3 Day Cape Town Experience
Take a journey with us to experience Cape Town and the surroundings which is one of the most picturesque cities in the world.
The “ Mother City” is framed by the iconic majestic Table Mountain which towers high above Cape Town almost guarding the beautiful city of Cape Town. The Cosmopolitan Centre is surrounded by Table Mountain on the one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. The city is steeped in fascinating history, culture, beautiful scenery and is a blend of ancient history and modern architecture. The Architecture and history were influenced by the Dutch and the British Colonialists and today is a multicultural melting pot of blends of different nationalities and cultures. Enjoy the hidden gems of Cape Town on this 3-day adventure with a local tour guide.
Your journey begins with your accommodation in Cape Town at 8.30, we drive along the winding coastal road alongside the Atlantic Ocean, through Greenpoint passing the gigantic soccer stadium, the Seapoint Promenade where the waves can sometimes be seen crashing onto the walkway during heavy storms, Bantry Bay, Clifton and Maidens Cove, we stop here for awesome photos of The Twelve Apostles and the Table Mountain Range. The journey continues passed Camps Bay which is often described by visitors as “A little bit of France in Africa” and “Miami on your doorstep”. As the winding road continues we drive down into Hout Bay nestled between two mountain peaks and named by the locals as ‘ The Republic of Hout Bay”, here you will find the famous Mariners Warf and the harbour where you can take a short boat ride to view the furry seals on Duiker Island or just browse through the Arts and Craft stalls.
We head onto one of the most beautiful coastal drives called Chapmans Peak its sharp curves and turns with high cliffs connect the seaside town of Hout Bay with the Equestrian town of Noordhoek. A brief stop at the Noordhoek Farm Village where you can indulge in the best “Coffee” in town and pastries at the Deli.
The drive continues through the coastal Bohemia towns of Kommetjie and Scarborough, we arrive at the Cape Point Ostrich farm for views of these strange birds and a stop at the shop which sells leather goods from Ostrich skins, trinkets and Ostrich Eggs.
Entering Cape Point Nature Reserve you notice the short vegetation which is the “ Fijnbosch” or Fine Bush which is found mainly along the coastline and Western Cape. The Cape of Good Hope or formally known as the “Cape of Storms” is the most South Western Point of the African Continent and not the Southern Point of the African Continent as was once thought. The Two Oceans, the Indian Ocean, (The Warm Cape Aghulas Current) and The Atlantic Ocean, (The Cold Benguela Current) flow into each other near Cape Aghulas and not at the Cape of Good Hope. The views from the lighthouse at Cape Point are absolutely magnificent, as we drive down the coastal road you might even spot a Baboon or two and again some of the strange birds called Ostriches.
As we exit the park we continue the drive along the coast to Simons Town a Naval Based Town with Victorian and Edwardian Architecture lining the streets and taking you back in time. We lunch at the Old Harbour in a restaurant close to the water’s edge, with beautiful views of yachts and boats owned by the residence of Simons Town. Lunch ends and we take a short drive to view the cute penguins at Boulders Beach that waddle when they walk and fly through the water when they swim. The Jackass Penguin or the African Penguin are only found in Southern Africa and Namibia.
The day ends and you are driven back to Cape Town through the coastal town of Fish Hoek and Muizenberg reaching Cape Town at 17h30+-
Another awesome day begins with your accommodation at 8.30 the drive takes you up through Tamboerskloof, ”The name Tamboeoerskloof means the valley (kloof) of the drums (tamboer)”. Ascending the steep, windy road you reach the lower station of the Majestic Table Mountain. This Iconic Mountain towers above the city bowl of Cape Town, almost guarding the city. Its flat surface is sometimes covered by a blanket of cloud nicknamed the “Table Cloth” on the mountain. The Cable Way takes you from the lower station to the top of the mountain where you can look in awe at the city from above and on a clear day see as far as the town of Simon Town and the Slangkop lighthouse situated near the town of Kommetjie. Spending time admiring the breathtaking views one forgets about the hustle and bustle of the city life for a moment. Taking the Cableway back to the base of the mountain is just as awe-inspiring as you pass close to the sheer rock face of the mountain which shines and glints like gold in the sunlight.
The journey continues as we descend the windy road and drive into the city for a historical tour of Cape Town, stopping at The Company Gardens, the first gardens which were laid out by the Dutch in late 1600. The Gardens were started as a fruit and vegetable refreshment station by the Dutch for the passing ships that were rounding the tip of Africa. The walk takes you through the gardens passing under The Arch, St Georges Cathedral, St Georges Mall, The Slave Lodge and we stop at Green Market Square for a stroll through the Arts and Crafts Market. Again we stop for the best “Coffee” in town and at a famous Colourful Bakery before we take the drive to the beautiful Botanical Gardens called Kirstenbosch for a leisurely stroll and a late lunch. The day ends and the drive takes you back through the old suburbs of Cape Town to your accommodation at 16h30+-
A Wine Tour is about far more than just wine tasting, it offers you the chance of exploring some of the country’s most scenic regions, take in some historical sights, awesome photo’s, feast your eyes on some spectacular mountain scenery, enchanting architectural buildings, lush fertile valleys, endless expanse of vineyards, wide open spaces, huge blue skies overhead and quaint little towns with buildings dating back to the earliest times and a visit to this area is always a treat.
The day begins with a pick up from your accommodation at 8:30. Leaving the hustle and bustle of the city behind the drive takes you through lush vegetation and winds into the fertile land of the vineyards, the first stop is in the area of Paarl named after the shiny Pearl coloured Mountains situated above the town. Surrounded by wine estates the first stop is the Spice Route Vineyard formally a Tobacco farm, now an array of Artisinal stops and shops.
A quaint house is the first stop, here you enter the exotic shop of the “Spices of the East”, the laden tables of spices, exotic aromas and preservative taunts a persons imagination and eagerness to purchase just one item , next the aroma of the coffee attracts you as you arrive at the Cafe, enjoy coffee and a pastry before continuing to the sweet smell of the Chocolate tasting shop, the craft beer, wine tasting, Gin tasting and the glass blowing store. The drive takes you to the farm next door. The goats daintily walk the overhead bridge above you as you take the short walk through the gardens to the wine tasting hall. Enjoy the cheese and wine pairing on offer and the cheese shop close by.
The journey continues over the “ Hels hoogte Pass” into the lush fertile valley of Franschhoek “ French Corner”, this quaint town is engulfed by a scenic display of the Franschhoek Mountains. Lunch in this town is something special and reminds a person of parts of France with its sidewalk cafes and French Cuisine. After lunch, another outstanding wine estate beckons before we take the drive back to Cape Town at 16h30+-