An unforgettable short Cape Town City & Cape Peninsula getaway. This affordable four-day tour is the perfect add-on to any African safari, starting or ending in Cape Town, or for simply taking a short holiday to the beautiful mother city of South Africa.
Experience the rich history of the Cape on a fascinating half-day tour of the vibrant city centre and the colourful Cape Malay area of Bo-Kaap. Spend a full day exploring the incredibly scenic Cape Peninsula, including the rugged and wild Cape Point Nature Reserve. Relax and enjoy the Sweetest Guesthouse of your choice, at the end of your adventure-packed days of exploring the diverse and picturesque Cape.
The Half Day City Tour takes you to some of Cape Town’s top attractions, giving you a real “feel” for the picturesque Mother City of South Africa.
Discover the diverse cultures and fascinating history of Cape Town on this informative journey into the city’s past and present. Experience the natural beauty, vibrant streets and captivating architecture of Cape Town.
This morning or afternoon orientation tour provides visitors with a good overview of the city, visiting highlights such as the colourful Cape Malay Quarter of the Bo-Kaap, Green Market Square with its African arts and crafts and the South African Museum.
The Half Day City Tour also takes you to the scenic Company Gardens and the Parliament buildings in the heart of Cape Town, as well as to the City Hall and historic Castle of Good Hope.
Look out over Table Bay, Robben Island and the city from Signal Hill and go to the Camps Bay and Clifton seafront areas.
You also have the option of taking a short diamond factory tour and going up Table Mountain for spectacular views of the city and coastline. The cable car fee is not included in the cost of the Half Day Tour and if the weather is not suitable for going up the mountain you have the option of visiting Table View to enjoy the postcard view of Table Mountain in the distance.
You will be collected from your selected Sweetest Guesthouse in Cape Town and taken on a full tour of Cape Peninsula.
Your journey starts off with a drive along the Atlantic Seaboard to the coastal suburb of Hout Bay where you will have the option to go out with a ferry to see a large seal colony located at the base of the Sentinel outcrop (own expense).
From Hout Bay, we travel over the scenic Chapman's Peak Drive and if you are feeling energetic grab an e-bike and cycle over Chappies. As well as your driver/guide there is a cycle/guide on the tour who will ride along with guests and who keeps in radio contact with the driver/guide.
Noordhoek village lies on the southern end of Chapman's Peak and we stop at the farm village to load up the bikes. Guests may have a coffee or browse the shops whilst this is being done. Then we hit the road again for Boulders Beach, Simon's Town, home of the Jackass Penguin.
We stop at Seaforth Beach where we will picnic and see the penguins. If you want to get much closer to the penguins you do have the option of taking the boardwalk to Boulders Beach (own expense). We dine on a hearty picnic of salads, dip and chips, fruit, cookies, crusty bread and juice.
If you feel like some light exercise after lunch get back on your e-bike and cycle down to Cape Point Nature Reserve with your cycle/guide - not difficult on a bike equipped with a motor. There's also the added advantage of avoiding possible queues of cars waiting to enter the reserve.
The bus and the bikers meet up in Cape Point where guests can decide if they would like to ride the bus or cycle in the reserve. There's no pressure to cycle and if anyone who does and then wants to bail there are bailing points set up in the reserve. Guests are also welcome to take a hike up to the Cape Point lighthouse as well as to the Cape of Good Hope.
After this uplifting experience, we start our leisurely journey back to the city centre of Cape Town arriving in the CBD around 18h00, where guests are dropped at their guesthouse.
Please note that the order of the tour may change due to weather conditions.
On this short stay Cape Town tour we offer a choice between three accommodation options with Sweetest Guest Houses in Sea Point. You can specify which of the three guesthouses you prefer to stay at during the tour.
Sweet Lemon Boutique Bed & Breakfast – option one
This stylish B&B is located in the lively Sea Point area along the Atlantic Ocean, just around the corner from Cape Town’s bustling city centre.
Sweet Lemon Boutique offers six comfortable rooms characterised by wooden floors, inviting beds with crisp linen and unique décor in vibrant retro styles. Plush fabrics, fresh colours, natural elements, classical vintage furniture, chandeliers and tasteful artworks combine to create a chic, yet bohemian beach atmosphere.
The private garden and pool area are ideal for unwinding and the communal dining room features a long table for social mealtimes, surrounded by trendy bric-a-brac and old-school ornamental touches. The ambience is laid-back and the service is attentive and personalised, making for a delightful stay in Cape Town.
This elegant B&B lies in vibrant Sea Point, a stone’s throw away from the sea and a short drive from both the city centre and the V&A Waterfront.
Built in the early 1900’s this classic colonial-style guesthouse provides a grand and peaceful haven with a leafy garden and refreshing pool. High ceilings, polished wooden floors and large windows add to the opulent character of the six spacious rooms in this lovingly restored Victorian-era home. Each light and airy en-suite room has its own unique character and charm, featuring antique pieces of furniture, a flat-screen TV and a range of amenities.
Interesting objects and old-fashioned ornaments adorn the charming kitchen-dining area adding character and colour to this cosy communal area. Guests enjoy warm hospitality and superb service in style and comfort at the calming Sweet Orange Guesthouse.
The Sweet Olive Guest House is also situated in the happening Sea Point district of Cape Town, close to the Atlantic Ocean.
A stay at this one-of-a-kind B&B is a whole new experience – the interiors are a striking amalgamation of retro-influenced modern elements mixed with chic South African décor and character filled Cuban-style furnishings. The engaging and energetic ambience of this creatively decorated guesthouse offers a vivid visual experience coupled with all the comforts of a memorable stay. The five en-suite rooms are fitted with large beds and various amenities; along with flat screen TV’s.
A big table welcomes guests to the bright and cheerful dining and kitchen area, where the eclectic and arty design theme is carried through. A sparkling pool and outdoor patio are tucked away in the reed-enclosed garden for some secluded rest and relaxation in the sunshine.
The attentive and friendly service completes the already unforgettable experience of staying at the captivating Sweet Olive Guest House.
A full continental and English / European breakfast is served until 11:00am at the Sweetest Guesthouses, either in the lovely gardens or at the long tables in their charming indoor dining areas.
Tuck into feast-sized spreads of fresh fruits, homemade muesli, pancakes, platters of cold meats, various cheeses and a range of cooked dishes. The wide selection of tasty food includes eggs made to order, bacon, sausages, tomatoes, potatoes and plenty of other mouth-watering options.
Should the guesthouse you select be full when you make your booking then we will use one of the other two establishments instead.
There are also two upgraded accommodation options available for this tour. Guests can upgrade to the 4-star Sweet Ocean View Guesthouse, or for those travelling as a family or group, there is the option of staying in private accommodation at Sweet Berries Holiday Houses. Prices for the upgraded accommodation options are available on request.
For up-to-date and confirmed pricing info for optional items, please drop us an enquiry.
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