7 Day Cape Town Special

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Plan C
Protea Hotel Sea Point Cape Town
Plan B
Cape Town Lodge Cape Town

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Transfers, optional tours and gratuities.


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Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your trip. Please note that this tour is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. Hotel locations, services and amenities differ according to the Plan. Read the descriptions in full and locate the hotels on our provided map to ensure the Hotel/Plan you select meets your desired criteria. Airfare options for this program may not include checked luggage nor advance seat assignments, in which case checked luggage fees will apply and seat assignments will only be available at check-in. Adjacent seats may not be available. Higher airfares including checked luggage and/or advanced seat assignments are available, or you may choose to travel with carry-on luggage only. This is an Independent program. For more information, click here

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Accommodation Details

  • Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

Independent Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Cape Town, Cape Town-New York
  • Some departure dates may be offered from an alternate nearby airport. Check flight itinerary options when booking.
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 5 nights accommodations in your choice of hotels
  • Breakfast daily

Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your trip. Please note that this tour is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. Hotel locations, services and amenities differ according to the Plan. Read the descriptions in full and locate the hotels on our provided map to ensure the Hotel/Plan you select meets your desired criteria. Airfare options for this program may not include checked luggage nor advance seat assignments, in which case checked luggage fees will apply and seat assignments will only be available at check-in. Adjacent seats may not be available. Higher airfares including checked luggage and/or advanced seat assignments are available, or you may choose to travel with carry-on luggage only. This is an Independent program. For more information, click here

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Gate 1 Travel itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.
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  • Tours often sell out. Avoid disappointment
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  • Book Online or call to book these tours up to 1 week before your departure
  • The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
Full Day Cape Town, Table Mountain & Robben Island with lunch 8:00 AM

In the morning, take a tour of the city center. Pass famous landmarks such as the Castle of Good Hope built in 1666 by the Dutch East India Company and City Hall, a splendid baroque building, and of course the Grand Parade. See St. George's Cathedral, the Anglican Diocese of Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Drive by the Company Gardens and the Malay Quarter on your way to Kloof Nek and the magnificent Table Mountain. Ascend to the top (weather permitting) by means of a cable car. At the summit, see wildflowers, the famous silver tree, and marvel at a birds-eye view of the city and its beaches. Afterwards, proceed to Cape Town's famous V & A Waterfront. After lunch, board a ferry across the Bay to Robben Island, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A tour of historic Robben Island today, reveals the poignant struggles, hopes, and dreams of freedom made famous by Nelson Mandela's imprisonment here. The notorious prison located on the island is where South Africa's political prisoners were kept during the colonial and apartheid years of the country. Tour the island and the infamous prison before returning to Cape Town.

Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.

Day #3 01 Sep 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $139.00
01 Jan 2020 - 30 Apr 2020 $149.00
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Full Day Aquila Private Game Reserve 9:00 AM

Travel through the incredible Hex River Valley to Aquila Private Game Reserve for a thrilling full day open-vehicle game drive, led by an expert ranger. The diverse environment of the reserve offers great game and wildlife viewing opportunities. You may have a chance to see lion, elephant, giraffe, rhino, zebra and many other types of wildlife. The reserve is also home to 172 species of birds, including the Black Eagle. After stopping at the lodge for lunch, continue your game drive. With any luck, you may even see cheetah and leopard. After the day's excitement, return back to Cape Town.

Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.

Day #4 01 Sep 2019 - 31 Oct 2019 $175.00
01 Nov 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $185.00
01 Jan 2020 - 15 Jan 2020 $209.00
16 Jan 2020 - 30 Apr 2020 $185.00
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Full Day Great White Shark Cage Diving 6:00 AM

Join a thrilling full day excursion to "Shark Alley" to experience great white shark cage diving. Early this morning depart Cape Town and head east to the coastal fishing town of Gansbaai. Upon arrival, the crew of your expedition boat will review the day's activities, safety etiquette and provide fascinating insight to these marine predators. Enjoy a light breakfast before boarding your boat and heading out into the open waters between Geyser Rock and Dyer Islander where great white hunt for seals and penguins. Outfitted with a wetsuit, lifejacket and snorkeling mask, climb through the top of the cage secured to the boat. You will take turns with your fellow divers watching these predators under water and from the comfort of the ship deck. Later, make your way back to the port. Relax as the marine biologist recaps your adventure and answers any remaining questions before your return to Cape Town.

*Departure from the hotel will be approximately 4:00 am and the drive from Cape Town to Gansbaai is approximately 2.5 hours (one way). The boat will be launched around 9:00 am and the boat trip will last between 3-5 hours depending on the weather and sea conditions. Shower facilities will be available after the ship returns from the dive. The return transfer to Cape Town will be at approximately 2:00 pm and arrival at 4:30 pm. Pick-up and drop-off times are approximate and will be advised locally.

*Due to limited capacity, advanced booking is recommended for this tour. This is not an exclusive tour and therefore you may be with passengers from other tour companies. Shark sightings are not guaranteed and are dependent upon weather and sea conditions. Due to inclement weather and/or rough seas, this tour may be canceled and refunded.

*Sea conditions can be unpredictable and may become choppy or very rough at times. As a result, some customers experience discomfort and/or seasickness. Some over-the-counter medications, such as Dramamine or Benadryl, may help reduce or prevent seasickness. Clients who are prone to seasickness are advised not to participate in this tour.

Day #5 01 Sep 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $199.00
01 Jan 2020 - 30 Apr 2020 $219.00
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Half Day Winelands Tour 8:00 AM

Explore the Cape Winelands as you wind through South Africa's fertile valleys, prized for their renowned vintages. Discover the rustic beauty of sprawling estates shaded by giant oaks and rows of vines running as far as the eye can see. Travel the country's principal wine route to Stellenbosch, South Africa's second oldest town and the historic heart of the country's wine region. First recognized as an ideal location for vineyards in 1679, viticulture has been entwined with the town's history ever since. Also of interest is the town's fascinating variety of architecture, including buildings in Cape Dutch, Georgian, and Victorian styles. Enjoy a wine tasting at a fine wine estate. Proceed to a second wine tasting (time permitting) before returning to Cape Town.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #6 01 Sep 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $45.00
01 Jan 2020 - 30 Apr 2020 $47.00
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The Daily Music Show with dinner 5:00 PM

Tonight, attend the Daily Music Show, for a fun filled evening of entertainment and delicious local food. The show uses music to showcase Cape Town's rich cultural heritage and gives you an opportunity to get immersed in the local culture. After a traditional South African dinner with local wines, hear stories about the history, the people and other elements that shape the way of life in Cape Town. Following the show, meet the artists and interact with the locals.

Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Day #6 01 Sep 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $49.00
01 Jan 2020 - 30 Apr 2020 $49.00
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