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At its heart lies the Cape Peninsula and the Mother City of Cape Town, one of the world’s most beautiful cities, in an idyllic setting at the foot of Table Mountain.

Holiday to The Western Cape

The popularity of visiting the Western Cape is the diversity of the region, from the breath-taking scenery, historic homesteads and superb wine estates; the quaint fishing villages adorning the rugged West Coast to Walker Bay on the east coast, where you will encounter the best land-based whale watching in the world (in season).

Venture inland to the wide-open spaces, breath-taking mountain passes of the Klein Karoo to the magical coastal route of the Garden Route, stretching along the from Wilderness to the Tsitsikamma Forest. This is an area of outstanding natural beauty comprising indigenous forests, lakes, beaches and meandering rivers.

No visit to South Africa is complete without a wildlife experience! The many Big 5 game reserves in the Eastern Cape offer a natural extension to your holiday of discovery.

You’re in the hands of experienced experts; we specialise in bespoke tours to Southern Africa, and we’ve been around for over 20 years. We are born South Africans and know the areas intimately.

Our sole goal is to ensure your holiday is an unforgettable, seamless experience that meets your budget; leave the planning and coordinating to us.

Don’t take our word for it – we maintain a 5-star Google Review rating. (see below) Our clients repeatedly come back for more!

We guarantee lowest price on like-for-like itineraries.

• 10 nights B&B
• 3 nights Fully Inclusive (Game Reserve) & includes 2 game drives per day
• Car hire – 14 days Europcar Group D car hire; fully insured, no excess, unlimited mileage, additional driver fee and contract fee
• Flights – British Airways direct economy class; inclusive of current taxes

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Welcome to the Cape Peninsula! The beautiful mother city of Cape Town has much to offer its visitors. From Table Mountain to Robben Island, its sights and sounds ensure a memorable holiday. However, no visit would be complete without exploring the Cape Peninsula. The slender finger of land that comprises the Cape Peninsula holds a host of delights to discover and enjoy. Whether you are looking for spectacular scenic vistas, historic sites, the oldest wine estates in the country or the serenity of a visit to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, the peninsula has it all and much, much more.

The West Coast

The West Coast is blessed with stark natural beauty. Places such as Kraalbaai and Churchhaven, safely conserved in the West Coast National Park, are well worth visiting. The quaint fishing village of Paternoster famed for its picturesque wooden fishing boats scattered along the shoreline and home to the Cape Columbine Lighthouse and nature reserve is a must for those looking to sit back and destress. Where else in the region would you find such an irresistible combination of pristine beach, whitewashed village charm, and little to disturb the gentle, soothing atmosphere a mere hour away from Cape Town?

The Cape Winelands

The Winelands offers breath-taking scenery, historic homesteads, superb restaurants and of course, copious quantities of fabulous wine routes and a 300-year history. The Franschhoek Wine Tram hop-on hop-off tour is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of the Franschhoek Valley!

The Breede River Valley

An area of magnificent views, panoramic landscapes and towering cliffs, crystal clear streams, an abundance of trees and indigenous flora, the Breede River Valley is the largest of the Western Cape’s three fruit and wine producing valleys. A heavily cultivated region, graced with orchards, vineyards and wheat lands, surrounded by mountains, the higher peaks of which are heavily capped with snow in winter. The Breeder River Valley town of Montagu is the starting point for Route 62, the longest wine, fruit and mountain route in the world.

The Klein Karoo

The Klein Karoo region has a landscape fashioned almost entirely by water, ranging from lush greenery in the fertile river valleys to short, rugged Karoo plants in the veld. Gorges follow rivers that cut through towering mountains and passes cross-imposing terrain, leaving one stunned by the magnificence. The long narrow valley is rich in geological shapes, culture, history, Bushman art, prolific plant species and is also the home of the spectacular Cango Caves as well as the largest bird in the world – the ostrich

The Garden Route

The Garden Route is universally known for its spectacular natural beauty. The journey crosses magnificent mountain passes, winds gently along the unspoiled coastline, and ventures deep into the breath-taking state forest in the Tsitsikamma National Park. The lush, forested Garden Route takes in some of the country’s finest seaside resorts, like Wilderness, Plettenberg Bay, and – perhaps the best known of all – Knysna, with its giant sandstone ‘Heads’ framing the entrance to the lagoon.

The Western Cape offers visitors a wealth of attractions, too many to list here, so we have listed only the absolute must visit sites to ensure a holiday of a lifetime.

• A Peninsula coastal scenic drive offers unsurpassed views over mountains and the sea
• Iconic Table Mountain. A sunset cable way trip is a must for those romantically inclined
• The V&A Waterfront, South Africa’s most visited tourist attraction
• Robben Island, home for so many years to President Mandela
• Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens; recognised world-wide for its beauty and the diversity of flora
• Groote Constantia Wine Estate, the oldest wine estate in South Africa
• The Jackass Penguin Colony at Boulders Beach
• The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve (Cape Point)
• The West Coast National Park; world renowned as the place where ‘Eve’s Footprint’ was discovered; one of the earliest signs of human existence. The park includes Langebaan Lagoon
• Paternoster, a traditional West Coast Fishing Village
• Cape Columbine Nature Reserve, the most westerly working lighthouse in South Africa
• The Cape Winelands towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek
• Walker Bay, Hermanus offering the best land-based whale watching in the world
• The Seweweekspoort Gorge; Swartberg Pass and Meiringspoort Gorge, just a few of the Route 62 jewels
• The Garden Route attractions encompassing the Map of Africa, Knysna Lagoon, Knysna Elephant Park, Monkeyland, the Robberg Nature Reserve, Wilderness National Park and the Tsitsikamma National Park

Experiences in the Western Cape;
• Let your hair down with a Harley Davidson cycle tour following the two oceans coastal route travelling via Chapman’s Peak Drive and the False Bay coast, including Simon’s Town, Kalk Bay and St James
• Sunset cable car trip up Table Mountain
• Sunset / Champagne catamaran cruise to Camps Bay
• Helicopter flights over the Cape Peninsula
• Whale Boat trips and for the brave, a shark cage dive
• Discover the Vineyards of Franschhoek on the Wine Tram, a hop-on-hop-off service
• Outinequa Power Van Excursions – a must for all rail and nature lovers. Departures from George in the Garden Route
• Experience the delights of Route 62, travelling through scenic mountain passes, incredible gorges, vineyards and fruit orchards, amidst quaint villages where time has seemingly stood still for 40 plus years
• Ferry cruise on Knysna Lagoon
• Close encounters with elephants at the Knysna Elephant Park
• Experience the world’s highest commercial Bungy Jump
• Visit the Tsitsikamma National Park and enjoy a walk through the indigenous forest to the Storms River Mouth Suspension Bridge

• The Western Cape is pretty much a year-round destination. Enjoying a Mediterranean style climate, temperatures seldom drop below double figures.
• The Cape enjoys winter rainfall (June to August) but travel inland and you will experience much drier conditions. Summers are warm and dry.
• The Green Season; May through to end September offers fantastic value for money with May & September two of the best months, away from the summer season in terms of weather
• The Western Cape is a malaria free region, an ideal safari destination for first time visitors as well as families
• Never try to fit too much into your first visit to South Africa, you will be back. You need time to savour each location, so try not to move too often
• The structure of your holiday is without doubt the most important factor. The structure is just like the foundations of any building; a weak foundation will only bring disappointment. A good structure needs a strong local knowledge, Cape Tours has this covered. What do you have to lose, give us a call or simply click on the Enquiry Button!

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Preferred Western Cape Accommodation


Azamare Luxury Guest House

LOCATION: Cape Town, Camps Bay. Azamare is situated in picturesque Camps Bay, a vibrant suburb of Cape Town, surrounded by
Christian Guest Lodge pool

Christiana Lodge

LOCATION: Garden Route, Plettenberg Bay Luxury 4-Star accommodation in South Africa’s most spectacular Garden Route town, Plettenberg Bay. The all-Suite

Dock House Boutique Hotel & Spa

LOCATION: Cape Town, V&A Waterfront. Originally built as the Harbour Master’s private residence in the 1800’s, this grand architectural gem

Lawhill Luxury Apartments

LOCATION: Cape Town, V&A Waterfront. Regardless of your reason for visiting Cape Town, Lawhill Luxury Apartments is the perfect place
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The Last Word Constantia

LOCATION: Cape Town, Constantia The Last Word Constantia is located in the heart of the Cape Town’s most famous and
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The Last Word Long Beach

LOCATION: Cape Town, Kommetjie. The Last Word Long Beach is right on the beach in the picturesque lobster-fishing village of

Victoria & Alfred Hotel

LOCATION: Cape Town, V&A Waterfront. Framed by the ocean and Table Mountain, the elegance of the Victoria & Alfred Hotel

Oude Werf Hotel

LOCATION: Stellenbosch Established in 1802, D’Ouwe Werf is South Africa's oldest and most historic hotel and has defined hospitality and
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The Last Word Franschhoek

LOCATION: Franschhoek The Last Word Franschhoek is an exclusive five-star historic residence in the heart of Franschhoek village, the gourmet
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Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve

LOCATION: Cederberg Wilderness, Clanwilliam Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Retreat, located 270 kilometers from Cape Town, is a 5-star ecological oasis,
Strandloper Ocean Lodge - View

Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel

LOCATION: Paternoster. If you are looking for an unspoiled ocean getaway, it doesn’t get better than the exclusive Strandloper Ocean
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Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

LOCATION: Gansbaai Grootbos Private Nature Reserve boasts the best of two worlds - exquisite 5-star comfort and extravagance in an
One Marine Drive - Pool

One Marine Drive Boutique Hotel

LOCATION: Hermanus Located in Hermanus, One Marine Drive Boutique Hotel is on the seafront, within easy walking distance of the
Akantmooi Nature Reserve

Alkantmooi Private Nature Reserve

LOCATION: Garden Route, Keurbooms River Valley On the hilltop at Alkantmooi Private Nature Reserve you will find yourself surrounded by
Cinnamon Boutique Guest House

Cinnamon Boutique Guest House

LOCATION: Garden Route, Wilderness Cinnamon Boutique Guest House offers 5-star Wilderness accommodation situated at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountain

Oceans Wilderness

LOCATION: Garden Route, Wilderness. Oceans Wilderness luxury guest house is an unforgettable, fantasy come true destination
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The Turbine Hotel and Spa

LOCATION: Garden Route, Knysna The Turbine Hotel and Spa is a boutique 5 star Hotel in Knysna which offers guests
Views Boutique Hotel & Spa

Views Boutique Hotel & Spa

LOCATION: Garden Route, Wilderness A stunning location, set on a dune overlooking the beautiful Wilderness Beach and offering spectacular panoramic
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Villa Afrikana

LOCATION: Garden Route, Knysna Situated in the heart of the Garden Route, 5* graded Villa Afrikana is perched high above

The Cape Grace

LOCATION: Cape Town, V&A Waterfront. The Cape Grace is dedicated to surpassing expectations and making your stay, whether work or

The Silo Hotel

LOCATION: Cape Town, V&A Waterfront. The Silo Hotel sets a new standard for luxury Cape Town hotel accommodation

The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

LOCATION: Cape Town, Camps Bay. At a place where the earth, sea and sky meet, life begins. Here lies the

Sea Star Rocks

LOCATION: Cape Town, Camps Bay. Sea Star Rocks offers luxury bed and breakfast accommodation in Camps Bay

Abalone House & Spa

LOCATION: Paternoster. Situated within the village of Paternoster, the Five Star Abalone House boasts 10 magnificent suites

Birkenhead House

LOCATION: Hermanus. Perched high on the cliffs of Hermanus, overlooking the whale watchers’ paradise of Walker Bay, is the beautiful

Morukuru Ocean House

LOCATION: De Hoop Nature Reserve. A sparkling pool, delicious food, lovely drinks served by your personal butler, your own private

La Residence

LOCATION: Franschhoek. La Residence is in a class of its own. Located in the beautiful Franschhoek valley, where the exquisite

Leeu Estate

LOCATION: Franschhoek. Nestled between the mountains and a river within the picturesque Franschhoek valley, Leeu Estates is situated on 68

Franschhoek Boutique Hotel

LOCATION: Franschhoek. Nestled in the Food and wine capital of South Africa, Franschhoek Boutique Hotel at the base of the

Retreat on Cliff

LOCATION: Garden Route, Knysna. Situated above the Indian Ocean on the Pezula Golf Estate in Knysna, this is the ideal

Tsala Treetop Lodge

LOCATION: Garden Route, Plettenberg Bay. The magical allure of Tsala is irresistible to those appreciative of exclusivity, fine fare, romance

Boardwalk Lodge

LOCATION: Garden Route, Wilderness. Boardwalk Lodge with its picture-perfect views and lovely setting amidst natural forest vegetation provides the perfect

Emily Moon River Lodge

LOCATION: Garden Route, Plettenberg Bay. Where luxury and peace are to be found in a sweeping river valley, where the


LOCATION: Garden Route, Knysna. Situated in the heart of the Garden Route, TheBloem is suspended high above the town of

The Greens Guest House

LOCATION: Garden Route, Knysna. The Greens Guest House is situated in the picturesque and popular town of Knysna

The Lofts Boutique Hotel

LOCATION: Garden Route, Knysna. Discover the ultimate in waterside living in one of South Africa’s most sought after destinations

The Queen Victoria Hotel

LOCATION: Cape Town, V&A Waterfront. The hotel’s regal ambience is felt throughout the property, from its triple-volume foyer with a

Cederberg Ridge

LOCATION: Cederberg Wilderness, Clanwilliam. Cederberg Ridge is a luxury wilderness lodge offering excellent food and hospitality. Set in a stunning

Hermanus Lodge on the Green

LOCATION: Hermanus. Hermanus Lodge on the Green is nestled at the foot of the majestic Overberg mountain range and is

Macaron Boutique Guest House

LOCATION: Franschhoek. An oasis of comfort and relaxation the guesthouse offers beautiful luxury rooms, established gardens and two saltwater swimming

Yellow Aloe Guest House

LOCATION: Cederberg Mountains. Born out of a love for the countryside, and the Cederberg Mountains – this upmarket, country-chic, b&b

Lekkerwater Beach Lodge

LOCATION: De Hoop Nature Reserve. Lekkerwater itself (literally meaning ‘the place of good water’) offers a homely and comfortable beach experience

Kambaku @Sea

LOCATION: Sedgefield Before you, the mountains. Behind you, the forest. On this expanse of forty hectares, our boutique hotel waits

The Cellars Hohenort

Location: Constantia, Cape Town The Cellars-Hohenort, a 5-star hotel, is situated in what is known as “Cape Town’s Vineyard”

The Marine

Location: Hermanus, Overberg Perched on top of the cliffs at Hermanus, The Marine has one of the southern hemisphere's most

The Plettenberg

Location: Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route The Plettenberg is situated on a rocky headland in one of South Africa’s most spectacular

Gonana Guest House

LOCATION: Paternoster Set on an idyllic West Coast beach you’ll find Paternoster’s first sustainable guesthouse overlooking a setting of unbroken

Walkers Beach

Location: Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route Walkers Beach offers an unrivalled experience in the heart of Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. With its luxurious
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The Hyde Cape Town

LOCATION: Cape Town, Sea Point Situated in the cosmopolitan area of Sea Point is Cape Town’s new hot spot. Catering

Whale Coast Ocean Villa

Location: Hermanus, Whale Coast Whale Coast Ocean Villa is a luxury guest house located in the popular Voelklip suburb of

Glamping Stanford Hills

LOCATION: Whale Coast Indulge in delicious local food and wine while glamping at Stanford Hills. The camp is set on

Glamping Oakhurst

LOCATION: Western Garden Route Oakhurst farm is one of the few remaining large working farms along the Garden Route and

Glamping Ingwe

LOCATION: Eastern Garden Route Ingwe is located bang in the middle of the popular Garden Route in the Crags, Plettenberg