Welcome to Cape Town

Cape Town, one of Africa’s most vibrant cities is a thriving metropolis, offering a bustling waterfront, stunning coastlines and jaw dropping scenery. A vivid, hospitable community awaits to welcome you to the eclectic jumble of suburbs and gorgeous rugged countryside that has made this peninsula so famous. Stretching across glorious and open coast line, decorated with white sand beaches and twinkling azure ocean, Cape Town promises to captivate even the most seasoned of travellers.

We shall discover the beauty of Cape Town from a height, atop the famous table mountain, which looms high above the city. Explore the bustling city harbour and meander through the intricate and vibrant streets throughout Cape Town. No trip to South Africa can be completed without visiting the infamous Cape Peninsula, home to the Cape of Good Hope, which promises wild and breathtaking natural beauty, and flurries of lush greenery adjacent to jagged and imposing coastline. Here we shall witness a truly unique sight, the indigenous jackass penguins frolicking on a white sand beach.

Home to amazing views, a rich and diverse history and remarkable wildlife, it is no wonder Cape Town is considered South Africa’s most enchanting destination.

Tour Highlights

  • Visit the historic and important Robben Island
  • Experience a true South African dining experience at Gold’s restaurant
  • Marvel at the sights of Cape Town from the Table Mountain
  • Learn about the varied and exciting wildlife at the Cheetah outreach programme
  • Discover the beauty to be found at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
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  • Dates & Prices

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    January 21 - February 1, 2019 (12 days)

    Standard Blind Price: £2599 Contact us for availability

    Discounted Sighted Price: £1799 Contact us for availability

    The prices shown below are for non-UK travellers and do not include return flights and transfers. If you are travelling from within the UK, please .

    Standard Blind Price: 1889 GBP Contact us for availability

    Discounted Sighted Price: 1189 GBP Contact us for availability

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    Cape Town Beach with jackass penguins
  • Rocky cliff face against a bright blue sky

    What's Included

    • Flights and transfers from the UK (UK prices only)
    • 9 nights accommodation at Sun Square Garden Cape Town
    • All breakfasts and one dinner
    • Specified excursions
    • Services of local guides
    • Services of a Traveleyes tour manager
  • Excursions

    • Tour of Cape Town
    • Visit the Table Mountain
    • Visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
    • Township Tour of Cape Town (optional £25)
    • Cooking tour in Bo-Kaap (optional £65)
    • Visit Cheetah outreach programme
    • Powerboat trip around Cape Point (optional £65)
    • Visit Robben Island
    • Winelands Tour (optional £50)
    • Artisans and Crafts visit
    • Visit the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
    • Visit the jackass penguins at Boulder’s Beach
    • Visit Butterfly World
    Chacma Baboon holds it's baby at Cape of Good Hope

Below is the itinerary for the holiday. Please click each day for more information.

Monday 21st January

Today we shall depart for our flight to Cape Town.

Overnight in flight.

Tuesday 22nd January

Today we will arrive into Cape Town airport, from where we will transfer to our hotel. Following on from check in, the evening is yours to settle into your new surroundings.

Breakfast Included. Overnight in Cape Town.

Wednesday 23rd January

Today we experience the vibrant city of Cape Town. Also known as the Mother city, Cape Town is a rare cultural gem, resulting from the amalgamation of different nationalities and indigenous tribes. Alongside high-rise office blocks, a harmonious blend of architectural styles has been meticulously preserved, including Edwardian, Victorian and Cape Dutch. Narrow, cobblestone streets and the Islamic character of the Bo-Kaap enhance the cosmopolitan ambience. During the tour you will see the Castle of Good Hope – this pentagon-shaped fort is the oldest surviving building in South Africa, and the Company’s Garden – a large public park, originally Jan van Riebeeck’s vegetable garden, which he grew to feed the original colony as early as 1652. The tour of this beautiful city introduces you to a rich culture and history.

We’ll experience the beauty of the Mother City from all angles, with a visit to the magnificent Table Mountain, flanked by the legendary Devil’s Peak and the historic Signal Hill stands proudly above the city. We’ll take a cable car up the mountain where the sensation of being ‘on top of the world’ is difficult to beat.

In the afternoon, we head towards the internationally renowned Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch, against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain. Of particular interest is the Fragrance Garden, which features a collection of plants with aromatic properties and unusual textures. The plants are grown in raised, waist-high beds to make it easier for visitors to touch them, feel them and smell their aroma. Since this garden has been specifically designed to highlight the non-visual properties of plants, a special effort has been made to enhance the experience for the visually impaired visitor. The Fragrance Garden is surrounded by a guard rail and contains plant information labels in large print, as well as Braille.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Cape Town.

Thursday 24th January

A free morning to enjoy at leisure or you may wish to join the cooking tour in Bo-Kaap. Join Zainie Misbach for a stroll through Bo-Kaap’s colourful cobbled streets against the slopes of Signal Hill, visit a spice shop and return to Zainie’s home where you will learn how to make traditional Cape Malay chicken curry, rootis and daaltjies (chilli bites), and how samosas are prepared and folded. Zainie, a long-term resident of Bo-Kaap and accredited for opening the first Cape Malay restaurant in South Africa, will entertain you with local recipes and stories of food, culture, history and life of the Cape Malay community. The cooking tour ends with a sit-down lunch to enjoy the traditional food prepared during the cooking lesson.

This afternoon we visit Robben Island, undoubtedly one of the most well known and significant islands in the world, due to the fact that Nelson Mandela held out for the freedom of his people here as a political prisoner for some 27 years. For nearly 400 years this was a place which those in command used to imprison anyone they regarded as a politically troublemaker or a social outcast. The island consequently became known internationally for its high levels of institutional brutality, but now it is a symbol of the triumph of the new South Africa over the old. Poignantly, most of the guides on the island are ex-political prisoners and ex-inmates of this touching monument to South Africa’s shameful apartheid past.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Cape Town.

Friday 25th January

Today is yours at leisure to explore the vibrant surroundings of Cape Town and soak up the South African sun. Alternatively, this afternoon we have the chance to explore the multicultural side of the city and interact with the locals. From District Six, where the Apartheid regime’s forced removals changed the lives of many people; to the informal settlements of Langa and Khayelitsha, where traditional healers and shebeens add to the rich culture of township life. Whilst the townships are often the sites of severe poverty, they are also places of vibrancy and creativity. Discover both sides of township life whilst learning about the residents’ history and their present situation.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Cape Town.

Saturday 26th January

Today is yours at leisure. Use this time to relax by the pool to soak up the South African sun or meander down by the V&A waterfront for some R&R. Tonight we shall enjoy our evening meal together as a group at a unique African restaurant offering a taste safari. Our evening will be accompanied by interactive traditional entertainment and music.

Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Cape Town.

Sunday 27th January

A free day to relax, explore or take an optional full day Winelands Tour.

Today you have the option of embarking on a voyage of discovery to experience the famous Cape vineyards, home of some of the world’s finest wines. On this tour you’ll learn much about both the art and the science that must combine in harmony to produce the “nectar of the Gods”.  We visit the finest wine estates situated on the Stellenbosch wine route, and taste some international renowned wines, in this truly ‘edutaining’ experience. During the tours you will taste fine wines, traditional cheeses, visit vineyards and the cellars of the wine estates. There will be some to explore the quaint and beautiful villages of Franschoek and Stellenbosch. This is truly a great day out.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Cape Town.

Monday 28th January

Today we embark on a tour to meet with some township artisans, to discover the work they do and the intricate crafts they create. The townships in South Africa are often misconceived as poor, rural areas strife with hardship. On this tour, let yourself be blown away by the array of talent to be found by the local artists, many of whom have found inspiration in their work from times of struggle. Discover the creative, vibrant and talented side of township life on this greatly enriching and stimulating visit.

This afternoon is yours at leisure.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Cape Town.

Tuesday 29th January

Hacked out of the face of the mountain between 1915 and 1922, Chapman’s Peak Drive climbs steadily from the harbour of Hout Bay, skirting 114 curves to follow the rocky coastline along some truly magnificent views of the sandy bays below. The combination of steep, almost thrilling rocky inclines, shimmering blue waters and expansive skies simply take the breath away.

We visit the Cape of Good Hope Nature reserve which is recognized globally for its extraordinary land formation, rich and diverse fauna and unique flora. The Cape of Good Hope is a scenic wonder, where soft white sandy beaches alternate with rugged stretches of rock and breathtaking cliffs. The mingling of the icy Atlantic Ocean with the warmer Indian Ocean results in a unique coastal environment and one of the most productive marine zones worldwide.

Whislt here, you have the chance , if you so choose,to take a 45-minute power boat ocean ride around Cape Point. Adrenalin junkies will jump at the opportunity to speed through the waters of the Atlantic Ocean in this fast-paced ride around one of the most famous points of the southern African coastline. The Cape of Storms, as these waters were christened by early explorer Bartolomeu Dias, are renowned for their violent waves, thick fog and at times, highly dangerous sea conditions. Many shipwrecks litter this section of coastline and tales of courage, ghost ships and mystery abound. Gail force winds combined with strong ocean currents and treacherous reefs took the lives of many early sailors, whose inaccurate maps and primitive navigational equipment provided little assistance against the rage of the ocean. Enjoy this exhilarating outing as you are regaled with old sea-faring legends and marvel at the magnificent views of the rugged and dramatic beauty of the Cape Point coastline.

We will have the unique opportunity to visit the African penguins at Boulder’s Beach. This small piece of the coastline has become a haven for these birds and is one of the few remaining places where they are still able to roost without threat from human interference. Here you will be able to view these birds up close whilst not interfering with their natural habitat.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Cape Town.

Wednesday 30th January

Today we have the chance to mingle with some of the animals of Cape Town. Butterfly World Tropical Garden is a stunning indoor tropical garden which provides just as much pleasure due to its water features and exotic plants as it does with the beautiful butterflies which fly freely around you. You can touch a variety of animals at Butterfly World, including (if you want!) marmosets, lizards, iguanas, tortoises and parrots. There are even snakes, spiders & scorpions! The Cheetah Outreach is an education and community-based programme created to raise awareness of the plight of the cheetah and to campaign for its survival. It took 4 million years of evolution for the cheetah to become the exceptional animal it is today and only 100 years for man to place it on the endangered list. Here you will have the option to get up close to these magnificent wild cats, whose purring has been described as resembling the sound of a Harley Davidson motorcycle!

Breakfast included. Overnight in Cape Town.

Thursday 31st January

Today we transfer to the airport and begin the journey home.

Breakfast included. Overnight in flight.

Friday 1st February

Today we arrive back in London and bid farewell to our travel companions as we head home.

If you’re visiting South Africa from the United Kingdom for tourism for a period of up to 90 days, you don’t need a visa.

Single supplement cost- £400