Please note that One-Day tours can be combined into longer tours.
GTours will tailor tours to your specific requirements and interests. These are example itineraries.
All schedules are estimates and can be changed as required.
and Cape Point
- start the day by going up Table Mountain by cable car for the
magnificent views and the must see experience.
Drive via historic
Simonstown, the main naval base for the South African Navy, and
stop to visit the penguin-breeding colony at the picturesque Boulders
Beach. Walk with the penguins, or if you are daring enough, swim
with the penguins in the sea.
Cape Point Lighthouse and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Visit the most South Western
tip of the African Continent
journey will be on the Western side of the peninsula, via Scarborough
and Kommetjie. Visit the Groot Constantia wine estate in Constantia
- home of Simon van Stel - the first governor of the Cape.
City Tour and Robben Island
special and historical interest will be pointed out on the drive
through Cape Town city. A tour of the Castle of Good Hope, the first
recorded building in South Africa, demonstrates the many influences
which have shaped South Africa's history.
Drive via District
Six to the original Government Gardens. A short walk in these gardens
allows for viewing of Parliament, national galleries, museums and
other historic buildings. Time for specific interest tours is allowed
e.g. natural history, cultural galleries or museums.
A short drive
to the Bo Kaap museum, in the old Malay quarter of Cape Town, highlights
a group of people who have contributed much to the culture of Cape
Drive up to
Signal Hill for a magical 360 degree view, including Robben Island.
to the V & A Waterfront and the Nelson Mandela Gateway, and
board a catamaran to cross Table Bay to visit Robben Island.
The Two Oceans
aquarium can be visited either before or after Robben Island.
Paarl via Agter Paarl is a beautiful scenic detour. The first port
of call is the Laborie wine estate, belonging to KWV. Taste some
international award winning wines.
Franschoek, and en route view the prison from which Nelson Mandela
was finally released. Franschoek is named after the French Huguenots
who arrived in the Cape and contributed significantly to making
the cape wine industry world class. Visit Rickety Bridge and Dieu
visit the French Huguenot Memorial and continue to the second oldest
town in South Africa - Stellenbosch. Visit the museum (consisting
of 4 original houses), and enjoy exploring two more old Cape wine
estates in the Stellenbosch region.
One popular option for this tour is to visit a single wine growing region and concentrate on their specific products.
West Coast (1.3 days)
Head off North
to the West Coast Fossil Park and tour the habitat rehabilitation
and fossil digs.
Vredenburg to the picturesque tiny fishing village of Paternoster,
visiting the little shop with historical artifacts and delicacies
of the local culture. Drive the short distance to the Columbine
Lighthouse and Nature Reserve.
En route back
to Cape Town go via Saldanha to the Geelbek Nature Reserve on the
Cape Town with a photo stop at Bloubergstrand for the classical
view of Table Mountain. (A longer visit
to the West Coast is possible.)
Hermanus (1 to 3 days)
Drive up the
scenic Sir Lowreys Pass and continue to the wheat growing area of
Caledon. Travel through Shaws mountain pass into the beautiful
Hemel and Aarde valley to reach Hermanus.
a fishing village with two harbours - the old harbour (now a museum),
and the functioning new harbour. This is a prime whale viewing area
during the months from July to October. The whales can be viewed
from numerous restaurants or an easy walk along the Walker Bay coastline.
The drive back
to Cape Town is via the scenic coastal route and Gordons Bay.