Prime Time Tours and Sure Travel Fishhoek look forward to welcoming you to Cape Town. We have pleasure in offering you a selection of tours in and around Cape Town and also further afield within Southern Africa.
Please note: The following tours and services are not offered directly by IGARSS 2009. Please direct any inquiries regarding these tours and services to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The tours that follow are a selection of what we can offer. If you have a specific interest or prefer a personalized tour please let us know and we will be happy to plan something for you.
Book and pay for two local tours by 31 May 2009 and qualify for a 10% discount
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CLick on the tour title to see a description of the tour.
|Local Tours in and around Cape Town||Price|
|1. Full Day – Cape Point||R675|
|2. Full Day – Cultural Township and Robben Island||R700|
|3. Full Day – Hermanus||R675|
|4. Full Day – Aquilla Game Reserve||R1975|
|5. Full Day – Wine Lands||R675|
|6. Half Day – Cape Point||R475|
|7. Half Day – City and Table Mountain||R520|
|8. Half Day – Cultural Township||R390|
|9. Half Day – Wine Lands||R475|
|10. Half Day – City Shopping||R375|
|11. Half Day – Kirstenbosch||R390|
|Tours for younger children||Price|
|12. Full Day – Lion Park/Crocodile Farm/Butterfly World/Ostrich Farm||R675|
|13. Full Day – World of Birds/ Snake Park/ Penguins||R675|
|14. Half Day – Aquarium and Scratch Patch||R390|
Tour Schedules and Descriptions
1. Full day Cape Point (Daily from Sunday 12 July to Sunday 19 July)
A day of breathtaking beauty to Cape Point – the Cape of Storms. Travel down the Peninsula past the Clifton beaches to the fishing harbour of Hout Bay. Its then over Chapman’s Peak Drive to Cape Point the most south western point of Africa.
Lunch is at Simonstown before we visit the African Penguin Colony at Boulders and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens returning to the City late afternoon.
2. Full day Township and Robben Island (Every day from 12 July to 19 July)
Cape Town – one city many cultures. Join our specialist guide for a visit to District Six and the Museum, the historical Bo Kaap, the Cape Flats and Khayelitsha. Visit parts of the city that many tourists do not get to.
Weather permitting enjoy a forty minute boat trip to the infamous Robben Island in the afternoon.
3. Full day Hermanus (Tuesday 14 and Thursday 16 July)
The quaint seaside village of Hermanus is renowned for its land based whale watching. The Southern Right whale shelters in these coastal waters to calve and nurse their young.
The tour includes the scenic coastal route to Hermanus via Gordon’s Bay, Cape Hangklip and a brief stop at the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens.
After lunch and whale watching in Hermanus return to Cape Town via Sir Lowry’s Pass.
Note that while it is estimated that around one third of the whale population remains in the area all year round, sightings of whale cannot be guaranteed.
4. Full day Aquilla Safari Tour (Sunday 12 and Wednesday 15 July)
It’s an early start before the two hour drive to Aquilla Private Game Reserve. Welcoming refreshments on arrival are followed by a two to three hour game drive in an open vehicle through the habitat of animals such as elephant, lion, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, rhino, ostrich, baboon and a variety of buck (antelope). The Reserve also has world renowned San Bushmen rock paintings which you will be able to view.
After the game drive enjoy lunch outdoors (weather permitting) before heading back to the city.
Note that refreshments and lunch are included.
5. Full day Winelands (Daily from Sunday 12 to Sunday 19 July)
The Western Cape is the wine capital of South Africa so join us for a mixture of history and indulgence in the pleasures of the Cape Wine Lands.
The tour visits the historic towns of Stellenbosch, Franschoek and Paarl and includes a cellar tour and wine tastings at three cellars.
6. Half day Cape Point ( Monday 13, Wednesday15 and Friday 17 July)
Pressed for time? This afternoon departure takes in the coastal route to Cape Point and returns via Simonstown.
Unfortunately time does not permit other stops.
7. Half day City and Table Mountain (Daily Monday 13 to Friday 17 in the mornings)
An orientation tour of the City showing the city centre, The Castle of Good Hope (South Africa’s oldest building), The Bo Kaap (the historical Malay Quarter of the City)and a stroll through the Company Gardens.
Weather permitting we end with a trip to the summit of Table Mountain by cable car. Alternatively, take in the city from Signal Hill.
8. Half day Cultural Township (Daily Monday 13 to Friday 17 in the mornings)
As per tour two but excludes Robben Island
9. Half day Winelands (Tuesday 14 and Thursday 16)
A visit to the historic town of Stellenbosch (the second oldest town in South Africa) includes a wine tasting at a major estate.
10. Half day City Shopping (Wednesday 15 and Friday 17)
The morning starts hunting for bargains on the historic Green Market Square one of the original trading areas in the early days of Cape Town.
From here it’s Cape Town shopping at its best as we visit a manufacturing jeweler, a leather ware manufacturer and a trader in curios and objects de art. Discount vouchers are included in the tour.
11. Half day Kirstenbosch (Tuesday 14 and Thursday 16)
Spend the morning in the shadow of Table Mountain at these world renowned botanical gardens. Your guide will be a specialist in their field and share with you the history and beauty of the many species.
12. Children’s tour 1 - Ostrich farm, lion park, crocodile farm and butterfly world (Monday 13 and Wednesday 15)
A day of fresh air and animals. We start at The West Coast Ostrich Show Farm and learn some interesting facts about these large flightless birds. It’s then on to view two of the worlds fiercest predators!
Admire the king of the beasts from the elevated walk ways and if we’re lucky it may be feeding time! Don’t let the “smile” and apparent laziness of the crocodile fool you. This creature is agile both on land and in water. Get up close as we view these reptiles at a working crocodile farm.
We end the day with a visit to a butterfly farm before returning to the City.
13. Children’s tour 2 – World of Birds, snake park and penguins (Tuesday 14 and Thursday 16)
The World of Birds is home to some four hundred bird and small animal species. A collection of around three thousand birds and animals that can be viewed from close quarters.
From here we head to Kommetjie and one of the oldest farms in the area which is home to a snake park. Our stop here includes time with a snake handler who will explain some of the mysteries of these little understood reptiles.
Our next stop is Boulders Beach and the penguin colony before we return to the city late afternoon.
14. Children’s tour 3 – Aquarium and scratch patch (Wednesday 16 and Friday 17)
This morning tour visits the Two Oceans Aquarium home to some three thousand sea creatures. View sharks up close from the glass viewing tunnel.
The morning ends at The Scratch Patch. South Africa is the gem capital of the world so enjoy yourself “scratching” through the many stones and fill your bag with your choice to take home.
- All tours are conducted in air conditioned vehicles and accompanied by a tour guide
- Tours are subject to minimum numbers.
- Tours depart from and return to the official conference hotels. Day tours depart between 0830 and 0900 and return around 1730
- Tours take place regardless of the weather with the exception of Robben Island where the ferry does not operate during inclement weather.
- Unless specifically stated, refreshments are excluded. Day tours include a lunch stop at a suitable restaurant where lunch should cost in the region of R120.
Southern Africa Tours
Prefer to do the above as a family or as a personalized tour? Are there specific places of interest that you would like to see? Fancy a game of golf or an outdoor activity such as hiking or shark cage diving? Let us know your requirement and we will gladly make the arrangements.
Special interest tours
Specialist day/half day tours focused on the Cape Floral Kingdom, the geology of the Western Cape and paleontology in the area are planned depending on numbers. Interested? Tell us which of the tours you are interested in and we’ll keep you informed of developments.