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Explore Cape Town with our most popular tours

Our unforgettable guided tours of Cape Town allow you to experience the best of the Cape, while making the most of the time you have in the city.

Led by experienced guides, whether you want to experience our pristine coastal reserves and beaches, the famous wine estates in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, or take in the views from the world-famous Table Mountain – there’s no reason you can’t do it all with us. Ready for an adventure? Here are our three most popular day tours to whet your appetite.

The Cape Peninsula Tour

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From your Cape Town hotel, you’ll travel in our luxury vehicle as we head towards our first top of Hout Bay – a charming, multi-cultural fishing village. Keen to get out and explore on your own? You’re also able to hop on a boat for a trip to a nearby seal colony at Duiker Island.

From Hout Bay we head along Chapmans Peak – often considered to be one of the most beautiful roads in the world – until we arrive at Cape Point, the southernmost edge of the Cape Peninsula. There’s time to stretch your legs, explore the National Park, grab a bite to eat and take in the spectacular views. From here, we slowly head back towards Cape Town, stopping in at Simon’s Town – a quaint seaside village that is home to the country’s naval base, and Boulders Beach – famous for its colony of African Penguins. This tour ends at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, at the foot of Table Mountain.

The Stellenbosch or Franschhoek Wine Route Tour

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With its outstanding wine and beautiful scenery, no visit to Cape Town is complete without a day spent in the winelands. Our guide will take you to 2 or 3 wine farms for wine tasting and allow you to indulge, without having to worry about driving home afterwards. The two most popular regions are Stellenbosch or Franschhoek – both beautiful towns, home to exceptional wine estates – chat to us and we’ll help you decide on your route and plan your perfect day.

The Table Mountain and Robben Island Tour

Table Mountain

Offering spectacular views of the city, Robben Island and the peninsula, Table Mountain is one of the new wonders of the world for good reason and a visit should be top of your Cape Town to-do list. The state-of-the-art cable car offers 360 degree views on your journey, and we pre-book tickets, giving you more time to enjoy the views, and less time in queues. Once at the top, you can take in the views, explore via one of the sign-posted pathways or grab a drink and bite to eat. The cable car departs regularly, with the last car leaving at sunset.

From the top of the mountain to sea level, there are few places in South Africa that bear the weight and sheer historical importance of Robben Island. A short ferry ride from the V&A Waterfront, you will be guided around this World Heritage Site by a former inmate, giving you unparalleled insight and understanding into one of the world’s most significant political landmarks.

 

The best day trips for Spring

With the return of longer days, added sunshine and warmer temperatures, it’s time to get out of hibernation mode and start exploring again.

From wildflowers to whales, here are our favourite day trips to take from Cape Town this Spring.

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Whale watching in Hermanus

Rated by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as one of the twelve best whale watching locations in the world, Hermanus is under two hours from Cape Town and gives you the ability to spot these magnificent creatures from the land, air or sea.  Southern Right Whales migrate from the Antarctic around June to calve and mate, with calving taking place in August and September and males arriving for mating in October when the whale population peaks – making Spring the perfect time to take a drive down to Hermanus.

Make the most of the sun setting over the ocean, and head on over to the luxury Marine Hotel for sundowners and a bite to eat.

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Beautiful canola in Caledon

A gem in the Overberg, Caledon is barely an hour from Cape Town, and known for its fields of yellow canola, which hare particularly beautiful this time of year. If you have time to spare, make a weekend of it and spend time at their world-famous, mineral-rich hot springs.

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A seafood feast at Die Strandloper

A casual, open air restaurant, Die Strandloper is easily one of the most famous restaurants in Langebaan.  There’s a set menu with 10 courses, so put aside at least four hours. You’re welcome to bring your own drinks, cooler box encouraged, while you feast on the jewels of the sea. Traditional treats include, fish curry, angel fish and snoek, grilled haarders, smoked angel fish, snoek with sweet or steamed potato, plus waterblommertjie bredie.

Find our more on their website here.

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Boulders Beach – Penguin’s Paradise

Boulders Beach is all about the Penguins! With it’s pristine beach, clear water and plenty of penguins, it’s not surprising that more than 60 000 visitors flock to Boulders Beach every year

Boulders Beach, with its wind sheltered bays and safe sandy shores, is home to a breeding colony of over 2000 endangered African Penguins. Only 50 minutes from Cape Town, a trip to Boulders Beach is well worth a visit.

Book a tour, enjoy the scenic journey and enjoy a few hours amongst these little guys. It’s great fun to watch the tuxedo clad penguins go about their daily routines of sunning themselves, guarding their nests or waddling across the beach.

 

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At Boulders Beach, the penguins have adapted quite well to camera-wielding humans.

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They walk and nest undisturbed just a few feet away from the thousands of visitors that visit every year. But, as cute as they look they can be quite feisty, so don’t try to feed them!

If you’re travelling with kids, be prepared to stay a while: the water is safe for swimming, there are rock pools to explore and granite boulders to climb on – it really is the perfect spot for a family beach picnic.

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We love this video clip! (Credit David Jacobs)  What a cute little guy – sometimes you just need to trust your ability!

24 hours in Cape Town

We plan itineraries for our clients! That’s what we do!  We usually think of all the things to do if our guests are here for a long weekend, or at least a week. But what if you only have 24 hours, assuming the weather is good!

Recently I stumbled across an article from one of my favourite foodie bloggers, Candice Bresler, agorgeouslife, that highlights how to make the most of the city if you only have an overnight stay.

So if you only have 24 hours in Cape Town and you’ve already been up Table Mountain, this has to be your perfect itinerary!

Start with a flight with NAC Helicopters and end with a cycle along the Sea Point promenade.

Read more:  24 hours in Cape Town

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Photograph courtesy Candice Breslar

If you’re planning a trip to Cape Town, please contact us info@capevoyage.co.za. We can assist with all your travel requirements.

 

 

 

 

Segway tours at Spier Wine Estate

On Saturday we had the opportunity to tour Spier Wine Estate on a Segway PT (Personal Transporter), a two-wheeled self balancing electric vehicle. What an incredible experience, although I must say I was skeptical and to be honest terrified of these vehicles with no brakes!

Our group had to meet at 09h45 at the Wine Tasting room.  Once we had completed the indemnity form it did cross my mind to  stay back, enjoy the views and perhaps even do some wine tasting.

Before each tour guests receive a comprehensive orientation by an experienced Segway trainer. Stanley was assigned to train our group. I needed more than group training and Eric quickly came to my rescue to offer a one on one training session! I’m glad he jumped in, as I was ready to back out. The training takes between 15 and 20 minutes and covers operational and safety procedures. You learn to go forward by leaning forward, reverse by leaning back, (I didn’t see a need for that!) and how to turn by using the ‘lean steer’ handlebar. To stop, there are no brakes you just need to stand upright, and find your balance! Quite a strange concept but it works!

 

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Once we had completed the mini obstacle course, Eric gave me the green light to join the group. I was feeling less apprehensive and I was determined to enjoy this challenge!

We started the tour in tortoise mode with our guide Stanley ensuring that everyone was safe and looking a little more comfortable. Once we were more confident the Segways were taken off the slower mode to allow us to go a little faster. The top speed is 20kms.

The tour takes approximately an hour and what an amazing experience. You glide through the farm and learn interesting facts about the Protea Garden, the vineyards and the wastewater treatment plant which combines nature, art and technology.

 

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Photographs courtesy of Segway Spier

The one-hour tour costs R300 per person and leaves at 09h00, 10h00, 12h00pm, 13h30 and 15h00 daily; the two-hour option which leaves at 09h00, 12h00 and 15h00 is R500 per person  and includes a complimentary wine tasting. When the weather allows, there is also a later sunset tour that gives participants the chance to see the vineyards bathed in vibrant colours as the sun goes down.

Booking is essential and can be done by visiting the Spier website, or the Segway Tour website. Alternatively you can call  +27 (0)21 809 1157 or email spier@segway.co.za. Guests must meet at the farm’s main visitor centre 30 minutes before the excursion is set to start. No children below the age of 10 are allowed on the one-hour tour and no children younger than 12 can participate in the two-hour trip. Remember to wear sunblock and comfortable shoes.  Helmets are provided.

Highly recommended for a fun day out in Stellenbosch.   Contact us for more information.  We can collect you from your hotel and book your tickets in advance.

Keep an eye on this site for all the Cape Town winter specials!

 

 

 

Looking for an adrenaline rush?

SA Forest Adventures has opened the  Cape Town Zipline at Silvermist Wine Estate, Constantia Nek, about 21km from the City Centre.

“It’s an awesome experience to tick off your bucket list while in the Mother City,” says Clinton Lerm, the owner of this venture”

This adventure is definitely not for the faint hearted! The new zipline route is one of the longest on the African continent (approximately 2.3km in total), and with SINGLE cables that stretch up to 500m in length and soar 155m above the ground at their highest point.

“It will make you gasp for air,” claims Clinton, who insists that the Cape Town zipline is the most thrilling of all the SA Forest Adventures tours. “You feel as tiny as a rice grain way up there.”

The course is framed by Table Mountain and looks onto the back of the awe-inspiring Twelve Apostles mountain range and down the Constantia Nek valley. Whilst testing your vocal chords you can attempt to appreciate the maginificent views of the ocean, the mountain and the fynbos.

 

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Photograph courtesy : SA Forest Adventures

Some important facts:

  • No children under 8 years will be allowed to participate.
  • No PREGNANT ladies.
  • No heart conditions or physical disability.
  • No person over the 120kg weight limit!
  • An average fitness is required.
  • You should not have a fear of heights!  If the tour starts and you are not able to start the tour, you will unfortunately have to walk a distance to get back to the base.
  • You should not have any heart conditions or physical disability.
  • No skill is required to participate.

The two-hour tour costs R480p/p and bookings for groups of six people or less can be done electronically via the company’s website -www.saforestadventures.co.za

Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday: 9am (first tour departs) – 4pm (last tour departs)

Location Silvermist Estate, Constantia

Follow Rhodes Drive passing Kirstenbosch towards Hout Bay until you reach the Constantia Nek traffic round about. Travel down towards Hout Bay for only 300 metres, on your left you have reached a large white wall, the entrance to Silvermist Estate and home of Cape Town’s most extreme zipline adventure.

Or contact us to arrange your tour and we’ll book your tickets, and collect you from your hotel!

We could even book lunch and a wine tasting on the Constantia wine route! Your nerves might need it!

 

 

Sundowners with a postcard view?

Our meeting in the CBD ended early so we decided to pop to the Cape Grace for a quick drink. It wasn’t a tough decision, a chilled glass of wine at Bascule Whiskey, Wine & Cocktail Bar situated on the international yacht marina, certainly beats sitting in the traffic!

We arrived just after 4:00pm and Bascule was buzzing with what looked like informal business meetings, and a number of tourists soaking up the spectacular view of Table Mountain.

We only had time for a quick drink, but next time we will definitely order the Tapas.  The prices were surprisingly reasonable and the portions looked much bigger than the average portion of Tapas.  The speciality is the Bascule Burger, wagyu beef, truffled mushroom sauce, fries and roasted garlic aioli.

 

 

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The service was a bit slow, but I don’t think anyone wants to rush when they’re enjoying the views and the perfect setting.

We were disappointed that you had to buy vouchers for the wireless connectivity.  I can understand that they want to avoid the masses using their wifi for hours on end, but with the trend towards a mobile workforce I would have thought a 5 Star Hotel would at least offer a seamless wireless service.

Bascule opens daily at 10h00 for a great selection of tapas, and in the evening the sunlit terrace is transformed into a glamorous whiskey and cocktail bar!

You can’t beat these views!  Secure your spot at Bascule, to mingle with the rich and famous for an hour or two, or just sit and flirt with the idea of this billionaire lifestyle!

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A high tech & high profile hotel to open in Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs!

The new Park Inn by Radisson is scheduled to open in Newlands in the next couple of weeks.  The hotel will be the first internationally branded hotel in Claremont / Newlands, a key upmarket business and residential node, in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town.

Two things stood out during my site visit last week. Friendly welcoming staff who were clearly very proud of their new hotel, and the bright colours and vibrant décor of the hotel. It was very refreshing to be met with a bright yellow wall in the hotel reception area, green chairs in the conference rooms and bright finishes in the guest rooms with headboards that change colour!

 

The Park Inn by Radisson is focused on delivering the modern essentials of a great hotel experience that will resonate well with international and domestic travellers. High speed internet access, Apple & Samsung docking stations, a self service snack kiosk, (perfect for a snack on the run or to to stop a late night craving!), are some of the features that the guests will enjoy.

Whether you’re booking a holiday, or a accommodation for a business meeting, the Park Inn is ideally located. Just a few minutes away from Newlands Rugby Stadium and Newlands Cricket Ground, close to Kirtensbosch gardens and Cavendish shopping centre and perfectly positioned for meetings in the new corporate office park in Claremont.

Approx 14km from the airport the Park Inn by Radisson is a perfect choice for a conference venue.   The conference facilities, including 5 meeting rooms with the largest able to host 160pax.

The brightly coloured  Live-inn room is bold new concept that promises to deliver great food and friendly service in a modern setting. Fresh ingredients, charcoal grilled meats and fish, locally inspired specialities and classic dishes make up live-in room’s menu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sushi & Chardonnay at Sevruga

The  V&A Waterfront is my sushi capital of Cape Town! There are so many great restaurants at the Waterfront, with new ones popping up all the time, but Sevruga is definitely my favourite spot.

On a beautiful day you can sit outside and watch the hustle and bustle of the crowd enjoying the carefree atmosphere. Old and young, business suits and tourists, everyone always seems to be enjoying a holiday feeling.

For a more serious business meeting, or maybe a romantic dinner you can choose to enjoy the more formal ambience inside.

The sushi platters are always fantastic, but I’ve recently discovered the Carin’s roll.

8 pieces of prawn tempura, creamy seven spice prawn, spring onion, & teriyaki glaze.

 

Salmon roses, and fashion sandwiches, are always a good choice if you feel like the more traditional sushi choices.

The wine is as important as the food at Sevruga.There are more than 200 wines and vintages to choose from, and the impressive Sevruga’s Wine Wall displays more than 3000 bottles of wine.

Sushi and cocktails are half price Monday to Saturdays from 12h00 – 18h00, and 14h00 – 18h00 on a Sunday!

Perfect location, fantastic food and impeccable service – definitely worth the accolades.