Explore the wonders of Cape Town and indulge on a tour through the Winelands.

Sip, munch and sip your way through Cape Town and the Cape Winelands. Boasting the best wines in South Africa, journey along the stunning Cape Peninsula to Stellenbosch and take a step back in history. From colonisation and slavery to the abolishment of the apartheid regime, learn how this nation is overcoming it’s turbulent past to become the friendly, modern and upbeat society it is today. As the most popular tourist destination in South Africa, prepare for Cape Town’s pleasant weather, welcoming residents and incredible natural setting to steal your heart.

TRIP CHANGES FOR 2017:
From 1st January 2017 this itinerary will include a full day winery tour on day 3 visiting Stellenbosch, Franschoek and Paarl. As such the Cape Peninsula tour will be on the afternoon of day 2.

Start
Cape Town, South Africa
Finish
Cape Town, South Africa
Countries
South Africa
Themes
Short Breaks, Wildlife
Code
UBAP
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 5
Group size
Min 1 Max 12
Carbon offset
267kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Take a walking tour around Cape Town and learn about the hardship of slavery, colonial life in The Cape, the tragedy of apartheid
  • Relax in the lush environs of Stellenbosch with a glass of wine in hand after a city tour
  • Take in the beauty of Cape Town's coast while driving along the Cape Peninsula via Cape Point Nature Reserve and the Cape of Good Hope
  • Enjoy a free day in Cape Town to explore places such as Robben Island, Table Mountain and/or the atmosphere of the V & A Waterfront

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2016 to 31 December 2016. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2017 - 31 December 2017

Sawubona! Welcome to South Africa.
On arrival in Cape Town, you’ll be met by our local operator who’ll transfer you to your hotel.

Your hotel is cradled beneath the majestic Table Mountain in Cape Town's suburb of Tamboerskloof. The city centre and beach are both located just 1km away. Facilities include restaurant, cocktail bar, pool, gym, and WiFi.
With its stunning coastline, dominating mountain and modern cityscape, Cape Town is one of Africa's most appealing cities. With vineyards on its doorstep, adventure activities around every other corner and plenty of restaurants and cafes to while away the time, Cape Town is a very easy city to spend some extra time in.
If you have extra time, Cape Town, with its internationally recognised beaches, is a great place to kick back and relax. If you'd rather get active, hop inside the revolving cable car and set off on one of hundreds of hiking trails that criss cross Table Mountain to its summit, stopping off the admire the views of Camps Bay below. If you've got energy left perhaps strap on a harness and abseil down. Other attractions worth a visit include the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Robben Island, and the Cape Point Nature Reserve.
Today retrace 350 years of Cape Town’s dramatic history on a three-hour walking tour. The route will take in historical sights such as the Castle of Good Hope, Grand Parade, and significant historic slavery sites such as the Slave Lodge and Slave Tree. At the Parliament Building and District Six Museum, learn about apartheid and gain valuable insight into the effects of racism and discrimination on the lives of ordinary South Africans. Follow the Footsteps to Freedom tour guides in Government Avenue and hear about Cape Town’s three Nobel Peace Prize-winners: Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela and Frederik Willem De Klerk. Then visit the building where the apartheid laws were passed, and where they were later repealed after De Klerk’s dramatic speech at the opening of Parliament in February 1990. After the tour, perhaps soak up the modern-day energy of the city in Greenmarket Square or St George's Mall.
Travel the spectacular coastline to Cape Point. Some of the highlights include rugged Cape Point Nature Reserve, Clifton Beach, Camps Bay, and the spectacular Cape of Good Hope. Enjoy a relaxing drive to the Winelands region through Paarl, driving past the Groot Drakenstein Prison, where Nelson Mandela was released in February 1990. Lunch in the Winelands is not included today due to the wealth of options on offer – this is a great chance for you to explore and sample the local cuisine for yourself.

In the afternoon, head to Stellenbosch for a city tour where you’ll also have some free time to wander the town on your own. Later, head to a winery for a wine and cheese tastings before returning Cape Town.
Today you have free time to discover everything that Cape Town has to offer. You can admire the view from the top of Table Mountain, head off to Robben Island - where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, take in the atmosphere of the V & A Waterfront or experience the Hop-on-hop-off sightseeing tour around Cape Town.

The choice is yours!
Our adventure comes to an end today.


There are no activities planned for the final day and you are able to depart the accommodation at any time.
You’ll be collected from your hotel by our local operator and transferred to Cape Town Airport for your onward flight. Additional accommodation can be booked if you’d like to extend your time in Cape Town.
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Inclusions

Meals
4 breakfasts
Transport
Van
Accommodation
Hotel (4 nights)
Included activities
  • Cape Town Walking Tour
  • Best of Cape Day Tour

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1. Return airport transfers are included in this short break adventure. Please ensure your arrival and departure flight details are provided to your Travel Agent at least 15 days prior to your departure.

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