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Cape Town, below Table Mountain

With one of the most spectacular settings of any national capital, Cape Town is wonderful place to explore. The scenic Cape of Good Hope and the ancient estates of wine country are easily accessible on a day trip.

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Cape Town Extension

Africa’s Most Romantic City

Trip Details at-a-Glance

Cost From: $1995  
Length: 4 days
Arrive: Cape Town, South Africa
Depart: Cape Town, South Africa
Lodging: 3 nights hotel
Meals: Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Walking, Cultural Adventures
Trip Level: Cultural exploration and walking tours
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Visa Requirements

A visa is not required for U.S. citizens visting South Africa.

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Choosing the Right Trip

We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.

The town where modern South Africa was born has a glorious location on the mountainous Cape Peninsula along the blue waters of Table Bay. There is much to see, from Table Mountain to the famous botanical gardens at Kirstenbosch, where 10,000 species are cultivated on 1,000 acres. Close by is Stellenbosch and Franschhoek wine country and the Cape Point Nature Reserve, where the African continent ends. We're happy to customize all activities in Cape Town to suit your interests.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Cape Town

Arrive in Cape Town and transfer to the Commodore Hotel, a 4-star hotel with a great location just a short walk from the seafood restaurants and artisan shops along the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront (or upgrade to the Victoria & Alfred Hotel or the Cape Grace Hotel)...Meals on your own

Day 2
Cape Peninsula

Travel the spectacular coastline past the beaches of Camp Bay and the quaint fishing village of Hout Bay, then continue toward the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point for a dramatic view of the southwestern edge of Africa. After lunch, visit Boulder’s Beach, with its penguin colonies, and continue around the coast, heading back to Cape Town via the impressive Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Return to the hotel in the early evening...BL

Day 3
Winelands (or Robben Island), Khayelitsha, and Bo Kap

Enjoy a morning visit to the Stellenbosch and Franschhoek wine estates and an afternoon visit to Khayelitsha, South Africa’s largest township after Soweto, then head back to Cape Town for a visit to Bo Kap, the historic residential area of the Cape Malay Muslim community. Overnight at hotel...BL

Note: Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 25 years as a political prisoner, is now a fascinating museum. On the morning of Day 3, you can replace the winelands with a scenic ferry ride out to Robben Island in Table Bay. The island is a nature reserve and a poignant and fascinating memorial to South Africa’s long liberation struggle. Many of the island’s guides are former political prisoners.

Day 4
Cape Town / Johannesburg

Morning at leisure in Cape Town. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for the flight to Johannesburg...B

Extension Cost

Prices are for 2014

At the Commodore Hotel (First Class Option)

Low Season (April to September)
$1995 per person double occupancy
Solo traveler: $3195
Additional night with Breakfast: $240 per person, double occupancy, $320 single occupancy

High Season
$2095 per person double occupancy
Solo traveler: $3395
Additional night with Breakfast: $290 per person, double occupancy, $400 single occupancy

At the Victoria & Alfred Hotel (Deluxe Option)

Low Season (May 1-Aug 31, 2014)
$2195 per person double occupancy
Single supplement: $1000
Solo traveler: $3595
Additional Night with Breakfast: $300 per person double occupancy, $590 single occupancy

High Season (Jan 1-Apr 30, 2014 & Sep 1-Oct 31, 2014)
$2495 per person double occupancy
Single supplement: $1125
Solo traveler: $3995
Additional Night with Breakfast: $380 per person double occupancy, $750 single occupancy

At the Cape Grace Hotel (Valid through October 31, 2014)

$2895 per person double occupancy
Single supplement: $1195
Solo traveler: $5095
Additional Night with Breakfast: $415 per person double occupancy, $800 single occupancy

Prices are subject to change according to the South African Rand rate at the time of travel.

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Extension Cost Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Services of guides
  • Airport transfers
  • Activities as indicated

Extension Cost Does Not Include:

International airfare; additional hotel nights or extra costs that may be necessitated by airline changes; meals not specified (BLD) after each itinerary day; airport departure tax, items of personal nature (medical immunizations, visas, travel insurance, alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.); optional gratuities to hotel staff, transfer agents, drivers, and guides.

Commodore Hotel

Commodore Hotel (First Class Option)

Days 1 to 3 (3 nights), Cape Town, South Africa

The Commodore Hotel has an unbeatable location just a short walk from the shops and restaurants along the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. The ...
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The Victoria and Alfred Hotel

The Victoria and Alfred Hotel (Deluxe Option)

Days 1 to 3 (3 nights), Cape Town, South Africa

Built in 1904 as the North Quay Warehouse and converted in 1990 to a hotel, the V&A is just a few minutes’ walk from the shops, bars, and ...
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Cape Grace Hotel

Cape Grace Hotel (Deluxe Option)

Days 1 to 3 (3 nights), Cape Town, South Africa

The Cape Grace has understated elegance and a unique location on its own private quay on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Not surprisingly, it ...
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Note: Listed above are our signature accommodations for this trip. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.