Best of the Beautiful Cape Tour

Best of the Beautiful Cape Tour

AUD2250 per person
10.0 Superb

10 – 16 April 2019

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’. On this tour you will discover places of sheer amazement and understand the traces of the first Muslims to have set foot on these shores.

Places Visited: 

Cape Malay Quarters, Bo-Kaap, District Six, V&A Waterfront, Hout Bay, Cape Point, Chapman’s Peak, Simonstown, Camps Bay, Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Robben Island, Aquila Game Reserve and much more!

  • Destination
  • Included
    Accommodation
    Airport Transfers
    Breakfast
    Entrance to all sites visited
    Local transport
    Lunch
    Qualified and registered Muslim tour guide
  • Not Included
    Internal Flights
1
10 April: Arrival (D)
Arriving at Cape Town International Airport, you will be welcomed and then transferred to the hotel for check-in to rest and refresh. Depending on time of arrival, you will get to enjoy a beautiful sunset at Sea Point Promenade followed by a welcome dinner as you settle in to your first night in the Mother City.
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11 April: Table Mountain and Cape Islamic Heritage Tour (B & L)
We begin the day with a delightful breakfast as we set off to explore the legacy of the first origins of Islam to arrive on the shores of South Africa. No visit to Cape Town is complete without ascending the top of the most defining feature of Cape Town, Table Mountain, and experiencing views of unparalleled beauty from this majestic resident of the Mother City. Our Cape Islamic Tour takes us to the suburb of District Six, where non-white residents were removed by force during apartheid. The delightfully colourful suburb of Bo-Kaap hosts us for a visit as we discover the history of the rich Cape Malay community and visit the first masjid established in South Africa.
3
12 April: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (B & L)
After breakfast, clients will enjoy a guided tour of Africa’s largest and most beautiful garden, the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, followed by a visit to a local working artist’s studio where 20 previously disadvantaged artists are employed. You will meet the artists, see how things are made and enjoy a private wiring workshop where you’ll get to try your hand at beading and make your own keyring!
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13 April: Cape Peninsula (B & L)
Following breakfast, we commence a full day of exploration of the peninsula of the iconic Mother City passing the scenic University of Cape Town nestled on the slopes of Devil’s Peak through to the beach of Muizenberg, the home of surfing in Cape Town. For the next 15km you will wind along the beautiful coast of False Bay till you reach the Boulders Penguin Colony in Simon’s Town where an opportunity to swim in a secluded cove with the penguins presents itself. Our journey continues to the southernmost point of the Cape peninsula, the Cape Point, which is an array of natural flora and fauna and rolling hills and beaches. Here you get to visit the Cape of Good Hope as well as the cliff-top Cape Point lighthouse.
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14 April: Robben Island and the V&A Waterfront (B & L)
After breakfast, you will be transported to the infamous Robben Island, well known internationally as the place where Nelson Mandela and other leading anti-apartheid activists spent decades incarcerated. Less well known is that some of the pioneers of Islam in the Cape were brought to Robben Island as political prisoners from India, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) and Java (the largest of Indonesia’s islands) by their Dutch colonists in the 1700s to early 1800s. The remainder of the day is at leisure at the V&A Waterfront.
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15 April: Safari and Wildlife (B & L)
An early morning start, you’ll be transported to a private Game Reserve two hours outside of Cape Town. Upon arrival at the reserve, you’ll be treated to a buffet breakfast followed by a 2 to 3 hour safari in an open 4x4 safari vehicle. The safari is led by an experienced guide who will share exciting inside stories: facts about your surroundings, easily rousing your inner wild side. After lunch, you’ll have time at leisure to explore the rest of the facilities. You will then be transported back to Cape Town where you’ll enjoy your last night in the Mother City.
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16 April: Departure (B)
Following breakfast, you’ll have time at leisure until transfers to Cape Town International Airport for departure.

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Tours Reviews
  • Rima M (USA)
    South Africa & Victoria Falls Review

    My experience with Sojourn Tours was overall excellent. We started with finding the Islamic tour of Cape Town and requested to add on additional South Africa experiences to “see the country”.

    Sumaiya was very helpful in planning our whole trip and was receptive to our specific needs and wishes. Our tour guides were friendly, knowledgeable, and flexible. They were experienced and able to give us the best opportunities taking into consideration our interests. Our final itinerary had a nice balance of activities that we enjoyed but also flexibility to relax, not to mention opportunity to change or add more as we desired. It really felt very personalized. It was exactly the type of tour I enjoy – a mix of beauty and fun, but also educational.

    We learned so much about the history of South Africa, and the current social atmosphere after apartheid. We were blessed to visit and experience so many natural wonders – climates, scenic vistas, animals and fauna! My only critique is that despite our well-planned trip, there is so much more to see in South Africa! I look forward, God willing, to an opportunity to return to South Africa and would happily use Sojourn Tours again.

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  • Pricing for packages are as mentioned and are not negotiable
  • 4* accommodation prices are based on twin/double share unless otherwise specified on the itinerary
  • All payments made would be in AUD
  • Prices do not include, visa fees, insurance, airport taxes, gratuities, personal expenses or any other expenses not mentioned in the package inclusions.
  • In order to confirm reservations, a 30% deposit payment is required at the time of making your booking. The balance of payment is due 45 days prior to the commencement date of your itinerary. Bookings made within 45 days prior to departure are subject to full prepayment at the time of confirming the reservation. If the required deposit or final payment is not received by the due date, Sojourn Tours reserves the right to withdraw services.
  • The non-issuing of an invoice or non-payment of deposit will not exempt travellers from these payment terms.
  • Alternate Hotels will be offered in case the original Hotel (included in the package) is not available
  • If a place of visit is closed to visitors, it will be replaced with an alternative
  • The sequence of itinerary is subject to change without prior notice
  • Due to local or religious festivals, unforeseen circumstances and weather conditions, the sequence of itinerary may need to be changed or alternative sites substituted at short notice
  • Clients must ensure that they hold a valid visa to enter their destination country
  • Timings of tours and meals are subject to last minute changes and clients will be updated during the tour
  • Package inclusions are as mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Payment confirmation will be sent at the time of booking
 
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