8-Day Cape Town, V&A Waterfront, Winelands Chateau and Safari Tour

TRAVEL BETWEEN: 1 January 2021 - 30 June 2022

Cape Town, Winelands Chateau, Safari

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Day 1: Cape Town – Table Mountain – Robben Island
Take the cable car and enjoy the beautiful scenery from Table Mountain, one of the Seven wonders of the world. Enjoy lunch high on the mountain.

Lunch Restaurant: Cable Car Restaurant

Visit the famous Robben Island Museum. Robben Island was once an inconspicuous throwback reserved for high profile prisoners of the Apartheid regime. Nowadays it’s an island monument recognizing iconic struggle heroes such as Madiba and Walter Sisulu. The island was brought to the world’s attention when struggle leader Nelson Mandela was released in the early 90’s after serving more than two decades for the crime of speaking out against the apartheid government. Today, Robben Island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site – acting as a museum as well as a reminder of the price Madiba paid for the freedom of democracy.

Dinner Restaurant: Gold Restaurant
Type: African & Cape Malay Menu (with African drums)

The evening will be ended with African cuisine, Drums and Dancing.

Accommodation: 5-Star Hotel: V&A Waterfront
Room Type: Super Luxury Family Room

Day 2: Cape Town – Cape Point Nature Reserve – Boulders Beach

Just around the corner from the seaside village of Simons Town turn left off main road to Boulders Visitor Centre to visit the famous colony of African Penguins – once called Jackass Penguins for their hilarious braying call. This is a truly special experience and Table Mountain National Park staff are knowledgeable and offer guided tours.

Lunch: Restaurant: Harbour House Kalk Bay: Elegant yet relaxed seafood restaurant with a deck overlooking fishing boats, ocean and mountains.
Type: Seafood

Onwards to Cape of Good Hope Park. This landmark attraction of the route is Cape Point at the end of the Cape Peninsula, with the legendary Cape of Good Hope. Far too many visitors do the speed tour to the old lighthouse that rises 238 metres above the sea, when the journey into the Good Hope Section of the Table Mountain National Park is a day of discovery all on its own. Cape Point is Africa’s most southwesterly point.

You can experience the grandeur of one of the highest sea cliffs and freshest air in South Africa. Lesser known details are the 1 200 species of indigenous plants, various small mammals, antelope, zebras, and even South Africa’s largest bird – the ostrich, that call this park home.

Take some time to explore this fascinating reserve and discover some of the history and shipwrecks that scatter the coastline – from the Lusitania that struck Bellow rock in 1911; the Thomas T Tucker near Olifantsbos, the Phyllisia a Cape town trawler that went down in 1968 and the remains of the Dutch trawler The Nolloth. Find out the legend of Antonie’s Gat; a place where even today Muslim worshippers may be seen praying on the cliffs of Cape Point in honour of the holy man that lived there.

The Cape of Good Hope has some of the most brilliant scenery in scenery for those participating in active sports, be it on land or on or in the water from scenic walks to hiking & biking, swimming in the tidal pools, diving & surfing, fishing and angling, and bird, whale and animal watching all over the reserve.

From the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve at Cape Point, the spectacular road takes you past Smitswinkel Bay (treasure seekers and divers know about the 6 shipwrecks in that tiny bay!) and Millers Point to Simon’s Town.

Dinner Restaurant: Steak Restaurant, V&A Waterfront
Type: Various Wild Game

Accommodation: 5-Star Hotel: V&A Waterfront
Room Type: Super Luxury Family Room

Day 3: Cape Town – Diamond Museum – Cultural City Tour – Constantia Wine Farm

Discover a 3-billion-year-old story unfold from a diamond’s formation to the final polished stone. Explore the origins of South Africa’s famous diamond industry and get introduced to some of the great names in diamond history, including Cecil John Rhodes, Barney Barnato and the Oppenheimer family.

The Cape Town Diamond Museum also pays homage to the most famous South African diamonds, such as the 3,106 carat Cullinan rough diamond discovered in 1905 and showcases specimens of Kimberlite rock dating billions of years old. Life-size replicas of the famous diamonds that have adorned royalty, the rich and the famous are also on display. Afterwards, get the option to buy diamonds at a diamond factory close by.

The half day cultural city tour takes you through the ancient streets of Cape Town. Visit the Bo-Kaap with its colorful houses, walk on the cobblestone streets of Greenmarket square and visit the Companies Gardens. (Visit also include: Holocaust Centre, Jewish Museum, Gardens Synagogue, City cultural experiences)

Lunch Restaurant: Simon’s Groot Constantia
Type: Bistro

A visit to Groot Constantia, which is celebrating its 330th birthday this year, making it the oldest production wine estate in South Africa, will struck you by its absolute natural beauty, historical gravity and architectural wonder. Enjoy a wine tasting tour.

Dinner Restaurant: Greenhouse Restaurant. An exploration of local ingredients, flavours and African food fables, Greenhouse at The Cellars-Hohenort presents an unforgettable dining experience.
Type: Mixture of African and modern cuisine.

Accommodation: 5-Star Hotel: V&A Waterfront –
Room Type: Super Luxury Family Room

Day 4: Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa & Shopping at the V&A Waterfront

What was once the tightly-packed grain silos that stored massive quantities of maize has been transformed into an architectural and artistic wonder in the form of The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz Mocaa). Instead of demolishing this disused building at the V&A Waterfront, architects and artists leaped in to create an incredible home for some of the most modern contemporary art (and artists) on the continent and abroad. Today, it is the first international museum that is dedicated to showcasing contemporary African art. At any given time, there are scores of exhibitions adorning the walls and spaces of this museum. As visitor’s meander amongst them, they become a part of the fantastic approach to design. This is because, instead of destroying the silos to make big open spaces for these unique pieces, the architects used the contours of the silos, carving them out to create cunning dimensions that flow. Contoured tubes and tunnelled spaces invite explorers to be part of this leading-edge museum. The open atrium space invites the light to flood the rooms, while the patterned glass adds a certain fairytale feel.
Of course, this is all about the art on display. Those with a keen eye for design will love seeing what the artists of the future have in store. Some pieces are post-modern and jarring, forcing an opinion; others celebrate the beautiful heritage of South Africa in poignant ways. But, all are incredible to see.

Shopping in the V&A Waterfront before refreshing for dinner.
Lunch Restaurant: Bo-Kaap Restaurant
Type: Cape Malay

Dinner Restaurant: Seafood restaurant, V&A Watrerfront Set Menu

Type: Sea Food Restaurant

Accommodation: 5-Star Hotel: V&A Waterfront
Room Type: Super Luxury Family Room

Day 5: Franschhoek – Crocodile Farm – Cheese and Wine Farm

A guided crocodile pond tour leads you across open dams via ramp ways. Over 1000 crocs are housed in these dams. Visitors have an opportunity to touch a baby croc, view crocs underwater through aquarium style viewing panels, and during summer months witness a feeding on the 12 noon and 3 pm tour. Buy high quality toys, branded clothing and an extensive range of nile croc leather articles. These quality items are fashioned by local craftsmen from skins sourced only from registered breeders and finished to the highest standard.

Onward to Fairview Cheese and wine farm for lunch. First and foremost, Fairview is a working farm, housing a collection of micro-businesses all sharing in a common goal – to create artisanal and sustainable produce, with a focus on fine wine and cheese. They’ve been caring custodians of our land since 1693, and invite you to come and visit and see for yourself how the farm operates, supports the environment and contributes to a more holistic lifestyle. After lunch enjoy a wine and cheese pairing.

Lunch Restaurant: Fairview Restaurant
At Leeu Estate, enjoy a private tour of the Wine Cellar on the Chateau. In 2013 Leeu acquired a stake in Mullineux Family Wines, now named Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines. You are invited to taste the handcrafted wines in this award-winning portfolio at the elegant tasting room on Leeu Estates.

Restaurant: A combination of fine dining and art.

Accommodation: Franschhoek 5-Star Hotel on Wine Chateau

Day 6: Franchhoek Wine Tram – Motor Museum

The Franschhoek Wine Tram hop-on hop-off tour is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of the Franschhoek Valley – picturesque vineyards, breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine, fine wines and a 300 year history.

Passengers aboard the hop-on hop-off tour will experience a unique and leisurely way to see the Franschhoek Valley as they journey through rolling vineyards in an open-side tram and open-air tram-bus stopping in at some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates.

A combination of tram and tram-bus transports passengers around a loop of stops allowing them to hop-off at each stop and experience the activities on offer, be it wine tasting, a cellar tour, lunch or simply a stroll through the vineyards and when they are ready, hop-on to continue the tour.

The tour takes passengers right into the heart of the Franschhoek Valley, with a narration focusing on the history of Franschhoek and wine cultivation in the valley and unparalleled views of the valley and vineyards.

Lunch Restaurant: Winefarm Restaurant

The Franschhoek Motor Museum offers visitors a special opportunity to look back at more than 100 years of motoring history with its unique and exciting collection of vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and memorabilia in the magnificent setting of L’Ormarins. Across the length and breadth of Southern Africa, only one place can adequately portray the evolution of the automobile, The Franschhoek Motor Museum.

Before dinner at Leeu Estate, enjoy a guided private winetasting at Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines.

The Wine Studio offers a truly immersive wine experience. Housed on Leeu Estates, it is run by the Mullineux & Leeu team, whose knowledgeable tasting room staff will guide guests in the finer nuances of these handcrafted wines.

Dinner Restaurant: Private Dining at wine estate

Type: Fine Dining

Accommodation: Franschhoek 5-Star Hotel on Wine Chateau:

Day 7: Aquila Private Game Reserve

Acclaimed for service excellence, renewable energy, social responsibility efforts and conservation programmes, Aquila is more than just an unforgettable wildlife experience, it is an experience in luxurious African hospitality, traditional culinary delights, service excellence and the restoration of pride to the indigenous people and the land.

Named after the endangered black or verreaux eagle (Aquila verreauxii), Aquila’s story began in 1999 when its owner, Searl Derman, driven by a desire to share his passion for the wild with Cape Town, set about searching for the perfect piece of land to re-introduce the Big 5 to the Western Cape. He was fortunate enough to come across a nature reserve that would later become Aquila Private Game Reserve.

Situated in the historic town of Touws River, in a valley between the Langeberg and the Outeniqua Mountains in the Karoo, the 10,000 hectare conservancy has evolved from its early days of being residence to various antelope species only to becoming the home of the Big 5 – elephant, lion, buffalo, rhino and leopard – as well as a significant amount of other wild game, which roam freely on the reserve.

Aquila’s purpose is to protect and preserve Africa’s increasingly threatened wildlife and is fully committed to social upliftment, job creation, skills development and various sustainable empowerment programmes. Creating the ideal, sustainable balance between nature conservation and the empowerment of the local community of Touws River is at the core of how Aquila operates.

Today, Aquila’s guests can experience a day or overnight safari experience. Aquila offers its guests a unique opportunity to experience the reserve’s natural flora and fauna by vehicle, quad bike or on horse-back

Proposed program at the reserve:

12h30 – Welcome drinks at Aquila
12h30 – 14h00 – Buffet Lunch
14h00 – Check inn to Room OR Cottage
16h00 – 2hr to 3hr Game Drive
19h00 – Buffet Dinner Aquila Restaurant
07h00 – Game Drive
08h00 – 10h30 – Buffet Breakfast
10h00 – Check Out
10h00 – 12h00 – Time at leisure
12h30 – Depart for Cape Town

Accommodation: Premier Lodge Rooms

Day 8: Cape Town International Airport

Return to Cape Town International Airport for the return flight home.

Important Note:

  • Itinerary can be adjusted according to own preferences
  • Prices might vary depending on special offers available
  • Single supplement applies
  • Prices vary per season

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