Cape Town Tours

The Cape Town tours offered by African Sky Safaris & Tours are private and are conducted solely for the party reserving the tour. These tours focus on this exciting city located on the southwestern tip of Africa. Cape Town has enticed seafarers to use her as a port for replenishing their supplies for centuries. Table Mountain, which stands guard over the city, is one of the most recognizable natural landmarks in the world. It is reputed that the mountain can be seen as far as 250km out to sea on a clear day.

  • private Tours
  • Experienced Guides
  • Cape Town's Highlights
  • Winelands, Garden Route
  • Clients are met at Any Location

In the Cape Town tours section of our website, we offer tours dedicated to exploring the city and her innumerable highlights, as well as short tours which depart from and return to Cape Town. Each of the itineraries offer clients an exclusive, luxury or standard option as far as accommodation is concerned. Detailed itineraries can be viewed by following the links on the side menu. For longer itineraries which include Cape Town, please view the South African tours and African safaris sections of our website.

Why book a private tour?

Though somewhat more expensive than coach tours or self-drive options, a private tour of Cape Town offers a degree of flexibility and enjoyment that is sure to justify the price difference.

With your own private guide and vehicle, the option exists to spend more or less time at various attractions in and around the city depending on your personal preference and the prevailing weather on the day - a factor that can influence itineraries and often does.

Our guides are experts in knowledge, amicable in nature and well presented. They really will enhance your experiences and make your vacation more rewarding - a fact that thousands of clients over a period of fifteen years have attested to. We will gladly provide references of tourists that have enjoyed Cape Town in the care of African Sky.

If dinners are included on your tour, it is African Sky's common practice for our guide to discuss with you your culinary preferences and to make suggestions of suitable restaurants. The guide will then drop you off at the restaurant and return you to your hotel after dinner. In our experience, this exposes guests to a different side of Cape Town as opposed to having to dine in the same hotel each evening.

General Advice

Few cities in the world are more splendidly displayed than Cape Town, nor do they have the abundance of regions and attractions within a stone's throw of the city. It really is a wonderful place to visit, a place that rarely ceases to impress those who experience it.

The weather can, however, be unpredictable with changes occurring constantly - there can literally be four seasons in a day. It is recommended to spend at least three, preferably five nights in Cape Town to fully appreciate your visit. This will ensure the ability to interchange a visit to Table Mountain with another day's itinerary should wind speeds make accessing the mountain impossible.

When deciding on an area to stay in, it is advisable to consider either the Atlantic seaboard suburbs of Bantry Bay or Camps Bay - both of which offer splendid views, a central location as well as beautiful and well established neighborhoods. Alternatively, the area in and immediately surrounding the V&A Waterfront should be considered, again for its central location and the added advantage of being able to to do safe and secure shopping within walking distance of your hotel.

Consider a day or two of golfing

Cape Town is blessed with a number world-class golf courses, both in the city as well as along the Whale Coast and in the Cape winelands. We can include a day or two devoted to the gentleman's game during a custom tour or alternatively recommend a service where golf is the focus of your tour of the city.

Most notable of the golf courses in and immediately around Cape Town are the Atlantic Beach links, Steenberg & Royal Cape.

The courses of the Cape winelands are located around the the towns of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Somerset West. All are between forty 45 minutes and an hour from central Cape Town. In the author's opinion, the two most challenging and enjoyable of these golf courses are Erinvale and Pearl Valley.

Slightly further afield, on the shores of the Kleinmond Lagoon in the heart of South Africa's Whale Route, you will find Arabella, a championship course with a most pleasing natural setting.

From Kleinmond a drive of about three hours to the east leads to the South African Garden Route, an area renowned for its natural beauty and revered for the abundance of world-class golf courses. This includes the famous Fancourt Links, which has played host to the Presidents Cup, and the dramatic Pezula with its sweeping views of the ocean.

Tours of Cape Town

These Cape Town tours are dedicated to exploring the city accompanied by an experienced guide. It is a wonderful way of enjoying the many attractions of Cape Town, the most visited tourist destination in Africa. Should you so wish, we could also customize an itinerary to suit your unique requirements.

From: USD $748
Per Person
Aerial view of the city of Cape Town.
3 Day Cape Town Tour >>

The three day Cape Town tour is a short but unforgettable exploration of South Africa's oldest city. The tour visits Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch, the Cape winelands and historic Robben Island. Accommodation is available as standard, luxury or exclusive.

From: USD $1,081
Per Person
The fynbos covered eastern slopes of Table Mountain.
4 Day Cape Town Tour >>

This tour spends three nights in the Mother City. It visits all of the highlights included in the three day tour with the addition of Cape Point as well as the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. This tour provides a comprehensive introduction to the Mother City.

From: USD $1,280
Per Person
Lush, green vineyards near Cape Town.
5 Day Cape Town Tour >>

The five day tour includes the same activities as the four day tour with the addition of a day devoted to visiting the V&A Waterfront and the Two Oceans Aquarium. Five days is the ideal duration to discover the best of what Cape Town has to offer.

From: USD $1,830
Per Person
The V&A Waterfront nestled below the gaze of Table Mountain.
7 Day Cape Town & Winelands Tour >>

This tour combines the most notable attractions in Cape Town with a two night visit to the scenic winelands surrounding the towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. The region is located less than an hour from Cape Town and hosts many award-winning flavors.

Short Tours departing from Cape Town

African Sky offers a few short tours which depart from and return to Cape Town. These private tours offer clients a choice of exclusive, luxury or standard accommodation in areas where all three accommodation types are available, and a choice between luxury and standard accommodation in areas where exclusive accommodation is not available. They venture to the most popular regions and attractions not too far from Cape Town.

From: USD $595
Per Person
A serene scene near Langebaan on the West Coast.
3 Day West Coast Tour >>

A short tour which explores the sparsely populated West Coast region of South Africa accompanied by an experienced guide. The months between August and October may see this region transformed by wild flowers in bloom. Throughout the rest of the year, the coastal beauty remains spectacular.

From: USD $617
Per Person
A stretch of vineyards in the Cape winelands.
3 Day Winelands Tour >>

The wine producing region of the Western Cape is the focus of this three day tour which departs from and returns to Cape Town. The focus is on the winelands surrounding the towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, two historic hamlets brimful of gastronomic delights.

From: USD $628
Per Person
Whales observed during a Cape Town tour.
3 Day Whale Route Tour >>

The Whale Route Tour is an ideal three day tour for those seeking to encounter the southern right whale which frequents the waters of the Overberg coast between May and November. The tour overnights in the charming coastal town of Hermanus.

From: USD $798
Per Person
Jagged rocks breaching from the sea in the Garden Route.
4 Day Garden Route Tour >>

The Garden Route is generally regarded as one of the top destinations in South Africa. With its bountiful beaches and forests, it is arguably also the most scenic part of the country. A four day tour to this region is sure to provide an unforgettable experience.

Cape Town Day Tours

Clients are met at any location of their choice in Cape Town and are returned there upon completion of the day tour. All of our day tours include a light lunch. The fact that it is a private tour makes it possible for the guide to adapt to your needs. You might, for instance, wish to spend more or less time at a certain location, or may have a specific interest surrounding the areas visited which you would like highlighted by the guide. Your day tour with African Sky would make this possible.

From: USD $112
Per Person
A bird's eye view of the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve.
Cape Point & Cape of Good Hope >>

A day tour that is dedicated to visiting the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point. The drive to Cape Point is one of South Africa's most scenic with incredible ocean and mountain views. The route traces the famous Chapman's Peak Drive.

From: USD $115
Per Person
The idyllic setting of the Huguenot Monument in Franschhoek.
Franschhoek Wine Route Day Tour >>

Franschhoek and the wine route which surrounds the town are the focus of this day tour which can depart from any location in Cape Town. It is a private tour on which many fine wines can be sampled - one of which is sure to appeal to your palate.

From: USD $120
Per Person
Robben Island as seen from a boat.
Robben Island & Cape Town Day Tour >>

The morning is devoted to visiting the infamous Robben Island. You will enjoy stunning views of Table Bay on the ferry ride and will find the island's history fascinating, particularly the notorious prison. Guests then enjoy an introductory Cape Town city tour.

From: USD $118
Per Person
Vineyards in the Stellenbosch Wine Route.
Stellenbosch Wine Route Day Tour >>

The Stellenbosch Wine Route is the oldest and most visited of the wine routes in South Africa. Your day tour includes exploring the oak-lined streets of the historic town and visiting two fine wineries located in the region surrounding Stellenbosch.

From: USD $116
Per Person
The eastern slopes of Table Mountain as seen from Kirstenbosch.
Table Mountain & Kirstenbosch >>

No visit to Cape Town is complete without a tour of Table Mountain, the most visited tourist attraction in South Africa. This day tour includes a cable car ride up to the top of the mountain as well as a visit to the handsomely manicured Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

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Riaan's Suggestions

Although it is fairly easy to get around Cape Town on your own, I think the experience can be greatly enhanced when you decide to book a privately guided tour of Cape Town and its surrounding area. This makes it possible to sit back and relax while the highlights of the city are brought to life.

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Top Destinations in and Near Cape Town

The illustrious Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town.
Cape Town >>

Cape Town is one of the most popular tour destinations on the continent. It offers a diverse blend of culture, flavors, activities and landscapes. Enjoy delicious local fare, toil to the top of Table Mountain, cruise across Table Bay and explore the captivating history of this extraordinary city on the tip of Africa.

A close up of vines in a Cape vineyard.
Cape Winelands >>

The Cape winelands combine countryside charm, dramatic mountain scenery and, most significantly, award-winning wines. The myriad vineyards blanket the lands surrounding Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl - three charmingly distinct and historically rich towns.

One of the wild beaches along Cape Point.
Cape of Good Hope >>

The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve encompasses the most southwestern tip of Africa. This idyllic stretch of rugged beach and sprawling fynbos hosts a scattering of indigenous wildlife and features in many of the Cape Town tours offered by African Sky.

Manicured lawns at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
Kirstenbosch >>

The Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens host a captivating palette of indigenous plants. These beautiful gardens cover 528 hectares of Table Mountain's eastern slopes, bursting with various species of fynbos, proteas, Karoo succulents and more.

A breathtaking aerial view of the Garden Route.
Garden Route >>

The Garden Route is a verdant stretch of coast that ranges from beautiful sandy beaches and rugged coastal clifftops to lush indigenous forests and freshwater lakes. The region is known for its charming towns, fine swimming beaches, wealth of outdoor activities and, above all, its hypnotic natural beauty.

Accommodation

  • Cape Grace
    The Cape Grace is one of the most exclusive properties in Cape Town. It is set on its own private quay at the V&A Waterfront.
  • Lanzerac
    Lanzerac is an historic wine estate situated on the edge of Stellenbosch in the Jonkershoek Valley.
  • Delaire Graff
    With its spacious private cottages, personal butler services and vineyard setting, Delaire Graff offers the epitome of luxury.
  • Marine Hermanus
    The luxurious Marine Hermanus hotel enjoys a clifftop position ideal for enjoying land-based whale watching.
  • Tsala Treetop Lodge
    Tsala is one of the most exclusive properties in the Garden Route, perched among the treetops of the Knysna forest.
  • Plettenberg Park
    Plettenberg Park is set atop a cliff in South Africa's Garden Route, overlooking the fine beaches of Plett.
Info to help you plan your trip
January 2016 - April 2016