popular tours - capetown, SOUTHAFRICA

The Sunset cruise waterfront boat company offers two sail boats SPIRIT OF VICTORIA and ESPERANCE

Typically they do not offer a specific destination but motor out of the Harbour and follow the wind, sailing across Table Bay towards Milnerton lighthouse, then return to the protection of Granger Bay in the lee of Table Mountain to watch the sun set and then motor back to the Waterfront. Table Bay is popular with  Pirate based charter themes. The bar aboard offers sparkling wine, beer and cool drinks. The sail boats offers a casual no frills sailing experience. Wooden bench seating, protected within a well deck allows protection for passengers while the crew sail the ship. A real sailing experience enjoying the sunset under sail. Spirit of Victoria was built by Richard Smith

The mission is to step off the top, at 1000 metres above sea level and rappel onto pure vertical space.

This is the world’s original highest commercial abseil. You are surrounded by awesome views and the deep blue Atlantic at your feet. A thrilling experience of adrenaline and achievement descending a 112 metre controlled descent off Cape Town’s magnificent Table Mountain.

Discover Cape Town on the back of a Harley and experience the elusive feeling of freedom in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

From scenic coastal roads carved into the mountain, to Harley friendly routes in the dry interior. The Renter must have a valid motorcycle license (Code A) and be at least 25 years of age. Use of Harley-Davidson rental motorcycles is only allowed on paved roads. Renter is normally liable for maximum R15 000 damage excess per incident.

The adventure offers a maximum of 2 hours drive-time from the depot point to point one-way transfers within the following Cape Town extremities: East, up to Cape Town Airport, North up to Milnerton, South up to Southern Suburbs (as far as Claremont) and West up to the Hout Bay

Aimed to create exclusivity, the shark cage diving is limited 15 passengers where each diver has more dive time and personal experience with the Great White sharks.

Included in the dive tour is the diving equipment – wetsuits, towels, services of the experienced crew, on board videographer fluent in French and English, refreshments on board, pre and post trip meals in a superb venue overlooking the Kleinbaai Harbour slipway. A completion certificate in your name is given after the completion of the shark cage dive tour

The Two Oceans Aquarium is without doubt one of the most exciting attractions in the city, particularly if you have children (there is a wonderful child play area in the basement set right up against the seal display where children and seals have fun alongside one another). Child-height window benches and a ‘touch pool’ where they can touch and feels kelp, shells and anemones, add to the appeal.

Located within a 2-hour drive of Cape Town, Aquila Private Game Reserve offers big five safari experience with mountains and landscape views.

The reserve boasts an outdoor swimming pool, an on-site spa, a rescue center, an onsite restaurant, a pool bar, a child entertainment area, a library and a curio shop. There are a number of Accommodation options including a Premier, Luxury Family or Standard Rooms and Cottages

Spend the day visiting areas that were greatly affected during the apartheid regime – areas like District Six, the townships and Cape Flats. Discover the Malay area of Bo-Kaap and visit Robben Island where many leaders of the anti- apartheid struggle, including Nelson Mandela, were incarcerated for many years.

Note: Robben Island visit is weather permitting and subject to availability

Secure a permit for a boat-based whale watching in the western half of the False Bay area between Cape Point and Strandfontein.

This area is sheltered from the open ocean, surrounded by stunning views and provides an ideal winter home for the Southern Right Whales. They visit each year between July and November to mate. Interacting with these gigantic & magnificent mammals (the size of 12 elephants) is an experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life. Be ready to photograph a Southern Right Whale breaching or giving you a friendly wave with its tail. Sightings of Bryde’s Whales, Humpback Whales, Dolphins and Orcas are also common.

Get swept away by the overwhelming beauty of rolling vineyards under a perfect blue sky.

Start off the tour with a visit to Paarl and the spectacular Paarl Valley. Here, enjoy a wine tasting and cellar tour at one of the local estates. The tour continues north-west to the beautiful village of Franschhoek and then on to Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa and the historic heart of the country’s wine region. The final wine-tasting will take place here at one of the well-known estates.

A comprehensive city orientation tour starting with a trip up Table Mountain by cable car.

The Table mountain presents one of the 7 wonders of nature. The state of the art cable car rotates 360 degrees on its way to the top, offering a panoramic view. At the summit are short walks to enjoy the magnificent vistas. Other highlights include a brief tour of the Malay quarter, city center, company gardens, castle of Good Hope and Diamond Works. You will then travel to Milnerton Lighthouse for an opportunity to photograph Table Mountain from across Table Bay

Cape Point is a spectacular, narrow finger of land, covered in endemic fynbos and home to picturesque bays, beaches, rolling green hills and valleys.

Cape Point falls within the Cape Floral Region, a World Heritage Site and is the most southerly point within the Good Hope section of Table Mountain National Park. The Cape Floral Region is one of the richest areas for plants in the world – it is home to nearly 20% of Africa’s flora.

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