Tours & Activities in & around Cape Town Pt. 1

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Craft Brewery Half Day Tour from Cape Town » NEW!
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Cape Town Food Tasting Tour » NEW!
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Table Mountain Hike in Cape Town (approx. 4 hrs) » NEW!
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Cultural Cape Town - Langa and Khayelitsha (approx. 4 hrs) » NEW!
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Cape Town Dinner and Show at Richard's Supper Stage and Bistro (approx. 4 hrs) » NEW!
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Traditional South African Dinner Experience: Dancing, Drumming, and Interactive Performances at Gold Restaurant (4hrs) » NEW!
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Cape Town Jazz Safari (4.5 - 5 hrs) »
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Table Mountain Bike Tour from Cape Town (approx 3 hrs) »
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Cage Diving with Great White Sharks from Cape Town (8-10 hrs) »
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Township Tour of Cape Town (approx 4 hrs) »
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Afternoon Tea at Cape Town’s Mount Nelson Hotel (appox 3.5hrs) »
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Cape Malay Cultural Tour of Cape Town (approx 4 hrs) »
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Cape Town Food Tasting Tour (approx 4hrs) » NEW!
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Vineyard Cycle Meander Tour - 8hrs »
Stellenbosch
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Cape Town / Gansbaai
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Abseil Table Mountain (1 hrs) »
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Cape Winelands Tour (approx 9 hrs) »
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Cape Point Tour (approx. 4 hrs) »
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Cape Peninsula Tour (9 hrs) »
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Walk to Freedom Tour including Robben Island (8 hrs) »
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Craft Brewery Half Day Tour from Cape Town (approx. 5hrs) NEW!
Spend the afternoon visiting craft breweries in Paarl and Stellenbosch. This tour is sure to get you educated on the process of beer making and how various beers taste. There are many other activities to explore while you at the Spice Route which allows for a fun filled and memorable day out!  
 

Cape Town Food Tasting Tour (approx. 4hrs) NEW!
Unleash your inner foodie on this 4-hour food tasting tour of Cape Town. With an expert guide, sink your teeth into an array of South African dishes and discover the history behind the country’s incredible ‘rainbow cuisine.’ Visit the historical Bo-Kaap neighborhood to sample popular Cape Malay snacks, and head to a township, where you’ll try loxion food in a local’s home. You’ll also snack on street food and learn about South Africa’s culinary heritage. Numbers limited to 12, ensuring a small-group experience.  
 

Table Mountain Hike in Cape Town (approx. 4 hrs) NEW!
Hike to the peak of stunning Table Mountain on this 4-hour tour in Cape Town and enjoy breathtaking city, coast and countryside views! Led by a friendly local guide, the leisurely paced hike follows a picture-perfect route to Platteklip Gorge, culminating at the mountain’s flat-topped ridge. Pose for photos, ogle views over the Cape of Good Hope and the mountain range known as the Twelve Apostles, and then descend to Cape Town.
Start your tour with a hotel pickup and then meet your guide at the base of Table Mountain — South Africa’s iconic flat-topped mountain that dominates the city of Cape Town. Both a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the New7Wonders of Nature, the mountain boasts incredible scenery with stunning vistas plus flora and fauna, too.
 
 

Cultural Cape Town - Langa and Khayelitsha (approx. 4 hrs) NEW!
This cultural tour showcases some of the oldest monuments and historical sights in Cape Town. See Langa, the oldest formal township and the Gugulethu township. Visit the largest informal settlement - Khayelitsha, before popping in to a shebeen where you will meet and interact with the local community.
On this Cultural Tour you will visit Bo Kaap, also known as the Malay Quarter of Cape Town. Many of the inhabitants are decendants of people from Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and Malaysia who were enslaved by the Dutch in the 17th and 18th centuries. The area is well known for the colorfully painted houses which line the steep and narrow streets.
Continue to Langa, the oldest formal township, before continuing to the Gugulethu township to view local crafters at work. Next you will visit Khayelitsha, South Africa's largest and fastest growing township, with it's vibrant culture and people. Visit a shebeen (tavern) and meet and interact with the local community.
 
 

Cape Town Dinner and Show at Richard's Supper Stage and Bistro (approx. 4 hrs) NEW!
Delve into the spirit of Cape Town with an evening of pan-African cuisine, music and dance performances at Gold Restaurant! You’ll savor a 14-course meal served in an elegant and vibrant atmosphere that features performances by top-notch drummers, singers, and dancers along with larger-than-life Mali puppets. You’ll even have the chance to learn to play the djembe drum and join the festivities. Get a taste of African culinary and cultural arts on this memorable evening in Cape Town!  
 

Traditional South African Dinner Experience: Dancing, Drumming, and Interactive Performances at Gold Restaurant (4hrs) NEW!
Delve into the spirit of Cape Town with an evening of pan-African cuisine, music and dance performances at Gold Restaurant! You’ll savor a 14-course meal served in an elegant and vibrant atmosphere that features performances by top-notch drummers, singers, and dancers along with larger-than-life Mali puppets. You’ll even have the chance to learn to play the djembe drum and join the festivities. Get a taste of African culinary and cultural arts on this memorable evening in Cape Town!  
 

Cape Town Jazz Safari (4.5 - 5 hrs)
Seek out the soul of Cape Town on a unique Jazz Safari, taking you to the heart of South Africa’s world-renowned jazz scene. Meet local jazz artists and listen to live performances in an evening that’s sure to hit all the high notes for culture lovers and music fans alike.
Visit the home of a local jazz musician for dinner, drinks, and an exclusive live performance. Hosts include famous jazz cat names such as Mac McKenzie, Hilton Schilder and Blackie Tempi, who are sure to keep you entertained with anecdotes about Cape Town's thriving Jazz scene, spirit and culture.
 
 

Table Mountain Bike Tour from Cape Town (approx. 3 hrs)
Unleash your adventurous streak on this three-hour mountain biking tour on Cape Town's iconic landmark, Table Mountain. Enjoy a fun-filled dirt track riding experience while discovering the true beauty of the mountain slopes!
Before hitting the tracks a complimentary hotel pick up by mini van will bring you to the very top of Table Mountain where you will take in stunning views of Cape Town City, Table Bay and Robben Island.
You will then bike the 'Double Descent' downhill route on the lower slopes of Table Mountain - the perfect track for beginners. This is an excellent tour for those keen to try some off-road biking with an expert guide. After an action packed bike ride you will be dropped off at your hotel.
 
 

Cage Diving with Great White Sharks from Cape Town (8-10 hrs)
You may think you’re a fear-defying thrill lover, but can you handle the ultimate heart-pounding experience? Find out in Cape Town by cage diving with great white sharks! This full-day shark-diving experience takes you out into the open ocean off the shore of Gansbaai and puts you within touching distance of one of the world’s most feared predators. Before jumping in, you'll learn about the sharks from the onboard marine biologist and expert guides. Breakfast and snacks are included.  
 

Township Tour of Cape Town (appox 4 hrs)
Take a different look at Cape Town on this eye-opening township tour, led by a knowledgeable local guide. Stepping away from the history of the dark Apartheid days, the tour instead focuses on the townships’ future, and you’ll learn about ongoing plans to transform the townships from ramshackle to regenerate. Meet local leaders in Langa and Manenberg and sample typical Xhosa food, cooked by welcoming members of these vibrant communities.  
 

Afternoon Tea at Cape Town’s Mount Nelson Hotel (appox 3.5 hrs)
Enjoy a few hours of sheer indulgence with an afternoon tea at Cape Town’s prestigious Mount Nelson Hotel. A tradition that dates back to the city’s colonial heritage, afternoon tea is a much-loved pastime in South Africa, and the Mount Nelson is considered the finest place in the city to experience it. Dine on a decadent selection of finger sandwiches, pastries and cakes, and sip on quality loose-leaf teas. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included so you can enjoy your afternoon out with ease.  
 

Cape Malay Cultural Tour of Cape Town (appox 4 hrs)
Discover Cape Town’s cultural heritage on a 4-hour Cape Malay tour led by an expert guide. As the oldest city in South Africa, Cape Town boasts a culture that draws on its colonial heritage as well as influences from its immigrant communities like the Cape Malays. On your tour, visit one of the oldest Cape Malay communities in the city -- Bo-Kaap (also known as the Malay Quarter) – and learn of its history on a tour of Bo-Kaap Museum. Walk through the streets of the City Bowl neighborhood and then finish your tour with a traditional South African meal at a private local home.  
 

Cape Town Food Tasting Tour (4hrs) - NEW!
Unleash your inner foodie on this 4-hour food tasting tour of Cape Town. With an expert guide, sink your teeth into an array of South African dishes and discover the history behind the country’s incredible ‘rainbow cuisine.’ Visit the historical Bo-Kaap neighborhood to sample popular Cape Malay snacks, and head to a township, where you’ll try loxion food in a local’s home. You’ll also snack on street food and learn about South Africa’s culinary heritage. Numbers limited to 12, ensuring a small-group experience.  
 

Cape Town City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Hop-on, hop-off as you explore Cape Town onboard an open top double decker bus which offers two routes to choose from. This is the easiest way to get around town and see all the sights in just one day.
Bustling and beautiful, the cosmopolitan nature of Cape Town means that one never tires of the multitude of experiences it has to offer.
With great views from the top of the bus, strategically placed stops and an interesting commentary, this truly is the best way to see the sights of Cape Town.
You can hop-on and off as many times as you like aboard this open top double decker bus. There are 13 stops on the red route and 9 stops on the blue route, and each entire route takes approximately two hours and 15 minutes. The bus departs every 45 - 60 minutes from each stop and tickets are valid for 24 hours from first use.
Also see: TravelComments.com official blog about the "Cape Town City Hop-on Hop-off Tour (incl. video)"
 
 

Vineyard Cycle Meander Tour - 8hrs
The aim of this tour is to provide a fun and different experience of touring the winelands, where tourists will be encouraged to socialise with one another and the winelands' inhabitants in a carefree and relaxed way, whilst taking in the sights and smells of the beautiful surroundings. Many of the wineries offer fantastic deals and rates on their great wines which are available to all guests on Bikes 'n Wines. This wine can be bought at the various wineries along the way and delivered back to the Eco-village where it can be brought back to Cape Town on the train.
The one hour train trip departs from Cape Town station and arrives at the Lynedoch School & Eco-Village just before the Spier Wine Estate. Here, tourists will collect their bicycles and begin cycling a pre-defined route, led by their tour guide. The tour will consist of tasting at 4 or 5 wine farms with a stop for lunch in-between. Lunch is not included, but you will be provided with a snack pack to keep you going along the way. The total distance of the tour will span 14-20 km and will be a full-day tour. The cycling is casual and doesn't require spectacular Lance Armstrong fitness levels!
The tour then returns to the Eco-Village where the bikes are returned and guests then make their way back to Cape Town on the train.
 
 

Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
Tour South Africa's Cape Peninsula and you'll be treated to spectacular views on this tour. A rocky peninsula protruding 75 kilometres into the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Peninsula forms the south western fringe of the African continent. Set out on a scenic drive along the meandering coastal roads and you will enjoy stunning views of the coastline.
Stroll past the ‘flowering' foliage at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and you will see penguins at Boulders Beach's penguin colony. With panoramic views and colourful flora, this tour is a must for nature lovers visiting South Africa!
 
 

Cape Town Township Tour
Revisit South Africa’s history on this cultural tour to Bo Kaap and Langa townships in Cape Town. Stroll down the narrow cobblestone streets of Bo Kaap and you will come across brightly coloured houses and mosques.
At the oldest township of Langa, where the black Africans were rehabilitated, you can meet with the locals and learn of their cultural beliefs. Witness the community spirit of Gugulethu and Khayelitsha townships, where friendly residents will share the experiences of their ancestors and traditional customs that have been carried forward from bygone eras.
Don’t forget to pick up some exquisite craftwork as a souvenir to take home. Indulge in the township’s favourite pass time- drinking, eating and making merry at a shebeen!
 
 

Great White Shark Cage Diving Tour
If you're looking to add some excitement to your South African excursion, take this Great White Shark Cage Diving tour for a spine-tingling encounter with the predatory mammal. Take a boat ride to Dyer Island which promises an encounter with a school of Great White Sharks in the depths of the ocean. The close proximity of the giant predator as it inspects your cage will send a surge of adrenalin through your body.
If you rather prefer not dive, then gaze at the sharks from above as these mighty creatures break the surface of the water. In addition, you will also see Jackass Penguins, Oystercatchers and seals.
 
 

Cape Peninsula Tour
Tour South Africa’s Cape Peninsula and you’ll be treated to spectacular views. A rocky peninsula protruding 75 kilometres into the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Peninsula forms the south western fringe of the African continent. Set out on a scenic drive along the meandering coastal roads to Chapman's Peak and you will enjoy stunning views of the coastline.
Stroll past the ‘flowering’ foliage at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and you will see penguins at Boulders Beach’s penguin colony. With panoramic views and colourful flora, this tour is a must for nature lovers visiting South Africa!
 
 

Cape Point Tour
Travel along meandering coastal roads and rocky landforms on this tour to Cape Point in South Africa. Wind your way along the 9 kilometre mountainous route that leads to the striking Chapman’s Peak. Affording stunning views at each of its 114 turns, you will be riveted by South Africa’s beauty from the word go!
Stroll amidst the flowering foliage of the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Wander around Simon’s Town and experience a sense of serenity in its quiet environs. Tour of Cape Point will give you a firsthand look at South Africa’s stunning beauty and its quaint seaside villages.
 
 

Table Mountain Abseil (1 hrs)
Take in the magnificent panoramic vista of Cape Town before repelling yourself from 1000 metres above the deep blue Atlantic Ocean. Table Mountain’s ‘Long Drop’ is the world’s highest commercial abseil and the 112-metre controlled descent is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. No climbing experience is necessary to enjoy this awe-inspiring adventure.  
 

Cape Winelands Tour (approx. 9 hrs)
Start off with a visit to Paarl in the spectacular Paarl Valley and the chance to sample the first wines of the day. Learn more about the processes and techniques involved in wine-making on a cellar tour at one of the local estates, before heading north-west to the picturesque village of Franschhoek, often referred to as the gourmet capital of South Africa. Continue to the historic town of Stellenbosch at the heart of the country's wine region for more tastings before relaxing on the picturesque journey back to Cape Town through mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads.  
 

Cape Point Tour (approx. 4 hrs)
An early morning drive takes you past the pristine beaches of Camps Bay, Clifton and the millionaires’ paradise of Llandudno, to glorious Hout Bay, a picturesque fishing harbour bordered by mountain peaks. From here wind your way along Chapman’s Peak Drive, a breathtaking coastal road hacked out of the mountain cliffs - to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, home to an abundance of flora and fauna including mountain zebra, eland and ostriches. Continue along the beautiful coastline to Boulders Beach and the optional chance to visit the enchanting penguin colony. Your return to Cape Town takes you via the beautiful scenery of Simon's Town, Fish Hoek and the popular holiday resort of Muizenberg.  
 

Cape Peninsula Tour (9 hrs)
A scenic drive along the Atlantic coast through Africa’s most desirable neighbourhoods, brings you to glorious Hout Bay and the opportunity to join a short boat trip to Seal Island to view the Cape Fur Seals in their natural habitat (additional cost, payable locally). From here, the tour continues along the stunning Chapman's Peak Drive - a winding road hacked out of the mountain cliffs - to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and its scenic viewing point. Amid the dramatic sea and mountain views, numerous species including antelope, baboons, ostriches and zebra flourish. The tour concludes with an enchanting visit to the Penguin colony at Boulders Beach and Simon’s Town, one of South Africa’s Oldest European settlements.  
 

Walk to Freedom Tour including Robben Island (8 hrs)
The day begins with a visit to the cobbled streets, brightly coloured houses and mosques of the Bo Kaap (Malay Quarter) and then continue to the District Six Museum, which documents the tragic disintegration of this once-vibrant community by the Apartheid Government. Experience a slice of township life in Langa - the oldest Apartheid housing scheme in the Western Cape and Guguletu including the opportunity to visit a shebeen (pub!). Contemplate this land of contrasts over lunch in the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront district before embarking on a three-hour cruise of the bay and visit to Robben Island to follow in the footsteps of Nelsen Mandela.  
 

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