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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.

 

Top 5 things include in a trip to Cape Town

Planning a trip to Cape Town can be overwhelming – no matter if you’re a local traveller, or visiting from further abroad. With so many attractions and things to see, it can be difficult to know where to start. We’ve put together our 5 top things to include in a trip to Cape Town for you.

Table Mountain

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Whether you choose to explore Cape Town’s icon by cable car or by foot – you can’t visit the city and not visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Set aside some time to spend at the top, taking in the views from every angle and enjoying a bite to eat at the restaurant. The hike can be challenging, if you are contemplating tackling it by foot – so remember to take the necessary precautions and prepare accordingly.

A helicopter trip

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No matter if you’re a Cape Town local or international visitor, seeing the city from the sky is guaranteed to wow you. With flights as short as 15 minutes, all the way up to one hour, it’s easy to fit one in to your schedule, even if you’re pressed for time. Most flights depart from the V & A Waterfront, making it a central option for most visitors. Be sure to book in advance, especially in peak season (November – March).

Cape Peninsula Tour to Cape Point

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The Southern-most tip of Africa, the iconic Cape Point Nature Reserve allows you to do everything from taking scenic hikes, to getting up close and personal with African Penguins at Boulders Beach. A beautiful drive from the city, it’s worth booking out at least half a day in your diary to make the most of this area.  Note that entrance fees for the nature reserve do apply.

A visit to the winelands

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Showcasing more than simply spectacular Cape wine, the three main wine regions around the Cape – Constantia, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch are also filled with heritage monuments and rich history of the area. If you’re short on time, Constantia is barely 30 minutes from the city centre – with Franschhoek and Stellenbosch more suited if you have half a day or more to spend. No matter where you choose to go, we guarantee you’ll find a new favourite wine!

A sunset cruise

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The perfect pre-dinner treat, sunset cruises usually leave from the V & A Waterfront. Including a glass of bubbly, watch the sun go down on the Mother City while taking in the views from the water. Perfectly situated to take advantage of the many fine restaurants at the Waterfront, you won’t find a more magical way to send a day in the Cape.

Experience the best of Cape Town – and beyond – with Cape Voyage. Contact us for more information on how we can help craft your perfect experience.

Top 10 spots for you and your kids this summer

Summer is a glorious time of year, but in Cape Town it’s simply put: “the best.” Traveling with your kids should never been seen as a setback, it’s an opportunity to do all the fun stuff. Cape Town has so many unique family-friendly offerings; indoor and outdoor places to visit, things to do and over 72 beaches to choose from. Lonely Planet voted Cape Town as the Number two city to visit in the world, so bring your family to experience its offerings, here are a few musts:

 

THE BEACH

Cape Town has eight blue flag beaches, with the exception of Boulders Beach, all eight are free to use. Each of them has something different to offer and you are guaranteed to find one that suits all your needs. For the more adventurous, you can find some exciting activities, including surfing, kite-surfing and SUP lessons available.

(Photo credit: Debbie Benjamin)

(Photo credit: Debbie Benjamin)

 

STROLLA RESTAURANT

A new addition to the foodie scene in Cape Town is Strolla Restaurant. Enjoy a warm family dinner or light lunch to a productive business meeting, this chic new eatery caters for every kind of setting. The restaurant is connected to an impressively equipped kids’ playroom which has everything kids can dream of to keep them busy and entertained.

Website: www.strolla.co.za

Where: 313 Beach Road | Sea Point

(Photo credit: www.strolla.co.za)

(Photo credit: www.strolla.co.za)

 

 ARTJAMMING

Artjamming studios, offers a painting experience with a difference known as “paintertainment.” This is great for both the young and the young-at-heart. Everyone gets to choose a blank canvas to paint with an array of colours to choose from. It’s all about being creative and using ones imagination.

Website: www.artjamming.co.za

Where: V&A Waterfront and Willowbridge Shopping Centre (Tygervalley)

 

CHEETAH OUTREACH

The Cheetah Outreach project near Somerset West has been set up to educate people about cheetahs, as well as to raise funds for initiatives to prevent their extinction in South Africa. Meet the world’s fastest land animals.Entrance to the Cheetah Outreach is approx R10. A cheetah encounter, where visitors can stroke the animals and have their pictures taken, costs R110 (adults) or R60 (children under 14 years).

Website: www.cheetah.co.za

(Photo credit: www.cheetah.co.za)

(Photo credit: www.cheetah.co.za)

 

TWO OCEANS AQUARIUM

The Two Oceans Aquarium offers visitors the opportunity to discover the diverse marine life found off the southern African coast. Meet the animals that call the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean their home – and the brightly coloured ones that live in the warm Indian Ocean. Be mesmerized by the new I&J Ocean Exhibit and Jellyfish gallery. Truly an experience for the entire family.

Website: www.aquarium.co.za

Where: Dock Road | V&A Waterfront

(Photo credit: www.aquarium.co.za)

(Photo credit: www.aquarium.co.za)

 

JOLLY ROGER PIRATE BOAT

Isn’t it every kids dream to be a pirate? The Jolly Roger pirate boat at the V&A Waterfront is the perfect port of call for you and your kids to play out the ultimate adventure on the high seas. Operating seven days a week, the Jolly Roger offers morning, afternoon and sunset cruises. Private charters are also available.

Website: www.yacoobyachts.co.za

Where: Quay 5 | V&A Waterfront

 

PENGUIN COLONY AT BOULDERS BEACH

Boulders beach, home to a colony of about 2122 African Penguins which are spread along the coastline. Experience an up close encounter with breeding colony of penguins, swim with them in the sea and enjoy their private sandy beach. Boulders Beach near Simon’s Town has a lot going for it: the ancient granite boulders protect it from the wind and large waves, making it an ideal swimming spot for kids. It falls under the Table Mountain National Park Marine Protected Area, the beach is always clean and safe, and it is rarely crowded. This however comes at the cost of a small conservation fee, but who wouldn’t want to pay the R65 for a day in this paradise amongst Cape Town’s feathered friends.

Website: www.sanparks.org

(Photo credit: www.capetown.travel)

(Photo credit: www.capetown.travel)

 

WATERWORLD

For a wonderful day of good, clean, safe fun with the whole family head to Waterworld Strand Waterpark, a wet and dry play zone just 35 minutes from Cape Town. The summer hotspot is tucked away in a leafy area just alongside one of False Bay’s most beautiful beaches and has five waterslides, an adjacent putt-putt course, a jungle gym, an obstacle course and a shaded café.

Website: http://waterslides.co.za/

Where: Beach Road | Strand

 

SCOOTOURS

Ready for a downhill adventure,scootours offers riders the unique opportunity to experience the Mother City and her magnificent views while freewheeling down the slopes of Signal Hill and Table Mountain on a Monster Mountain® Scooter. Each scooter tour is led by a friendly guide who ensures the whole family is having tons of downhill fun but will also keep you and your little ones amused throughout the trip with fun and interesting facts about Cape Town. Scootours® Cape Town offers three daily tours; at 9am, 12pm and 3pm and the duration of the 5km track ranges from an hour-and-a-half to two hours.

Website: http://scootours.co.za/cape-town-table-mountain/

(Photo credit: www.scootours.co.za)

(Photo credit: www.scootours.co.za)

 

IMHOFF FARM

Imhoff Farm, a place that is not just a playground for the kids, but the adults as well. Open all week, the picturesque farm in Kommetjie has loads to keep you busy. A free-range farm and coffee shop, the Blue Water Café, Old Cape Wine Shop, the Higgledy Piggeldy petting zoo and the Imhoff Equestrian Centre that offers outrides on Noordhoek Beach. Uniquely to Imhoff farm is the opportunity to ride a camel!

Website: www.imhofffarm.co.za  

Where:  Imhoff Farm, Kommetjie

More than 25 million people have visited Table Mountain!

If you’re visiting Cape Town, a trip to Table Mountain is a must.

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The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company has been providing visitors with a world-class experience since October 4, 1929.

The cableway has been upgraded three times – in 1958, 1974 and, more recently, in 1997, when the cars with revolving floors, called Rotairs, were introduced.

Cable cars similar to the ones used at Table Mountain are in use at Titlis in Switzerland and Palm Springs in the United States. The cable cars take visitors up 704m, from the Lower Cable Station at 363m above sea level to the Upper Cable Station at 1 067m above sea level.

Table Mountain Cable Way

Table Mountain Cable Way shared these fun facts:

FUN FACTS

  • The Cableway has transported over 25-million people to the summit of Table Mountain
  • Each of the two cable cars can carry 65 people
  • More than 800 people can enjoy the trip every hour
  • The floor of the circular cabin rotates to allow travellers 360° views
  • The cable cars’ circular shape ensures excellent aerodynamics and stability
  • Approximately 909 000 visitors from all over the world use the Cableway annually
  • Tickets can be bought online from anywhere in the world.
  • The cable cars travel at a maximum speed of 10m per second
  • The cable cars take four to five minutes to reach the top of the mountain
  • Each of the Cableway’s cables is 1 200m in length
  • The cables weigh 18 tons and are attached to counter-weights weighing 134 tons each
  • The cable car base is a water tank with a 4 000l capacity. This provides fresh water for visitors, and is used as ballast in windy conditions
  • The cable cars can carry up to 5 200kg each

If you’re only in Cape Town for a short stay don’t leave Table Mountain to the end of your trip! If the sun is shining and there’s no wind, book your tickets and take advantage of the perfect day.

Send an email to book@capevoyage.co.za and we’ll purchase your Table Mountain tickets and book your transfer. Should you want a guide to accompany you we will ensure a registered tour guide collects you from your hotel or guesthouse.

Why not take advantage of the Sunset Special. Tickets are half price from 18h00 until the end of February. Adults pay half price at R120 per ticket
Children pay half price at R57.50 per ticket.

Sunset on Table Mountain

Sunset on Table Mountain – Photo courtesy table mountain.net

 

 

 

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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