Early morning arrival to Cape Town, SA. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the luxurious Westin Hotel Water Front for a 6-night stay. Westin Hotel is the epitome of a luxury hotel in Cape Town., It is a place of exceptional beauty in the hub of world class shopping and dining.
Cape Town has been voted as the best place in the world to visit by the prestigious New York Times. This vibrant multicultural city is a healthy mix of urban and convenient living, vibe day and night spots, nature and relaxation as well as the ocean and white sand beaches at your fingertips. Shop at the V&A Waterfront, one of Africa’s premier shopping destinations; stand on the edge of the world at Cape Point or delve into South Africa’s past at Robben Island, the prison that once held one of the world’s greatest heroes, Nelson Mandela. The “Mother City,” the “Green City,” the “Tavern of the Seas”…whatever name you give it, it stays beautiful and beckons to be explored—the more, the better. The grand interior of the hotel is complemented with luxury furnishings. You will enjoy excellent dining at it’s restaurant which serves up the well-loved breakfast buffet daily or sip cocktails at the Bar. Facilities include a heated outdoor swimming pool, access to the fully equipped fitness center and a complimentary V&A Waterfront shuttle service.
In the afternoon watch the sunset from the top of Signal Hill while enjoying drinks and canapes. There’s nothing like taking in magnificent views over the “Mother City” while sipping champagne!
Aquila Private Game Reserve, home of the Big 5: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and the Cape buffalo
After Breakfast. Motor Coach Transfer through the South African Country side, from Cape Town to Aquila Private Game Reserve, just outside of Cape Town. Aquila is home to the Big 5 and offers adventure seeking travelers. Enjoy a delicious lunch followed by your game drive later this afternoon. Upon return from your game drive, it will be time to depart back to Cape Town.
Enjoy a half-day City & Table Mountain tour. Explore South Africa’s exciting ‘Mother City’ on this guided tour of the historical and cultural sights of Cape Town. You will step into the rich history of the city passing by key historical monuments and places of interest, such as the impressive Castle of Good Hope and Cape Town City Hall. The tour stops at the beautiful St. George’s Cathedral, passes the through the lush Company Gardens, and explores a cultural hub of Cape Town, the Bo-Kaap, also known as the Cape Malay quarter. A tour of this vibrant city, home to street markets of every kind, cosmopolitan and rustic eateries, and a host of cultures is an unforgettable experience.
Select one (or several!) of the sites or experiences that Cape Town has to offer.
Explore Cape Town independently or join a memorable optional Full Day Cape Point Excursion. Cape Peninsula tour begins with a scenic drive passing steep mountains, secluded coves and sweeping beaches en route to Cape Point at the southern tip of the Peninsula where you’ll arrive at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. The reserve is rich with flora and fauna and you may see baboons, rheboks and Cape Mountain zebras. Savor the stunning views of the coastline where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. Later drive along the majestic coastline along False Bay and visit the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens where you’ll enjoy the magnificent display of indigenous South African flora. (Approx. cost $130 pp)
Day at leisure or join an excursion to the beautiful wine region. Travel to culturally and historically significant Stellenbosch, a quaint town in the heart of this scenic region, filled with wineries. Walk through the town and explore the impressive Cape Dutch architecture. Your next stop is at a wine estate where you’ll attend a wine tasting session, have an opportunity to explore the grounds and gardens and maybe purchase some local wines!