One-Day Tours

Please note that One-Day tours can be combined into longer tours.

GTours will tailor tours to your specific requirements and interests. These are example itineraries. All schedules are estimates and can be changed as required.

Table Mountain and Cape Point

Table Mountain - start the day by going up Table Mountain by cable car for the magnificent views and the “must see” experience.

Drive via historic Simonstown, the main naval base for the South African Navy, and stop to visit the penguin-breeding colony at the picturesque Boulders Beach. Walk with the penguins, or if you are daring enough, swim with the penguins in the sea.

Continue to Cape Point Lighthouse and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Visit the most South Western tip of the African Continent

The return journey will be on the Western side of the peninsula, via Scarborough and Kommetjie. Visit the Groot Constantia wine estate in Constantia - home of Simon van Stel - the first governor of the Cape.

Explore the fishing village of Hout Bay, and (time permitting) enjoy a glass bottomed boat trip to Seal Island. Return to the hotel via the scenic Atlantic coast.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and Cape Point

In place of Table Mountain, an optional visit to the world famous botanical gardens of Kirstenbosch can be offered.

Cape Town City Tour and Robben Island

Buildings of special and historical interest will be pointed out on the drive through Cape Town city. A tour of the Castle of Good Hope, the first recorded building in South Africa, demonstrates the many influences which have shaped South Africa's history.

Drive via District Six to the original Government Gardens. A short walk in these gardens allows for viewing of Parliament, national galleries, museums and other historic buildings. Time for specific interest tours is allowed e.g. natural history, cultural galleries or museums.

A short drive to the Bo Kaap museum, in the old Malay quarter of Cape Town, highlights a group of people who have contributed much to the culture of Cape Town.

Drive up to Signal Hill for a magical 360 degree view, including Robben Island.

Continue down to the V & A Waterfront and the Nelson Mandela Gateway, and board a catamaran to cross Table Bay to visit Robben Island.

The Two Oceans aquarium can be visited either before or after Robben Island.

Winelands Tour

Driving to Paarl via Agter Paarl is a beautiful scenic detour. The first port of call is the Laborie wine estate, belonging to KWV. Taste some international award winning wines.

Continue to Franschoek, and en route view the prison from which Nelson Mandela was finally released. Franschoek is named after the French Huguenots who arrived in the Cape and contributed significantly to making the cape wine industry world class. Visit Rickety Bridge and Dieu Donne Estates.

After lunch visit the French Huguenot Memorial and continue to the second oldest town in South Africa - Stellenbosch. Visit the museum (consisting of 4 original houses), and enjoy exploring two more old Cape wine estates in the Stellenbosch region.

One popular option for this tour is to visit a single wine growing region and concentrate on their specific products.

West Coast (1.3 days)

Head off North to the West Coast Fossil Park and tour the habitat rehabilitation and fossil digs.

Continue via Vredenburg to the picturesque tiny fishing village of Paternoster, visiting the little shop with historical artifacts and delicacies of the local culture. Drive the short distance to the Columbine Lighthouse and Nature Reserve.

En route back to Cape Town go via Saldanha to the Geelbek Nature Reserve on the Langebaan Lagoon.

Depart for Cape Town with a photo stop at Bloubergstrand for the classical view of Table Mountain. (A longer visit to the West Coast is possible.)

Hermanus (1 to 3 days)

Drive up the scenic Sir Lowreys Pass and continue to the wheat growing area of Caledon. Travel through Shaw’s mountain pass into the beautiful Hemel and Aarde valley to reach Hermanus.

Hermanus is a fishing village with two harbours - the old harbour (now a museum), and the functioning new harbour. This is a prime whale viewing area during the months from July to October. The whales can be viewed from numerous restaurants or an easy walk along the Walker Bay coastline.

The drive back to Cape Town is via the scenic coastal route and Gordons Bay.


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