The Fairest Cape

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Duration: 1 Nights

Tour Operator: Saga Holidays


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Tour Overview

Cape Town has to be one of the world’s most stunningly located cities. With the wide ocean and majestic Table Mountain framed by the windows of your sea facing room, you can spend hours just taking in the view at the locally rated 4-star Blaauwberg Beach Hotel (4Q). But venturing further afield, more delights await as you head to the edges of the continent, landscapes beyond compare, buzzing foodie hotspots and the area’s varied birdlife.

Alongside a selection of interesting included excursions, there are several leisure days leaving you free to explore the coast, city and countryside for yourself, head over to Robben Island or Kirstenbosch Gardens on an optional tour or soak up the ocean air and views from Blaauwberg Beach.

Itinerary

icon Day 1 UK - Cape Town

After your VIP door-to-door travel service to the airport, enjoy an overnight flight to Cape Town.

icon Day 2 Cape Town

Accommodation Name: Blaauwberg Beach Hotel

Arrive in Cape Town and transfer to the locally rated 4-star Blaauwberg Beach Hotel (4Q) 28 kilometres away.

Settle in and relax before taking an afternoon stroll along the Blaauwberg seafront to introduce yourself to the area. D

icon Day 3 Cape Town

Accommodation Name: Blaauwberg Beach Hotel

After breakfast journey into central Cape Town, passing some of the sights, as you make your way to the Castle of Good Hope, the oldest building in the Cape, for a guided tour. Next, you’ll head to the Diamond Museum to learn of the history of their discovery in this country as well as of the gems themselves.

Weather permitting, perhaps take a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain (tickets not included) for a spectacular view over the Mother City as well as the Cape Flats. If the weather doesn’t permit, you’ll instead travel to Signal Hill where you can admire a similar view. After enjoying some of the best views of the city, you’ll be able to set off to enjoy the afternoon as you wish. B, D

icon Day 4 Bird hide walk

Accommodation Name: Blaauwberg Beach Hotel

Just a short drive from your hotel is a birding oasis in the lowland wetlands. This morning, your guide will take you in search of the area’s feathered wildlife which includes glossy ibis, African spoonbill and pied kingfisher.

After this morning’s outing, the day is yours to take in the sea air and amazing views of Table Mountain or relax at your hotel. B, D

icon Day 5 At leisure

Accommodation Name: Blaauwberg Beach Hotel

Today is the perfect opportunity to join one of the optional excursions to Durbanville Wine Estate or Kirstenbosch Gardens.

After dinner, there is a talk on the Battle of Blaauwberg, and how the Napoleonic wars influenced the Cape. B, D

icon Day 6 Tastes of the Cape

Accommodation Name: Blaauwberg Beach Hotel

Get a true taste of the Cape with this morning’s visit to the Neighbourhoods Market in Woodstock, where local farmers, fine-food producers, bakers, grocers, fishmongers and butchers have stalls in this converted old brick warehouse. Take some time to browse the stalls here, perhaps enjoying a bite to eat to really make the most of the local produce on offer.

You’ll arrive back at the hotel at lunchtime so you can enjoy a leisurely afternoon. B, D

icon Day 7 At leisure

Accommodation Name: Blaauwberg Beach Hotel

Join us on an optional excursion to Robben Island or enjoy the day as you please. B, D

icon Day 8 West Coast of the Cape tour

Accommodation Name: Blaauwberg Beach Hotel

Head up to Mamre, settled two centuries ago by missionaries, then on to the gorgeous town of Darling, where you’ll stop for lunch. The picturesque and vibrant little town is home to Darling Olives, which you’ll visit and try some of the delicious oils and tasty morsels produced there.

Our scenic drive home through Bloubergstrand comes with a spectacular view of Table Mountain. B, D

icon Day 9 The Cape Winelands

Accommodation Name: Blaauwberg Beach Hotel

You have the whole day to explore the Cape Winelands district. The morning will be spent at the glorious Babylonstoren show farm and formal gardens, full of beautiful landscaping with over 300 plant varieties.

You’ll then head to Franschhoek, known as the gourmet capital of South Africa, where you have the pick of the restaurants for lunch. After, there is a tour of Stellenbosch, ending the day with a wine tasting at Delheim Wine Estate. B, D

icon Day 10 At leisure

Accommodation Name: Blaauwberg Beach Hotel

You have the day to yourself to enjoy. B, D

icon Day 11 Cape Point Tour

Accommodation Name: Blaauwberg Beach Hotel

Today you’ll explore the Cape of Good Hope in pursuit of penguins! Take the spectacular and unmissable Chapman’s Peak coastal drive which hugs the base of the mountain before it dips into the ocean. Then head south to the furthest points of the peninsula, the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point where there’ll be more stunning views.

At lunchtime arrive at the historical Simon’s Town with its wonderful restaurants, then you’ll see the colony of African penguins at Boulders Beach. B, D

icon Day 12 : Days 12-15 At leisure

Accommodation Name: Blaauwberg Beach Hotel

The rest of your holiday is at your leisure - a great opportunity to relax and make the most of the facilities at your hotel, or head out exploring independently. B, D

icon Day 16 Cape town - UK

Accommodation Name: Blaauwberg Beach Hotel

After breakfast, travel to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK. B

icon Day 17 UK

Arrive back in the UK and to your VIP door-to-door travel service home.

What's Included

Hands shaking Included travel insurance

Bed14 nights in hotels, 2 nights aboard aircraft

Dinner plate28 meals: 14 breakfasts (B) and 14 dinners (D)

CocktailFree bar open two hours daily

PersonSaga Host

Plus this...

  • Return flights and transfers
  • Beach walk
  • Olive tasting
  • Local speciality dinner
  • Wine tasting evening at the hotel
  • After-dinner historical talk

MapExcursions and visits

  • Cape Town city tour (half day)
  • Cape Winelands (full day)
  • Local market visit (half day)
  • Cape Peninsula tour (full day)
  • Western Cape Coast tour (full day)

HeadphonesUse of audio headsets on guided tours

Your Peace of Mind Options

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    Low Deposit

    Saga Holidays requires a deposit of 20% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 56 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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