Best of the Cape tour
- Duration: 9 Hours (approx.)
- Product code: BOC
The Cape Winelands is an absolute must see, be taken away by
breathtaking vistas and majestic mountain backdrops in a setting steeped
in rich culture and history. Rolling vineyards and quaint Cape Dutch
homesteads await you, as well as award-winning vineyards offering some
of the world’s best wines.
Gain a new appreciation for wine making as you take a scenic drive to
a wine estate in Stellenbosch. Here you will go on a cellar tour and be
taught about the process of making wines as well as the different
varietals and what influences them. You then partake in a wine and
cheese tasting of which you will get the opportunity to taste at least 5
wines and a variety of cheeses.
Visit the town of Stellenbosch, founded by Simon van der Stel in 1679,
also known as the Eikestad (City of Oaks) in Afrikaans. The second
oldest town in South Africa and home to over 150 wine farms will take
you back in history with its perfectly preserved thatched gabled Cape
Dutch homesteads, oak lined streets and array of national monuments.
Drive along Dorp street, the old wagon road to Cape Town and be taken
aback by the holiday atmosphere that makes this quiet “old world” town
the perfect base for wine and culture lovers alike. Apart from the well
preserved examples of architecture, Stellenbosch has many museums,
antique shops, works of art as well as South Africa’s oldest music
school the Conservatoire.
As if the scenic beauty of Stellenbosch is not enough, continue the
tour with a visit to Cape Point. Located about 1.2km east of Cape of
Good Hope, Cape Point is the most South-Westerly corner of the African
continent and the mythical meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian
oceans. The scenic beauty of Cape Point is not its sole allure; it is
also an international icon of great historical interest with many a
visitor drawn to the area because of its rich maritime history. Named
the ‘Cape of Storms’ by Bartolomeu Dias in 1488; the ‘Point’ was treated
with respect by sailors for centuries. By day, it was an invaluable
navigational landmark and by night, and in fog, it was a menace beset by
violent storms and dangerous rocks that over the centuries littered
shipwrecks around the coastline.
This interactive journey takes you along the beautiful Atlantic Seaboard
feasting your eyes on rugged coastlines and other untainted geographic
landmarks such as the Twelve apostles and the magnificent slopes of
Lion’s head. The Atlantic Seaboard, also known as Cape Town’s ‘Riviera’,
stretches from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront on the north shore
of Table Mountain all the way down the west side of the Cape Peninsula
to Hout Bay.
The tour takes us through the residential suburb of Clifton with four
bikini beaches ideal for sunbathing and home to some of the most
expensive real estate in South Africa.
The tour proceeds to Camps Bay where we stop for a picture shoot of
the Twelve Apostle mountain range. Thereafter the tour continues through
the world famous Chapman’s Peak Drive a 9 km route with 114 curves
making it one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world, with
its seemingly endless twists and turns this is truly a photographers
Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve is home to an entire floral kingdom and
many populations of animals. Look out for ostrich and pelagic birds,
view zebra, eland, and the many species of reptiles and small mammals.
Chacma baboons are common here, especially at the point itself. You have
the option of either walking or taking a funicular ride to the upper
lighthouse right at the tip of Cape Point where you are able to look
back in awe at the beauty of the Cape Peninsula and the surrounding
After visiting the lighthouse at Cape Point we head to False Bay and
stop at Boulders beach to view the endangered African Penguin. We then
pass through the naval town of Simon’s town. Thereafter we drive through
the towns of Fish Hoek, Kalk bay and Muizenberg as the tour makes its
way back to Cape Town
After a wonderful and relaxing day we drop you off at your hotel.