Cape Town is one of the most visited cities across the continent of Africa and it is easy to see why. This trip is really great for those looking for a shorter break that encompasses nature, city, adventure and history. The activities we have included in this trip offer the chance to experience a wide range of what Cape Town has to offer. Whether you drink wine or not the Stellenbosch area is a beautiful place to visit, and the day trip to Cape Point gives you the opportunity to explore the stunning beauty of the Cape Peninsula. Robben Island is a deeply informative trip about the apartheid in SA that occurred in still recent history, and the full day trip to Agulhas lets you go to the most southern tip of the continent where the Atlantic and Indian Ocean meet.
You will be met at Cape Town Airport and transferred to your hotel for 9 nights. On arrival you will be presented with a full detailed timed itinerary of your tour for the week, and you will be given the opportunity to ask any questions you have prior to the start of the tour. You will be given time to settle in for the rest of the day before being picked up in the evening for a meal at the famous Gold Restaurant.
Today you will be picked up by our local guide for a full day private wine tasting tour in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. You will visit 4 or 5 vineyards and be given the chance to try and purchase a wide range of excellent wines from some of the best wine growing regions in the world. There is a lunch stop (own expense) overlooking the beautiful Franschhoek valley and the day finishes with a wine and cheese pairing.
Today is a full day private tour with a local guide taking in some of the most outstanding scenery around Cape Town. Cape Point is at the tip of the Cape Peninsula and one of the southern most part of table mountain national park, a declared Natural World Heritage Site. From here you will visit the Cape of Good Hope, a rocky headland on the Atlantic Ocean. The tour also includes a visit to Boulders Beach, the breeding place of the African Penguins and a unique sight in the region.
This morning you will be picked up by a local driver and taken down to the Clock Tower ready to embark on a tour of the historic Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 27 years. There is a ferry ride across to the island, where you will then pick up a bus on arrival for a tour of the island, followed by a tour of the prison by a former inmate. You will then return back by ferry to the clock tower where your driver will be waiting to take you across to Kirstenbosch botanical gardens.
Today is an included trip to Cape Agulhas, which is the southernmost tip of Africa and the place where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans Meet. The tour takes you through stunning mountain scenery, and you will get the opportunity to try and spot the blue crane, the national bird of South Africa. Late lunch (own expense) will be in Hermanus, and if you are there between July and November you may get to see the whales from the shore...
At a pre-arranged time you will be picked up and transferred to Cape Town Airport for your flight home.