We offer a wide variety of different day tours in Cape Town and Johannesburg. You can combine them, add them before or after a tour or just enjoy a day outing.
Private & Day Tours
We are very happy to tailor-design and customise an itinerary to suit your travel dates and interests. This gives you the freedom to enjoy the tour at a pace convenient to you! Please contact us for more details.
We depart from Cape Town at 7h30am (please refer to pre-departure information) and travel to pretty Hermanus (only in season) which is famous for the Antarctic whales that calve in Walkers Bay to calve (seasonal). Our route to Mossel Bay is via farmlands of apple and pear orchards and rolling hills. We will enjoy lunch en route. We then drive to Sedgefield, where we’ll overnight for two nights.
We start the day with an orientation drive through the city centre of Cape Town – “The Mother City” as it is also known – before we drive to the cable car station of Table Mountain. After an exhilarating cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain we explore the different pathways and see Cape Town from different angles. We then make our way to Signal Hill for another breath taking view before taking a short drive via Camps Bay back to the Epic Guest House.
This magnificent full day tour takes us to the majestic meeting place of the False Bay and Atlantic Oceans – the most south-westerly point of Africa – which the explorer Sir Francis Drake called “the fairest Cape that we saw in the whole circumference of the Globe”. On our way to the Cape we also visit the penguin colony at Boulders beach and enjoy a drive along picturesque coastal roads, including Chapman’s Peak Drive (if open).
The historic town of Stellenbosch, shaded by ancient oak trees, is the centre of the winegrowing region. We visit 2-3 wine farms and taste the Cape’s vast variety of magnificent wines. You also have the opportunity to buy the wines and other souvenirs on the wine farms.
Here you have the opportunity to shop till you drop! There are hundreds of shops, markets, restaurants and bars; as well as the spectacular Two Oceans Aquarium, vibrant street musicians, boat cruises in the harbour, and trips out to Robben Island – one of the world’s most infamous islands due to the fact that Nelson Mandela was held there as a political prisoner for many years.
Fantastic walkways through this world-renowned Botanical Garden display a diversity of Cape flora against the eastern slopes of majestic Table Mountain. This 528 hectare estate, of which 36 hectares are cultivated gardens, grow only indigenous South African plants and supports a diverse fynbos flora and natural forest.
We travel along dramatic coastal beauty to the lovely Betty’s Bay, and then onwards to charming Hermanus. Spring (Sep/Oct) is the best time to witness the Antarctic whales coming into Walkers Bay to calve – an event widely considered a miracle of nature. With some luck we will be able to enjoy this amazing sight. After watching the Southern Right Whale play in the sea, we return to Cape Town via Sir Lowry’s Pass (seasonal).
Over 3000 birds, monkeys and small animals of 400 different species in walk-through enclosures. Over 100 spacious and tropically landscaped walk-through aviaries allow really close contact with nature. Watch the birds going about their daily lives, courting, nesting and rearing their young, undisturbed by visitors. A rare treat is a stroll in the Monkey Jungle, where you will come face-to-face with inquisitive Squirrel Monkeys. (Please note: bumpy pathways!)
This tour is a cross-cultural voyage of discovery into the many facets of South African Society. This tour is completely interactive and encompasses the history of the lives and development of the disadvantaged communities in Cape Town, dating back to 1652. The tour begins in “District Six” including the District Six Museum. We then continue to the townships of Langa and Khayelitsha, Cape Town’s largest informal settlement area. We hope to show you the amazing spirit of hope, positivity, reconstruction and development that exists amongst the many fascinating people of the previously disadvantaged communities.
The drive through the once buzzing business centre of down-town Johannesburg, also known as “Egoli – the city of gold” – is an eye-opener as to how cities change and also how people live. It is an extremely interesting introduction to South Africa.
Visit one of the biggest townships in South Africa – Soweto. Twelve miles south-west of Johannesburg and comprising 33 townships with a population of 3.5 million people (and growing!), Soweto’s day-to-day living is an experience. A local guide will introduce you to residents, you’ll visit the busiest taxi rank in Johannesburg, the Hector Peterson Memorial, the Mandela’s house, the Vilakazi street (which is the only street in the world where two Nobel Peace prize winners lived), Regina Mundi church (home to the famous Black Madonna and Child painting) and generally get a sense of the enormity of this township. This experience can only be appreciated if you see it with your own eyes and should not be missed.
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Day tours in Cape Town & Johannesburg
Any of the day tours run on request, have a minimum of 2 passengers and depend on vehicle availability.
From R850 – R2500 pp, valid until Jul 2020.