Cape Town Urban Safari

Summary

Tour Cape Peninsula Adventure

Your local guide will show you the rich tapestry that is Cape Town including wonderful views, historical sites, cultural influences and of course the vibrant street art. You will discover the hidden secrets of Cape Town that only a local tour guide could know. Amongst the many highlights, this tour will include a visit to a superb Microbrewery known for its fine beers. Here we indulge in a beer and food pairing lunch before winding on along the coastal road enjoying the beautiful scenery and the opportunity to see a pod of dolphins or carving whales en route – depending on the season of course.

Chapman’s Peak Drive

Continuing our journey south along the cold Atlantic seaboard, we reach the famous Chapman’s Peak Drive. This astounding road was originally carved into the mountain cliffs by Italian prisoners of war between 1915 and 1922. It has subsequently undergone several engineering modifications following its closure in 1990. This is a well known and popular route in our Tour Cape Peninsula Urban Safari as it offers several iconic photo opportunities presented by the picturesque views of Hout Bay, the Sentinel Mountain and the miles and miles of shimmering white sands of Noordhoek beach as it stretches off into the distance towards Kommetjie.

Noordhoek Wine Farm and Back to Clifton

Continuing on we next stop at one of Cape Town’s most charming wine farms for a wine tasting. With magnificent views over the local seaside village of Noordhoek and the distant Kommetjie lighthouse. To end the tour we amble back towards Cape Town stopping off for sundowners at a secret location for overlooking the popular, internationally recognised, Clifton Beaches. All in all a relaxed and personalised way to experience the wonders of Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula.

 

What's Included

1. Hotel pick up/drop off and all transport
2. Fully accredited local guide
4. Chapman’s Peak Entry fees
5. Wine tasting/Lunch

What's Not Included

Food & drinks that are not specified in the inclusions above.

Other Information

District Six and Woodstock street art neighbourhoods

Experience the Mother City in one of the most authentic ways possible. District Six is a former inner-city residential area where over 60,000 of its non-white inhabitants were forcibly removed during the 1970s Apartheid regime. Cape Town boasts an array of street art which serves as a powerful voice and is available for everyone to see. You’ll be shown through the streets of District Six and shown graffiti that touches on social issues, murals that speak of a deep connection to Africa, and abstract paintings of things meaningful to the local residents.

We also travel through the once infamous suburb of Woodstock. A street art initiative was started many years ago to uplift the area for the local residents. We take you through the narrow roads to show you the neighbourhood as it stands today.  Good luck with choosing your favourite ones, as there is a wide variety of talent on display.

Devil’s Peak Brewery for Lunch

It’s 5 O’Clock somewhere in the world and everyone knows what that means, which is why the next stop is the Devil’s Peak Tap Room. Home to arguably the best beer in South Africa, the Devil’s Peak Brewing Company has grown enormously from its humble garage beginnings in 2012. They now offer 11 craft beers, including their award-winning flagship, the King’s Blockhouse IPA. Enjoy a meal and drink or try our recommended beer and food pairing as you take in the magnificent view of the Devil’s Peak mountain. And for those of us who don’t quite fancy beer, wine is available as well.

Colourful Bo-Kaap Neighbourhood

We’ve skirted around the outside of town, and now it’s time to go straight through. Next up is a visit to the colourful Bo-Kaap neighbourhood, where the houses are painted in all colours of the rainbow – and more. Formerly known as the Cape Malay Quarter, the multicultural residents of this old district have brightened up the entire city with their daring and vibrant colour schemes.  Learn about their origins and how this place came about. If you’re looking for a way to feel the true spirit and energy of Cape Town locals, this is the best way to do it.

Wine tasting at arguably the most beautiful winery in Cape Town
Just as you thought it couldn’t get any more scenic, we take a left turn for a dirt road leading to Cape Town’s most stunning winery. Located in the sleepy town of Noordhoek, take in the quiet beauty of the long beach of Noordhoek as well as the dramatic mountain range in front of you. This town is famous for its countryside meets beach vibe.

Meander along the famous Chapman’s Peak Drive AKA most scenic road in the world
You may have glanced up and seen Chapman’s Peak Drive while walking along Hout Bay Beach. Hey, you may have even seen it in a few movies or adverts. And soon you’ll see why it is thought of as one of the most scenic drives in the world. Carved out of the rock face, the slow winding road offers jaw-dropping views of Noordhoek, Hout Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean. The various stopping points along the road offer prime views for that perfect Instagram photo – no filter needed. Dolphins and whales are not an uncommon sight in the deep blue waters, so keep an eye open.

Secret Sundowner Spot

The day will be coming to an end shortly, and the Cape is famous for her sherbert sunsets. The only way to get the complete view is to chill out with a sundowner drink perched on some boulders overlooking the ocean. We will take you to our secret spot for perfect views from Africa’s most expensive suburb with the backdrop of the immense Twelve Apostles mountain range, the western horizon, so you can watch the sun go down in African style. In Summer, you won’t be seeing the sunset till late so just sit back and bathe in Africa’s warmth.

 

 

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ActivityReviews

  1. Anna

    Monday 15th April, 2019
    What a cool tour! The kombi steals the show - gorgeously decorated and super comfortable there is no better way to see the beauty of Cape Town. You get a taste of everything with this tour - the culture and history of Cape Town when you visit Woodstock and district 6, the beautiful scenery of the coast line and cape and a fabulous introduction to some of the bars and wineries with a beer AND wine tasting. The guides are friendly, well informed and above all else - FUN! Would recommend for young couples, backpackers and friends on tour.

  2. Else de Jong

    Monday 15th April, 2019
    Pros: Everything. Music, amazing sights/stops, learning the history, great conversation Cons: I don't live in SA and won't get to do this every weekend. My family and I were in SA for my sister's wedding and wanted something to do as a group. Drew and Sophie didn't seem like tour guides...I kind of felt like they were my long lost best friends. I learned a lot and saw a side of Cape Town that I'm sure I wouldn't have experienced otherwise. 10/10 would do again. Definitely the highlight of the trip.

  3. John

    Tuesday 13th November, 2018
    I had an amazing time on this tour. This tour is the part of the vacation I talk about the most when telling friends and family back home. The scenery was amazing as South Africa is very beautiful. I bought a camera specifically for our time here and this tour alone made that investment worthwhile. I really enjoyed hearing about the history of South Africa, Sophie and Drew were very honest and informative when taking us to historical places. Anyone will enjoy the tour a lot, it felt like we were cruising the city with our good friends!