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Arrive Cape Town, South Africa
Welcome to Cape Town. You are met on arrival at the airport or train station, and transferred directly to your luxury accommodations in Cape Town.
Largely due to its inspiring location, Cape Town is steeped in a rich history and is a cultural melting pot with its diverse and vibrant character being derived from Khoisan and other African tribes from the North, and Indonesian, French, Dutch, British and German settlers. The present-day cosmopolitan nature of Cape Town offers a multitude of experiences in a bustling and beautiful waterfront setting. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Cape Town & Table Mountain
Today, spend a full day exploring Cape Town. This morning immerse yourself in a cultural experience as you visit local community development projects on the award-winning Uthando Tour.
Next, explore the lively Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, a working harbor commissioned in 1860 by Prince Alfred. Today it is home to the Two Oceans Aquarium, Nobel Square, the Nelson Mandela Gateway, the Chavonnes Battery Museum, a colorful 19th century clock tower.
Visit Table Mountain, which serves at a dramatic backdrop to the city. Ascend the sheer cliffs of the mountain by aerial cable car. From a height of 3,425 feet, view the city and Table Bay below, along with Robben Island, the Atlantic Seaboard and most of the spectacular Cape Peninsula.
The afternoon is yours to relax in your luxurious hotel, or explore this charming and scenic city full of character, shops, and great restaurants. (B)
Exploring The Cape Peninsula
Spend a full day exploring the landscape of the Cape Peninsula. Start with a visit to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and the indigenous flora and fauna conserved in this priceless wilderness area.
At Cape Point, take the Flying Dutchman funicular up 780 feet to enjoy fantastic views of the Cape of Good Hope. And see the most powerful lighthouse in the world beaming an Page 3 of 6 Travel with Travcoa. Call your travel agent or (800) 992-2003 or visit www.travcoa.com electric light of 19-million candlepower across the ocean waters. A monument to Vasco da Gama commemorates his historic voyage around the Cape in 1497.
Visit Boulders Beach to watch the fascinating and vulnerable Penguin Colony go about their daily routine. Special wooden walkways enable you to get close to the penguins without disturbing their natural habitat.
The last stop of the day is the world-renowned Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens, home to over 5000 indigenous plants, at the base of Skeleton Gorge. Discover an explosion of color, along with the unique Fynbos floral biome, the world’s smallest and richest floral kingdom. There are more plant species found in the Table Mountain range than in the entire continent of North America.
Return to Cape Town by late afternoon. (B)
The Winelands of Stellenbosch & Franschhoek
Enjoy a full day of sensory delights as you travel east to explore South Africa’s famed Cape Winelands. Your private tour travels through Franschhoek, a quaint little town established nearly 300 years ago by the French Huguenots who fled their country during religious unrest. Drive into the beautiful Paarl Valley, which is nestled between the Du Toits Koof Mountains and Paarl Rock, and offers expansive vineyard vistas.
Visit Stellenbosch, founded by Simon van der Stel in 1679, during the period of control of the Dutch East India Company, Stellenbosch is South Africa’s second oldest town. Today however, it is the center of South Africa’s wine industry. Savor private wine tastings at several of the more than 120 charming local wineries. Indulge in a delicious lunch paired with local wines chosen to blend with the distinctive flavors of African cuisine.
Return to Cape Town by late afternoon. (B,L)
Depart Cape Town
Today you have the day at leisure to relax or explore more of Cape Town until it is time for your transfer to airport for your flight home or onwards to other destinations. (B)
Cape Grace, Cape Town
Situated on its own promontory in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and surrounded by water on three sides, the hotel is an island of tranquility and elegance only three minutes drive from the city center. The Cape Grace Hotel offers understated luxury and an atmosphere of comfort. With Table Mountain as the majestic backdrop, the hotel is within walking distance of the shops/restaurants/theatres and crafts of the Victoria Wharf. The bedrooms at Cape Grace are of generous proportions, immaculately furnished and thoughtfully equipped. Cape Grace Hotel is a member of the exclusive Leading Small Hotels of the World. With panoramic views of Signal Hill, The SIGNAL Restaurant will provide a welcome setting on the waters edge in which to enjoy fresh produce, not only when the noon day cannon signals lunchtime, but at any time of the day. The style of food, created by a culinary team led by Executive Chef, Christophe Chabanel will be notably Cape with an international flair. The menu will present a unique combination of flavors incorporating influences from the many cultures that have influenced this region during its history, namely French Huguenots, British settlers as well as Dutch and Asian traders. Recently refashioned, the hotel's 121 guest rooms offer a new level of luxury, and incorporate the artwork and skills of African artisans. Your Superior room exudes distinction with its fresh-cut flowers, lounge area, French windows and step-out balcony opening out to a delightful view. It also features a separate dressing room and bathroom, with double vanities, fluffy velour robe & slippers, Charlotte Rhys bath products and a separate bath and shower. Other luxury amenities and features include a minibar, complimentary tea & coffee tray with fresh milk delivery, satellite TV, internet access, in-room safe and more. A 2015 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List & Travel+Leisure World's Best Hotel
Ellerman House, Cape Town
Spacious, peaceful and private, the modern luxuries are all present and accounted for and are complemented by rich textures of fine linens and finishes. Ellerman House has nine luxurious rooms and two spacious suites with adjoining lounges, while Ellerman Villa offers a self-contained home of exceptional exclusivity and unrivalled privacy. Each room is luxurious, en suite and houses original South African art. The rooms all have flat-screen satellite TV, underfloor heating, air conditioning, Internet connectivity and a complimentary room bar. All but two have magnificent views over the glittering Atlantic Ocean and world famous Robben Island.
Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town
The Mount Nelson Hotel is the most iconic luxury hotel in Cape Town situated within a sprawling lush garden estate in the heart of the city's vibrant cultural centre and close to the bustling Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and some of Cape Town's best beaches. It is an elegant oasis in a world where privacy is the new luxury and pleasure is all about peace and serenity. More than 200 luxurious rooms and suites offer a choice of spectacular views of Table Mountain or the verdant hotel gardens. Guestrooms at the Mount Nelson Hotel are individually furnished and provided with fully appointed private bathrooms. All rooms and suites are equipped with individually controlled air-conditioning units, luxurious 100% cotton linen, high speed internet access, and hairdryers. A 2015 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List & Travel+Leisure World's Best Hotel
One&Only Cape Town, Cape Town
Located on the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, One&Only Cape Town offers uninhibited views of iconic Table Mountain from every room and suite. Resort features include a wine loft with a collection of more than 5,000 bottles, a spa on a private island and heated infinity pool. A 2015 Travel+Leisure World's Best Hotel