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Cape Town Explorer

Operated by: Trafalgar

8 Days from $2,395 per person
Aerial view of Cape Town, South Africa

Countries Visited

South Africa ...more South Africa

Locations Visited

Cape Town, Hermanus, Stellenbosch ...more Cape Town, Hermanus, Stellenbosch
  1. Day 1 Arrive Cape Town (7 Nights)

    South Africa's 'Mother City' extends a warm sanibonani welcome. After transferring to your hotel, spend time exploring Cape Town's cosmopolitan surrounds on your own before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel The Onyx
  2. Day 2 Table Mountain and Cape Town City Tour

    This morning, ascend Table Mountain via aerial cableway to its vast flat top - a rocky wonderland of rich Cape fynbos and curious dassies (hyraxes). Peer over the sprawling City Bowl and Atlantic Seaboard keeping a keen eye out for the landmarks your Travel Director will show you during this morning's city tour, including Company Gardens, Bo-Kaap and the Castle of Good Hope. The rest of the day is yours to explore Cape Town at leisure.

    meals Breakfast
  3. Day 3 Cape Peninsula Tour

    Circumnavigate the Cape Peninsula, from trendy Camps Bay to Cape Point and back. You'll discover why the winding road which hugs the rocky 12 Apostles is regarded as one of the world's most magnificent coastal roads. Visit rugged Cape Point which rises out of the swirling Atlantic Ocean. Your journey will take you to the south-western edge of the African continent, through playgrounds of the rich and famous and charming coastal towns along the way.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
  4. Day 4 Hermanus Excursion and Bouchard Finlayson Vineyard Visit

    This morning you'll bid a brief farewell to the city and journey to the coastal town of Hermanus, one of the best places in the world to seasonally view southern right whales. 'Connect With Locals' when you meet local business owner Stefan, who will treat you to a delicious 'Be My Guest' traditional braai (barbecue), featuring such delicacies as boerewors, pap and melktert and a glass of his homemade wine, and share stories of his life in South Africa's whale-watching capital. Our next stop is in the scenic Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) Valley where we'll visit Bouchard Finlayson, an award-winning boutique winery owned by the same family that owns Trafalgar, the Tollman family. You'll savour some of the estate's best wines. Later today, we return to Cape Town via the spectacular Clarens Drive, a breath-taking coastal route along which we'll stop at Betty's Bay to greet the curious colony of African penguins, one of the largest successful breeding colonies in the world.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
  5. Day 5 Cape Town Free Day

    Indulge in a full free day at leisure in Cape Town. Your Travel Director will arrange return transfers to Camps Bay for you to spend the day at one of Cape Town's most famous beaches, soaking up the sophisticated atmosphere and café culture. Or choose to spend the day independently in the city, perhaps beginning your exploration at the V & A Waterfront with a visit to the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa or sampling delicious local flavours at the Food Market. After a leisurely day you may wish to tackle the summit of Lion's Head during an Optional Experience that will see you lace up your boots for a moderate to challenging hike, with spectacular sunset views over the City Bowl and Camps Bay as your well-deserved reward.

    meals Breakfast
  6. Day 6 Amy Foundation Visit and Robben Island

    Visit one of Trafalgar's 'Make A Difference' projects - the Amy Foundation. Learn how the Foundation has supported vulnerable communities over the past 20 years by providing a range of youth development programmes for over 2,000 children, and see some of these first hand. Later, South Africa's turbulent past is revealed during an afternoon visit to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27-year prison term. Your tour with a 'Local Specialist ' will reveal the island's multi-century history, from its origins as a leper colony to its transformation into a military base and finally a prison, ironically with one of the world's most iconic views of Table Mountain.

    meals Breakfast
  7. Day 7 Cape Winelands Excursion and Free Time

    The beautiful Cape Winelands beckon today, with a visit to the French-inspired town of Franschhoek. An orientation tour will reveal why the area has justifiably earned its title as one of the most beautiful wine valleys in the world. Travel to nearby Stellenbosch where you'll enjoy a wine tasting and picnic style lunch at a picturesque wine estate. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore Cape Town on your own until a memorable Farewell Dinner, where a lively evening with African drumming and Cape Malay cuisine awaits.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Farewell Dinner
  8. Day 8 Depart Cape Town

    Our time in South Africa has come to an end. Transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your onward flight. Or consider extending your holiday by booking our Victoria Falls Experience trip.

    meals Breakfast
Cape Town Explorer
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 7 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches (including Be My Guest)
  • 3 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Hand-picked hotels, lodges and luxury safari camps
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director, Driver Guide or Trafalgar Representative
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Handcrafted Highlights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • CITY TOUR in Cape Town
  • VIEW the Castle of Good Hope, the Cape Point lighthouse and Betty's Bay penguin colony
  • VISIT Table Mountain, Bo-Kaap, Cape of Good Hope, Hermanus, Robben Island, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands

Dates & Prices

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

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January 2021
Jan 9 Sat
Jan 16 Sat
TODAY'S PRICE - Based on twin share
$2,675
Jan 30 Sat
Feb 6 Sat
TODAY'S PRICE - Based on twin share
$2,675
February 2021
Feb 13 Sat
Feb 20 Sat
TODAY'S PRICE - Based on twin share
$2,675
Feb 27 Sat
Mar 6 Sat
TODAY'S PRICE - Based on twin share
$2,675
March 2021
Mar 13 Sat
Mar 20 Sat
TODAY'S PRICE - Based on twin share
$2,675
Mar 27 Sat
Apr 3 Sat
TODAY'S PRICE - Based on twin share
$2,675
April 2021
Apr 10 Sat
Apr 17 Sat
TODAY'S PRICE - Based on twin share
$2,525
Apr 24 Sat
May 1 Sat
TODAY'S PRICE - Based on twin share
$2,525
May 2021
May 8 Sat
May 15 Sat
TODAY'S PRICE - Based on twin share
$2,525
May 22 Sat
May 29 Sat
TODAY'S PRICE - Based on twin share
$2,395
June 2021
Jun 5 Sat
Jun 12 Sat
TODAY'S PRICE - Based on twin share
$2,395
Jun 19 Sat
Jun 26 Sat
TODAY'S PRICE - Based on twin share
$2,525
July 2021
Jul 3 Sat
Jul 10 Sat
TODAY'S PRICE - Based on twin share
$2,525
Jul 17 Sat
Jul 24 Sat
TODAY'S PRICE - Based on twin share
$2,525
August 2021
Aug 7 Sat
Aug 14 Sat
TODAY'S PRICE - Based on twin share
$2,525
Aug 28 Sat
Sep 4 Sat
TODAY'S PRICE - Based on twin share
$2,525
September 2021
Sep 4 Sat
Sep 11 Sat
TODAY'S PRICE - Based on twin share
$2,525
Sep 11 Sat
Sep 18 Sat
TODAY'S PRICE - Based on twin share
$2,525
Sep 18 Sat
Sep 25 Sat
TODAY'S PRICE - Based on twin share
$2,525
Sep 25 Sat
Oct 2 Sat
TODAY'S PRICE - Based on twin share
$2,525
October 2021
Oct 2 Sat
Oct 9 Sat
TODAY'S PRICE - Based on twin share
$2,695
Oct 9 Sat
Oct 16 Sat
TODAY'S PRICE - Based on twin share
$2,695
Oct 23 Sat
Oct 30 Sat
TODAY'S PRICE - Based on twin share
$2,695
November 2021
Nov 6 Sat
Nov 13 Sat
TODAY'S PRICE - Based on twin share
$2,695
Nov 20 Sat
Nov 27 Sat
TODAY'S PRICE - Based on twin share
$2,695
December 2021
Dec 4 Sat
Dec 11 Sat
TODAY'S PRICE - Based on twin share
$2,695
Dec 24 Fri
Dec 31 Fri
TODAY'S PRICE - Based on twin share
$3,025
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