Pre-Post Congress Tours


We want our delegates to make the most of their time in beautiful Cape Town and South Africa! We have arranged a number of tours which delegates can book for either before or after the congress.

  • For more information on these tours, please read the descriptions below.
  • To book a tour, please click here.
  • For enquiries, please contact Robin Troup by telephone (+27 (0) 82 657 3443) or click here to enquire

FULL DAY TOURS

winelandsFull Day Winelands Tour

If you are looking for a day of wining, dining and relaxation then this is for you!

Get swept away by the overwhelming beauty of rolling vineyards and perfect blue sky. Start off with a visit to Paarl and the spectacular Paarl Valley. Here we enjoy a wine tasting and cellar tour at one of the local estates. The tour continues north-west to the beautiful village of Franschhoek (Lunch Stop) and then on to Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa and the historic heart of the country's wine region. The final wine-tasting will take place here at one of the well-known estates. 


hermanusFull Day Hermanus

Travel the coastal road to Hermanus. Spend time watching and photographing these magnificent giants from what must be the best shore based whale watching sight in the world. Time allowed for shopping and lunch with optional boat based whale watching also available. Return to Cape Town via Sir Lowry's Pass. 


Robben Island Tour

robben island

Tours depart every hour from 08h00 through to 17h00 - Duration 4hrs

For nearly 400 years, Robben Island, 12 kilometres from Cape Town, was a place of banishment, exile, isolation and imprisonment. It was here that rulers sent those they regarded as political troublemakers, social outcasts and the unwanted of society. During the apartheid years Robben Island became internationally known for its institutional brutality. The duty of those who ran the Island and its prison was to isolate opponents of apartheid and to crush their morale. Some freedom fighters spent more than a quarter of a century in prison for their beliefs. Those imprisoned on the Island succeeded on a psychological and political level in turning a prison 'hell-hole' into a symbol of freedom and personal liberation. Robben Island came to symbolise, not only for South Africa and the African continent, but also for the entire world, the triumph of the human spirit over enormous hardship and adversity. 


cape pointFull Day Cape Point Tour

Experience some of the most spectacular views in the world. The tour begins with a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast passing through the fishing village of Hout Bay. Here you will have the option of taking a short boat trip to Duiker Island to view the Cape Fur seals. The tour then heads along Chapman's Peak Drive on to Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. From there we travel to False Bay and return to Cape Town by way of the Simon's Town naval base where we visit the Penguin colony at Boulders Beach . Travel via Fish Hoek fishing village and Muizenberg to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens for an optional short walking tour of these beautiful gardens. Return to Cape Town in the late afternoon. 


 

HALF DAY TOURS

townshipHalf Day Township Tour

AM and PM Departures

The tour starts with a visit the District Six Apartheid Museum (closed Sundays) - This is the apartheid school and the gateway to the understanding of the existence of townships. We then continue on to Langa - the oldest formal township in Cape Town. During this time we visit projects in the Township such as crafters, schools and crèche. After, we make a trip to the local Shebeen (tavern). You can make an appointment with a traditional healer and enjoy interaction with local township people, as more than half of our population live in townships. 


table mountainHalf Day City With Table Mountain 

AM and PM Departures

Table Mountain Ticket Not Included

A comprehensive city orientation tour starting with a trip up Table Mountain by cable car. The state-of-the-art cable car rotates 360 degrees on its way to the top, offering a panoramic view. At the summit are short walks to enjoy the magnificent vistas. We then take a short ride to Signal Hill for a great view of our Cape Town Stadium, Sea Point area and Robben Island. Other highlights include a brief tour of the Malay Quarter, city centre, Company Gardens, Castle of Good Hope. 


winelandsHalf Day Wine Tour

AM and PM DEPARTURES

On this enchanting excursion we travel directly to the quaint town of Stellenbosch, an architectural jewel that serves as the historic heart of the country's wine region. We then head for one of the nearby wine estates for a wine & Cheese tasting and Cellar tour. 


cape pointHalf day Cape Point Tour 

AM and PM Departures

This tour takes you on a scenic drive via Muizenberg, Fish Hoek & Simon's Town and includes a visit to the penguins at Boulders beach. After the Penguin viewing we continue on the scenic road to Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Here we get an introduction to beautiful indigenous Fauna and Flora and the unsurpassed views from Cape Point. We return to Cape Town via Ou Kaapse Weg. 


 

EXTENDED TOURS

kruger4 Day Kruger National Park Safari

Day 1: Gauteng – Kruger Park

We depart from Johannesburg between 06h30 – 08h00 to allow for various collection points. Our route takes us through the wide open spaces of the Highveld, down the escarpment and through the scenic Lowveld area. We stop for lunch en-route (own expense) and reach the Kruger National Park and Skukuza Rest Camp in the afternoon.

Day 2 & 3: Full day in the Park

Safaris are all about early mornings, getting out there and seeing animals! After an early wake-up call (the time varies according to the seasons and park gate opening times) we have tea or coffee & muffins. We then set off on the morning safari which will take approximately 3-4 hours. Your guide has an intimate knowledge of the park, which contributes a great deal towards brilliant sightings!

Day 4: Kruger Park – Gauteng

The sun rises over our final day in the Park and we have one last chance to find the animals that have eluded us thus far. After breakfast we return to Johannesburg. The drive back takes at least 6 hours and guests are advised to sleep over in Johannesburg on this night.


gardenrouteGarden Route Experience

Day One
Depart Cape Town and travel through the scenic wonders of the Overberg via Swellendam. On arrival in Mossel Bay a guide will purchase fresh fish from the harbour for dinner. Clients have the option to join guide and take in the historical sights of Mossel Bay. The day ends at the accommodation where guide to prepare Fish braai (BBQ) for clients. Time permitting walk on beach and swim in the sea. Seasonal Whale & Dolphin watching. (Land based).

Day Two
Morning breakfast is served by guide and the option for a walk on beach and swim in the sea. After breakfast we head north up the Garden route via Wilderness & Knysna to Plettenberg Bay for an Ocean Safari (Clients Account). Optional add on's - Canopy tour, bungee jump or short hike to Storms River Mouth and a scenic drive through Natures Valley. Return to the lodge after a full days activities with a time permitting walk on the beach and swim in the sea. Tonight your guide will prepare a traditional Braai for you (BBQ).

Day Three
Morning breakfast is served by guide. Today is an optional day where you can relax at the beach, canoe and hike in Wilderness nature reserve or try your hand at fishing. Alternatively take a trip to seal island or be daring and go Great white shark diving.

Day Four
Morning breakfast is served by guide. After breakfast we travel to Oudtshoorn for a Cango Caves and Ostrich Farm tour. After these tours we start heading back to Cape Town via Route 62, "the longest wine route", stopping for late lunch and optional wine and port tasting en route via Calitzdorp, Montague & Robertson. 

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