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.

Highlights

Close encounter with wildlife
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Family friendly
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

Click to find and book Things to do or need a Room, Hostel or Hotel or Car Hire?






Convert your SA Pension, RA or Life Policy



Posted on

Small-Group Pink Floyd and Pop Culture Tour: visit Pink Floyd sites in Cambridge before heading to London

See the best of ‘cool Britannia’ on a full-day tour of Pink Floyd-related sites. Formed in the 1960s, the progressive English rock band performed together for nearly three decades and, as such, the musicians’ hometowns of Cambridge and London are scattered with attractions linked to them. With an expert guide, tour Pink Floyd sites in Cambridge before heading to London to see Britannia Row studios and other hip spots like Notting Hill, Alexandra Palace and Abbey Road!

BOOK NOW

This small-group tour is limited to 16 people, ensuring you’ll enjoy a personalized experience.
Highlights
Small-group tour by minibus
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Instant Confirmation
Meet your expert guide and set off to the historic city of Cambridge, just over an hour away from London and the hometown of Pink Floyd. From the comfort of your luxury minivan, see the early homes of band members David Gilmour, Roger Waters and Syd Barrett before they ‘made it big’ in London. Pass numerous gig sites while your guide gives you the lowdown on the cutting-edge band’s early days.

On a walking tour of Cambridge, stroll along the city’s cobbled streets, admiring the elegantly traditional architecture around the city center. Your guide will talk about the character of this quintessentially British city, renowned for its prestigious university and river punting.

Stop outside Cambridge University, and explore inside at your own expense if you wish. Alternatively, explore more of the city on your own, perhaps grabbing lunch at one of the local restaurants (own expense).

Travel back to London for the afternoon to see some more Pink Floyd sites, as well as a few other pop culture locations. Head straight to colorful Notting Hill , a lively corner of west London that epitomizes everything cool about the capital, with bohemian shops, expensive homes and fashionable markets. See the Tabernacle building where Pink Floyd played gigs in the 1990s, and see sights from Notting Hill, the hit movie starring Hugh Grant.

Venture northeast to Islington, one of London’s trendiest neighborhoods, to see Pink Floyd’s Britannia Row studios, and then head west to Abbey Rad to stop outside the Beatles’ former recording studios. Have a go at re-creating their famous Abbey Road album cover by walking across the street’s zebra crossing.

The last site of your day is 18th-century Alexandra Palace, another gig site of Pink Floyd, affectionately known to locals as ‘Ally Pally.’ Built on top of a hill in Alexandra Park, the palace boasts the some of the best city views that only an insider would know! Walk around the park and enjoy the spectacular views before returning to central London.

BOOK NOW


 

Posted on

Downton Abbey Tour Including Lunch at a stunning old world British pub and Highclere Castle Tickets from London

Explore the Grantham Family home, Highclere Castle in this 7-hour guided tour on a luxury coach, before having lunch in Downton Village and continuing to Bampton. Admission tickets are included. Following a pick up from a meeting point in central London by the beautiful Thames, and taken on an entertainment filled trip through stunning Oxfordshire. The maximum tour group size is 23.

Book Now

Highlights
Lunch included
All entrance fees included
Led by a local guide
Begin your Abbey adventure in London and take a luxury coach to the beautiful and quaint Oxfordshire Cotswolds, to see key filming sites of Downton Abbey.

You’ll of course be visiting the Grantham Family home, Highclere Castle. You’ll have ample time to venture around the grounds and the castle too and enjoy free time for those that wish to experience the Egyptology exhibit too:

Pick up at 9am by the thames in a luxury 24 seater coach
Short trip to Highclere castle, with quizzes as you go, and Downton Abbey Bloopers on the coach TV
Explore the grounds and castle of Highclere at 10:30am
12:30pm pick up from Highclere castles and short trip to Bampton
1:15pm tour through Bampton village, the home of “Downton Village”
1:45pm lunch at a stunning old world British pub, hot meal included in the price
2:15pm you’re given time to explore the village and get some great photo opportunities
3:45pm Pick up from Bampton village for a further quiz and games on the coach
5:30pm arrive back at Victoria Embankment.

Book Now


 

Posted on

Private West Coast Wonder Guided Tour from Cape Town – including a visit to West Coast National Park

This day trip along the Cape West Coast is truly a photographers dream. The abundant fauna, flora and stunning surrounds entice you to take an easy walk or a short hike in the West Coast National Park. Round off the day with sundowners while marveling at Table Mountain from Blouberg Beach. It is a tour of relaxation in the unbelievably beautiful gem of the Cape’s West Coast. Year-round enjoy incredible coastal scenery, while in-season (Aug-Sep) journey into a wonderland of flowers.

Highlights
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Family friendly
Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
Instant Confirmation
Discover immeasurable beauty along the Western Cape’s West Coast. During Flower Season (Aug – Sept) the landscape is covered in a myriad of colours, while year-round the unique countryside offer a contrast between wilderness and ocean. This private tour offers you the flexibility to choose how long you would like to spend in the West Coast National Park, and what you would like to do. There are many short walks and hiking trails; the up-close detail and beauty accompanied by the wonderful scents, will remain with you forever. For lunch, you’ll have the option to decide between two fantastic restaurants; one within the park, and the other in the seaside town of Langebaan. Feel free to ask your guide for his recommendation. End-off the day sipping delicious sundowners and drinking in the views of Table Mountain and the Mother City from Blouberg Beach.

Itinerary

After pickup from your Cape Town accommodation, you’ll travel in a comfortable minivan, stopping along the way at a farmstall on the R27.
Arriving at the West Coast National Park, you’ll have roughly three hours to enjoy the park and its picture-perfect scenery. Explore this bird lovers’ kingdom situated along the Langebaan lagoon’s azure waters. The strandveld bursts into a tapestry of wild flowers during spring (Aug-Sept), where you might also spot wildlife, such as ostriches, eland, bontebok, springbok and tortoises. Choose to drive along the scenic routes or hike along the 4.6 kilometre Bakoor trail with views of the Langebaan Lagoon. Starting at the Langebaan gate, and taking you through to the Seeberg View Point – which is an ideal place to spot some of the rarer bird species found in the park, including the Curlow Sandpiper, Sanderling, and Knot. Alternatively, the 7 kilometre Geelbek trail take you all the way to the beach.

For lunch (optional extra), choose between staying in the park or moving on to the quaint seaside town of Langebaan. If you would like to remain in the park, dine at Geelbek restaurant, situated in an old Cape Dutch building, offering an array of West Coast traditional delicacies. If you wish to explore a little more, and enjoy a seaside setting, then lunch at Pearly’s restaurant in the charming fishing town of Langebaan is a must. Situated on Langebaan’s main beach, with views of the lagoon, this rustic restaurant offers delicious fresh seafood as well as pizza and pasta.

The journey back to your accommodation in Cape Town is broken-up with a stop for sundowners on Blouberg Beach. This is the ideal place to snap that iconic picture of Cape Town, with Table Mountain as its majestic backdrop. From here you can expect to arrive back early evening.

To book and find Things to do or need a Room, Hostel or Hotel or Car Hire?






Convert your SA Pension, RA or Life Policy



Posted on

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.


Looking for Things to do or need a Room, Hostel or Hotel or Car Hire?






Convert your SA Pension, RA or Life Policy



Posted on

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.

BOOK NOW

Highlights

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).

BOOK NOW


Looking for Things to do or need a Room, Hostel or Hotel or Car Hire?






Convert your SA Pension, RA or Life Policy



Posted on