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Cape Point and Constantia

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$235

per person if 2 book (rate varies per group size)
Duration of tour
1 day
Private

Transfer Types

Mini-coach / SUV
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Overview

See the best of the Cape Peninsula on a private day trip from Cape Town. Sit back and relax as your attentive guide takes you along one of the most scenic routes in the world to the best spots the area has to offer, all at your own pace. From diverse fauna and flora, to spectacular views and cultural delights, the Cape will wow you with her rich surprises.

Set off in the morning with a crisp meander along the sheer cliffs of Chapman’s Peak Drive as you make your way to the Cape Point Nature Reserve. Upon entry be sure to look out for roaming ostriches or mischievous baboons as you drive up to the breath-takingly scenic Cape Point. Remember to wear comfortable shoes, as the short hike to the top is not to be missed, offering panoramic views of the peninsula and the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. Having your photo taken at the famed Cape of Good Hope sign, marking the south-western most tip of Africa, is a must. Along the way, stop to drink in the coastal scenery while wandering amid the fynbos. Next up, you can get your fix of cuteness as you walk alongside African penguins at Boulders beach and learn about these endangered creatures and the efforts being made to conserve them. End off your day with a wine tasting and cellar tour at South Africa’s oldest wine farm, Groot Constantia.

Start

Cape Town
End

Cape Town
 

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Why You'll Love It

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

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

  • Waddle with adorable African penguins at Boulders Beach.

  • Sip on fine wines at South Africa's oldest wine farm; Groot Constantia.

Itinerary

This private tour itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to spend more time at the tour's highlights that interest you the most.
Day 1
Cape Peninsula > Constantia Valley
±200km

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

This private tour of the Cape Peninsula gives you the opportunity to see many of the hotspots of the area while still giving you the flexibility to tailor your day as you please and explore each stop at your own pace.

Set off from your accommodation in Cape Town in your private vehicle along the famed Chapman’s Peak Drive. There’s no better way to experience the Atlantic coastline and this stretch of Cape Peninsula than at ground level with a coastal breeze in your hair, the mountains at your side and stunning views in all directions. You will soon reach the rugged terrain of the Cape of Point Nature Reserve, home to the south-western most point of Africa and a wide array of wildlife that is native to the area. This rocky headland on the Cape Peninsula is acknowledged as one of the great capes of the South Atlantic. Originally known as the Cape of Storms due to the unpredictability of the weather. Take a short hike up to the Cape Point Lighthouse and be rewarded by panoramic views of the rugged Atlantic coastline. This is a great spot to stop for lunch, with the Two Oceans restaurant boasting some of the most spectacular views to help you savour their fine cuisine.

After you’ve had a walk around and your picture taken at the famous Cape Of Good Hope sign you’ll head on to Boulders Beach to catch a glimpse of a colony of adorable African penguins. The Boulders Penguin Colony is a sanctuary for these endangered creatures, offering pristine white sandy beaches and plenty of sheltered areas for the penguins to breed.

No day is complete without a glass of fine wine! So, your final stop for the day takes you past the quaint coastal towns of Fish Hoek and Kalk Bay to South Africa’s oldest wine farm, dating back to 1685. A wine tasting and cellar tour awaits you at Groot Constantia and you’ll have the chance to taste their award-wining wines and explore the historic estate. You’ll see the 1600’s Cape-Dutch style farmhouse, century old cellars, beautiful gardens and the rolling vineyards of the Constantia Valley. Your private guide will then take you back to your accommodation in Cape Town to end off your spectacular Cape Peninsula tour.

 
 
 
 

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

Included

Private

This trip's transport will run exclusively for you. Included activities and transfers may join other groups.

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
  • Groot Constantia Wine Tasting
  • Curve Along Chapman's Peak
  • Explore Cape of Good Hope

Excluded

Optionals

Optional activities can be paid and booked during your journey as per price listed in the itinerary.

  • Boulders Penguin Reserve Entry
Travel Insurance

You are responsible for your own travel insurance.

Meals + Drinks

You can purchase meals + drinks on tour.

Flights

Local and international flights are excluded.

Optional Transport Upgrade

from ±R1200 per day

A surcharge to travel in a luxury SUV vehicle. Maximum 3 people per car.

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Terms & Conditions

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Payment Policy: 20% deposit to reserve - full payment at least 31 days before tour date

A non-refundable deposit is needed to reserve a booking and full amount payment required at least 31 days before a tour to confirm a booking.

Cancellation / Refund Policy: 30 day or more notice for partial refund

 

  • Cancellation at least 30 days prior to tour departure date = 20% cancellation fee 
  • Cancellation 29 to 8 days prior to tour departure date = 50% cancellation fee
  • Cancellation within 7 days prior to tour departure date or no-show will not be granted a refund or voucher

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

  • Transfer fees and forex conversion costs charged by the banks will be billed to you.
  • Cancellation fees are caculated on the total value of the booking.
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. 

Standard terms apply

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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.

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. 

Best time to go

Jun-Jul = Safari 

Jan-Feb = Beach 

 

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 Africa Select Journeys 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

  • Tour Guides and Drivers – Tipping on tour is neither expected nor compulsory, however, should you wish to tip the team on the road you are welcome to decide on a value that match the level of service received. A recommendation usually range from about R50 to R200 per person / per day.
  • 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.
  • Hotels - At hotels you may also leave money to housekeeping at the end of your stay. Porter fees may already be included in your quote, and will be listed under your tour package inclusions.
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