Cape Town 2024/2025: The City of Sun and Wine

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Price includes

  • Accommodation in double rooms in 4-star hotels. Local guides’ assistance.
  • English-speaking guide assistance.
  • Luggage cost.
  • Transfers to/from the airport.
  • Private, air-conditioned transportation throughout the sightseeing route.
  • Breakfasts.
  • Entrance ticket to Kirstenbosch Gardens.
  • Entrance ticket to Cape of Good Hope.
  • Entrance ticket to Stellenbosch Winery.
  • 24-hour support from Rek Travel office.

The price does not include

  • Airfare Chicago – Cape Town – Chicago (approx. $1,400).
  • Helicopter flight over Cape Town.
  • Whale watching cruise (approx. $80).
  • Personal expenses and customary tips.
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended).
  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions.
  • All prices are approximate and will be confirmed closer to the departure.

Cape Town is the biggest attraction of the Republic of South Africa and one of the most beautiful cities in the world, whose charm is irresistible. It is situated on a mountain plateau between two oceans, basking in the shadow of the majestic Table Mountain, which stands as the city’s symbol. Here, one can enjoy the benefits of both mountains and the ocean. The enchanting nature, beautiful long beaches, exceptional location where the grandeur of the mountains meets the ocean, and a plethora of other attractions hidden within the city make it a highly sought-after destination for tourists. Once you’ve seen Cape Town, you always want to return

 

 

Culture and history

Entertainment

National parks

Wineries


Travel itinerary

1.day

FLIGHT TO CAPE TOWN

After checking our bags and going through passport control, the journey to Cape Town begins. For tourists, it is a paradise that one can only dream of. On one side, there are mountains inviting for climbing and hiking; on the other, the calm waters of the bay with all its attractions.

Kapsztad

2.day

CAPE TOWN

After arriving and checking into the hotel, the trip continues up to Signal Hill, whose slopes offer the best spots for contemplating the city’s panorama at sunset.

In the evening, dinner out is followed by a return to the hotel for the night.

3.day

CAPE TOWN - TABLE MOUNTAIN

The exploration begins right in the city itself. Cape Town is the premier attraction of South Africa and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It’s enough to say that Cape Town lies under the shadow of majestic mountains: Table Mountain – the city’s symbol, prominently featured on the city’s flag, and Lion’s Head, which somewhat resembles the Egyptian Sphinx and is accessible for those who wish to climb to its peak.

The search for the best that Cape Town has to offer starts in the vibrant Bo Kaap district, known for its fabulously colorful houses and cobbled streets, inhabited by a multicultural community with Muslims making up about 60% of the residents.

Next, a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain offers a dominating view over Cape Town, visible from nearly anywhere in the city. This might be the most photographed attraction in the country, though it offers much more than just perfect shots and beautiful views, which will be discovered firsthand.

The visit includes Table Mountain, recognized as one of the new wonders of the world in the early 21st century, home to over 2,000 plant species, many of which are endemic and grow naturally only in this area.

In the afternoon, a trip to one of the most popular beaches in Camps Bay provides some time to relax.

After dinner, it’s back to the hotel.

4.day

CAPE OF GOOD HOPE

Today’s destination is the Cape of Good Hope, a rocky headland at the very tip of the Cape Peninsula.

Why is it called the Cape of Good Hope? To weary sailors, the sight of this place provided comfort and hope that they were on the right path and offered a moment of respite in the port. However, this doesn’t mean that the proximity of the cape could allow sailors to lower their guard. The journey to the port’s rest and respite was hindered by rapidly changing weather and rocky shores, with centuries-old shipwrecks still lying on the ocean floor to this day.

Traveling to the Cape is an experience in itself, memorable forever due to the breathtaking views and accompanying emotions. The journey will follow the world’s most beautiful scenic route, “Chappies.”

A stop at the popular Boulders Beach is on the agenda, famous for its colony of over 2,000 penguins (yes, penguins live in Africa!). “The Chappies” will lead us to Hout Bay, known for its beautiful beaches, picturesque coastlines, natural attractions, and a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

The day will end at Muizenberg Beach, one of the most famous surfing beaches in the world.

5.day

HERMANUS

After breakfast, the trip heads to the town of Hermanus, offering a unique opportunity to see whales!

Whales gather along the entire southern coast of the Western Cape province, but Hermanus is the best spot for viewing. This small town, located about 120 km from Cape Town, is famous for the chance to observe these massive mammals. Here, they can be seen from early June to December during their seasonal migration, often coming close enough to be visible from shore.

Upon arrival, a whale watching boat trip awaits. The species potentially visible include the Southern right whale, humpback whales, dolphins, and several types of orcas. With some luck, there might even be sightings of young whales alongside their mothers.

After this thrilling experience, filled with unique sensations and a good dose of adrenaline, the return to Cape Town follows.

Dinner and overnight stay in Cape Town.

6.day

V AND A WATERFRONT

In the morning, the journey heads to Khwattu Village, home to the “San People” museum and a replica of their village.

Visitors will learn about the challenging life of this hunter-gatherer community, whose members live similarly today. Lunch at the museum will feature local products, and there’s even a chance to personally roast antelope meat over a fire and dip it in a delicious traditional sauce.

In the afternoon, a visit to V&A Waterfront awaits. This area is home to many celebrities, including Elton John, David Beckham, and Madonna. V&A Waterfront attracts over 23 million tourists annually. There’s something for everyone, from public artworks to high-end shops selling jewelry, fashion, and home decor by leading African designers. Free time for shopping is planned – it would be a sin to miss out.

For those interested, an extraordinary treat is available: a helicopter flight offering a unique panoramic view of not just the city, but also of Table Mountain and Lion’s Head.

The day concludes with a sunset viewed from the deck of a pirate ship replica. The cruise around the bay will be enhanced by music, and guests can also enjoy tasting local drinks.

7.day

STELLENBOSCH

The Cape Town area is known as South Africa’s breadbasket. The unique microclimate, surrounded by mountains and fertile soil, promotes the cultivation of grapevines and wine production, which is why some of the best varieties are produced here. South Africa even has its own unique grape variety called Pinotage – a cross between the Cinsault (locally known as Hermitage) and Pinot Noir varieties.

A visit to the Stellenbosch area is planned – a region with over 150 wineries open to visitors. It is one of the most important and oldest wine regions in South Africa, and it was here that the first bottled Pinotage appeared in 1961.

The journey will delve into the world of wine, challenging the taste buds. Experts say that Pinotage is characterized by aromas of plum, cherry, raspberry, and chocolate, with notes of spice and coffee also detectable. Participants will have the opportunity to taste and see for themselves, and those interested can also purchase some to take home.

8.day

KRISTENBOSCH NATIONAL BOTANICALGARDEN

After breakfast, a visit to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden is scheduled. Established in 1913, Kirstenbosch is considered one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world and was the first to be created specifically to preserve the country’s unique vegetation. The garden is part of the Cape Floristic Region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is home to 7,000 species of plants, including many that are rare and endangered.

Later, the tour will also visit the oldest standing building in the city – the Castle of Good Hope. This location served as both a fort and a prison. Additionally, there will be a stroll through the Company Gardens, which in the 17th century supplied crews of merchant ships with fresh produce, and an opportunity to shop for souvenirs directly from their makers at the market on Green Market Square.

9.day

DEPARTURE FROM CAPE TOWN

In the morning, the farewell to Cape Town will begin – a private goodbye of sorts. It will be a time for last photos, purchasing souvenirs, and conversations. Afterwards, there will be a transfer to the airport for departure.

If you’re eager to explore more of Africa, we invite you to join our upcoming expeditions: Kenya, Namibia, Cameroon, and Africa 2024.

Cape Town 2024/2025: The City of Sun and Wine

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