• South Africa: Cape Town Extension or Private Adventure

    Historic, scenic jewel of South Africa

    A visit to Southern Africa would not be complete without a visit to Cape Town. Spend a few days absorbing its sophisticated atmosphere—art galleries and up-and-coming wine country—and the Cape of Good Hope is within easy access. Combine this trip with other journeys in Africa to create the ultimate dream safari vacation.

    best times to go: Year round

    departures: Private departures are available on the dates of your choice, pending availability. Call us for details.

    pricing: from $2,195 see detailed pricing

    Southern Africa

    Easy to Moderate
Avaliable as a private trip. Call for details

Historic, scenic jewel of South Africa

A visit to Southern Africa would not be complete without a visit to Cape Town, the historic and scenic jewel of African cities. You can easily spend a few days absorbing its sophisticated atmosphere, with art galleries, the up-and-coming wine country, and the Cape of Good Hope within easy access.

Guided excursions may include a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain, a hike at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, viewing the African penguin colony at Simonstown, and a leisurely walk through Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, a stunning showcase of the indigenous flora of Southern Africa.

We have two five-day programs-one with more active options and the other with a cultural focus-also include a visit to the world-renowned Winelands region, famous for its fine wines and Cape Dutch architecture. Choose from the classy Cape Grace Hotel, located on the waterfront and consistently ranked by Condé Nast Traveler as among the top 15 hotels in Africa, or the laid-back Four Rosmead Boutique Guest House, situated on the slopes of Table Mountain in the select residential suburb of Oranjezicht. From here you can enjoy panoramic views of Table Mountain, Signal Hill, Lions Head, and the city of Cape Town.

Combine this trip with other journeys in Africa to create the ultimate dream safari vacation.

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Activities

Easy touring (“Cultural Touring” Itinerary option), or moderate activities (“Active” Itinerary option)

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover Cape Town with either active explorations or a more cultural focus—your choice
  • Visit the world-renowned Winelands region, famous for its fine wines and Cape Dutch architecture
  • Take a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain and enjoy the stunning view
  • Enjoy a leisurely walk through Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens—a stunning showcase of the indigenous flora of Southern Africa
  • Hike at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and view the African penguin colony at Simonstown
  • A great way to extend any Southern African safari journey!

Duration: 5 days Start Location: Cape Town End Location: Cape Town

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  • Day 1 : Cape Town

    Arrive in Cape Town.

  • Day 2 : Table Mountain Hike or Cable Car Visit

    Choose between a strenuous 5-6 hour hike up the eastern flank of Table Mountain (Active option) or a traditional cable car ride up the mountain followed by a tour of the Cape Peninsula region (Cultural Touring option).

  • Day 3 : Sea Kayaking to the Penguins or Robben Island & Township Visit

    You’ll have two options for your activities:

    Active Option: Enjoy a few hours’ easy paddling in twin kayaks along the False Bay Coast (these are safe, comfortable “sit on top” kayaks and require almost no balance or skill). You’ll paddle to the Boulders Beach colony of African penguins and view them from the ocean as they swim around this quaint cove.

    Cultural Option: Visit the World Heritage Site of Robben Island, a prison for some 450 years for slaves, exiled eastern princes, lepers, the insane, and political prisoners, among them Nelson Mandela.  In the afternoon visit, a local township and community center and learn how the new South Africa is getting along in the post-Apartheid era.

  • Day 4 : WinelandsTour

    Explore South Africa's wine region by bike or van, visiting up to four wine farms in the area. The area is justly famous for quality dry white and red wines from noble grape varieties. Our tour visits an interesting mix of historic estates and contemporary wineries.

  • Day 5 : Depart

    Depending on your ongoing flights, this morning is at leisure. In the afternoon we transfer you to the airport for your next flight.

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DATES: Best time to go: Year round Departures: Private departures are available on the dates of your choice, pending availability. Call us for details.

PRICING:

2012 Pricing (valid until Nov 30, 2012)

Four Rosmead Guest House
“Active” or “Touring” option
$2,195 per person, double occupancy
$600 single supplement

Cape Grace Hotel
“Active” or “Touring” option
$2,795 per person, double occupancy
$1,100 single supplement

Solo travelers, please contact us for a price quote.

  • Cape Grace
    Cape Town, South Africa

    Charm, service, and attention to detail distinguish this internationally award-winning hotel on Cape Town's waterfront. The French doors of all 121 guestrooms and suites open to views of the marina, Table Mountain, or the harbor.

  • Four Rosmead Boutique Guest House
    Cape Town, South Africa

    This exclusive 1903 guesthouse is located in a residential neighborhood with views of Table Mountain, and within walking distance of the city center. An art gallery plus full spa and pool round out this urban sanctuary.

Properties shown are representative of the accommodations we use on this trip, may not be inclusive of all accommodations we use, and are subject to change.

Expert leadership is the key to an exciting, unforgettable experience. Our trips feature gifted leaders for whom leading trips is a true vocation. Besides showing you wonders you’d never find on your own, they make sure everything runs smoothly and safely without a hitch. They are knowledgeable about all aspects of your trip, and take great pleasure in sharing their insights with you. More than just guides, they positively elevate your experience by being teachers, companions, and the best of friends. You’ll be in good hands with them every step of the way.

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