The Very Best of Cape Town in a Week

A week in Cape Town as any visitor to the city is never enough and it opens the doors to a return visit for so many tourists. What could an Itinerary in Cape Town for a week look like? Here is just a teaser.

Hopefully you will fly into Cape Town on a clear day and the first thing that will greet you will be Table Mountain. Many airlines and their pilots often get permission to fly around the mountain and give their passengers a view they will never forget, if you are on one of these flights then your week Cape Town is off to a fine start.

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Cape Town Day Tours

Whether you have come to visit one of the world’s most beautiful cities with its 7th natural wonder of the world set majestically in the heart of all its splendor, for a day or a month, day tours are extremely appealing. They appeal not only to tourists who have a large bucket list to complete, but also to the average Joe who is a born and bred Capetonian and who wants something to do with the family that is not only cost effective, which day tours usually are, but will offer an exciting excursion as well as an array of wonderful sites to see in a single day. Below is a comprehensive list of companies that offer day tours as part of their packages and whose pricing is definitely not steep, and the best value for money as well as excellence.

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Great South African train rides

It’s hard not to love travelling by train. The slow pace of travel, the soporific rattling along the tracks, the civility of travelling in a carriage where you can stretch your legs, order a drink and chat to a stranger. Pick one of these train experiences to go clickety-clack through South Africa.

South Africa’s train system has a poor reputation, often well deserved. But, while locals will largely tell you that travelling by train is impossible, foolhardy or dangerous – or perhaps all three – the truth is that with a little research and planning there are wonderful train trips to enjoy. And few better places to start them than the gleaming concourse at Cape Town Station.

Situated in the heart of the city centre, Cape Town station is a station of two faces. At one end, commuter lines fan out across the city. If you’re here on holiday, it’s the Southern Line you’re after. While the first few kilometres rattle through industrial areas and suburbs, after 40 minutes you reach perhaps the most beautiful stretch of commuter railway in the world. From Muizenberg to Simon’s Town the line runs right on the sea’s edge: bag a window seat and you can watch dolphins and whales as you rattle your way south.

Take your time here. Stop in Muizenberg for a surf lesson or a dip at this wonderfully multicultural beach. Hop off in Kalk Bay for a wander through the eclectic galleries and antique shops. Grab a bite at the delightful bistros and charming harbour side restaurants. Watch the fishing fleet come in and snap away at the colourful boats. One stop down the line, Fish Hoek has a delightful family-friendly beach, while Simon’s Town oozes nautical charm with a host of shops, museums and restaurants.

Back at Cape Town station, the country is waiting. Mainline overnight trains leave from platform 24, and which train you take depends on the size of your wallet. For just R690 Shosholoza Meyl will whisk you in a sleeper compartment to Johannesburg, revealing a 25-hour cross-section of South Africa en route.

One step up, Premier Classe throws in fine food, linen and more upmarket compartments; a fine way to head north for the next leg of your travels.

Or, splash out on Rovos Rail. This remarkable train offers Edwardian era charm and luxury on a three-day journey to Pretoria and beyond.

The famed Blue Train does similar, speeding through the night to deliver you to Johannesburg in just 24 hours.

All aboard?

The Mother City Covered in Style!

Surpassing over 86 different destinations within the City Sightseeing International Awards, Cape Town’s branch has received top accolades over and over again. Superior customer service and undying commitment to environmental sustainability, highly qualified tour operators and a system that provides the most thrilling and educational experience of Cape Town around, there is no choice but to use City Sightseeing Cape Town, for locals and tourists alike.

There is an entire section to the tours dedicated to children, every tour on the red buses has a children’s station, in amongst the option of 15 different languages to translate the tours into. Children, who join the Kids Club, are immediately entitled to a free tour with two friends. Their birthdays also qualify them for another complimentary tour with a friend.

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San Bona and Cape Town Helicopters

When you combine the Cape’s premier wildlife destination with the elite Cape Town Helicopter’s brand new addition to their fleet, the almost silent EC120, highly professional pilots with amazing personalities, you get one of the most exhilarating trips known to man – Cape Town Helicopters San Bona Wildlife helicopter trip. Not only is the journey to and from San Bona one of incredible sights and breathtaking views but it is also a helicopter ride to one of the most terrific wildlife experiences that you will ever encounter. This is an overnight package with a serious touch of class and sophistication mixed in with open landscapes and safari sunsets of magnitudes unimaginable. This is definitely a trip not to be missed at all. Continue reading “San Bona and Cape Town Helicopters”

Cape Town Helicopters brings you to Aquila Game Reserve

Cape Town Helicopters brings you to one of the most exceptional Big Five game reserves around. Aquila Game Reserve stands out because of the educational foundation that is their backbone to everything that they do, inspiring the reintroduction of wildlife into the Cape region, coupled with being published in the ‘World’s 21 favourite things to do’. Taking a helicopter flight with an experienced and highly professional pilot from Cape Town Helicopters, and flying in one of their almost silent, top class EC120’s to this prestigious game reserve is an absolutely unforgettable journey that must be experienced without delay. Continue reading “Cape Town Helicopters brings you to Aquila Game Reserve”

Cape Town Helicopters and the Cavalli Gold Experience

The Cavalli Gold experience – something artistic and definitely unbridled with an air of the sweetest perfection known to man. Cape Town Helicopters brings you one of their speciality flights which takes you straight to the Cavalli Wine and Stud Farm, not before flying over the breath taking views of False Bay as well as the majestically incredible Helderberg Mountains. Cavalli Wine and Stud Farm provides an exceptionally unmistakably unique experience in dining, wine tasting and marvelling,as well as an art and equestrine journey that will inspire and flabbergast you at exactly the same time. Continue reading “Cape Town Helicopters and the Cavalli Gold Experience”

Cape Town Helicopters Take You Zip Lining

The highly professional and friendly pilots of Cape Town Helicopters are ready to whisk you away in a first class helicopter from their immaculate fleet and into one of the most breathtakingly exquisite areas in the Western Cape, The Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve which forms part of the Cape Fold Belt and is in the Hottentots Holland Mountain range which is the barrier between the Cape Town Metropolitan and the Southern Overberg Coast. The area that Cape Town Helicopters will escort you to is approximately 90km South East of Cape Town, and this 70, 000 hectare region is a proud World Heritage Site. The entire area is scattered with still natural pools of magical proportions, bright and beautiful wild flowers as well as the towering rocky mountains of unbelievable majesty. Continue reading “Cape Town Helicopters Take You Zip Lining”

It’s a Heli – Harley experience

It is an experience that embodies superbly breathtaking sights and scenery, not only from high above the exquisite magnificence of the Groot Constantia Estate in one of the first grade helicopters from Cape Town Helicopters fleet but also when dining at the Simon’s Restaurant, and then added to that on a chauffeur driven Harley Davidson. The flight takes you up, up and away, high over the beautiful Hout Bay where you can view the panoramic excellence of the Mother City and the remarkable horizons lying over the deep blue seas, into the Groot Constantia Estate where more excellence awaits to be experienced by you. Continue reading “It’s a Heli – Harley experience”

Cape Town Helicopters gives you the Franschhoek experience

Departing from the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in the highly professional and capable hands of Cape Town Helicopters phenomenal pilots, you will have the incredible opportunity to view the divine vista not only the smallest wine region which is the Durbanville wine region but also to fly over the beautiful Bottelary Hills, as well as over the Helshoogte pass right onto the Banhoek and Franschhoek Valley. It is here that you may enjoy an incredible luncheon on your own account whilst the pilot from Cape Town Helicopters awaits your return. The Franschoek wine lands tour is one of not only incredible sights but exceptional tastes and is definitely a memorably amazing one. There are three magnificently unique Estates to choose from when going for your luncheon, these three are listed in detail below. Continue reading “Cape Town Helicopters gives you the Franschhoek experience”