Project Description

Overview

Spend 3 wonderful days with your own private African Blue Tours guide exploring the Mother City and surrounding countryside. Visit the tip of Africa at Cape Point, cute penguins of Boulders Beach, immerse yourself in our beautiful winelands, really get to know the Mother City, Table Mountain and so much more! This package offers unparalleled beauty, history and ecologically diverse settings along the way.

Please take a minute to read our blog post here about the advantages of booking multiple day tours with African Blue Tours.

Daily Itinerary

Our journey to the Cape Peninsula takes us along the scenic Atlantic seaboard, passing the pristine soft white sand beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, with the 12 Apostles rising above the chilly blue Atlantic Ocean below. There is no doubt the coast of the Cape Peninsula offers magnificent scenery with its great biodiversity. We arrive at the quaint fishing village of Hout Bay with its imposing Sentinel. A chance to enjoy a boat ride out to Seal Island (own account) or shop for souvenirs at the craft market on the quayside.

Our tour continues over Chapman’s Peak which offers amazing photo opportunities, and onto the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, a great example of how the land once was many hundreds of years ago in its virgin state of Cape Fynbos. If lucky you may spot some small buck, numerous birds, the Cape Mountain Zebra, Eland and of course the mischievous baboons. Enjoy lunch (own account) at a restaurant overlooking False Bay. Take the funicular (own account) or the footpath for a 10 minute walk up to the old Cape Point lighthouse to see the “meeting” of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

In the late afternoon you can explore the interesting shops and fishing harbour of Kalk Bay along with the photogenic and colourful bathing boxes of St James and Muizenberg, rounding off an epic day on the Cape Peninsula.

Highlights:

  • The breathtaking views of Clifton and Camps Bay as we head down the Cape Peninsula.
  • Take a boat ride to Seal Island from Mariner’s Wharf (own account)
  • A scenic drive along the world famous Chapman’s Peak Drive. (if open)
  • Visit Simon’s Town and the African Penguins at the Boulders Penguin Colony.
  • The Cape Point Nature Reserve and view the tip of Africa.
  • Venture to the Cape of Good Hope.
  • End the day off exploring the bohemian Kalk Bay village and harbour.

Included: Cape Point and Boulders entrances, Chapman’s Peak toll.
Excluded: Lunch, Seal Island Boat Cruise @ R 70 – R 90 pp, Cape Point Funicular @ R 65 pp

The Private Cape Winelands Tour is one of our most popular and customisable tours, affording visitors an opportunity to see our stunning countryside, enjoy our yummy wines, visit historic estates, quaint villages and take in the grandeur of one of the photogenic regions South Africa has to offer

On the spectacular Private Cape Winelands tour, you will be personally introduced to our fantastic Cape wines which our passionate wine makers have been perfecting for over 350 years. Your guide will enjoy the privilege of tailoring the day to suit your own preferences, choosing from a variety of wine routes including Durbanville, Paarl, Wellington, Franschoek and Stellenbosch to name a few. The choices are seemingly endless with the full spectrum of wine on offer from your easy drinking whites to full bodied reds, sweet wines to Methode Cap Classique and with your guide’s local knowledge of the area you can sit back and relax on a fun day out that you soon won’t forget.

If you don’t wish to taste wine all day long, you can spend your time strolling through some of the most romantic little towns, market streets, art galleries, vintage car collections and grand gables of Cape Dutch architecture that really gives the Cape Winelands their iconic character. Hear the history of these centuries old locations and possibly visit the prison gates where Nelson Mandela took his first steps to freedom. For the more adventurous you can also sample some of our fine brandy, craft beer, grappa, olive oils, artisan fine chocolates and even biltong!

We then head back to Cape Town with some amazing photos and fond memories.

Included: 3 to 4 wine tastings (time permitting), a pairing experience and cellar tour.
Excluded:  Lunch and extra activities, museums etc
Please note:  No wine tasting for persons under 18 years.

We start our day departing from your hotel heading for Table Mountain or Signal Hill (if the Cape Town weather decides to act out of our favour). From the top enjoy a beautiful gaze over our Mother City with your guide pointing out some of the highlighted views. Back at the bottom we make our way through the city , as you are taken back to the bygone colonial era, as your guide reveals the history that began South Africa`s most beautiful city. A trip to a museum is next with the options of visiting one of the many that offer a depth of insight into our diverse and fascinating history.

Ease your way through the company gardens, the nucleus of our city, with pigeons, geese and squirrels criss crossing your path. Experience midday with a bit of a bang by heading up to the firing of the noon gun cannon on Signal Hill (except for Sunday and Public Holidays) We then drive out through cobbled and colourful streets of the iconic Bo-Kaap before heading on route to our famed Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Take a stroll through our magnificent gardens, soaking in such highlights as the Boomslang Tree Canopy Walk, the Conservancy and everything in between. In the mood for some traditional African cuisine? Enjoy the the Menu of Moyo restaurant right in the midst of the Gardens, or hold out a few minutes longer to enjoy your lunch in view of the tranquil Constantia Vineyards.
We make our way into the heart of our Constantia Winelands with opportunity of visiting one of the many incredible estates that the valley has on offer. Take a cellar tour at the historical Groot Constantia estate our oldest in the country, enjoy the sweet wine that put the Cape in the heart of Napoleon or take on something more contemporary with the modern and glamorous estates of Steenberg or Constantia Glen.
As our day draws to a close we can take advantage of the opportunity to take the scenic coastal route along Victoria road through Camps Bay, this is a must do especially if its in time for our alluring Cape Town sunsets that will surely put a cherry on top to an much enjoyed and splendid day.

Highlights:

  • Table Mountain or Signal Hill (Weather dependent and on own account.)
  • Drive through the City with a stop at a Museum (Castle of Good Hope, District 6, Slave Lodge, South African Museum and many more with some closed on Sundays)
  • A walk through the Company Gardens
  • A scenic drive passing the Houses of Parliament, City Hall, Castle & Slave Lodge
  • Visit the Bo-Kaap, Cape Town’s traditional Malay Quarter
  • The firing of the Noon Gun (except Sundays and public holidays)
  • Time exploring the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
  • Wine tasting at one of our Constantia estates
  • Possible Cellar tour (departs on the hour every hour)

Included:  Museum & Kirstenbosch entrances, wine tasting and cellar tour (time permitting)
Excluded:  Table Mountain Cableway (Weather permitting @ R 330 pp), Lunch

Please note:  You can also swop the half day Private Constantia Wine & Kirstenbosch portion for the Private Langa Township tour if you so wish …. or do a direct swop for the Private Hermanus Whale Route tour if that time of the year (June – November). Other full day private tour options may incur an extra fee.

The order of the tours are subject to change, with your consultation and the predicted weather during your visit.

We can either start or end your package at Cape Town International with a complimentary airport transfer included in one of your tour days. Should you want return airport transfers we will need to quote on one of these and the rate depends upon the number of persons.

Should you have more than 3 full days, we can certainly have a free day and spread this package over 4 or more days if necessary, subject to availability of vehicle & guide.

We can swop out for any of our other tours or a safari that is not listed above (may incur an extra fee), we remain flexible to your needs.

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Tour Details

  • Duration: As per the title, this is for 3 Days
  • Start Location: Cape Town
  • End Location: Cape Town
  • Pax: Depends on your group size as these are private tours.
  • Departure: Daily
  • Departure Time: Usually from 08h00 to 09h00 but all up to you the client.
  • Languages: English

Included:  All entrances & activities as specified on each tour day.

  • Vehicle: Luxury Sedan / SUV / Minibus / Coach
  • Optional: Enquire about starting or ending your package with an airport transfer.
  • 2018 / 2019 Rates:

    1 adult @ R 11 900 pp
    2 adults @ R 6 600 pp
    3 adults @ R 4 900 pp
    4 adults @ R 4 200 pp
    5-8 adults @ R 3 700 pp
    9-13 adults @ R 3 400 pp
    (valid until 31/10/2019)

    For groups larger, please enquire for special prices

  • Rate – children under 12 years @ R 900 pp

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What Clients’ Say

We really appreciate our clients feedback on their African Blue experience as we are constantly striving to improve our service levels and selection of tour and safari experiences.

Fabulous 3 day tour!
5 of 5 stars
15 April 2019
We decided to book with African Blue Tours after they responded quickly to my email and it became clear that they could offer what we were looking for.
We arranged to do Shark Diving, City Tour Cape Peninsula and Paragliding. David suggested that the order we do the tours should be according to weather conditions, which we were more than happy to do.
Our guide for the duration was Duncan, who was amazing, he is so knowledgeable about the history of South Africa and we all really enjoyed his company. He was also very conscientious and determined that we got to go up Table Mountain and constantly checking the weather conditions. Fortunately we got to go on a beautiful morning and saw the fantastic views that are breathtaking.
The shark diving was good, although unfortunately we didn’t see any great whites but did see Copper Sharks. Duncan drove us back the scenic route and the coastline was mind blowing.
The city tour was great with a visit to the district six museum and wonder around the gardens, lunch at a traditional African Restaurant in Bo Kaap , the beautiful kirstenbosch gardens and wine tasting.
The peninsula tour was superb, once again the scenery was amazing and the Two Oceans Restaurant at Cape Point was exceptional. Seeing the penguins at Boulders Beach was surreal, there are so many of them! We also stopped at an Ostrich Farm and got to feed them.
Paragliding was such an adrenaline rush! So pleased we did it, would definitely do it again if we got the opportunity.

I highly recommend using African Blue Tours and if you are fortunate enough to have Duncan you will not be disappointed. He is so pleasant and a fantastic guide.

Tours: Cape Peninsula – City, Kirstenbosch & Constantia Wine – Shark Diving with private transfers

Sarah & Spencer Searle, Somerset, England
Couldn’t have been better!
5 of 5 stars
15 August 2018
We did three days of private touring with Africa Blue in June of 2018. I’m so glad we picked this tour operator. I was traveling with my two adult daughters and our guide made the trip so much fun. We went to wineries, we drove to the coast, we toured the city. It was just perfect. I highly recommend this company and you can feel very comfortable booking with them.

Tours: Cape Peninsula – City, Kirstenbosch & Constantia Wine – Hermanus Whale Route

Rebecca Kochenderfer, USA
VIP Service
5 of 5 stars
7 June 2017
After years of extensive traveling, we know the advantages of having a private guide to discover a new destination. Our expectations for our three day tour of Cape Town were therefor quite high, but Duncan Petrie easily exceeded them all. Whether he was letting us discover nature (from Cape Point to the gardens of Kirstenbosch), history (from Van Riebeek to the District 6 museum) or Stellenbosch wines, we can only confirm previous comments: Duncan’s knowledge is absolutely stunning. It was a great experience and we are certain to return.

Tours: Cape Peninsula – Cape Winelands – City, Kirstenbosch & Constantia Wine

Eric 983, Belgium
Amazing tour around Cape Town
5 of 5 stars
16 September 2016
We booked 3 days personalized trips around Cape Town with African Blue Tours. Our guide, Duncan, made the trip simply marvelous. Our original 3 day itinerary was changed a little bit to suit the weather conditions which worked completely to our favour. Duncan was very knowledgeable, readily answered all our questions and enriched us with his valuable insights of the neighbourhood. He ensured we were comfortable and planned the trip to our pace and likes. He also put in some extra effort to ensure we experienced the most beautiful sunset along False Bay.
Highly recommended by us !

Tours: Cape Peninsula – Cape Winelands – City, Kirstenbosch & Constantia Wine

Sushant, Maharashtra, India