Cape Town Walking Tour
₤ 695 (PPS)
However as it is a private tour, you can choose how much walking you wish to do versus more general touring. Ideally we recommend that you add on 1 or 2 nights at the beginning if you wish to see more of Cape Town. (We can book this for you.) The walking tour is suitable for the keen walker or the reasonably fit person. We offer a diversity of walks – from a hike on Table Mountain, to coastal walks, to trails through the vineyards. You begin with 2 nights in the city followed by a night in the Winelands.
Note on Prices Below
We offer this tour for 2 people or more - see prices below. The base price is based on 4 people as this is more cost-effective. We can slightly decrease the cost but it is not particularly recommended. The Red Carpet option is the price per person when it's only 2 people travelling.
Please note that this tour price is subject to walking guide availability as there is a relative shortage of experienced walking guides in South Africa. Thus we are not always able to source a walking guide for last minute requests. Or we may need to charge a supplement to book one of the more expensive guides.
Cape Town Walking Tour at a glance
On arrival in Cape Town, you are met by our experienced walking guide and transferred to to Kloof Street Hotel or similar where you stay for 2 nights. Time to relax and freshen up. In the afternoon you enjoy a tour of Cape Town on foot.
You first head up to Signal Hill for a panoramic overview of the city. Then you walk through the historic old part of Cape Town, quiet on a Saturday afternoon, walking up Government Avenue, past the Company Gardens and St George’s Cathedral, de Tuynhuis – the President’s home and the famous flower sellers of Cape Town.
The evening is at leisure to enjoy local restaurants or visit the V&A Waterfront.
Note: If you arrive in the morning (and you have not opted to add an extra night before), we may swop the touring to be in the morning (as your room may not be ready until 2pm)
Upgrade Option: Taj Cape Town or Cape Hollow
Today you enjoy a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula including two walks in the Cape of Good Hope National Park.
You travel along the coastal road through the chic suburbs of Clifton, Camps Bay and onto the picturesque fishing community of Hout Bay. Next you enjoy a scenic drive along Chapman’s Peak as it hugs the cliffside and continue south to reach Cape Point in the Cape Peninsula National Park. Sir Francis Drake, the famous explorer, once called it “the fairest Cape that we saw in the whole circumference of the Globe”.
Enjoy a two hour circular walk in the morning, where you can easily examine the park’s unique flora and fauna.
Walk: Circular walk from Gifkommetjie to Hoek Van Bobbejaan
Starting at Gifkommetjie, the trail drops down to the coastline and meanders along to a shipwreck. The 452 tonne fishing trawler ran aground at Hoek van Bobbejaan at midnight on 2 May 1968. You’ll see plenty of rock lizards and tortoises on this walk. Leaving the shipwreck, the route returns along a gentle upwards sloping ridge which gives an aerial view of the region with views as far as Table Mountain and Kommetjie lighthouse. The wide open spaces give a nice contrast to the spectacular but busy Cape Point visited later.
Distance: 5km / 3 miles
Ascent/descent: 80m / 265ft
Estimated time: 1¾ to 2 hours
Terrain will vary between grass, gravel and sand. There will be some short sections of rough terrain and the initial descent is on a stepped path which descends steeply to the beach.
We then continue to Cape Point for a picnic lunch. After lunch you can walk up to the old Lighthouse (or take the funicular train if you prefer).
Walk: Cape Point Lighthouse
Note: Guests can take the funicular train up or down or follow the wide concrete path with over 125 steps.
Distance: 1¼ km there and back / ¾ mile
Ascent/descent: 80m up or down/270ft
Estimated time: 25 to 30 minutes each way
The old lighthouse on the summit of Cape Point was operational between 1860 and 1919 and provides views of the new lighthouse (1919) on the cliffs below. The old lighthouse, despite its height of 211m, was only visible in clear weather as it is often muffled in cloud. When the Lusitania was wrecked in fog on the rocks below, it was decided to correct the mistake and build a new one. Whale sightings have been made from here.
Leaving the park to head back to the city, you stop en route at Boulder’s Beach to visit the African penguin colony. You return to the hotel in the late afternoon. Dinner is at leisure.
This morning you head up Table Mountain by cable car to enjoy a scenic walk along the edge of the mountain (2 hours) to Maclear’s Beacon, the summit of Table Mountain. An early picnic lunch/light lunch is enjoyed on top of Table Mountain before returning by cable car to the city.
Alternatively you can hike UP Table Mountain if you want a more arduous hike.
After lunch you are transferred to the Winelands to stay overnight in Stellenbosch or Franschhoek. You enjoy some wine-tasting in the afternoon.
A combination of the favourable effects of the two major ocean currents meeting off the Cape makes the climate in the Winelands perfect for acres of vineyards. You visit a wine estate for a fascinating tour of the wine-making process and some wine-tasting. You continue to Stellenbosch, which is one of the finest towns in South Africa. It is easy to see why Simon Van Der Stel decided to build a town in such a charming spot. The backdrop of the Hottentots Holland mountains, the white gabled Cape Dutch Homesteads and the oak-lined streets all blend in to give this place a charm that will not be quickly forgotten.
Dinner is for your own account.
This morning we enjoy a morning walk in Jonkershoek Nature Reserve near Stellenbosch.
Afterwards you visit a wine estate for a fascinating tour of the wine-making process and some wine-tasting before enjoying a delicious wine estate lunch.
In the mid afternoon you are transferred back to Cape Town in time for your onward travel arrangements.
Africa Travel Specialist
An idea of price
All our itineraries are merely samples of what we can arrange. Virtually every trip is tailor-made for you. The exact price of our sample itineraries depends on the time of year and accommodation used. This is merely a guideline.
It excludes regional flights to the start and end of the itinerary (as these may vary depending on where you fly into Africa). But it includes an estimate of any flights WITHIN the itinerary. Contact us for a quote including any regional flights needed.
Bed & Breakfast and picnic lunches or wine estate lunch (final day), Services of an experienced walking guide, all entrances & park fees, air-conditioned vehicle.
International & domestic flights, visas, items of a personal nature, meals not specified.