This tour kicks off with a visit up Table Mountain Aerial Cableway to see the best views of Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain.
After marvelling at the scenery of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, you will visit the historic District Six Museum, where you will hear about the memories and experiences of locals who were forcefully removed from the area during apartheid, and also commemorate a once-vibrant community.
After lunch, you will spend the day on a visit to the Robben Island Museum, where during the apartheid years Robben Island served as a prison for political activists, including Nelson Mandela.
This morning, you will take a 40-minute drive from Cape Town to Boulders Beach, home to a serene penguin colony and one of the few places in the world where you can swim close to the penguins. You will get the best view of the penguins from the nearby Foxy Beach, where wooden walkways surrounding the colony will allow you to see them up close.
In the late afternoon, you will get to hike Lion’s Head, an iconic piece of the Cape Town’s wondrous topography. At 669 meters above sea level, you will see the panoramic views of Cape Town, Table Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. You will get to take lots of beautiful pictures for your Instagram!
The hike is relatively short, taking around two to three hours, offering incredible views along the way.
This morning is free time to spend at leisure. You could go for a run along the Seapoint promenade, which is close to your hotel, or walk around the charming neighbourhood.
After lunch, you will visit Kirstenbosch Gardens, a perfect spot to unwind, sit and observe the birds and insects. You can also enjoy the treetop canopy walkway, named The Boomslang (tree snake), which is so Jurassic, you almost expect a pack of Velociraptors to burst out of the bushes at any moment.
In the evening, you will enjoy a Cabaret Dinner Experience at Gate69. Also known as the “Purple Palace” Gate69 on Bree Street is the first theatre of its kind in the Mother City, and nothing quite like it exists elsewhere in South Africa. The theatre features dinner tables that are marvelously dressed in gold and purple, while the waitresses sport outfits that match the theme of the evening’s performance.
Cape Town is world famous for its wine region, producing some of the most sought after wines in the world. This day you will visit two wine estates. In the morning you will visit a Historic Wine Farm, the Vergelegen Estate which has stood strong for over 300 years. The estate boasts a host of attractions, including 18 award-winning gardens, a playground for children, an excellent restaurant (Camphors), a relaxed bistro (Stables), wine tasting, and picnics in the mystical Camphor Forest.
In the afternoon, you will drive to Boschendal wine estate, the spot for your picnic, offers the complete package: spectacular surrounds, fine food and a host of attractions on the estate, such as horse-riding, mountain-biking and wine-tasting at the Manor House.
After a relaxing morning, you will spend the afternoon on a visit to Kalk Bay’s Working Harbour. Kalk Bay is one of only a few working harbours remaining in the Cape and a seal-watching hotspot. After you are done here, you will head over to Kalky’s for some good fish and chips.
In the evening, you will visit a Night Market in a restaurant and picnic area of Cape Point Vineyards, whose award-winning wines are available at great prices.
This day will be dedicated to exploring Cape Point Nature Reserve, marveling at its rugged cliffs, endlessly buffeted by the waves of the surrounding ocean, jut out over vast stretches of coastline inhabited by all manner of diverse sea and bird life. You will get to explore pristine beaches and experience this region’s diverse environment via one of the many hiking trails.
In the evening, you will have Drinks at a Rooftop Bar atop the Radisson RED Hotel in the buzzed-about Silo District. This is more than just a bar; this rooftop sun terrace and pool deck boasts stunning views of the sea and Table Mountain, making it the perfect place for sunset cocktails.
This day you will explore the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. The V&A Waterfront is a 123-hectare mixed-use destination, offering visitors a cosmopolitan mix of experiences ranging from leisure, shopping and exclusive entertainment.
Here in the Waterfront, the first activity is an optional Helicopter ride over the Peninsula, where you will have a bird’s eye view of our mountain-strewn peninsula, surrounded by ocean, giving you a new appreciation for Cape Town’s diverse topography.
This will be followed by a visit to the Zeitz Mocaa, touted as Cape Town’s very own Tate Modern. This museum boasts one of the largest collections of contemporary African art, housing 6 000 square metres of exhibition space within 100 galleries, as well as a restaurant area and a charming Sculpture Garden.
The Cape Town tour will conclude with a sunset cruise on an old-school sailboat, where you will relax aboard this vintage-style sailboat, taking in the spectacular Cape Town sunset with a glass of the good stuff. The boat trip offers stunning vistas of the city in the distance and Table Mountain in the background.