1 Day Family Fun Around Cape Town - 1day Private Tour | Hotspots2c
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Family Fun around the Cape

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Duration of tour
3 days
Private Closed

Transfer Type

Mini-coach
Departure dates on request
Everyday

Overview

This unique trip was designed for the whole family to experience the best that the Cape has to offer. Adults and young children alike will enjoy a blissful three days filled with exhilarating sights, unique cultures, authentically South African activities and more fun than you thought possible.

Ignite your senses as you walk the streets of Cape Town and breath in the tranquillity with a view from the top of Table Mountain, via the rotating cableway. Snake your way through the walkways of Kirstenbosch gardens and say hi to the cheeky seals of Duiker Island. Meet waddling penguins at Boulders Bay and be awed by the mind-blowing views of Chapman’s Peak and Cape Point. See how sophisticated your palate is with a Stellenbosch wine tasting while the kiddies enjoy their own grape juice tasting. Watch birds of prey in action and listen to the younger ones squeal with delight as they spot the cheetahs at the Cheetah Outreach. It’s all included, and it’s ready for the family to enjoy!

This itinerary can be tailored to your needs, and need not be over 3 consecutive days should you wish to stagger your days according to your Cape Town stay. This tour can include accommodation, or you may independently organize accommodation and add this trip as a fun, fuss-free way to make your Cape Town stay even better!

 
 
 
 
Start

Cape Town / Stellenbosch
End

Cape Town / Stellenbosch
 

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.

  • 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.

  • Let a local guide you through Cape Town's inner city for an insider view of the Mother City.

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

  • Marvel at the majestic predators that call the Cheetah Outreach home.

  • Be astounded by the accuracy and power of Eagle Encounters' birds of prey.

  • A family affair awaits with wine and grape juice tasting for the whole clan.

Itinerary guideline

This private tour is designed with the family in mind and would be adored by adults and young children alike. The itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to spend more time at the tour's highlights that interest you the most. This itinerary guideline can run in reverse or a different order. Private tours offer your own exclusive private tour guide and vehicle during the transfer sections of the tour, but any included activities or attractions visited may join others already booked.
Day 1
Cape Town Region
±50km

Start with a morning pick-up from your accommodation in Cape Town.

Set off on your circumnavigation of the Mother City with an invigorating one hour walking tour of Cape Town. Check out the highlights of the city and get a better understanding of all she has to offer. You’ll be right in the centre of it, immersed in the sights, smells and tastes; the best way to learn a new culture and really see a city.

As you’re beginning to fall in love with Cape Town from within, take a trip up top aboard the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway. Since the first person laid eyes on Table Mountain, it has exerted its powerful and charismatic pull, enchanting and drawing any and all who fall under its spell. A visit to Cape Town would be incomplete without a trip up the famous Table Mountain which reaches a height of 1085m at its highest point and had a broad flat surface allowing it to appear as a 'table' from certain angles, inspiring its name. Undeniably the best views over the Cape are to be taken in from this natural landmark mountain which allows all parts of Cape Town to be seen at once in all magnificence.

Simmer down with a leisurely afternoon discovering the delights hidden within the Kirstenbosch Gardens. The Gardens are world renowned for the beauty and diversity of the Cape flora it displays and for the magnificence of its setting against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain. Children will love Kirstenbosch’s winding walkway, affectionately known as the boomslang. It starts at ground level and extends high above the treetops, offering stunning views of Table Mountain and lesser-seen parts of the city. The timber-and-steel walkway is around 130- metres long. Nature lovers will enjoy the unique vantage point from above the crowns of the trees, and bird and animal enthusiasts will be seventh heaven, with the diverse fauna that abounds. What a way to end a day in the Cape.

 

End with evening drop-off at your Cape Town accommodation.

Day 2
Cape Peninsula
±150km

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. The kids will love the bobbing seals and their funny expressions, if you’re lucky, one of them might even lift a flipper as if to wave as you pass. 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 push onwards to the Cape of Good Hope, the most south-westerly point of Africa. Water and wilderness collide and create a picturesque jagged shoreline; indigenous fauna lines narrow winding pathways enroute 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.

Just a way on from Cape Point brings is the Boulders BeachPenguin Colony, a comely stretch of sand littered with granite home to a large colony of African penguins who strut their stuff in their black and white feathered finery. Boardwalks separate man from bird and provide the perfect vantage point to see these cute creatures waddling about.

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.

Day 3
Stellenbosch Winelands

Your final day is all about adventure and the young ones will be thrilled with the array or animals that await them. Start off observing the majestic residents of the Cheetah Outreach. This sanctuary, home to magnificent African cheetahs, aims to provide a voice to the free ranging cheetah through education and awareness. Take a stroll through the Cheetah Outreach Project and learn more about their lives, their habits and the dangers that face them as you watch them lazing about on their daily routine.

Next up, take to the sky as you visit Eagle Encounters on the outskirts of Stellenbosch. This bird sanctuary receives rehabilitated birds of prey that have been injured, poisoned, abused or hand-reared. When they are fit, healthy and able to hunt and breed again they are released into the wild. At the Eagle Encounter you can get up close and personal with birds of prey, as you learn about conservation efforts and the sheer power of these incredible creatures.

Meander into the historic town of Stellenbosch; where rolling vineyards peppered with traditional Cape Dutch architecture paint a pretty picture of the historical heart of the Cape Winelands district. Indulge in a signature Pinotage (a South African varietal) a bold Syrah, or a perfumed Chenin Blanc during a wine tasting, while the kids feel like royalty with their own unique grape juice tasting. Kick back as you turn tail to Cape Town to end off a spectacular three days of bliss.

End with a transfer to the Cape Town International Airport.

Included

Private Tour

This trip will run exclusively for you. This itinerary guideline can run in reverse or a different order. This private tour itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to spend more time at the tour's highlights that interest you the most. Private tours offer your own exclusive private tour guide and vehicle during the transfer sections of the tour, but any included activities or attractions visited may join others already booked.

Local Guide

Led by a local English-speaking professional tour guide.

Transport

Private transfers to included tour highlights. 

Pick-up + Drop-off

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

Included Activities & Entry fees
  • Cape City + Company Garden Walk
  • Browse Hout Bay Harbour
  • Duiker Island Cruise
  • Curve Along Chapman's Peak
  • Cape of Good Hope Explore
  • Meet the Penguins on Boulders Beach
  • Cheetah Conservation Visit
  • Eagle Encounters & Eco Educational
  • Spier Wine & Grape Juice Tasting

Excluded

Flights

Local and international flights are excluded.

Travel Insurance

You are responsible for your own personal travel insurance. 

Meals + Drinks

You can purchase meals + drinks on tour.

Accommodation

3 nights accommodation can be added on request.

Optional activities

Optional activities are possible to be added during free time at an additional cost. 

FAQ



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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.

Terms & Conditions

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Payment Policy: 20% deposit allowed. Full payment due at least 8 days before.

20% deposit or part payment is allowed up to 30days before the departure date. Full payment is required to confirm the booking.

Cancellation / Refund Policy:
7 day notice 100% voucher or 90% refund
3 - 6 day notice 50% refund
< 2 days no refund
 

Full payment is due at least 8 days before the tour departure.

If there’s no other option than to cancel or change your booking, fees may be involved depending on how far ahead of the departure date you cancel.

  • Up to 7 days before departure = 100% voucher or 10% cancellation fee / 90% refund
  • Up to 7 days before departure = 50% voucher or 50% cancellation fee / 50% refund
  • Up to 2 days and no-shows = full cancellation fee / no refund

     

Read the full terms online at https://hotspots2c.co.za/agent#terms  

Travel insurance is not included in tour fees, invest in good travel insurance to cover you if you need to cancel or change a tour date due to any reason.  

Cancellation fees are calculated on the total value of the booking. Booking changes; including date changes within 7 days of the booking date is seen as a cancellation and standard cancellation terms will apply. 

Transfer fees and forex conversion costs charged by the banks will be billed to the customer.

Child Policy: Child Friendly

Children are welcome on private tours. Some activities will have age limits and alcohol may only be served to adults over 18 years of age. 

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Know Before You Go

 what to expect

 

South Africa

  

11 official Languages Spoken

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 

Metric System

 

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 ( mid winter) = Safari in Kruger region

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

Year-Round = Moderate weather in the Garden Route region

 

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 doctor or a local travel clinic on what is recommended for your country to visit South Africa.

 

For more info about the safety regulations on tour - please see https://hotspots2c.co.za/ideas/safetravels

 

South Africa may have high crime statistics, but if you conduct yourself wisely, most tourists enjoy the country without any incident at all. Here are some tips: ensure that you lock away your passports and travel documents in a safe, which is usually provided by your accommodation or keep valuables at a safe place. 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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