Southern African Tours

OVERVIEW

Experience historic Cape Town, visit Table Mountain, the Cape of Good Hope, Stellenbosch and the Winelands. This perfect combination of dramatic scenic beauty, enthralling and exhilarating activities that have come to define this beautiful corner of South Africa. Tour includes a private 4 star game reserve where you overnight and participate in a late afternoon/evening and a early morning game drive, with professional game rangers (on route we drive through awe inspiring scenery).

Tour Summary

 

  •  You’ll go to South Africa South Africa
  •  You’ll visit Cape of Good Hope (Cape Peninsula), Cape WinelandsCape Town (City) & Aquila GR
  •  This tour starts and ends in Cape Town – Getting there

Activities & Transportation

  •    Activities: game drives & boat trip
  •  Game drives: open-sided 4×4 vehicle & minivan
  •  Getting around: minivan
  •  A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) can be arranged for an extra cost                                     
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DAY BY DAY

Day 1

Cape of Good Hope & Peninsula

This region is a UNESCO World Heritage site for its exceptional floral diversity. We follow the west coast via Clifton with a stop at Maiden’s Cove to enjoy a magnificent view of the mountain range known as the Twelve Apostles and Camps Bay then to Hout Bay, a charming little town where we embark for a boat cruise to Duiker Island, home to the worlds largest fur seal colony.

The scenic Chapman’s Peak Pass offers breathtaking scenery and photo opportunity’s Cape of Good Hope is where the cold Atlantic waters meet the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. This famous landmark was named by the early Portuguese mariners.

Journeying down to the False Bay coast, lunch is at the old harbor of the historical naval port of Simon’s Town. After lunch we visit the well known Boulders beach, home to Africa’s largest land based jackass penguin colony.
We finish our day with a visit to Groot Constantia, South Africa’s oldest Cape Dutch manor house and wine farm built by the first Governor of the Cape.

Main Destination:
      •  Cape of Good Hope (Cape Peninsula)
Accommodation:

      •  Bergzicht Guest House
      •  Mid-range guest house located in or near Cape Town

Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Non-alcoholic drinks
 
 

Day 2

Cape Winelands & Stellenbosch

We drive to Stellenbosch, where lions and elephants once co existed with SA’s original inhabitants the Khoisan.
Today, Stellenbosch is known for its beautiful varied architecture, renowned wines and famous university.

We explore this famous town (2nd oldest in SA) on foot, stopping at a micro brewery where we enjoy lunch. We travel over the beautiful Hels Hoogte on our way to Franschoek. Stopping for a wine tasting and cellar tour.
A visit to the Huguenot Museum.

At an exceptional boutique wine farm we taste local vintage including a Pinotage which is South Africa’s own unique cultivar. At Paarl we stop in front of Mandela’s statue at the entrance to the prison from which he was released in 1990.

Paarl means “Pearl”, in Dutch, and refers to the imposing granite mountains surrounding the town. The Taal monument, dedicated to the Afrikaans language, is the world’s only monument to a language. A highlight on this tour is a visit to the cheetah outreach program, entrance fee included.

Main Destination:
     •  Cape Winelands
Accommodation:

     •  Bergzicht Guest House
     •  Mid-range guest house located in or near Cape Town

Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Non-alcoholic drinks
 
 

Day 3

Cape Town including Table Mountain & city tour

Cape Town, West Coast, Kirstenbosch botanical gardens & surrounds
Today, we will visit Table mountain (cable car), the Company Gardens, Castle of the Cape, South African Museum, Bo Kaap, District 6 and Green market Square. Before noon, we take the opportunity to visit the noon gun in action on the slopes of Signal hill, the worlds oldest canon, still in action.
After lunch, we visit the only botanical garden situated in a world heritage site, this garden has more endemic plant species than any other in the world.
lunch In the late afternoon we go to Blouberg across the bay from Cape Town where you enjoy a “postcard” view of Cape Town, Table Mountain, Robben Island and Table Bay.

NB: Optional excursions. Like tandem paragliding, shark cage diving and sky diving are weather depend.

Main Destination:
      •  Cape Town
Accommodation:

      •  Bergzicht Guest House

  • Mid-range guest house located in or near Cape Town
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 4

Aquila Game Reserve

On route to Aquila we visit the artist village of Riebeek-Kasteel where we will enjoy an early lunch, then we visit the historic town of Tulbagh and through Michell’s Pass to Ceres and then Aquila Game Reserve home of the Big 5 in the Great Karoo. On arrival, check in, time to freshen up before your safari into the sunset. On return, your “Boma” dinner will be ready, time to warm up and feast.

Main Destination:
     •  Aquila Private Game Reserve
Accommodation:

     •  Aquila Game Reserve
     •  Luxury lodge located in or near Cape Town

Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks
 

Day 5

Aquila Game Reserve back to Cape Town

After your morning game drive of approximately 3 hours you come back and enjoy a scrumptious breakfast before checking out at around 11am.
Depart Aquila driving through the Hex river valley onto Paarl to the KWV Wine Emporium for wine tasting and a cellar tour.

Then we visit the Afrikaans Language Monument which has panoramic views over the Winelands all the way to Cape Town. The monument is situated in a fabulous indigenous botanical garden. Light lunch here. Before returning to your hotel in Cape Town or a airport transfer.

Main Destination:
     •  Cape Town
Accommodation:
     •  No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Non-alcoholic drinks