CAPE POINT, WINE ESTATES,

PENGUINS, TABLE MOUNTAIN

AND MORE!

CAPE TOWN DAY TOURS

 

Table Mountain Cableway


The Table Mountain Cableway is something every visitor to the city should try to experience! Take the five-minute cable car trip to the top of Table Mountain, 1 089 metres above Cape Town, and explore the summit. This is a great spot to sit and soak up the commanding 360-degree views of Cape Town, Table Bay, the nearby peaks of the surrounding mountains and the rest of the Table Mountain National Park, in which the Cableway is situated.

 

You’ll find the self-service restaurant, Table Mountain Café, offering a range of food and drinks, snacks, desserts and wines.

 

It is quick and easy to get to form any of the Cape Town city hotels, just take a cab or hotel transfer when you feel like it!

One way ticket for hikers R115, Return ticket R225

 

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Cape Point (peninsula) Full Day tour


√ Travel through many famous coastal suburbs of the Cape and traverse one of the world's most spectacular passes - Chapman's Peak.
√ Visit the African Penguin colony at Boulders Beach as well as the Cape Fur Seal colony on Duiker Island (weather permitting).
√ Catch a glimpse of southern right whales (seasonal) off the Cape's longest beach.
√ Spot wildlife in the Table Mountain National Park, and explore the rocky coastline, the Cape fynbos vegetation and the south-westernmost point of Africa - Cape Point - and its lighthouse.
√ Stroll through world-famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens at the foot of Table Mountain.
√ Lunch at an a la carte coastal restaurant.

Description
We make our way along the Atlantic seaboard passing Sea Point, Bantry Bay and Clifton. Bakoven and Llandudno, with their ghostly shipwrecks, are also fantastic sights on the way to the fishing village of Hout Bay, where we board a boat to view the Cape Fur Seal colony on Duiker Island (weather permitting).

From here we navigate the 114 curves of 600m high Chapman's Peak Drive. We then explore the Cape of Good Hope section of the Table Mountain National Park, home to fabulous birds and very special fauna, such as Cape mountain zebra, bontebok and the charismatic Cape baboon. Climb (or ride the world's first environmentally friendly funicular) to the famous Cape Point Lighthouse to capture the magical vistas of False Bay.

After lunch, we visit Boulders Beach to see the penguins, and then head home through the naval village of Simonstown and over scenic Boyes Drive, taking in the views of the fishing harbour at Kalk Bay and the seaside havens of St James and Muizenberg.

To round off your day you can take a stroll through Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens on the slopes of Table Mountain.

 

R950 pp minimum 2 people (includes Toll fees Chapman's peak drive, Entrance fees to Cape Point, Transport – Minibus. Excludes Hout Bay boat trip (optional & weather permitting), Boulders Beach entrance fees, Refreshments, Meals)

Private tours from R3400 (Excludes all entrance fees, design your day!)

 

Cape Winelands (Stellenbosch and Franschoek) Full Day tour

 

  • Our Winelands tour offers you a vast choice of wine estates within an hour’s drive from Cape Town. You can choose from a number of regions, including: Helderberg, Stellenbosch, Paarl, Franschhoek, Wellington, Durbanville.

  • A combination of these regions can be visited.

  • We offer you tantalising wine tasting options, along with cellar tours, spectacular mountain scenery, walks in the vineyards, and a delectable lunch. Some estates offer pairing of the finest qualitychocolates with your wine! Picnics can be arranged and some farms cater for children.

  • You will have fun learning about the history of wine while enjoying a leisurely trip into the Cape countryside.

  • The Winelands also boast some of the finest cheese-producers - we can visit an estate where cheese is made, and combine a cheese tasting with your wine tasting. You may even see the goats that provide the ingredients for your cheese!

  • This tour can be tailored-made to be a half-day, three-quarter, orfull-day tour, depending on how many estates and regions you wish to visit. We can easily custom-build your wine tour based on your interests, whether you are family of four, or a couple looking for romantic, quiet time at a more private location.

  • For those staying in Cape Town with less time available, we can arrange a shorter visit to one or more wine farms in the Peninsula region. The Constantia Valley offers a number of very popular wine farms in the easily-accessible southern suburbs of Cape Town.

 

R1 100 pp minimum 2 people (Includes 3 wine farms, tastings, Transport – Minibus. Excludes Meals)

Private tours from R3400 (Excludes all entrance fees, meals and tastings, design your day!)

 

Cape Town City & Table Mountain Full Day tour

 

  • This ‘must-do’ tour starts with an early trip up Table Mountain.

  • Watch the glorious rock-face draw closer as we drive up Kloof Nek to the lower cableway station.

  • The revolving cable car trip (5 minutes long) provides 360 degree views to take your breath away.

  • On top of the mountain, enjoy spectacular look-out points over the city of Cape Town, the Helderberg mountains, Devil’s Peak, Robben Island, the Twelve Apostles mountains, Camps Bay, Lion’s Head and Signal Hill, as well as the Cape Town Stadium, built for the 2010 Soccer World Cup. 

  • We take an easy stroll on the table top, and then enjoy tea or coffeeand a snack in the restaurant.

  • Back down the mountain, we drive past the foot of Lion’s Head, toSignal Hill, for more panoramic views. Here you can have your photo taken against a framed Table Mountain!

  • We travel through Bo-Kaap to the Lion Battery to watch the firing of the Noon Gun. This daily event is Cape Town’s oldest living tradition and the guns are the oldest in daily use in the world.

  • We drive to the Castle of Good Hope, the oldest building in South Africa, with a cultural and military history dating back to 1652, when Jan van Riebeeck arrived in the Cape.

  • En route, you will pass the beautiful City Hall, one of the last Victorian-style sandstone structures in Cape Town.  The City Hall, boasting a half-size replica of London’s Big Ben, overlooks the Grand Parade. In 1990, it was from the City Hall balcony that Nelson Mandela addressed the world after his release from 27 years in prison.

  • On arrival at the Castle, we have a leisurely lunch at the De Goewerneur Restaurant in the courtyard. From here you can see Table Mountain beyond the Castle walls.

  • We then take a guided tour of the Castle to learn about the fascinating history of this old pentagonal fort. The Castle Military Museum has one of the most impressive sword collections in South Africa.  You will see the dungeons, the dolphin pool and the blacksmith.

  • We travel to Long Street, one of Cape Town’s most vibrant streets, and from here we stroll to cobbled Greenmarket Square for some shopping with the informal traders.

  • We head down St George’s pedestrian mall to the famous St George’s Cathedral.  This is South Africa’s oldest cathedral and the mother church of the Anglican Diocese of Cape Town. It played aprominently positive role during South Africa’s apartheid struggle. We visit the Crypt, connecting the Cathedral's rich history through research, exhibitions, conversations, education, publications, resource materials and memorabilia exploring three themes:

    • The Cathedral's relation to the city and the people;

    • Witness and protest;

    • The relationship between the church and state.

  • We then take a stroll up vibrant Long Street to a pub for a late afternoon drink.

 

R980 pp minimum 2 people (Includes entrance to Castle of Good Hope, Transport – Minibus. Excludes Table Mountain Cableway, Meals)

Private tours from R3400 (Excludes all entrance fees and meals, design your day!)

 

Overberg & Whales Full Day Tour

 

  • We drive out of Cape Town towards Somerset West and pass through the pretty seaside suburb of Gordon’s Bay. From here we take a slow drive along one of the Cape’s most spectacular coastal drives, stopping on the way for photos across False Bay to Cape Point.

  • We continue through Rooiels and arrive in Betty’s Bay where we first visit the beautiful Harold Porter Botanical Gardens. These stunning gardens are set against a breathtaking mountain backdrop, and you will be able to walk most of the garden in a short space of time. There is an optional short walk through the forest, across a bridge to a lovely waterfall. Interesting display stands will teach you about our indigenous South African Fynbos. You might also see the fascinating bumble bee (Carpenter beetle) who buzzes in and out of his tree stump at the entrance!  We will enjoy a cup of tea or coffee at the restaurant.

  • We then travel across Betty’s Bay’s main road to the Stony Point penguin colony. Other than Boulders Beach, this is the only other mainland-based African Penguin colony on the South African coast. We stroll along a boardwalk to get a close look at these endearing, yet highly endangered seabirds. Depending on the season, they may be huddled in their nests, or they may be moulting. Do not be surprised if they start braying like donkeys (this is why they were formally known as the Jackass penguin).

  • On to the popular seaside town of Hermanus, where we will enjoy a magnificent cliff-top, sea-facing stroll. Depending on the time of year (July to November), we will do some shore-based whale watching, and hopefully these gentle giants will be in Walker Bay, ‘breaching’ and ‘lobtailing’ for us. In peak whale season, you may get a chance to meet the unique whale crier - he announces the presence of the whales by blowing a horn made from seaweed! There are a myriad of inviting craft stalls along the promenade and you can walk down to the old fishing harbour.

  • We will have lunch at a restaurant overlooking the sea.

  • From Hermanus we travel to the village of Stanford which hosts theBirkenhead Brewery, a must for beer lovers. The Birkenhead microbrewery (named after the famous ship that ran aground on this treacherous coastline) offers South African craft beer tasting.  Alternatively we will visit Lomond Wine Estate for wine tasting, if you prefer. For lighthouse enthusiasts, we can replace the beer and wine tasting with a drive to the village of Gansbaai to climb the DangerPoint lighthouse. This part of the South African coastline is notorious for its shipwrecks.

 

R1 495 pp minimum 2 people (Includes entrance to Stony Point & Harold Porters, Transport – Minibus. Excludes Whale boat viewing, meals)

Private tours from R3800 (Excludes all entrance fees, meals and tastings, design your day!)

 

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