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Meet your local guide, who will show you where to snap the best Instagram photos of Cape Town’s most iconic sights. First stop is Table Mountain, named one of the ‘New 7 Wonders of Nature’, for a cable car ride to the top of the mountain (weather permitting). Travel via the scenic Chapman’s Peak drive (if open) to Cape Point Nature Reserve, for a picture of the famous Cape Point lighthouse dating back to 1859. Visit Boulders Beach, home to a colony of African Penguins and then to Muizenberg Beach, one of the most popular Cape Town beaches, dotted with colourful beach huts along the sand and locally known as ‘surfers paradise’. Head to Groot Constantia Wine Estate, for a wine tasting (with souvenir crystal glass included) and wander through the instaworthy vineyards. The final stop is the V&A Waterfront, an instagrammer’s paradise. Spend as much time snapping away and enjoying the amazing views of Table Mountain and the ocean.

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Discover Cape Town’s budding Craft Beer scene and get great insight into the brewing process that is the result of sheer brilliance and outstanding craftmanship. Visit the Hoogeberg Brewery for a craft beer tasting in a repurposed cattle barn/milk stable. Say ‘cheers’ at Havoc Brewery, where the brewers are always playing around with flavours and techniques, creating new and exciting beers. After sampling some of the finest brews, end the day with a typical beach BBQ (braai) in the Blaauwberg Nature Reserve. With the boerewors (traditional sausage) sizzling over the hot coals and Table Mountain in the backdrop, enjoy the perfect end to a blissful afternoon.

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Join us for an authentic, local experience on a day out in the picturesque Cape Winelands. Visit a local cheesery that specializes in the production of handmade, full flavoured cheeses paired with a wine tasting, followed by a typical South African Braai on a boutique style wine estate, beautifully set amongst the vineyards. End the day with a visit to the Franschhoek Valley with its breath-taking scenery and warm hospitality for a final wine tasting before returning to Cape Town.

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Our journey begins with a visit to Groot Constantia Wine Estate, the oldest wine producing farm in South Africa. Explore the original Cape Dutch Manor House; visit the famed Cloete cellar, birthplace of the renowned Grand Constance, the oldest wine in South Africa, enjoyed by Emperors and Kings. Indulge in a wine tasting of five award-winning wines in a crystal glass (the glass is yours to take home as a souvenir) and be inspired by South African art. Then we’re off to Buitenverwachting Wine Estate, a stunning wine farm steeped in history, producing acclaimed handcrafted wines. Enjoy a wine tasting in the historic wine cellar with its traditional thatched roof, whitewashed walls and yellow-wood ceilings. We return to Cape Town via a scenic coastal drive, known as Platinum Mile, passing Llandudno, Camps Bay, Clifton and Sea Point.

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Experience visual arts in a unique setting that offers a multisensory experience. We visit the spectacular Zeitz MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary Art Africa), the largest museum of contemporary African art in the world. We join a guided tour led by curatorial staff, presenting highlights from the museum’s current exhibitions. Our journey of exploration continues with a visit to the Norval Foundation that houses one of the largest private collections of South African contemporary art and is considered a centre for art and cultural expression. Curatorial staff will guide us through some of the exhibitions, discussing works, providing background on the show and artist.

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Celebrate the vibrant diversity of Cape Town’s special Gin variety with its distinctly South African flavour that reflects the biodiversity of the region. Enjoy three craft gin tastings and tour the most southerly craft distillery on the Cape Peninsula. Our journey of discovery begins at the Woodstock Gin Company, distillers of fynbos infused South African gin with subtle undertones of buchu and wild rosemary. Then we’re off to the Cape Town Gin & Spirits Company, to sample handcrafted, small batch Gins, infused with handpicked Rooibos, vibrantly red in colour and a distinctive taste. Our final tasting and distillery tour take place at the Deep South Distillery, known for crafting award winning artisanal spirits in small batches following a very hand on approach. Both of its gins are gold medal winners that pay tribute to the unique flora and surroundings of the Cape Peninsula.

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Explore the Company Gardens, a verdant forest, home to a rich variety of flora. The Garden was first established to provide much needed nourishment and medicinal herbs for sickly and malnourished seafarers. The Gardens soon blossomed into a gorgeous botanical site that developed to host many different influences such as Dutch Baroque and Romantic Victoria. Your guide will point out the oldest cultivated tree in South Africa as well as the Rose Garden with its many different species of cultivated roses. During 2021 our botanical journey continues to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Kirstenbosch is world renowned for the beauty and diversity of the Cape Flora it displays, as it only grows indigenous South African plants. Enjoy a guided garden tour, taking in the highlights of the season, exploring most of the Garden while including the oldest and most famous features like the Dell. For 2022 our botanical journey continues to the Arderne Gardens, a South African Provincial Heritage Site. The Gardens with its shady glades and Japanese-style ponds, has one of the most diverse and valuable collections of exotic trees in South Africa. It officially includes one of the largest trees in South Africa, the vast Moreton Bay Fig. This tree, along with five others were proudly designated Champion Trees.

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Beautiful scenery combined with historical sites such as the Castle of Good Hope built by the Dutch, Cape Town City Hall, the Grand Parade, where Nelson Mandela first addressed the nation as a free man after 27 years in jail, Church Square, where slaves would wait for their owners under the slave tree, Slave Lodge, devoted to the history and experience of slaves and their descendants in the Cape, Greenmarket Square, with a daily crafts and souvenir market, surrounded by the Old Town House and art-deco architecture, St George’s Cathedral, known as the people’s cathedral for its role against Apartheid, the Bo-Kaap with its colourful houses and narrow cobbled streets, the Western Cape High Court, Company’s Gardens, South African Museum, South African National Gallery, Old Synagogue, Houses of Parliament, St Mary’s Cathedral and the District Six Museum where the walk ends.

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Discover the true essence of the Franschhoek Valley - picturesque vineyards, breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality and fine wines. Experience a unique and leisurely 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. Your expert guide will take you on a tour through Franschhoek village, sharing with you the fascinating history of the French Huguenots, ending at Babylonstoren, a historic Cape Dutch farm dating back to 1692, boasting one of the best preserved farmyards in the Cape.