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4 minute read14 Aug 2019

Tours in and around Cape Town at Getlocal Africa

Cape Point Nature Reserve

ROUND TRIP TO CAPE POINT

This is one of the most exciting and scenic trips that you can, and really should take while in Cape Town.  You will travel along the Atlantic Seaboard with stops at some of the most iconic beaches in the Cape.  You will have the option to take a short boat trip from Hout Bay to Seal Island, then drive the famed Chapmans Peak drive carved into the mountain with views that stretch to the horizon.  Cape Point will impress and delight you as you stand on the edge of the African continent and look out over endless blue seas.  There are many highlights, but one has to be Boulders Beach where you can walk with the Breeding Colony of African Penguins.

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Tour - Half Day Cape Peninsula

Tour - Full Day Cape Peninsula Round Trip

Boat Trip from Hout Bay to Duikers Island [Seal Island] 

 

THE CAPE WINELANDS

South Africa produces some of the world’s best wines and the Winelands are set in a series of beautiful valleys with quaint villages and historical Cape Dutch homesteads.  Wine tasting is a great way to spend the day - and a tour is the way to go.  Drinking and driving not being an option.  Our website also has some interesting cycle tours of the winelands, for families or for the more energetic. 

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Tour - Tast the Winelands

Tour - Half Day Cape Winelands

Tour - Full Day Cape Winelands

Tour - Full Day Constantia Wine Tour

Tour - Full Day Cape Point Penguins and Wine

Stellenbosch Wine Farm

 

TAKE A SAFARI TO A BIG 5 GAME RESERVE

This full day tour will bring you up close to many of Africa's indigenous wildlife.  The reserve has the Big 5 [elephant, lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo] and many other animals that you can enjoy as you travel in an open safari vehicle through this 10,000 hectares of southern Karoo bush veld with an informed game ranger.  You enjoy lunch around a lovely pool in the main camp.

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Tour - Full Day Safari to Big 5 Reserve

Lion Sighting on a Game Drive at Aquila Game Farm Two Hours From Cape Town

SOUTHERN RIGHT WHALES FROM JUNE TO DECEMBER

This is a life fulfilling experience.  To walk along the cliffs at Walkers Bay and see these giant, ocean mammals breach and mate in the bay at Hermanus, hear their whale songs and delight at their antics.  You can also watch from a boat and get close enough see them eye to eye, and you may also get to see the Marine Big 5 [Whale, dolphin, seal, penguin, great white shark]

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Tour - Full Day Boat Based Whale Watching

Boat Based Whale Watching

INNER CITY, ROBBEN ISLAND AND TABLE MOUNTAIN

Cape Town has much to see.  The inner city has the bright coloured houses and vibrant community of the Cape Malay Quarter, the Company Gardens, Parliament Buildings, and the ferry to Robben Island where many political prisoners, including Nelson Mandela, spend many years. A trip on the Cable Way to the top of Table Mountain is obligatory when you are in Cape Town.  The 360 degree views stretching all the way to Cape Point with startling views down over the bays and beaches of the Atlantic Seaboard.

Tour -   Full Day Robben Island and City

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Tour - Half Day Cape Town

Tour - Half Day Lagugu Township

Tour - Full Day Best of the Cape

Tour -   Full Day Table Mountain Hike and Bike

The Castle of Good Hope in Central Cape Town

RED SIGHTSEEING HOP ON HOP OFF BUS

One of the best and most exciting ways to get around to all the hot spots of Cape Town is on the Red Sightseeing Hop on Hop off Bus.  You can get off at any of the stops, enjoy the place in your own time, and re-board when the next bus stops and continue the circuit.  The best is the open top upstairs where your hair can blow free, you get the salty smell of the sea and hear the waves crash.

Tour - Cape Town Hop on Hop off Bus

The Cape Town Hop on Hop off Bus

 

We at GETLOCAL.AFRICA have put together some interesting information about the Mother City and her Hot Spots. We also have some tours and activities that you might like to check out that are not included in this blog.

 

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Plettenberg Bay – Best Casual Eating Places

With some of the best beaches in the world along the Plettenberg Bay coast, a casual meal is best enjoyed in one of the many restaurants on, near or overlooking the sea. Don a bathing costume, slops, throw on a wrap and head for your favourite eating haunt.

 

Plettenberg Bay: SA’s Favourite Holiday Destination

You know that you have arrived in the best place you could be as the sheer spectacle of shimmering sea and golden sands takes your breath away as you descend Marine Drive . This is South Africa’s favourite holiday playground with Blue Flag beaches, great surfing spots, adventure activities and some great eating places.

 

Christmas Traditions: Where Do They Come From?

WHICH KID CAN’T tell you where Santa Claus is from? —the North Pole! Evergreen Christmas Trees are part and parcel of most homes, Christian or not, with bright baubles and winking lights happily announcing the Christmas season. Well, surprise, surprise, Christmas is essentially a Christian festival celebrating the birth of Jesus. Navidad in Spanish, Natale in Italian, Noel in French – they all denote nativity. So where does all the tradition come from and how come St Nick is every child’s favourite character, Christian or not?

 

Exciting Things To Do in Cape Town These Holidays

Cape Town has exquisite beaches to chill at, amazing mountains to hike, historic wine farms to visit, exceptional restaurants to linger in. It is all a matter of choice and preference. Here are a few activities and experiences that you may not have thought of. Time to get out of your comfort zone and stretch the mind, the body and the imagination.

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Here are some great tours we recommend

 

Soweto Tour - Half Day

Our guides are local, entertaining and know the real Soweto. Experience the best of bustling Soweto from informal settlements to up market Orlando. This is the best value-for-money half day tour in South Africa right now!

R 900 5 Hours

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2 Day Kruger National Park Safari - Johannesburg

A whirlwind 2-day Kruger Wildlife Safari, enjoy some of South Africa’s finest wildlife including the big 5 (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino), game drives, outdoor meals and rustic accommodation!

R 6,500 2 Days

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Cape Point & Penguins Tour - Cape Town

Get to experience the BEST of the Fairest Cape. Scenic coastal drives, dramatic landscape of Cape Point, boat cruise to Seal Island, Boulders Beach Penguin Colony. A day of staggering beauty!

R 1,300 8 Hours

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Ultimate Pilanesberg Open Vehicle Day Tour - Johannesburg

The ultimate Safari experience in the Big 5, [elephant, lion, rhino, leopard,buffalo] malaria free Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Hear the sounds of the wild as you travel in an open safari vehicle through the African Bush Veld. Truly a magnificent experience!

R 2,495 11 Hours

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