Day Tours

Day Tours

Over the past few years, Cape Town has many times been listed as one of the top tourist cities in the world.  A variety of attractive and interesting day tours are available to delegates ad accompanying persons. The list below includes examples of some of the most  popular day tours for delegates and accompanying persons. Delegates are encouraged to arrange these tours outside of the conference programme.

 For more information and assistance please contact:  Robin Troupe, Quality Touring Services, Tel: +27 21 979 5936, Mobile: +27 (0)82 657 3443,  E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Half Day City Tour

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Depart CTICC (or hotel) at 08h30 and return 13h00
A comprehensive city tour starting with 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 (Bo-Kaap), city centre, Company Gardens and the Castle of Good Hope.

Snapshot Itinerary:

  • Signal Hill
  • A scenic tour of the city
  • Houses of Parliament
  • City Hall
  • The Castle of Good Hope
  • Slave Lodge
  • Bo-Kaap traditional Malay Quarter
  • Adderley Street
  • Greenmarket Square
  • The Company Gardens

Lunch is not included

Half Day Township Tour

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Depart CTICC (or hotel) t 08h30 and return 13h00
Start at the District Six Apartheid Museum. This is the apartheid school and the gateway to the understanding of the existence of townships. After this, make your way to Langa, the oldest formal township in Cape Town. Visit projects in the Township such as crafters, schools and a crèche. Stop for a refreshment at a local Shebeen (tavern - beer optional). Make an appointment with a traditional healer. This tour offers interaction with local township people - more than half of our population lives in townships.

Snapshot Itinerary:

  • The District Six Apartheid Museum (closed Sundays).
  • Langa, the oldest formal township in Cape Town.
  • Visit projects in the Township such as Crafters, schools and crèche.
  • A local Shebeen (tavern- beer optional).
  • Make an appointment with a traditional healer.
  • Interaction with local township people, more than half of our population live in townships.

Lunch is not included

Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour

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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.

Snapshot Itinerary:

  • Clifton & Camps Bay
  • Twelve Apostles
  • Llandudno
  • Hout Bay (optional boat trip to Seal Island)
  • Chapman’s Peak (if open)
  • Noordhoek
  • Ostrich viewing
  • Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
  • Cape Point
  • Boulders Beach Penguin colony
  • Simon’s Town
  • Muizenberg
  • Constantia
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens (optional)

Lunch is not included

Half Day Winelands Tour

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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.

Snapshot Itinerary:

  • Clifton & Camps Bay
  • TWine tasting at a Stellenbosch Wine Estate
  • Wine and Cheese tasting
  • Stellenbosch orientation
  • De Braak
  • Dorp Street
  • Cellar Tour
  • Second wine tasting(time permitting)
  • Opportunity to purchase wine

Lunch is not included

SUTHERLAND TOUR: 9/10 December 2017

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Since the early 1970s, the major telescopes of the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) have operated on a hilltop 1 800 metres above sea level, near the Karoo village of Sutherland, about 360 km from Cape Town. The site was chosen for its good weather, semi-desert setting, absence of light and other pollution.

Today, the extraordinary clarity of Sutherland’s cloudless, pollution-free night skies and its high elevation above sea level makes it a prime star-gazing destination and the perfect site for the South African Astronomical Observatory.

The observatory houses the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT).  SALT is the largest single optical telescope in the southern hemisphere and among the largest in the world. It has a hexagonal primary mirror array 11 metres across, comprising 91 individual 1m hexagonal mirrors.

SALT is situated at the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) field station near the small town of Sutherland, in the Northern Cape province, about 400 km from Cape Town. SALT is funded by a consortium of international partners from South Africa, the United States, Germany, Poland, India, the United Kingdom and New Zealand. The telescope has been in full science operation since 2011 and is realising its huge potential as Africa’s Giant Eye on the Universe.

Night tours include the viewing of interesting objects in the sky through two dedicated visitor telescopes,

The observatory’s location was originally chosen to be within view of the Table Bay, the anchorage in front of the City, to permit the visual signalling of time to visiting ships.

Ecology:

The property is one of the last remaining places close to the city centre where the original ecology of the area is preserved. Its low-lying portions are subject to occasional flooding. The property is central to the Two Rivers Urban Park, a conservation area established by the City of Cape Town. It is bordered to the East and North by wetlands. As such, it is protected from encroachment.

The Texas 2017 Sutherland Tour will include a visit to the SALT and other telescopes on-site plus night viewing on Saturday 9 December.   SALT experts will be joining the tour on-site to answer questions.

 

Draft Itinerary:

Sat 9 Dec:  
Early Morning
Depart Cape Town to Sutherland
 
Lunch
En-route or in Sutherland
 
14h00
Tour of centre and telescopes
 
16h00
Check in to hotel
 
18h30
Early dinner
 
21h00
Evening tour of SALT and night viewing with the visitor telescopes
 
Accommodation
Sutherland Hotel
Sun 10 Dec
08h30
Breakfast
 
09h30
Departs Sutherland
The tour will stop over at one or two wine farms depending on the time.
Lunch will be enjoyed en-route.
Arrival in Cape Town around 16h00

 

Cost:

R2950 per person sharing
R3200 per person single
 

The price includes:

  • Transport
  • Accommodation and breakfast
  • Snack boxes en route
  • Dinner
  • All drinks and other extras are for your own account.

Terms & Conditions:

  • Deadline for bookings and payments: 1 November 2017
  • Cancellations:  No refunds after 1 November 2017
  • Maximum no of guests:  25
  • Minimum no of guests: 6

Bookings:

Robyn Troupe
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