An aerial view of Cape Town in South Africa.

Cape Town Vacation: Explore the Greater Western Cape

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

South Africa

Places Visited

Cape Town, Hermanus, Montagu, Franschhoek

Suggested Duration

9 Days

Cape Town is an incredibly diverse city that marvelously blends cultural heritage and modern sophistication. The landscape is immaculate with striking mountain ranges and sprawling greenery that provides impressive vistas at each of its premier destinations. During this captivating, 9-day tour of Cape Town and the greater Western Cape region, you will discover South Africa’s true splendor. From the region’s intriguing, historical landmarks to magnificent Big Five safaris, this tailor-made, luxurious...

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Trip Highlights

  • Explore the luxurious V&A Waterfront and dine at a premier seafood restaurant with immaculate vistas
  • Visit the UNESCO world heritage site of Robben Island and learn a great deal about Nelson Mandela’s remarkable life story
  • Marvel at leading art galleries and cultural landmarks within the vibrant city
  • Journey along the stunningly famous Chapman’s Peak and Whale Coast routes
  • Uncover insight about the Cape’s diverse sea life and witness whales up close from the comfort of a luxury cruise
  • Encounter the impressive historical Hermanus museums and lighthouse
  • Enjoy captivating sunset and sunrise safaris in search of the Big Five at a premier reserve in the Klein Karoo
  • Witness the endearing Franschhoek region via a luxuriously restored vintage vehicle and delight in the delectable flavors of the town’s prestigious wines and cuisine

Detailed Description

Your tour of Cape Town and the greater Western Cape will begin in the heart of the city. You will comfortably settle into your luxurious accommodation in the spirited V&A Waterfront where you can enjoy a leisurely walk around the vibrant destination before fine dining with oceanside vistas. During your stay in Cape Town, you will privately transfer to the city’s coveted cultural destinations on an insightful, guided tour. You will uncover Nelson Mandela’s remarkable life story and visit his former prison cell, and you will visit the leading art galleries and exhibitions in and around the city. Finally, you will witness immaculate sunset views over the charming Hout Bay suburb.

From Cape Town, you will transfer to the endearing town of Hermanus. As you privately transfer to your destination, you will pass through the renowned Whale Coast Route. A short trip at a famous whale-watching destination may reveal these magnificent creatures. Once in Hermanus, you will have further opportunities to encounter the marvelous sea life. A luxury cruise off the Hermanus coastline will transfer you close to the whales. You will spot an array of other creatures, such as dolphins and seals, during your lavish expedition. Then, visit the town’s original museums for an insightful look into its history. You will transfer to Montagu via luxury coach on the sixth day of your trip. The scenic drive shares sweeping views of the immaculate Western Cape landscape. You will soon arrive at a premier lodge within a stunning reserve. Your days will be spent searching for the Big Five as you traverse the rugged landscape in the comfort of a luxury 4x4. Delectable dinners and unforgettable vistas will bring each day to a perfect close.

Then, make your way to the lovely town of Franschhoek where you will explore your surroundings from the comfort of your luxuriously restored and privately-driven, vintage automobile. You will learn more about the town’s rich history as you visit beautiful museums and monuments. A taste of Franschhoek’s prestigious wines and an award-winning Michelin style meal will round off the perfect leisurely holiday within the greater Western Cape region. We work closely with the best Cape Town tour operators to ensure that you have a fully personalized trip of a lifetime.

Starting Price

$4,675 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.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

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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