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Unforgettable Cape Town Tours with Southern Circle

R1620

Full Day Whale Watching Tour (Code: SCCF)

Watch the Southern Right Whale in its natural habitat with Cape Town sightseeing tours in Hermanus This whale watching tour takes you to Hermanus to watch mostly the Southern Right Whale, breed and rear their young. Afterwards we return via the very scenic coastal route of Betty’s Bay, Gordon’s Bay and Somerset West. If time permits your route will also take you on tantalizing wine tours in Cape Town South Africa vie the estate of Bouchard Finlayson  or Hamilton Russell for wine tasting. In whale season, July-November, whales and their young come very close to the shoreline. NOTE: Other tours that include whale watching and some whale stories. Cape Peninsula Day Tour (Code: SCCK) – Cape Town to Cape Town 4 Day Garden Route Tour (Code: SCCD) – Cape Town to Port Elizabeth  –  OR  –  The same tour from Port Elizabeth (Code: SCCE)

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R16500

6 Day Durban to Cape Town Guided Tour (Code: SCDP)

This tour includes the rugged Wild Coast and the scenic Garden Route.  But first, it follows the lush, sub-tropical coastline from Durban on the East Coast.  If  ends in Cape Town, situated in the southwestern corner!  DAY 1  South Coast – Wild Coast (Durban – Cape Town) The drive from Durban along the South Coast takes you through lush subtropical vegetation and numerous holiday villages dotted along the seaboard. We visit the scenic Oribi Gorge and some beautiful little beaches. You turn inland and enter the Eastern Cape Province, the former homeland of Transkei, and traverse over hilly grasslands dotted with Xhosa homesteads, through valleys and clear streams. The final part of today is via tiny hamlets on the rugged Wild Coast and check into our hotel on the edge of the sea. Overnight Mbotyi Lodge. DAY 2 Wild Coast You travel to Umtata, the capital of the former homeland. We visit the Nelson Mandela Museum and travel south towards our lodge. The lodge is nestled in the middle of the beautiful Chintsa Bay on the Wild Coast, surrounded by rolling hills, lush tropical beach forests. Situated on the dunes, it also overlooks the warm Indian Ocean. Overnight Crawford Beach Lodge. DAY 3 Addo Elephant National Park – Port Elizabeth After breakfast overlooking the shimmering Indian Ocean, you depart. The morning’s journey takes us to East London, the only river port in South Africa. This is also the place where a prehistoric coelacanth was caught in 1938. We travel along the coast and enjoy the lush vegetation and rugged coastline. You visit Port Alfred, an outstanding holiday village situated on the Kowie River mouth and travel to Grahamstown. The small cathedral city is considered the art capital of South Africa and is steeped in history. At the Addo National Elephant Park

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R10980

4 Day Garden Route Guided Tour – Cape Town to Cape Town (Code: SCCH)

Day 1.  Cape Town – Mossel Bay – George – Knysna Depart from Cape Town on the Garden Route tour and drive eastwards via Sir Lowry’s Pass. Travel through the famous apple country of Grabouw to Swellendam and Mossel Bay. Here you visit arguably the oldest post office in Africa, the Post Office Tree. This is the site where the Portuguese explorer, Bartholomeu Dias, made first landfall in 1488. From here you truly enter the Garden Route and travel past George via the Wilderness Lakelands to Knysna. Overnight at Augusta Bay Lodge. Day 2.  Knysna – Plettenberg Bay – Tsitsikamma National Park You explore Knysna and travel further to Plettenberg Bay for a short visit. Then you traverse through magnificent scenic river valley passes. You visit the Tsitsikamma National Park (Khoisan for ‘The place of much water’). Stretching over one hundred kilometres of wild and rocky coastline characterised by massive cliffs, narrow isolated beaches and shady indigenous forests along the river valleys, the parks impresses! Your next stop is Storms River with the impressive Paul Sauer Bridge, towering 139 m above the valley. We return to Knysna via the “Big Tree” and spend the last part of the afternoon exploring the Heads at Knysna.   Overnight at Augusta Bay Lodge. Day 3.  Knysna – George – Oudtshoorn After breakfast you board a boat for a short trip on the Knysna Lagoon. Depart from Knysna and travel to George. From here you drive via the scenic Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn. The town is known as the ‘Feather Capital’ of the world as we find the largest concentration of ostrich farms in the world here. We visit the Cango Caves, regarded as one of South Africa’s foremost natural wonders. The fascinating calcite caves comprises an underground wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites.  Overnight at La Plume Guest Lodge. Day 4.  Oudtshoorn – Montagu –

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3 Day Garden Route Guided Tour – Cape Town to Port Elizabeth (Code: SCCA)

DAY 1. Cape Town – Wine Estate – Route 62 – Oudtshoorn Depart and drive eastwards towards the Garden Route. Traverse via the beautiful Du Toit’s Kloof Mountains and the Breede Valley Wine region. Also called heartland of South Africa’s Brandy producers, travel further via the Robertson and Montague wine regions.You visit one of the many Wine Estates one the first day for wine tours throughout Cape Town South Africa for a wine tasting. Continue via Route 62 through the Little Karoo with its many unique mountain ranges and vegetation to Oudtshoorn.  We visit an Ostrich Show Farm for some exceptional experiences with these strange birds! Overnight at La Plume Lodge outside Oudtshoorn, also called the “Feather capital” of the world, as over ninety percent of the world’s ostrich farms are found here. (Dinner included) DAY 2.  Cango Caves – George – Wilderness – Knysna You visit the Cango Caves, regarded as one of South Africa’s foremost natural wonders. The fascinating calcite caves comprise an underground wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites. You can do an optional visit to the Cango wildlife ranch. The Ranch encompasses over 90 different species of animals. They provide guided tours which are fundamental in educating the public. It provides each species with a voice, and highlighting animal and environmental issues. You travel past Oudtshoorn, over the Outeniqua Mountains via George and Wilderness along the Wilderness National Park lakes area. Skirt around the lakes to Knysna.  On the edge of the Knysna Lagoon is its entrance to the sea guarded by two promontories known as the “Heads”. The area also falls within a National Park proclaimed to conserve the extraordinary natural beauty of the lakelands and adjacent indigenous forests. Knysna also offers shopping opportunities of unusual locally made art and craft, etc. Overnight at Augusta Bay Lodge

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R10850

4 Day Garden Route Guided Tour from Cape Town (Code: SCCD)

This guided tour departs  from Cape Town and traverse through this exceptional scenic area in a relaxed manner, visiting must-see areas and finallyending up in Port Elizabeth the afternoon of the 4th day! Our small group tours create an exclusive feel in luxurious comfort.  DAY 01. Cape Town – Hermanus – Swellendam – Mossel Bay (Cape Garden Route) Depart on the Cape Garden Route tour at around 09h00. We continue eastwards towards the Garden Route. The road takes us via a beautiful coastal route between Gordon’s Bay and the beautiful seaside town of Hermanus. (Hermanus is also arguably the best place in the World to spot Whales from land – July to Dec). After lunch you continue to Mossel Bay and visit famous Cape Town tourist attractions such as the oldest post office in Africa.   A huge hollow tree was used to hide the post at the site of the first landfall, made by the Portuguese explorer Bartholomew Dias in 1488. Overnight  at Bar -T-Nique Guesthouse in Mosselbay. DAY 02.  Mossel Bay – Oudtshoorn – Cango Caves – Ostrich Farm. Travel over the scenic Outeniqua Mountains to the Little Karoo and we visit an Ostrich Show Farm for some unique experiences. Here we learn about these amazing flightless birds.  You visit the Cango caves regarded as one of South Africa’s foremost natural wonders. The calcite caves comprise an underground wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites. Afterwards; you visit Oudtshoorn, also called the “Feather capital” of the world, because  we find over ninety percent of the world’s ostrich farms here. Overnight at La Plume Lodge outside Oudtshoorn. DAY 03.  Oudtshoorn – Cango Wildlife Ranch – Garden Route – Knysna After breakfast you visit the Cango Wildlife Ranch and Valley of Ancients, an endangered species breeding facility. Then depart for George and Wilderness National Park. You skirt around the lakes with stops at scenic viewpoints

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R7340

3 Day Garden Route Tour – Port Elizabeth to Cape Town (Code: SCCB)

 This 3 day Garden Route tour offers a quick insight into this diverse and scenic area. The emphasis is on affordable luxury and comfort utilizing small 4 star type lodges.  Guided transport is in luxury 7-seater or smaller air-conditioned vehicles. DAY 1 Port Elizabeth – Garden Route – Knysna You depart on this 3 day Garden Route Tour from Port Elizabeth, also called the ‘Friendly City’ towards the Garden Route and along the N2 national route. Arrive at Storms River with the impressive Paul Sauer bridge across the valley towering some one hundred and thirty- nine metres above the river. Now truly in the Garden Route, our next stop is at Tsitsikamma National Park (Khoisan for the place of much water). The park stretches over one hundred kilometres of wild and rocky coastline characterized by massive cliffs, narrow isolated beaches, and shady indigenous forests along the river valleys. You can do a relaxing walk/hike to the suspension bridge stretching over the mouth of the Storms River. You now travel to The Bloukrans Bridge, 216 metres (709 feet) above the Bloukrans River. The Bloukrans Bungee is the world’s highest commercial bungee bridge and is the highest commercial natural bungee jump in the world! You visit Birds of Eden. This unique two hectare dome (the world’s largest), spans over a gorge of indigenous forest. It is currently home to over 3,500 birds from over 220 species, with the main focus being African birds. Travelling past Plettenberg Bay to Knysna on the edge of the Knysna Lagoon with its entrance to the sea guarded by two promontories known as the ‘Heads’. The area also falls within a National Park of the Garden Route proclaimed to conserve the extraordinary natural beauty of the Lakeland and adjacent indigenous forests. Knysna also offers shopping opportunities of unusual locally made art

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R10850

4 Day Garden Route Tour – Port Elizabeth to Cape Town (Code: SCCE)

The 4 day Garden Route Tour from Port Elizabeth  offers a relaxed way to view this scenic area and our overnight accommodations add to the comfort and luxury. DAY 1 Port Elizabeth – Garden Route – Knysna You depart from Port Elizabeth on the Garden Route tour along the N2 national route to the Storms River. This is the beginning of the Garden Route – with the impressive Paul Sauer bridge across the valley towering some one hundred and thirty- nine metres above the river. Your next stop is at Tsitsikamma National Park (Khoisan for the place of much water) stretching over one hundred kilometres of wild and rocky coastline. It is characterized by massive cliffs, narrow isolated beaches, and shady indigenous forests along the river valleys. Here you can do a relatively relaxing walk/hike to the suspension bridge stretching over the mouth of the Storms River. You now travel to The Bloukrans Bridge, 216 meters (709 feet) above the Bloukrans River. The Bloukrans Bungee is the world’s highest commercial bungee bridge and is the highest commercial natural bungee jump in the world! You continue and before entering Plettenberg Bay, visit the Birds of Eden. This unique two hectare dome (the world’s largest) spans over a gorge of indigenous forest. Currently more than 3,500 birds from over 220 species, with the main focus being African birds, live. Then a short visit to Monkeyland, the worlds first free roaming multi-specie primate sanctuary. On this visit you can expect to see a variety of primates, ranging from the Gibbons of Asia to the Lemurs of Madagascar. More than 700 primates live at the sanctuary. Travelling past Plettenberg Bay to Knysna.  On the edge of the Knysna Lagoon with its entrance to the sea are two promontories known as the ‘Heads’. The area also

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R17900

6 Day Cape Splendour Guided Tour (Code: SCCN)

Day 1.  Cape Town – Route 62 – Oudtshoorn Depart from Cape Town and drive eastwards via the beautiful Du Toit’s Kloof Mountains and the Breede Valley Wine region, heartland of South Africa’s Brandy producers as well as via the Robertson and Montague wine regions. You visit one of the many Wine Estates in these areas for a winetasting. Continue via Route 62 through the Little Karoo with its many unique mountain ranges and vegetation to Oudtshoorn. Visit an Ostrich Show Farm for some exceptional experiences with these strange birds! We overnight in Oudtshoorn, also called the “Feather capital” of the world. Over ninety percent of the world’s ostrich farms are found here. Dinner included today. Day 2. Cango Caves – Garden Route – George – Knysna Our first stop is at the Cango Caves, regarded as one of South Africa’s foremost natural wonders. The fascinating calcite caves comprise an underground wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites. We visit an Ostrich Show Farm for some exceptional experiences with these strange birds! An optional visit to the Cango wildlife ranch can be done. The Ranch encompasses of over 90 different species of animals. They provide guided tours which are fundamental in educating the public, giving each species a voice, and highlighting animal and environmental issues. Travel further past Oudtshoorn, over the Outeniqua Mountains via George and Wilderness along the Wilderness National Park lakes area. We skirt around the lakes to Knysna on the edge of the Knysna Lagoon with its entrance to the sea guarded by two promontories known as the “Heads”. The area also falls within a National Park proclaimed to conserve the extraordinary beauty of the lakelands and indigenous forests. Knysna also offers shopping opportunities of unusual locally made art and craft, etc.  Overnight at  Augusta Bay Lodge or similar. Breakfast and dinner

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R14200

5 Day Cape Nature Highlights Guided Tour – Cape Town to Cape Town (Code: SCCS)

DAY 1.   Mossel Bay – Garden Route – Knysna (Garden Route and Karoo) The Garden Route and Karoo contrasts is highlighted in this tour!  Depart from Cape Town and drive eastwards via Sir Lowry’s Pass and the famous apple country of Grabouw to Swellendam and Mossel Bay on the edge of the Garden Route. Here you visit arguably the oldest post office in Africa, the Post Office Tree.  Portuguese explorer Bartholomeu Dias made a landfall here in 1488. From here you truly enter the Garden Route and travel past George via the Wilderness Lakelands to Knysna. Overnight at Augusta Bay Lodge (Dinner included) DAY 2.   Plettenberg Bay – Tsitsikamma National Park – Knysna You explore Knysna and travel further to Plettenberg Bay for a short visit. Then you traverse through magnificent scenic river valley passes. You visit the Tsitsikamma National Park (Khoisan for ‘The place of much water’) stretching over 100 km kilometres of wild and rocky coastline characterised by massive cliffs, narrow isolated beaches and shady indigenous forests along the river valleys. Your next stop is Storms River with the impressive Paul Sauer Bridge across the valley, towering 139 m above the river. Return to Knysna via the “Big Tree” and spend the last part of the afternoon exploring the Heads at Knysna.  You join a Dinner/sundowner cruise (weather permitting) on the lagoon to end this day. Overnight at Augusta Bay Lodge. (Breakfast and dinner included) DAY 3.   Garden Route – George – Oudtshoorn You depart after breakfast and travel via the scenic Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, also known as the ‘Feather Capital’ of the world.  One finds the largest concentration of ostrich farms in the world here. You visit an ostrich show farm for some unique experiences and on to the Cango Wildlife Ranch for a visit. Overnight at La Plume Guest Lodge. (Breakfast and dinner included) DAY 4.   Cango Caves –

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R16500

6 Day South African Coastal Experience Guided Tour (Code: SCCP)

This tour starts off with the Garden Route and then the Wild Coast area, so named because of it’s rugged beauty. Finally, you also experience the lush sub-tropical vegetation of South Africa’s East Coast. Here you visit the scenic Oribi Gorge before arriving in the holiday city of Durban. DAY 1.  Cape Town – Route 62 – Oudtshoorn (Cape Town to Durban Tour) Your 6 Day South African coastal guided Tour, departs from Cape Town. Driving eastwards via the beautiful Du Toit’s Kloof Mountains and the Breede Valley Wine region we find the heartland of South Africa’s Brandy producers and the Robertson and Montague wine regions. We visit one of the Wine Estates in this area for wine tasting. Afterwards, continue via Route 62 through the Little Karoo with its many unique mountain ranges and vegetation to Oudtshoorn, visiting an Ostrich Show Farm for some exceptional experiences with these strange birds! The town Oudtshoorn is called the “Feather capital” of the world as over ninety percent of the world’s ostrich farms are found here. We overnight at the La Plume Lodge. DAY 2.  Cango Caves – Garden Route – Knysna Today we visit the Cango Caves, one of South Africa’s foremost natural wonders. The fascinating calcite caves comprise an underground wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites. After this adventure, an optional visit to the Cango wildlife ranch can be done. The Ranch encompasses over 90 different species of animals. They provide guided tours which are fundamental in educating the public, giving each species a voice, and highlighting animal and environmental issues. We travel past Oudtshoorn, over the Outeniqua Mountains via George and Wilderness along the Wilderness National Park lakes area. We skirt around the lakes to Knysna on the edge of the Knysna Lagoon with its entrance to the sea guarded by two promontories known

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R1620

Full Day Cape Winelands Tour (Code: SCCW)

Discover the history of wine-making in the Paarl winelands tour of Cape Town South Africa Highlights of this tour include Paarl with its rich history of wine making and the role it played in the development of the Afrikaans language and Franschhoek Valley where French settlers settled after fleeing persecution in France in the late 17th century. Come partake in luxurious wine tasting tours of Cape Town and visit some of this area’s most famous wine estates. We spend time in Stellenbosch with its many historic buildings and some unique shopping opportunities. A great tour to taste of South Africa’s best wine !

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R24650

8 Day South Africa Touch of Wildlife and Scenery – Johannesburg to Cape Town (Code: SC-01)

8 Day South Africa touch of Wildlife and Scenery Johannesburg to Cape Town DAY 1. Johannesburg – Kruger National Park (Commencing on the touch of wildlife and scenery) This tour specializes in the major wildlife and scenic areas of South Africa! We start off with a drive eastwards via Witbank and Middelburg to Nelspruit and enter the Kruger National Park in the south. Our encounter with the wildlife starts here. Tonight we enter our camp for dinner and overnight. The accommodation in the camps is free-standing round ‘rondavel’ type rooms with air-conditioning and en-suite bathroom. DAY 2.  Big Five Kruger National Park Tour Today is completely devoted to game viewing as we search for the ‘Big Five’ amongst other animals. We reach our camp at sunset for dinner and overnight. Some may want to do a night drive in an open game-viewing vehicle utilising high powered spotlights to find the nocturnal animals (optional). DAY 3. Kruger National Park – Panoramic Route – Hazyview After a final game drive and breakfast, we exit the park and drive via Klaserie and the Abel Erasmus Pass to the Escarpment where we enter the Panoramic Route. Visit the Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window and Pinnacle Rock. Travel via Graskop and Sabi to our hotel. Overnight at Ligna Lodge. DAY 4. Pilgrim’s Rest – JNB – Port Elizabeth After breakfast and a visit to the Lone Creek Falls, we travel to the national heritage town of Pilgrim’s Rest. We take a walk through the main street and get transferred to the late 19th century when this little village was bustling with activity as a result of the alluvial gold found here. From here we return via Robber’s Pass and reach Johannesburg International Airport late afternoon for your flight to Port Elizabeth where you

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Cape Town Tours – View all our hand-picked guided Cape Town Tours ranging from our famous wine tours to overland safaris. Best price guaranteed.

Cape Town tours include all of the best-loved attractions that the city has to offer.

The historical city of Cape Town is every tourist’s dream destination. With the Atlantic Ocean lapping the beach and picturesque Table Mountain the postcard-perfect background for every snap, visitors to the Mother City are in for an urban adventure of a lifetime.

Cape Town is South Africa’s second biggest city, and there is something exciting to stumble upon around every corner. Whether you spend the day exploring the ever-bustling V & A Waterfront, or choose to take a hike up to Lion’s Head, your time in the city will never be time spent being still!

You don’t have to do all of your tour planning on your own. Instead, you can sign up for one of the many Cape Town tours on offer throughout the city.

The Cape Peninsula is a tourist hotspot, for all the right reasons. Unlike other destinations, Cape Town is not overhyped with nothing to offer. The city has seen many changes and many important historical events have taken place here. For that reason, among others, visitors can spend their time stopping off at all of the biggest historical landmarks, while mixing in some authentic African shopping. Here at Southern Circle, we ensure that all Cape Town holiday packages are filled with exciting activities such as wine tours and enough time to unwind in the beautiful city.

Guests on a Cape Town city tour are often astounded upon arrival. Expecting to see an African city when booking Cape Town holidays, they are instead greeted by a place that could easily be found in a Mediterranean country. Cape Town is an eclectic place, with communities being made up of people from just about every culture, community and walk of life. Affordable Cape Town tours will take you to some of the city’s best-kept secrets and while here you will meet many of the friendly locals, most of whom will share their favourite thing about their city if you ask. When you book a safari near Cape Town, expect to see a modern city with ocean views and fynbos in the surrounding hills.

The culture of the city is beautifully intricate, with a blend of cultures becoming the beat to which the city moves. Capetonians are fiercely proud of their city and its unique culture. Guests quickly feel at ease here and most will fall in love with the activities in Cape Town.

There is little doubt as to why Cape Town has become one of South Africa’s biggest tourist destinations.

Step Back in Time

South Africa has one of the world’s most diverse and interesting histories, and much of that history we learn about today, took place in this city.

From the arrival of the Dutch and British to the most important political happenings in our time, Cape Town has a landmark for it.

The history of the city started well before the arrival of the 1652 settlers, but it was the establishment of this settlement of immigrants that brought the city into being. This part of the Cape coast already had a reputation among sailors. The first mention of the Cape was recorded in 1486 by Bartolomeu Dias, a Portuguese explorer, who christened it the Cape of Storms. By that time many a sailor had met his demise sailing past this stretch of unforgiving coast.

Originally, a small settlement was established as a supply station for passing Dutch East India Company ships. But the settlement grew quickly and soon became a place of economic, strategic and political importance. Up until the gold rush in the Witwatersrand drew people to the reefs of Johannesburg, Cape Town was South Africa’s biggest city.

Once the importance, and the riches, of South Africa came to the attention of the British, the then Dutch colonised Cape suffered an onslaught. The British attempted to seize the Cape in 1795 but were defeated by the Dutch. Undaunted by this, the British returned and captured the Cape in 1806. In the following years, the Great Trek would take place, with the Dutch descendants moving inland to form their own independent states.

Cape Town would see wars, segregation and the coming of a new era, all the while growing and expanding into what it is today; a truly unique business and artistic hub of activity.

Cape Town Highlights

With mountains overlooking the city, and the smell of the ocean and city in the air, when venturing around Cape Town on tour, you will be in constant awe of the beauty that surrounds you.

We love Cape Town and we love sharing this amazing city with our guests. Here are some of the city highlights:

  1. Table Mountain

You’ll see it from just about anywhere, looming up behind buildings, dominating the landscape and inner skyline. A visit to Cape Town has to include a trip to Table Mountain. It is a reminder that nature is an important aspect of the city; Table Mountain has become iconic. You can visit the Table Mountain National Park while in the city and do a little hiking before heading up the mountain (weather permitting).

  1. Cape of Good Hope

The Cape of Good Hope boasts the South-Western most point on the African continent. It’s a great place to go hiking and has around 250 different species of birds. If your time here is limited, and hiking is not an option, there are tour buses that head in this direction.

  1. A Downtown Trip

Sometimes, the best attractions are those within the city. In downtown Cape Town, you can visit the gardens, which are home to museums, the House of Parliament and the National Library. You can stop off at the busy waterfront and explore all the shops, and you can take a walk through the legendary (and colourful) Bo Kaap.

  1. Robben Island

Robben Island is located off the Cape shore and has become an infamous, emotional place to visit. Once used as an isolated place to keep prisoners, the buildings on the island now serve as a museum, a stark reminder of the past.

  1. The Winelands

While in the Cape, some time spent in the Winelands is an absolute must. Most Cape Town tours will include a stop in the heart of South Africa’s famous winemaking district, giving you time to taste the latest vintages and buy a few bottles for home.

We have a selection of the ultimate collection of Cape Town tours. Book yours today and find out why everyone loves Cape Town.

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