Experience the best of Cape Town on this stopover package with a focus on boutique accommodation and private tours. You’ll explore the city on a highlights tour that includes all the major highlights plus a ride on the cable car to Table Mountain. Explore the scenic Cape Peninsula including all the major stops such as Chapman’s Peak, Boulder’s Penguin Colony, Simonstown, the Cape of Good Hope and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
Day 1: Cape Town
On arrival in Cape Town, you will be met and transferred to the lovely boutique Blackheath Lodge set in vibrant Sea Point for your overnight rest.
Day 2: Cape Town
No visit to Cape Town is complete without a half day tour of the mother city itself. After departing the hotel we head for Table Mountain. Enjoy the crisp air and clear visibility as you reach the summit (weather permitting and cable car ticket extra). Our guide will point out the highlights of one of the worlds most famous views. After the decent we enjoy a scenic coastal drive through Clifton and Sea Point to the city centre where we visit Green Market Square. We stretch our legs with a walk through the Company Gardens. The tour continues with a drive past the Houses of Parliament, the City Hall, The Castle and Slave Lodge, before entering the "Bo Kaap", also known as the Malay quarter. The architecture in this area is typical of what Cape Town was like 200 years ago. We ascend Signal Hill to witness firing of the noon gun (except Sundays and Public Holidays). You will be dazzled by the diamond tour where we learn about the history of these sparkling gems before returning you back to your Hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure to enjoy the sights of Cape Town.
Day 3: Cape Town
Today you will be collected at your hotel for your Cape Peninsula tour. Our journey to Cape Point takes us along the scenic Atlantic seaboard coastal road. We pass the pristine beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay with their soft white sand and assure blue water. The formidable 12 Apostles Peaks rise above the road on one side, while shear cliffs and incredible rock formations drop into the icy Atlantic Ocean on the other side. There is no doubt the coast of the Cape peninsula offers magnificent scenery with its great biodiversity. We arrive at the quaint fishing village of Hout Bay with its imposing Sentinel. Visit Seal Island (paid locally) or shop for souvenirs at the craft market at the harbor. Our tour continues over Chapman’s Peak which offers amazing photo opportunities, and onto the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. This area is home to magnificent ‘fynbos’, many different species of buck and birds, the Cape Mountain Zebra, and mischievous baboons. These creatures entertain guests enjoying lunch at the restaurant which has splendid views of False Bay. Take the funicular (paid locally) to the lighthouse to see the meeting of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans at the Cape Point. We visit Boulders Beach to see the Jackass penguins (paid locally) before arriving at the naval base of Simonstown, and then we venture inland to our last stop of the day at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. With the sun setting over the tall peaks of Table Mountain the last rays sparkle on the trees and flowers, and offer a fitting end to a day filled with all the Cape has to offer.
Day 4: Cape Town
A free day to explore Cape Town and visit the V&A Waterfront area with its many cafes, shops and restaurants. From here, you may wish to got to Robben Island where from the 17th to the 20th centuries, the Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment, made infamous by its most prominent inmate, Nelson Mandela. Today it is a World Heritage Site and museum, a poignant reminder to the price paid for freedom.
Enjoy a last morning free before being transferred to the airport for your onward flight.
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Airport transfers, accommodation as indicated, shared tours in Cape Town, meals as specified in the itinerary.
International flights, airport taxes, meals not specified, optional excursions, drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.