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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: $1595  
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

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

At the Portswood Hotel (First Class Option)

Low Season (Apr-Sep 2016)

$1595 per person, double occupancy
Solo Traveler: $2195
Single supplement: $250

High Season (Oct-Mar 2016)

$1695 per person, double occupancy
Solo Traveler: $2495
Single supplement: $450

At the Victoria & Alfred Hotel (Deluxe Option)

Low Season (May 1-Aug 31 2016)

$1795 per person, double occupancy
Solo Traveler: $2995
Single supplement: $795

High Season (Jan 1-Apr 30 2016 & Sep 1-Oct 31 2016)

$1995 per person, double occupancy
Solo Traveler: $3395
Single supplement: $895

At the Cape Grace Hotel

$2395 per person, double occupancy
Solo Traveler: $4095
Single supplement: $1195

Prices are not guaranteed until services are confirmed.
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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.

Hotels in Cape Town

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

In Cape Town, we stay at one of the following properties, based on availability and choice of accommodation:

Note: Listed above are our signature accommodations for this trip. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.