This four day tour of Cape Town is devoted to bringing to life the highlights located in and around South Africa’s Mother City.
Guests are met upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport or any other location of their choice in Cape Town. From here a drive of about fifteen minutes brings the tour to Vergelegen, one of the most impressive of all the wine estates in the Western Cape. This historic wine farm is located on the outskirts of Somerset West at the foot of the Helderberg. Here guests partake in wine tasting after a brief explanation of the wine-making process and the cultivars that are grown in South Africa. Another wine farm is then visited en route to the town of Stellenbosch, where your guide will highlight some of the most notable attractions in South Africa's second oldest town. The tour of Stellenbosch is followed by a journey of about 40 minutes to Cape Town, where guests are assisted with check-in at their hotel.
This day of your Cape Town tour is devoted to the history and attractions found within the city. Adderley Street, the upper half of the Heerengracht, is traversed, before walking down Government Avenue into the heart of Cape Town and enjoying a glimpse of the Houses of Parliament. The tour then visits the pentagonal Castle of Good Hope, oldest of all the buildings in South Africa, which now serves primarily as a museum. It houses both the Good Hope Gallery as well as the Military Museum dedicated to the preservation of military artifacts, which covers both the Dutch as well as the British periods of occupation. Subsequent to visiting the castle and viewing the lovely Dolphin Pool, the tour ventures to District Six where time is devoted to visiting the local museum, housed in the former Methodist Mission in Buitenkant Street. The historic Strand Street is the last point of call before the tour makes its way back to the hotel after a memorable day.
First on the agenda of the day is a visit to Table Mountain. The flat-topped mountain was given its name by the Portuguese explorer Antonio de Saldanha. We ascend the mountain via the cableway, enjoying marvelous views of the Cape Town city bowl and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. Upon reaching the summit, some time is devoted to visiting different vantage points from where impressive views of the Cape Peninsula can be enjoyed. Your guide also provides some information on the Cape Floral Kingdom, highlighting some of the fynbos species found on the mountain. The visit to the summit of Table Mountain is followed by some time devoted to exploring the world famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. The gardens are home to seven thousand species of indigenous plants that create a most remarkable display.
After breakfast the tour travels to Paardevlei near Somerset West, where time is devoted to visiting the Cheetah Outreach. Here guests will gain some insight into the survival plight of the world's fastest animals. Cheetah used to occur in vast numbers across the countries of Africa and Asia, yet today the number of cheetah in South Africa is only around a thousand. You will learn interesting facts and experience close encounters with a few of these beautiful animals. Jackals, meerkat, servals, caracals and bat-eared foxes may also be observed. Guests are then transferred to the airport for a flight back home after a memorable tour of Cape Town and the surrounding area.
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