Perched between the ocean and the mountain, with a national park as its heart, there is nowhere quite like Cape Town, South Africa’s ‘Mother City’. You will discover places of sheer amazement and understand the traces of the first Muslims to have set foot on these shores.
You will visit the heights of Table Mountain, the city’s most iconic landmark. Explore the Cape Peninsula where an unforgettable drive along the coast with breathtaking views of the ocean will accompany much of your journey. You will pass along the False Bay coast, through Simons Town (famous for its penguin colonies) until you reach the Cape Point National Park – home of the Cape of Good Hope, made famous by 15th century Portuguese navigators who first made the ocean voyage from Europe to India. Thereafter you will cross over to the Atlantic coast, journeying through beautiful coastal towns and the world famous Chapman’s Peak Drive until you reach Camps Bay in time for sunset.
You will be walked through the richness of the local Muslim community in Bo-Kaap known for its’ brightly coloured houses, District Six and visit the Auwal Masjid – the first masjid built in South Africa over 200 years ago.
Expert tour guides will also take you around the famous Robben Island, including the prison at which Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in during Apartheid. You will get to spend an afternoon at the world renowned V&A Waterfront where you’ll be able to collect souvenirs to go with your epic holiday stories.
A tour of this majestic city is incomplete without a stroll through the most beautiful garden in Africa – the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, one of the most highly acclaimed botanical gardens in the world on the slopes of Table Mountain.
You’ll get to do all the above in the comfort of a luxury air-conditioned vehicle equipped with an on-board fridge which can keep drinks both hot or cold, multiple mobile phone and laptop charging facilities, 3G Wi-Fi access and a netbook at your disposal which will allow you to upload photos to Facebook and Instagram as soon as you’ve snapped them #Wanderlust.
All tours are conducted by energetic and knowledgeable Muslim guides who are passionate about Cape Town. They will ensure all prayer times (including Jummah at a local masjid) and lunches are catered for, leaving our clients with the only responsibility of having an enjoyable and relaxing Halal holiday.
Good To Know
This vast country is undoubtedly one of the most culturally and geographically diverse places on earth. Fondly known by locals as the ‘Rainbow Nation’, South Africa has 11 official languages and its multicultural inhabitants are influenced by a fascinating mix of African, Asian and European cultures.
Spend your days: discovering the gourmet restaurants, impressive art scene, vibrant nightlife and beautiful beaches of Cape Town; enjoying a typical local braai (barbecue); or browsing the bustling Indian markets in Durban. There are plenty of historical attractions to explore including the Zululand battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal, the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg and Robben Island, just off the coast of Cape Town. Above all else, South Africa’s attraction lies in its remarkably untamed wilderness with its astonishing range of wildlife roaming freely across massive unfenced game reserves such as the world-famous Kruger National Park.
With all of this variety on offer, it is little wonder that South Africa has fast become Africa’s most popular tourist destination.