The below suggestions are the most popular day tours but we are also able to organise any other special tours for you. For the more adventurous there are also the following activities available: Microlight - Helicopter - & Fixed Wing Plane flights; Horse riding; diving etc
SOWETO TOWNSHIP TOUR: Visit one of the biggest Townships in South Africa - Soweto, 12 miles south-west of Johannesburg, comprises of 33 townships with a population of 3.5 million people and experience their day-to-day living. With a local guide you will meet the inhabitants, a visit to the busiest taxi rank in Johannesburg, the Hector Peterson Memorial, the Mandela's house, the Vilakazi street (which is the only street in the world where two Nobel Peace prize winners lived), Regina Mundi church (home to the famous Black Madonna and Child painting) and the enormity of this township. This experience can only be appreciated if you see it with your own eyes and should not be missed.
CITY CENTRE DRIVE: drive though the once buzzing business centre of Down-town Johannesburg and see the changes. This is a safe eye-opener as to how people live and an interesting introduction to South Africa.
BRUMA LAKE MARKETS: Shop until you drop! Try out your bartering abilities and by your souvenirs & presents for the best prices at the many market stalls, shops and restaurants. In the morning you have the chance to visit the Monkeyland*, Birds of Eden* and the Elephant Sanctuary* (*optional extra cost) where you can do a “Trunk in hand tour” (Elephant-back Ride* also available on request at optional cost) or you can take some time out and just relax. After an exciting or peaceful morning our journey takes us to Stormsriver, the Adventure centre of the Garden Route with the Bloukrans Bungi-jump* (216M!!), one of the highest in the world. We take a leisurely drive along more fantastic coastline before returning to Tsitsikamma Forest for the second night. (B)
TABLE MOUNTAIN, SIGNAL HILL, CITY CENTRE DRIVE & WATERFRONT:
We start the day with an orientation drive through the city centre of Cape Town – “The Mother City” as it is also known before we drive to the Cable Car Station of Table Mountain. After an exiting cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain we explore the different pathways and see Cape Town from a different angle. Once you return we take a short drive to Signal Hill for another breath-taking view. Thereafter we continue to the Waterfront where you have the opportunity to shop until you drop! (see details below)
Included: Cable car ride, driver/guide & accessible vehicle
Excluded: meals, drinks, personal expenses
CAPE POINT WITH PENGUIN COLONY: This magnificent full day tour takes us to the majestic meeting place of False Bay and Atlantic Oceans, the most south-westerly point of Africa, which the Explorer Sir Francis Drake called “the fairest Cape that we saw in the whole circumference of the Globe”. On our way to the Cape we also visit the Penguin colony at Boulders beach and drive along picturesque coastal roads including Chapman’s Peak Drive (depending if open). After a full day we return to your hotel.
Included: Entrance fees, Funicular ride, driver/guide & accessible vehicle
Excluded: meals, drinks & personal expenses
STELLENBOSCH WINELANDS: The historic town of Stellenbosch, shaded by ancient oak trees, is the centre of the winegrowing region. Stellenbosch is the second oldest town in South Africa and is heavily influenced by Dutch architecture. In 1679, newly appointed governor of the Cape, Simon van der Stel, was much taken by the green & fertile valley, which was the first river he crossed on his exploration trip from Cape Town. The name Stellenbosch originates from the governors name - 'Van der Stel's bos' ('bos' - camp in the bush). We visit 2-3 Winefarms and taste the magnificent different wines of the cape. You also have the opportunity to buy the wines and other souvenirs on the winefarms.
Included: 2-3 wine tastings, driver/guide & accessible vehicle
Excluded: meals, drinks & personal expenses
WATERFRONT: Here you have the opportunity to shop until you drop! There are hundreds of shops, markets, restaurants, bars, the spectacular Ocean Aquarium, boat cruises in the Harbour, trips out to Robben Island (probably the most famous island due to the fact that Nelson Mandela was held there as a political prisoner for many years. It is now a national museum), listen to some of the street musicians and much more.
KIRSTENBOSCH BOTANICAL GARDENS: Fantastic walkways through this world-renowned Botanical Garden display a diversity of Cape flora against the eastern slopes of majestic Table Mountain. This 528 hectares estate, out of which 36 hectares are cultivated gardens, grow only indigenous South African plants and supports a diverse fynbos flora and natural forest.
WORLD OF BIRDS: Over 3000 birds, monkeys and small animals of 400 different species in walk-through enclosures. Over 100 spacious, tropically landscaped walk-through aviaries allow really close contact with nature. Watch the birds going about their daily lives, courting, nesting and rearing their young, undisturbed by visitors. A rare treat is a stroll in the Monkey Jungle, where you will come face-to-face with inquisitive Squirrel Monkeys.
HERMANUS & WHALE TOUR (SEASONAL): We travel along dramatic coastal beauty to the lovely Betty's Bay and then onwards to charming Hermanus. Spring is the best time to witness the miracle of nature as the Antarctic whales come into Walkers Bay to calve and with some luck we will be able to enjoy this amazing sight. After watching the Southern Right Whale play in the sea we return to Cape Town via Sir Lowry's Pass.