Whatever the reason for your visit, and with the rainbow of options Cape Town has on offer, Sea More-Express Tours proudly present our Seven Day Tour Itinerary: Enabling you to discover this beautiful city, its people and its culture, in just seven days!
Additions / Changes to this Seven Day Itinerary is possible according to your particular interests.
Additions / Changes to this Seven Day Itinerary are
possible according to your particular
interests. Interesting add-ons would be
adventure tours like Safari,
Diving, or a Seal Island Boat Trip.
Full details on these and many more tours are listed under
Day, Adventure and Specialty Tours.
The order of the days in the Seven Days Tour Package Itinerary may change according to your needs, as well as choosing the best days
for the scenic activities, like your visit to the summit of Table Mountain
Day 1: Arrival in Cape Town
An experience starting from your
arrival at the airport, where we will pick
you up in style and take you to the hotel or
guest house of your choice. Airport
Transfer Costs are included as a free service to
and from Cape Town International Airport.
The best option
would be to stay at Sea More-Express Guest
House, as we take pride in providing a
holiday-in-one experience that ensures your
entire stay is memorable, fun and secure.
After relaxing from your flight, we will take you to
the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, where we will introduce you to an extraordinary working harbour and mecca of shopping and entertainment.
This revitalized dockland, set against the backdrop of Table Mountain, is now a leisure wonderland, and has become the country's premier tourist
attraction. Emerge here into the fresh sea air after your long flight, and walk around the docking place for pleasure boats, enjoy the superb
views across the Victoria basin and adjoining docklands, a panorama with no equal.
The bright and airy glass-topped mall is a stylish combination of up-market shopping, fashionable eateries and an absorbing parade of both
locals and visitors. The Waterfront Craft Market, is one of the best places to visit - as it contains wonderfully creative and colourful
handwork, curios and memorabilia, offering a piece of Africa to take home. Experience on your first day
already, the charm and magic of the Mother City, amongst the beautiful sights and sounds of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
The famous trip along the Cape Peninsula will definitely prove to be the highlight of your time in Cape Town.
Sea More-Express Tours & Guest House will take you all the way the Atlantic Seaboard that stretches some 55
km (34 miles) from the waters of Table Bay along the western coast to the nature reserve at Cape Point.
The exceptional beaches and rugged mountains along this coastline makes this a popular tour as it provides outstanding views across the
Atlantic Ocean, with the most spectacular sunsets in the world. Cape Town's Atlantic coast is backed by the lofty mountain range, called the
Along the route you will have the
opportunity to experience the spectacular
fauna and flora of the Cape Peninsula.
The tour will take you on the scenic route from Kommetjie towards Fish Hoek onto one of the most magnificent stretches of road in the Cape.
Both the setting and views along 'Ou
Kaapse Weg' - are quite extraordinary as it winds through the mountainside and into Silvermine Nature Reserve. Beyond Fish Hoek lies the
picturesque village of Simon's Town, home base of the South African Navy. Simon's Town is spectacularly situated beneath a 678m high ridge of
mountains. Many of the charmed arcaded buildings lining Simon's Town's Main Road date back to the 19th century. Its busy arcade of shops,
market stalls and cafes look down over the harbour.
Just outside Simon's Town is the secluded enclave of Boulders Beach, home to a colony of endangered jackass penguins, and it is protected by
the massive rounded granite outcrops from which it gets its name.
The Peninsula is renowned for its
excellent seafood, therefore Sea
More-Express will let you experience the
finest seafood offered by the Two Oceans
Restaurant at Cape Point. Here at the
most Southern tip of the Cape Peninsula,
where you will experience for yourself the
natural beauty and superlative views of one
of the wonders of the peninsula, take
photographs, breathe the sea air, admire the
fauna and flora and walk the unspoiled
We will head back to Cape Town visiting Hout Bay, which remains an important fishing harbour, relatively unscathed by modern development, crowded with boats
of every description, with a character and ambience of its own.
On this note we return you to Cape Town, driving through the exclusive Camps Bay, Clifton, Bantry Bay, and Sea Point, the perfect way to end
Capetonians believe that life's too short to be wasted on bad wine, therefore Sea More-Express will take you on a full-day wine excursion,
offering you the best of the Fairest Cape's wines.
Our tour firstly takes you to Stellenbosch, where you will not only taste splendid wines but you will also be charmed by
Victorian cottages along oak-lined streets evoking Stellenbosch's rich architectural heritage. We will take you to De Bergkelder,
or 'mountain cellar', which is a convoluted series of cellar chambers cut into the bulk of Papegaai
Mountain. Within the eerie walls, packed wall-to-wall with wine and lit by candles, you are welcome to taste the fruits of Stellenbosch's
renowned vineyards. We will depart from De Bergkelder for a visit to Neethlingshof, where we will taste their wines, bearing a distinctive
label depicting the prominent avenue of pine trees for which the estate is known. The views from the farm are quite spectacular.
Lunch and more wine tasting will
be enjoyed at the world renowned Spier Wine Estate
near Stellenbosch. One
of the most famous sites in the Cape
proudly offers award-winning wines in the
beautiful setting of an historic
1000-hectare wine estate. Additional
options can be arranged for this day
(limiting activities to the remainder of the
day): Nowhere else
in the Cape do you have access, within easy
walking distance, to a Wine Centre, a
seasonal open-air theatre, swimming pools, a
spa, childrens activities, craft
exhibitions, wildlife encounters, horse
riding and a golf course and yet still
be in the heart of the Winelands.
From here we will embark to the town of Paarl, one of the country's main wine-producing areas. Known for its quality wines and cheeses, we will visit Fairview, situated on the southern stretch of Paarl Mountain. The Swiss mountain goats are a popular attraction, and can be seen making their nimble way up and down the specially built staircase to their loft home.
The home of Fairview wines is a 300ha
farm on the south-west-facing slopes of
Paarl Mountain, a granite rock outcrop in
the heart of the Paarl wine district,
viticulturally among the most historic and
influential areas of the Cape winelands.
Standing among the lavender beds in the
terraced front garden of the winery, youll
look out across rolling fields and see
TableMountain, a world-famous
landmark standing guard over the city of
Winemaking on the farm can be traced back to 1699, not quite a half-century after the first European settlers arrived in southern Africa.
Its wines entered the modern era with the first bottling under the Fairview label in 1974 by the Back family, owners since 1937. Today, some three decades later, grandson Charles Back II has brought Fairview wines to
the world markets.
Sea More-Express offers you the
best of the Cape Winelands in one day,
leaving you with the knowledge of the
tasting and making of good wine, as well as
our rich cultural heritage of the Cape
Winelands and its people.
The route passes through the towns of Strand, Gordon's Bay, Rooiels, Hangklip, Betty's Bay,
Kleinmond, until, after Kleinmond, following
the R43 to Hermanus. This is one of the most
spectacular and beautiful coastal roads of South Africa, it is in fact the
(road of whales).
The road travels across
the eastern part of
False Bay to
CapeHangklip. On clear days
you can see the entire Cape Peninsula on the western horizon from
here. You cross a truly
magnificent landscape with mountains and
cliffs dropping into the
Atlantic ocean interspersed with
fine white sand beaches. The most
spectacular route is the stretch of about 40
km, from Gordon's Bay to Kleinmond, crossing
the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve,
occupies the entire coastal stretch between
Gordon's Bay and Bot River Vlei and
extends inward to Grabouw and the Groenland
Mountains. The reserve, known as the "heart
of the fynbos", houses 1,600 different plant
species and many animals including
leopards, antelopes, and many species of
The route ends in Hermanus, a
renowned holiday resort and center for
observation of whales during the austral
winter. Famous for the majestic kings of the sea
that grace its shores each year, the Hermanus
Whale Route is known to be
the best whale watching route in the world.
Thousands of domestic and international
tourists are drawn to the small seaside town
each year to experience the wonders of the
Hermanus offers all whale watchers an unforgettable experience. Each year
between the months of July and December the Hermanus Whale Route is alive with
hundreds of Southern Right Whales who
migrate to the warm waters off the Hermanus
coastline to birth their claves. The whale
watching opportunities here
are so incredible that Hermanus has earned
reputation of being the heart of the whale
coast and has been recognised by the World
Wildlife Fund as the best land-based whale
watching area in the world.
As additions to this itinerary, Sea More-Express Tours offer:
- Boat-based Whale Watching
- Shark Cage Diving with the Great White
Shark in the cold
No living animals
have captured our imaginations as have the
great whales... They fire our imaginations
and stab at our emotions. They inspire our
art, literature, and music. And so they
should. The indescribable blend of grace,
power, and beauty of a whale as it glides
underwater, leaps toward the sky, or simply
lifts its flukes and slides into the sea
symbolises a vanishing poetry of the wild.
- Dr James Darling, With The Whales
The West Coast is a region of contrast and beauty. Stretching over 400km from south to north, the region and its people offer the visitor a surprising variety of travel experiences and destinations.
The arid western half of South Africa has an unique beauty that is not found anywhere else in the country, but be warned, once you have fallen under the spell of this harsh semi-desert landscape you will want to return again and again. The West Coast is a region of extreme beauty and contrast, extending from the suburb of Milnerton, just beyond the northern reaches of the peninsula, to the village of Velddrif.
The simple landscape of gentle fynbos and endless beaches looks out over the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, and combines an uncomplicated lifestyle with a wealth of wildlife. The West Coast forms part of what is known as the Cape Floral Kingdom, a unique biome which incorporates more than 1 000 flowering species, with no less than 80 plants specific to this corner of the world.
An added attraction to the West Coast is its
prolific birdlife, which lures bird watchers from all over the world. We will also visit unique towns like Darling,
which has extraordinary period homes and is the first area in South Africa to breed merino sheep. It is here that the spectacle of flowers occurs every spring, with endless fields of wild flowers colouring the entire landscape.
We will visit the Langebaan Lagoon, the heart of the West Coast, where archaeological discoveries were made dating as far back as 10 million years, and a pair of fossilised footprints made by an early human that is estimated to be 117 000 years old.
The best the West Coast has to offer in
terms of food will be found in one of the
many fine West Coast restaurants or we can
treat you to a picnic next to the
Langebaan Lagoon, allowing you to sunbathe
and swim while being spoilt by nature and by
Sea More-Express Tours welcomes you on this tour, where you will experience the full glory of this world, with the sun at your back.
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is known throughout the world for its spectacular beauty and incredible diversity of plants. The gardens spread across the mountain's eastern slopes and extend up to Maclear's Beacon, comprising over 500 hectares (1 235 acres) as well as 478 hectares (1 181 acres) of fynbos and natural forest. The landscape includes nearly 7 000 species of
Several trails lead through this magnificent garden, and Sea More-Express will take on the most spectacular trail, offering you a delightful picnic in this mountain landscape. Highlights include: The famous aromatic herb garden, the fragrance garden, The Dell and Cycad Amphitheatre, The Camphor Avenue, The Compton Herbarium (taking up 5 hectares (12 acres) of ground. With its burst of colour and unrivalled mountains backdrop, Kirstenbosch is one of the world's most beautiful botanical gardens.
No visit to Cape Town is complete without a visit to the summit of Table Mountain, from where the dramatic lookout points afford
exhilarating views of the city and its environment. You can see the whole chain of mountains reaching southward to distant Cape point.
Apart from the breathtaking panorama, perhaps the most impressive sight on Table Mountain is its unique array of flora and fauna.
The 11.5 km (7 mile) boat trip from The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront to Robben Island takes about half an hour each way, and the tour lasts about three hours. It includes a comprehensive tour of the political prison of Nelson Mandela, and a bus ride which takes you to various sites across the island. The history of Robben Island provides a fascinating look into the history of South Africa. Other highlights include the 18m (54 feet) lighthouse, erected in 1863, and extraordinary architecture of buildings built in the late 1800's, an old leper morgue used between 1846 and 1931 for a leper colony, the wreck of Fung Chung II, a
Taiwanese fishing vessel which foundered in 1977, the kramat (Muslim shrine) near the harbour and walls of the political prison, built over the grave of the Prince of Madura, who died in exile on this island in 1754. The natural heritage of Robben Island remains important: Elephant and lion roamed here millions of years ago, but today the fauna consists largely of steenbok, springbok and bontebok, and the birdlife includes a nesting colony of jackass penguins, and most important: Seals, after which the island is named,
as 'robben' is the Dutch word for seals.
History books will tell you about Cape
Town's past, but the wealth of our heritage
lies within the hearts of the people of Cape
Town. In our city tour we will take you to
places where you can enrich your life with
the past of Cape Town: Places like the
District Six Museum - a place of shame and sadness, we will take you to the flower sellers and you will experience their spirit of optimism and street wisdom at its best.
Historical Cape Town has a lot to offer in terms of fine architectural and sculptural features.
In the heart of Cape Town lies the Company's Garden,
originally laid out in 1652 by Jan van Riebeeck. Today, this garden is home to magnificent stands of both indigenous and exotic vegetation.
The stately Houses of Parliament and the Colonial Regency-style Tuynhuys, the President's City Office, are but a few of the gracious places to see
The South African Cultural History Museum, containing lifelike exhibits on indigenous cultures, rock paintings and certainly the most impressive
of these exhibits must be the magnificent Whale Well, which echoes to the eerie strains of whale song while the giant skeletons of these mammals
from the southern oceans dangle from the ceiling.
We will also take you to the markets of Africa, where you will experience an eclectic mix of art, craft, textiles and jewelry, as well as an array
of traditional African basketware, beadwork and township art.
An extraordinary day, as we present you with a portrait of Cape Town and its people, combining history, South African Art, national treasures, everything that makes Cape Town such an incredible place.
We are proud to be part of the southern tip of the continent of Africa that is free and democratic, non-racial and non-sexist. If we are to realize the true potential of our African motherland, it will take the effort and commitment of those who call the continent of Africa their homeland, as well as the entire international community.
In the evenings we can take you to the
restaurants, night clubs or bars or enjoy an entertaining night out at any of Cape Town's wonderful cultural attractions. These include the famous Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, the world renowned Cape Ballet,
the Artscape Theatre or, on a lighter note, enjoy star-studded cabaret
or comedy shows.
With the cultural diversity that gives Cape Town its uniqueness, there are a variety of options when it comes to being entertained. From classic culture to trendy hotspots, all tastes are catered for.
Please let us know should you be interested in any of the above
or beyond and we will book it for you. Also indicate when you would like to attend these events during the seven days.
One of Cape Town's secrets is its phenomenal food;
taste African traditional dishes or international cuisine.
The food of Cape Town will remind you that this is a city embracing many cultures, and for each of the seven days of your time in Cape Town, Sea More-Express will charm you with the secret tastes of
the Mother City.
Let us put you at ease about the weather: The Cape is magnificent..! Note that this western corner of South Africa has a Mediterranean Climate.
Cape Town does experience winter rain, but daily temperatures are not - certainly by European and North American standards - cold at all. Daily temperatures generally average above 16°C / 60°F. The Cape is at its greenest, lushest and most beautiful between April and October. Ask any Capetonian and they will tell you that this period is indeed the Cape's best-kept secret.
Rate for Tours without Accommodation: R4,200 for the 7 day Period~ An Exclusive Budget Offer!
Please send us your accomodation details, we will fetch you from your guest house or hotel and return you safely afterwards as part of our service, should you not be a guest of Sea More-Express Guest House and you only want to join our tours.
Rate for Tours with Accommodation at Sea More-Express Guest House:
If you choose the Tour Package Option with Accommodation at Sea More-Express Guest House, the SPECIAL OFFER OF CAPE TOWN ~ Holiday-in-One Tour & Accommodation Budget Deal applies:
Small Groups from two people to six people sharing: R950 per person sharing
per day for Option without Safari or Adventure or Speciality Tours.
The Single Rate is R995 for the
Large Groups from six to twenty people sharing: R850 per person sharing for Option without Safari or Adventure or Speciality Tours. The Tour Itenary can be according to the signature 7 Days Package Tour, or we can tailormake it into a version applicable for your own interest and budget!
Included are all museum visiting fees and wine tasting fees.
Please note this price is inclusive of airport transfers as a free service to guests of Sea More-Express Guest House only, if you are booked in another Guest House or Hotel, we can arrange a discounted shuttle service for your airport transfer .
Excluded are the costs for the Cable Car: Online tickets are available from www.tablemountain.net and are valid for seven days after purchase. During the seven-day period, full refunds are available, or you can extend your ticket for a further three weeks and forego a refund.
Sea More-Express Tours will do the online booking on your behalf for your convenience. Online tickets are available from R195 per adult return and R95 per child return, plus R10 administrative fee each The admin fee is non-refundable. Rates are valid until September 30. From October 1 to September 30, 2012, visitors will pay R195 per adult return and R95 per child return, plus a R10 administrative fee each.
The other entrance fees not included: Cape Point National Park -
R85 per adult, R10 per child under 10 years Cape Point Funicular Ride: R55 per adult, R10 per child under 10 years.
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens: The entrance fee is R45 Rand for adults and R10 Rand per child aged 6 to 17 years.
Excluded as well is the Robben Island Ferry cost: Tickets cost R220 for adults and R120 for children under 18 years.
Lunch and beverages for own cost.
There are no other major entrance fees and Sea More-Express Tours go to the extreme to include as much activities possible as part of your rate at a budget price.