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Marine Big 5 Safari from Cape Town: includes a visit to our newly build African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary
Operating around the world famous Dyer Island where you might be so fortunate to see the Marine Big 5 – the Southern Right Whale/Humpback/Bryde’s Whales, the iconic Great White Shark, the Cape fur seal (around 60 000 on Geyser Rock), the endangered African Penguin and various visiting dolphin species. The area is also home to a wide variety of seabirds.
All necessary equipment included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
You will arrive at The Great White House where we a restaurant, bathroom facilities and curio shop are situated. Upon arrival tea, coffee an muffins will be served. In the conservation and education room, you will receive an in-depth briefing regarding the area that you’ll be operating in, as well as conservation work and safety. You will be equipped with inflatable life jackets and wet weather gear in case of cooler weather conditions.
It is a short walk down to the harbour to enjoy an exhilarating trip on custom designed Dream Catcher. The Southern Right Whale Season is normally from June – December, but for the rest of the year the area is so fortunate to occasionally see some Humpback and Bryde’s whales. Other stops include a visit to the shark cage diving vessels to view great white sharks and then head to Dyer Island and Geyser Rock for the penguins and seals. You may also spot one of three dolphin species that visit: the Common dolphin, the Humpback or the Indo-pacific Bottlenose dolphin. You have an on board biologist and experienced crew promise an educational and memorable experience for the whole family.
After the trip at sea, you come back to The Great White House for warm soup and bread while warming up in front of a cosy fire or in summer to enjoy the warm sun. A debriefing will follow and the trip footage can be bought.
The trip also includes a visit to our newly build African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary (APSS) either before or after the trip.
Half-Day Robben Island Tour from Cape Town: a World Heritage site
Robben Island needs no introduction with regards to the significance of its place in South Africa’s and indeed the world’s history. As “home” to one of the world’s most infamous prisoners, statesmen and leader’s in Nelson Mandela.<
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Step back in time on a history tour
You will be collected from your accommodation at 8am and taken to the Robben Island Museum where you will board a ferry to the island which is 9km away from the V&A Waterfront (entry to Robben Island included in price). The ferry ride is approximately 45 minutes. You will then hop onto one of the buses and be led on a tour by previous inmates of the prison who will tell us stories of their’s and Nelson Mandela’s time in the prison.
The island, a World Heritage Site some 9km (5.5mi) offshore from Cape Town, was dubbed “Robben” (the Dutch word for seal) Island by early settlers in reference to the seal population at the time. Over the centuries, the island has housed a prison, hospital, mental institution, leper colony and a military base. The aforementioned Nelson Mandela spent only 18 years of the 27 years of his incarceration imprisoned on the island.
After the tour of the island you will take a return ferry and your guide will then escort you back to your accommodation at around 1pm.
Table Mountain Bike Tour in Cape Town – Double Descent’ downhill route: The perfect track for beginners
Unleash your adventurous streak on this three-hour mountain biking tour on Cape Town’s iconic landmark, Table Mountain. Enjoy a fun-filled dirt track riding experience while discovering the true beauty of the mountain slopes!
Before hitting the tracks a complimentary hotel pick up by mini van will bring you to the very top of Table Mountain where you will take in stunning views of Cape Town City, Table Bay and Robben Island.
You will then bike the ‘Double Descent’ downhill route on the lower slopes of Table Mountain – the perfect track for beginners. This is an excellent tour for those keen to try some off-road biking with an expert guide. After an action packed bike ride you will be dropped off at your hotel.
Enrique R, December 2014
It was an incredible experience. Quite scary at times but worth it. This tour is for the adrenaline junky type of person. If you are afraid of going down hill fast on a bike, I would think twice, but for me it was a great experience. The guides are fantastic and the experience is great!
Joanne T, March 2014
Great bike trip. I would say it is tough for beginners. The first part is quite steep but I was able to wait at the start point so didn’t have to do this bit. Then there is a pedal up for a bit which is hard work. Down was good – quite rocky and bumpy but amazing views. I hadn’t been on a bike for a few years so am a definite beginner and manged this but had to walk the bike some of the way. The guides were excellent and the views stunning. Glad I did it.
Winelands and Wildlife Full-Day Tour from Cape Town to Stellenbosch
Experience an exhilarating day of wine tasting, at wineries that are over 300 years old in Stellenbosch. See a Black Eagle and various species of owls, vultures, and many more wild birds. Visit a big cat sanctuary and see white lions, tigers, caracals, cheetahs, and leopards. Watch a duck parade of over 1000 Indian runner ducks as they waddle off to work in the vineyards for the day to eat the snails and slugs off the vines.
Close encounter with wildlife
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
All entrance fees included
You will be collected from your accommodation in Cape Town between 8:30am and 9am and travel a short journey to Stellenbosch.
Start the tour off with a steaming hot beverage of your choice at your first wine farm of the day where you will wait in eager anticipation for the 1000 plus Indian Runner Ducks to be led past us as they go to work in the vineyards. This waddling workforce is essential to the farm’s pest-control, consuming a startling amount of snails and bugs on their daily patrols. You will then be whisked away to another nearby wine estate for a wine tasting of their delectable award winning wines plus have the opportunity of stroking a few owls and taking pictures with them. Another highlight of this tour is you will also be able to hold an eagle (with a thick glove of course)! Birds of prey keep the farm’s ecosystem in balance, making it possible to naturally control pests, without pesticides. Enjoy up-close-and-personal interactions with eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, kites, buzzards, snakes and lizards. Take part in heart-stopping falconry displays, where they fly birds to you. Kids will also enjoy our piglets, rabbits, tortoises, chickens and unique playground.
A five minute drive to your next stop where you will be given an hour for lunch at a top Stellenbosch restaurant. Hudson’s Restaurant boasts spectacular views of the Helderberg mountain and, partnered with their delicious food and their staff’s passion for quality and service, the restaurant is arguably one of the best in the Stellenbosch winelands. Please note lunch is for your own account.
After lunch you will be treated to a visit to the Big Cats Park which offers a unique experience not to be found anywhere else along the Stellenbosch wine route, where you can both view and learn more about these majestic creatures that may well one day cease to exist in anything but our history books.
After all that excitement you will end your tour with another wine tasting at Meerlust Estate which is long recognized for producing world-class wines, and has been the pride of the Myburgh family since 1756. Today, the traditional dedication to the art of winemaking continues under the guidance of Hannes Myburgh, eighth generation custodian of this seventeenth-century national monument. Travel back to your accommodation at around 4.30pm
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.
Big 5 Safari Day Tour from Cape Town with an authentic South African safari ambiance
Take a walk on the wild side with an authentic South African safari day tour, conveniently located within reach of Cape Town. The resident animal life on this reserve have a luxurious 10,000 hectares over which to roam but thankfully your ranger guide will assist in tracking them down so that you can experience first hand, what it feels like to be a visitor in the animal kingdom. The warm Karoo hospitality, excellent cuisine and breathtaking landscape all add to this memorable 1-day tour.
See native wildlife in their natural environment
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Get off the beaten track in a 4×4
Buffet lunch included
Get up-close to native wildlife
The reserve contains over 1200 wild animals, representing 28 different species and hundreds of species of birdlife. Out of all the private reserves this close to the Mother City, only Inverdoorn offers such a wide variety of free roaming species living in large family herds. Visitors can track animals during the game drive in the specifically designed Land Rover 4×4 game viewing vehicles, with rangers on hand to help you find the animals and provide accurate, up-to-date information of flora and fauna.
The day safari will include door to door transfer from Cape Town CBD and surrounding area. You will be welcomed with drinks and home-made biscuits at the lodge on arrival. Enjoy a 2 to 3 hour game drive in open air 4×4 with a professional guide. After your game drive enjoy lunch under the trees or at the restaurant,depending on the weather, your buffet consists of 5 salads, 2 main course and 2 desserts. Depart from Inverdoorn at approximately 2:30pm for your return trip to Cape Town.
Cape Town is a dream destination for locals and foreigners alike.
Cape Town is a dream destination for locals and foreigners alike. The Mother City endears itself to all who have visited her idyllic shores. Azure seas lap white sandy beaches, the vibrant city pulses with majestic Table Mountain as her backdrop, and hometown pride runs thick through the colourful locals.
Cape Town has always been a firm favourite as a travel destination for South Africans and foreigners alike. Voted the number 1 tourist destination in 2011, the fair Cape has a lot to offer any type of traveller. If you?re looking for affordability when it comes to booking your Cape Town trip, then you?re in no better place.
This world renowned tourist destination is located at the tip of the Southern Africa. One of very few places where you are able to indulge in the finest seafood, lush mountainous areas, winelands or even soak up the sun in the many white sandy beaches than in ?The Mother City?. With so much charisma and laid-back tendencies this city would leave you feeling like you on holiday every day of the week -and let?s be honest what could be better than that?
Why visit Cape Town?
– From Table Mountain which is one of the 7wonders of the world to the ongoing parties in Long Street, and the scenic views in Stellenbosch-Cape Town definitely has it all!
– Only in this city are you able to experience South Africa?s history in a powerful and inspiring way by visiting places like Robben Island, Rhodes Memorial, and Iziko South African museum!
– Cape Town has been voted ‘The best city in the world’ by Telegraph, ‘The most loved city in the world’ by CNN World, and the ‘Top 2 beach cities in the world’ by National Geographic-and the list goes on.