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Cape Town Explorer

8 Days 1 Country 5 Cities

Nowhere does soul-stirring better than Cape Town, from the slopes of Table Mountain to the golden vineyards of the Cape Winelands.

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    • Shared Rooming: Guaranteed Room Share and Triple Rooms are not available on this trip.
    • Table Mountain: The Aerial Cableway closes for annual maintenance usually during late July to early August time. Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden will be the alternative inclusion on departures where it is not possible to visit Table Mountain.
    • Festive Departures: The 19 December 2020 will celebrate Christmas in Cape Town and the 26 December 2020 departure will celebrate New Years Eve in Cape Town.
    • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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    • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
    • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

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    Cape Town, South Africa

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      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

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      • Shared Rooming: Guaranteed Room Share and Triple Rooms are not available on this trip.
      • Table Mountain: The Aerial Cableway closes for annual maintenance usually during late July to early August time. Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden will be the alternative inclusion on departures where it is not possible to visit Table Mountain.
      • Festive Departures: The 19 December 2020 will celebrate Christmas in Cape Town and the 26 December 2020 departure will celebrate New Years Eve in Cape Town.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Nowhere does soul-stirring better than Cape Town, from the slopes of Table Mountain to the golden vineyards of the Cape Winelands, the rocky Atlantic Seaboard to the edgy City Bowl.


      Trip type: City Explorer i

      Trip code: AFCT

      7 Nights

      accommodation

      13 Meals
      • 7 breakfasts

      • 3 lunches (including Be My Guest)

      • 3 dinners

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Cape Town

        • VISIT Table Mountain, Bo-Kaap, Cape of Good Hope, Hermanus, Robben Island, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands

        • VIEW the Castle of Good Hope, the Cape Point lighthouse and Betty's Bay penguin colony


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 breakfasts

        • 3 lunches
          (including Be My Guest)

        • 3 dinners


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Hand-picked hotels, lodges and luxury safari camps

        • Hand-picked Trip Highlights

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director, Driver Guide or Trafalgar Representative

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


      1. Arrive Cape Town (7 Nights)

      South Africa's 'Mother City' extends a warm sanibonani welcome. After transferring to your hotel, spend the day exploring Cape Town's cosmopolitan surrounds on your own before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception.

      Meal(s)
      Welcome Reception
      Hotel
      The Onyx

      2. Table Mountain and Cape Town City Tour

      This morning, ascend Table Mountain via aerial cableway to its vast flat top - a rocky wonderland of rich Cape fynbos and curious dassies (hyraxes). Peer over the sprawling City Bowl and Atlantic Seaboard keeping a keen eye out for the landmarks your Travel Director will show you during this morning's city tour, including Company Gardens, Bo-Kaap and the Castle of Good Hope. The rest of the day is yours to explore Cape Town at leisure.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast

      3. Cape Peninsula Tour

      Circumnavigate the Cape Peninsula, from trendy Camps Bay to Cape Point and back. You'll discover why the winding road which hugs the rocky 12 Apostles is regarded as one of the world's most magnificent coastal roads. Visit rugged Cape Point which rises out of the swirling Atlantic Ocean. Your journey will take you to the south-western edge of the African continent, through playgrounds of the rich and famous and charming coastal towns along the way.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast

      4. Cape Town Free Day

      Indulge in a full free day at leisure in Cape Town. Your Travel Director will arrange return transfers to Camps Bay for you to spend the day at one of Cape Town's most famous beaches, soaking up the sophisticated atmosphere and café culture. Or choose to spend the day independently in the city, perhaps beginning your exploration at the V & A Waterfront with a visit to the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa or sampling delicious local flavours at the Food Market. After a leisurely day you may wish to tackle the summit of Lion's Head during an Optional Experience that will see you lace up your boots for a moderate to challenging hike, with spectacular sunset views over the City Bowl and Camps Bay as your well-deserved reward.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast

      5. Hermanus Excursion and Bouchard Finlayson Vineyard Visit

      This morning you'll bid a brief farewell to the city and journey to the coastal town of Hermanus, one of the best places in the world to seasonally view southern right whales. 'Connect With Locals' when you meet local business owner Stefan, who will treat you to a delicious 'Be My Guest' traditional braai (barbecue), featuring such delicacies as boerewors, pap and melktert and a glass of his homemade wine, and share stories of his life in South Africa's whale-watching capital. Our next stop is in the scenic Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) Valley where we'll visit Bouchard Finlayson, an award-winning boutique winery owned by the same family that owns Trafalgar, the Tollman family. You'll savour some of the estate's best wines. Later today, we return to Cape Town via the spectacular Clarens Drive, a breath-taking coastal route along which we'll stop at Betty's Bay to greet the curious colony of African penguins, one of the largest successful breeding colonies in the world.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Be My Guest
      Dinner

      6. Robben Island and Amy Foundation Visit

      South Africa's turbulent past is revealed during this morning's visit to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27-year prison term. Your tour with a 'Local Specialist' will reveal the island's multi-century history, from its origins as a leper colony to its transformation into a military base and finally a prison, ironically with one of the world's most iconic views of Table Mountain. Enjoy an al fresco lunch at a famous café frequented by Capetonians, then visit one of Trafalgar's' 'Make A Difference' projects - the Amy Foundation. Learn how the Foundation has supported vulnerable communities over the past 20 years by providing a range of youth programmes for over 2,000 children. Visit one of the schools in a local township during its after-school programme to meet the teachers and students. Depending on the day's activities, there may be an opportunity to join in with some music, creative arts or sports.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Lunch

      7. Cape Winelands Excursion and Free Time

      The beautiful Cape Winelands beckon today, with a visit to the French-inspired town of Franschhoek. An orientation tour will reveal why the area has justifiably earned its title as one of the most beautiful wine valleys in the world. Travel to nearby Stellenbosch where you'll enjoy a wine tasting and picnic style lunch at a picturesque wine estate. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore Cape Town on your own until a memorable Farewell Dinner, where a lively evening with African drumming and Cape Malay cuisine awaits.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Lunch
      Farewell Dinner

      8. Depart Cape Town

      Our time in South Africa has come to an end. Transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your onward flight. Or consider extending your holiday by booking our Victoria Falls Experience trip.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/en-au/tours/cape-town-explorer?tripcode=afct for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Connect with Locals
        in Hermanus, joining a local business owner for a traditional braai (barbecue) and some of his homemade wine against a clifftop backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean. (Day 5)

      • Make A Difference
        Visit the Amy Foundation to learn about the valuable work it does to support more than 2,000 children daily (Day 6).

      • Local Specialists
        To tour the Robben Island Museum.

      Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Cape Town

        • VISIT Table Mountain, Bo-Kaap, Cape of Good Hope, Hermanus, Robben Island, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands

        • VIEW the Castle of Good Hope, the Cape Point lighthouse and Betty's Bay penguin colony


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 breakfasts

        • 3 lunches
          (including Be My Guest)

        • 3 dinners


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Hand-picked hotels, lodges and luxury safari camps

        • Hand-picked Trip Highlights

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director, Driver Guide or Trafalgar Representative

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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