Project Description

Overview

Spend 4 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, discover the southernmost point of Africa 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. 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.

Enjoy lunch (own account) at a restaurant overlooking False Bay. We then visit Boulders Penguin Colony before passing through Simons Town which is our country’s main naval base, ask your guide about “Just Nuisance”!

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 Private Constantia Wine & Kirstenbosch portion for the Private Langa Township tour if you so wish.

After your 3 hour drive through the Overberg region we arrive into Cape Agulhas and visit the historic red and white Cape Agulhas Lighthouse, an icon that denotes the tip of Africa. For the adventurous ones, you can climb the 72 steps up to this 160 year old lighthouse for some amazing views over the rocky headland of Cape Agulhas.

A little further down the road is the famous monument and geographical meeting place of the mighty Indian and Atlantic Oceans. Get your picture taken at the demarcation slab, whilst also dipping your toes into each ocean.

For those interested in learning about the famous shipwrecks that have occurred along this stretch of coastline, the Bredasdorp Shipwreck Museum is home to striking visual displays and a fascinating collection of shipwreck artefacts. Learn about the “woman and children first” protocol which originated when the Birkenhead sank (1852) and later became known as the Birkenhead Drill.

Talking about the Birkenhead, we can stop by the Birkenhead Estate in Standford which is the first wine and beer brewing estate in the Southern Hemisphere and offers a fantastic beer tasting. We return along the coastline through Hermanus, which offers the best land based whale watching in the world (in season from June – November). If you wish, you can enjoy some wine tasting in the beautiful Hemel en Aarde Valley (Heaven and Earth), visit Stony Point Penguin Colony in Betty’s Bay and slowly return via Clarens Drive following the False Bay coastline, where on a clear day you can see all the way across to Cape Point.

  • Visit Cheetah Outreach (optional)
  •  Struisbaai harbour and Cape Agulhas.
  • Shipwreck Museum in Bredasdorp
  •  View the Southern Right whales in Hermanus (seasonal)
  • Enjoy some wine tasting (optional)
  • Visit the Stony Point Penguin Colony in Betty’s Bay
  • The scenic Clarens Drive to Gordons Bay

Please note : During whale season, there may be an opportunity to join boat-based whale watching in Hermanus (own account at R 750 – R 850 pp) which departs from the new harbour at 11am, 12pm and 2pm daily (subject to availability and weather).

Included:  Cape Agulhas Lighthouse, Shipwreck Museum & Stony Point Penguin Colony entrances.
Excluded:  Lunch, wine tasting and boat-based whale watching.
Please note:  You can also swop for the shorter distanced Private Hermanus Whale Route tour (June – November) or maybe the Private West Coast tour which is famous for its quaint fishing villages and wild flowers in the Spring (August-September

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 4 full days, we can certainly have a free day and spread this package over 5 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, we remain flexible to your needs.

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Tour Details

  • Duration: As per the title, this is for 4 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 16 200 pp
    2 adults @ R 8 800 pp
    3 adults @ R 6 400 pp
    4 adults @ R 5 600 pp
    5-8 adults @ R 4 900 pp
    9-13 adults @ R 4 500 pp
    (valid until 31/10/2019)

    For groups larger, please enquire for special prices

  • Rate – children under 12 years @ R 1 100 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.

Four Tours, Four Fabulous Days With Duncan!
5 of 5 stars
17 September 2018
Our tours went very smoothly, we saw everything we hoped and much more, thoroughly enjoying each day. We did and highly recommend these four tours: Cape Peninsula, West Coast (best in August/September for the amazing flowers), Cape Agulhas (to the REAL Southernmost tip of Africa) and Cape Winelands. We had the same AWESOME Guide for all four tours, Duncan. African Blue scheduled our tours according to which day was best to do what considering weather forecast, hours of operation for various sights, anticipated crowds, etc. Trust them; they know what they’re doing!

Here’s our list of the titles we assigned to Duncan: Historian, geographer, geologist, horticulturalist, sommelier, photographer, expert scheduler/planner/time manager, advocate, safe driver, fountain of knowledge and truly interested in it not just reciting it, fabulous knowledge of where to stop, restaurants, restrooms, when everything opens/closes, where the best photo opps are, a man with a plan as well as potential alternatives and an all around fun and nice guy. I’m sure there are other descriptors we’re missing, but you get the idea. We couldn’t have asked for a better Guide than Duncan or a better tour company than African Blue!

Tours: Cape Peninsula – Cape Winelands – West Coast – Cape Agulhas.

Patricia & Dennis Duboux, Chicago, USA
Simply amazing tour company with fantastic customer service!
5 of 5 stars
13 February 2018
My family and I (husband plus two kids) had a fantastic experience with David and his team at African Blue Tours. We booked several day trips with them and each one was better than the next. Our tour guide Duncan was great, very knowledgeable, patient with us and with our young girls and attentive. Duncan answered all our questions on South Africa, on its history and everything in-between. When it came time to taste wines during our wine tours, he took the girls outside to feed the goats while my husband and I enjoyed just a little bit of the wine tasting g uninterrupted. All this to say, very attentive, and customer oriented.
Last but certainly not least, the booking was easy and David was very responsive. It was easy to communicate and to get suggestions on different activities to better plan and maximize our time in Capetown. A wonderful and memorable visit. Thank you David and Duncan.

Tours: Cape Peninsula – Cape Winelands – Cape Agulhas – Aquila Safari

Daniele Nyirandutiye, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Always one step ahead of our needs and wants (best trip & experiences)
5 of 5 stars
13 March 2017
From the beginning of our communication with African Blue Tours David was extremely helpful. He assisted with knowledge of what can and cannot work, but also responded quickly to all of my questions (and I asked a million questions). Communicating with David made it easy to complete our itinerary and also at a great price compared to other tour companies. I truly thought this was a major company with tons of workers based on the website setup, prompt responses, professionalism etc. When I learned it was a smaller company it made me even happier to work with them.

What was amazing to me was how quickly they worked to make every unexpected change work out for us. David and our guide Duncan, were always one step a head. They were always on time, prompt, and friendly. We had a blast with Duncan, picking his brain about the history of what we were seeing, and it was a great time. Rather than feeling like we had a tour guide with us, it truly just felt like we had a group of friends going about Cape Town.

When we made changes (sometimes last minute to the itinerary) they worked with us. We added a friend to the tour, we asked to change around dates to accompany a proposal.. but through it all Duncan was already making calls, making adjustments. One of these adjustments including us wanting to do a township tour. On the way back from one of our tours, and some how they made it work for us the very next day.

I have truly never seen a more organized, fun, and informational tour as this. I would definitely recommend it to everyone if they go to Cape Town (They can also organize pick ups in Johannesburg as well they did that for us.) Overall we did Shark Cage Diving, Township Tour, Cape Town Peninsula, Cape Town City Tour.
Thank you so much Duncan and David for making our trip to South Africa one we will truly never forget. And thanks for putting up with all of our craziness in the car rides.

Tours: Cape Peninsula – City, Kirstenbosch & Constantia Wine – White Shark Diving – Langa Township

Brigitte, Florida, United States,