Cape Town Highlights – 3 day package

As well as bespoke tours, we also offer a tried and tested three-day package of Cape Town highlights, so you can jump straight in and experience the best of what the Mother City has to offer with one of our guides full of knowledge and fun. We can accommodate small groups of up to 10 in one of our comfortable vehicles, and handle all of the bookings so all you need to do is turn up with some energy, plenty of questions, and perhaps your camera! For two people on a private tour basis, this itinerary costs R10 500 including all of the specified activities, but excluding meals. We offer full and half-day itineraries, customised to your requirements.

Day 1: Table Mountain & city centre sightsDay 2: Cape Point & the penguin colonyDay 3: Cape Winelands
Your first day begins, appropriately, with the biggest site in Cape Town – Table Mountain. We’ll spend four hours, either in the morning or afternoon, introducing you to the city and the National Park. Did you know that Table Mountain was voted one of the New Natural Wonders of Nature 2012?

Sights include: Green Market Square, Company´s Garden, Bo-Kaap (the colourful Muslim quarter), Signal Hill, and some of the wonderful museums and activities offered by the Cape Town Central Business District. We will advise based on your interests, but these include the District Six Museum, the Eastern Food Bazaar, Adderley Street and the flower market, the SA Museum, and the Castle of Good Hope.

Fun fact: the Castle of Good Hope is Cape Town’s oldest remaining building. Here, history comes alive with the impressive museum exhibits and the stoic Fort Walls tell the story of 350 years of tumultuous history and successive colonial occupations. The Castle endures, and is now a symbol of our new and vibrant democracy.

According to your preference, we will then hike or take the cable car up Table Mountain. We will either pre-book your tickets to avoid the queues, or plan an epic hike up one of the three main routes if you’re ready for an adventure!

The sights of day one can be covered within a 99h00 – 13h00 or 13h00 – 17h00 slot, and we will drop you back at the V&A Waterfront where you can enjoy the city buzz at the working harbour, surrounded by food and shopping options.

Robben Island/ Table Mountain hike add-on

However, we would also recommend extending this into a full day’s itinerary, especially if you wish to incorporate a hike up Table Mountain with one of our experienced guides, or if you would like to include a ferry trip to Robben Island. This 3.5-hour round trip includes a tour of the prison where Mr Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 18 years led by an ex-prisoner of the island. It really is a highlight for visitors seeking a true insight into the country’s complicated and fascinating history.

Your second stint with us is filled with a day trip to Cape Point, and you’ll be with us from 08h30 – 17h00. This is probably the most popular full day excursion out of Cape Town – with good reason. Your customised trip includes entrance to Cape Point Nature Reserve, Chapman’s Peak Drive, Hout Bay Harbour and the penguin colony at Boulders Beach. The views are spectacular and it’s a mini-safari in itself – animals you might see en route include ostriches, chacma baboons, African penguins, Southern Right whales (in season), Cape fur seals, antelope and a variety of bird species.

It’s a bit of a drive out to Cape Point, but the view off Chapman’s Peak Drive is our favourite and the hike to the Cape of Good Hope is also a highlight. There are so many cool things to do on this route that it really merits a two-day excursion, which we’d happily organise for you. You can still cram quite a bit into one day – we’ll have to make some choices though!

This full day tour can also include optional stops and activities. You might like to stop in picturesque Simons Town, or Hout Bay where you can enjoy a 50-minute seal island cruise. We recommend a stroll through the world famous and beautifully tranquil Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, or for something a little more active horse riding on Noordhoek Beach, a surf lesson in Muizenberg, or kayaking with penguins! We can also arrange a wine tasting at Groot Constantia or Cape Point Vineyards to give you a taste of our exquisite South African wines. If you’re lucky, you might get some of our famously cheesy jokes like these as well as your fill of scenic and penguin views!

If you’re lucky, you might get some of our famously cheesy jokes like these as well as your fill of scenic and penguin views!

Q: Why don’t you see Penguins in Britain?
A: Because they’re afraid of Wales.

Q: Who is a Penguin’s favourite pop star?
A: Seal.

Q: Why don’t Penguins like rock music?
A: They only like sole.

There are a lot of cool spots for lunch, and we’re always adding new favourites to our list. Let us know what you’re keen for and we’re sure to book somewhere that will delight. For more inspiration, keep an eye on our blog.

We love the Cape winelands of beautiful Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, and we’re so confident that you will too that we devote your final day with us to a private full day tour. If you are traveling with kids or you are not particularly interested in wine, this outing still has serious value for the scenery, historic towns and interesting monuments and museums. Not to mention the amazing restaurants!

Once you’ve taken in the sights and tastes of the winelands we don’t think you’ll want to go home, but if your flight is non-negotiable we can drop you off at the airport after this excursion to catch your evening flight.

You’ll be with us from 09hoo – 17h00, and in that time we’ll generally visit three wine warms, some of which also offer champagne, olive oil, beer, chocolate or nougat tastings as well as interactive eco-activies, museums and monuments. We don’t normally choose the farms until the day of the tour, as we like to chat to our clients on the way out to find out what kind of program would suit them. Having said that, we work on a basic formula that is sure to please: visit somewhere old, somewhere new, and somewhere with a view. We customise the trip on a mix of what you want and what we think would be cool based on the weather, wine preferences, group dynamic and which one of our winemaker buddies are available to wow you.

Over time, we have found firm favourites depending on who the client is – red wine lovers are different from champers-guzzling wedding parties, wine connoisseurs need to taste the really good stuff as opposed to wine snobs (read the French) who need to be handled with kid gloves. The Cape Winelands are so diverse that we’re confident there’s something for everyone – even if that doesn’t mean wine! We also have our favourites when it comes to restaurants in the winelands, and rest assured we will reserve a top spot for you.

A driving tour of historic Stellenbosch is included and here it is possible to do a stop for a walk and shop around, to visit Oom Samie se Winkel, the town centre or even the university campus. The Stellenbosch Museum is great for a look at the history of our country and context for the culture of this amazing town and a visit to Doc Craven’s statue is a must for rugby fans.

There are also the wonderful gardens of Rustenburg or Babylonstoren, the historic splendour of Vergelegen, the slave museum of Solms Delta and the Cheetah Sanctuary in Somerset West, to name just a few! Sometimes we visit the Taal Monument in Paarl or the Hugenot Monument in Franschhoek, and we can also, on request, stop at the Eagle Encounter at Spier. We love getting out there and finding something to blow you away.

Farms: we choose from Muratie, Ernie Els, Tokara, Del Aire, Grand Provence, La Petite Ferme, Middelvlei, Rust en Vrede, Solms Delta, and many others. We’ve summarized why these ones consistently make the cut for us to whet your appetite, or should that be awaken your palate?

ERNIE ELS
GRAND PROVENCE
FAIRVIEW
THE SPICE ROUTE
TOKARA
MURATIE
MIDDELVLEI

A day spent visiting three of these, or other, wine farms concludes the three-day package.

Cost: R10 500 as a private tour for two people including all trips and activities, but excluding meals.We will also happily construct a bespoke tour for three days or more, and many of these ideas are also available as day trips!