Trip Details at-a-Glance
|Arrive:||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Depart:||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Lodging:||3 nights hotel|
|Meals:||Breakfasts and 2 lunches included|
Cultural explorations and walking tours
Visa RequirementsA visa is not required for U.S. citizens visting South Africa.
Our Trips using this Extension
Great Hikes and Game Parks of South Africa
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.
Cape Town is a beautiful city with a glorious location on the mountainous Cape Peninsula along the blue waters of Table Bay. We’ve designed a fascinating extension that reflects the town’s historical and natural wonders—and even offers the opportunity to participate in a shark dive if you’re so inclined! Accommodations are at the stylish Cape Grace Hotel, a member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
Upon arrival in Cape Town you will be met and transferred to the Cape Grace Hotel, voted by Readers of Condé Nast Traveler as “the best hotel in the world” and located on its own private quay on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront...meals on your own
With your guide, 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. Return to the hotel in the early evening...BL
Note: You may replace the activities of Day 3 with an exciting Shark Dive excursion. Enjoy a day in famed Shark Alley for the thrill of a “cage dive” to view magnificent great white sharks from underwater (no dive experience necessary). Begin with an early morning start and a two-hour drive to Gansbaai, where you have breakfast and an orientation on arrival. A 30-minute boat ride then takes you to Shark Alley, a shallow channel that is the world’s best place to see great white sharks. The skipper anchors the boat and baits the sharks, and you have the opportunity to view from the deck or to enter a special diving cage just below the surface. A light lunch is included, served on board. The boat returns to Cape Town by the late afternoon.
Robben Island, Khayelitsha, and Bo Kap
Enjoy a scenic ferry ride across Table Bay to the fascinating museum of Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 25 years as a political prisoner. The island is now 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. This afternoon, enjoy a 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
In the mid-morning, begin our Adventuring in South Africa trip with a tour up Table Mountain or transfer to the airport for your flights onward...B
Prices are for 2015
$2295 per person, double occupancy
Solo Traveler: $4295
Single supplement: $1195
Prices are not guaranteed until services are confirmed.
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Extension Cost Includes:
- Three nights accommodations at the Cape Grace Hotel
- Breakfasts and 2 lunches included
- Services of guides
- Airport transfer
- All touring activities as noted
- Entrance fees
Extension Cost Does Not Include:International airfare, any additional hotels accommodations as need due to your travel schedule, meals not indicated on itinerary (BLD), items of a personal nature such as medical immunizations, visas, travel insurance, laundry, telephone, internet, etc., optional gratuities to staff, transfer agents, drivers, and guides.
Cape Grace Hotel
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 is a member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World. The rooms and common areas are very stylish, the staff is superbly trained, and there are wonderful views of the harbor, marina, and Table Mountain. This hotel is extraordinary for its tasteful decor and exceptional location. Readers of Condé Nast Traveler voted the Cape Grace “the best hotel in the world” in the magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards.
Note: Listed above are our signature accommodations for this trip. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.