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Example 5 Day Tour
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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. 
Dine on the patio by the water at the V&A HotelEnjoy the sunset while dining outdoors at the OYO RestaurantCape of Good Hope National ParkA view of Cape Town.Elephants wander outside of the Hoyo-Hoyo Safari LodgeThe Cape Grace Hotel in Cape Town looks beautiful on the water at nightSimbambili LodgeHoyo-Hoyo Safari LodgeA hyena gets a nice refreshing drink.A night shot of the Cape Grace Hotel in Cape TownSimbambili LodgeA cheetah hides between the trunks of a tree to hunt its prey.Elephants like to wander the land around the Simbambili LodgeKnysna, Garden Route South AfricaCape Cadogan at night.An aerial view of Cape Town
  • 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
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.

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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 and settle in for the night. 

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 Castle (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 Camps Bay. Your 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. 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.


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Enjoy the sunset while dining outdoors at the OYO Restaurant
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Rates based on current exchange rate ZAR/US dollars. Please contact us for exact quote in US dollars.

Please note a festive surcharge will apply in V&A Hotel from February 3-6, 2020

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  • 4 Breakfasts
  • 4 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Robben Island Entrance Fee
  • Park Entrance Fee - Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Boulders Penguin Colony & Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Table Mountain Cable Car Fee - Weather Dependent
  • Cape Point Cable Car Fee


When to Go

Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.


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