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Enjoy one of the most popular tours in South Africa, the Cape Town city tour. Cape Town is southern Africa’s most beautiful, romantic and most visited city. Indeed, few urban centres anywhere can match its setting along the mountainous Cape Peninsula spine, which slides into the Atlantic Ocean. By far the most striking – and famous – of its sights is Table Mountain, frequently shrouded by clouds, and rearing up from the middle of the city. More than a scenic backdrop, Table Mountain is the solid core of Cape Town, dividing the city into distinct zones with public gardens, wilderness, forests, hiking routes, vineyards and desirable residential areas trailing down its lower slopes.
The Cape Town city tour commences with a stop at The V&A Waterfront which is South Africa’s most visited destination, attracting millions of visitors every year with it’s massive range of restaurants, shops, activities and free entertainment. Drive past the residential suburbs of Clifton and Camps Bay, positioned along the Atlantic seaboard this area is home to some of the most stunning beaches in the world. Thereafter visit the Bo-Kaap an area formerly known as the Malay Quarter, famous for its brightly coloured homes and romantic cobble stoned streets. While there stopover at the museum, which dates back to the 1760s, and is the oldest house in the area still in its original form. It highlights the cultural contribution made by early Muslim settlers, many of whom were skilled tailors, carpenters, shoemakers and builders. Proceed to the Castle of Good Hope which is the oldest surviving building in South Africa. Built between 1666 and 1679, this pentagonal fortification replaced a small clay and timber fort built by Commander Jan van Riebeeck in 1652 upon establishing a maritime replenishment station at the Cape of Good Hope (Cape Town) for the Dutch East India Company, better known as the VOC (Verenigde Oos-Indische Compagnie). The Castle of Good Hope houses the regional headquarters of the South African Army in the Western Cape, the famous William Fehr Collection of historic artworks, the Castle Military Museum and ceremonial facilities for traditional Cape Regiments. The tour culminates with a short visit to the Cape Diamond Museum, explore the history of the South African diamond rush and where it all began. Discover the world’s most famous diamonds with life-size replicas on display. Witness first hand how rough diamonds are transformed into creations of fire and light.
Depart – 8:00-9:00am
Return – 12:30pm
Afternoon at leisure to either relax at your hotel or take a trip to the V and A Waterfront for the rest of the afternoon via their shuttle service.
Cape Point is located about 1.2km east of Cape of Good Hope and is the most South Western corner of the African continent and the mythical meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian oceans. The scenic beauty of Cape Point is not its sole allure; it is also an international icon of great historical interest with many a visitor drawn to the area because of its rich maritime history. Named the ‘Cape of Storms’ by Bartolomeu Dias in 1488; the ‘Point’ was treated with respect by sailors for centuries. Coming to the aid of many sailors as a strategic navigational landmark by day, at night, the jagged rocks and violent storms of the point resulted in many shipwrecks being littered around the coastline.
The interactive Cape Point tour takes you along the beautiful Atlantic Seaboard giving you the opportunity to feast your eyes on rugged coastlines and other untainted geographic landmarks such as the Twelve apostles and the magnificent slopes of Lion’s head. The Atlantic Seaboard also known as Cape Town’s ‘Riviera’, stretches from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront on the north shore of Table Mountain all the way down the west side of the Cape Peninsula to Hout Bay.
The Cape Point tour takes us through the residential suburb of Clifton with four bikini beaches ideal for sunbathing and home to some of the most expensive real estate in South Africa. The tour then proceeds to Camps Bay where we stop for a picture shoot of the Twelve Apostle mountain range. The tour continues through the town of Hout Bay where you visit a fishing harbor and get the opportunity to take an optional boat trip to seal island. The tour continues through the world famous Chapman’s Peak Drive a 9 km route with 114 curves, making it one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world.
Enjoy a beautiful view of the ocean on the winding road towards Cape Point. Located about 1.2km east of Cape of Good Hope it, is the most South Western corner of the African continent and the mythical meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian oceans. It is located within Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and home to an entire floral kingdom and many populations of animals. Look out for ostrich and pelagic birds, view zebra, eland, and the many species of reptiles and small mammals. Chacma baboons are common in the Cape Point nature reserve, especially at the point itself. You have the option of either walking or taking a funicular ride to the upper lighthouse right at the tip of Cape Point where you are able to look back in awe at the beauty of the Cape peninsula and the surrounding areas.
After visiting the lighthouse at Cape Point we head to False Bay and stop at Boulders Beach to view the endangered African Penguin. We then pass through the naval town of Simon’s Town. Thereafter, we drive through the towns of Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg en-route to Kirstenbosch Botanical gardens which forms part of the Cape Floral Kingdom (declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site). After a wonderful and relaxing day we drop you off at your hotel.
Depart ± 08h00 to 09h00
Return ± 17h30 to your hotel.
This morning after breakfast we make our way to the Winelands of Cape Town:
The Cape Winelands tour is an absolute must do, be taken away by breathtaking vistas and majestic mountain backdrops in a setting steeped in rich culture and history. Rolling vineyards and quaint Cape Dutch homesteads await you, as well as award-winning wine farms offering some of the world’s best wines .
Begin your journey in Cape Town with a drive to the heart of the Cape Winelands and get to experience the great hospitality and beauty of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek. Discover the process of making wine from vineyard to the bottle and participate in a cellar tour accompanied by a wine and cheese tasting.
Kick off your Cape Winelands tour in Stellenbosch, also known as the Eikestad (City of Oaks in Afrikaans). It is not only the second oldest town in South Africa but also boasts the largest variety and concentration of vineyards, with more than 140 wine farms. Take a walk along oak lined streets and soak in the holiday atmosphere that characterises this quiet “old world” town. Be taken back in time by the well preserved examples of Cape Dutch style architecture, antique shops, national monuments including Dorp street, museums as well as South Africa’s oldest music school the Conservatoire. Visit a wine farm and participate in a cellar tour accompanied by a wine and cheese tasting.
The tour then proceeds to Paarl, the third oldest South African town and largest town in the Cape Winelands. View magnificently preserved classic Cape Dutch and Victorian buildings and visit Groot Drakenstein Correctional Centre formerly Victor Verster prison, where the legendary Nelson Mandela spent the final years of his incarceration. Get a chance to see the bronze statue of Mandela which now stands outside the prison to commemorate where he made the famous “walk to freedom” in 1990. Not to forget you will also get an opportunity to taste wine at one of Paarl’s renowned vineyards.
Drive to Franschhoek (French corner) an old town with a strong French history and influence that dates back to 1688. Many farms and businesses still hold onto their French names and the town’s atmosphere is uniquely French-like. The town’s close proximity to Cape Town combined with its ideal weather, architectural beauty, huge variety of culinary offerings and award winning wines make it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Cape Winelands. It has been described by many as the “food and wine capital” of South Africa. Take a walk in the town and be part of its rich history while enjoying the many art galleries, antique shops and charming restaurants that make up this magnificent town. Stop at the Huguenot Memorial before going on a cellar tour at a local wine estate for a wine tasting.
End your Cape Winelands day tour with a scenic drive back to Cape Town.
Depart ± 08h30 to 09h00
Return to your hotel by 17h30pm.
After your full days excursion I am sure you are ready to relax at the hotel and enjoy dinner at one of the trendy restaurants close to your hotel.
Day at Leisure.
Check out of your hotel by 10h00am and return you to Cape Town Airport for your flight back to Johannesburg arriving at mid-day. A Nhongo representative shall collect you off your Domestic Flight and return you to Journeys Inn Africa Guest Lodge allowing you to spend the afternoon relaxing at the Guest Lodge or you may be interested to take an afternoon Soweto Tour with a qualified guide returning to the lodge late afternoon.
R49 500.00 - (2019 rate per person sharing)
R54 450.00 - (2020 rate per person sharing)
R61 875.00 - (2019 rate per single person)
R68 062.50 - (2020 rate per single person)