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Private: Full Day Ultra-Premium Wine Tour from Cape Town to Constantia

Private: Full Day Ultra-Premium Wine Tour from Cape Town to Constantia
Duration:
7 to 8 hrs
From:
USD 272.09
This tour is our exclusive VIP experience. It includes two 4 x 4 off-road experiences. One being a trip at Klein Constantia where you will be treated to a private MCC tasting at their dam whilst overlooking the vineyard, a private cellar tour & wine tasting in a dungeon cellar ending off with the iconic Vin De Constance. Experience Cape Town's oldest vineyard in exclusivity.

Private Tour: The Cape Winelands, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek from Cape Town

Private Tour: The Cape Winelands, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek from Cape Town
Duration:
4 hours
From:
USD 91.97
Choose from a morning or afternoon departure to start your 4-hour private Winelands tour. You will visit two of the largest wine regions (Stellenbosch and Franschhoek) and taste about 15 different wines at three different vineyards. Enjoy a panoramic route to the two towns with time to take pictures of the mountains, valleys, and the beautiful estates. This tour is ideal for couples, families, or small parties traveling together.

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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 Admission Ticket

Chavonnes Battery Museum Admission TicketDuration:
30 minutes
From:
USD 9.96
The Chavonnes Battery are the Archaeological Ruins of a Dutch East India Company Fort buried for 140 years, a tangible connection to life in Cape Town from 1600 to 1900, host to a robust schedule of International Photographic Exhibitions.

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City Sightseeing Cape Town Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

City Sightseeing Cape Town Hop-On Hop-Off TourDuration:
Varies
From:
USD 13.75
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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Chavonnes Battery Museum Guided Tour

Chavonnes Battery Museum Guided TourDuration:
40 minutes
From:
USD 14.56
<p><strong></strong> Visit Chavonnes Battery Museum, and join a tour guide from a local community on a meander through the early history of Cape Town. Home to archaeological ruins of a Dutch East India Company fort unearthed after 140 years, and host to a robust schedule of international photographic exhibitions, be sure to discover what life was through its in detailed models, exhibits, displays and large information panels. Don an 18th century tricorn hat and take a photo with the authentic working 9-pound muzzle loaded cannon, touch the sand of the original shoreline at the “Cape of Storms / Good Hope,”<em> </em>and don't forget to make a wish in the water well!</p>

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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
From:
USD 15.33
This tour invites you to embark on a fascinating journey of discovery into the history of Cape Town at this landmark destination, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, where the cultures of the Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, French, Swedes, Danes and a few Germans, Irish and Scottish blended with locals, slaves and exiles from Mozambique and India, Indonesia, China, and Japan and sailors and soldiers from every corner of the globe to form the cosmopolitan tapestry that makes up this modern-day city.

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Table Mountain Off-Road Scooter Tour

Table Mountain Off-Road Scooter TourDuration:
90 minutes
From:
USD 20.69
Jump on a Monster Mountain<strong> </strong>Scooter and Free Wheel into the City Below! This is a nuique way to experience Cape Town's Table Mountain and it's breath taking views in a fun and active way. This 5 km track will take you on an adventurous off road track down the side of Signal Hill into Bo Kaap. The Experience continues as you are transported to Table Mountain for you final run down a single track off this world famous land mark.

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Kayak Trip to the Boulders Penguins from Simon's Town

Kayak Trip to the Boulders Penguins from SimonDuration:
2 hours
From:
USD 22.99
<p>Paddle the warm waters of False Bay and you will see some amazing things. It's a 2 hour long kayak trip that is great exercise, terrific fun and a special adventure that gets you to see the Penguins of Boulders beach from a unique angle. </p>

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Cape Town Arrival Private Airport Shuttle

Cape Town Arrival Private Airport ShuttleDuration:
Flexible
From:
USD 29.89
Enjoy prompt and reliable service with this private Cape Town International Airport shuttle. Travel the 15-20 minutes to your downtown Cape Town accommodations in a comfortable Mercedes Benz C Class coupe following your flight.

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4-Hour Cape Town City Cycle Tour

4-Hour Cape Town City Cycle TourDuration:
4 hours
From:
USD 34.49
This is a wonderful 3-4 hour cycle around the highlights of Cape Town City. Starting close to the Greenpoint Statium at the Greenpoint track you cycle through the Bo Kaap Malay quarter, through many historical sites wending our way through the V&amp;A waterfront and back to Greenpoint.

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Last Updated: 17 Apr 2017