Cape Town is the most sophisticated city on the African continent and an absolutely beautiful one too. Not only does Cape Town have a National Park running through it, the city offers a rare combination of both sea and mountain.
The city is cradled at the base of an imposing flat topped mountain that is often mysteriously strouded in a blanket of cloud.
Cape Town offers fabulous shopping, art galleries, markets and gardens, plus a wonderful selection of restaurants, serving delicious cuisine.
From Cape Town, you can visit the Cape's rugged coastline, with white sands and fascinating marine wildlife, which includes dolphins, whales, penguins and seals, not to mention the Great White Shark!
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Most of the year, Cape Town’s climate allows for outside exploration, although precipitation can vary greatly between the glorious mountain ranges, with some areas of Cape Town receiving double the annual precipitation of others. Read More
January - Cape Minstrel Carnival
January - The Sun Met Horse Race
March - Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo Cape Town
March - Cape Town Cycle Tour
March - South African Navy Festival
March - Wholesome Bread Cape Town Big Walk
March - Cape Town International Jazz Festival
April - Cape Town Whisky Live Festival
April - Constantia Food & Wine Festival
April - Two Oceans Marathon
July – August Cape Town Funny Festival
Nov – March - Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts
December - Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival
December - Adderley Street Festive Lights
December - Mother City Queer Project
Stay in Cape Town, in Constantia, South Africa’s first and oldest wine region for 3 nights, followed by 2 nights in the fertile Franschhoek Wine Valley - food and wine heartland of South Africa - ending up in Hermanus to explore the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley for 2 nights.
Please note: that pre- and post-extensions are available within Africa for this Event, please contact us to find out more.
Kirstenbosch is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world and is located against the eastern slopes of Cape Town's Table Mountain. As well as fabulous trees, flowers and plants, there are also wonderful sculptures dotted around the gardens. There are always interesting flowers and plants year round at Kirstensbosch and every season has its' charm, however the best time to visit is in spring and early summer which is August to November time. You can either visit by yourselves if you are self-driving, or an organised tour with a guide can be arranged.
For lunch visit the Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia (one of Liam Tomlinson's four restaurants). Chef Ivor Jones (former head chef at The Test Kitchen) is in charge with his able team, concocts imaginative dishes, whose flavours will stick in your mind long after you’ve taken your last bite. Booking in advance is necessary for this popular restauarant.
Experience a tour of the scenic Cape through the lens and learn about the art of photography as you go. This day tour is suitable for all levels of photographer from novice to professional, you will be accompanied by a skilled photo guide who will assist you with capturing some superb images and teach you a few new skills along the way.
Each tour is customized for the individual and your guide will know ‘where and when’ to capture the best pictures. Some sample itineraries include a classic Peninsula Tour including the fabulous technicolour bathing boxes at Muizenberg beach, the working fishing harbour and antique shops at Kalk Bay as well as the breath-taking Chapman’s Peak coastal drive.
A unique township and Winelands option visits the Imizamo Yethu Township in Hout Bay where you’ll enjoy a guided walk through the community introducing you to some of its characters while visiting the community centre, library and local craft market filled with amazing items made from recycling.
The Zeitz MOCAA - Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is in an eye-catching building. This public, not-for-profit contemporary art museum which is a partnership between the V&A and Jochen Zeitz, collects, researches, preserves and exhibits twenty-first century African art. This exquisite space houses a diverse range of contemporary African art spread out over nine floors. (Please note it is closed on Tuesdays).
Have lunch at Harbour House, where the specialty is seafood. Think game fish crudo, crispy prawns and white fish goujons. Have sushi with friends upstairs or share a lavish seafood platter with a glass of local wine.
After lunch, spend some time shopping at the nearby Watershed, which is the home of South African design and is located in the heart of the V & A Waterfront. It offers a beautiful indoor market with over 150 stands with handmade crafts made by local artisans, ranging from textiles, to ceramics, furniture to jewellery, toys to fashion etc.
Terry McCann, or the “Otter Man” as he’s been dubbed locally, grew up along the wild and wonderful Cape Point shores and has been tracking and protecting Wild Cape Clawless Otters for almost 35 years.
He does this to ensure his ‘little otter friends’ are safe from pollution, trapping, urban development or harassment by uncaring humans. His walks are all about sharing the delicate balance of nature in Cape Point with you, learning about the fascinating and elusive otters, and also the other wild creatures in the reserve.
Duration: 1-2 hours. Price includes a full day Cape Peninsula tour.
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