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Top Cape Town tour recommendations from our tour guide – Part 2

In the second part of our our tour guide’s series, we share two more must-do tours while you’re exploring beautiful Cape Town.

If you missed the first part of our series, you can view our tour guide’s recommendations, here.

Constantia Wine Estates and Kirstenbosch

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The Constantia Valley is situated right on our doorstep, only 17 km from Cape Town, and the oldest wine producing region in the southern hemisphere. Home to some of the world’s finest wines, the wine route consists of ten wine farms, each with their own distinctive heritage and premium wines. The Constantia wine tour takes you into the heart of the Constantia Wine Route, with unparalleled views of the valley and the vineyards.  Each wine estate has their own heritage and premium wines.

Bonus: The Constantia Wine Route is only 27km from the airport.

While this tour does have a heavy focus on wine, we also recommend spending some time at the world-famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens while you’re in the area, possibly with a bottle of wine from one of the local estates?

View our Constantia Wine Route Tour here.

The City through  Camps Bay via Chapmans Peak to Noordhoek 

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If there’s one tour you do during your time in Cape Town, we suggest that it be this one – the iconic Cape Peninsula Tour. Starting from the vibrant heart of the city, we head around the peninsula, for jaw-dropping views at every turn.

This tour goes as far as Cape Point, including time there at your leisure and a stop at Simon’s Town on the False Bay Coast for a look around and head to Boulder’s Beach to see a colony of African penguins.Return to your Cape Town hotel via the pretty towns of Fish Hoek and Muizenberg with your final stop at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. From the famous palm-tree lined beaches of Camps Bay, through to Hout Bay and Noordhoek’s farm village and laid-back lifestyle, we can’t recommend it highly enough.

View our Cape Peninsula Tour here.

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Our top three places to see the wildflowers in Cape Town

While there’s still a discernible nip in the air, nothing can dampen the flurry of wildflowers that will blanket the Cape in the coming weeks.

From this week until late September, Cape Town’s spectacular flower season is in full bloom and just begging for a road trip. Here are three of our favourite spots to see the wildflowers this spring.

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Possibly a surprise inclusion, but Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, set on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, is a close and beautiful spot to watch nature bloom this season. Whether you choose to do a guided tour, or spend a few hours discovering alone, the garden is home to thousands of plants and flowers that will be at their best this time of year.

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Bontebok National Park

Often referred to as the jewel in the Cape Floral Kingdom’s crown, the Bontebok National Park is a jewel in its crown. Set over 27 kilometers, the park comes alive in flower season, with some of the most beautiful flower formations in the world. The park is in Swellendam and just under three hours from Cape Town – we suggest making the most of your trip to the area and spending the night to truly soak up the natural beauty.

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Darling Wild Flower Show

Possibly the most famous wildflower attraction in the Cape, the annual Darling Wild Flower Show takes place in September, and sees visitors from all over the country flock to this quaint West Coast down. Barely an hour from Cape Town, you can find over 1 200 species of flora – 80 of which are are endemic to the Western Cape. Another excuse to pack a bag, spend the night, and get to know the town.

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The Canola Fields

While not a wildflower, we thought the spectacular yellow carpets of canola fields close to Bot Rivier deserve special mention – just an hour from the city, via the N2. Vibrant yellow, as far as the eye can see, you can pay them a visit over the next few weeks.

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

 

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

Winelands

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

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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.

 

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!

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