Tag: V&A Waterfront
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.
Full-Day Craft Beer, Classic Car and Wine Tour from Cape Town: passing through Franschhoek and Stellenbosch
Enjoy a laid-back tour through the Cape winelands passing through Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. You’ll sample chocolates, witness the art of glass blowing, view the most stunning private motor museum, see priceless art, taste some of the finest award-winning Cape wines, sip on truly awesome craft beers and enjoy lunch (at own expense) in Franschhoek. You will visit 3 wine estates and 1 to 2 microbreweries.
All entrance fees included
Small-group tour by minibus
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
You will be picked up at approximately 8:30am from your Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront or city hotel. You travel along the N1 towards Klapmuts for approximately half an hour before you reach the tranquil Spice Route. Once there, you kick the tour off with the perfect cup of coffee made from DV Café’s small batches of their own roasted beans. You stroll over to Red Hot Glass, a world-class glassblowing studio to witness this fine art and where you are able to purchase some beautiful pieces. After seeing melting glass, it is time for chocolate to melt in your mouth. DV Artisan Chocolate factory is housed in an old Cape Dutch home and will be your host.
A short meander through this beautiful wine area brings you to The Franschhoek Motor Museum. Across the length and breadth of Southern Africa, only this museum can adequately portray the evolution of the automobile. The museum’s collection exceeds 220 vehicles – ranging from a tiny 1898 Beeston motor tricycle to a monster 2016 Mercedes Benz G63 AMG 6X6. There are only 80 vehicles on display at a time.
You will spend about an hour here and if you are not interested in cars, you can stroll around the gardens and enjoy refreshments.
After a 10-minute drive further into the Franschhoek Valley, you arrive at La Motte Wine Estate. You will partake in a cellar tour and tasting of these multiple award winning wines. You are welcome to browse through the La Motte Museum. One of South Africa’s greatest master artists, Jacob Hendrik Pierneef’s work can be seen here. (Museum is closed on Mondays.)
Choose to either have lunch at Leopards Leap Estate or at Tuk Tuk Microbrewery. Tuk Tuk Microbrewery on the main road of Franschhoek Village is a beautiful quaint microbrewery. Here you can sip on some craft beer or you can explore and/or shop at some of the small shops or see sights in the village.
After lunch, head over Hellshoogte pass and descend into the world-famous Stellenbosch where you will see some of the oldest Cape Dutch houses in the country. The R44 awaits with a choice of another wine estate or micro brewery for you to do a tasting. De Grendel, 20 kilometers from the city center will be your last stop for the day. De Grendel with it’s breathtaking view of Table Mountain from the farm, 350 meters above sea level, is arguably the best in the Cape winelands. On a clear day, you can see all the way from Table Bay to False Bay, and sometimes even on to Cape Point. Enjoy a glass or two here before being dropped off at your hotel around 5pm.
Cape Town City and Table Mountain Private Tour: including a visit to the Castle of Good Hope
Situated below Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head, Cape Town offers a rich cultural and industrial heritage, grand splendor and an assurance of activity of excitement at the V&A Waterfront. Including all the `must-sees` of any Cape Town day tour, this option is a geographical and cultural extravaganza, showing you Cape Town, from its historical beginnings to the dazzling modern shopping malls of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.
* The Cape Town City & Table Mountain tour will not include Table Mountain during the period 24 July – 6 August, due to the closure of Table Mountain for annual maintenance.
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 tour commences with a tour of Table Mountain (weather permitting; cable car fee not included). In the city itself, visit the Company Gardens, the S.A. Museum, the Castle of Good Hope and the vibrant and arty flea market, Greenmarket Square. Take a trip through the picturesque Bo-Kaap.
Table Mountain (Cable Car fee not included in cost): By the late 1870’s, several of Cape Town’s more prominent citizens had suggested the introduction of a railway line to the top of Table Mountain. Plans to implement a proposed rack railway got under way but the outbreak of the Anglo-Boer war put a halt to these efforts. By 1912, with a strong desire to gain easy access to the top of Table Mountain, the Cape Town City Council commissioned an engineer to investigate the various options for public transport to the top. The new cableway was officially opened on the 4th of October 1997, the anniversary of the original launch, almost 70 years previously.
The Company Gardens have been described as “an oasis of calm in the city rush”, and with the trees, the squirrels and lunch-hour love birds it’s easy to forget that you’re in the middle of one of Africa’s most important cities. Spots of interest include a sundial dating from 1787, a Saffren Pear Tree (believed to be South Africa’s oldest cultivated tree), a statue of Cecil John Rhodes, a rose garden and pools with brightly colored fish.
The South African Museum was founded in 1825, then moved to its present building, in the historic Company Gardens, in 1897. Since then, millions of visitors have wandered its halls and corridors to be stimulated and inspired by its collections and exhibitions. They have left the Museum with a better understanding of the Earth and its biological and cultural diversity, past and present.
Built between 1666 and 1679, the Castle of Good Hope is the oldest surviving building in South Africa. The Castle was, however, not the first fort to be built at the Cape. A quadrangular fort was built after the arrival of Jan van Riebeeck in 1652, where the Grand Parade and the main Post Office are situated today. In 1936 the Castle was declared a National Monument.
At picturesque Bo-Kaap, or “Malay Quarter”, you’ll discover the unique culture, lifestyle and personality of the Cape’s Muslim community and their contribution to South Africa’s development.
4 on Highworth Self Catering Apartments – One of our top picks in Sea Point, Cape Town.
Located 2.5 km from the Cape Town Stadium, 4 on Highworth offers self-catering accommodation in the suburb of Sea Point. The property offers free WiFi and private parking is available for some units.
The modern and stylish apartments feature an open plan lounge, TV and kitchen facilities.
Across a 4 km radius, the surrounding area, V&A Waterfront and Green Point offers an array of restaurants boasting a variety of cuisine. The CTICC is within 5 km and Table Mountain is 9 km away.
The Cape Town International Airport is within 30 km.
Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9 for a two-person trip.
This property is also rated for the best value in Cape Town! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city.
– Free WiFi
– Free Parking
– Family Rooms
– Non-Smoking Rooms
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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.
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.
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.