Arrive Cape Town
When you arrive at Cape Town airport you will be met and assisted through immigration and customs. You will be driven to your Cape Town accommodation, Four Rosemead Guest House, which is in a trendy area with a lively cafe culture and views of some of the town's iconic sights such as Table Mountain. You have the rest of the day to explore on your own, or just recover from the flight. You can try out one of the lively nearby restaurants for dinner tonight, or perhaps head for the Waterfront.
City And Table Mountain Tour
Today you'll be taken on a private half day tour of Cape Town. The trip will take in the Houses of Parliament, the 17th century Castle (South Africa's oldest building), the daily market at Greenmarket Square, the Company Gardens, and of course, Table Mountain. From the top you get fantastic view over the city and the peninsula. On the way back we'll make a stop at BoKaap which is the Cape Malay district of town, with cobbled streets and brightly coloured houses. (NOTE: Table Mountain cable car is often closed for repairs in late July to mid-August and is weather dependent too).
Cape Point & Peninsula Tour
A full day's private tour of the Cape Peninsula will take you to some of the great spots of the region. You can take in the beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton, before going to Hout Bay where you might like to take an optional boat cruise to Seal Island. Then it's down to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve via Chapman's Peak - a beautiful coastal drive. Take a funicular to the top of the Peninsula for fabulous views. After lunch, we head for Simonstown and Boulders Beach to see the penguin colony. We include a look at Kirstenbosch Gardens before returning you to your guest house.
Meet The People
This morning should be very special. You will join a half day tour with a charity called Uthando based here in Cape Town. Uthando helps development projects in the area such as urban agriculture, youth development, singing and dancing, economic empowerment, protection and care of children, women and the elderly ... You will be taken to the townships around Cape Town to see a few of their projects and meet some of the people they help. The trip is designed to inform and inspire and respects the dignity of the people involved as well as bringing money to the charity and offering you an experience to treasure.
To The Winelands
Only about one hour's drive away from Cape Town is the region known as the Winelands. It's a gorgeous area with many wine estates (of course!) and a backdrop of imposing mountain ranges. Your hotel is a luxurious country house on the outskirts of Franschhoek. There is an award-winning restaurant here, two outdoor pools and a spa - so prepare to relax. You might want to visit Franschhoek's specialist shops or galleries, or if you're feeling active, head out on foot, by bike or on horseback to explore this picturesque area.
We take you on a private full day tour of the Winelands today. Winding through vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads backed by superb mountain ranges, this is such a scenic region. In Stellenbosch you'll enjoy your first wine tasting of the day. and in Franschhoek, known as the culinary capital of South Africa, you'll probably manage another wine tasting before lunch. You then travel to Paarl which is a major farming district at the foot of enormous granite domes where you might manage to squeeze in another wine tasting. From here you are driven back to your hotel arriving by late afternoon.
Back To Cape Town & Depart
You are driven back to Cape Town airport after breakfast, or at a time to suit your onward travel plans. Bear in mind that we can add other South African experiences for you if you'd like to extend your stay in this appealing country.
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