Explore Cape Town via its inspirational people making a difference in people’s lives, meet inspiring township artists along the way and exploring the meaning behind the art works, that in itself unravels the history of Cape Town and South Africa. Taking in the stories of the apartheid era struggles to the founding of a new democracy, wildlife conservation and more.
Our morning begins early as we make our way up to the top of the Iconic Table Mountain which overlooks the dynamic city of Cape Town.
Your ascending cable car reveals increasingly breath-taking views over the city and an endless sea until you stand atop iconic Table Mountain. Leave the noise behind and hike away from the crowds, keeping watch for wildlife and rare plants - if you can tear your eyes from the vistas. Enjoy the fauna and flora and the breath-taking views on your way to the top and once you reach the peak, take in the 360-degree views while tracking Dassies (Mountain Rock Rabbits) that can often be spotted on the tabletop. On top of Table Mountain, we will take a short hike away from the crowds whilst our guide brings alive the history of Cape Town combining the elevated view over the city with the turn of the century photographs to highlight the changes of the city. Fresh coffee and home-baked treats revive the body before we head back down to sea level.
With a better understanding of the city layout, we descend and wander through the inner city, soaking up the magical vibe of Cape Town, through a combination of tales of the past juxtaposed with modern-day culture, and meet some of the absorbing communities which form the town’s vital building blocks. Focusing on food, design, arts, and crafts we uncover a selection of historical sites, such as Company’s Garden, Green Market Square, and St George’s Cathedral - buildings and monuments which stood as the backdrop for memorable icons who changed the world. Depending on your interests, touch on the fascinating and controversial politics that have shaped the city - delving into recollections of the once-vibrant District 6 community or perhaps the occasion where Mandela made his first free speech.
From here we make our way to the colourful Bo-Kaap area in the historic city center. Here we will spend time exploring the cobbled streets and spice markets to experience a lively suburb filled with brightly coloured houses from as early as the seventeenth century, Muslim saint shrines, and many beautiful Mosques.
For lunch, we head to the vibrant Bree Street, known for its gastronomic delights on offer, for a well deserved lunch at one of the local restaurants or cafes.
Continue your day as a true local, by making your way to the bustling Sea Point Promenade for an active afternoon along this beautiful coastal promenade. You will have the option to cycle along the promenade on cruiser bicycles should you wish to. There are bicycles of all sizes suitable for the whole family. Explore the 11 art installations that tackle subjects ranging from Rhino conservation to the 18 years Nelson Mandela spent on Robben Island. Depending on your energy levels, you will be able to enjoy a gentle cycle along the promenade. Next, we explore the Watershed’s quirky craft, design, and township art projects, geared towards community upliftment.
End the day by rewarding your taste buds with a decadent treat, enjoy a delicious artisanal handcrafted chocolate. Hidden behind the chocolate shop is a cheeky gin bar where you can enjoy a refreshing concoction!
Tour Code: MASTER SAMPLE ITINERARIES
Duration: 8 – 12 Hours
Group Size: Any Group Size
Departure Time: Flexible, the earlier the better
Return Time: When your day is done
Flexibility - adaptable on an hour to hour basis to suit your clients’ needs and changing weather conditions throughout the day. Where you go and what activities you do are up to you.
Adventure Utility Vehicle (AUV) – Our vehicle comes equipped with stand up paddles, mountain bikes, pre-packed hiking packs, surfboards and a fully stocked gourmet pantry with drinks included.
Top Adventure Guides - Viewed as the best in Africa in their specialist fields, our guides have a wealth of experience and stories to tell.
The tour shown is only an example, more or less can be done on the day. Click on the activities list and map for more information.
Private Adventure Guide / Driver
Exclusive Use of Adventure Utility Vehicle
Adventure Equipment - SUP Boards, Safety Gear & Hiking packs
Drinks - Soft Drinks, Beer, Wine & Selected Spirits
Gourmet Pantry - selection of snacks and picnic items
Unlimited travel in and around Cape Town, including as far as Winelands & Hermanus
Surf Board, Wetsuit and Tuition – available at R695 per person
Mountain Bike – available at R1,080 per person
Additional restaurant meals and wine farm supplied picnics
Entry, Attraction Fees and Park Fees – e.g. Aquarium & Cable Car
Adventures beyond 100 km radius of Cape Town - e.g. Cape Agulhas, Ceres & Orange River