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During the PENINSULA TOUR a selection of the following additional options may be considered (some of which are popular with our younger visitors!):

  • World of Birds (including the monkey enclosure where one is permitted to mingle freely with Squirrel Monkeys).
  • Duiker Island to see Cape Fur Seals in Hout Bay.
  • Cape Point Ostrich Farm.
  • Gem Stone Polishing Factory on the outskirts of Simon’s Town.
  • Kayaking.
  • Camel Rides.
  • Gardens.

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During the WINELANDS TOUR a selection of the following additional options may be considered (some of which may appeal to younger visitors too!):

  • Delicious food tasting menus.
  • Rupert Motor Museum L’Ormarins: Four custom built buildings housing an outstanding collection of Vintage and Collectors cars (except Mondays).
  • Rupert Art Gallery, Stellenbosch: View an incredible collection of South African Masters work.
  • Visit sites relevant to the Slave History of our past in the Cape.
  • Black Economic Empowerment Winery project.
  • View the site where Nelson Mandela was freed in 1990 at Drakenstein Prison.
  • Wine tastings on horseback or bicycle.
  • Butterfly World.
  • Visit the Cheetah Outreach Project, learn about the project and pet Cheetahs.
  • Visit the Raptor Enclosure at Spier and partake in interractive falconry displays and hold some of these magnificent creatures.

During the CITY TOUR a selection of the following additional options may be considered (also popular with younger guests!):

  • Going up the Cable Car to the top of Table Mountain (weather permitting).
  • Repel from the top of Table Mountain to about 100m below.
  • Witness the firing of the Noon Gun – our oldest enacted tradition (except Sun).
  • Visit the original Dutch East India Company Fort or the Planetarium in addition to those museums mentioned in the suggested itineraries.
  • The Slave Lodge, Prestwich Street Memorial and the District Six Museum are of great interest for those interested in our fractured past.
  • Visit unique Moyo African Restaurant not far from Cape Town on the West Coast with outstanding views of Table Mountain.
  • Visit Robben Island Museum by boat (3-4 hours).
  • The Two Oceans Aquarium is a must to view life under water without getting wet!

For the more adventurous:

  • Trips on the quintessential Hog: Harley Davidson Motor Bikes (with or without side-cars).
  • Scenic Helicopter Rides.
  • Fishing Charters.
  • Thunder City – get to be a passenger in a fighter jet!
  • Hiking – Table Mountain or Lion’s Head with a guide knowledgeable about the route as well as flora and fauna.
  • Viewing sharks from Cages in the water or aboard a boat.
  • Horseriding on Long Beach.

For Rest & Relaxation:

  • Visit exotic Spa’s for numerous different therapeutic treatments.
  • Play golf at one of our many excellent courses either in Cape Town or  the Winelands and other outlying areas.
  • The ultimate Colonial Experience has to be Afternoon Tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel, the only surviving Colonial Hotel in Cape Town.
  • Retail therapy is always an option! There are numerous wonderful markets, shops and City streets which sell a variety of wares, not to mention the world famous Waterfront Develpment where shops and restaurants abound. The Cape Quarter in the Waterkant Street area is also well worth a stroll.

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   Views atop Table Mountain are extraordinary! Enjoy that “top of the world feeling” from numerous easily accessible vantage points at around 1065m above sea level. The Cable Car cables are visible in the middle ground with Lion’s Head, Signal Hill and Table Bay in the background.

Other views include an aerial view of the Waterfront Development as well as Table Mountain seen from the Waterfront.

The vibrant City Centre has much to offer: Historical buildings like the City Hall where Nelson Mandela gave his first public speech after his release from prison in 1990, Greenmarket Square, the brightly coloured houses in Bokaap (the oldest intact residential quarter in Cape Town), the Cape Quarter in De Waterkant Village and fascinating collectable shops in Long Street bulging with a multitude of treasures.

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