Shark Cage Diving Tour in Gansbaai: including scenic N2 drive with the Atlantic Ocean on the one side and mountainous terrain on the other

See the ocean’s predators up close and personal on a Private Shark Cage Diving Tour. Go on a tour of Cape Town and experience sharks like never before with our full day shark cage diving tour.

This is a private tour ideal for families and couples who want to enjoy their day out without being in a big group. As part of this tour you’ll enjoy amazing views in a private luxury vehicle, including the C Classes Mercedes Benz (seats up to 4 pax) or Toyota Avanza (seats up to 6 pax), with a registered guide driver.

Highlights
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
See native wildlife in their natural environment
See the underwater world without getting wet
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
This tour boasts a fantastic itinerary, including: Drive to Gansbaai on the scenic N2 with the Atlantic Ocean on the one side and mountainous terrain on the other. Upon arrival in Gansbaai, there will be a briefing, a breakfast, and then up to three hours of shark cage diving. After your dive you will be served a light lunch while watching the video recorded during your dive.

You will then return to Cape Town on scenic route R44. Note that departure times for this tour are fixed, but drop-off times are flexible.

Please note
Transport to and from Gansbaai will be in a private vehicle, but when you reach the boat base in Gansbaai you will be joined by other people on the boat. There may be 20 people on a boat at a time. Should you wish to enquire about a private boat for you and your partner or group, this can be arranged at an additional cost, which can be paid directly at the boat base company. Please advise at time of booking so that we can arrange for this to be done and advise you of the additional cost involved.


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Chapmans Peak Sunset Trike Tour: Rated as the second most spectacular marine drive in the world

A romantic trike tour to one of the most scenic marine drives in the world. Treat that special person in your life with this unforgettable tour that starts at the V&A Waterfront and works its way to Hout Bay via the Atlantic Seaboard.

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Highlights

Enjoy a romantic night including dinner
Get inside tips from a local
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Romantic experience, perfect for couples
Treat a loved one on a special occasion
Free snacks included
This tour is for the special person in your life. Collection at the V&A Waterfront approx. 2 hours before sunset. Travel on a state of the art trike along the Atlantic Seabord to Hout Bay harbour. From the harbour you’ll travel up Chapmans peak Drive, rated as the second most spectacular marine drive in the world.

You will then be able to watch the African sunset whilst sipping sparkling wine and nibbling finger snacks that are included in the price.
From there you’ll travel back to the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town via two return route options.

This is an experience that will stay with you for years to come.

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Wine-Tasting Tour from Cape Town to Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl

Discover South Africa’s famous wine regions on this full-day private tour to Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl. Leaving the city lights of Cape Town behind, you’ll tour four well-known wine estates, learning about the climate, grapes and soils that produce South Africa’s New World wines. Sample fine wines, dessert wines, chocolate, cheese and more on this must-do private wine tour!

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Highlights:

– Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
– Get inside tips from a local
– Hotel pickup included
– Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
– Leave Cape Town behind and head off by luxury minivan to the Stellenbosch wine region – famous for its Mediterranean climate and fertile soils that help to produce millions of liters of wine each year.

Your first stop of the day is a small Stellenbosch wine estate called Muratie, much loved by locals, with bags of charm. Its traditional cellars are typified by ramshackle walls and worn paintings — adding to its rustic charm. Sample the estate’s fortified wine and locally produced chocolate – a winning combination!

With your expert guide, hop back in your minivan and continue your journey northwest to the Paarl wine region, home to leading wine producers like Fairview and Nederburg. Stop at the Fairview Wine Estate and tour its large cellars, trying out several of their famed white wines and cheeses.

Lunch takes place in the gourmet capital of South Africa – Franschhoek – roughly 5 miles (8 km) away. Your private guide will point out the best sidewalk cafes and restaurants, and then leave you to enjoy lunch at your own expense.

In the early afternoon your tour continues to the Haute Cabriere or Dieu Donne, another notable Franschhoek vineyard set high up in the Helderberg mountain range. The views from here are simply incredible, with surrounding vineyards that stretch as far as the eye can see. Soak up the views and sample the estate’s fine wines, leaning about the slow ripening of grapes in mountain viticulture.

Your last wine estate visit is Boschendal, one of South Africa’s oldest wine producers, with a wine-making heritage that dates back to the 17th century. The gorgeous farm estate houses state-of-the-art cellars, and it’s here that you’ll enjoy the day’s final wine-tasting session alongside rows of beautiful oak barrels. Relax on the journey back to Cape Town, where you’ll arrive in the early evening.

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How To Avoid Crime When On Holiday

When you travel overseas, crime can be a legitimate concern. Knowing what to do and what items to bring will help you avoid being the victim of a robbery. This will pave the way for an enjoyable trip.

Before you leave, investigate the area you’re traveling to thoroughly. Find out where the danger zones are and avoid them at all costs. Put your itinerary together of where you will be lodging, and the sites you will be visiting. Make extra copies of your passport, credit cards, driver’s license, airline tickets and Social Security card. Leave a copy with your attorney for safe keeping. You should also leave a copy of these items locked in the safe of your hotel room in case of an emergency.

When traveling abroad, keep your valuables hidden in a money belt. These are inexpensive and worth every penny. Money belts can be worn underneath your clothing, and they are a great place to store your credit cards, passport, cash, tickets and your itinerary. Try to have it appear invisible, so thieves won’t even think about robbing you. The money belt is also less cumbersome, and can take the place of a wallet or purse.

A great way to avoid crime when traveling abroad is to dress like the locals. Avoid wearing expensive clothes and jewelry. This will only attract attention, and make you appear conspicuous to con men and pick pockets. Also, stay away from suspicious displays of activity and excitement on the street. These demonstrations are usually put on to attract tourists, so thieves can rob unsuspecting tourists when they are caught up in the commotion.

Always carry minimal amounts of cash in your money belt when sightseeing and dining out. You can keep the remainder of your money, and any other valuables locked in the safe of your hotel room. This way if you are the victim of a robbery, you could explain to the thief that this is all the cash you have. If you need to visit the ATM, make sure to shield the pin pad. Don’t forget to grab your debit card once you’ve completed the transaction at the ATM.

Always learn a few phrases of the local language in case of an emergency. Have them written down and handy in case you need to contact the police or you need to seek out medical attention. Keep a list of emergency numbers just in case. These should include your hotel, police, fire and your lawyer. This way if you’re involved in a crime, you will have the necessary documentation to contact them immediately.

Finally, walk with purpose when you are moving about. Try to act as if you know what you are doing and where you are going. If you get lost, seek out directions only from people in authority.

Always Safe, Always Prepared


 

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