Cape Town Adventure

Duration:
8
Tour Type:
Semi
SKU:
Cape Town
Group size:
10
Location:

$578.25$2,553.65

April 13 – 21, 2018

Cape Town is the oldest town in South Africa and affectionately called “The Mother City” by the locals. Spend the next several days discovering the gourmet restaurants, impressive art, culture, and fine beaches of Cape Town.

A 20% non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot.

  • April 13, 2018
Clear
Pay a 20% deposit per item
SKU: Cape Town

Description

Accommodation
This hotel in Cape Town’s is ideally located in the city center which offers panoramic views of Table Mountain, Read More
Itinerary
Overnight travel to Cape Town
Arrive in Cape Town, undeniably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. As you transfer to the hotel, you will see the city's iconic symbol, Table Mountain greeting you in the distance.
This tour allows visitors a unique journey through the history of South Africa, divided into what is referred to as “The Three South Africa’s”. From the monumental turning point in the Birth of South Africa to the now-decaying ruins of Apartheid South Africa to the townships of the New South Africa. This tour is not to be missed during your visit to Cape Town, as you’re given insight into the greatness of Nelson Mandela and what South Africa has achieved ever since the nation took up his challenge to rise above pain and bitterness. Some of the elements of the excursion may vary depending what’s going on in Cape Town on that particular day, but may include a walking tour, visiting a family’s very modest home and being entertained by a choir. You’ll be sure to experience eye-opening encounters, especially when visiting Langa, the oldest black township and Khayelitsa the largest township, where cultural values and personal experiences are exchanged.
While in Cape Town, outdoor enthusiasts will not want to miss the tour to the stunning Cape Peninsula, known for its steep mountains, secluded coves and beautiful pristine beaches. The Cape of Good Hope within Table Mountain National Park is surrounded by a rich biodiversity and is home to at least 250 species of birds as well as antelope, ostrich, and baboons. Walk the rugged cliffs, or, take the famous Flying Dutchman funicular, a beacon for early explorers that climbs uphill to the old lighthouse. Afterward, visit Boulders Beach to see the unique spectacle of penguins waddling freely, and walk through spectacular Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Depart from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront by ferry across Table Bay to Robben Island, the infamous home to the maximum security prison where Nelson Mandela and others were jailed. You’ll have a chance to visit the prison and explore Murray’s Bay Harbor precinct before returning to the waterfront by ferry. (Ferries depart from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront several times daily, weather permitting.
You’ll have three full days at leisure to explore stunning Cape Town and its environs at your own pace.
Optional Tours
Full Day Guided Safari from Cape Town
Marine Big 5 Adventure from Cape Town
Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl Valley Wine Day Trip
You’ll have three full days at leisure to explore stunning Cape Town and its environs at your own pace.
Optional Tours
Full Day Guided Safari from Cape Town
Marine Big 5 Adventure from Cape Town
Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl Valley Wine Day Trip
You’ll have three full days at leisure to explore stunning Cape Town and its environs at your own pace.
Optional Tours
Full Day Guided Safari from Cape Town
Marine Big 5 Adventure from Cape Town
Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl Valley Wine Day Trip
Excursions
Begin your tour with a trip to the Bo-Kaap neighborhood in Cape Town. This area, also called the Malay Quarter, is easily recognizable because of its colorful houses. Read More
This must-see Cape Peninsula Tour takes the scenic route through Muizenberg along Boyes Drive where you will see the famous colourful beach houses. Continuing on, we will stop off at a shark spotting hut, a picturesque site, Read More
Robben Island—where most of Mandela’s 27-year prison sentence was served—was a place of isolation for nearly 300 years, Read More
http://www.internationalcaty.com/robben_island/
Optional Tours
Wake early for morning pickup at your central Cape Town hotel. Settle in to your seat and snooze or check out the scenery on your 2.5-hour drive to the game reserve. Read More Price $220.82
Enjoy a 2-hour boat trip from Gansbaai to see great white sharks, whales, Cape fur seals, penguins and more. Read More
Price: $150.15
Spend a day in the gorgeous wine country of Stellenbosch and Paarl Valley, Read More Price $75.00
Trip Prep
  • Departure
    Flights to Cape Town depart from New York (JFK)

 Included
  • Lodging
  • Cape Town Tour
  • Breakfast daily
  • Transfers for scheduled activities
  • Cape Point Tour
  • Robben Island
  • Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
  • Hop On Hop Off Bus
  • Hotel to airport R/T transfers

Not Included
  • Meals not listed as included
  • Baggage Fees
  • Taxes and Fees
  • Activities not listed as included
  • Gratuities/Tips
  • Transportation for activities not listed

PASSPORT AND VISA INFORMATION You must be in possession of a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel. All visitors are required by the South African immigration authorities to have a minimum of two consecutive blank visa entry pages in their passport. Insufficient pages in the passport normally results in denied boarding or denial of entry upon arrival and the person is likely to be detained pending return to their country of origin.  Visa not required for American passport holders. Non U.S. citizens should check with the respective consulates as to the most current visa requirements to all their travel destinations. Please remember that it is your responsibility to obtain the necessary travel documents before the trip.
ENTRY REQUIREMENT FOR CHILDREN Effective June 1, 2015 children younger than 18 years who enter South Africa will be required to present a certified copy of a full birth certificate.  Copies are not acceptable. If not traveling with both parents then additional documentation is required. For more information about children’s requirements, please visit the consulate website at http://www.southafrica-newyork.net/homeaffairs/index.htm
TICKETS AND FINAL DOCUMENTS Your airline tickets along with final instructions and additional travel tips will be sent to you 10 – 7 days before the scheduled departure of your tour.  Please make sure to advise us in case your address changes.
HEALTH REQUIREMENTS Please consult your personal physician or local public health authorities regarding taking anti malaria pills as well as other recommendations.
CLIMATE South Africa is located in the southern hemisphere and therefore has the reverse season to those of the U.S. The weather is temperate and even during the wintertime you’ll enjoy comfortable temperatures. Average daytime temperatures are in the 60’s and 70’s from April-Sept and in the 70’s and 80’s from Oct to March. Overnight temperatures are lower by 10-20 degrees.
NON-INCLUDED MEALS You may dine at either of the hotels used on this tour or in another nearby restaurant recommended by your guide. Food costs in South Africa are very reasonable compared with the USA. Average cost for dinner (excluding drinks) in the coffee shop is about $20-25 per meal per person. Your hotel will accept credit cards for your non-included meals.
CREDIT CARDS AND LOCAL CURRENCY Hotels and some stores accept major credit cards.  However, for “street shopping” you will need local currency or U.S. Dollars.  Your hotels will be able to exchange for you cash to local currency. It is recommended that you bring along cash in small denominations.
BAGGAGE Each passenger may bring one piece of checked-in luggage (suitcase maximum 44 pounds) and one carry-on piece not to exceed 18”x10”x8”. We recommend that you do not over-pack and that you take a variety of separates with climate and comfort in mind.