Overview - Cape Town Private Tours
The Cape Town Tour Guide Co. will design a unique, customized tour for you that incorporates the fantastic Cape Town City attractions that you most want to
experience. With our wide local knowledge and responsiveness to your expectations, we are able to guide you as to the best times and ways to visit key tourist attractions. In addition, we will cater to your particular interests
and preferences by recommending the best dining, entertainment, shopping, sporting or Nature encounters that would most appeal to your tastes. We
turn our extensive local expertise into your travel advantage by enabling you to experience the best that Cape Town has to offer without churning you through the rigors of the mass tourist
You will find overviews below that give you some idea of our authentic approach to Cape Town private tours. When we know what you particularly want, we will design your particular itinerary accordingly.
The Cape Point Tour
Experience some of the most spectacular views in the world where the rugged African continent meets the southern oceans. We follow the coastline all the way around the Cape Peninsula, traveling across the famous Chapman’s Peak Pass on one of the world’s most stunning mountain and sea roads. The spectacular scenery of Cape Point and the unique flora and fauna of the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve are some of the highlights of the day. This is an ideal place to appreciate the smallest and yet most diverse of the world’s Six Floral Kingdoms. We avoid the crowds and enjoy the evocativeness of spending time on the wild South Western tip of Africa before we indulge in a fine lunch of fresh seafood. Travelling back towards Cape Town via Simon's Town naval base, we visit Boulders Beach and get right up close to the only continental breeding colony of the rare African Penguin.
The Cape Town City Tour
Situated in a sweeping bowl at the base of the steep slopes of Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak, flagged by Lion's Head and Signal Hill, and overlooking the generous blue of Table Bay, Cape Town City is sure to excite your senses. It is recognized as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Cape Town Tour Guide Co.’s private tours take in both the old and the new, the modern and the traditional as we experience the diverse cultures that have shaped the design, energy and architecture of this historic city. A trip by cable car to the top of the famous Table Mountain, celebrated as one of the New7 Wonder of Nature, presents spectacular aerial perspectives of the city and introduces the extraordinary natural bounty of Cape Town. On the city streets below, we uncover the story of European settlement in South Africa with its modest beginnings in 1652 as a food garden to supply passing ships en route to the spicy East. Cape Town has a fascinating history that interweaves the lives of indigenous Khoisan and African peoples; early Portuguese seafarers; Dutch, British and French Huguenot settlers; as well as a rich array of Asian people in a historical tapestry of cultural diversity that is colorful, contentious and full of hope for a better future for all. After a fine City lunch, we head out to sea to visit Robben Island and the prison museum where Nelson Mandela spent most of his imprisonment. By the end of this day you will have experienced the pathos and complexity, the beauty and promise of Africa's most beautiful city, Cape Town!
The Cape Winelands Tour
In 1659, the Dutch brought the first vines known to be cultivated in sub-saharan Africa to Cape Town. The unique and unusual Mediterranean-type climate of the south-western Cape turned out to be ideal for the establishment of vineyards and the making of world-class wines. The Cape Town Tour Guide Co.’s Cape Winelands Tour takes you on a personal journey through the famous Stellenbosch wine region to the historic and picturesque village of Franschhoek where boutique estates and cellars nestle amidst the majestic mountain ranges. If you are a wine-lover, you cannot miss out on this extraordinary private tour that not only brings you to the tastings of the best wines the Cape has to offer, but also its finest cuisine. If you are not a wine connoisseur but an adventurer at heart, you will relish the exceptional food and wine, the spectacular scenery of mountains and vineyards, and the fascinating history and Natural History of this unique, top quality wine-making region of the world. We take you to the crème de la crème of the top boutique wineries, avoiding the big bus commercial farms.
The Overberg/Hermanus Whale Tour - Whale season is between July and November but this route is worthwhile outside of whale season as well. The seaside town of Hermanus is only one and a half hour’s drive from Cape Town, and it is renowned as the best spot for land-based whale-watching in the world when Southern Right whales arrive and birth their calves in the protective enclave of Walker Bay. Cape Town Tour Guide Co takes leave of the City and travels along Claren’s Drive - a beautiful, scenic coastal route winding between rugged mountains and protected shores. There are several options en route to Hermanus including wine tasting and visits to a botanical garden to learn more about and experience the Fynbos biome, the world’s smallest yet most diverse Floral Kingdom. If it is whale season, we explore the coastline for the best spot to watch the gentle giants of the ocean. In Hermanus we enjoy excellent, fresh, local cuisine and outstanding wines from the nearby Hemel-En-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) wine region.