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Cape &Winelands tour

 

CAPE TOWN – Day 1

Guests will be met on arrival at Cape Town International and transferred to their hotel. Cape Town is set in an area regarded by many as one of the most beautiful in the world. The impressive presence of Table Mountain, flanked by Devil's Peak and Lion's Head, stands proudly above the city. Beautiful white sandy beaches along a stunning coastline frame the Cape Peninsula, which is famed for its unique floral kingdom, bountiful rivers, and magnificent countryside. During the afternoon, guests will be taken by cable car to the top the Table Mountain, where they will enjoy a spectacular view of the Cape Peninsula, Robben Island and Lions Head. Then it's back to the hotel, which is regarded as the finest hotel in Cape TownOvernight:One & Only

Meals: Dinner

DAY 2

CAPE TOWN – Day 2

After a lavish breakfast, guests will be taken on a breathtaking drive along Chapman's Peak. This drive hugs the near-vertical face of Chapman's Peak between Hout Bay and Noordhoek. The road leads to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point. In the nature reserve we visit the point, where the stormy waters of the Atlantic are met by the calming influence of the Indian Ocean.

On the return journey to Cape Town, we visit the towns of Simons Town and Muizenberg, both set along the shores of the Indian-side of the ocean. A visit is also made to Boulders Beach, an attractive secluded haven comprising a tumble of huge round boulders on a sandy shore. The boulders are ideal vantage points to observe the antics of the colony of mainland-based African penguins.

Overnight:One & Only

Meals:Full Board

DAY 3

CAPE TOWN – Day 3

Today you will spend the morning at Camp’s Bay; the most beautiful beach in Cape Town. Enjoy the crystal clear turquoise waters and snow-white soft beach while bathing.

 

 

The afternoon is spent relaxing on the V&A Waterfront before enjoying a sunset cruise in Table Bay.

 

Overnight:One & Only

Meals:Full Board

DAY 4

CAPE TOWN / WINELANDS – Day 4

First on the agenda are the oldest gardens in South Africa - the Company Gardens. They were established in early 1652 by Jan van Riebeeck as a vegetable garden and were originally closer to the coast. In an effort to plant in more fertile soil and on ground sheltered from the wind, he moved his garden with its northern boundary to where Wale Street is today, and this is where it remains. The large Public Park and botanical garden are home to a rose garden, Japanese garden, fishpond and aviary.We twill also pay a visit to the Cape Town Castle, the oldest building in South Africa.

 

We leave Cape Town behind and take a40-minute drive to the Cape wine lands where we devote some time to exploring the town of Franschhoek. The French Huguenots brought their knowledge of viticulture with them and, upon receiving land from the Dutch East India Company; many vineyards were established and are today still producing some of the world's finest wines. We pay a visit to the Monument of the French Huguenots and museum before enjoying lunch at one of the many excellent restaurants.

 

 

After lunch, we will visit one of the local wine estates, where we will sample the fine wines they produce. Franschhoek is known to be the home of some of the top restaurants in the South Africa and this, along with its strong wine culture and pristine natural and architectural beauty, has made Franschhoek into what many have described as the "food and wine capital of South Africa".

 

Overnight: Le Franschhoek

Meals:Full Board

DAY 7

WINELANDS – Day 5

 

Simon van der Stel founded Stellenbosch in 1679. The town became known as "the City of Oaks" due to the large number of oak trees that were planted to line the streets. Upon completing our tour of the town, we visit one of the famous wine estates situated in the area.

 

 

Overnight:Coopmanshuijs Hotel

Meals:Full Board

 

 

RETURN TO JOHANNESBURG --Day 6

After a late breakfast we return to Cape Town International airport for our flight back to Johannesburg.