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5 days of pure Cape Town bliss with just 1 easy click. Explore the Mother City’s best spots from the new Hotel Sky as your home base. Head to Cape Point on an included Cape Peninsula guided full-day tour and also take advantage of free days in Cape Town... Glide up the aerial cableway to see this beloved city from atop the iconic Table Mountain and explore beyond the city centre with included cable car return tickets and CitySightseeing Bus day pass.

Explore the winding roads from the Stellenbosch Winelands to Paarl and Franschhoek's wine valley on a full-day tour from Cape Town. Not only do you visit three esteemed wine farms for fine wine tastings and phenomenal pairings with cheese and chocolate in the top wine tasting regions of South Africa. Even experience the region's wine valley by rail on a scenic one-way antique Wine Tram journey and taste fine wines along the way

See the best Cape Town has on offer - a week you'll never forget.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Why You'll Love It

  • Cruise to a colony of Cape Fur seals as these clumsy creatures laze about.

  • Explore the cultural haven of the bustling Hout Bay harbour. 

  • Prepare for unparalleled views as you drive along Chapman's Peak.

  • See wild Atlantic waves crash at the southwestern most point of Africa.

  • Coastal road trip to take pics of the Muizenberg surfer's shores.

  • Indulge in pure bliss with a cosy pairing of Muratie's port-style wines with decadent chocolate.

  • Tease your tastebuds along Franschhoek's charming streets in the gourmet capital of South Africa.

  • Meet adorable African penguins at Boulders Beach if you enter the nature reserve.

  • Glide up the aerial cableway to see Cape Town from atop the iconic Table Mountain.

  • Explore the V&A Waterfront's cacophony of sights, sounds and tastes.

  • Soar on the thermal currents of Cape Town's mountains as you paraglide from Signal Hill.

  • Strap in for a bird's eye view with a heli flip over the Mother City.

  • Hop on and off at Cape Town's hotspots with a City Sightseeing bus pass.

  • Snake your way among distinct Cape #fynbos, bird and wildlife along Kirstenbosch Garden’s tree canopy walkway.

  • Fairview's Farmer's Tasting treats you to taste a selection of fine wines paired to perfection with their artisanal cheeses.

  • See penguins nesting or walking under the shrubs along the Willis Walk near Simon's Town.

  • Hop aboard the Franschhoek Wine Tram for a scenic journey through the valley's rolling vineyards to taste fine wines at Rickety Bridge winery.

  • Strap into the Sky-Hi ride and prepare for a 30m heart-stopping drop for a thrilling bird's eye view of Cape Town on a 28-story skyscraper rooftop.

Itinerary

This combo tour package consists of more than one tour as well as unguided days in Cape Town. The itinerary can run in a different order and guides & transport will change during the trip.
Day 1-2
Cape Town Region
±450km

Start with a pick-up from Cape Town International Airport or your Cape Town region accommodation with an included airport or welcome transfer service. There’s nothing quite like that pre-vacation high. A combination of relief that you’ve escaped your every day and nervous excitement for the new things to come.

The next two days are really free (unguided) days for you to acclimatise, to cast off any weariness from your journey and to get your bearings in South Africa’s Mother City. It’s a town known for its vibrant foodie culture, so bon vivants will be in their element along Long and Bree Streets in the CBD. And, in South Africa, no sundowner is complete without a colourful sunset. Camps Bay, an easy Uber ride from the centre of town, is one of the best spots to soak up the view, as is one of the many bars such as the elegant Leopard Bar at The Twelve Apostles Hotel. Of course, if you’re keen to start adventuring straight away, a wide variety of activities can be pre-arranged. Imagine an optional heli-flip or paragliding outing over Cape Town; a scenic hike up Table Mountain or a hop-on-hop-off City Sightseeing bus adventure. There's so much to see and do, from horse riding to shark cage diving, so if you have any spontaneous requests, just ask.

During the booking process, you can inform us what you have in mind for the day (we will suggest activities too) to ensure that it is booked in advance.  After a night's rest in the city, wake up and take on the streets or let us help you plan your second day in Cape Town.

As the first two days are at your leisure, all transport except for the airport transfer service will be at your own expense.

Wake up to another free (unguided) day in Cape Town with many options to choose from; why not use your included City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus day pass to explore the city's main attractions by bus.

Table Mountain tries her best to capture the lion’s share of attention in and around Africa’s Mother City – and does a pretty fine job of it too – but the beaches, Winelands and cosmopolitan chicness all stand in firm competition.

A great way to visit the top attractions and make the most out of a short stay is to hop on Cape Town’s bright-red, open-topped buses. Let the driver’s do the hard work managing traffic and parking, whilst you just soak in the views.

Choose from one of the available routes to see the city and beyond. The blue line extends its journey from the V&A Waterfront to the towering greens of Kirstenbosch, while the purple line is a merry affair that follows Cape Town’s inner-city wine route to the nearby wine enclave of Constantia. The red line service passes through Camps Bay (time your trip to catch a sunset) and to Table Mountain.

If the weather plays along, this is the perfect way to take the chance to summit one of the Seven Natural Wonders aboard Table Mountain’s aerial cableway that runs non-stop (weather permitting) during the day to the famous flat top. There’s a small eatery and souvenir shop at the summit, plenty of trails and who knows, you just may be treated to an impromptu singing session as your cable car driver descends the mountain. End off your day as you please, tasting your way through the Cape Town Foodie scene. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stay Package

Accommodation included according to your selected stay package. Subject to availability.

Stay Package

Accommodation included according to your selected stay package. Subject to availability.

Day 3
Paarl Winelands > Franschhoek Valley > Stellenbosch Cape Winelands > Cape Town Region
±450km

Join the Taste & Tram along the Cape Winelands small group day tour (or similar).

After breakfast, your guide will collect you from your accommodation.

Wine- and nature lovers alike are in for a treat on this tasting exploration of the Cape Winelands' best. Not only do you visit three esteemed wine farms for fine wine tastings and phenomenal pairings with cheese and chocolate in the Paarl, Stellenbosch, and Franschhoek regions; the extraordinary scenery along the way will also transport you back to yesteryear to reminisce among white gabled buildings and impressive manor houses flanked by the soaring mountain ranges.

Firstly you'll visit the cheese haven of Fairview for a farmer's tasting of their wine with local produce. Venture onwards to Franschhoek for a unique way to explore the region's wine valley by rail on a scenic one-way Franschhoek Wine Tram journey to taste fine wines at Rickety Bridge wine estate.

For lunch, you can experience the self-proclaimed culinary capital of South Africa, Franschhoek and end your meander along the Winelands with sweet port-style wines and chocolate pairing at the heritage-rich Muratie wine farm before heading back to the Cape Town region late afternoon.

Stay Package

Accommodation included according to your selected stay package. Subject to availability.

Day 4
Cape Peninsula > Cape Town Region

Join the Cape Point + Penguins small group day tour (or similar)

Start with a pick-up from your Cape Town accommodation. Hout Bay, an unassuming fishing village on the northern side of Chapman’s Peak, is the first stop of the day and offers the chance to visit the seal colony of Duiker Island, just a short cruise from shore. For those without their sea legs, rather explore the local harbour market and snap Instagram-worthy pics of colourful fishing boats.

As you leave Hout Bay behind, you’ll take on a staggering 114 mind-blowingly beautiful bends – stretching over nine jaw-dropping kilometres. Chapman’s Peak road, or Chappies to the locals, is touted as one of the world’s most scenic drives – and with good reason. Rugged mountains face off with the Atlantic and the roadway, an incredible feat of engineering, cuts a swathe right through and provides unparalleled views of the Atlantic below.

Chappies sets the scene for the afternoon’s adventuring as you venture onwards to the Cape of Good Hope, the most southwesterly point of Africa. Here, water and wilderness literally collide and create a picturesque jagged shoreline adorned with greenish fringes of fynbos. This is a place to pay tribute to ancient seafarers of old like Bartolomeu Dias (who discovered the Cape of Good Hope back in 1488) and pioneers, like Vasco da Gama, who journeyed through these treacherous waters from Portugal to India.

Indigenous fauna lines narrow winding pathways en route to the Cape’s whitewashed lighthouse, with views well worth the climb. Local wildlife – ostriches, baboons, and various antelope species, including bontebok – keep the journey interesting and add plenty of postcard moments for the shutterbugs. On the hillside, an optional funicular eases the journey for those that want to reach the top of the lighthouse.

As the day lengthens, travel to Simon’s Town, perched on the shores of False Bay and the home of the South African Navy. Just a few minutes to the south lies Boulders Beach, a comely stretch of sand littered with granite. This hotspot is home to a large colony of African penguins who strut their stuff in their black and white feathered finery to the delight of the crowds that gather to watch. Boardwalks separate man from bird and provide the perfect vantage point to see these cute creatures.

The journey back to Cape Town sees you travel through the coastal towns of Fish Hoek and Kalk Bay with a stop at Muizenberg Beach. The Victorian-style bathing chalets on the sand – with their bright pops of colour – are sure to capture your attention as you cheer on the wave riders at Surfer's Corner. You'll reach Cape Town by late afternoon.

Stay Package

Accommodation included according to your selected stay package. Subject to availability.

Day 5
Cape Town Region

You can never have too much of a good thing, so today you'll get to spend more fuss-free time back in the Mother City. Try to book later night flights out of Cape Town or extend your stay to make the absolute most of this last free (unguided) day.

Victoria and Albert Waterfront is a hotspot for last minute souvenir shopping and the launch spot for a trip to Robben Island (subject to weather and availability). Artisinal delis on Long and Bree Street; local produce in the Old Biscuit Mill in nearby Woodstock; a day-trip to Franschhoek for gourmet a feast; or an authentic African experience at Moyo restaurant in Kirstenbosch – all add to the foodie flavours of the Cape.

Pop-out for some additional wine-tasting at nearby Constantia and organise a case to be shipped home ahead of you. Pick up last minute gifts in Green Market Square or stroll along the Sea Point Promenade. Those that dare can also squeeze in one last magnificent view with an optional skydive or head out to Gansbaai for a full-day outing to cage dive with great whites.

And, when the shopping’s done and your bags are packed, the included airport transport service will deliver you safely to your onward travel plans.

As this day is at your leisure, all transport except for the included airport transport service will be at your own expense.

 
 
 
 
 

End with a free farewell airport transfer service to the Cape Town International Airport or your next stop in Cape Town region.

Included

Small Group & Independent Free Days

Maximum 13 guests per vehicle or guide. 

This combo tour package consists of more than one tour. The itinerary can run in reverse or a different order and guides or transport will change during the trip.

The scheduled group tours require a minimum number of travellers to operate while you will be on your own during the unguided portions of this package. 

Local Guide

Led by a local English-speaking professional tour guide on the following small group guided tours in this combo package:

  • 1 day Taste + Tram the Cape Winelands tour
  • 1 day Cape Point + Penguins tour
Transport

Transfers to included tour highlights. 

Pick-up + Drop-off and Cape Town Airport Transfer

There is no central meeting point for this tour. A transfer service will collect you from Cape Town International Airport or your Cape Town accommodation.

Accommodation

4 night accommodation according to your stay package selected.

Breakfast

4 Breakfasts included

COMBO Package

This combo tour package consists of more than one tour. The itinerary can run in reverse or a different order and guides or transport will change during the trip.

Included Activities & Entry fees
  • Browse Hout Bay Harbour
  • Curve Along Chapman's Peak
  • Cape of Good Hope Hike & Explore
  • Muizenberg Coastal Joyride
  • See African Penguins along Willis Walk
  • Fairview Cheese & Wine Farm Pairing
  • Explore Franschhoek on foot
  • Tram Ride & Rickety Bridge Wine Tasting
  • Table Mountain Cable Car Ride
  • Explore the Cape by City Sightseeing Bus

Excluded

✕ Optionals

This optional activity can be added to your journey as per rates listed in the itinerary.

*Table Mountain Cableway will be closed to perform maintenance for two weeks in Jul/Aug. Cable car tickets will not be bookable then but the hiking trails remain open.  

✕ Flights

Local and international flights are excluded.

✕ Travel Insurance

You are responsible for your own personal travel insurance. 

✕ Lunch, Dinner + Drinks

You can purchase meals + drinks on tour.

FAQ

How can we help you plan your dream tour package?
Hotspots2c is a tour operator based in the Cape Town region.  We offer tour packages that include guided transport + accommodation + day activities. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or to turn your trip wishlist into the tour package of your dreams.
Benita Stroebel
Journey Designer

Since the beginning, working as a guesthouse manager for years, I've been involved in creating personalised experiences for people in the travel industry. It has grown into my work passion and I love being able to create tailor-made experiences for people that they will remember for the rest of their lives. In between doing that, I create my own memories and experiences by spending time with my family (usually on the beach), attending festivals and capturing it all with my camera.

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Afrikaans – English – isiNdebele – Sepedi.– Sesotho – Siswati – Xitsonga – Setswana – Tshivenda – isiXhosa

How to say hello?

Molo – Xhosa

Sawubona - Zulu

Hallo - Afrikaans

Dumela - SeSotho

 

Electricity – Volt & plug

The South African electricity supply is 220/230 volts AC 50 HZ. Most plugs are 15 amp 3-prong or 5 amp 2-prong, with round pins.

Measurements 

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WiFi/Internet Access on tour 

WiFi can be found at most accommodations, restaurants and airports, however, the download speed is often slow and many connections limit your data usage. In short, you’ll be able to stay connected with home, but don't expect to watch HD movies in your spare time.

 

When to go

South Africa is blessed with a mostly mild climate, but different areas will yield different temperatures throughout the year. Summer in South Africa is usually peak season, lasting between November – February, however, Easter time (March) is often still considered peak season too. Temperatures range from 25ºC in coastal areas to high 30ºs in inland areas. Cape Town has ideal weather during this time and Durban sports warm beaches and humid air, Johannesburg experiences hot clear days and often an afternoon thunderstorm.

The shoulder season is April and May, as well as September and October. Surprisingly, the weather in Durban is often at its best during this time, and other areas simmer down from their scorching highs. Prices are lower and crowds are smaller. September and October see eruptions of flowers and blooms all around the country.

Winter is beautiful in most parts of the country. Cape Town experiences winter rain and is often a little cold and miserable, but still crisp and beautiful. Because of the warm Indian Ocean, Durban has spectacular weather in winter, often hovering around 20-25ºC with clear blue skies. Inland areas get quite chilly and the odd snowfall is not uncommon (it only lasts for a day though!). Prices are at an all-time low and it is an ideal time for game viewing, as the animals are more active in the cooler weather. 

The Garden Route enjoys a Mediterranean Oceanic climate, which is intrinsically temperate and mild almost all year round. Summers are warm to hot, and winters are cool. Second only to Hawaii, the Garden Route is acclaimed for having one of the mildest climates in the world.

However, the winter rain season can cause some delays for outdoor activities but the mild sunny days and the appeal of seeing the Southern Right Whale migration makes the Cape Whale Coast & Garden Route an ideal destination during the European summer holidays. You can expect cool mornings and evenings, but usually the climate remain bright and sunny during the day.

 

Best time to go where?

Jun-Jul (winter) = Safari in Kruger region

Jan-Feb (summer) = Cape Town city or beach destinations along the Cape Coast

Year-Round = Moderate Garden Route  

 

Public Holidays

With the possible exception of Christmas Day and New Year's Day, most tourist services and attractions are open on South African public holidays. In addition most city shopping centres, restaurants and entertainment venues remain open.

1 Jan   New Year's Day
21 Mar   Human Rights Day
30 Mar   Good Friday
2 Apr   Family Day
27 Apr   Freedom Day
1 May   Workers' Day
16 Jun   Youth Day
9 Aug   National Women's Day
24 Sep   Heritage Day
16 Dec   Day of Reconciliation
17 Dec   Day of Reconciliation Holiday
25 Dec   Christmas Day
26 Dec   Day of Goodwill

 

Visa & Travel docs

Travellers from most Commonwealth countries (excluding New Zealand), most Western European nations, Japan and the USA receive a free, 90-day visitor's permit on arrival. These travellers do not need a visa to enter South Africa. A valid passport is essential with at least two empty pages. You generally will need to show return or onward travel arrangements. Children aged under 18 must show an unabridged birth certificate (showing both parents details).

Some countries do, however, need a visa. Visas are not issued upon entry, they must be attained beforehand. It is advised that you clarify this before you leave, the Department of Home Affairs office has a comprehensive list of countries that do not require visas. http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php/immigration-services/exempt-countries

 

What to pack

We're generally laid back in South Africa, so no need to haul out your best silks and diamonds when you head to our shores. Here's some clothing advice when in South Africa:

  • For the summers, bring clothes that are cool and comfortable, along with an umbrella or rain jacket, as this is when most of the country gets rain. A light jacket or wrap is a good precaution. Don't forget a swimming costume.
  • The winters are generally mild, comparing favourably with European summers. But we do get some days when temperatures plummet, especially in high-lying areas such as the Drakensberg (some nights go below 0ºC), so be prepared with jerseys and jackets. If you are going to the Cape, rain gear will be needed in this season (your average here will be between 10-20ºC).
  • Always bring a hat - the sun can be strong even in the winter months. Make sunglasses, a hat and sunblock a firm part of your skin care kit.
  • Walking shoes are a good idea all year-round, with warm socks in the winter.
  • For game viewing, a couple of neutral-toned items will be useful, but there's no need to go overboard and kit yourself out like David Livingstone, out to explore Africa for the first time.
  • For the evening, if you are dining at an upmarket restaurant or seeing a show, go the smart-casual route. If you are simply going out to get a bite to eat, a general “no shirt, no shoes - no service” rule applies, so as long as you are fully clad, your attire should not be an issue.
  • When travelling with Hotspots2c we encourage reasonably sized bags for multi-day tours and we are able to accommodate bags that are on average under 20kgs. For one and two day tours, a light backpack is encouraged. 

  

Health & Safety

There are no compulsory vaccinations required to enter South Africa with exception of a yellow fever vaccination if you have been in a yellow fever area within the last 12 months.

The only major health risk you might face in South Africa is malaria, which is confined to small areas in the north-eastern parts of the country. Small pockets of the northern parts of the Kruger National Park fall under this area but the risk here is considered extremely low and it is not always necessary to take anti-malaria tablets. Remember as a precautionary measure to check with your accommodation what is recommended.

South Africa may have high crime statistics, but if you conduct yourself wisely, most tourists enjoy the country without any incident at all. Ensure that you lock away your passports and travel documents in a safe, which is usually provided by your accommodation. Don't flash around valuables and keep an eye on your belongings at all time. Majority of South Africa’s crime is opportunistic petty crime, so if you are vigilant about your belongings you should not have any problem.

 

Getting Around 

South Africa has 3 world-class airports that receive international flights every day; Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. Most international airlines will have flights into one or all of these airports daily.

There are numerous budget carriers that offer domestic flights between the major cities for very reasonable rates; this is the fastest and safest way to span large distances, especially between Johannesburg and Cape Town, which is a 2-hour flight.

From the airports there are numerous shuttles and taxis that you can pick up upon arrival, there are also many different car hire options at each airport and in all major cities. Uber is another reliable and affordable option.

 

Money 

Our currency in South Africa is the South African Rand. You can easily convert your currency to rand at a bank or Forex Bureau, the airports and larger towns often have many different Forex options. You can also withdraw from an ATM, banks are available throughout South Africa. Be sure to check what international bank charges you will incur for withdrawals before you arrive. Major credit cards are usually accepted in hotels or restaurants, however, there may be a surcharge. It is advisable to have small amounts of cash for curios and tipping. 

Tipping

  • Restaurants and Bars - Tipping in restaurants is the norm and is customarily kept at 10% of the total shown on the bill. Many restaurants will add a 10% service charge to a bill if the number of guests exceeds six or ten.
  • Petrol Stations and Car Parking - Petrol station attendants may be tipped a few Rands if they wash the windscreen, and offer to check oil and water and the tyres. Car-guards or parking-attendants are usually given R2 - R5. Car parks and areas around many popular tourist spots are populated by locals in day-glo yellow vests who offer to direct you to a space or to "look after your car for you." They are not threatening and you do not have to pay them, but giving them a few Rands may stop them from turning to petty crime. Cape Town has recently instituted a more formal parking attendant system in the downtown area, where uniformed attendants with handheld machines take payment for parking.
  • Tour Guides and Drivers – Tipping on tour is neither expected nor compulsory, However, should you wish to tip, the recommended tip is usually R10 per person on a day tour and R15 per person per day on multi-day tours. For private tours, R50 per person per half-day tour and R80 per person per day for a full-day tour is the norm.
  • Hotels - At hotels you may choose to leave money for housekeeping, this is often between R10-R50 per person per day but is in no way compulsory. It can also be done at the end of your stay
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