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Arts and Culture Private Day Tour of Cape Town including Kalk Bay – experience picturesque coastal villages along the way
Explore the art, architecture, and scenery of the Cape region on this full-day, private, guided tour from Cape Town. Travel by air-conditioned minivan to the Company Gardens, the Cape Gallery, Casa Labia, and the Kalk Bay Gallery, while experiencing magnificent beaches and picturesque coastal villages along the way. A moderate amount of walking is required.
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
Small group ensures personal service
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Small-group tour by minibus
The full-day tour departs from your centrally located downtown Cape Town, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, or Atlantic Seaboard (Mouille Point, Sea Point, Bantry Bay, Clifton and Camps Bay) hotel accommodation around 9am.
You’ll first be driven in an air-conditioned minivan to the Company Gardens downtown. There, you’ll embark on a walk toward the city center, strolling past the National Library, Cape Town Parliament, and St. George’s Cathedral. You’ll continue through the heart of the old city where you will find some of Cape Town’s oldest and most prestigious galleries, antique shops, and auction houses, and visit The Cape Gallery flanked by colorful Georgian and Dutch facades. You’ll then return to the Company Gardens for a visit to the South African National Gallery. It houses outstanding collections of South African, British, French, Dutch, and Flemish art with regular exhibitions of paintings, works on paper, photography, sculpture, beadwork, textiles, and architecture.
Back in the minivan, you’ll travel to the village of Muizenberg, home to Casa Labia. Built in 1929 to reflect the spirit of 18th century Venice, Casa Labia is the former Muizenberg residence of Count and Countess Natale Labia. Today it is a contemporary South African art gallery, an uber-stylish Africa nova boutique, as well as a celebrated Italian café where you can enjoy a light and delicious lunch (at your own expense).
You’ll then continue on to the quaint seaside village of Kalk Bay where the pace of life is a little slower, and explore its quirky shops, antiques, crafts, and art. Traditional fishing vessels still return with the ‘catch of the day’ to the little port, while surfers enjoy surfing one of the best reefs in Cape Town. Established in 1995, The Kalk Bay Gallery, housed in the distinct Orange Building overlooking False Bay, is reputed to have one of the most comprehensive selections of original contemporary South African art. You’ll have time to explore its unique selection of over 3000 art works from international and South African artists for sale.
Finally, you’ll return to your Cape Town accommodation in the late afternoon. This tour is not wheelchair accessible, and a moderate amount of walking is required. Note that two people per booking is required.
Sunset City Bike Tour of Cape Town: along the Sea Point Promenade
Enjoy a sunset ride that will take your breath away. This half-day cycle includes some of the Cape’s most breathtaking scenery from majestic mountain passes to the sparkling Atlantic Ocean, and takes in the sights, sounds and cultural attractions of the Mother City.
Cycle the city streets to absorb the local atmosphere
This fun-filled excursion is the ideal way to experience the beautiful Cape Peninsula and the culture and heritage of Cape Town. Leave the much-celebrated V&A Waterfront, riding through the historic harbor and alongside the Atlantic Ocean as the sea breeze fills the air. Visit the Cape Town Stadium and the Green Point Urban Park, as well as the oldest working lighthouse in the country. Your journey continues along the Sea Point Promenade, with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. Ride through Bantry Bay and stop at Darwin’s Rocks, where the famous explorer himself stopped in the HMS Beagle. Make your way past Clifton, and its four attractive beaches, onto Maidens Cove, where you can take in the magnificent views of the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range and Camps Bay Beach. Ride alongside the bustling Camps Bay promenade and silky, white sand beach, where the beautiful folk of Cape Town go to play. Return via High Level Road with its magnificent views over the ocean, cycling beneath the mighty Lion’s Head and Signal Hill, making your way back into the city.
Meander through the delightful De Waterkant Village, the pink heart of the city, and explore the Company Gardens, initially established as a trading stopover by the Dutch. Then take in the bars and cafes on Long Street, heart of the city’s nightlife and climb up into the historic Malay quarter of the Bo-Kaap (Upper Cape), home to Cape Town’s Muslim community, with its colorful houses, cobbled streets and historic mosques. Slowly return to the Waterfront for a glass of sparkling wine complimented by gourmet canapés at the lovely Tobago’s Terrace Restaurant overlooking Table Bay.
Private Tour: Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point- visit the most South-Western Point of Africa
Your Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point tour will be strictly private and flexible with time. Tour departs from your hotel at your convenience in a private vehicle. Included in your tour are refreshment on boards, free WiFi and entrance fees to all activities.
Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
Cape of Good Hope is the most South-Western Point of Africa. It is the meeting place of the two currents, the Cold Benguela and the Warm Agulhas Currents. As your itinerary is flexible, allow your guide to assist in making your holiday memories of this magnificent land. This Tour could last a minimum of 4 hours and maximum 8 hours. All entrance fees are included as follows : Toll fee R42,Seals Island, Penguins Colony and Cape Point.
All Tours depart from your hotel/guesthouse at your own flexible time ( recommend to depart between 9am and 1pm). The tour will go along the following route, whereby your qualified South African flag badge tourist guide, will make sure that no stone will not be left unturned.
Below you will find a sample itinerary, please note that this is just a guideline. Frequent stops during this tour are allowed based on the guests needs.
Capturing a photo, appreciating the unmatched nature, or stopping for a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. Why not enjoy lunch (own expense). Sample Route/Tour: Waterfront, Mouille Point, Sea Point, Bantry Bay, Clifton, Maiden Cove (A stop here for photos is recommended), Camps Bay Beach, L’landadno (known also as the Millionaire’s Paradise) and Hout Bay. Optional stops: 1. World of birds 2. Seals Island boat trip which lasts one hour for the round trip – weather permitting 3. Browse the African Crafts/Gifts and Souvenirs).
Your journey will continue along the majestic, breathtaking scenic Road known as “Chapman’s Peak Drive (stop for photos). For coffee lovers, a quick stop at Noordhoek Village will be granted or even a light lunch. For the White wine lovers, a quick stop at Cape Point Vineyards will be granted to taste some of the best Cultivars South Africa has to offer. Nothing beats their Sauvignon Blanc (own expense).
The tour will carry on to Simon’s Town, which is the South African Naval Base. Then carry on to Boulders Beach where you will have time to watch the African Penguins. Cape Town and her surrounding coastline offers visitor some wonderful beaches, but none are more interesting or more beautiful than Boulder’s Beach in Simon’s Town. This beach, with its wind sheltered bays and safe sandy shores, is home to a breeding colony of over 2000 endangered African Penguins. Our final Destination will be the Cape of Goodhope Nature Reserve. Here you will explore the Dias Beacon or the light house could be explored using the Funicular or enjoy a quick hike.
Return To Cape Town via Muizenberg. Time permitting, a quick stop at South Africa’s oldest winery (Groot Constantia founded in 1685) for a scenic drive and wine testing (own expense). Kindly ask your tour guide to recommend a restaurant based on your appetite (own expense).