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CITY TOUR AND TABLE MOUNTAIN
The Mother City tour will show you the oldest building in town, the Castle of Good Hope and continue along the vibrant Heerengracht– and Adderley Streets, passing the Groote Kerk to the Cultural History Museum. A cable car ride will take you to the top of Table Mountain (weather permitting), the most well-known landmark in Cape Town. We continue with a stroll through the former Vegetable Gardens of the Dutch East Indian Company and visit the South African Museum. View the Malay Quarters, after driving through the scenic Tamboerskloof and Greenmarket Square, ending at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront with abundance of shops, restaurants and entertainment areas.
(The excursion up Table Mountain is not included in the rate. If the weather permits, please pay for the ticket to your tour guide. This tour can end either at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront or at your hotel/guest house.)
CAPE MALAY HERITAGE
Assalaamu alaykum – a Bo-Kaap greeting – traditionally known as the Cape Malay Quarters. The first inhabitants settled over 300 years ago and the only land of South Africa that survived the apartheid era. We start at the Bo-Kaap Museum, which was restored to its original scale and depicting the history and origin of Malay people. Further highlights include the first Mosque built in South Africa and the first house erected in the area. Walk along narrow cobbled streets and interact with local people. Panoramic view from a traditional burial ground which house two shrines of saints buried in the area. End the day enjoying traditional Malay cake and tea in a private home.
(This excursion can only be combined with our city tour.)
CAPE OF GOOD HOPE NATURE RESERVE
Leaving the city we travel pass the coastal suburbs of Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bay to Hout Bay. Short stop at Hout Bay harbor and continue via scenic Chapman’s Peak Drive (if open) with its spectacular views over the Atlantic Ocean. Enter the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and drive to the tip of the peninsular. We proceed along the coast to Simon’s Town and stop at Boulders Beach Penguin colony. Continue via Fishhoek and Muizenberg to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, surrounded by a kingdom of Proteas, South Africa’s national flower (when in season).
Leaving the city on the N1 our first stop is Paarl and the impressive Afrikaans Language monument. We join a cellar tour and enjoy an introduction to different South African wines. We continue to the small town of Franschhoek, first founded by the French Huguenots. We visit the Huguenot Memorial and continue over Hellshoogte Pass to Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa. Visit the Dorpsmuseum, with its 4 dwellings depicting the different eras of the Cape. Oom Samie se Winkel, a Victorian shop, is a worthwhile stop. Enjoy another wine tasting before returning to Cape Town.