Cape Town 2024/2025: City of Sun and Wine

9 days
09-02-2024 09-01-2025
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Price $1995

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 dropping off our luggage and completing passport control, we will embark on a long journey to Cape Town. For tourists, it is a paradise beyond imagination. On one side, there are mountains, enticing for climbing and hiking; on the other side, the calm waters of the bay with all its attractions

Kapsztad

2.day

CAPE TOWN

After arriving and checking into the hotel, we will drive to Signal Hill, whose slopes offer the best spots to contemplate the city panorama at sunset. In the evening, we will head out for dinner and return to the hotel for the night.

3.day

CAPE TOWN - TABLE MOUNTAIN

We will start our exploration with the city itself. Cape Town is the biggest attraction of the Republic of South Africa and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It’s enough to say that Cape Town is situated in the shadow of majestic mountains, the Table Mountain – a symbol of the city, and the Lion’s Head (those interested can climb to its summit), which somewhat resembles the Egyptian Sphinx.

So, we’ll seek out the best of Cape Town, beginning with a visit to the incredibly colorful district of Bo Kaap. It is renowned for its fairy-tale-like, colorful houses and cobbled streets, inhabited by a multicultural community, with nearly 60% being Muslims.

Next, we’ll take a cable car to the top of Table Mountain, towering over Cape Town and visible from every part of the city. It is perhaps the most photographed attraction in the country, although it offers much more than just picturesque views and beautiful scenery, which we will discover firsthand.

We will see a mountain that made it to the list of the New Seven Wonders of Nature published in the first decade of the 21st century. Table Mountain hosts over 2000 plant species, many of which are endemic, growing naturally only in this area.

In the afternoon, we will head to one of the most popular beaches near Camps Bay, where we will have some time just for ourselves.

After dinner, we will return to the hotel.

4.day

CAPE OF GOOD HOPE

The destination for today is the Cape of Good Hope, a rocky promontory at the very tip of the Cape Peninsula.

How did the cape get its name? The sight of this place provided weary sailors with encouragement and hope that they were on the right path, offering a moment of respite in the harbor. However, the proximity to the cape did not mean that sailors could let their guard down. On the way to rest and relaxation in the harbor, they faced rapidly changing weather and rocky coastlines, and the ocean floor still holds the wrecks of ships that are centuries old.

The journey to the Cape is an experience in itself, something that will be remembered forever due to the views and the accompanying emotions. We will follow the most beautiful scenic route in the world, known as ‘Chappies.’

We will stop at the popular Boulders Beach, renowned for its colony of over 2,000 penguins (Yes, penguins live in Africa!). ‘The Chappies’ will lead us to Hout Bay, a place known for its beautiful beaches, scenic coastline, natural attractions, and a laid-back, entertaining atmosphere.

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

5.day

HERMANUS

Po śniadaniu wyruszymy do miasteczka Hermanus, gdzie będziemy mieć niepowtarzalną okazję, aby zobaczyć wieloryby!

After breakfast, we will head to the town of Hermanus, where we will have a unique opportunity to see whales!

Whales gather along the entire southern coast of the Western Cape province, but the best place to see them is the town of Hermanus. This small town, located about 120 km from Cape Town, is renowned for the opportunity to observe these massive mammals. Whales can be seen here from early June to December during their seasonal migration. These creatures come close enough to be seen even from the land.

Upon arrival, we will embark on a boat trip in search of whales. Among the species that can be spotted are the southern right whale, humpback whale, dolphins, and several types of orcas. If we’re lucky, we might see calves with their mothers.

After this expedition full of extraordinary experiences but also a powerful dose of adrenaline, we will return to Cape Town.

Dinner and overnight stay in Cape Town.

6.day

V AND A WATERFRONT

In the morning, we will head to Khwattu Village. There is a ‘San People’ museum and a replica of their village.

There, we will learn the details of the challenging life of this hunter-gatherer community, whose members live in a similar way to this day. In the museum, we will have lunch prepared from local products, and there will even be an opportunity to taste antelope meat, which you will personally cook over the fire and then dip in a delicious traditional sauce.

In the afternoon, we have a visit to V&A Waterfront. Many celebrities own properties in this area, including Elton John, David Beckham, and Madonna. V&A Waterfront is visited by over 23 million tourists every year. Everyone will find something for themselves, from public works of art to expensive shops with jewelry, fashion, and home decor designed by leading African designers. And here comes no surprise – we plan some free time for shopping – it would be a sin not to take advantage.

For those interested, there is an extraordinary opportunity on this day. A helicopter flight, from which you can admire a unique panorama not only of the city but also of the Table Mountain and Lion’s Head.

We will watch the sunset from the deck of a replica pirate ship. The bay cruise will be accompanied by music, and you will have the chance to taste local drinks.

7.day

STELLENBOSCH

The surroundings of Cape Town are referred to as the granary of South Africa. The unique microclimate of the mountain-surrounded areas and fertile soil favor the cultivation of grapevines and wine production. That’s why the best varieties are produced here. South Africa even has its own grape variety called Pinotage – a South African red grape variety, a cross between the cinsault variety (known as hermitage in South Africa) and pinot noir.

We will venture into the Stellenbosch region – an area where over 150 vineyards open their doors 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 wine appeared in 1961.

We will immerse ourselves in the world of wine and put our taste buds to the test. Connoisseurs describe Pinotage as having dominant scents of plum, cherry, raspberry, and chocolate, with hints of spicy and coffee notes. We will try and see for ourselves, and those interested may also purchase some to take home

8.day

KRISTENBOSCH NATIONAL BOTANICALGARDEN

After breakfast, we will pay a visit to the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Established in 1913, Kirstenbosch is considered one of the largest botanical gardens globally and is the first created for the preservation of the country’s unique vegetation. The garden is part of the Cape Floristic Region complex, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and boasts the cultivation of 7,000 plant species, including many rare and endangered ones.

Later, we will also explore the oldest standing building in the city – the Castle of Good Hope. It served as a fort and prison. We will take a stroll through the Company Gardens, which in the 17th century supplied provisions for merchant ship crews and we will do some souvenir shopping directly from their producers at the Green Market Square market.

9.day

DEPARTURE FROM CAPE TOWN

In the morning, we will begin our farewell to Cape Town – our personal goodbye. Last photos, souvenirs, conversations. Transfer to the airport and 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: City of Sun and Wine

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The company is not responsible for any loss of customer's property due to burglary, theft, loss, etc. We also do not assume responsibility for any losses incurred by the customer in motels. Rek Travel reserves the right to change the itinerary due to circumstances beyond its control. The customer is obliged to comply with the tour regulations. Tour participants are insured according to the requirements of the US Department of Transportation for a total amount of $500,000 (insurance policy available upon request). Participants may opt for additional insurance coverage for hospital and outpatient treatment of illnesses acquired during the tour, as well as accidents in visited facilities (further information available at the office) for an additional fee.

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