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4-Day Cape Town, South Africa

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Cape Town is a fascinating blend of natural beauty and chic cosmopolitan character. As South Africa's third largest city, Cape Town offers sights and tourist opportunities that showcase this exciting atmosphere, including outdoor adventures, historical tours, wine tastings, and wildlife viewings. There is no one way to describe this bustling city; bright colors dominate the facades of Victorian bathing chalets, stunning trails lead you through Table Mountain National Park, and history comes alive in Nelson Mandela?s prison on Robben Island. Come and experience life at the southernmost tip of Africa.

We can tailor your Cape Town tour to your exact dates and schedule. We can arrange stays for as brief as two nights, or as long as you wish. While we generally recommend 3 nights & 4 days to see the best of Cape Town, if you can fit in another day, you'd naturally give yourself more time to explore this intriguing coastal city.

For example, with an extra day, you can enjoy a full day wine country tour or spend more time exploring Table Mountain. Table Mountain is one of the crown jewels of Cape Town and South Africa as a whole. This national park covers some 75% of the peninsula and serves as the backdrop and adventure playground of the city.

A popular 1/2 day trip is heading to the top of Table Mountain, an imposing fixture on the northeast horizon of the city. You can reach the summit of this 1086-meter mountain on foot via a well-worn trail or with a breathtaking cable car ride to the summit. Splendid views await, stretching from the city to the sea. Altogether, with over 300 hiking trails up and down the mountain, there is plenty to keep the active members of your party happy. The park recently opened the Hoerikwaggo Trails (Hoerikwaggo is the Khoisan name for Table Mountain, meaning "Mountain in the Sea"), which were the first trails to allow visitors to sleep on the mountain on the 80km hiking route from City Bowl to Cape Point. The park boasts impressive biodiversity and is easily one of the diverse metropolitan national parks in the world. Different areas of the park offer certain sights and activities: swim with the charming African penguins in the sheltered cove at Boulders, discover the hidden bays and light houses at Cape Point, or admire the flowering fynbos at the lush Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Wildlife sightings in the park may include mountain zebra, baboons, otters, tortoises, lizards, or even southern right whales migrating to and from the Antarctic.

*** Trips are guaranteed to run with a minimum of 2 travelers or more. If you are a solo traveler, we can still help: call us for a solo traveler supplement.

Itinerary in Brief

  • DAY 1: Arrive Cape Town
  • DAY 2: Half-day Classic Tour of Cape Town
  • DAY 3: Tour the Cape of Good Hope
  • DAY 4: Depart Cape Town

Highlights

  • See one of the leading cities of the world!
  • Experience Cape Town's highlights
  • Tour the Cape and see the fine coastal scenery along this rugged stretch of coast

LOCATIONS: Cape Town, South Africa

ACTIVITIES: Nature/Wildlife

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