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Half-Day Cape of Good Hope Tour from Cape Town

Half-Day Cape of Good Hope Tour from Cape Town
4 hours 30 minutes
USD 51.02
For those with limited time, this tour to Cape Point and Boulders Beach Penguin Colony is offered as a half day option. This is an awe-inspiring tour to the towering headland known as Cape Point. Magnificent beaches, breathtaking views, historic and picturesque coastal villages are to be seen along the way. The Cape Peninsula is one of the world's most scenic areas and stretches from the city centre to Cape Point.

3-Day Cape Point, Cape Winelands and Cape Agulhas Guided Tour from Cape Town

3-Day Cape Point, Cape Winelands and Cape Agulhas Guided Tour from Cape Town
3 days
USD 181.72
Prepare to be wowed by the Western Cape! See the best spots from Cape Point to the most Southern Tip of Africa at Cape Agulhas on this action-packed 3-day trip from Cape Town. A journey of discovery awaits you along the rugged coastline of the Overberg, filled with mystery and awe-inspiring beauty to the grandeur of the renowned Cape Winelands. After visiting Hout Bay and enjoying dramatic coastal scenery along the Cape Peninsula, sample esteemed South African wines at estates near Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, then meet a local leader on a guided walk through the Kayamandi Township for a sensitive insider view at post-Apartheid life. Spend your final day relaxing in Hermanus, whale watching, visiting a African penguin colony at Betty's Bay and the adventurous can even go shark cage diving in Gansbaai!

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Things to do in Cape Town if you have a Cape Town Airport Layover or Extended Cape Town Airport Stopover

If you have an extended layover at the Cape Town Airport or staying in town, why not consider getting out with some fun activities? We list a few here and there are many more on Cape-Town.LayoverIdeas.com.

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Cape Town is the second-most populous city in South Africa. It is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, reflecting its role as a major destination for tourists to South Africa. Cape Town has attractions, both natural and man made, to suit every holiday maker, and residents of this beautiful city are proud to call it home. Here are some of the top things to do if you are in Cape Town for even a short stop over.

Shark Cage diving

There are not many places in the world that can offer this amazing experience and yet, just two hours from Cape Town this unique adventure happens regularly. Gaansbaai is famous for its shark viewing tours which aim to educate people about the Great White Shark and attempt to clear its name as terror of the deep. So if you have the time, and the courage to go eyeball to eyeball with a great white (in the safety of a cage), this is the perfect adventure to indulge in whilst getting to know South Africa's King of the Deep.

Helicopter Tours over Cape Town

Leaving from the V&A Waterfront, there are a number of different tours to choose from. You can opt for one of a choice of scenic flights offering a birds eye view of Table Bay, Seal Island, False Bay and, for the greatest tour of the lot, to Cape Point. Or you can choose one of the destination tours which fly you in style to one of many Cape attractions. You can visit the winelands, go to your safari destination or fly to one of the destination golf courses and fit in a gmae of golf before heading on to your next port of call.

Cape Wine Routes

If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, there is still plenty to do in the Cape which will keep you busy, happy and relaxed before your onward flight. With a free day available to you in Cape Town experiencing one of the world famous wine routes is a must. There are plenty of routes to choose from in this wine rich area of South Africa and a tour will see you driving between vineyards and sampling the delectable wines that are exported around the world. You will stop for lunch at one of the beautiful farms and feel nothing but pampered and relaxed come the end of the day.

The V&A Waterfront

South Africa's premier shopping destination is located right in the centre of Cape Town's Waterfront. With over 450 retail outlets selling everything from African curios to international designer brands, there has to be something for everyone. Once you are all shopped out you can visit any number of eateries or bars, you can head to the Aquarium, or take in a movie at the cinema. If you are traveling with children, a trip to the Scratch Patch, a haven of gemstones and gemstone products, is a great diversion and you can come away with your very own beautiful colourful stones. There is so much to do at the V&A waterfront that the greatest danger is that you will lose track of time, so make sure you set a reminder for heading back to the Cape Town Airport.

As always, make sure you leave plenty of time to get back to the Cape Town Airport in time for your connecting flight. Enjoy your transit city rather than whiling away the time leaning up against your luggage in the departures lounge.

Cape Town Attractions

Chavonnes Battery Museum Guided Tour

Chavonnes Battery Museum Guided TourDuration:
40 minutes
USD 10.06
Opposite Robben Island ferry, perfect to visit before or after. Join a tour guide from a local community on a meander through the early history of Cape Town. Currently hosting the Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016 exhibition, with 41 spectacular images in 8 categories including 3 categories dedicated to British Waters.

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V & A Waterfront Historical Guided Walking Tour in Cape Town

 V & A Waterfront Historical Guided Walking Tour in Cape Town Duration:
90 minutes
USD 13.98
This tour allows you the opportunity to discover the history of this landmark destination, where cultures of the early Dutch, Flemish and British blended with locals, slaves, exiles and sailors from every corner of the globe to form the cosmopolitan tapestry that makes up modern-day Cape Town.

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City Sightseeing Cape Town Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

City Sightseeing Cape Town Hop-On Hop-Off TourDuration:
USD 14.11
Explore the best of Cape Town's world-famous attractions aboard an open-top, double-decker City Sightseeing bus! With two routes to choose from, this hop-on hop-off tour of Cape Town is the easiest way to get around the city and see all the sights in just one or two days. Also included in the two-day pass are a wine tour, a nighttime bus tour to see the famous Cape Town sunset over the Atlantic Ocean and a Canal Cruise.

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Historical Walking Tour in Cape Town

Historical Walking Tour in Cape Town Duration:
2 hours 30 minutes
USD 18.17
Walk the colorful streets of the historical heart of Cape Town on this tour and hear a professional guide relate stories of people and events that have molded and shaped Cape Town and South Africa's history. <br><br>Your guide's interpretation of the city's streets and parks, people and buildings, monuments and memorials will reveal details of South Africa's dramatic and often torturous past. From Dutch and British colonialism, slavery and apartheid to our modern-day freedom and democracy.<br>

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Cape Town Private Airport Shuttle: Arrivals

Cape Town Private Airport Shuttle: ArrivalsDuration:
USD 22.37
Book this safe and reliable Cape Town International Airport shuttle. Enjoy prompt pickup by an experience driver, who will be holding a sign with your name on it after you collect your luggage. Travel in comfort to your downtown Cape Town hotel following your flight.<br />

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Surfing Lessons in Cape Town

Surfing Lessons in Cape TownDuration:
90 minutes
USD 27.96
Learn to Surf with some of the best surfing instructors. Everyone is welcome from 4 years of age and older with included boards and wet-suits. (Kids and Adults)

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Table Mountain and Cape Town Half-Day Trip

Table Mountain and Cape Town Half-Day TripDuration:
4 hours
USD 32.15
See Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain, and then head into town to see the city highlights up close with an expert guide. After descending from South Africa's iconic flat-topped mountain by cable car (ride at own expense), you'll see top Cape Town attractions, like the Diamond Works, as well as colorful neighborhoods like Malay Quarter on Signal Hill, during a luxury minibus tour.

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Kaapse Stories from the Mother City: Dinner Theater Show

Kaapse Stories from the Mother City: Dinner Theater ShowDuration:
2 hours 30 minutes
USD 32.15
Kaapse Stories from the Mother City is an exciting vibrant one-of-a-kind musical dinner show which offers a blend of humorous storytelling, powerful and emotional songs and likeable performers unique only to Cape Town. Intimate and enchanting, the show allows the audience to get to know and meet the Kleintjies family whilst giving us an insight into a vigorous cosmopolitan community that thrived at the foot of Table Mountain in District Six.

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Last Updated: 17 Nov 2016