Half Day Tours
MOTHER CITY HALF DAY TOUR
South Africa’s soul is represented through her people. Guests walk with their tour guide, back to a time long past of the ‘Cape of Storms’ which linked the infamous spice and trade routes of the world. Guests learn more about what it took to be a pioneer in unchartered terrain at a time when both the weather and people were highly volatile. Acquire a new skill taught by a community led project in Woodstock – one of the oldest suburbs of Cape Town – before exploring the Castle of Good Hope, walk in the Company Gardens, a photo opportunity at Cape Malay Quarter, and discover the secrets of the V&A Waterfront.
TABLE MOUNTAIN HALF DAY TOUR
The highlights of this half day tour includes a visit to the summit of Table Mountain, South Africa’s prominent landmark, on an aerial cableway (The cableway ticket is not included. Visits to the summit of Table Mountain are weather permitting). Other stops include the Malay Quarter, city centre, Company Gardens, the Castle of Good Hope (time permitting) and Diamond Works.
ITHEMBA LABS TECHNICAL TOUR
At the tip of Africa, and about 40 km, from Cape Town lies iThemba LABS (Laboratories for Accelerator Based Sciences). It is the premier particle accelerator facility on the African continent, and the only of its kind in the southern hemisphere. The workhorse of iThemba LABS is the k=200 Separated Sector Cyclotron (SSC) to provide accelerated particle beams. The SSC is currently used for two types of activities, namely isotope production for nuclear medicine and basic and applied research, which includes radiation biology, neutron physics and metrology. As a national facility of the National Research Foundation (NRF), iThemba LABS brings together competence and skills within a multidisciplinary environment to contribute to the advancement of knowledge and to build human capacity.
Full Day Tour
CAPE POINT FULL DAY TOUR
Cape Town is built on a mountainous peninsula. This full day tour is an ideal way to see the highlights of the city. Travel along the Atlantic seaboard with its white beaches and rugged mountains to Hout Bay. Visit the Cape Point Nature Reserve and the tip of the Cape Peninsula that has captivated travelers for centuries. The return journey to Cape Town takes guests along the False Bay coast with the option of visiting the colony of rare African Penguins at Boulders Beach (for own account). Visit the internationally-acclaimed Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden before returning to the hotel.
WINELANDS FULL DAY TOUR
The world-renowned Cape Winelands are situated about an hour’s drive from Cape Town. This tour travels through the premier wine-producing regions of Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. In addition to the wines, guests can expect breath-taking scenery. Each region is characterized by rugged mountain ranges and picturesque valleys with vineyards dotted along the route. Enjoy a cellar tour, and wine tastings at three top wine estates before embarking on a tour through the historic town of Stellenbosch where much of the original Cape-Dutch architecture has been preserved.
CAPE TOWN HIGHLIGHTS FULL DAY TOUR
Experience the highlights and gain an appreciation for the natural beauty of the Cape Peninsula. Travel along the Atlantic seaboard via Hout Bay and the iconic Chapman’s Peak Drive. Visit the Cape Point Nature Reserve at the southern tip of the Cape Peninsula; a feature that has captivated travellers and explorers for centuries with its dramatic scenery and fascinating history. Visit the quaint villages of Kalk Bay and St James. Continue onto the city centre, passing the Castle of Good Hope, visit the Company Gardens and Cape Malay Quarter, with the opportunity to taste traditional delicacies (own account), before taking in the city views from Signal Hill.