All the Peninsula Tours traverse the spectacular coastline of the southern tip of Africa, passing through desirable suburbs and charming villages. There are fantastic activities that are available in conjunction with our standard Peninsula Tour, packing even more adventure into the day.
A visit to the Cape’s famed Winelands region is not only for wine enthusiasts. Majestic mountain scenery and picturesque vineyards combine to create some of the most attractive panoramas in the world. About 600 wine producers call the Cape home and their cellars range from historic Cape Dutch to cutting-edge Contemporary. The historic Wine Route towns of Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek offer many diverse attractions in addition to beautiful views, quaint villages and gourmet delights.
Drive through the city via the Bo-Kaap, or Cape Malay Quarter (so named for those peoples exiled to the Cape from Dutch colonies in the East). Leave our vehicle for a historical walk through the Company Gardens, the original fresh produce garden for visiting ships and locals from the mid 17th Century and today, home to the SA Museum, Cultural History Museum, Houses of Parliament, National Gallery and St George’s Cathedral. Stroll through the city to Greenmarket Square to browse African mementos at its bustling market stalls. Drive to the Castle, the oldest building in South Africa with its collection of Old Cape paintings and take in the Grand Parade where Nelson Mandela addressed the nation on his release in 1990.
One of the several advantages of being in Cape Town is the variety of completely different landscapes within a short travelling distance from the city. North of the city, the rugged West Coast with its plankton-rich cold sea current supports masses of marine life. Further north and inland lies the arid Cederberg Mountain range with huge sandstone monoliths and San rock art. Travel east from the city to the town of Hermanus, known for the best land-based whale watching in the world. Further east is the Garden Route with its indigenous forests, many lagoons and sun-kissed beaches. With all this as a canvas we have a variety of specialised tours to showcase the region.
We depart from Johannesburg between 06h30 – 08h00 to allow for various collection points. Our route takes us through the wide open spaces of the Highveld, down the escarpment and through the scenic Lowveld area. We stop for lunch en-route (own expense) and reach the Kruger National Park and Skukuza Rest Camp in the afternoon.
On arrival at the Cape Town airport you will be met by one of our representatives who will take you to The Portswood Hotel, which is ideally situated at the V & A Waterfront. The Waterfront is almost a destination on its own and offers loads of entertainment, different restaurants and shopping. Robben Island tours as well as boat cruises also depart from here.