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Tours in Cape Town

Set beneath imposing mountains and bordered by stunning beaches and ancient forests, Cape Town boasts a plethora of accolades regarding it as the ‘world’s best city’.

As part of our seven-day Cape, Whales and Winelands tour, you’ll enjoy breath-taking panoramas of South Africa’s Mother City as you ascend through the clouds to the soaring Table Mountain aboard a cable car. Stroll the charming cobbled streets of the Bo-Kaap district – admiring its vibrant coloured houses and European-inspired architecture – before visiting the fascinating Iziko Museum of South Africa –  immersing yourself in the country’s past and examining fossils dating back 250 million years. Explore the historic pentagonal fortress of the Castle of Good Hope, built in 1679, then take a relaxing walk along the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront; home to boutique shopping, fine dining and the Two Oceans Aquarium, wind down and sip on a Cape Snow cocktail (spiced liqueur, brandy and ice cream) as the sun sets over the harbour, as you watch the fisherman bring home their day’s catch.

Travelling along the scenic Atlantic Seaboard, you’ll take in jaw-dropping vistas of rugged coastlines, expansive bays and turquoise waters. Stop off at the white sands of Clifton and gaze up at the mighty Twelve Apostles mountain range over Camps Bay. Spot turacos, hornbills, marmosets and meercats at Hout Bay’s World of Birds Wildlife Sanctuary, before wandering through quaint Simon’s Town and observing the local penguin colony cooling off in the waters off Boulder Beach.

15 days

Grand Tour of South Africa

Guide Price £3,899 pp  

Whether you're travelling to South Africa for the first time or you've had a taste and want to see more, our comprehensive 15-day tour is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the true spirit of this captivating country. We've...

Safari holidays

Grand Tour of South Africa
7 days Franschhoek

Discover the Cape, Whales, and Winelands

Guide Price £2,199 pp  

You'll start your tour in Cape Town , an eclectic melting pot of culture, awarded the accolade of 'best city in the world' many times – and for good reason. As stylish as it is vibrant, experience lush botanical gardens,...

Multi centre holidays

Discover the Cape, Whales, and Winelands
4 days Oudtshoorn

Highlights of the Garden Route

Guide Price £799 pp  

One of the most magnificent and awe-inspiring stretches of landscape in South Africa, the Highlights of the Garden Route tour offers majestic mountains, breathtaking beaches, valleys and lakes. Our compact tour departs from Cape Town and will take you along...


Highlights of the Garden Route
12 days

Garden Route and Eastern Cape Safari

Guide Price £3,599 pp  

This 12-day self drive holiday gives you the opportunity to explore the vibrant city of Cape Town and its surrounding scenery, including Table Mountain and Robben Island, as well as stunning beaches and pretty coastal villages. Leaving Cape Town, you'll...

Adventure holidays

Garden Route and Eastern Cape Safari

Expert Tips


Destination Manager

“Though it can be quite hot earlier on in the year, the weather in Cape Town can change in an instant. Be sure to pack waterproof clothing and prepare for chilly evening once the sun goes down.”


Destination Executive

“Avid photographers and nature-lovers arriving between June and December should visit the Whale Coast, near Hermanus, for some truly beautiful scenes of Southern right whales breaching.”


Senior Destination Manager

“Foodies will be in heaven in Cape Town – you must try bunny chow (hollowed bread filled with spicy curry), the savoury Gatsby sandwich (packed with fries, steak, polony sausage or egg), and biltong (dried strips of beef and ostrich)”.

Frequently Asked Questions

The most popular languages spoken in Cape Town are Afrikaans and English. Though English is the most widely-spoken language here, we recommend bringing an Afrikaans phrasebook to aid communication at traditional markets and restaurants.

The official currency of South Africa is the South African rand. It is recommended you convert your cash prior to arrival, as rates may not be favourable once here. Cash machines are widely available throughout Cape Town, and credit cards are accepted in most bars, restaurants and hotels but please note that your bank may charge international usage fees.

The average temperature in Cape Town between January and May ranges between 18-20°C, with temperatures dropping as low as 8°C between the cooler months of June and September. You’ll experience the warmest weather in February, where midday temperatures can climb to 29°C.

Combining colourful, cosmopolitan streets with an incredible variety of landscapes – spanning dense woodlands, towering mountains, palm-fringed coastlines and pristine bays – Cape Town has charm in abundance. With an inspiring history of anti-apartheid movements and a thriving multi-cultural populace, this artistic, modern city should be at the top of everyone’s travel checklist.

Why you'll love Cape Town...

• Capturing the dazzling hues and pastel shades of the Bo-Kaap district
• Spotting Cape mountain zebra at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
• Taking in the splendour and unique flora at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
• Basking in the sunshine on the white powdery sands of Clifton Beach?
• Riding the cable car up to Table Top Mountain for epic views
• Enjoying a spot of retail therapy at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront
• Sampling South African wines from the Stellenbosch wineries
• Hiking along scenic Cape Point
• Admiring the penguins of Boulder Beach
• Trying the flavourful chakalaka (a spicy vegetable relish served with bread and curries)

Did you know?

• The jackass penguins of Simon’s Town are South Africa’s only species of indigenous penguin.
• Cape Town annually hosts the world’s largest individually timed bicycle race, spanning 68 miles.
• The world’s first heart transplant took place in Cape Town in 1967.