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This short 5 day tour of Cape Town covers all the highlights this vibrant city has to offer. Enjoy a private tour of the city with visits to the Houses of Parliament, the Castel, and Table Mountain. Take a trip back in time as you explore Robben Island and visit Nelson Mandela's cell. Learn about the political climate during this time and about the Apartheid years. Lastly, spend a day traveling across Cape Point and the peninsula. Enjoy a cable car ride up Table Mountain for great views of where the Atlantic and Indian Ocean meet. 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive Cape Town
Day 2 : Cape Town City Tour
Day 3 : Robben Island
Day 4 : Cape Point & Peninsula Tour
Day 5 : Return Home


  • Visit the main highlights of Cape Town on a private tour
  • Learn about the Apartheid years as you visit Robben Island
  • Cable car up Table Mountain for views of the Atlantic & Indian Ocean

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Trip Type

  • Independent

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Trip Snapshots

An aerial view of Cape Town Dine on the patio by the water at the V&A Hotel Enjoy the sunset while dining outdoors at the OYO Restaurant Cape of Good Hope National Park A view of Cape Town. Elephants wander outside of the Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge The Cape Grace Hotel in Cape Town looks beautiful on the water at night Simbambili Lodge

Day 1 Arrive Cape Town

Arrive Cape Town, South Africa, on the flight of your choice. Airport assistance will meet you just outside the aircraft and escort you through immigration, baggage collection, and customs. Transfer to your hotel in the eclectic Kloof St area.

Day 2 Cape Town City Tour

Explore the "Mother City," Cape Town, South Africa today on a private tour of the city! Visit the Houses of Parliament, the Castel (South Africa's oldest building), Greenmarket Square, the Company Gardens, and Table Mountain. After an exciting morning of discovery you will stop at Bo-Kaap, home to the Cape Malay community. Spend time exploring the cobblestone streets and brightly colored houses before you are dropped off at the Waterfront to take in all the shops and restaurants. Explore the area independently this afternoon.

Day 3 Robben Island

This morning is yours to relax and spend as you would like. Stroll the beaches of Cape Town, go shopping, or explore one of many local attractions in the area. Make your way to the Clock Tower for your 1 PM departure to Robben Island. (You should arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your departure time). Upon arrival to the island meet your guide, someone who spent time here during the Apartheid years. Learn about the political climate of the time, witness the harsh conditions prisoners endured, and visit Nelson Mandela's cell, where he spent 18 years as a prisoner. Take the ferry back to the V&A waterfront and enjoy dinner on your own before you make your way back to your hotel.

Day 4 Cape Point & Peninsula Tour

Today you visit the beaches Clifton and Campus Bay. Our first stop will be at the Simonstown Naval Base with a visit to Boulders Beach, the African Penguin breeding colony. You will continue to the Cape of Good Hope National Reserve via Chapman's Peak where you will take a cable car to view where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet, as well as fantastic views of False Bay. For lunch, you will stop at the renowned Foodbarn in Noordhoek. Run by the talented Franck Dangereux of La Colombe fame, you’ll enjoy a 4 course set menu with wine pairing. You’ll then head via the spectacular Chapman’s Peak Drive to Hout Bay, driving back to Cape Town along the Atlantic Seaboard, passing the beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay. Explore the local area independently for dinner.

Day 5 Return Home

  • 1 Breakfast
This morning you transfer back to the Cape Town International Airport for your home. With more time, extend your stay with a safari trip to the Kruger National Park or nearby Victoria Falls.

Cape Town - Hotels

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  • 4 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch
  • 4 Nights Accommodations
    • 4 Nights Hotel
  • 4 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Both International Arrival and Departure Transfers are included.
  • Robben Island Entrance Fee


  • International Flights

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  • $100 Meals not Included
  • $20 Table Mountain Cable Car Fee
    • Weather Dependent
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