Cape Splendour Tours will customize this tour to suite your requirement in terms of where you would like to stay, for what length of time, according to your budget and preferences in terms of B&B or Hotel etc.
In Cape Town you may wish to be near the Waterfront, so, I would suggest one of the lovely Hotels in the Water Front If you prefer to be a little out of Town, I would suggest a lovely 4 star Boutique Guest house on the beach in Boublerg with stunning views of Table Mountain across Table Bay.
Below is a suggested itinerary but please bear in mind this is just a suggestion! We will take care of meeting you at the Airport and taking you to the Guest House or Hotel of your choice. Your tour will follow along these guidelines or similar.
Day 1. A Cape Town City Tour
A City Tour will give you an opportunity to orientate yourself in our beautiful City. What better way to do this from the majestic Table Mountain. From this platform you will see the city stretching out below you, False Bay extending from Cape Point in the distance, to Cape Hang Klip. On descending the mountain you will be driven through the streets of the thriving City of Cape Town, thronging with different cultures and traditions. If the Cable Car is not operating I will drive you around the contour of the Mountain and onto Signal Hill where you will enjoy absolutely magnificent views.
You will drive past the Castle of Good Hope which is the oldest building in the country. Take a stroll through the Company Gardens, originally the vegetable and fruit orchard which supplied the passing ships. Mozy around Greenmarket Square, a thriving flea market offering all sorts of arts, crafts, clothing and curios. Experience our fascinating cultural diversity when we meander through “Die Bo Kaap” previously known as the Cape Malay District.
On the City Tour you have a choice of taking a walk through our world famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, or spending time tasting wine in the Constantia Winelands. You can sample Cape Malay dishes at the Jonkershuis Restaurant at Groot Constantia, a lovely historic manor house, in a beautiful setting,
Day 2 Cape Peninsular Tour
No visit to the Cape is complete without a Cape Peninsular Tour which showcases the contrast between the harsh and rugged coast line which earned itself the name “The Cape of Storms” and the beauty of False Bay and Hout Bay.
The day commences with a Scenic drive to Hout Bay where you have the option of boarding a boat and view the Cape Fur Seals on Duiker Island. After another very scenic drive along the world famous Chapman’s Peak drive (if open), we experience the Cape of Good Hope (Africa’s most South Westerly tip) after briefly popping into an Ostrich farm. At Cape Point you can take the Funicular to the Light House. We then drive along False Bay and visit the Penguins at Boulders Beach and then on to Top Stones in Simonstown where we see how semi precious stones are processed from their raw state to beautiful Jewellery. There are various other options which we can discuss like some wine tasting in the Constantia Valley or a stop at Rhodes Memorial with the lovely views of Cape Town. It is YOUR day so You choose!
Day 3 The Cape Winelands Tour
Experience the Beauty and the Bounty of the Cape Winelands. The vines which are nestled in the Eerste River Valley (Stellenbosch) the Franschhoek valley and the Perelvallei (valley of Pearls) are steeped in history which is manifested by the Architecture, Museums and the Monuments. You will be treated to a Cellar Tour which will give you an idea as to how the wine is processed from the humble grape to the ‘nectar of the God’s’.
You may also experience Oom Samie se Winkel, a traditional trading store with everything from dried fish and homemade jams to antique typewriters and gramophones! You may prefer to stroll through the University Town of Stellenbosch (the Town of Oaks) soaking up it’s vibe, history and culture!
You will experience at least three different tastings on Wine farms in the regions of Stellenbosch, Paarl, Wellington or Franschhoek. The quality of the wine is complemented by the beauty of the scenery. To keep the kids happy we would skip one or two wine tastings and do the following: Stroke a Cheetah at the , or Visit Butterfly World or a Crocodile farm or go for a quad ride or a horse ride on the slopes of Mountain and the vines of the Rhebokskloof wine farm. With Cape Splendour, the choices are unlimited!
Day 4 Oudtshoorn
Today we travel to Oudtshoorn where there will be time to explore the incredibly beautiful and fascinating Cango Caves before settling in to your luxury 4 Star B&B to enjoy South African hospitality at its best.
Day 5 Knysna
After a scrumptious breakfast we visit an Ostrich Farm and possibly the Cango Animal Ranch where there are the most amazing array of animals from crocodiles and snakes to cheetahs and tigers (which you have the option of stroking!), before making our way to Knysna where you will have time to check in to your B&B or Hotel and freshen up before going out to the Knysna Waterfront for a meal.
Day 6 Knysna
After another delightful breakfast, board a Ferry across the Knysna Lagoon to Feather Bed Bay, take a tractor ride to the top of the hill and enjoy a lovely walk offering magnificent views down to the bottom where you can enjoy a tremendous buffet lunch. The afternoon offers various options from lying on a beach at Brenton on Sea, enjoying Oysters and an Oyster tour, or Beer and a Brewery tour. A lovely way to round off the day would be to have sundowners at the Simola Golf Course which overlooks the magnificent course and Knysna.
Day 7 Tsitsikamma National Park and Knysna
After yet another yummy breakfast we will make our way to Knysna Elephant Park where you will actually feed and stroke the Elephants, an experience never to be forgotten! Our next adventure will be gliding through the trees like Tarzan and Jane (for anyone over 7 who is not scared of heights) in the Tsitsikamma Forest (Optional). For the less adventurous we can go down to Storms River to experience the beautiful scenery and venture across the Suspension Bridge. Up for the highest Bungy-Jump in the world? If not let’s watch some other crazy people do it! Perhaps you would like to enjoy a cup of tea or a sundowner at the Kysna Heads before freshening up for another excellent dinner either in the Water front or in the Town of Knysna.
There are other alternatives to consider on this day like a boat based Whale and Dolphin watching trip, thrilling as they launch you into the surf with a 4×4 and you ride straight up the beach on the return trip. A walk on Roberg Beach for the slightly fit is also a great option. You may wish to add another day to your tour to accommodate these activities.
Day 8 Home Jerome!
It is a pretty long drive back to Cape Town, so a fairly early start and a few stops along the way like the Post Office Tree in Mossel Bay and Swellendam, South Africa’s third oldest town. We should have you home by 18h00 or thereabouts.
A deposit of 50% will secure the booking and the balance is payable around 1,5 months prior to the booking.
The Cancellation Policies of the Services Providers will apply.
Cape Splendour's Cancellation policy is as follows:
- Should cancellation occur before 30 days prior to the tour there will be a 20% Administration fee Levied on the cost of the Tour.
- Should cancellation occur between 30 and 8 days prior to the tour there will be a 50% cancellation penalty levied on the transportation portion of the tour.
- Should cancellation occur between 7 and 0 days prior to the tour there will be a 100% penalty on the transportation of the tour.