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Cape Town: Landscape, Culture, Wildlife & Cuisine

Cape Town is one of those rare cities that has it all - unparalleled natural beauty, vibrant culture and history, unique wildlife and world class food and wine. Located on the coasts of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans and crowned by Table Mountain, Cape Town and the whole of the Cape Peninsula, offer breathtaking scenery with spectacular winding routes, rated amongst the most beautiful scenic drives in the world. We will explore this incredible peninsula, its pristine beaches, rugged coastline, chains of show-stopping mountains, charming coastal towns and picturesque valleys.

Plants are an integral part of the landscape and the Cape Floral Kingdom, confined only to this part of South Africa, is so unusual and diverse that has been classified as one of the six biomes of the world. It is one of the richest biodiversity hotspots on Earth and has the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It hosts an astronomical 8 700 plants species, of which 5 800 are endemic. It is also here that spring flowers come into astonishing blooms for only a few weeks every year and fill the veld with a myriad of colours as far as one can see. It is truly wonderful sight and we will be at the right time of the year to witness this spectacle.

Wildlife is also special here and, apart from numerous and endemic birds feeding on the nectar of the colourful proteas and ericas, the coastal waters around Cape Peninsula are home to hundreds of Southern Right Whales, which come here from Antarctic to breed. Whale watching around Cape Peninsula’s waters at this time of the year is at its best.

If this was not enough, South Africa is one of the biggest wine producers in the world. Cape Town and its neighboring vineyards represent the heart of the wine-making industry in the country, which is recognized for its top quality wines and sheer variety. Culinary tradition is also well routed in Cape Town, which has some of the best gourmet restaurants, artisan foodie markets and bakeries around. Cape Malay cuisine is special for this area and with its unique blend of spices, fruit and meat it forms a mouth-watering combination.

If you add to all this the Mediterranean-like climate and genuine warm-hearted nature and hospitality of Capetonians, I can guarantee that by the end of this tour you will be in love with this cosmopolitan peninsula at the tip of Africa.

Detailed Itinerary Booking Info



Tour Details

Date
28 August - 6 September 2018

Price
£2250

Single Supplement
£350

Group Size
2-6


Outline Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival to Cape Town

Days 2
Cape of Good Hope and Penguin colony at Boulders

Day 3
Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden and Table Mountain

Day 4
Whale watching at Gaansbai and Hermanus 

Day 5
Atlantic coast:  Chapman's Peak, Hout Bay, Camps Bay and Cape Town

Day 6
Wine estates and Stellenbosch

Day 7
Transfer to West Coast with stops at Intaka Island and Rietveli Nature Reserve

Days 8-9
West Coast National Park, Paternoster and Velddrif

Day 10
Departure from Cape Town

A 5-day extension tour to Kruger National Park is on offer


The Price Includes

all accommodation on a shared basis and meals

all excursions and transfers by vehicle

park and tour guides’ fees


The Price Does Not Include

all items of a personal nature

flight cancellation, baggage and medical insurance

drinks at the bar

scheduled return flight from Britain to Cape Town.  A group booking, however, is made, but you will deal with a travel agent directly. Alternatively, you can make your own arrangements


Please Note

a deposit of £300 is requested with a booking  form.  The final payment is required by 31 May