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Foodie and Whale Trip

Upon arrival at Cape Town (CPT) International Airport you will be met by your driver-guide for your private transfer to your hotel in Constantia.

The five-star Cellars-Hohenort, a member of Relais & Châteaux, is located in the historical Constantia Valley with breath taking views of Table Mountain and the property’s award-winning gardens.

The exceptional cuisine of The Cellars-Hohenort is overseen by Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef Peter Tempelhoff. Each carefully crafted dish is matched with the finest Cape wines as well as the charming service we have become synonymous with.

Upon arrival at the hotel, check in.

Breakfast at your hotel.

You will be met at your hotel by your driver-guide for a Private Cape Town City Tour.

  • Ascend Table Mountain for unforgettable sweeping views (weather permitting).
  • Return to the city and pass through the Malay Quarter.
  • Drive past the Castle of Good Hope, Houses of Parliament and the Company Gardens.
  • Travel to Sea Point and Camp’s Bay for scenic ocean vistas.
  • Visit the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

 

Meet on the steps of the Robert Gray Memorial, outside the Taj Hotel in Cape Town to enjoy a walking tour in Cape Town (weather/conditions permitting).

  • Cape Town played a pivotal role in Mandela’s journey from prisoner to president.
  • The 2 ½ hour walking tour covers approximately 2km of the historic and cultural heart of Cape Town and brings to life the journey Mandela took from his conviction in 1964 at the Rivonia Trial until his current status as a global icon of bravery and freedom.
  • Highlight of the walk include: the Mandela Rhodes Building where we set the scene and give a chronological overview of Mandela’s life; Greenmarket Square to understand the role played by religious groupings in “struggle”.
  • The City Hall for its iconic moment of 11th Feb 1990. We take in Parliament and Tuynhuis: the setting for much political intrigue, debate and negotiation that were going on behind the scenes and which finally led to our first democratically-led president taking his seat in the very institution that had previously institutionalized apartheid.

A tour of Robben Island accompanied by Christo Brand (this is not a private tour)

Join Christo Brand on a tour of Robben Island. Christo will meet your guests at Jetty One in front of the Table Bay Hotel for an introduction and explanation of what that building was used for.

He will then accompany your guests on the standard, public ferry trip.

The tour route includes the graveyard of people who died from leprosy, the Lime Quarry, Robert Sobukwe’s house, the Bluestone quarry, the army and navy bunkers and the Maximum Security Prison where thousands of South Africa’s freedom fighters were incarcerated for years. The tour culminates with a viewing of Nelson Mandela’s cell.

Chisto Brand former prison guard who was one of several that were responsible for guarding Nelson Mandela. He came to Robben Island, where Mandela was held, in 1978 when he was 18 years old. He was then transferred along with Mandela to Pollsmoor Prison. He and Mandela developed a friendship over the course of many years. This friendship was based on a mutual respect and trust for each other. He is the author of the book, Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend (2014). The book was written on the insistence of Nelson Mandela who passed away shortly before it was released.

My Prisoner, My Friend is available to purchase at ZAR 225.00 per copy which Christo will sign

Meeting point: Jetty One in front of the Table Bay Hotel

Meeting time: One hour prior to the ferry departure

Duration: approximately 4 hours

General

  • In the event of the ferry being cancelled, we will refund 50% of Christo’s fee

NOTE: New regulation for all guests doing a Robben Island Tour:

  • In order to pre-book the tickets we will require the full passport details of one of guests travelling.
  • All guests will need to present some form of identification e.g passport, birth certificate, drivers licence or copies thereof before they will be allowed to board the ferry to Robben Island.

Return to your hotel and spend the evening at leisure.

Breakfast at the hotel.

You will be collected at your hotel by your driver-guide for a Private Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour.

  • Travel at a pace that allows you to explore the beauty of the Cape Peninsula.
  • Depart for the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve along one of South Africa’s most scenic routes, passing Hout Bay.
  • Enjoy a cruise to Seal Island, to view seals and sea birds at Duiker Island (weather permitting).
  • During summer, several thousand Cape Fur Seals – along with the rare Black Cormorant – lollop leisurely among the kelp beds.
  • Enjoy a Cape Town Sidecar adventure you will be collected at Hout Bay after your Seal Island cruise and taken along the beautiful Chapman’s Peak Drive (conditions permitting), you will stop for pictures on route. You will then meet up with your guide and driver for your transfer onto Cape Point.
  • Continue to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve.
  • The scenery en route to Cape Point, at the South Western tip of the reserve, is particularly lovely in spring when wildflowers carpet the landscape.
  • The new lighthouse – the most powerful in the world – beams an electric light of 19 million candle power across the ocean.
  • Ascend to the top of by The Flying Dutchman funicular.
  • Visit the penguin colony at Boulders Beach.
  • Then drive through the historic naval base town of Simon’s Town.

Return to your hotel and spend the balance of the day at leisure.

Breakfast at the hotel and check out.

You will be met by your driver-guide for a Private Full Day Cape Winelands Tour.

  • Get swept away by the overwhelming beauty of rolling vineyards and perfect blue sky.
  • Start off with a visit to Paarl and the spectacular Paarl Valley.
  • Here you will enjoy a wine tasting and cellar tour at one of the local estates.
  • The tour continues north-west to the beautiful village of Franschhoek

Enjoy an Estate Wine Drive at Waterford Wine Estate

  • Board the safari type game-viewing vehicle and explore the 120 hectare property.
  • This two hour trip takes you on a drive through the vineyards, with wine tastings taking place on the soil where the grapes are grown.
  • Waterford Estate intends to play a small role in preserving the Cape Floral Kingdom by leaving sections of the property untouched, while showing guests some of the Cape’s natural beauty.

Visit Vergenoegd Wine Estate.

  • A trip to Vergenoegd is a slice of the unhurried life of yesteryear and a taste of the contemporary return to authenticity.
  • Vergenoegd has a timeless appeal, steeped in the comfortable rhythms of daily farm life and home to both indigenous birds and the famous Indian Runner Ducks.
  • Witness the duck parade at the Estate, followed by a duck tour.
  • The ducks do a parade every day at 9:45, 12:30 and 15:30. On Saturdays and Sundays, they parade at 10:00; 12:30 & 15:30.

On completion of your Winelands Tour you will be transferred to your hotel in the Winelands.

Nestled at the end of a tranquil valley below the historic Bainskloof Pass, Grand Dédale is set within an award winning Wine Estate, offering sweeping views of the valley as well as the Groenberg, Limietberge and Hawekwa mountains. This estate is a working wine farm and produces award winning olive oil.

Upon arrival at the hotel, check in.

Breakfast at hotel.

Day at leisure no services included.

Grand Dedale is home to award winning wines and olive oil.

Breakfast at the hotel and check out.

You will be met by your driver-guide for a private transfer to Hermanus (duration of road transfer is approximately 2 hours 15 minutes).

Enjoy a visit to the beautiful picturesque Hemel-en-Aarder (Heaven and Earth) Valley in Hermanus. Thanks to the fertile soil and unique climate the wine farms, especially over the past two decades, have transformed the area into a wine cornucopia, with vineyards stretching along the entirety of the Valley.

The Valley itself boasts over 15 renowned wine farms, most of which fall under the official Wine route. These farms all offer their visitors a variety of renowned and award-winning wines that are usually paired with specialized canapés or accompany delicious dishes and desserts.

Wine tasting at two wine farms.

On completion of your wine tasting you will be transferred to your hotel.

A spectacular seafront setting, warm welcome, luxurious rooms and delicious dining set the scene for a memorable stay.  Schulphoek House overlooks the bay from which it receives its name; an idyllic cove where whales often visit. A well-known eco-conscious refuge, this protected cove and its shoreline is also home to many birds, small mammals and marine life which can be viewed on the seashore paths nearby.

Upon arrival at the hotel, check in.

Spend the balance of the day at leisure.

Breakfast at the hotel.

You will be met by a hotel representative who will transfer you to your whale-watching cruise in Hermanus (weather conditions permitting).

  • Whale season is usually June to November (there are cruises departing in December, but there is a low possibility for sightings).
  • Board the purpose-built catamaran for a close encounter with these gentle ocean creatures.
  • Other marine mammals that might be encountered include dolphins, Cape Fur seals and African penguins.

Take a walk along the Cliff Paths which offers 12km of the best whale watching view points in the world, stretching from one end of Hermanus to the other. At certain points whales can be seen playing as close as five meters from shore (these cliff paths can be accessed from the Marine Hotel).

Hermanus has been recognized by the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) as one of the 12 best whale watching destinations in the world. The best time to enjoy whale watching in Hermanus is between July and November

Return to your hotel and spend the rest of your day at leisure.

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and check out.

You will be met by your driver-guide for a private transfer to Cape Town (CPT) International Airport (duration of road transfer is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes) for your onward flight home (cost of scheduled flight not included in quotation).

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Highlights

    Important facts

    Country:
    Sydafrika

    Start destination:
    Kapstaden

    Final destination:
    Cape Town

    Duration:
    8 Days


    Included:
    • MEET AND GREET: upon arrival in South Africa by our representative (Johannesburg and Cape Town only).
    • 24-HOUR ASSISTANCE HELPLINE. All clients are provided with a 24-hour contact telephone number for assistance.
    • ACCOMMODATION at the hotels, game lodges or rest camps specified in the itinerary, on the basis of two persons sharing a twin-bedded / double bedded room with en suite bathroom, or shower and toilet. The attached quotation is based on the use of standard rooms at hotels unless specifically stated otherwise.
    • MEALS as indicated in the itinerary for each day, either table d’hôte or buffet.
    • TRANSPORTATION in a 7-seater with a qualified driver, for all journeys specified in the itinerary. All drivers are equipped with cellular/ hand phones to ensure 24-hour contact and the best logistical support available. During Game Drives at Safari Plains, open four-wheel drive vehicles will be used for transfers and game viewing.
    • ENGLISH SPEAKING TOURIST GUIDE, who will accompany the passengers on all local sightseeing excursions as specified.
    • ENTRANCE FEES where applicable, for all sightseeing excursions as specified.
    • VALUE ADDED TAX at 15%, where applicable.
    • TOURISM DEVELOPMENT LEVY as applicable.

    Not included:
    • Airfares and airport taxes.
    • Items of a personal nature, such as laundry, telephone calls, room service, alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages, etc.
    • Bottled/Mineral Water during any meal. Tap water in South Africa is considered safe to drink.
    • Gratuities to tour guides, game rangers, drivers and restaurant staff for services rendered.
    • Local tourist guide where not specified above.
    • Any Golfing related fees.
    • Mineral water on coaches & microbuses. Available at an additional charge of ZAR 30.00 per person per day.
    • Visa costs (please check requirements, for the countries being visited, prior to travel).
    • Any other services not specified above.

    PORTERAGE at airports and hotels, for two reasonable pieces of baggage per person.

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