CITY OF CAPE TOWN [HALF DAY]
Let me show you this oldest city of South Africa at its most exciting. Discover its many peoples, their traditions and cultures. The origins of this beautiful place will unfold to you. As you explore with me in this short tour I will try to show you such places as:
– Company Gardens
– Parliament Building
– Malay Quarter
– Greenmarket Square
Possibly we can include a tour of a Diamond Cutting Factory or a Gold Jewellery Manufacturer. Weather and time permitting we will try to go up Table Mountain.
TOWNSHIP TOUR [HALF DAY]
Our tour starts at the District 6 Museum where we get an idea of C.T. in the 19th Century days before the beginning of Townships. We will drive through one perhaps two townships where we will meet some of the locals, also a visit to a creche and an Hotel in the Township before heading home.
PENINSULA AND CAPE OF GOOD HOPE [FULL DAY]
Our drive starts at Clifton passing through Camps Bay and onto Hout Bay. The fishing Docks are full of activity and must not be missed. Then onto to Noordhoek and Kommetjie en route to Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve (CAPE POINT). After lunch at the point we will proceed to the Penguin Colony at Simonstown and take in this quaint naval village, after which we head off home.
STELLENBOSCH WINE ROUTE [HALF DAY]
Picturesque drive from Cape Town to Stellenbosch thru rolling hills of vines and beautiful homesteads. We will visit the intriguing university town of Stellenbosch and also take in as many vineyards as possible, for tasting and or purchasing of wine.
WINE ROUTE [FULL DAY]
Having a full day to explore the wine route allows us to take in Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek and explore them fully. During the day we will visit at least 3 wine estates for tasting and purchasing and possibly have a cheetah viewing experience en route.
CAPE TOWN, TABLE MOUNTAIN, CONSTANTIA WINELANDS [FULL or HALF DAY]
Starting off with a drive passed Lions Head, Signal Hill, Camps Bay and then onto take in the City of C.T. visiting such sights as Company Gardens, Bo Kaap, Grand Parade, The Castle and Groot Schuur Hospital [Chris Barnard Museum] and Green Market Square. Weather permitting we will take the cable car up Table Mountain and then onto the magnificent Constantia Winelands.
[FOR A HALF DAY TOUR WE WILL DECIDE TOGETHER ON WHICH HIGHLIGHTS TO VISIT]
KIRSTENBOSCH AND CONSTANTIA WINE ROUTE [FULL DAY]
We start out with a drive passed Clifton, Camps Bay and Hout Bay and on through the picturesque suburb of Constantia en route to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. There we can meander slowly through parklands of natural and mostly indigenous plant life. From there we take in the historic and magnificent Constantia Winelands and homesteads. After a slow drive through the city of C.T. we will return to the hotel.
HERMANUS AND THE WHALE ROUTE PLUS THE OVERBERG [FULL DAY]
We proceed along the coast past Strand, Gordons Bay, Bettys Bay and over the Bot River. This is notably some of the finest scenery along the Cape Coast. Then onto Hermanus [whale country in season]. Our return route will cross the Overberg, where in places such as Elgin, the finest fruits are grown mainly for export. Returning across Sir Lowry’s Pass gives brilliant photo opportunities en route back to C.T.
WEST COAST DRIVE [FULL DAY]
Drive along the West Coast passing Paarden Island, Milnerton, Table View and Blaauwberg on the way to WEST COAST NATURE RESERVE, with its abundance of nature and wildlife interactions. Being on the coast we can explore coastal and inland sights. After a full and exciting day we will drive slowly back to the Mother City.
ONE DAY SAFARI [FULL DAY]
For the experience of a lifetime! Enjoy a full day at a GAME FARM with the BIG FIVE. Game can be viewed either in a safari vehicle, or on horseback or on a quad bike. [Lunch included] – back by 6
[SLEEP OVER OPTION FOR 2 DAY TOURS]
GARDEN ROUTE TOUR [FIVE DAYS]
This tour is at least 5 days to enable us to see a good cross section of the highlights and if we feel like seeing extra, we can do so:
DAY 1: Proceed along garden route passing through Hermanus (home of the whales from October to January) and arriving at “Garden Route Game Farm’. There we will spend 2 nights doing game drives and incorporating leisure time (very necessary when we do extended garden route tours).
DAY 3: Proceed to Knysna for a 3 night stay… there we will visit an Elephant Park, Knysna forest and Plettenberg Bay. Knysna is the home of superb “Sea Food” so we will not miss the opportunity to indulge! We will be residing at “Headlands House”.
Day 6: Proceed to Kango Caves en route to Robertson (the home of some of the best wines in the country). Robertson Small Hotel is where we will stay for 2 nights. Eating in the Guest House is the specialty (Rubens Restaurant is in the guest house). Wine tasting in the area will make the time pass much too rapidly.
Steve has many personal relationships with each venue so recommendations are fully backed with the utmost satisfaction.
THE PRICE FOR THIS TOUR WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST AS MY TOURS ARE TOTALLY PERSONAL AND DESIGNED FOR MAXIMUM ENJOYMENT.. THE REASON FOR THIS IS THAT DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF GUESTS THE VEHICLE CHOICE WILL HAVE TO BE DETERMINED!
FOR THE REST OF THE TOURS THE GUIDE PRICE WIL BE $200 PER DAY FOR A CARLOAD OF 1-3 GUESTS
PERSONAL TOURS AND 4 PERSONS UPWARDS – A QUOTE WILL BE NECESSARY EACH TIME.
EXTRA ORDINARY TOURS [FULL DAY]
Train or drive from Cape Town to Simonstown along the coast- past Muizenberg, Fishoek to Simonstown. At Simonstown we visit the Penguin colony and explore the naval base. An optional extra is to walk with a troop of baboons in their own environment [2.5 hours] Train or drive back to your hotel.
PRICES QUOTED ARE FOR VEHICLE AND DRIVER ONLY, ALL OTHER EXPENSES ARE FOR CLIENTS ACCOUNT.
N.B. FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE TOURS WE CAN ARRANGE KOSHER HAMPERS [24 HOURS NOTICE]
Tour Guide of Cape Town
Mobile: +27 82 739 0804
Email: Steven at raphaely.org