Combine the highlights of the Cape Peninsula with South Africa's oldest wine region
A great day out if you're not venturing to the Stellenbosch or Franschhoek wine regions a little further away, but this way you get to experience the magic of Constantia, the cradle of South Africa's wine region whose farms date back to the 1680's.
Take the epic coastal drive down the mountainous Cape Peninsula to the Cape of Good Hope, stopping en route to visit the African penguin colony at Boulders.
Relive the history and drama of ancient explorers by visiting the old Cape Point lighthouse, 250m above the Atlantic Ocean, and enjoy views down South Africa's highest sea cliffs to the Cape of Good Hope below.
Keep an eye out for the local wildlife as you go - baboons, ostriches, antelope (eland and bontebok) and the elusive Cape mountain zebra. We may or may not see them, so every sighting is a treat.
Enjoy lunch at the Two Oceans restaurant at Cape Point before taking a drive down to the Cape of Good Hope.
Travel via the mountain pass to Constantia, and taste some of the world class wines on offer.
Take the magnificent coastal drive down the Cape Peninsula towards the Cape of Good Hope, past beaches and through charming local communities.
On the way down, take a short walk to the African penguin colony at Boulders.
Enter the National Park where you might see some of the local wildlife.
At Cape Point, take the funicular (tram) up the hill, or if you prefer, walk up the path, to the old lighthouse at the top. Enjoy views down South Africa's highest sea cliffs to the Atlantic Ocean and Cape of Good Hope 250m below.
Enjoy lunch at the Two Oceans restaurant with outstanding food including some of the best seafood, and views to match!
Then drive down to visit the Cape of Good Hope.
Travel via the mountain pass to the Constantia wine valley and visit two wineries where you can sample some of their world class wine while taking in the beautiful natural surrounds and old world ambiance, before returning to Cape Town.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will pick you up from your hotel in Cape Town - or on the dock if you are coming off a cruise ship.
End location: I will drop you off at your hotel.
If you prefer, I can drop you at the V&A Waterfront, the Table Mountain cable car station, or elsewhere in central Cape Town.
Duration: 9 hours 30 min.
Pick up at 08:00.
Normally drop off between 17:00 & 18:00.
Weather and traffic can affect our progress. From mid December to mid January, heavy traffic can be expected in and around major tourist sites and beaches.
2012 Mercedes Vito touring van seating 7 passengers. Fitted with headset microphone & p.a. system. With air conditioning, carpets, individually adjustable reclining seats.
Service of professionally qualified tour guide,
Vehicle and fuel,
National Park entrance,
Boulders penguin colony entrance,
Two wine tastings.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
300 South African Rand - Lunch should cost between R200 and R400 (credit cards accepted).
The funicular (tram) at Cape Point, should you choose to take it up the hill instead of walking, costs R50.
Wine purchases can be made (credit cards accepted), but there's no obligation. Many good restaurants you might visit in the evening do permit you to bring your own bottle.
Cape Point Funicular (tram),
I am licensed to guide in 5 of South Africa's 9 provinces: The Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Gauteng and North West.
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We had an amazing day with Craig. He was knowledgeable and informative and able to provide answers to all our questions. His experience of the route enabled him to ensure we were not caught up in long queues and he knew just the spots for a great photograph. He was also responsive to our needs too and blended them into his plan. He was pleasant and friendly but remained professional throughout and we would recommend him unreservedly.