The coastal City of Cape Town, South Africa is the second most populous urban area in the region, in the first place you have Johannesburg. It is also the primary city and provincial capital of the Western Cape. When visiting Cape Town there are so many things to see and do, it may be confusing knowing where to start. Here are a few of the many tours you can take while visiting Cape Town:
1. Aquila Game Reserve
On this safari tour, you can spend the entire day at the closest game reserve to Cape Town, the Aquila Game Reserve. On this worry free trip, you will be able to see the “Big Five” game animals as well as endangered species such as the Black Eagle. This is one of the safest and easiest safari tours near Cape Town, you will even be picked up at your hotel and privately enjoy the beauties to be seen.
2. Cape Peninsula Tour
On this full day tour, you can enjoy the beautiful and scenic landscapes that South Africa’s Cape Peninsula has to offer/ You will be able to take advantage of the guided visits as well as some sightseeing on your own, the tour guides are knowledgeable and very friendly. At Hout Bay, you will be able to see seals and even take a Duiker Island boat trip if you choose. You can at your leisure explore the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and enjoy the adorable and playful African Penguin families in Simons Town. On the way back to Cape Town you will stop by the colorful, bright and relaxing Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
3. Five Day Garden Route Adventure Tour
During this five-day tour from Cape Town, you will be able to enjoy the best of South Africa’s scenic Garden Route. You will visit Cango Wildlife Ranch, Jeffreys Bay, Addo Elephant National Park, Wilderness National Park and Oudtshoorn. Your expert guide will take you on hikes through beautifully lush forests, you will enjoy guided canoe rides through stunning waters you never even imagined existed. You will be able to see some of Africa’s endangered species at your visits to the nature reserves. On the sandy beaches, you can relax and soak up some sun. This is a great tour with a bit of everything that South Africa has to offer.
4. Wine Day at Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl Valley
Spend the day enjoying the stunning wine country of this region, you can sample some of the most famous wines from the Cape Winelands as well as scenic routes and historic towns, If you are a wine lover or a history enthusiast that will truly understand the dramatic beauty and history of the area, this is an ideal way to spend a day.
5. Township Tour of Cape Town
The townships of Cape Town were once built as areas of segregation, they are now however truly experiencing brand new life. You will be able to appreciate this education tour which lasts half a day as you learn about their promising futures. You will be able to explore some of the most popular townships which do include the oldest township, Langa. Interact with the community leaders and members as you take in the culture these townships have to offer, see the efforts being made to revive them and try some authentic local Xhosa cuisine.
6. Cape Town Jazz Safari
Spend an enjoyable evening soaking up some of the best jazz music Cape Town has to offer on this Jazz Safari. You will be able to meet some of the city’s best jazz musicians, enjoy dinner at the lovely home of a local jazz artist and during an evening tour of the Mother City, enjoy two live performances.
7. Cape Town Helicopter Tour of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans
This exciting, twenty-five-minute helicopter tour from Cape Town will show you two oceans. You will fly around the iconic Table Mountain and view the Atlantic Ocean along one side of the beautiful Cape Peninsula, you will then move on to the other side and enjoy the view of the Indian Ocean. You will watch the terrain below you change from rolling hills, beaches and rugged cliffs that will take your breath away.
8. The Theater Show of Kaapse Stories from the Mother City
This unique and vibrant musical dinner show is a combination of emotional and powerful songs, humorous storytelling and performers that are friendly and likeable. This enchanting and intimate show allow those viewing to meet and get to know that Kleintjes family, it will provide valuable insights to a strong community who has thrived at the base of Table Mountain in District Six.
These are just eight of the many tours that Cape Town has to offer. There is something for everyone and simply being able to absorb the culture and enjoy the friendly people is an experience in itself.