This tour of the Cape may be ideal for those who have too much to do and too little time. This tour encapsulates the best the Cape has to offer which includes a combination of a winelands gateway and a tour of Cape Point.
The Cape Winelands is an absolute must see, be taken away by breathtaking vistas and majestic mountain backdrops in a setting steeped in rich culture and history. Rolling vineyards and quaint Cape Dutch homesteads await you, as well as award-winning vineyards offering some of the world’s best wines.
Gain a new appreciation for wine making as you take a scenic drive to a wine estate in Stellenbosch. Here you will go on a cellar tour and be taught about the process of making wines as well as the different varietals and what influences them. You then partake in a wine and cheese tasting of which you will get the opportunity to taste at least 5 wines and a variety of cheeses.
Visit the town of Stellenbosch, founded by Simon van der Stel in 1679, also known as the Eikestad (City of Oaks) in Afrikaans. The second oldest town in South Africa and home to over 150 wine farms will take you back in history with its perfectly preserved thatched gabled Cape Dutch homesteads, oak lined streets and array of national monuments. Drive along Dorp street, the old wagon road to Cape Town and be taken aback by the holiday atmosphere that makes this quiet “old world” town the perfect base for wine and culture lovers alike. Apart from the well preserved examples of architecture, Stellenbosch has many museums, antique shops, works of art as well as South Africa’s oldest music school the Conservatoire.
As if the scenic beauty of Stellenbosch is not enough, continue the tour with a visit to Cape Point. Located about 1.2km east of Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point is the most South-Westerly corner of the African continent and the mythical meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian oceans. The scenic beauty of Cape Point is not its sole allure; it is also an international icon of great historical interest with many a visitor drawn to the area because of its rich maritime history. Named the ‘Cape of Storms’ by Bartolomeu Dias in 1488; the ‘Point’ was treated with respect by sailors for centuries. By day, it was an invaluable navigational landmark and by night, and in fog, it was a menace beset by violent storms and dangerous rocks that over the centuries littered shipwrecks around the coastline.
This interactive journey takes you along the beautiful Atlantic Seaboard feasting your eyes on rugged coastlines and other untainted geographic landmarks such as the Twelve apostles and the magnificent slopes of Lion’s head. The Atlantic Seaboard, also known as Cape Town’s ‘Riviera’, stretches from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront on the north shore of Table Mountain all the way down the west side of the Cape Peninsula to Hout Bay.
The tour takes us through the residential suburb of Clifton with four bikini beaches ideal for sunbathing and home to some of the most expensive real estate in South Africa.
The tour proceeds to Camps Bay where we stop for a picture shoot of the Twelve Apostle mountain range. Thereafter the tour continues through the world famous Chapman’s Peak Drive a 9 km route with 114 curves making it one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world, with its seemingly endless twists and turns this is truly a photographers dream.
Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve is home to an entire floral kingdom and many populations of animals. Look out for ostrich and pelagic birds, view zebra, eland, and the many species of reptiles and small mammals. Chacma baboons are common here, especially at the point itself. You have the option of either walking or taking a funicular ride to the upper lighthouse right at the tip of Cape Point where you are able to look back in awe at the beauty of the Cape Peninsula and the surrounding areas.
After visiting the lighthouse at Cape Point we head to False Bay and stop at Boulders beach to view the endangered African Penguin. We then pass through the naval town of Simon’s town. Thereafter we drive through the towns of Fish Hoek, Kalk bay and Muizenberg as the tour makes its way back to Cape Town
After a wonderful and relaxing day we drop you off at your hotel.
Depart: ± 08h00 to 09h00
Return: ± 17h30