City Sightseeing Cape Town | Mini Peninsula Tour
City Sightseeing Cape Town – Blue Route: Mini Peninsula Tour
The Blue Mini Peninsula Tour will take you from bustling Long Street, all the way around Table Mountain. Scenic views of Vredehoek and the City Bowl give way to rolling forests and leafy suburbs while a soothing baritone offers commentary in one of 16 different languages.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
The first major stop is the most beautiful park in Africa: the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. Regarded as one of the world’s great gardens, Kirstenbosch is a popular destination among tourists and local alike. The botanical garden is home to a wide variety of Fynbos, or indigenous Cape Flora, as well as scores of plants from all over Southern Africa. It is the perfect place to take in a Summer Concert, admire the work of our best local artists or simply relax in the splendour of nature.
Back on the bus. For wine lovers, we recommend hopping off at our Purple Wine Tour changeover stop on Constantia Nek. The tour stops at three of Cape Town’s best wine farms. This is an excellent chance to taste South Africa’s award-winning wines. Don’t miss out on our proudly South African Pinotage.
The Blue Mini Peninsula Tour continues on to Hout Bay, down a path originally formed by woodcutters over 100 years ago. On the way, families have the opportunity to visit World of Birds - the largest bird park in Africa. World of Birds is home to over 3 000 birds and small animals. Four-hundred species can be found in over 100 spacious aviaries.
Adventurous travelers who want to experience true South African flavour should regard the next stop as mandatory. Take a guided Township Tour through the informal settlement of Imizamo Yethu and experience unadulterated South African culture. See township life through the eyes of residents and share in the vibrant colour they have to offer.
Lunch time at Mariner’s Wharf in the ‘Republic’ of Hout Bay. We recommend the Fish & Chips.
Hout Bay is a small fishing town on the edge of Cape Town, located on the Atlantic seaboard, 20 kilometres from Cape Town’s Central Business District. Take an hour to visit the lovely swimming beach, browse the Hout Bay Craft Market or grab a bite in a seafood bistro.
Onward through Bakoven to her big sister, Camps Bay. An excellent place to stop for some gelato or a sundowner with an ocean view. Stroll along the beachfront and enjoy the beautiful scenery. The drive along the coast past Bantry Bay with its mansions built on the slopes, will keep you enthralled.
Sea Point main road offers a wide range of shops, boutiques and restaurants, while the beach road boasts a long promenade and grassy parks - a fun place to stop if you are travelling with kids.
The V&A Waterfront
The Cape Town V&A Waterfront is not to be missed. This shopping mall offers something for everyone. Sunset cruises and boat charters depart from the Waterfront. There is also a world-class aquarium and an observation wheel located at the Waterfront. There are many restaurants and bars with outside seating offering spectacular views of Table Mountain and the bay.
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