• Lions at Sabi Sabi
    Photo Info Sabi Sabi
    See incredible wildlife on safari
  • Bush
    Photo Info Savanna Private Game Reserve
    Dine in the African Wilderness
  • Elephant at Sabi Sabi
    Photo Info Sabi Sabi
    Experience Close Elephant Encounters
  • Cape Town and Table Mountain
    Admire Cape Town's stunning beauty
  • Le Franschhoek Lounge
    Photo Info Le Franschhoek
    Live in Luxury at Le Franschhoek
  • Summary
  • Itinerary
  • Pricing
  • Options & Add-ons

Best of Cape Town and the Bush

Explore the "best" of beautiful Cape Town, the picturesque Winelands and a thrilling safari.

Trip Highlights

Cape Town | Franschhoek | Sabi Sands Game Reserve

Explore

The beautiful city of Cape Town
Picturesque Franschhoek

Experience

Close-up wildlife sightings in pristine wildlife areas
Spotlit night drives to witness the evening pursuits of predators and other nocturnal animals

Taste

Superb South African wines
Casual fare in a glass enclosed dining room at Le Franschhoek Hotel

Choice 

At additional cost:

Panoramic Table Mountain views and city scenes on a City Tour
Gorgeous botanical displays on a Kirstenbosch tour
Breathtaking scenery and lovable penguins on a Cape Peninsula Tour
Cultural insights on a Walk to Freedom Tour

Day 1 - Cape Town

Arrive in Cape Town where you will be welcomed by a Lion World Travel representative and transferred to the 15 On Orange Hotel.  The hotel is set on the fringe of Cape Town's vibrant city center and within walking distance of many attractions. Optimum comfort and luxury with sophisticated design is the signature of your spacious room.  Enjoy sweeping views over the city or Table Mountain. Suites are equipped with a host of first-class leisure and entertainment amenities including two flat screen televisions, a DVD player and satellite television channels. A sumptuous en suite bathroom features a stylish, oversized bath set behind a sparkling Marmaran glass-encrusted wall, a raindrop shower and a double vanity.

15 On Orange Hotel Cape Town

Accommodation: 15 On Orange Hotel - Standard Room (B)

Day 2 - Cape Town

Explore, relax or shop with a full day on your own.

Consider a scenic full day tour to the Cape Peninsula with stops at Hout Bay and the charming Boulders Beach Penguin colony. At Cape Point ride the funicular or climb to the top for breathtaking views of the cliffs and crashing waves below.

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

Accommodation: 15 On Orange Hotel - Standard Room (B)

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Add-Ons

Victoria Falls in Style - From USD $1,799

Experience a fabulous blend of luxury tented accommodations, game drives, river cruises and the impressive Victoria Falls for an exciting add-on!

Victoria Falls in Style is a 3-night package. Spend one night in Johannesburg and enjoy two nights in Victoria Falls staying in a stunning tented lodge on the Zambezi River where you will experience the wonder of the mighty Falls as well as a tranquil cruise on the Zambezi River and open-vehicle game drives in the Zambezi National Park.

Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe


Cape Town Day Tours


Cape Town, the Mother City, is a historically, culturally and breathtakingly vibrant city that was recently named the best city in Africa and the second best city in the world by Condé Nast Traveller. From its beautiful natural landmarks to its colourful culture; from decadent wine farms to captivating history and architecture - it’s a tourist heaven. There’s no finer way to savor Cape Town's pleasures than a guided day tour with Thompsons Africa – from wonderful winelands and wine tastings, to riding the cable car to the top of Table Mountain, we’ll take you there in style.

Please note the scheduled tour prices below have additional drop off and pick up points and will have other guests on board. The private tour pricing offers a vehicle and driver just for your use and allows more flexibility – please note that the venues visited will have other guests, it is just the vehicle and driver that is on a private basis. Pricing for both is per person based on a minimum of two people.


Cape Town City Tour - Half Day

Departs: Daily between 7:35 and 8:30am. Returns: Approx. 12:30pm

Bo-Kaap in Cape Town

This tour is designed to orientate and give you a full-color insight into the extraordinary magic of Cape Town. First enjoy a cable car ride to the summit of the legendary Table Mountain (weather permitting) for panoramic views, including the City and surrounding layout of this southernmost tip of Africa (tickets are for your own account and cost approximately USD $16 per person). Next up is a visit of the country’s oldest colonial building, The Cape Castle and the Company Gardens. Then you’ll be driven past Parliament Buildings, City Hall which is where Nelson Mandela made his first public speech after his release from prison and the Slave Lodge. Next, it’s up the cobblestoned hills to the beautifully colorful homes of the Bo-Kaap in the Malay Quarter. The tour ends on a sparkling note, with a visit to a diamond works where you’ll watch a professional diamond cutter as he creates every girl’s dream stone. Perhaps you’ll be taking one home.

Pricing (valid until October 31, 2016):
Scheduled: USD $38 per person
Private: USD $95 per person


Cape Point Tour - Half Day

Departs: Daily between 8:00 and 8:45am. Returns: Approx. 12:30pm

Twelve Apostles Mountains in Cape Town

The Cape Peninsula and Cape Point is wild, rugged, and undoubtedly one of the most memorable coastlines you’ll have encountered. The trip begins with a drive along Millionaires Paradise, eyeing the glamorous homes of Clifton Beach and Camps Bay which leave you in no doubt as to how it earned its title. From there, it’s on towards the charming coastal town and working harbor of Hout Bay - translated from Dutch it literally means Wood Bay. Then, driving over the legendary Chapman’s Peak Drive with its breathtaking views you’ll arrive at the Cape of Good Hope Section of the Table Mountain National Park and its rugged, intriguing landscape. Next up is a visit to the delightful African penguin colony at Boulders beach (for your own account, approximately USD $5 per person), before moving on to the historical naval port of Simon’s Town. It’s a wonderful half-day spent on the wilder side of this exquisite Cape coastline.

Pricing (valid until October 31, 2016):
Scheduled: USD $50 per person
Private: USD $125 per person


Walk to Freedom Tour - Half Day

Departs: Daily between 8:00 and 8:45am. Returns: Approx. 12:30pm

Cape Town Township

Experience the wonderful raw energy of Cape Town's Townships in one unforgettable morning. After a visit to District Six (closed on Sundays), where you will learn a little of the history of the townships, the tour continues on to the oldest township in Cape Town, Langa, and its people. Strolling through Langa Township, pop in to a local market, an Arts & Crafts center and visit a traditional healer. Experience the warm hospitality at a local Bed & Breakfast as well as a day care center that provides local children with a safe haven and fun environment. Then from Langa we visit two other townships, Khayelitsha and Gugulethu to get a more in-depth look at the vibrant communities. For those who have the time, we recommend you extend to a full day tour with a visit to Robben Island in the afternoon. Home of Nelson Mandela for so many years, it’s a highly charged and emotional moment when you visit the site of this suffering, and realize how far South Africa has come from those days.

Pricing (valid until October 31, 2016):
Scheduled: USD $40 per person
Private: USD $135 per person
Robben Island Extension: USD $34 per person


Robben Island - Half Day

Robben Island Prison Cell

Board the Robben Island Ferry at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and take part in a half day Robben Island tour.

For nearly 400 years, Robben Island was a place of banishment, exile, isolation and imprisonment for political "troublemakers" and social outcasts. During the apartheid years Robben Island became internationally known for its institutional brutality. Some freedom fighters spent more than a quarter of a century in prison for their beliefs. Nelson Mandela was one of them.

Those imprisoned on the Island succeeded on a psychological and political level in turning a prison 'hell-hole' into a symbol of freedom and personal liberation. Robben Island came to symbolize, not only for South Africa and the African continent, but also for the entire world, the triumph of the human spirit over enormous hardship and adversity. You will be escorted around the island by an ex-political prisoner, and given insight into the past and how the human spirit triumphs.

Pricing (valid until October 31, 2016):
USD $34 per person


Feathers & Fins Tour - Half Day

Departs: Mon, Wed, Fri between 12:45 and 1:45pm. Returns: Approx. 5:30pm

Two Oceans Aquarium

This entertaining, family-friendly trip includes a visit to the Hout Bay World of Birds where adults and children can get up close and personal with nature, with over 400 different species to discover including birds, reptiles, mammals - don’t forget to visit the walk through monkey jungle! The tour continues with some of the finest beach views on the coastal drive to the Two Oceans Aquarium in the famous Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, where a magical underwater world awaits. Learn about mysterious deep sea creatures, dangerous predators and see a real “happy feet” family. Touch pools and tidal walks are part of the fun while puppet shows and play areas are on offer for younger children. For older children, fascinating discoveries, interesting facts, and shark encounters await! Bring your family on this fun tour to see, touch, learn and play...who knows, they may even find Nemo!

Pricing (valid until October 31, 2016):
Scheduled: USD $55 per person
Private: USD $129 per person


Cape Malay Cooking Experience - Half Day

Departs: subject to chef's availability.

Today you will learn about Cape Town's cultural diversity on this interactive guided walk through the historical heart of the Bo-Kaap with a mini-shopping safari. The focus is on the Cape Muslim people's heritage, culture, community, and food.

The mini-shopping trip stops at a local spice shop and a halaal butcher, offering the opportunity to interact with locals and to discover typical ingredients. The shop-keeper himself, when available, or a knowledgeable guide, will take you behind the counter to taste, smell and touch your way through typical ingredients. This is a true sensory delight! The highlight is to visit a local family's home and participate in a hands-on, fun-filled cooking session and demonstration before savoring a full traditional lunch! You’ll be involved in making your own meal with the assistance and guidance of the local host. This is the perfect occasion to gain insight into local culture and hear some real-life stories  while having fun.

Pricing (valid until October 31, 2016):
Private: USD $120 per person


Sea Kayaking - Half Day

Departs: daily, subject to weather. Please note the tour excludes transport to and from Simon's Town — prices available upon request.

Visit one of the most unique places in the world  a penguin colony in suburban Cape Town. And the best way to see it is from the water. Leave from Simon's Town Waterfront and paddle past the civilian and Naval Harbor and out to Boulder's Beach. After visiting the penguins, stop on a lovely semi-private beach for refreshments, swimming and snorkeling (snorkels and bottled drinking water are provided). Your double kayak is very stable and perfect even if you have no paddling experience.

We can also arrange for you to go cycling, skydiving, sandboarding and abseiling among other activities  please let us know if you would like more information on these activities.

Pricing (valid until October 31, 2016):
Scheduled: USD $33 per person


Cape Peninsula Tour - Full Day

Departs: Daily between 7:45 and 8:45am. Returns: Approx. 6:00pm

Cape of Good Hope

On this tour you will see why the area earned the name of The Fairest Cape. Sit back and relax, as you’re driven along the exquisite stretch of coastline known as Millionaire’s Paradise – from Clifton to Camps Bay, to the exclusive beach hamlet of Llandudno – towards the charming working harbour of Hout Bay where you can embark on an up- close-and-personal Seal Island cruise if you choose to (your own account – approximately $6 per person).

You then wind your way along the legendary Chapman’s Peak Drive, hugging the cliffs and relishing the breathtaking ocean views. After a stop for lunch (your own account), visit the wild and beautiful Cape of Good Hope Section of the Table Mountain National Park, an integral part of the world-renowned Cape Floral Kingdom.

After, you’ll head back along the coast towards the City, visiting the historic naval port of Simon’s Town and the endearing African penguin colony at Boulder’s Beach (own account – approximately $5 per person). Next, you’ll head inland to the last stop of the day. In the summer months this will be at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. With the sun setting over the tall peaks of Table Mountain, the last rays sparkle on the trees and flowers. In the winter months (May 1st to Aug 31st), the last stop is at Groot Constantia where you’ll stop for a wine tasting and cellar tour of South Africa’s oldest wine estate.

Pricing (Valid until October 31, 2016)
Scheduled: USD $69 per person
Private: USD $175 per person


Whales & Wine Tour - Full Day

Departs: Wed, Fri & Sun between 7:45 and 8:45am. Returns: Approx. 5:00pm
Only operates Jul-Nov during whale season

Whale watching in Hermanus

The quiet little fishing village of Hermanus has the best shore-based whale watching in the world! The drive takes you along the coast with its glorious ocean view and hopefully – the awe-inspiring site of Southern Right whales at play. There may be an opportunity to join boat-based whale watching (subject to availability, time and weather conditions and for your own account – approximately $50 per person and the cruise lasts about 2 and a half hours). You will be able to enjoy lunch in the town (your own account) if you choose not to do the boat trip. The day also includes a visit to the Hemel-On-Aarde (Heaven & Earth) valley to visit a boutique winery to sample some wines of outstanding quality (on Sundays when the winery is closed you will visit the Cheetah Sanctuary in Somerset West instead). The return drive to Cape Town takes you via the pretty apple-growing region of Elgin and through Sir Lowry’s Pass with its spectacular views.

** Handy tip: sun protection, protective clothing and preventative treatment against sea sickness are advisable when going on the optional boat trip **

Pricing (valid until October 31, 2016):
Scheduled: USD $70 per person
Private: USD $169 per person


Shark Cage Diving - Full Day

Departs: Daily at 4:15am (depending on weather and tides)

Here, in the heart of the world's Great White Shark mecca you’ll experience a unique diving opportunity to witness the wonder of these amazing creatures.

Your day begins (pick up times start from around 4:15am and are weather / tide related) with a 2 hour scenic transfer from door to door, a light meal with tea and coffee is provided, followed by the excitement of the launch and a full adrenalin packed day at sea around Dyer Island and Geyser Rock - an area famous for its aptly named channel 'Shark Alley' and inundated with African ‘Jackass’ Penguins, Cape Fur Seals and Southern Right Whales (in season)!

The anticipation mounts as the cage is gently lowered and you ready yourself for that first, electric encounter. It's that once in a lifetime rush as the solitude of the sea encases you and you come face to face with one of the most powerful predators on earth. Shark cage diving in South Africa is high adventure and an experience that will leave you breathless! Divers and non-divers can rest assured that diving and observing will be a secure and wondrous experience. You will be fully briefed on all safety procedures by the team on board. All the necessary diving and safety equipment is provided but don't forget your camera!

Sharks are usually wary at first so you’ll wait a while for them to settle before the dive cage is lowered. The cage takes 8 people and each group spends about 20 minutes in the water, face to face with the sharks! Please note that the area is not enclosed so the sharks come and go as they please.

Hot soup is served on your return to dry land (please let us know of any dietary requirements) where you’ll be able to swap stories about your experience.

Pricing (valid until October 31, 2016):
USD $190 per person


Wine & History Exploration - Full Day

Departs: Daily about 8 am. Returns: Approx. 5:30pm.

Tour Stellenbosch where you will taste wines and shop at some of the most outstanding wine estates in the Cape. Your first wine tasting is at Rustenberg Estate, where wines have been bottled for an unbroken period since 1682. The estate offers an intimate exclusivity and the beautiful gardens are truly a plant lover's dream.

Your next stop is the beautiful Delaire Graff Estate, nestled between majestic mountains and overlooking the vineyards of Stellenbosch. The original artworks from Laurence Graff's personal collection are on display throughout, representing some of South Africa's finest contemporary artists.

After a wine tasting and fascinating walk through this estate, you'll travel to Franschhoek for lunch at a local restaurant before stopping at L'Ormarins, home of Antonij Rupert Wines.

L'Ormarins was restored in 1984 and the Manor House and Cellar declared national monuments. The Antonij Rupert Cellar is a state of the art gravity fed cellar with revolving ceiling and underground barrel cellar built in memory of Antonij Rupert. The Franschhoek Motor Museum at the magnificent L'Ormarins offers the opportunity to look back at more than 100 years of motoring history, with its unique and exciting collection of more than 300 vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and memorabilia.

Pricing (valid until October 31, 2016):
Private: USD $190 per person


Refined Western Cape Experience - Full Day

Departs: Daily at 8:30am. Returns: Approx. 5:45pm.

After an early breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel and head out of Cape Town to the oldest wine estate the Swartland area where you’ll enjoy a wine tasting at Allesverloren, a farm renowned for its distinctive red wines. Dating back to the 17th Century, Allesverloren has a rich history and a picturesque setting.

The next stop is the town of Riebeek Kasteel. One of the oldest towns in South Africa, set in the fertile Riebeek Valley, you will spend 2 hours exploring and shopping. Often referred to as the best kept secret of the Western Cape, this tranquil village is covered in the softest hues of pink and white during spring (September and October depending on rains) when the peach orchards are in bloom and is also home to the oldest hotel in South Africa, The Royal Hotel. Some of South Africa's most famous painters, attracted by the picturesque surroundings of the valley, are residents of Riebeek Kasteel today adding an artistic flair to the atmosphere of this quaint village.

You'll enjoy lunch at Mama Cucina, a popular local Italian restaurant, before leaving for the multiple award winning Kloovenburg Estate, also in The Riebeek Valley, for wine and olive oil tasting. You will then bid farewell to Riebeek Kasteel and make your way back to Cape Town traveling via Malmesbury, commonly known as the heart of the Swartland.

Pricing (valid until October 31, 2016):
Private: USD $159 per person


Sunset Beach & Dinner - Evening Tour

Departs: Tue & Thu between 5:30 and 6:00pm. Returns: Approx. 10:00pm
Only operates Sep - May

Sunset in Cape Town

Join your host and head out of the city before sunset. Savor a chilled glass of sparkling wine while overlooking one of Cape Town’s most beautiful beaches and taking in the sunset. You’ll be shown how to find the Southern Cross in the night sky (if the moon isn’t too bright!), before enjoying dinner at a sensational restaurant offering seafood and South African specialties. If you’re celebrating a special occasion let us know and we can arrange a separate table. As you return to the hotel, you'll enjoy the city lights by night. 

Pricing (valid until October 31, 2016):
Scheduled: USD $65 per person
Private: USD $135 per person


Sunset Champagne Cruise - Evening Tour

Departs: daily subject to weather conditions — times vary according to sunset.

Board a sail boat that will follow the wind for this cruise and allow you to experience sunset and the views of Cape Town at dusk from a different perspective! Typically in a SE Wind direction, you will head out of the Harbour and sail across Table Bay towards Milnerton lighthouse, then return to the protection of Granger Bay in the lee of Table Mountain to watch the sun set, and then motor back to the Waterfront.

Pricing (valid until October 31, 2016):
Scheduled: USD $30 per person


Custom Day Tours

We can also tailor make tours to match your interests or simply arrange for you to have a vehicle and driver available with no plan in mind to take you wherever you feel like going. Cape Town has been chosen as the Design Capital for 2014, we can include Architecture, Art, local clothing designers. In addition to the beautiful Winelands, Cape Point and City tours, consider a family day out, to see seals, penguins, monkeys and butterflies; splash out on a hot shopping extravaganza; or indulge in a grand gourmet food and wine tour of golf or bicycle tours.

Half-Day Private Tours

Half day private trips depart daily on request and run from either 8:30am to 12:30pm or 1:30pm to 5:30pm and cover up to 150km’s – the cost for the vehicle and driver is USD $190. The full day private vehicle and driver hire departs daily on request with a pick up time of 9:00am, dropping off at 5:30pm and covers up to 250km’s – the cost for this is USD $310. Both half and full day options exclude all entrances, parking fees, toll fees and any other costs which you would need to settle directly at the venues visited and in the case of parking, with the driver.

Touring is done in an air-conditioned 7-seater vehicle with a tour guide.


Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance. Your Africa Specialist will be able to direct you to information regarding travel insurance.

Prices are per person in US Dollars, for land arrangements only, based on double occupancy accommodations.

Internal air arrangements, economy class per person $600 for: Cape Town-Skukuza-Johannesburg.

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Inclusions:

  • All services and transfers as specified
  • 10 Breakfasts / 3 Lunches / 3 Dinners
  • Game drives as specified in itinerary
  • Services of Rangers/Trackers
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Transportation in luxury vehicles
  • Sight-seeing as per itinerary led by qualified English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees for sight-seeing as indicated
  • Lion World Travel representative Meet and Greet upon arrival
     

Exclusions:

  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, etc
  • International or Internal flights and flight taxes
  • All other services not mentioned
  • Gratuities/tips for game rangers, tour guides, and drivers
  • Costs of obtaining passports and/or visas
  • Trip Cancellation, Interruption and/or Medical Insurance
     

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