We are proud to present a 7 night experience in one of the most sought after cities in the world. We offer 3 meals a day with open menus; 28 excursions; your own cell phone for security and convenience; and a driver and guide 24/7.
What you will be doing
Culture, Wildlife, Sea Life, and Plants. You will discover Cape Town’s diverse array of energetic flavors, walk in Nelson Mandela’s footsteps and taste wine at verdant vineyards. We show you South Africa’s playground.
Arrive at Cape Town International Airport. Your Go Touch Down guide will meet you and transfer you to Burgundy Estate, where your 2-bedroom condo will be your home for the next 7 nights. Here you will be served a refreshing welcome drink and light snacks. You will have time to unpack and settle in before dinner.
Starting from the V & A Waterfront, tour the city’s historic sites from the hop-on-off double-decker, open-roof bus. First stop, Table Mountain, to take in the spectacular views from the cable car and of the summit. Visit the Two Oceans Aquarium, then travel on to sip champagne and view the famous South African Diamonds, Tanzanite and exquisite jewelry direct from one of the country’s largest diamond dealers.
Today you will learn about the many fine wines South Africa has to offer as you journey through the Winelands. The first visit is to beautiful Durbanville Hills where you will embark on a wine tour and partake in wine tasting. Then you will visit Neethlingshof Wine Estate where you will taste the complexities of South African wines. The next stop is Franschhoek, known as the Food and Wine Capital of South Africa.
Start with a visit to the Boulders Beach Penguin Colony in Simon’s Town. Continue on to Hout Bay for some leisure time at Mariners Wharf, the first emporium in Africa. Take in the countryside en-route to Cape Point Nature Reserve. Walk to the summit of Cape Point, then take the scenic cruise to Seal Island and see the Shipwreck in Maori Bay. Tour the World of Birds, featuring over 3,000 birds representing 400 species.
This morning you will be escorted to the monumental Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated. Your tour guide will be an ex-political prisoner with first-hand knowledge of the island. Return to the V & A Waterfront for leisure time to explore its local pubs, restaurants, and specialty shops and craft markets. Tonight we travel along the sunset strip of Camps Bay beach where you will savor a spectacular dinner.
After breakfast at Gordon’s Bay you will enjoy the scenic drive to Hermanus, known for the best land-based whale-watching in the world. In calving season you can see them meters from shore. After lunch, continue on to the renown Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens to witness some of the country’s most beautiful flora and fauna.
Today experience a half-day Township Tour and interact with the local community. You will start with District Six. Next, visit Langa, the location of much resistance to the apartheid era. The tour ends in Kayalitsha Township where you will enjoy a most memorable lunch. Next, visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Today marks the end of your Cape Town Tour. Take your time this morning to enjoy a final leisurely breakfast and to bid your Capetonian friends farewell. You can either transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your onward flight home, OR, spoil yourself and extend your stay in South Africa.
Where you will be staying
A blend of comfort, convenience and contemporary style, Burgundy Estate is your home away from home. Centrally located in the winelands of Cape Town, it also affords access to nearby restaurants and shops.
Your condo suite is situated in Burgundy Estate, bordering the vineyards of the lush Durbanville wine area and the Historic De Grendel wine farm, home of Sir DeVilliers Graaf. The 41 suites are contemporary and modern in their design and layout. Each has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, an open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area leading onto a patio with braai facilities.
What activities are included
With 28 excursions from wine tasting to whale watching, the world is your oyster. Meet the charming children of the townships, witness the Cape Floral Kingdom, shop and dine at V&A Waterfront. If you are up for it, dive with great white sharks!
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Situated at the foot of Table Mountain, within a stone’s throw from the Cape Town Stadium and in the heart of Cape Town’s working harbor, the V & A Waterfront offers the visitor an abundance of unforgettable experiences.
Embark on a short boat ride to the famous Robben Island. Here you will enjoy a guided tour of the island. From the 17th to the 20th centuries, Robben Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment.
Cape Point Nature Reserve
Explore the Atlantic coast with a scenic drive, passing through the cosmopolitan suburb of Sea Point and Camps Bay with its glorious views of the Twelve Apostles, part of the Table Mountain range.
Boulders Beach near Simon’s Town is home to the famous Boulders Beach Penguin Colony. Nowhere else can you get so close to these adorable creatures in their natural habitat. The large boulders around the sandy beach provide areas of shade and shelter from large waves and strong currents.
Table Mountain – Cable Car
Up, up and up we go to the top of Table Mountain, Cape Town’s biggest and most renowned attraction. Table Mountains main feature is a level plateau approximately 3 km (2 mi) from side to side and standing 3,563 ft above sea level.
Cape Town Double-Decker Bus Tour
The unique hop on, hop off city tour aboard the open top double-decker red bus is the ideal way to see the natural and historic sights of Cape Town. Just like in New York City, Washington D.C. or London, it frequently stops at all of the city’s must-see attractions.
Experience an exquisite fine dining lunch at Grand Provence Winery, one of the Top 10 restaurants in South Africa. Afterwards walk down the Main Street of Franschhoek, undoubtedly one of the most picturesque valleys in the entire country.
This award-winning wine tasting experience begins at Durbanville Hills, overlooking Table Mountain, Table Bay, and Robben Island, and not far from the historic winemaking town of Stellenbosch.
Harold Porter National Botanical Garden
The Botanical Garden is in the fynbos region and comprises 10 hectares of cultivated fynbos garden and 190 hectares of natural fynbos shrubland vegetation. The garden has several kilometers of nature trails which provide scenic views of mountains and coastline.
Cape Township Tour
This tour provides the unique experience of travelling through the three South Africa’s – The birth, where it all started, Apartheid South Africa, what happened then – the New South Africa, what is different since Nelson Mandela was released from prison.
Two Oceans Aquarium
The Two Oceans Aquarium is one of South Africa’s top tourist attractions. Foster a deeper understanding of the natural environment and connect to the two oceans that make up South Africa’s exquisite coastline: the Indian and the Atlantic.
World of Birds
Our tour today takes you to the largest bird park in Africa and one of the few large bird parks in the World. Over 3 000 birds (and small animals) of 400 different species are uniquely presented in more than 100 spacious landscaped walk through aviaries, allowing you the most intimate closeness with nature.
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch, against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain.
Hout Bay, once a fishing community, is now one of the most popular residential areas in the Cape. The harbor still has a charm of days gone by. Mariners Wharf is a tourist complex comprising of three very interesting and one of a kind souvenir shops.
Drumbeat Sea Charters
Join us aboard a one-hour special cruise trip to the ‘Seals & The Shipwreck’ where you’ll visit Duiker Island, home of the Cape Fur Seals, and then travel further along the Kabonkelberg Mountain range to Moari Bay to view the Shipwreck of the Boss 400.
The term “Rainbow Nation” not only applies South Africa’s people but also to our cuisine. This is especially true in Cape Town. All of your meals are included; breakfast, lunch and dinner. You will savor everything from Sushi to traditional South African specialties. Here are some highlights.
Located along the unspoiled shores of the West Coast, Moyo Bloubergstrand embodies the modern, vibrant soul of the African culture through its exceptional Seafood, African and South African cuisine as well as their inspired entertainment.
Nestled within the Franschhoek Valley in the Western Cape, surrounded by 47-acres of lush vines, this is heartland South African wine country at its finest. The ambiance is classical elegance and the menus exude culinary excellence.
The Wharfside Grill located at Mariners Wharf in Hout Bay, is regarded as one of Africa’s best seafood restaurants. The nostalgic family restaurant is noted for its themed seafood menu as well as its authentic harborside ambiance and spectacular views of the colorful fishing boats in the harbor.
Situated on Nitida Wine Farm in the heart of the Durbanville Wine Valley, here at Cassia, eating is a stylish yet friendly experience with menus highlighting local and seasonal ingredients.
Bloemendal Restaurant is positioned on top of one of the highest hills in the Northern Suburbs. With a panoramic view of the Cape Peninsula, you are sure to experience the best sunsets along with a spectacular Cape Cuisine Buffet.