With so much to explore in Cape Town, it can be overwhelming deciding where to start. We chatted to our of our experienced tour guides for his top recommendations of his favourite tours, and those most-loved by guests.
After all, who better to trust than an expert? Here are our top three recommendations for a tour in Cape Town.
The South Peninsula Tour
Head south along the Cape Peninsula to our first stop Hout Bay, a coastal neighbourhood that sits roughly halfway between Cape Town and Cape Point, is a fishing village and has retained its friendly, small-town appeal. Enjoy time at leisure here – perhaps exploring independently, or visiting nearby Duiker Island to see its colony of Cape fur seals.
We continue via Chapmans Peak to the southernmost edge of the Cape Peninsula at the far end of Table Mountain National Park to reach Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. On the way back to Cape Town, visit Simon’s Town on the False Bay Coast before heading to Boulder’s Beach to see the world-famous 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.
Get all the details on our Cape Point Tour here.
The Stellenbosch Wine Route
Home to more than 140 wine farms, Stellenbosch, also known as the Eikestad (City of Oaks in Afrikaans) is the second oldest town in South Africa and was founded by Simon van der Stel in 1679. Stellenbosch is known for its beautiful Cape Dutch buildings, its distinguished university and fabulous choice of wines and beautiful wine estates.
Stellenbosch and its winelands boasts the largest concentration and variety of wine farms and wine tasting venues in the country, and together form the wine making, research and viticulture hub of South Africa. Oak-lined streets and a holiday atmosphere make this quiet “old world” town the perfect base for wine and culture lovers alike.
Get all the details on our Stellenbosch Wine Tour here.
The Franschhoek Wine Valley
More than three centuries ago about 200 French Huguenots, settled in the Berg River Valley and founded the community of Franschhoek. With its hot summers and the majority of its rainfall in winter, the French Huguenots recognised the potential of the region for wine production and fruit growing. Breath-taking scenery, fine wine and a quaint small village atmospheres are draw cards for this award winning region. Wine estates on the Franschhoek wine route include Allee Bleu, Backberg, Bread & Wine, Haute Cabriere and Vrede en Lust