Lions Head Beach in Cape Town, South Africa.

Essential Cape Town Vacation: Best of the Mother City

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Countries Visited

South Africa

Places Visited

Cape Town

Suggested Duration

10 Days

Cape Town, which is situated in the stunning Western Cape of South Africa, is a must-visit metropolitan city that is surrounded by sweeping landscapes, magnificent mountain ranges, and world-class beaches. Exploring the best of Cape Town’s diverse environment and rich cultural heritage affords you the opportunity to experience a luxurious getaway that is unique to the African continent. This pristine location offers captivating sightseeing opportunities and riveting activities that will keep you...

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Trip Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in Cape Malay culture and gain insight into South African heritage with a tour of the city’s most significant points of interest
  • Climb via Cable Car to the top of the magnificent Table Mountain for panoramic views of the city
  • Visit Nelson Mandela's prison cell at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Robben Island, and delve into South Africa’s remarkable history
  • Brush shoulders with the elite in Camps Bay and explore Cape Town’s most coveted beaches
  • Discover the serene Western Cape landscapes on an in-depth tour of the Cape Peninsula
  • Taste renowned, world-class vintages and blends on a tour of Constantia’s impeccable wine route
  • Stroll leisurely through the city’s notable national botanical garden, discovering flora that is completely unique to the Cape
  • Spot whales, dolphins, and an abundance of land-dwelling wildlife on a hike through the Kogelberg Nature Reserve
  • Enjoy award-winning haute cuisine alongside surreal South African sunsets

Detailed Description

Begin your journey in one of the most sought-after destinations in Cape Town: the V&A Waterfront. After checking into your luxurious hotel, you will witness gorgeous wraparound views of the sea from the comfort of your private balcony. Breathe in the fresh ocean air and unwind in complete comfort after the long flight to South Africa. Over the next few days, you will discover the most iconic attractions in and around the city in addition to enjoying the exquisite South African cuisine. You will spend your first full day, after a delightful breakfast spread, venturing through the city and stopping to see the culturally immersive points of interest. In the evening, you will climb a Cable Car to the top of the spectacular Table Mountain for panoramic views of the cityscape.

The following day, uncover more of the country’s rich heritage as you make your way to the famous Robben Island. The story of South Africa’s remarkable, former president will inspire you as you visit the cell in which he was imprisoned for 18 years of his sentence. After transferring back to the Cape Town coastline, delight in Afternoon Tea with traditional South African treats and a sweeping view of the surrounding area from the top of one of the city’s most prominent sunset locations. The next morning you will transfer to Cape Town’s premier seaside suburb: Camps Bay. Enjoy the majestic ocean views and fine-dining hotspots as you explore more of the elite area. You will spend the following day visiting Cape Town’s pristine, white beaches, which is located only a short distance from your immaculate hotel.

On the 6th day of your trip, you will join your private transfer for an enchanting tour of the Cape Peninsula. Sit back comfortably as you take in the picturesque views of the Western Cape’s scenic settings and stop at all of the key destinations along the route. After arriving at the Cape of Good Hope where the two oceans meet, you will be invigorated by the sheer majesty of the province’s diverse environment. Continue to your next lavish suite in the Constantia area, which is a breathtaking Cape Town suburb that is most notably recognized for its world-class wines. After a night’s rest in the tranquil location, you will explore Constantia’s famous wine route and visit a few of the country’s distinguished estates. A picture-perfect day of tasting and overlooking the beautiful Constantia valley will round off with an exquisite fine-dining experience.

On your final few days of the trip, you will witness the wonderful wildlife within South Africa. The city’s celebrated, national botanical garden provides you with the opportunity to leisurely view the diverse flora of the Western Cape. You will enjoy a serene picnic in the stunning gardens that are nestled at the base of the impressive Table Mountain. In the evening, you will experience haute cuisine in true South African style as you relish in meals that will be prepared by an award-winning local restaurant. On the final full day of your trip, journey along the Whale Coast Route and explore the magnificent wildlife from the mighty peaks of the Kogelberg Nature Reserve. Transfer back to Cape Town’s premier restaurants in Hout Bay for one last African sunset that will overlook the deep blue waters of the South Atlantic Ocean. Interested in learning more by seeing some of our travelers’ South Africa vacation tour reviews? Click here for more.

Starting Price

$3,995 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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