Southern Africa tailor made tours and safaris

CAPE TOWN DAY TOURS

Private guided day tours

Prices on the basis of 4 persons

Contact us for bigger or smaller groups

Cape Town, Table Mountain, the West Coast and Kirstenbosch 

Price 70 dollars per person 

All entrance fees included

This tour includes Cape Town, its historical sites and parks,  the Dutch East India Gardens, Good Hope Castle, South African Museum, Bo-Kaap or Cape Malay quarter, District 6 and Greenmarket square. Before midday, we have the opportunitiy to witness the noon gun in action on the slopes of Signal hill, the world’s oldest canon still in action.  This has been a historic time signal in Cape Town since 1806.

After lunch we visit Kirstenbosch,  the only botanical garden situated in a world heritage site. This garden has more endemic plant species than any other in the world.
In the late afternoon we head along the west coast towards Blouberg where we enjoy a “postcard” view of Table Mountain, Robben Island and Table Bay.

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we drive up to Signal Hill which offers a beautiful view of the West coast and the City “Bowl”.
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we have the option to visit Table Mountain (a 7th wonder of the world), and appreciate a sunset from the “table” looking over the Atlantic Ocean, Robben Island, Lions Head and Cape Town.  This option has to be an optional visit as the cable car operates on a weather- permitting basis.

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The Cape Peninsula

Price 75 dollars per person

All entrances included

This Region is a  UNESCO  World Heritage area for its exceptional floral diversity. We follow the West coast via Clifton with a stop at Maiden’s Cove to enjoy a magnificent view of the 12 Apostles and Camps Bay, then Hout Bay, a charming little coastal town where we take a boat cruise to Duiker Island which is home to the worlds largest seal colony.

Thereafter we drive along the scenic Chapman’s Peak drive offering breathtaking scenery. Eventually we enter the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve where the cold Atlantic waters meet the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. This famous landmark was named by the early Portuguese mariners. Thereafter we journey down to the False Bay coast, and have lunch at the old harbour of the historical naval port of Simon’s Town.

Thereafter we visit Boulders beach, home to Africa’s largest penguin colony.We finish our day with a visit to Groot Constantia, South Africa’s oldest Cape Dutch Manor House and wine farm, built by the first Governer of the Cape.

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The Wine Route

Price 70 dollars per person

All entrance fees, cellar tour and wine tastings included

We head out to Stellenbosch, the second oldest European settlement in South Africa which  was an outpost established in 1682 by Governor Van der Stel, who was amazed at how fertile the area was and encouraged  French Huguenot and Dutch settlers to start farming there. Here oak trees, wheat and vines quickly replaced the giraffes, elephants and nomadic Khoi san peoples.

Today Stellenbosch is known for its beautiful and varied architecture ( Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian ), and renowned wines, also its famous university where the language of instruction is still mainly in Afrikaans.  We visit the Bugerhuis museum, the famous Oom Samie Winkel and  partake on a cellar tour and  winetasting.
We head over the beautiful Hels Hoogte Pass on our way to Franschoek, where the original French Huguenots also settled, and today is the culinary capital of South Africa.   After lunch we visit the Huguenot Museum and Memorial.

Thereafter we visit an exceptional boutique wine farm and taste a local vintage,including a pinotage South Africa’s own unique cultivar. 

We  make our way to Paarl, with a stop in front of Mandela’s statue at the entrance to the prison from which he was liberated in 1990 .Finally our day ends in historical Paarl which means  “Pearl” in Dutch, refering to the  imposing granite outcrop. The first French Huguenots settled here developing a winemaking tradition which still exists today.   We visit the Taal Language Monument dedicated to the Afrikaans language (world’s only monument to a language), perched on a hill in a botanical garden overlooking the town, where we enjoy a breathtaking view of the valley.

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The Whale Route

Price 70 dollars per person

All entrances and wine tasting included

We leave Cape Town for the Strand where we visit a conservation program dedicated to the cheetah and other threatened animals and have an opportunity to interact with these predators.  We then continue our journey via Clarence Drive, a scenic route offering exceptional views of Cape folded mountains and deep blue ocean. We arrive at Stoney Point in Bettys Bay, home to Africa’s largest and lesser known penguin colony.

We continue to the Harold Porter Botanical Garden, which is situated at the foot of the Kogelberg mountains, a UNESCO site for it’s unbelievable diversity of flora. We hike to one of the waterfalls. We enjoy lunch overlooking Walker bay in Hermanus, known as the best land based whale watching in the world, whales come to calf here in the warm Indian ocean waters between June and December. There is the option, highly recommended, to take a cruise in the bay to observe these giants of the ocean  more closely.

By mid afternoon we make our way back to Cape Town via Sir Lowry Pass and visit Southern Africa’s most southern wine estate for a tasting before we continue home.

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The West Coast Flower Route

Price 70 dollars per person 

All entrance fees included

ct12This morning we leave Cape Town heading north along the Atlantic coast, visiting the West Coast National Park, which includes the Postberg flower reserve where multi-hued flowers abound, and sightings of whales from Postberg make this time of year a real winner .

The park has a large variety of antelope species, Eland and Oryx, Red Hartebeest, Cape Grysbok, Caracal and Rock Hyrax.  In spring from August till October the West coast literally explodes with carpets of multicolored desert flowers.

We stop for lunch on the banks of the lagoon in the town of Langebaan, famous for it’s turquoise waters and home to many species of migratory birds over the summer.

We drive to the West Coast Fossil Park which is known to palaeontologists world wide. The well-preserved fossil remains include bears, elephants, giant giraffe and lion that date circa 5.2 million years are on display. Next is the eclectic town of Darling where we visit a museum dedicated to a famous South African actor and satirist.

Continuing south we visit the historical missionery village of Mamre. Our last stop will be at Bloubergstrand where to enjoy a postcard view of the city of Cape Town and Robben Island.

Township Tour ( half day )

LANGA TOWNSHIP CAPE TOWNPrice 45 dollars per person  

Includes: museum entrances, a step on local guide.

Southern African tours is committed to social upliftment of the poorest and marginalized communities in Cape Town, we therefore are associated with various non-profit organizations.

This tour helps us understand the social history that brings you face-to-face with the harsh reality of our Apartheid past,and great successes of the present.

Discover the multicultural side of Cape Town and experience the other side of life from District 6 to the sprawling township of Langa, Guguletu and Khayalitsha.   

Robben Island, City & Table Mountain

Price 120 dollars per person

Includes:  Table Mountain Cable car, scheduled Robben Island Tour and Ferry, museums and other entrance fees.

ROBBEN ISLAND ENTRANCEThe cable car runs on a weather-permitting basis. We depart for Table Mountain, a flat topped mountain forming a prominent landmark which is part of the Table National Park overlooking the city. Highlights of the views are spectacular. From Signal Hill we enjoy close up views over the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and the Harbour. The Dutch East India Company Garden is next and we drive past the City Hall, Good Hope Castle, Slave Lodge before visiting Bo-Kaap otherwise known as the Malay Quarter. The architecture in this area is typical  of  Cape Town 200 years ago.

We leave from the Clock Tower on the Victoria and Alfred Waterfont for a 30 minute ferry ride to Robben Island which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, where Nelson Mandela spent the first 18 years of his 27-year prison sentence in a maximum-security facility for political prisoners. His cell is approximately 0.6 sq m wide and located around a concrete courtyard. Our guides, former prisoners. will share details of how Mandela’s leadership surfaced during a rebellion over forced digging in a quarry under harsh conditions.  We have bus ride with a guide providing commentary about the Island and explore the Murray’s Bay Harbour precinct attractions the Muslim Shrine, or Kramat and Museum Shop.

Our tour then concludes with a drop-off back at the Waterfront.

Cape Town Full day Safari

CAPE TOWN SAFARI DAY TOURPrice 230 dollars per person

Early departure

Includes : breakfast, lunch and a 3 hour 4×4 game drive with an experienced game ranger

Enjoy a scenic drive to the Game Reserve just 2 hours away from Cape Town, where we experience the natural habitat of lion, elephant, hippo, rhino, giraffe, springbok  and 200 species of bird life.

On the game drive we view world renowned bushman rock paintings.

Shark Cage Diving

Price 190 dollars per person

Early departure

GREAT WHITE SHARK CAGE DIVING GANSBAYIncludes: A continental breakfast buffet

Safety and conservation briefing with resident marine biologist.

3-5 hour viewing or diving with great white sharks

We drive from Cape Town to Kleinbaai, near Gansbaai

On our return journey there is the possibility of  sighting whales off the Hermanus coastline. (seasonal, from July to December)

Join us on this exhilarating activity, get up close and personal to the Great White shark or enjoy the experience from the deck of the boat operating from Gansbaai Harbour

Many other activities are on offer:

As the owner/guide I am personally involved and interested in a large variety of activities such as helicopter flights, surfing, hiking, bird watching, diving, paragliding, fishing…

Let me know how I can help and together we can create an oustanding adventure!

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