Other departures: Glasgow - £1425, Manchester - £1389, Bristol - £1475, Newcastle - £1429
Day 1: Protea Hotel Victoria Junction Waterfront, Cape Town
Cape Town is one of the world's most beautiful cities and a top international destination. Large numbers of tourists flock to Cape Town to enjoy this unique city with its fascinating history, interesting culture, natural beauty, award winning wines and laidback lifestyle. Whether you are a serious tourist or just want to lie on the beach and enjoy life, Cape Town will satisfy your needs.
On arrival at Cape Town International Airport your will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight: Protea Hotel Victoria Junction Waterfront
The Protea Hotel Victoria Junction, Waterfront originally opened its doors in 1996 and quickly became known as one of the most innovative Hotels in Cape Town. Built in an industrial style, the decor included some quirky film set themes that made the hotel very popular with film and production houses. 2011 saw a complete refurbishment of the Hotel, reclaiming it’s reputation as a trendsetter! Technology and an environmental awareness also formed a large part of the motivation to renovate the Hotel in its entirety. Situated in the urban landscape of Greenpoint, one of Cape Town’s up and coming suburbs, the location offers easy access to major Cape Town tourist attractions as well as the CBD, the Cape Town Convention Centre and the V&A Waterfront for GUESTS staying on business. The Hotel provides a new contemporary urban lifestyle where you can live, work and play within a 5 kilometre radius. Walk to the Cape Quarter Lifestyle Centre and the Greenpoint Park or cycle on the new pedestrian and cycle ways. Catch a My City bus or the red Cape Town Tourism bus to visit Clifton, Camps Bay beach or as far as Simon’s Town and Constantia! All 172 fresh bedrooms now feature sleek, modern design that offer environmentally friendly lighting, water-saving rain showers and energy efficient entertainment options like the Bravia LCD screens and iPod docking stations. International adaptor installations also improve services to our International GUESTS.
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Day 2: Protea Hotel Victoria Junction Waterfront, Cape Town
Depart on a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula. Highlights include Cape Point Nature Reserve and Boulders Penguin Colony
Lunch is on own account
In the afternoon you will return to your hotel.
-Cape Point Nature Reserve
-Boulders Penguin Colony
Cape Point Nature Reserve:
Cape Point lies at the south-western tip of Africa and offers great views, a restaurant and a funicular which takes you up to the old lighthouse. The spectacular scenery coupled with zebras, baboons, deserted beaches and plenty of fynbos to make this one of the Cape’s must see destinations.
Boulders Penguin Colony:
The Boulders Visitor Centre is home to the famous colony of Jackass Penguins, so called for their hilarious braying call. This is a truly special experience and Table Mountain National Park staff are knowledgeable and offer guided tours. After you have fallen in love with the penguins head to the secluded Boulders Beach and take a swim in the comparatively warm waters of the False Bay.
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Day 3: Protea Hotel Victoria Junction Waterfront, Cape Town
After breakfast you will depart on a full day tour of the Cape Winelands. In the late afternoon return to the hotel.
-Cape Winelands Day Tour
-Paarl Wine Region
Cape Winelands Day Tour:
From Cape Town make your way out into the picturesque winelands visiting South Africa’s most famous wine regions – Paarl, Franschoek and Stellenbosch. Aside from the excellent wines the area is renowned for its food and is steeped in history such as the Taal monument, various museums and the contribution of the French Huguenots. There are also many attractions you wouldn’t expect to find on a wine route, from butterflies to cheetahs and pretty much everything in between.
Paarl Wine Region:
One of the Western Cape’s premier wine regions, Paarl is home to a number of well-respected wine producers, including KWV, Laborie, Nederburg, Fairview and Plaisir de Merle.
A quaint wine farming town with a quiet but buzzing main road which is, in most years, home to 2 or 3 of the country's top 10 restaurants.
A blend of historical architecture, student life, epicurean delights and oak-lined avenues, Stellenbosch is a picturesque university town surrounded by mountains and vineyards. A walking tour of the town centre allows visitors to take in its beautifully preserved Cape Dutch and Victorian architecture, as well as the many enticing art galleries, craft shops, clothing boutiques and gift stores, while foodies may prefer indulging in mouth-watering cuisine and fine wines at one of the chic restaurants or buzzing bistros. Stellenbosch is also the ideal base from which to explore the renowned local wine route, boasting a high proportion of the country’s leading wine estates.
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Day 4: Protea Hotel Victoria Junction Waterfront, Cape Town
After breakfast depart on a half day city tour of Cape Town.
There is no lunch booked and the afternoon is at leisure.
-Cape Town City Tour Half Day
Cape Town City Tour Half Day:
On a clear day from the summit of Table Mountain you get spectacular views of the City, its Waterfront, Camps Bay, the majestic Hottentots Holland Mountains to the East and the mountains of the Cape Peninsula all the way down to Cape Point to the south. The Table Mountain cableway, a must for all visitors to the Cape, boasts revolving floors, giving passengers a 360 degree view. After descending the mountain, you will depart on a tour of the “Mother City” taking in Signal Hill – where the Noon Day Gun is fired at midday, every day except Sunday – through the colourful Bo-Kaap or Cape Malay Quarter, past the Grand Parade, City Hall and the Castle of Good Hope and South African Cultural History Museum.
Without a doubt it is Table Mountain that makes Cape Town the unique city it is. Rising up over 1000m above sea level, it is the icon that makes Cape Town instantly recognizable. It is a symbol, a playground, a spiritual retreat and a big draw card for tourists. So intertwined with the identity of Cape Town is Table Mountain that a visit to the city isn’t complete without having walked or taken the cable car to the top.
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Day 5: Departure
After an early breakfast, you will depart to Cape Town International Airport.