Specimen Itineraries

Although our tours are completely flexible, we have put together some specimen itineraries for your perusal:

Very popular tour of the Cape Peninsula. Drive down the west side of the peninsula to Cape Point where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans (supposedly) meet. Walk up to the viewing tower or take the funicular and see if the two oceans meet here for yourself. Drive back up the east side of the peninsula. Many historical, military, cultural, architectural and natural highlights. Many attractive stops tailored to your interests.  Extensive car travel, moderate to extensive walking (voluntary). Souvenirs available.      

Ascend Table Mountain via the cable car. See the Creator’s handiwork and explore the top of the mountain. See some of the more than 8000 species of the Cape floral kingdom growing wild, or a rock hyrax sunning itself. Moderate car travel, cable car up and down, moderate to extensive walking (voluntary), free time on top of the mountain. Beware of the edge. Binoculars & reference books supplied. Souvenirs available.

Visit the Afrikaans Language Monument at Paarl. Enjoy more stunning views. Walk through the historic town of Stellenbosch with its old houses showing gracious lifestyles of the past, and its world famous wine farms. This day is flexible, as you may want to visit Franschhoek, a nearby town established by French Huguenots who fled from Catholic oppression in the late 1600s. They brought the wine-making skills to the Cape. Spier wine farm is a favourite because of its diverse interesting attractions including cheetahs. Extensive car travel, moderate walking. Souvenirs & wine purchases available.

Relax and enjoy a scenic drive along the False Bay coast to Betty's Bay, punctuated with natural beauty. Coast, mountain, waterfall, animal and floral attractions are the highlights. When the weather interferes with other "Day"s, this one is tops. King proteas, African penguins and Southern Right Whale (in season) can be spotted. Return home via thepicturesque town of Kleinmond and mountain passes through apple country. Extensive car travel, moderate to extensive walking (voluntary). Souvenirs & art available. 

Tour for nature lovers. Visit top birding site/s and see some of the birds of the Cape (pelicans, herons, ibises, storks and possibly fish eagle) and the rich vegetation that covered it before urbanisation at the world-renowned Kirstenbosch botanical gardens. We may even spot the tiny sunbirds, Cape sugarbird, slender mongoose or other small wildlife. Moderate car travel, moderate to extensive walking. Binoculars & reference books supplied. Souvenirs available.

Take the ferry to Robben Island, the scene of the infamous prison. A guided bus tour highlights the diverse history including Nelson Mandela's cell, and see a unique view of the bay and mountains. Back on the mainland, we visit the District 6 museum. District 6 was one of the areas that people of colour were evicted from during the apartheid years. A must for historians. Cecil John Rhodes was one of the most influential fugures of the Cape a century ago. Visit his legacy on the slopes of Devil's Peak for another impressive vista. We may even spot some antelope here. Moderate car travel, minimal walking. Souvenirs available.

Early morning start to get out into the country to the closest game reserve, via mountains and the Huguenot tunnel. You will be well fed here. An opportunity for those not going to the upcountry Parks to experience a little of "wild" Africa.  Very extensive car travel, minimal/moderate walking. Souvenirs available.

Visit the southern tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas. Drive through mountain passes to the country town of Caledon. Visit the botanical gardens to stretch your legs. Then we drive through farming lands, maybe catching a glimpse of the national bird, the blue crane, on the way to the southern tip, where we will enjoy lunch. Enjoy a day out into the country, with small town and rural experiences. Very extensive car travel, minimal walking.      

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