half day Cape Town city tour

Half Day Cape Town City

Suggested times: Daily 08h30 or 13h15

From your Hotel travel to Signal Hill for an overview of the City – then the tour takes you over the ‘Nek’ down to the swish Atlantic seaboard suburbs of Camps Bay, Clifton and along the Sea Point promenade back to the City for a sightseeing tour which includes places of interests such as the Castle of Good Hope, the South Africa Museum, the Company Gardens and the Malay Quarter.

A photo opportunity to take a classic picture of Table Mountain from across the bay at Milnerton Light-House Is also built into this itinerary.

The tour then calls into the V&A Waterfront where you have the option of staying to explore this vibrant entertainment / shopping area, and then making your own way back to your hotel – however, if you don’t wish to stay here, our guide will drop you off at your Hotel/Guest House.

Includes: All entrance fees.
Duration: 5 Hours

Our guide can also drop you off at the lower cable car station on Table Mountain where you then buy the cable car ticket (we do suggest an online pre-purchase of the ticket) enjoy the mountain and you then make your own way back to the Hotel

¾ Day - Cape Town City & Table Mountain

¾ Day – Cape Town City & Table Mountain

With optional add-on suggestions | Operates – 08h00 Daily

Transfer to the cableway station for the ascent of Table Mountain by aerial cable car (cost included but, the trip is weather permitting) the Cable car rotates through 360 degrees – Once on the summit (1067 meters high) you are free to walk around some of the trails giving you splendid views of the City and Atlantic ocean, there is also a curio shop and a café at the upper station – From here the tour takes you over the ‘Nek’ down to the swish Atlantic seaboard suburbs of Camps Bay, Clifton and along the Sea Point promenade back to the City for a sightseeing tour which includes places of interests such as the Castle of Good Hope, built in the 1600’s as a replenishment station by the Dutch East India Company , see the South Africa Museum, the Company Gardens, established way back in 1652, and the culturally rich Malay Quarter (The Bo-Kaap)

If time permits, then a photo opportunity to take a classic picture of Table Mountain from across the bay at Milnerton Light-House Is also built into this itinerary.

Time permitting the tour then calls into the V&A Waterfront where you have the option of staying to explore this vibrant entertainment / shopping area, and making your own way back to your hotel – however, if you don’t wish to stay here, your guide will drop you off at your Hotel/Guest House

Includes: All entrance fees including the Cable Car ticket.
Duration 7 Hours – Due to the popularity of visiting Table Mountain – there can be congestion and long queuing at both the lower and upper cable car stations with queuing times in peak season of 2 to 3 hours at both the lower and upper cable car stations – this tour does not operate between 20 December and 05 January – you can take the Half Day City tour and our guide can drop you at the Cable Car station and you make your own way back to your Hotel.

Why not add on – (additional costs involved)- and make it a full 9 hour day

  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
    If you want toexperience this, lush and breathtakingly beautiful garden, this is one visit you will not want to miss out on – includes a venture along the treetop canopy walkway
  • Groot Constantia Wine estate with wine-tasting
    Just a short drive from the Cape Town city centre and nestling against our beautiful mountain, find the valleys and forests of the Constantia Wine Valley, home to one of the oldest wine estates in South Africa, Groot Constantia, it’s here that we bring you to experience viticulture in one of the most lovely settings in Cape Town – the farm dates back to 1685 and the region has a unique culture and heritage.
  • Jewish Museum & Synagogue – Sunday to Friday (Closed on Saturday and Jewish Holidays)
    Interiors house a range of interactive displays, audio-visual presentations and rare and fascinating artefacts, taking visitors on a journey back to South African Jewry’s early roots, and painting a portrait of a community who were extraordinarily influential in the building of South Africa as we know it, and who continue to thrive and impact society at every level.A thrilling combination of the old and new, the historic and the contemporary, the religious and the worldly, the South African Jewish Museum is a fitting tribute to a community who have been and continue to be at the epicenter of South Africa’s economic, political and cultural narrative.
Full Day Robben Island & Table Mountain With City Orientation Tour

Full Day Robben Island & Table Mountain With City Orientation Tour

Operates 08h00 Daily (Weather permitting)

Included are the Island Ferry ticket and the Cable Car ticket

Kindly note that we will need, at the time of booking, your passport number and name as shown on the passport when we make the Ferry bookings – you will need to take your passport with you (a copy will also do!)

08h00 Transfer to the V&A Waterfront (as you need to be at the Clock Tower 30 minutes prior departure time at the Nelson Mandela Gateway) for theferry to Robben Island departing at 09h00 (Ferry departure time is confirmed at the time of booking, if we cannot secure the 09h00 departure there are additional ferry’s at 11h00, 13h00 and 15h00 and we adapt the itinerary accordingly)

Robben Island has been used primarily as a prison. Indigenous African leaders, Muslim leaders from the East Indies, Dutch and British soldiers and civilians, women, and anti-apartheid activists, including South Africa’s first democratic President, Nelson Mandela and the founding leader of the Pan Africanist Congress, Robert Sobukwe, were all imprisoned on the Island.

The standard tour to Robben Island is 3.5 hours long, including the two half-hour ferry rides. Ferries depart, weather permitting, from the V & A Waterfront in Cape Town.

The Robben Island Tour includes the return ferry trip, a visit to the infamous Maximum-Security Prison, interaction with an ex-political prisoner, a 45-minute bus ride with a guide providing commentary and the opportunity to explore the Murray’s Bay Harbor precinct attractions, such as the Muslim shrine, or kramat, and the Museum Shop

Once back in the V&A Waterfront, perhaps quick bite to eat (own account) and then your guide will
continue with the tour.

Transfer to the cableway station for the ascent ofTable Mountain by aerial cable car (cost of the cable car
ticket is included but the tour is weather permitting).

From here the tour takes you back for anorientation /sightseeing tour of the city which includes places
of interests such as the central City precinct, the Company Gardens and the Malay Quarter (any entrance
fees on this portion of the trip are for your own account)
Your guide will return you to your Hotel/Guest House.
Duration 8 Hours

Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour

Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour

Daily at 08h00 – Tour duration 9 hours

This tour can run in the opposite direction at the guide’s discretion.

Included are the entrance fees to Cape Point, a return funicular ticket at Cape Point, Boulders Beach for the Penguin visit and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

After breakfast your WILRO CAPE TOURSguide will be on hand to show you the beautiful Cape Peninsula and rugged Cape Point. Leave the City and travel along the Atlantic coastline via the scenic drives of Oudekraal to Hout Bay where an optional and at own cost,boat cruise to seal island is possible(subject naturally to the weather being favourable) This small Island is a sanctuary for thousands of Cape Fur seals and a variety of seabirds – the trip last around 45 minutes and does provide beautiful views of Hout Bay.
Cross over the mountain by way of the spectacular Chapmans Peak drive (subject to the drive being open, as it does close for periodic maintenance, in which case we will use Constantia Nek and ‘Ou Kaapse Weg’ (the Old Cape Road) Travel to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, where you have the option of using the funicular, or you can walk up to the main viewing site. We then leave the reserve and continue along the False Bay Coastline to visit the Jackass Penguin colony at Boulders beach.False Bay gives us an incredibly scenic drive through popular small villages including historic Simon’s Town, Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay with it’s harbour and quirky shops and the surfers choice, Muizenberg.

A lunch stop is made, either at Cape Point or in the village of Simons Town (own costs) The final stop of the day is at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and back to your hotel in the late afternoon

A Half Day,5 hour, Cape Peninsula option also available – 08h30
(The half day excursion excludes the Hout Bay Harbour visit for Seal Island optional cruise and also excludes the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens)

Full Day WineLands

Full Day WineLands

Daily 09h00 – Tour duration 8 hours

09h00 today you explore the famous wine lands of Western Cape.
Our Cape Winelands is yet another scenic excursion from Cape Town.

Included are 3 wine tasting sessions (one of which could be a cellar tour only) and the Stellenbosch Village Museum

Beautiful valleys are filled with lush green vineyards, small pockets of rural villages all surrounded by rugged mountains. Historic estates dating back hundreds of years producing world class wines.

Be collected at your hotel and at discuss the day route with your guide
There are three wine regions that you will visit today – Paarl, nestled in the beautiful Drakenstein Valley, not too far from Stellenbosch and Franschhoek and about 45-minute drive from Cape Town. The name Paarl (Pearl) derives from the granite boulders overlooking the town that shines in the sunlight when the granite is moist.

From here continue along the Berg River valley to the picturesque town of Franschoek and have the opportunity of walking through the quaint village. During the day there is the opportunity of seeing some fabulous Cape Dutch architecture and to experience the surrounding wine areas. There are over 300 wine-estates in this region,learn about the history of wine-making in the western Cape – a suitable stop will also be made en route for you to enjoy a relaxing lunch at a local restaurant or street café (own account).There will be ample opportunity to taste some of the magnificent wines produced in this region, we will visit a minimum of 3 estates, wine- tasting is included as is a cellar tour

We will call in at the historic university town of Stellenbosch for an orientation of the town and to experience the surrounding wine producing area.
Late afternoon return to Cape Town.

A Half Day Winelands option is also available 08h30/13h15 – this half day excursion excludes the Paarl wine area and includes visits to 2 wine-estates for tastings

Full Day Cape Highlights

Full Day Cape Highlights

Daily 08h00 – Tour duration 9 hours

A combination of the Wine-Lands and the Cape Peninsula

Included are the entrance fees to Cape Point, a return funicular ticket at Cape Point, Boulders Beach for the Penguin visit and 2 Wine tasting sessions

The day’s routing can change and will be decided on by your guide.
After breakfast your WILRO CAPE TOURS guide will be on hand to show you the beautiful Cape Point & Cape Peninsula. Travel along the Atlantic coastline via the scenic drives of Oudekraal to Hout Bay, from here cross over the mountain by way of the spectacular Chapmans Peak driver (subject to the road being open as it does close for periodic maintenance in which case we will use Constantia Nek.) Travel to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. You have the option of using the funicular or you can walk up to the main viewing site. We then leave the reserve and continue along the False Bay Coastline to visit the Penguin colony at Boulders beach. From here you will travel along the False Bay coastline to Muizenberg where you turn into the ‘Cape Flats’ and onto the historic University town of Stellenbosch after a visit here continue over the Hellshoogte pass to beautiful village of Franschoek. Here you will have the
opportunity of walking through this quaint village exploring the galleries and shops.
During the day there will be opportunity to taste some of the magnificent wines produced in this region – you will call in at some of the more than 300 wine-estates in this region so that you can learn about the history of wine-making in the western Cape.

A suitable stop will be made en route for you to enjoy a relaxing lunch at a local restaurant or street café (own account).

Late afternoon return to Cape Town.

Full Day To Hermanus On The South Coast

Full Day To Hermanus On The South Coast

Daily 09h00 – Duration 9 hours

Getting to Hermanus is a journey rich in fabulous scenery. Our tour guide will take you from your Cape Town hotel through the seaside town of Gordon’s Bay and then along the coastal road past the villages of Pringle Bay and Betty’s Bay to the holiday town of Hermanus (120km).Situated on Walker Bay, Hermanus is surrounded by majestic mountains, indigenous Fynbos and wonderful natural beauty.

Hermanus itself is a hybrid of the old and the new, it’s small town character is still there, with a modern infrastructure, some upmarket shops, the busy village square with it’s craft markets and restaurants, the whale crier who, during season, points out the where-about of these mammals, all make for a bustling hubbub of activity in, as well as out-of-season. The easy coastal walk is a lovely option to while away an hour or so. The cliff tops along this walk offer splendid views and the ability to watch the seasonal whales close up.

This coastal resort offers the best land based whale watching in the world. The Southern Right Whales visit Walker Bay from July until October every year. About 60 to 100 of these magnificent animals come here from Antarctica to breed and rear their young. Visitors are often treated with close up displays as these creatures often come to within 10 meters of the coast.

As an added option (at own cost) you are also welcome take a boat out into the bay to look at them more closely (obviously weather permitting) – departs 12h00, average trip is 2 hours long.

Hermanus caters for every taste. Also on offer is a selection of galleries, fashion boutiques, jewelry shops and more located near the centre of town or within walking distance

After a busy morning, settle down for lunch (own cost) in one of many sea-facing restaurants for a delicious taste experience. From humble fish ‘n chips to five-star cuisine, the variety is endless and guaranteed to satisfy any craving
The area is also a wine producing region, you can call in at one of the wine-estates situated in the ‘Hemel en Aarde’ (Heaven and Earth) Valley for a taste (own cost) and the option to purchase some of the unique wines grown in this valley.

Then, continue with the return journey to Cape Town but taking a different route, this time we go over the Mountains, passing by the mountain top orchards of the Eglin fruit growing region. Elgin is also a superb wine region with many boutique wineries dotted along the way are well known and superbly stocked farm stalls – perhaps a homemade pastry?

As one of the country’s top apple producers it seems natural that Elgin is also home to a small craft cider industry, supplying Cape Town restaurants and pubs.

Then it’s down Sir Lowry’s Pass with the superb views over False Bay and of the towns of The Strand and Somerset West and with backdrop bulk of Table Mountain far off in the distance.

Late afternoon return to your Cape Town Hotel.

Why not consider staying overnight in HERMANUS at one of the sea facing Hotels – we can help with accommodation.

Add On A Winelands Drop Off / Overnight After The Full Day Hermanus Visit

Add On A Winelands Drop Off / Overnight After The Full
Day Hermanus Visit

If staying in Stellenbosch – The day is as for the Hermanus Day Tour, but on the return journey, once down Sir Lowry’s Pass you head through the town of Somerset West and then onto the R44 passing endless vineyards with the Hottentots Holland Mountains always looming large – this is a short 20km journey between the two Towns which then brings you into this famous University Town of Stellenbosch – be dropped off at your Hotel.

If staying in Franschhoek – The day is as for the Hermanus Day Tour, but once on top of the Mountain you will turn off towards the village of Grabouw and then drop down the mountain by way of the steep Nuweberg Mountain pass into the Cape Overberg region, into canola and wheat fields, travel alongside one of Cape Town’s dams supplying water to the City, Theewaterskloof, and then up over the Franschhoek Mountain Pass through some of the regions unique Fynbos fields and then down into the wonderful Village of Franschhoek where we drop you of at your Hotel or Guest House.

Why not package this with one of the fine Hotels or guest houses in the area, a full day exploration of the area and then the return transfer back to Cape Town or the Airport.

Full Day Aquila Game Reserve Day Safari

Full Day Aquila Game Reserve Day Safari

Daily 09h30 – Duration 9 Hours

Kindly note this tour requires a return road transfer from Cape Town involving 4 to 5 hours travel time.

Included is the safari, a buffet lunch.

If your holiday plans don’t include a safari in the Kruger National Park or at one of the Game Lodges in Kwa Zulu Natal or the Eastern Cape, then this is an option for a quick, short safari experience.

09h30 Depart from Cape Town and head up the N1 Highway, past the wine-lands areas, then through the Mountains by way of the Huguenot Tunnel, continue past that towns of Worcester and De Doorns driving into the unique and barren Karoo landscape – our destination the Aquila Private Game Reserve.

We time our arrival at Aquila for 12h00, with time to enjoy a welcome drink and a buffet lunch, this is then followed by a 2 to 2.5-hour 4×4 game drive after which you can explore the curio shop and relax in the premises with a bit of time at leisure.

Situated near the town of Touws River, in a valley between the Langeberg and the Outeniqua Mountains in the Karoo, the 10,000-hectare conservancy has evolved from its early days of being residence to various antelope species only to becoming the home of the Big 5 – elephant, lion, buffalo, rhino and leopard – as well as a significant amount of other wild game, which roam freely on the reserve

Our schedule is to depart Aquila at 16h00 – arriving back into Cape Town at around 18h30

Our Touring “Go As You Please” Option

Our Touring “Go As You Please” Option

Tours can also be customised, by selecting our Go-as-you-Please option – for either 3, 5, 7, 9 or 12 hours. We supply the vehicle and our driver or tour guide, and you pay direct for any entrance fees en route.

These tours are operated on a pre-booked, private basis

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