Departs +/- 07h45 and returns +/- 18:00 daily
Duration +/- 8 hours
Pick up at your hotel in central areas and enjoy the scenic views as we drive along the coast to see the pristine beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. We drive past Hout Bay, which was once a fishing village, but is now a popular residential area.
The tour continues over the famous Chapman’s Peak drive – if open, with a 200 meter drop on one side of the road and a 200 meter rise on the other, as we make our way south, following the Atlantic Ocean until we reach Cape Point. Take the funicular (Funicular for own account +/- R80) to the lighthouse for an even better vantage point.
Said to be the romantic meeting place of the two mighty oceans, the Atlantic and the Indian, Sir Francis Drake the Explorer once called it "the fairest Cape that we saw in the whole circumference of the Globe". And rightly so, as it must be the highlight of any visit to the Mother City, if not South Africa.
We pass the quaint naval base of Simon’s Town and we continue along the Indian Ocean (False Bay), en route to see the African penguin colony which has become well established at Boulders Beach (for own account +/- R80) before heading towards the V&A Waterfront where your guide will suggest options for you to purchase a quick snack lunch (own account) before the afternoon tour commences. You may have to buy a take away or packed lunch to eat along the way.
We head north towards the scenic winelands for a cellar tour and a cheese and wine tasting. The tour takes us on a drive through the historic town of Stellenbosch with its picturesque white gabled Cape Dutch architecture. The pretty streets and quaint lanes are lined with old oak trees. The town boasts a large university with energetic students offering a contrast to the old-world feel of the town.
If time permits our guide will choose a second estate for another wine tasting before heading back to your hotel.
Included: Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve (Cape Point) entrance & Chapman's Peak Drive and 1 cheese and wine tasting and a cellar tour. We’ll include a second wine estate for a further wine tasting if time permits.
Excluded: Penguin colony +/- R80 and Cape Point funicular +/- R80
No wine tasting permitted for anyone under 18 years.
Children under 12 years pay half price for our tours.