TOUR CAPE TOWN
If the Cape Doctor (the South Easter wind) is too strong or, for some other reason, diving is not possible, we can dive into the Winelands, where the wine farms offer some of the best wines to taste in the world. We have a couple of wine regions around Cape Town with the most famous being the Stellenbosch winelands area. But one of the oldest with a lot of history linked to it being Groot Constantia wine farm a mere 25 minute drive from Cape Town City centre. The sister farm Klein Constantia also famous for the sweet desert wine call Vin De Constance with Groot Constantia producing the Grand Constance. This wine was drunk by Napoleon and Jane Austen wrote about it. So definitely worth it to visit these wine farms as well.
Behind Stellenbosch we have the Franchhoek Wine valley and just before it another historic wine farm called Boschendal. The Franchhoek Valley previously known as elephants corner, was given to the Huguenots when they arrived in South Africa from France, thus the name Franchhoek meaning French Corner. Here are lots of great vineyards with, stunning scenery, good wine and of course restaurants with top notch food. Most of the farms have stunning Mountains close by. Or you look down a valley from a wine farm tasting room. You will learn about some wine terms and some fascinating facts about South African wines.
And of course our Proudly South African wine called Pinotage needs to be tasted.
If wine is not your thing these valleys like the Paarl area also offer, chocolate tasting with chocolate made here in South Africa from imported cacao beans. Ice cream can be tasted, cheeses from Fairview which also makes wine and you can see some of the goats from which milk produce some awesome cheeses. Alpaca farm for kids to see and woven blankets and scarves to buy. We are really spoilt for choice in these valleys all in an hour drive from Cape Town. Stellenbosch the oldest town now in South Africa got some nice old buildings and great to visit the Village museum. And with coffee shops all over and small shops to browse and buy some souvenirs or just something nice and useful.
To Tour Cape Town and its surrounds are really great as it is full of history and got many monuments with most of them having an interesting story going with them.
Nature lovers can explore Table Mountain either by hiking it up or take the Cable car up. Hiking can be done with you and a friend but a good suggestion is to get a Mountain guide to take you up and explain some of the plants etc. Kirstenbosch Gardens are a great morning or afternoon trip to look at our diverse South African flora and even spot some nice birds whilst there. Then of course we got couple of beaches where you can swim in on the Falsebay side or just sunbath on the Campsbay and Clifton beaches watching the sun go down. Or if it gets chilly for the beach go for sundowners in one of the many restaurants and bars on the coastal road.
The weather is quite fair throughout the year in Cape Town with winter months (May to August) being the wettest but with the rain comes some of the best False Bay diving. During summer (September to April) the air temperature can rise to 35 degrees Celsius in Cape Town and even higher inland. With temperatures this high, the South Easter is always welcome.
Cape Town can be visited all year round as summer and winter weather conditions allow diving in different parts of the Peninsula and touring can be done every month. July to September is normally very good months for Scuba diving. The weather however tends to through curve balls these days so could change in a wink. Extra things for this time of the year are wild flowers viewing on the west coast in Langebaan area and whale watching in Hermanus.
So come Tour Cape Town with us and we can try and show as much as possible with your stay here in our wonderful town/city or oceans.
Cape Winelands Tour:
Meet and Greet at your Hotel/Guesthouse.
Take the route towards the winelands( Paarl, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek) Plan to do 2 Wine/Beer/chocolate /cheeseTasting & Pairing before lunch. Lunch(own account)
Explore more after lunch and repeat the morning schedule at different farms. Lots of information overload on route and to and back to accommodation about our wonderful winelands area. Example we brag about our Pinotage Grape, the different way of growing, harvesting, and making of wines. Link this to stunning landscapes a definitely must for all. NOTE there is non-alcoholic options as well.
Tour Cape Town City:
Explore the city streets and look at the architecture, visit the Company garden, check the squirrels out who begs for nuts. Hunt for curios at Greenmarket square or some other small vendors around the city. See what the locals do, visit a museum or 2, up to Table Mountain and visiting the stunning Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Lunch for some street food or at the Gardens. Explore some of the older suburbs and view the street art . Loads of options to little time.
Peninsula and Cape Point:
Meet and Greet at your Hotel or Guesthouse
Drive to the Republic of Hout Bay via Clifton and Campsbay. This day will cover a bit of south African History as we go along and interesting things to point out. Comfortable shoes needed and some neck excercies needed to loosen the mussles before the start of the day.
Duiker Island Boat trip to view cap fur seals(own expense and weather dependant). Or browse the stalls selling curios, visit the small fish market.
From houtbay harbour over the scenic Chapman’s Peak drive
heading for Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope and explore. Seeing the south western point of Africa and hopefully some wild life as well.
Lunch (own expense) Leave for Boulders Beach and visit the Penguins at Boulders and walk a bit around Simonstown. From here back to your accommodation.
NOTE: route might be done in reverse and can change due to weather for Chapmans peak.
Tour to Franschhoek and/or Stellenbosch.
Whale watching and Hermanus Private Tour.
Tour Cape Town City Tour
Cape Town Half day including Table Mountain.
West Coast / Flower Tour (seasonal) on request.
Peninsula & Cape Point
Peninsula & Cape Point & PenguinsTour.
White shark cage diving and Hermanus Tour.
Shore & Boat Dives
Shore Dive and City/Peninsula Tour all on request.
Big 5 safaris
Big 5 safaris can be arranged to Aquila safaris.
- Prices will include entries to Cape Point, Funicular ride, toll fees, and Boulders Penguin colony
- 3 Standard wine pairings, chocolate, cheese or beer tasting included.
- All tours are Private.
- Prices could change without notice ( booked & Confirmed tours prices will remain as-quoted unless 3rd parties increase prices.)
- ALL prices quoted are in our sedan vehicle which is registered for tourist services and with all insurances as required by South African law. Thus if we need to get bigger vehicles rented prices could change.
- EXCLUDED: Lunch is not included.