Cape Town | Franschhoek | Madiwke
- Visit Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned – an essential visit to understand the nation’s complex history
- City tour of Cape Town
- Wine tasting in Cape Town’s top wine producing region
- Cape Peninsula tour including Cape Point Nature Reserve
- Two daily game drives at Madiwke Game Reserve
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|Cape Town||4||Silo Hotel|
|Madiwke||3||Madiwke Game Reserve|
Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is yours.
Your day begins with a ferry ride (weather permitting) to the UNESCO Heritage site Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years imprisoned. This historic and emotional trip is a must for those seeking to understand the history of this complex nation. Enjoy a half-day city tour. Drive past landmarks such as the Castle of Good Hope built in 1666, City Hall, the Grand Parade and St. George’s Cathedral: The Anglican Diocese of Desmond Tutu. Witness the art of diamond cutting and jewelery manufacturing by skilled experts. (B)
Option: Ascend to the top to Table Mountain by revolving cable car (weather permitting).
Wine tasting and cellar tour in the Paarl Valley with its rolling landscape of vineyards. Continue to the beautiful village of Franschhoek, founded in 1688 by French immigrants, for lunch and another wine tasting at a vineyard. Next is Stellenbosch, historic heart of the country’s wine region for a final wine tasting. (B)
Scenic drive to the south western tip of the Cape Peninsula. At Hout Bay you can take an optional boat trip to Duiker Island to see the Cape fur seals. Next, travel to the Cape Point Nature Reserve with its abundant fauna and flora. Continue along False Bay and stop at historic Simons Town to visit the penguin colony at Boulders Beach. Last stop is at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, the country’s most famous of the gardens. (B)
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Madiwke Game Reserve for 3 days of leisure. Your stay here includes all meals, two game drives daily plus bush walks. (B,L,D)
Second day of leisure in Madiwke. (B,L,D)
Third day of leisure in Madiwke. (B,L,D)
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cape Town and connect with your return flight home. (B)