEMBER 2015

Day Tours

CAPE TOWN EXCURSIONS /

Day tours / accompanying persons programme

 HalfDay City Tour   R700-00 per person

Table Mountain and Noon Gun

Departs +/- 07h45 and returns +/- 12h45 daily and departs +/- 13H45 and returns 18H00 daily

Duration +/- 3.5 hours

No visit to Cape Town is complete without a half-day tour of the mother city itself. After departing the hotel we head for Table Mountain. Enjoy the crisp air and clear visibility as you reach the summit (weather permitting). Our guide will point out the highlights of one of the world’s most famous views, and one of New 7 Wonders of Nature.

After the descent we enjoy a scenic coastal drive through Clifton and Sea Point to the city centre where we visit Greenmarket Square. We stretch our legs with a walk through the Company Gardens.

The tour continues with a drive past the Houses of Parliament, the City Hall, The Castle and Slave Lodge, before entering the "Bo-Kaap", also known as the Malay quarter. The architecture in this area is typical of what Cape Town was like 200 years ago.

We ascend Signal Hill to witness firing of the noon gun (except Sundays and Public Holidays).

You will be dazzled by the diamond tour where we learn about the history of these sparkling gems before returning you back to your hotel.

INCLUDED = Table Mountain cable car

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Full-Day Cape Point   R850-00 per person

Depart the hotel +/- 08H00 and return +/- 18h00 daily

Our journey to Cape Point takes us along the scenic Atlantic seaboard coastal road. We pass the pristine beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay with their soft white sand and azure blue water. The formidable 12 Apostles Peaks rise above the road on one side, while sheer cliffs and incredible rock formations drop into the icy Atlantic Ocean on the other side. There is no doubt the coast of the Cape Peninsula offers magnificent scenery with its great biodiversity.

We arrive at the quaint fishing village of Hout Bay with its imposing Sentinel. Visit Seal Island (own account +/- R60) or shop for souvenirs at the craft market at the harbour.

Our tour continues over Chapman’s Peak which offers amazing photo opportunities, and on to the Table Mountain National Park. This area is home to magnificent ‘fynbos’, many different species of antelope and birds, Cape mountain zebras and mischievous baboons. These creatures entertain guests enjoying lunch at the restaurant which has splendid views of False Bay. Take the funicular (Funicular for own account +/- R70) to the lighthouse for an even better vantage point.

We visit Boulders Beach to see the Jackass (African) Penguins (own account +/- R55) before arriving at the naval base of Simonstown, and then we venture inland to our last stop of the day at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. With the sun setting over the tall peaks of Table Mountain the last rays sparkle on the trees and flowers, and offer a fitting end to a day filled with all the Cape has to offer.

Included: Cape Point gate / Chapman's Peak / Kirstenbosch  

Excluded: Seal island Cruise +/- R60

                    Lunch 

                    Penguin colony +/- R55

                    Cape point Funicular +/- 70

Full-Day Winelands  Tour R850-00 per person

Departs +/- 08h00 daily; returns +/- 18h00

We head north to Paarl. Our first stop this morning is at Anura Wine Estate for a cellar tour followed by a cheese and wine tasting.

We make our way to Franschhoek with a photo stop at the Groot Drakenstein Prison where Nelson Mandela was released in Feb 1990. The village of Franschhoek nestling amongst the mountains, can easily be mistaken as being in Switzerland. After a short tour of the town, a second wine tasting will take place in Franschhoek, followed by a lunch stop (optional – own account), and maybe a chance to try some of the fresh trout that Franschhoek is known for.

After lunch the tour continues over the Helshoogte Mountain Pass to Stellenbosch. It is easy to understand why Simon van der Stel decided to establish a village between the mountains. The backdrop of the Hottentots Holland Mountains, the white-gabled Cape Dutch homesteads and the oak-lined streets and lanes all blend in to give this place a charm that will not be forgotten. Time permitting, we will include a third wine tasting.

We return to Cape Town with amazing photos and fond memories.

Included – 3 wine tastings (3rd tasting time permitting) + 1 with cheese and a cellar tour.

Excluded – lunch at Franschhoek is optional and not included in the price.

(Persons under 18 years are excluded from wine tasting).

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Half-Day Winelands  Tour R600-00 per person

Departs +/- 08h00 and returns +/- 12h45 OR departs +/-13h45 and returns +/- 18h00 daily

Duration +/-3.5 hours

This tour can either be taken during the morning or the afternoon. Experience a wine tasting, cellar tour and cheese tasting at the magnificent Anura Wine Estate. The tour continues to drive through the historic town of Stellenbosch with its picturesque white-gabled Cape Dutch architecture. The pretty streets and quaint lanes are lined with old oak trees. The town boasts a large university with energetic students offering a contrast to the old-world feel of the town.

If time permits our guide will choose a second estate for another wine tasting before heading back to your hotel.

We don’t stop for lunch on a half-day tour.

Included – 1 wine tasting, cellar tour and cheese tasting and a 2nd wine tasting should time permit.

No wine tasting permitted for anyone under 18 years.

Half-Day Township Tour R500 per person

Departs +/- 08h00 and returns +/- 12h45 daily, and Mon to Sat departs +/- 13h45 and returns +/- 18h00. Duration +/- 3.5 hours

This tour of the Cape Town Townships offers insight and interaction with different cultures and communities. Witness everyday life in a harsh environment where you will hear some of the 11 official languages being spoken. See why 27 April 1994 was such an important day in South Africa (first democratic elections). This is a true story with a positive and happy ending!

We start with a tour of District Six. See the oldest mosque in S.A. District Six was once home to thousands of people of various cultures who lived at the foot of Table Mountain.

Our tour continues to the Cape Flats to visit Langa, the oldest formal black township in Cape Town, where we’ll see the local market, an art & crafts centre, and we’ll try to find the elusive traditional healer, but no guarantees! Find out how these people live together, and operate their day-to-day life and businesses in informal settlements. We visit a crèche (if open) offering fun and a safe haven for the local children. We also view Bonteheuwel, Nyanga, Crossroads, Khayelitsha (home to over a million people), and Gugulethu where we see the Gugulethu Seven Memorial and the Amy Biehl Memorial. Experience a local community church on Sundays (optional).

At the end of the tour you will have a greater understanding of how the Rainbow Nation developed and people of all colours live in this democratic country in relative harmony. The rainbow is associated with the hope of a bright future, and symbolises the diversity of South Africa’s unspecified cultural, ethnic or racial groups. 

Included – District Six Museum and entrance fee to the traditional healer (closed on Sundays)

  • Some of the venues may be closed on public holidays, Saturdays and Sundays.
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Cultural Tour & Robben Island

 R850-00 per person

Departs Mon to Sat +/- 08h00; return depends on Robben Island ferry

Complete your cultural experience by extending the morning Township Visit Tour to include a visit to Robben Island in the afternoon, subject to availability of the ferry and the Robben Island time-table.

Board the Robben Island ferry and enjoy spectacular views of Cape Town and Table Mountain as you sail across the bay to this island which is so full of history. Once you reach the island you will be given a guided tour and see the cell where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for many years. Your return to your hotel is included in the price.

Handy tip: Sun protection, protective clothing and preventative treatment against sea sickness are advisable.

** Please note that the Robben Island Ferry in NON-REFUNDABLE once booked

Subject to weather, ferry schedule and seat availability.

Four Passes Tour 2-3 Pax R 1,100.00 / 4 pax or more R 900.00 per person

This scenic tour shows off 4 spectacular mountain passes which surround Cape Town. Traverse the fertile winelands of Franschhoek, the deciduous fruit valley of Elgin and the Hemel-en-Aarde ("Heaven & Earth")Valley ( near Hermanus. The indigenous fynbos, orchards, vineyards and olive groves add to the tapestry of colour. Lunch is included on this tour.

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