Cape Town & Winelands
Hike & Discover
An unforgettable 8 day walking and sightseeing tour, covering the major attractions of Cape Town, Table Mountain, the Cape Peninsula and the Stellenbosch wine district. The walking requires a reasonable degree of fitness, with short sections of strenuous uphill, but plenty of recovery time.
Cape Town | Cape Peninsula | Table Mountain National Park | Cape Point | Franschhoek | Stellenbosch | Tour Code CTWHD8
This classic tour is a great introduction to what we call ‘The Cape’. It includes all the classic attractions that most first time visitors want to see, with the added benefit of getting closer to the natural attractions of the area. Renown as the smallest, but most diverse of the floral kingdoms of the world you will get to see the amazing diversity of the region and experience the scenery slowly. At the same time you will get to taste the wines for which the Western Cape is famous and get to savour some of the local cuisine that has drawn accolades from international chefs.
|Cape Town and Winelands Hike & Discover|
|Day 1||Cape Town||Arrival and transfer to your hotel near the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Orientation meeting with your host / guide. The rest of the day at leisure for shopping and orientation. Your host on hand to assist where necessary. Evening – group briefing and hosted African themed dinner.|
|Day 2||Cape Town City||Orientation tour of the city & surrounding area including an historical walking tour of the city centre with Footsteps to Freedom. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner own choice.|
|Day 3||Table Mountain Trail||Start, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, hike up to the Back Table of the Mountain. Explore various paths & views on the Back Table. Overnight at the renovated Overseers Cottage. Dinner – traditional braai (barbeque).|
|Day 4||Table Mountain Trail||Walk the Smuts Track with views over the Southern Suburbs, to the Maclears Beacon, the highest point of the Mountain and then on to the Cable Station. Hike down Platteklip Gorge. Transfer from hike end to hotel. Transfer to dinner on historic wine farm.|
|Day 5||Cape Peninsula||Travel to Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve via the scenic Chapmans Peak Drive & Boulders Penguins Colony . Visit Cape Point and follow a two hour circular hiking trail in the Reserve. Dinner own choice.|
|Day 6||Cape Winelands||Transfer to Stellenbosch, Delvera Wine Estate for a 3 – 4 hour walk through vineyards & three different natural vegetation types to Klamutskop. Lunch, wine tasting & cellar tour at Stellenbosch wine farm. Overnight in Franschhoek – dinner at a local award winning restaurant.|
|Day 7||Cape Winelands||Scenic drive and hike in the Mount Rochelle Nature Reserve. Return to Franschhoek & Solms-Delta for lunch, archeological tour and wine tasting. The remainder of the afternoon at leisure in Franschhoek. Evening farewell barbeque dinner. Overnight in Franschhoek.|
|Day 8||Depart||Return to Cape Town for departure|