Want to see more Cape Town attractions? From the majestic sweep of Table Mountain to the glorious white beaches of the rugged peninsula, Cape Town is one of the most desirable destinations on the planet. There’s so much to see and do on a holiday in Cape Town, it’s hard to know where to start. This is why we’ve curated our top Cape Town day tours so you can make the most of your time in the Mother City.
Our day trips from Cape Town take in the region’s biggest sights and tourist attractions. From our guided Cape Town day tours and Cape Town excursions like wine tours, to our Cape Point tour, we’ve covered the best of the Mother City. Explore a cosmopolitan destination and discover unique culture and history, breathtaking nature, shopping and fine dining, excellent wines and luxurious accommodations.
Take your pick of our best Cape Town day tours here:
Cape Town Winelands Tours
No trip to Cape Town is complete without tasting the region’s famous wines. Renowned for crisp white and classic French-style red wines, fantastic cheeses and olives, the Cape Winelands also feature a stunning wealth of natural beauty. Spend the day exploring vast estates in the shade of giant oak trees surrounded by towering mountains. Explore the lush valleys and vineyards of the Winelands on our best day trips from Cape Town.
Full Day Cape Winelands Tour: This full-day tour will take you for wine tasting along the principal Winelands route through Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.
Half Day Cape Winelands Tour: Enjoy up to two tastings in the historic wine region of Stellenbosch on this highlights-only half-day tour.
Franschhoek Wine Tram Experience: Embark on a unique and leisurely journey through rolling vineyards in an open-sided tram stopping in at some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates.
Discover the authentic side of Cape Town culture with a township tour. Journey through the three South Africas: the beginning (where it all started), Apartheid South Africa (a dark time of oppression) and the New South Africa, to experience what has changed since Nelson Mandela was freed from prison. Enjoy an extraordinary opportunity to connect and mingle with the local community on our Half Day Township Tour, which includes a Cape Town city tour through the Bo-Kaap (Malay Quarter) and a drive through District Six before touring Langa (the oldest township in Cape Town) and Khayelitsha (the largest township in Cape Town).
Cape Point Tours
Bring your camera! A Cape Point tour, to the south-western tip of the Cape Peninsula, offers some of the most spectacular views in the world. The drive itself is an inspiration and passes steep mountains, secluded coves and sweeping beaches, as well as villages and fishing communities. Marvel at the splendour of the Cape’s natural beauty on these top day tours from Cape Town.
Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour: Following a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast, this full day Cape Point tour passes through the cosmopolitan suburbs of Sea Point and Camps Bay to Hout Bay, one of Cape Town’s best-kept secrets, before heading to Cape Point, a breathtaking rocky promontory. You’ll return to Cape Town by way of Simon’s Town, Fish Hoek and Muizenberg, with a stop at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens.
Half Day Cape Point Tour: This half-day Cape Point tour takes in Hout Bay, Chapman’s Peak (if open) and the Cape Point Nature Reserve via Scarborough, and on to Cape Point. Return to Cape Town via Simon’s Town, Fish Hoek and Muizenberg.
Hermanus Marine Tours
Set between mountains and ocean, Hermanus is not only very striking but offers some of the best land-based opportunities for whale watching in the world. Whale season takes place between August and November, and our Full Day Hermanus Tour will give you a unique opportunity to experience close sightings of the Southern Right Whale. The drive back to Cape Town via Betty’s Bay is equally exciting, with further opportunities for whale, dolphin and even penguin sightings.
Embark on a Cape Town “foodie” tour that gives you unrivalled access to the city’s exciting foodie and culinary scene combined with rich and diverse local experiences. The African Dinner Experience offers a fun-filled evening of interactive entertainment while sampling delectable Cape Malay / African style dishes. Or you can get a taste of District Six while tucking into unique Cape cuisine on our Authentic Cape Town Dinner & Show Experience and enjoy an evening filled with humour, rhythm, songs and delicious Cape Town fare. For a daytime food outing, the Cape Town Food Markets Experience will have you exploring two of Cape Town’s typical farmers’ markets, where you can mingle with locals while enjoying and browsing through fresh farmers’ produce, delectable artisanal goods, local arts & crafts and trying delicious cooked and raw eats & treats.
For a food experience of a luxurious calibre, you can’t miss High Tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel. An all-time favourite of the rich and famous and one of several elegant Cape Town attractions, the Mount Nelson is a notable hallmark of luxury and indulgence in Cape Town. Enjoy a sumptuous selection of chocolate éclairs, petit-fours and classic carrot, chocolate and cheese cakes as well as savoury sandwiches, succulent fresh fruits and over 30 loose-leaf teas.
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