South Africa – This is Cape Town

Discover one of the best cities in the world: Cape Town here we come!



With all its culture, cuisine and beautiful landscape, there’s nowhere quite like Cape Town. Cape Town has a cool urban edge: excellent art galleries, hip bars, world-rated restaurants, design-savvy shops and is surrounded by national parks, forests, stunning coast lines and beautiful mountains.

This beautiful city is crowned by the magnificent Table Mountain National Park and surrounded by pristine white beaches, making it easy to get from bustling CBD and into nature in no time. This trip is the perfect way to explore the Cape Peninsula and gives you a window into an amazing country that has so much to offer.

Whether you are looking to come and explore South Africa for just a week or are in need of a great welcome package to help you find your feet, this trip is just the thing for you.

 


South Africa – This is Cape Town: Trip Highlights


We want to help you tick it off! Surfing, experiencing African wildlife, beach time, wine tasting and immersing yourself into Cape Town city culture…  These are some of the High Lights of our awesome 8-day this is Cape Town trip!

  • Hassle free airport transfer
  • Make new friends
  • Visit penguins in their beautiful natural habitat
  • Stand Up Paddle or Kayak around the penguin sanctuary
  • Get in the water and get surfing
  • Explore the Cape Peninsula and breathtaking scenery
  • All your accommodation (7 nights) is taken care of
  • Discover a culturally diverse city
  • Visit beautiful wine farms and try some of the best wines in the world
  • Eat out at some of the best foodie places in the world

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South Africa – This is Cape Town: Full Details


Join us on a fun-filled trip and experience one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Cape Town! Explore exquisite landscapes, experience the amazing art and food scene and chill on sandy white beaches. Cape Town has it all, with countless opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, surfing and even visiting Wild Life Reserves at the edge of the city .

With a jam-packed 8-day itinerary, you will get to experience the absolute best of Cape Town.

With surfing, experiencing African wildlife, beach time and immersing yourself into Cape Town city culture, you can be sure that you will have done it all!


Itinerary


DAY 1: SUNDAY: Arrival Day

Whenever you land at Cape Town International Airport, we will pick you up and on the way in. You will be greeted by the magnificent site of Table Mountain. We will bring you to our hostel in the center of the city and you can start getting to know your fellow travellers.

MEALS

No meals are included on your first day, but we usually grab a bite with the whole group at the bar downstairs. perfect way to get to know each other better.

DAY 2 MONDAY: Intro Day Intro Day

Today is your intro day, you will meet your amazing guide and start off your Cape Town adventure with an epic walking tour through the best parts of Cape Town.

We will take you on an historic meander through the allies and streets of a culturally rich city, where you will explore place like the Bo-Kaap, formerly known as the Malay Quarter, who’s charm is a mix of Cape Dutch and Cape Georgian architectural styles. It is a former township, situated on the slopes of Signal Hill above the city centre and is a historical centre of Cape Malay culture in Cape Town.

In the evening, we head back to the hostel for a traditional braai (BBQ) and some welcome drinks.

MEALS INCLUDED

Breakfast at your accommodation.
Dinner at the accommodation or in one of the nearby restaurants.

DAY 3 TUESDAY: Explore Day

Explore the city and surrounds with a coffee shop hop and coffee tasting in the morning, before we head off to the Western Sea-Board for an amazing guided coastal bike tour, we stop and admire the various art installations like sculptures by famous artists along the bike route, before hopping off at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront for a bite to eat.

After lunch , we head off to a sprawling suburb called Woodstock, for a graffiti tour, where you will see some of South African street artists finest work, this is also a good time to do some shopping.

In the evening, we head back into town for some well deserved sun-downers on the famous Signal Hill, over-looking Table Bay and the City. A picturesque place to end the day!

MEALS INCLUDED

Breakfast at your accommodation.

 

DAY 4 WEDNESDAY: Get Wet Day

Time to hit the beach! Try out your surf skills at the famous Muizenberg Beach (The oldest surf spot in South Africa) and enjoy the day exploring beautiful coastal towns. Don’t forget your beach towel!

You will have a chance to do some gift shopping, so make sure to bring your wallets along. Kalk Bay is a quaint little fishing village on the coast of the False Bay and has loads of cool little gift shops, bars and restaurants.

We will stop for lunch a long the way, you will be hungry after a morning of surfing and shopping.

MEALS INCLUDED

Breakfast at your accommodation.

DAY 5 THURSDAY: Adventure Day

Today, we visit an indigenous penguin sanctuary at the granite filled beach, aptly known as Boulders, home to the famous Jackass penguins. This tour is different and unique to most as we hop on an SUP (Stand-Up Paddle Board) and explore their world from the water. Don’t worry we have sea Kayaks too and a walking option if the sea ain’t your thing.

Later on, we journey down to the Southern most tip of the Cape peninsula and visit Cape Point Nature Reserve and enjoy some much needed beach time.

MEALS INCLUDED

Breakfast at your accommodation.

DAY 6 FRIDAY: Wine A lot Day

Here in Cape Town, we are proud of our wines and we want the world to know it. Experiencing some of the best wine farms in the world, we explore a beautiful landscape as we hop from vineyard to vineyard in search of the very best wines. Tasting, smelling and diving into the minds of some of the world most famous wine-makers.

Every night is a party in Cape Town, but tonight you need to strap on those dancing shoes as we head out for a night in the town! With clubs, whiskey bars and gin bars, the world is your oyster.

MEALS INCLUDED

Breakfast at your accommodation.

DAY 7 SATURDAY: Chill Day

Today is a chill day, you can sleep in a bit and chill out with your new friends or explore the city on your own steam. If you need any advice on cool things to see or want to head down to the beach, let your guide know and they will happily assist. In the meantime we prepare for your farewell braai/dinner.

MEALS INCLUDED

Breakfast at your accommodation.

Dinner at your accommodation or in a nearby cool restaurant!

DAY 8 SUNDAY: Check Out Day

Today we say goodbye as this trip is coming to an end.

Some will fly home, some will have added on other trips. we have ample options in (south) Africa.

If you need advice on what to do next, just ask.

Want to stay longer No problem! We can book extra nights in Cape Town for you too!

If you have booked any add-ons in or around Cape Town, your transfer will be included.

MEALS INCLUDED

Breakfast at your accommodation.


Accommodation


All 7 nights accommodation, from the Sunday night of your arrival are included. We put you up in one of the trendiest hostels in Cape Town right in the centre of the famous Kloof street.

It includes Kloof Streets one and only Rooftop bar and has become the hub of the local music scene, with live DJ’s and acoustic sessions every weekend. An ideal venue for sundowners after a day of adventure. With breath-taking sunsets, this spot is the quintessential Cape Town experience. The space has crept into the hearts of both locals and internationals alike.

If you have never spent time in a dorm before, then you are in for a treat! It is the best way to get to know your fellow travellers and make new best friends. Travel opens the mind and that is mainly because of people you meet.

All dorms have en-suite bathrooms, 4 beds and lockers, but you will need to buy a small padlock to use them. Just chat to reception.

We aim to try and get everyone on a “This is Cape Town” tour into the same dorm, but if you have any special requests, such as you want to be in an all-female dorm or you want to upgrade to your own room. Then we will be able to assist you with that too, just let us know at the time of booking.

 

Price

8 Days - Shared accommodation

USD 879




What's Included?


  • Pre departure information with all the details you need
  • Airport Transfer
  • All transport to activities
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Wine & Brewery Tour
  • Cultural City Walking Tour
  • Surf Lesson
  • SUP or Kayak Penguin Tour
  • Coastal Bike Tour
  • Coffee Tasting
  • Guided Table Mountain Hike
  • Beach Excursion
  • Coastal Town Tour
  • Entry into all National Parks
  • Plus a Few Sneaky Surprises…Shhh!

What's Excluded?


  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Drinks
  • Meals other than specified (see itinerary)
  • Taxi back to the airport (About 20 GBP) – Uber Available too.
  • Optional excursions
  • Towels

Frequently Asked Questions



  • Currently on a UK passport, you will be granted a 90 day upon arrival, as long as you have proof of onward travel. It is however, up to you to make sure that you have contacted your local South African embassy to make sure you have the correct details.


  • South Africa is pretty cheap compared to Europe, plus you get a lot more ZAR’s for your pounds. It really depends on how much you plan on shopping and partying, but we recommend between £ 100 and £ 150 per week, £ 200 – £250 is more than enough, but remember, you could get by with less.


  • Your average dinner can cost anything from £5 – £9, also depending on where you eat, a fancy meal is a bit more, but you could have a delicious steak for around £13. Drinks are quite reasonable too. A pint of beer starts at around £2.5, cocktails from about £4.


  • Yes, we always insist on all our customers having travel insurance. Travel insurance is important no matter where you go in the world.


  • Well that’s entirely up to you. We can assist with booking any extra accommodation or transfers you may need or even help you plan a cool road trip. If volunteering is your thing, ask about our other cool programmes in South Afirca. We can offer advice and help you book any other awesome tours too.


  • If you have never spent time in a dorm before, then you are in for a treat! It is the best way to get to know your fellow travellers and make new best friends. Travel opens the mind and that is mainly because of people you meet.

    All dorms have lockers, but you will need to buy a small padlock to use them.

    We aim to try and get everyone on an Xtreme Gap Year in the same dorm, but if you have any special requests such as you want to be in an all female dorm or you want to upgrade to your own room. Then we will be able to assist you with that too, just let us know.


  • Cape Town is a city of endless opportunity, whether it be shark cage diving, a hike up Table Mountain or even a game drive… We can book this for you locally, no problem.


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