5 days

Cape Town Extension

Cape Town Extension

Cape Point Peninsula - where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet

Cape Town - South Africa's 'Mother City'

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  • A perfect addition to your safari in southern Africa! A few days in Cape Town is enough time to sample the gourmet cuisine, head up the picturesque Table Mountain and visit the sobering Robbin Island.

     

    This trip will be discontinued from 01 January, 2015 and replaced with our new Independent Experience - trip code PFCTX.

    Why we love it

    • Two fantastic day tours to choose from, one taking you on an exciting tour around Cape Point Day Tour and the other a day of wine and cheese tastings!
    • The chance to learn about the hometown of three Nobel Peace Prize-winners - Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela and FW De Klerk
    • Time to simply kick back, relax and take in the sights

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Cape Town

    • On arrival in Cape Town, you’ll be met by our local operator who’ll transfer you to your hotel. Your hotel is cradled beneath the majestic Table Mountain in Cape Town's suburb of Tamboerskloof.
    Cape Milner Hotel or similar

    Day 2 - Cape Town Walking Tour

    • Today you’ll retrace 350 years of Cape Town’s dramatic history on a three hour walking tour. Specially trained local guides will bring the challenges facing the early Dutch settlers to life, as well as the hardship of slavery, colonial life in The Cape, the tragedy of apartheid, and the joy and triumph of the new ''Rainbow Nation''.
    • Your tour will take in historical sights such as the Castle of Good Hope, Grand Parade, and significant historic slavery sites such as the Slave Lodge and Slave Tree. At the Parliament Buildings and District Six Museum, you’ll learn about apartheid and get a valuable insight into the effects of racism and discrimination on the lives of ordinary South Africans.
    • In Government Avenue near St. George’s Cathedral, Footsteps to Freedom tour guides will tell you about Cape Town’s three Nobel Peace Prize-winners; Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela and FW De Klerk. You’ll visit the building where the apartheid laws were passed and where they were later repealed after De Klerk’s dramatic speech at the opening of Parliament in February 1990.
    • In Greenmarket Square and St. George’s Mall, you can’t help but feel the energy and pulse of the new South Africa.
    Cape Milner Hotel or similar
    Breakfast

    Day 3 - Cape Town - Cape Point Peninsula and the Winelands

    • Today you will enjoy a full day tour travelling down the spectacular coastline to Cape Point and enjoying a tranquil escape to the Winelands. Lunch isn’t included today as we think you’ll enjoy getting out and sampling the local cuisine for yourself!
    • Next you will travel down the spectacular coast to Cape Peninsula with some of the highlights including Clifton Beach view, Camps Bay, Cape Point Nature Reserve and the Cape of Good Hope. You will then enjoy a relaxing drive to the Winelands through Paarl, driving past the Groot Drakenstein Prison, where Nelson Mandela was released in February 1990.
    • In the afternoon you’ll head to Stellenbosch for a city tour where you’ll have some free time to explore the town on your own. There’ll be more wine and cheese tastings in the afternoon before heading back towards Cape Town.
    Cape Milner Hotel or similar
    Breakfast

    Day 4 - Cape Town - Free Day

    • Today you will have free time to discover everything that Cape Town has to offer. You can admire the view from the top of Table Mountain (weather permitting), head off to Robben Island - where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, take in the atmosphere of the V & A Waterfront or experience the Hop-on-hop-off sightseeing tour around Cape Town. The choice is yours!
    Cape Milner Hotel or similar
    Breakfast

    Day 5 - Cape Town

    • Today you’ll be collected from your hotel by our local operator and transferred to Cape Town Airport for your onward flight. Additional accommodation can be booked if you’d like to extend your time in Cape Town.
    Breakfast
  • What to Know

    What's Included

    • Return airport transfers
    • Transport
    • Accommodation
    • Some activities
    • Breakfast daily

    Not Included

    • International flights
    • Airport departure taxes
    • Visas
    • Meals unless specified in the itinerary
    • Insurance
    • Optional tours or activities during free time
    • Tips
    • Personal items

    Safety Information

    It is recommended that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information prior to your departure.

    Peregrine strongly recommends the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe-keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. Please leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Most of our hotels will have a safety deposit box, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.

    A local guide will accompany you on all included activities, however during your trip you'll have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. Please use your own good judgement when selecting an activity in your free time.

    FIRE PRECAUTIONS:

    Please be aware that local laws governing tourism facilities in this region differ from those in your home country and not all the accommodation which we use has a fire exit, fire extinguishers or smoke alarms.

    TRAFFIC AND DRIVING CONDITIONS:

    Depending on where you come from please note that drivers in this part of the world may drive on the opposite side of the road from what you are used to. Look both ways before crossing any road. Be aware that traffic can be a little more chaotic than you might be used to at home.

    PETTY THEFT AND PERSONAL SAFETY:

    While travelling there is always the risk of pick-pocketing and petty theft, particularly in the more touristy cities. We recommend that you exercise caution when walking alone at night and encourage you to walk together and only on main, well-lit thoroughfares. Be particularly vigilant on public transport. Simple measures like carrying your day pack on your front, not hanging your bag over the back of your chair and wearing a money belt will reduce any chance that your valuables should go missing.

    SWIMMING POOLS:

    You may stay at hotels with unfenced pools and no life guard on duty.

    BALCONIES:

    Some hotel balconies don't meet UK standards in terms of the width of the balcony fence being narrower than 10cm.

    SEAT BELTS:

    Please be aware that local laws governing transportation safety may differ from those in the western world or from your home country and not all the transport which we use provides seat belts.

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Trip Code PFCX
Start City: Cape Town, South Africa
End City: Cape Town, South Africa
Style: Independent

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