Cape Town City Hall, South Africa

Cape Town Culture & History Tour

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Countries Visited

South Africa

Places Visited

Cape Town, Robben Island, Stellenbosch

Suggested Duration

7 Days

South Africa is a premier destination for luxury travel as it boasts immaculate wildlife encounters and world-class sightseeing experiences. The country has a profound historical past which forms a significant foundation of its global appeal. The country’s diverse culture shines through the significant heritage sights and attractions that are located in its oldest city, Cape Town. On this immersive tour of the metropolitan city, as you explore the prominent points of interest, you will trace back...

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Trip Highlights

  • Uncover the history of the port city’s European influence with a tour of the V&A Waterfront’s leading museums
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the sea and surroundings with a trip to Signal Hill, a Cable Car climb to the top of Table Mountain, and a cruise on the Atlantic Ocean
  • Discover Cape Town’s diverse culture with an immersive exploration of the city’s pivotal heritage sites and landmarks
  • Journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Robben Island, for a riveting look into the life of the remarkable man Nelson Mandela
  • Visit the significant suburbs and key destinations along the Cape Peninsula as you learn more about their intriguing histories
  • Bask in the sunshine at Cape Town’s pristine Blue Flag beaches
  • Explore the tastes of the Western Cape on an enriching food tour to traditional and exquisite hotspots
  • Journey to Stellenbosch for a world-class wine tasting tour of its elite estates
  • Witness incredible wildlife at the celebrated national botanical garden, which boasts a multitude of indigenous plant life and creatures

Detailed Description

Cape Town, which is the oldest city in South Africa, is a metropolitan location where culture and heritage exude from the many luxurious and traditional experiences that are worth exploring. On this immersive tour of its pinnacle landmarks, you will uncover the remarkable history behind the city and the greater South African nation. Your trip will begin in the bustling heart of the port city: the V&A Waterfront. Your elegant suite will offer panoramic views of the seaside from the comfort of your private balcony. Shortly after check-in, you will venture to the vibrant V&A surroundings for a rich tour of Cape Town’s European influence. A tour of fascinating museums and a fine-dining sunset cruise will round off the perfect day of arrival.

Begin your second day with an exploration of Cape Town’s premier, eco-conscious farmers market where you will tuck into delectable local treats and meet like-minded travelers before transferring on an in-depth cultural tour of the city. You will visit leading heritage landmarks, which are marvelous odes to the old-world as your private guide inspires you with insightful knowledge. Finally, you will witness the majestic South African sunset over the sea from the top of Signal Hill. The following day, you will continue your historical discoveries at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Robben Island. Here, you will marvel at the astounding story of Nelson Mandela while learning a great deal about the city’s greatest tribulations and achievements. In the evening, you will enjoy a fine-dining experience with sweeping vistas of the city from the top of the magnificent Table Mountain.

The following day, you will transfer on a wildlife and historical landmark excursion along the Cape Peninsula. You will stop at pivotal heritage sites during your journey around the rugged coastline where you can bask in the beauty of the nature around you as you learn more about the city’s distinct destinations. A visit to Cape town would not be complete without witnessing the Cape of Good Hope. Finally, you will arrive at your premier guesthouse in the pristine bay. In the evening, make your way to the elite seaside suburb, Camps Bay, for gourmet dining and cocktails. On your fifth day, delve into Llandudno South Africa’s authentic cuisine and enjoy the diverse flavors of the Cape. You will enjoy an exquisite luxury food tour as well as a traditional Shisa nyama, getting the best of both on this fine journey. Then, you will discover Cape Town’s thriving creative scene with a captivating tour of its prominent art museums.

The following day, you will transfer to the town of Stellenbosch. Its old-world charm is still eloquently highlighted by its Dutch-colonial architecture. During your day in the enchanting town, you will delight in a wine tasting tour of the renowned destinations elite estates. Learn more about their impeccable winemaking processes as you are swept away by the wondrous vintages and blends. The next morning, you will witness Western Cape’s nature in all its glory at the famous national botanical gardens. Spend the morning leisurely weaving your way through the momentous park, discovering the spectacular flora and fauna that call this region home. This will perfectly wrap up your culturally immersive tour of Cape Town before you make your way to the airport and depart for home. Interested in learning more by seeing some of our travelers’ South Africa vacation tour reviews? Click here for more.

Starting Price

$3,635 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

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Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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