WATERFRONT & WINELANDS - 5 Nights
$1 810-00 Per person
Three nights at 5 star Table Bay Hotel set in the Cape Town Harbour and 2 nights on a vinyard the picturesque Franschhoek Valley at Mont Rochelle, is the perfect addition to one of our muti-destination safaris.
Day 1 - Cape Town, South Africa
Fly from Maun to Cape Town International (NOT INCLUDED)
The Table Bay Hotel is magnificent, straddling the antique breakwater with a style that is both innovative and entirely in keeping with its surroundings. Each room either overlooks the bay to Robben Island Prison or across the harbour and the city to Table Mountain. The rooms have luxurious walk-in cupboards, marble finishes and writing desks and each is equipped with a butler station, honour bar and computerised safe. In-room dining is offered 24 hours. Rooms are turned down at night and serviced twice daily. Bathrooms have separate showers and baths. Vanities include a personal hidden dryer and a full range of internationally acclaimed cosmetics and toiletries. There are make-up mirrors and Mediterranean-style bathrobes and slippers. Exceed expectations at this 5 star hotel in South Africa - from the stylish writing desks, to the expansive windows, take in a scene of the harbour or the Atlantic Ocean.
Conservation Safari Company recommends The Table Bay hotel for its stunning views, high standard of accommodation and location in the waterfront - close yet not too close to the hustle and bustle! Although it is a large hotel, this is a great choice.
- Table Bay Hotel (B) Rates include full English breakfast with a buffet and à la carte option, free wifi.
Day 2 - Cape Town
Cape Point Tour Full Day - SCHEDULED, SMALL GROUP
Depart from your hotel at 09:00 adn travel along the Atlantic seaboard to the fishing village of Hout Bay, where, as an optional extra, you board a boat to view the Cape Fur Seal colony on Duiker Island (weather permitting). Alternatively, explore the working harbor and visit the fish markets and local shops. Return to dry land and navigate the 114 curves of 600m high Chapman's Peak Drive, one of the world's most spectacular passes, past the Cape's longest beach at Noordhoek and the coastal hamlets of Kommetjie and Scarborough. Look out for Southern Right Whales just offshore from June to November!
Enter the Cape of Good Hope section of the Table Mountain National Park. Climb (or ride the world's first environmentally friendly funicular) to the famous Cape Point Lighthouse to capture the magical vistas of False Bay, and south westernmost point of Africa: breath-taking Cape Point.
Head along the False Bay coast to Boulders Beach for a close-up encounter with a colony of African Penguins, and then head home through the naval village of Simonstown and over Boyes Drive. The last stop of the day is Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, for a walk through one of the largest collections of indigenous plants in the world.
NB. A lunch stop will be made en route although this is not included in the cost. The cruise to Seal Island, funicular ride at Cape Point and entrance to Boulders Beach are optional extras.
- Table Bay Hotel (B)
Day 3 - Cape Town
Cape Town City Tour Half Day - SCHEDULED, SMALL GROUP
Drive through the city of Cape Town via the vibrant Bo-Kaap, or Cape Malay Quarter (so named for those peoples exiled to the Cape from Dutch colonies in the East).
Leave the vehicles for a historic walk through the Company Gardens, a fresh produce garden for ships and locals from the mid-17th Century, and now home to the SA Museum, Houses of Parliament, National Gallery and St George's Cathedral. Stroll through the city to Greenmarket Square, where you can browse bustling market stalls for beautiful and unique African mementos.
From there drive to the Castle, South Africa's oldest building, with its formidable collection of Old Cape paintings. Take in the nearby Grand Parade, where Nelson Mandela addressed the nation on his release from prison in 1990, and then move on to the District Six Museum, which showcases the colorful life of this legendary area and the forced relocation of its residents during Apartheid.
Entrance fees to the SA Museum and Castle of Good Hope are included - other points of interest are optional.
The trip up Table Mountain on the cableway is not formally included but if everyone in the group does want to go up then most likely your guide will go up with you. If only some guests want to go up then most likely you will be dropped at the cable station at the end of your trip to go up on your own. We prefer to pre-purchase tickets on your behalf to avoid the queues and save time. The weather plays a part in deciding when is best to go up.
- Table Bay Hotel (B)
Day 4 - Franschhoek
Cape Winelands Day Tour - SCHEDULED, SMALL GROUP
You depart the city for a scenic drive towards the Cape Winelands where you will explore some of the historic wine estates. The Cape Winelands are scenically without equal amongst the wine-producing regions of the world.
The three major centers in this region are: Paarl, the birthplace of the Afrikaans language, Stellenbosch, the second oldest city in the country and Franschhoek, first settled by the French Huguenots in 1688 and now, undoubtedly, the culinary capital of South Africa.
Your tour will take you to each of these three towns allowing you to enjoy a cellar tour and wine tasting at a leading estate, followed by a second tasting later in the day (time-permitting, perhaps even a third!). Enjoy the mix of majestic mountain ranges, fine wines, beautiful Cape Dutch architecture, and sample the fine cuisine.
You will be dropped at Mont Rochelle Hotel after your Tour.
NB. A lunch stop will be made en route although this is not included in the cost.
- Mont Rochelle Hotel (B)
Day 5 - Franschhoek
The Franschhoek Wine Tram hop-on-hop-off tour is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of the Franschhoek Valley – picturesque vineyards, breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine, fine wines and a 300-year history. Passengers aboard the hop-on-hop-off tour will experience a unique and leisurely way to see the Franschhoek Valley as they journey through rolling vineyards in an open-side tram and open-air tram-bus stopping in at some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates. A combination of tram and tram-bus transports passengers around a loop of stops allowing them to hop-off at each stop and experience the activities on offer, be it wine tasting, a cellar tour, lunch or simply a stroll through the vineyards and when they are ready, hop-on to continue the tour. The tour takes passengers right into the heart of the Franschhoek Valley, with a narration focusing on the history of Franschhoek and wine cultivation in the valley, complimentary wine tastings and unparalleled views of the valley and vineyards.
- Mont Rochelle Hotel (B)
Day 6 - Departure
You are transferred to Cape Town International Airport for you onward arrangements.
Type of Safari
Individuals, Families or Small Groups
5 Nights / 6 days
Included & Excluded
- Accommodation on twin basis
- All Transfers and Activitys on a group basis as per detailed Itinerary
- International flights, visas or taxes
- Any optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
- Lunch, Dinner and beverages
- Any extra purchases (curio shopping etc.)
- Tips and gratuities
- Medical and luggage insurance