Cape Town Outside

Iconic Cape Town
in a day

Take this private off-the-beaten-track day trip around the Cape Peninsula with a local knowledgeable guide. We'll visit some iconic places on the peninsula and also go off the beaten path. ‍‍We will take you up Table Mountain, you'll experience the landmark Cape of Good Hope, see the famous penguin colony, visit Groot Constantia, the oldest winery in South Africa and learn about the history, culture and rich natural heritage of the Cape.

We will have flexibility for optional stops en route for photo shoots, coffee and shopping in quaint Kalk Bay,  you'll learn about Dungeons which has some of the largest surfing waves in the world, drive the breathtaking cliff-side Chapman’s Peak drive and round it off with sun-downers in trendy Camps Bay.

The tour includes entrance fees to: Cape of Good Hope, Table Mountain Cable Way, and the penguin colony. The historic Groot Constantia manor house & wine-tasting is an optional extra.


Day Trips from Cape Town, South Africa

Go Off the beaten track
from the city of cape town
With our unique private guided day trips

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The Cape Winelands
off-the-beaten-path

We'll visit 3 to 5 off-the-beaten-path boutique estates for wine tasting. This professionally guided private day trip is flexible to suit your preferences. We'll visit Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and/or Paarl winelands and  introduce you to some really special wines and beautiful, historic estates.

Constantia winelands

Do wine-tasting at the beautiful, local vineyards of Constantia in Cape Town and learn about the history of wine making at the oldest winery in the country.

This private professionally guided half-day trip will take you wine tasting in Cape Town's beautiful mountainside vineyards. lncluded is a guided visit to the historic Groot Constantia Cape Dutch homestead, the manor house of the first vineyard in the country and a cellar tour to show you how wine is made.

Strandloper trails
& secret beach walks

The prehistoric Strandlopers (literally 'beach walkers' - were the original beachcombers). From our surf exploration experience we know several exceptionally beautiful untouched beaches outside Cape Town. We'll explore these beaches with a short coastal hike. You'll learn about the Strandlopers, the original hunter-gatherers who lived along the coast of Southern Africa - and see their shell middens (archaeological sites) You'll experience the uniquely rich nature of the Cape and we'll do some beach combing on this walk in pristine coastal wilderness.

Explore stone-age
San Bushman
Rock Painting
in the Cederberg
with an expert guide

See this incredible, intriguing, finely painted prehistoric rock art in the place where it was painted thousands of years ago. This is an expert guided day trip that takes you to the beautiful Cederberg mountain conservancy 2.5 hours outside Cape Town. We will  walk an easy 4-5km trail to view a series of San rock painting sites at one of the best open-air galleries of San bushman rock art accessible from Cape Town.

This is a uniquely African experience. Walk in this  ancient wilderness, view the art and learn about the hunter-gatherer San people who inhabited southern Africa for thousands of years -- and left behind this amazing legacy.

 

 

 

This tour departs 7am in the winter (1 Apr – 30 Sept)
and 6am in the summer (1 Oct – 31 March).

You'll be back in the city by sundown.

- A Cape Town Outside specialty trip -

Exquisite
wild flowers
with a picnic lunch

We drive outside Cape Town to the beautiful Postberg Nature Reserve on the West Coast. From July to September, depending on rainfall, the landscape bursts into  one of the most beautiful and spectacular natural flower shows on Earth. We'll prepare a picnic  to your taste and have lunch among the wild flowers.

Seasonal: August and September

Surf the Cape Peninsula and the east & west coasts

There are many surf spots on the Cape Peninsula and vicinity which we know well from our years of surfing in Cape Town. You can generally find surf  no matter the weather conditions, provided there is swell. This trip is flexible to suit your surfing ability (from beginners to advanced surfers) and the weather conditions on the day. Take a surf exploration trip for the day with a local :)

Chapman's peak and other awesome
Cape Peninsula mountain summit hikes

 

We provide guided hikes up Table Mountain, Lion’s Head, Chapman’s Peak and Suther Peak  all of which offer their own uniquely beautiful views of the Cape Peninsula. Immerse yourself in nature and get to know about the natural history and ancient geology of the Cape. The hikes generally take 2 to 3 hours to hike up and 1 to 2 hours to come down. A moderate level of fitness is required. Make an inquiry and we can explain more on the different routes available.

Micro brewery tour
&
Craft Beer

tasting trip

There are several boutique craft beer breweries dotted around greater Cape Town. They make specialised, small batch, delicious beers. You'll taste the beer and learn how it is made. We'll take you to 3-5 breweries, depending on how long you want to stay at each brewery and taste these beautiful local beers.  

We'll pick you up at your accommodation just before lunch and drop you back there at the end of the day.

The tour starts at 1pm and ends around 8pm.

The tour runs from 8am to sundown.

The tour runs from 8am to 5pm.

 

The tour runs from 9.30am to 3pm.

The tour runs from 8.30am to 2.30pm.

The tour runs from 9.30am to 4pm

The tour runs from 8am to 3pm.
Weather dependent.

The tour starts 9am. End time is flexible.

Whats included

  • Pick-up at accommodation
  • Private tour vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • All entrance permits
  • Lunch (for your account)

Whats included

  • Pick-up at accommodation
  • Private tour vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Wine-tasting

    Excluded
  • Food and drinks

R2200 per person
R1900 per person for 3 or more in the group
(max six people)

 

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R2200 per person
R2000 per person for 3
or more in the group
(max six people)

 

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Whats included

  • Pick-up at accommodation
  • Private tour vehicle
  • Expert guide
  • Entrance permits
  • Water and snacks for the walk
  • Lunch (for your account)

Whats included

  • Pick-up at accommodation
  • Private tour vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance permits

R900 per person

(max six people)
(entrance permits included)

 

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R1500 per person
R1400 per person for 3
or more in the group
(max six people)

 

Whats included

  • Pick-up at accommodation
  • Private tour vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance permits
  • Wine-tasting



    Excluded
  • Food and drinks

R1200 per person
R1100 per person for 3
or more in the group
(max six people)
(entrance permits included)

 

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Whats included

  • Pick-up at accommodation
  • Private tour vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance permits
  • Picnic lunch

R1600 per person R1400 per person for 3 or more in the group
(max six people)

 

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Whats included

  • Pick-up at accommodation
  • Private tour vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Water, snacks

Whats included

  • Pick-up at accommodation
  • Private tour vehicle
  • Surf guide
  • Board and website hire optional extra from R300

Whats included

  • Pick-up at accommodation
  • Private tour vehicle / guide
  • Beer tasting
  • Brewery tour
  • Optional lunch / dinner and extra beer for your account

R900 per person
(max six people)

 

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R1300 per person
R1200 per person for 3 or more in the group (max six people)

 

R1200 per person R1100 per person for 3 or more in the group
(max six people)

 

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4 gin distilleries outside Cape Town

Come and explore some local, select gin distilleries outside Cape Town. Taste some of the finest gins made with beautiful local botanicals.  

On this day trip we will explore 4 gin distilleries. We’ll start in the city and then head out through the Cape countryside to some distilleries in historic towns outside Cape Town.  

We’ll pick you up at your accommodation in the morning and drop you back there in the evening.

The tour runs from 10am to 6pm.

Whats included

  • Pick-up at accommodation
  • Private tour vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Gin tasting

R1700 per person R1500 per person for 3 or more in the group
(max six people)

 

 

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The best stargazing in the whole wide world

Join this private guided night tour to Sutherland in the Karoo -- to see the night sky like you've never seen it before -- it's as good as it gets on Earth.

The small Karoo town of Sutherland is world renowned among astronomers for it crystal clear skies and is home to the South African Astronomical Observatory with SALT (the Southern African Large Telescope) one of the most powerful telescopes in the world. Many astronomy research centres from around have set up their telescopes here. The night sky is just so clear!

These tours run during the 12 days either side of the new moon to ensure the best stargazing.  

On this one-night two-day trip, you’ll:  

  • Stay overnight in Sutherland, and experience the kind Karoo hospitality.
  • Do night sky viewing of galaxies, stars, planets and more, through super powerful telescopes  - see Jupiter and its moons, the Jewel Box, Saturn and its rings through 16" Meade and 14" Celestron telescopes.
  • Learn how to identify stars in the Southern night sky and find the celestial south pole.
  • Learn how to take amazing astro photos with your DSLR camera – such as star trails around the south pole and star-motion time lapses .  
  • Visit the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT), the largest optical telescope in the world.      

 

The tour runs from 9am to 5pm the following day and is only available on the 12 days around the new moon to ensure the best night sky viewing.

 

Whats included

  • Pick-up at your accommodation in the city
  • Transport
  • Accommodation in Sutherland
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance permits


    Excluded
  • Food and drinks
  • Photographic gear

    Bad weather
  • If by chance the weather forecast is unsuitable (a rare occurrence) - we can reschedule or provide a full refund.

R5000 per person
R4000 per person for
2 or more in the group
(max six people)

 

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An Astronomy & Astrophotography Night trip

Speak to us about doing multi-day South African east coast surf trips from Cape Town to Jeffrey's Bay with stops at spots en route and beyond!

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see this beautiful 360 photosphere of the flowers

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A note about online booking

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A bit of history and wine tasting

just your footprints

local botanicals from a botanist's heaven

elevated views of the fairest cape in all the world

with a local surf guide and photographer

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cape town outside 360 photo sphere of cape west coast wild flowers