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Taste Of The Western Cape: Cape Town & Stellenbosch

Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,442

FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Embark on a culinary journey to Cape Town and Stellenbosch. Enjoy high tea at the Mount Nelson, a craft gin distillery tour , and a hands-on cooking session with a local family in Cape Town. Head to Stellenbosch, where you’ll be able to enjoy a 4x4 tour complete with wine tasting.


This 9 day first class, tailor-made vacation is a dream for foodies but also includes lots of highlights for those more interested in history and sightseeing. First class accommodations and informative tours explore the history of this dynamic region. Time spent in Stellenbosch gets you close to some of the best wines in South Africa set in some of the country’s most beautiful scenery. 

Your first full day in Cape Town features a visit to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela  and other political prisoners were held in a maximum security prison, as well as an afternoon tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel where you will get to sample delicious sweets, sandwiches and premium loose leaf teas.  Day two will delight aspiring Influences with an Instagram worthy tour of sites such as Table Mountain and Boulders Beach before a wine tasting at Groot Constantia Wine Estate. Finish the day at the glamorous Victoria and Albert Waterfront

A day spent visiting award-winning craft gin distilleries around the city show that South Africa has more to offer than just fabulous wines. Don’t imbibe too much though because the following day is an exciting cooking safari that explores South Africa’s South-East Asian roots and invites you into a local family’s home for a very unique cultural experience. 

Enjoy a few days in Stellenbosch, South Africa’s most productive wine region  A private 4X4 wine tour visits some fantastic wineries and is a great introduction to the region. You also get to enjoy a day at leisure to explore this beautiful area as you choose. 

Your last day you will be transferred back to Cape Town AIrport for your onward travels.

 

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Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,442

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Day 1

Cape Town Gold Service

Welcome to Africa! We are delighted that you have chosen to visit our beautiful country and we will ensure that the start of your journey with us is a superb experience. You can relax because we are the airport experts and we will get you to where you need to be. Your private service includes a complimentary refreshment, whilst we enjoy a conversation about your travel arrangements. This is the ideal time for you to ask any questions you may have about your holiday. Bags too heavy? No problem, a complimentary porter is available at your request. There are many airport facilities available to you. Whatever you need, we'll take you there. Connecting flight, transfer vehicle or car hire? You won't need to stress, we will co-ordinate and assist you to your next service. Even when you have left the airport, our relationship does not end there. Because you have booked our Gold Welcome service, you are guaranteed access to our nationwide emergency backup and support infrastructure. We are with you all the way.

Duration0 Hours

Cape Town Airport to Cape Town Hotels

Duration30 Minutes

Radisson Red Hotel

Welcome to Radisson Red. A new hotel philosophy that connects with an ageless millennial mindset through art, music and fashion. Welcome to the revolution.

Gone are stuffy hotels and rigid rules. We've taken care of the essentials, like free high speed WiFi, manning the bar, and showcasing the best local flavors in the OUIBar +KTCHN; so that you can focus on creating a better trip. Our unique model means you're in control. From keyless entry, to requesting extra pillows. Use the app to get what you need AND what you want.

We have no time for beige. We're RED to the core. We've designed our places and spaces to be bold and eclectic. Bringing art to life in our architecture and throughout the hotel, it's almost like a sleepover in a gallery. You can also stream your devices to your TV so you can continue to watch your favorite Netflix shows. Work, play, mess around. The rooms are designed for you to have fun in them. It's your space, after all.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration5 Nights
Accommodation

Radisson Red Hotel

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    Radisson Red Hotel



    Welcome to Radisson Red. A new hotel philosophy that connects with an ageless millennial mindset through art, music and fashion. Welcome to the revolution. Gone are stuffy hotels and rigid rules. We've taken care of the essentials, like free high speed WiFi, manning the bar, …

    Welcome to Radisson Red. A new hotel philosophy that connects with an ageless millennial mindset through art, music and fashion. Welcome to the revolution.

    Gone are stuffy hotels and rigid rules. We've taken care of the essentials, like free high speed WiFi, manning the bar, and showcasing the best local flavors in the OUIBar +KTCHN; so that you can focus on creating a better trip. Our unique model means you're in control. From keyless entry, to requesting extra pillows. Use the app to get what you need AND what you want.

    We have no time for beige. We're RED to the core. We've designed our places and spaces to be bold and eclectic. Bringing art to life in our architecture and throughout the hotel, it's almost like a sleepover in a gallery. You can also stream your devices to your TV so you can continue to watch your favorite Netflix shows. Work, play, mess around. The rooms are designed for you to have fun in them. It's your space, after all.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Bar

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Day 2

Half Day Robben Island Tour

Formerly a political prison and a leper colony before that, the historic landmark of Robben Island was recently established as a museum, national monument and world heritage site. Experience the conditions of incarceration - view Nelson Mandela's maximum security prison cell (Cell 5) and see the lime quarries. In the one, hard labour was served, in the other prisoners discussed strategy, freedom and the future. Later, many would develop eye problems as a result of the sun's reflection off the lime surfaces. This well-preserved landmark is a monument to the triumph of freedom, dignity and determination over humiliation and oppression. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to explore the Murray's Bay Harbour precinct attractions, such as the Muslim shrine, or kramat, and the Museum Shop.

Duration3 Hours

Mount Nelson Afternoon Tea Experience

The Mount Nelson Hotel is a notable hallmark of luxury and indulgence. The world-renowned afternoon tea buffet is set in the elegant lounge overlooking the manicured garden. Enjoy the sumptuous selection of chocolate eclairs and petit fours, mini cakes and classic carrot, chocolate and cheese cakes, savory sandwiches and empanadas, scones and succulent fresh fruits. There are over thirty loose leaf teas to try, from Rooibos and Lapsang Souchong, to Earl Grey and Darjeeling.

Duration2 Hours
Day 3

Cape Town Instagram Experience

You will bee collected from your hotel this morning by your local guide, who will show you where to snap the best Instagram photos of Cape Town's most iconic sights. First stop is Table Mountain, named one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, for a cable car ride to the top of the mountain (weather permitting). Travel via the scenic Chapman's Peak drive (if open) to Cape Point Nature Reserve, for a picture of the famous Cape Point lighthouse dating back to 1859. Visit Boulders Beach, home to a colony of African Penguins and then to Muizenberg Beach, one of the most popular Cape Town beaches, dotted with colorful beach huts along the sand and locally known as surfers paradise. Head to Groot Constantia Wine Estate, for a wine tasting (with souvenir crystal glass included) and wander through the instaworthy vineyards. The final stop is the V and A Waterfront, an instagrammer's paradise. Spend as much time snapping away and enjoying the amazing views of Table Mountain and the ocean before being dropped off at your accommodation.

Duration9 Hours
Day 4

Cape Town Craft Gin Experience

Celebrate the vibrant diversity of Cape Town's special Gin variety with its distinctly South African flavor that reflects the biodiversity of the region. Enjoy three craft gin tastings and tour the most southerly craft distillery on the Cape Peninsula. Our journey of discovery begins at the Woodstock Gin Company, distillers of fynbos infused South African gin with subtle undertones of buchu and wild rosemary. Then we're off to the Cape Town Gin and Spirits Company, to sample handcrafted, small batch Gins, infused with handpicked Rooibos, vibrantly red in color and a distinctive taste.
Our final tasting and distillery tour take place at the Deep South Distillery, known for crafting award winning artisanal spirits in small batches following a very hands on approach. Both of its gins are gold medal winners that pay tribute to the unique flora and surroundings of the Cape Peninsula.

Duration8 Hours
Day 5

Cape Malay Cooking Safari - Including Transfers

Get to know aspects of the cultural diversity that Cape Town has to offer on this interactive guided walk through the historical heart of the Bo-Kaap with a mini shopping safari. The focus lies on the Cape Muslim people with their South-East Asian heritage, their culture, their community and their food and links between these. Stop at a local spice shop and halal butcher, interacting with locals and discovering typical Malay ingredients. The highlight? Visit a local family's home and participate in a hands-on fun-filled cooking session and demonstration before savouring a full traditional lunch.

Duration4 Hours
Day 6

Cape Town City to Stellenbosch Hotels

Duration45 Minutes

Oude Werf Hotel

Located on vibrant Church Street and established in 1802, Oude Werf retains the graceful ambience of Georgian style throughout. Soft hues and antique furniture have been tastefully aligned with the comforts of modern living to create a calm haven from which to base your exploration of Stellenbosch.
The hotel consists of 45 en suite bedrooms and 5 apartments (self-catering, optional) which are individually styled with antiques collected over the years. Modern facilities, and staff who pride themselves on their friendly, personal and professional service, make each visit an enjoyable and memorable one.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Oude Werf Hotel

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    Oude Werf Hotel



    Located on vibrant Church Street and established in 1802, Oude Werf retains the graceful ambience of Georgian style throughout. Soft hues and antique furniture have been tastefully aligned with the comforts of modern living to create a calm haven from which to base your exploration …

    Located on vibrant Church Street and established in 1802, Oude Werf retains the graceful ambience of Georgian style throughout. Soft hues and antique furniture have been tastefully aligned with the comforts of modern living to create a calm haven from which to base your exploration of Stellenbosch.
    The hotel consists of 45 en suite bedrooms and 5 apartments (self-catering, optional) which are individually styled with antiques collected over the years. Modern facilities, and staff who pride themselves on their friendly, personal and professional service, make each visit an enjoyable and memorable one.

    Facilities

    • Conference Facilities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)

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Day 7

Private 4x4 Winelands Experience

This tour is always a private tour and a very unique way to experience the fantastic Vineyards and sights of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. During the day we will visit 3 to 4 wine estates, depending on your time and pace. With our 4x4 vehicle we will drive off road up into the vineyards to beautiful vantage points over the Franschhoek, Banghoek and Stellenbosch Valleys respectively. Here you will learn about the area, vines in the vineyard and the history of these settlements before going down to the cellars for a tasting. As this is a private tour, you can decide where you would like to have lunch, in the town of Franschhoek or Stellenbosch, or on one of the many wine estates in the region. Join us for an unforgettable experience.

Duration7 Hours
Day 8

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 9

Stellenbosch Hotels to Cape Town Airport

Duration45 Minutes

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Meet and greet on arrival
  • Private arrival airport transfer in Cape Town
  • Private transfer Cape Town to Stellenbosch
  • Private departure airport transfer from Stellenbosch
  • 5 nights first-class accommodation in Cape Town
  • 3 nights first-class accommodation in Stellenbosch
  • Round Trip Robben Island Ferry tickets
  • Mount Nelson afternoon Tea Experience (max 12 guests)
  • Small group Cape Town Instagram Tour (max 20 guests)
  • Small group Craft Gin Experience including 3 tastings and distillery tour (max 20 guests)
  • Private-guided Cape Malay Cooking Safari
  • Private-guided 4x4 Winelands Tour including wine tastings
  • 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Meals & beverages not explicitly listed as included
  • Gratuities
  • Optional excursions
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees if applicable

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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