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Cape Town Extension

Africa’s Most Romantic City


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.

The itinerary can be customized as needed, please call for details.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Cape Town

Arrive in Cape Town and transfer to The PortsWood Hotel, a centrally located hotel just a short walk from the seafood restaurants and artisan shops along the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront (or upgrade to the Cape Grace Hotel)...Meals on your own

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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

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Day 3
Robben Island, Townships, and Bo Kap or Winelands

Enjoy a scenic ferry ride out to the fascinating museum on Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 25 years as a political prisoner. 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. In the afternoon, enjoy a cultural visit to a nearby township, then head back to Cape Town for a visit to Bo Kap, the historic residential area of the Cape Malay Muslim community. Or, if you prefer, you have the option to spend the day in the renowned winelands of Stellenbosch, considered the unofficial capital of South Africa's wine country, and Franschhoek, a small town full of outstanding wineries and charming French influence. Overnight at hotel...BL

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Day 4
Cape Town / Johannesburg

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


Length: 4 days
Cost From: $1795  
Arrive: Cape Town, South Africa
Depart: Cape Town, South Africa
Lodging: 3 nights hotel
Meals: Meals as indicated
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.