Select your own Cape Town day trip

Most travellers spend a couple of days in Cape Town. The ciy has both an African and Western character anf offers a whole lot of activities. To help you making the most of your time South Africa Chic! happily provides some great day trips for you to choose from. We already schedule one excursion during your stay in Cape Town. Of course we are aware of the fact that not all interests are the same: One rather wants to go wine tasting in the Cape Winelands, whereas the other likes to explore Cape Town's fascinating history. For this reason we provide a Cape Town day trips menu from which you can pick an excursion of your choice. All activities take place in small tour groups. Do you prefer to go on a private tour? This is also possible, please inform your South Africa travel consultant.

Meet the locals: uThando Community Projects

Cape Town day trips

Uthando acts as an umbrella organisation for a variety of successful community projects throughout the country, but in Cape Town in particular. To get an idea what these development projects are about, we offer you the chance to go see some of these projects with your own eyes in Cape Town's townships. The Uthando day trip offers a unique and authentic opportunity to inform yourself about the social problems faced by millions of South Africans every day. During this tour you will visit one of these special projects. We find it important and particularly valuable that this tour is not set up as a tourist attraction. The aim is to inform and inspire you, respecting the dignity and privacy of the people involved in the projects. Read more about Uthando on our Uthando Community Projects page.

Exploring the Cape of Good Hope

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Cape Town's location makes it a spectacular holiday destination. South of the city centre is the Cape Peninsula where you'll find charming fishermen villages, a penguin colony and Africa's most southwestern point. This Cape Town day trip starts in the morning when you will be picked up from your Cape Town boutique hotel. Your guide will take you along some of Cape Town's most beautiful beaches en route to the fishing village of Hout Bay. Here you have time to explore the vilage or join a short bout trip in the bay (optional). The tour continues along the windswept coast to Cape Point where you can enjoy panoramic views over both the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. The Cape of Good Hope also provides a wonderful lunch spot (not included). On the way back to the city you will also stop at the famous penguin colony near Simon's Town and the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Wine tasting in the Cape Winelands

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For this excursion you will leave Cape Town for a day. Accompanied by a small tour group and guide you travel through the mountainous Cape hinterland to the Winelands. In the charming village of Stellenbosch you will enjoy the first wine tasting session. Besided wine there is a chance of tasting some home made chocolate. Then the excursion brings you to the next village, Franschhoek. Surrounded by mountains this village gained a lot of popularity the last decade or so by becoming South Africa's gourmet capital. You will soon notice this as there are many restaurants along the main road. Also in Franschhoek you will visit a beautiful wine estate for some more tasting. To conclude this Cape Winelands excursion you will also visit the city of Paarl for a last wine tasting session.

Cultural heritage in the Western Cape: Robben Island & District 6

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This tour takes you to the political past of South Africa and opens the door to meeting local Capetonians. The morning starts with a visit to the colourful "Bo Kaap" neighborhood, in the midst of the city against the slopes of Signal Hill. Generations of Cape Malay people have lived here for centruries in brightly painted houses. Next is a visit to the District 6 Museum, where once was a thriving neighborhood, but was demolished under Apartheid laws. You will get a good idea of the impact this regime had on the daily lives of so many coloured Capetonians. In the afternoon it is time to board the ferry to Robben Island. Here you visit the prison where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for so many years. The guides often tell impressive stories, and most of them spent time in prison during the apartheid years. Late afternoon the ferry brings you back to the V & A Waterfront. Here you can choose to stay for dinner, or you will be brought back to your hotel.

For a perfect Cape Town luxury holiday please see our luxury travel module "Discover Cape Town. Chic!".

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