With so much to see and do, booking a guided Cape Town tour is the best way to explore South Africa’s Mother City! A qualified travel specialist can help you craft the perfect itinerary that mixes adventure with relaxation – but there are a few essential activities to add to your list.
Cape Town’s stunning nature complements a diverse, vibrant and fun-loving culture. Whether you’re riding the cableway up to the summit of Table Mountain, or taking in the street art on the City Walk, you will never tire of The Mother City’s sights and sounds.
Plan on venturing outside the city, too – because a safari is a must. Game drives in four-by-fours will allow you to witness lions, elephants, leopards, buffalo and even rhinoceros at play in their natural habitat – it’s an experience you’ll never forget!
For a romantic couples retreat or for families wanting a change of pace, touring the vineyards and the quaint towns of the Cape Winelands is a fantastic and relaxing way to cap off a busy trip.
Now that you know the basics, an adventure awaits you on your guided Cape Town tour.
Booking a Guided Cape Town Tour
If your next holiday will take place in South Africa, you’ve probably
begun researching Cape Town’s many attractions. A travel specialist can help you book your dream vacation – but it’s
important to know what kind of trip you want. Of all the things to do in and
around The Mother City, there are many experiences that are ‘quintessential
No matter how long the trip, you’ll never run out of things to do. A good
starting place is the ‘Big Seven’ attractions:
- Cape Point: See the
Atlantic Seaboard from a 150-year old lighthouse.
- City Walk: Absorb South African’s
rich culture by stopping at galleries and museums or watch the street
- Groot Constantia: Enjoy fine wine
from Cape Town’s oldest wine-producing estate.
- Kirstenbosch: Roam the beautiful
gardens – and don’t forget to pack a picnic!
- Robben Island: Learn about
South Africa’s conflicted history at the site where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned.
- Table Mountain Cableway: Ride a
cable car to the plateau and see Cape Town from up high.
- Victoria and Alfred Waterfront: Fresh seafood and shopping highlight this historical harbour.
All of these attractions can be seen in 3-4 days.
There is an abundance of private game reserves where you can spot hundreds
of different animals, including the Big Five (lions, elephants, leopards,
buffalo and rhinoceros). Rough it in rustic tents at night and bushwalk in the
day – or live like royalty in lavish lodges that offer elephant-back safaris.
Kruger National Park is considered the most popular national park for safaris
in all of South Africa.
A guided Cape Town tour is not complete without tasting South Africa’s award-winning
wines on the grounds of historic estates in beautiful towns like Stellenbosch,
Franschhoek, and Paarl. This region is located less than one hour from Cape
Town by car.