Tours

 

Touring a country needs to be stress free, safe and comfortable. The same applies to transport, accommodation and the venues you visit. With this foremost in mind, we present a selection of exciting and interesting tours of the three Cape provinces of South Africa (Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Northern Cape) These three regions have the most interesting and beautiful landscapes along with a colourful history often linked to sea adventure.
The most practical way of personalised touring South Africa is to form a group of family and friends, select the tours you are interested in, list your personal ‘must do or see’ items and we will structure an itinerary and budget. Groups larger than seven can be accommodated in a suitable vehicle. However, we are more than willing to give you our personal attention should you wish to travel alone.

 

Note:

Adjustments to suit all client’s needs on prior request, such as meeting & drop off.
Pre-booked direct TourScape bookings (www.tourscape.co.za) combined with Sonnekus Guest House reservation (www.sonnekus.co.za) will qualify for Promotional Discounts during low season, please request information via e-mail.
Touring is inclusive of entrance fees to venues, specified tour activities and sales tax.
Refreshments, complementary bottled water, First-aid kit, camera & binoculars on board.
Please feel free to specify your wishes via e-mail or click on the booking link.
Errors and Omissions Excepted.

 

Quick Jump:

» The Southern Right Whale Tour » The Cape Wine Tour » The Mountain Beauty Tour » The Table Mountain Tour » The Coastal Route Tour » The Colliding Oceans Tour » Cape Rocky Mountain 4x4 Tour » Namaqualand 4WD Tour » Southern Tip of Africa Tour » The Cape West Coast Tour


The Southern Right Whale Tour of Cape Town's Stormy Seas


Consider ourselves fortunate to share time on Earth with these gentle giants of the sea.

Location: Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Duration: Full Day


The early sailors hugged this coastline en-route to the most southern tip of Africa, where ships and whales were both at great risk. Venture from the earliest whaling stations on a very full day tour along breathtaking coastal scenery, mountains and farmlands. Year round this tour is a must, whale season or not!


Starting at the historic Kalk Bay Whaling Station, we take you past the beaches of False Bay, past Wolfgat Nature reserve, through the coastal towns of Macassar, where Sheik Yussuf was exiled. Strand & Gordon’s Bay, premier beach resort with boat harbours, holiday homes and horse breeding stables. The botanical Garden of Betty’s Bay boasts the famous Red Disa, hard to find yet well worth the effort if you are so inclined.


All the way round this diversified coastline you may view Southern Right Whales (July to November) while year-round the Bryde’s Whale and dolphin may be spotted. Hermanus, Walker Bay and its high cliffs suit whale watching, lunch overlooking the fishing fleet followed by a visit to the historical harbour, craft market and Whale Museum. Homeward bound past historic farms in the Valley of Heaven and Earth, significant to exiled lepers, over mountain passes and a panoramic view of the whole Cape Peninsula. This route is popular all year round, with or without whale season, due to the scenery and variation in seaside towns and coastline.


Optional:

Extend the tour to L’Agulhas and De Hoop Nature Reserve – wild animals & the southern tip of Africa.

Include the above into a Garden route 4 to 6 day route with optional flights to other destinations.


  Number of Guests per Private Tour
Number of Guest per Tour Group 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Pricing per Tour: R 4,678.00 R 5,218.00 R 5,756.00 R 6,296.00 R 6,837.00 R 7,375.00 R 7,917.00
Pricing per Person: R 4,678.00 R 2,609.00 R 1,918.67 R 1,574.00 R 1,367.40 R 1,229.17 R 1,131.00

The Cape Wine Tour of Historic Constantia & Beautiful Stellenbosch


Wines of The Cape Presented in Such Scenic Beauty, Magnificent!

Location: Constantia and Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa

Duration: Full Day


Vines cover vast areas of the Western Cape. The most southern tip of Africa to the famous Constantia region, Stellenbosch region, way up to the rugged Cederberg mountain range, and into the Eastern Cape Province. The Cape terroir is well suited to most cultivars while weather plays an important role as well. The origins of our first successful vineyard is an excellent starting point. A visit to farms & vineyards that were once part of the original Cape governor’s’ claim as well as new development. This entertaining route covers very old cellars in Constantia, nursing vines to good health after poor results in the Company Gardens in years gone by. Farm homesteads with open door museums give a true account of those early struggling times.


Your visit would not be complete without a look into the development and success of South Africa’s very own cultivar on the farm Beyerskloof. Roots of this family run very close to the founding father. To expose the range and vastness of Cape wine requires a visit to the Bergkelder, built into the hillside of Stellenbosch. The grandeur of Blaauwklippen Estate on the Helderberg slopes, with a choice of gin or wine tasting in soothing surroundings and blending so well with the past. Finally, a drive through a long-forgotten mission village in the hope of selecting a very special bottle or two for enjoyment back home. If you have chosen seaside accommodation your journey may well end with the sighting of a whale or dolphins just beyond the breaking surf line.


Optional:

A Reverse route (counter-clockwise). Specified regions or wine farms. Personal customised routes.


  Number of Guests per Private Tour
Number of Guest per Tour Group 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Pricing per Tour: R 3,513.00 R 4,114.00 R 4,713.00 R 5,316.00 R 5,915.00 R 6,516.00 R 7,112.00
Pricing per Person: R 3,513.00 R 2,057.00 R 1,571.00 R 1,329.00 R 1,183.00 R 1,086.00 R 1,016.00

The Mountain Beauty Tour of Historic Winelands and Nature


Explore the Cape Mountains Ranges and Passes, Fertile Farmlands with World Class Vineyards.

Location: Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Elgin, Western Cape, South Africa

Duration: Full Day


We recognize Thomas Bains for the amazing road building feats and others alongside him. Digging a little deeper into the history of our local Khoi and San people we unravel a little more. They lived off the land, not owning it but just harvesting what was needed. They too learnt from the animals, and the Europeans soon found their way around from watching the locals. Our very first mountain pass was developed this way, so while driving this route we shall reveal as much of the history as possible while enjoying the views and visiting the local attractions en route.


High mountain peaks and deep valleys with cool clear streams separated by lush green farms of fruit. From apple country to nature reserves, wine farms and wide expanses of fresh mountain water. The route is one of the most beautiful navigating the Cape’s natural boundaries between the peninsula and the interior. Traverse four major mountain passes, visiting the towns of Somerset West, Grabouw, the district of Elgin, historic Franschhoek and Stellenbosch.


Optional:

A clockwise route subject to pick-up and drop off.


  Number of Guests per Private Tour
Number of Guest per Tour Group 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Pricing per Tour: R 3,881.00 R 4,336.00 R 4,791.00 R 5,244.00 R 5,700.00 R 6,156.00 R 6,608.00
Pricing per Person: R 3,881.00 R 2,168.00 R 1,597.00 R 1,311.00 R 1,140.00 R 1,026.00 R 944.00

The Table Mountain Tour of Discovery


Mountain Born Long Before the Himalayan, Forced by Nature to Rise Out of Mother Earth Flat as a Table-Top.

Location: Table Mountain, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Duration: Full Day


You will enjoy discovering why Capetonians are so easy-going. Our fruitful vineyards, fynbos gardens and mountain nature reserves captivate our lives while the oceans surround and cool our souls. Touch on our history, travel our landscape and sweep your eyes over one of the most beautiful cities of the world.


The tour starts at the most convenient point, from a time aspect, and circumnavigates Table Mountain, as well as venturing to the top and scouting around for breathtaking views of this world heritage site. A fully charged camera battery is a must, or your friends back home will not believe your explanations.


The suburb of Constantia, the wine estates, on to the botanical gardens of Kirstenbosch using the old woodcutters trail of Rhodes Drive. A visit to the Cecil John Rhodes Memorial and hear how much he had achieved. On to one of our world heritage sites by rounding Devil’s Peak, viewing the Cape Town harbour and the city before arriving at the lower cableway station to Table Mountain. Now take a cable car to the top for magnificent views of the whole peninsula, with explanations of the countryside before venturing on to the VOC Gardens and surrounding museums, here we pick the Slave lodge. The city centre offers many moments back in time as you move through Bokaap. Down to the seaside Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, ideal for sightseeing and shopping as well as the exciting Two Oceans Aquarium. We take Victoria Drive through the seaside suburbs of Sea Point, Bantry Bay and Clifton with it’s renowned beaches and towering mountains called the Twelve Apostles. The tour follows the scenic coastline past Llandudno and a variety of shipwrecks to some of the best sunset viewpoints in Africa.


Optional:

Subject to the pick-up point, the tour may follow a counter-clockwise route.


  Number of Guests per Private Tour
Number of Guest per Tour Group 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Pricing per Tour: R 3,115.00 R 3,828.00 R 4,542.00 R 5,256.00 R 5,970.00 R 6,684.00 R 7,392.00
Pricing per Person: R 3,115.00 R 1,914.00 R 1,514.00 R 1,314.00 R 1,194.00 R 1,114.00 R 1,056.00

The Coastal Route and 4x4 Tour of False Bay to Honingklip Farm


South Africans Love the Wide-Open Spaces and This Would Be a Typical Day Outing. Book This Tour to Experience the Activity of A Farm’s Hidden Secrets!

Location: Highlands Rd, Caledon District, Western Cape, South Africa

Duration: Full Day


Fresh sea breezes over rocky mountains & green valley regions await. We travel the vast open stretches of False Bay beaches, up mountain passes with Table Mountain majestically looking on. Through vineyards, apple & pear orchards, on to protea and pomegranate farming with wild open slopes of pristine fynbos in a protected conservation area fringed with vast forests of pine trees.


The lower slopes are farmed while the upper reaches of the farm are part of a protectorate. Controlled harvesting of fynbos flowers including Proteas is a major form of income in this area. The Farm is well known for home brewed beer served at the restaurant with artisan style lunches.


Leaving the dusty trails behind, the route heads for the banks of a natural inland lake, past farms and forests down to coastal towns, wild rocky waterfronts and rivers emptying into the ocean. Keeping one eye open for dolphins or whales as we visit the launch sites and beach areas along the coast, including Stoney Point Penguin Colony. As we enter Rooiels, the scene changes and the coastline once again becomes a massive circular bay with the Cape of Good Hope way over yonder.


This journey is for a maximum of four guests as the trip requires the use of a 4wheel-drive vehicle on the farm tracks. The route can be done with additional self-drive vehicles or additional drivers in hired 4x4 vehicles.


The sun should be firing its last rays over the mountain range as we head for the mother city or home next to False Bay's award winning beaches.


Optional:

Lunch on the farm or a light picnic lunch can be packed as an alternative allowing more flexible travel, with refreshments on board – Please indicate your preference & choice of diet.


  Number of Guests per Private Tour
Number of Guest per Tour Group 1 2 3 4
Pricing per Tour: R 5,049.00 R 5,440.00 R 5,826.00 R 6,216.00
Pricing per Person: R 5,049.00 R 2,720.00 R 1,942.00 R 1,554.00

The Trails of Colliding Oceans & Cape Of Good Hope Tour


Striking Scenery Round Endless Mountain Passes as We Unfold the Secrets Of the Cape of Storms.

Location: Table Mountain National Park, SW Region, Western Cape, South Africa

Duration: A Very Full Day


The popular coastal mile of St James, with many quirky stories to tell. The turning point for South Africa with the Battle of Muizenberg and all that followed, under British rule. A tour winding in and out of every corner of the southern peninsula with views over False Bay, the Island well known for Great White shark breeching, the popular water sports of the bay, not to mention the big boy toys we have over in the corner. Have your camera ready for the stop above Kalk Bay, my favorite spot.


Heading for the Valley of Khoisan, later taken over by farms and banished from ever selling Alcohol, we proceed up the Od Cape Road, covered with pristine fynbos, hikers’ and bikers’ paradise! Silver mine Reserve, the dam and the view, just simply calming for the nerves! Down the slopes of Steenberg, past the infamous Pollsmoor Prison, and we are in the valley of plenty, wine, that is – here we show off the splendor of Constantia.


The third mountain pass we tackle takes one past the last apostle and down into Hout Bay. On the left, a relocated settlement of increasing heartache, why such opposites of wealth and poverty – all for the sake of politics. The hustle and bustle of the harbour with charter boats to the island and fish on the quayside while the harbour master has long since lost his pride!


Now the route becomes a real eye opener, Chapmans Peak Drive. Be ready with that camera as this is an engineer’s masterpiece. The inland waterways and wetlands force us to double up on a small stretch of road before we turn towards Kommetjie and up another coastal pass to misty Cliffs and Scarborough. A stone’s throw away lies the Cape Point Nature reserve with Zebra, Eland and Bontebok.


My choice is to take you to four key parts of this reserve, you will be enthralled by the views, animals if we can locate them, stunning cliffs with sea birds souring and coastal fynbos. You deserve an explanation too of why some claim oceans meet here.


The last leg of our twisting journey will be to visit the African Penguin Colony and view the granite boulders, they too have a unique story to tell. Simon’s Town with a typical naval and colonial feel. Some very quaint architecture including the typical influence of the British Navy.


Optional:

Sea cruises to Seal Island, however time consuming and may need to re-arrange the remainder of the tour.

Gem stone factory – Semi-precious stones from all over Africa, cut, polished and various pieces of jewelry, as well as ornamental items manufactured, a showroom well worth the visit.


  Number of Guests per Private Tour
Number of Guest per Tour Group 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Pricing per Tour: R 3,861.00 R 4,587.00 R 5,315.00 R 6,040.00 R 6,768.00 R 7,494.00 R 8,190.00
Pricing per Person: R 3,861.00 R 2,293.50 R 1,771.67 R 1,510.00 R 1,353.60 R 1,249.00 R 1,170.00

Cape Rocky Mountain 4x4 Tour & Camp-out


Breathtaking Mountain Scenery, From Off-Road Trails, On Lush Working Farms, Overnight.

Location: Overberg and Boland Region, Western Cape, South Africa

Duration: 2 full days


Up mountain passes forged by indigenous Khoisan following Eland trails, on to Highlands Pass & apple country, through various Nature Reserves using working farm trails. Bypassing huge inland waterways, farming towns and on to a camp-out between towering granite & sandstone mountain peaks guarding old historic farmland with many tales of hardship and endurance.


A 4x4 tour of two trails by a qualified driver/guide (optional extra self-drive by arrangement allowing larger guest groups). Meals a la picnic/barbecue with fresh air and photo-opportunities galore. Wine (of your choice) at a crackling fire-side while the sun fades & nothing but the African stars gazing down.


A new day challenge waits, for the tough vehicles as view-points are exposed and the Cape beauty blossoms, Fynbos Proteas, Restoids, Erica and much-much more. Onward over Franschhoek Pass to yet another stunning valley in the Cape Winelands and on to the mother city, Cape Town.


Optional:

Best months are September through to May inclusive, due to the Cape's rainy season. (June to August)

Alternative day trips are on offer with a similar theme of adventure.

Self-drive options to be communicated (allowing for larger groups) - please email for discussion on ability, group numbers & mix.


  Number of Guests per Private Tour
Number of Guest per Tour Group 1 2 3 4
Pricing per Tour: R 11,429.00 R 12,646.00 R 13,865.00 R 15,080.00
Pricing per Person: R 11,429.00 R 6,323.00 R 4,621.67 R 3,770.00

Namaqualand 4WD Tour of Colourful Flora, Wetlands, Coastal Bays and Wildlife over Back-country Trails


Wild Flowers in Season, Tough Trails, Atlantic Ocean Washing Over Rocky Shores and Camping in Wide Open Spaces – Life Is Great!

Location: Cape West Coast, Western and Northern Cape, South Africa

Duration: 5 Days


Cross the lowlands to the western coastline to capture your own photograph of the iconic Table Mountain, and far off Robben Island. Spare a thought for the indigenous people who became victims once again of two foreign groups fighting over land that should never have been theirs to claim, yet somehow, we all turn full circle now to recognize and help them re-affirm their future. Travel past herds of cattle and wheat fields to reach farmland put aside for the sole purpose of upliftment of a forgotten people, yet strangely experts realise they were indeed the early beginnings of us all. Participate in a tour of ancient San people by their proven descendants and hear of a forgotten dialect, good selective hunting and gathering practices, and how they are striving to retain their heritage while intertwined with modern society. Here we set the theme for our camping journey northward.


Down to the coastline & lagoon, nature reserves with wild flowers everywhere during August to September. Saldanha Bay and its history, fishing villages, industry, fossil discoveries, west coast people & their hospitality. Sunset over the Atlantic Ocean may well dominate the scenery for a while, and you realise true Cape beauty in colour, never failing to warm your soul. We rest under the watchful light of Cape Columbine.


The West Coast of South Africa has become a popular international holiday destination with its virgin beaches, dramatic mountain ranges and carpets of stunning spring flowers. Visitors can experience its diverse geology and natural life in the West Coast National Park, Rocherpan Nature Reserve and Bird Island Nature Reserve while whale, seal and dolphin-watching off the coast will give a view of the area's rich marine life.


In place of highways, this tour takes the very fortunate on back roads and trails in one of the toughest of 4WD vehicles, fully fitted for camping and catering in the great outdoors. Leave the crowds behind and venture up the western coastline for regions were man has learnt to preserve, protect and honour nature. After crossing the Sandveld our trail leads back to the coast and a beautiful resort town near the Olifants River mouth.


A visit to Lutzville before we return to the coast once again to pick up the West Coast 4x4 route to Groenrivier. With the Hardeveld under hoof we cross over to the Northern Cape Province, here the coast has a wild and untouched feel as we wind our way north. Salt mining, Kelp processing and a massive sand mining operation are intriguing.


We have the Namaqua National Park in our sights. The coastal sections offer variation of marine and terrestrial life. The variation of sand dunes and hard ground show how flora adapts. The colours come alive as we wind our way toward Hondeklipbaai, diamond country and the first leg of the Caracal trail behind us. There are times and places that must break a conservation officers’ heart. Back to the trail and on to Wildeperdehoek Pass. Previous seasons have produce excellent flowers and good variety in the northern area but this is dependent on timing of the winter rains and the weather pattern into spring and summer. Nature was created to keep us guessing!


This is a personal and private tour for the adventurer custom built to camp out and experience the outdoor Africa. Roads seldom used and 4WD trails to reach un-spoilt Coastline and countryside.


Optional:

Special dietary requirements must be supplied ahead of final booking. Accommodation & self-drive can be included to suit individuals. Small vehicle groups are possible. Break-away to other venues or onward travel is possible. It is possible to condense the tour by a day or two, the distance travelled per day will increase, if required please specify.

Wild Game drive; Charter Boat trip to Saldanha islands; visit to Bird Island; Self-drive options; visit to West Coast Fossil Park; Cederberg to Tankwa Karroo 4WD trail; Coastal and mountain hiking; Guidance and tuition for driving off-road if required.


  Number of Guests per Private Tour
Number of Guest per Tour Group 1 2 3 4
Pricing per Tour: R31,643.00 R35,338.00 R39,000.00 R42,660.00
Pricing per Person: R31,643.00 R17,669.00 R13,000.00 R10,665.00

L'Agulhas, Southern Tip of Africa Tour with Wild Coastal Attractions


Travel the Shoreline and Experience the Cape Route much as Sailors do, or Rush up the Freeway just to Tell Folks Back Home you have been there!

Location: Cape of Good Hope and Cape Agulhas, Western Cape, South Africa

Duration: Full day


Dias, de Gama and van Riebeek are a few of the sailors who ventured around the Cape of storms. Would they have been so keen to achieve this knowing what lay ahead, rocks facing out to sea like needles that could penetrate the thickest timber sidings of any sloop? The sailors had to hug this coastline en route to the most southern tip of Africa, where ships and sailors were both at great risk. Rounding Cape Point, Cape Hangklip, Danger Point and L’Agulhas all were fraught with danger as the only way to be sure of one’s position was to be close enough to take bearings from known points to be able to navigate ahead. Come spend a full day tour along breathtaking coastal scenery, mountains and farmlands. Hear how important, then and now this region is to life on earth.


Year round this tour is enjoyable as seasons change so do the conditions change at sea. Subject to the pick-up location, we start at one of the historic Whaling Stations and take you past the beaches of False Bay, through a coastal Nature reserve and on to the towns of Macassar, where Sheik Yussuf of Makassar (Batavia) was exiled, on past Somerset West and Strand before climbing the ‘`trail of Eland’ & stopping just long enough to take in the iconic scenery towards our favorite land mark, Table Mountain. You will be forgiven if your table manners are not that perfect, for this view is bound to take your breath away.


After passing some of the most critical mountain catchment areas and dams, the route takes you on a decent of Houw Hoek Pass and on into wheat fields, scatterings of sheep and cattle, past silos supplying the breweries, through farmer’s towns, until you reach Bredasdorp. Here, the scene changes, people have a kick in their step, a feeling that even blue Monday cannot get them down. Just a few days before the week-end and they will all be back at the coast fishing, swimming and doing exactly what we all do best – living life outdoors.


The first sign of being at the coast is small fisherman’s cottages, overpowered by holiday housing and a definite relaxed feel that only the coastline can exude. Past the harbour, past the lighthouse and on to the most southern tip of Africa. The views are not breath-taking, the weather may not be the best, but you will know you have made it to the deep south!


The little museum and lighthouse are a `must visit’ and climb with your camera to the look-out deck. Hear of early fish harvesting techniques, of sailors stranded with broken masts and skippers with leaking hulls, of tankers running aground, sea farers’ nightmares yet they come back one way or the other to claim back pride so easily taken from them. The quaint harbour with sandy beach and warm water are all inviting. However, unless you stay the night, it is time to move on. There is a lot more to see as one turns westward to navigate the hills, farms and nature reserves en route to Kleinbaai and the second of two iconic Great White Shark hunting grounds.


On to one of the most historic moments in maritime history as men allow ‘women and children first’ only to end up in a watery grave, nevertheless honored in memory as the world recognizes this law at sea for eternity. A multitude of people are living along the Walker Bay coastline, and further on, grape vines, abalone, farmers, fishermen and even a few underhand operators will all be found on our merry way home. False bay awaits our return.


Optional:

Utilising time must take priority. Reduce travel time & see more of the routes you travel with this Choice- “Tour Southern Coastal Attractions to L'Agulhas, overnight close to Wild Nature.”

Customise this tour to continue into the Cape Garden route including Port Elizabeth, or take in some of the wild places like Baviaanskloof using 4WD vehicles.

The interior fruit farming and vineyards of the Breede River valley. There are many options best constructed by using the time available to cover your wish list. We are just an e-mail away should you require assistance.


  Number of Guests per Private Tour
Number of Guest per Tour Group 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Pricing per Tour: R7,025.00 R7,766.00 R8,505.00 R9,248.00 R9,980.00 R10,728.00 R11,473.00
Pricing per Person: R7,025.00 R3,883.00 R2,835.00 R2,312.00 R1,996.00 R1,788.00 R1,639.00


Alternative Tour:


Tour Southern Coastal Attractions to L'Agulhas, overnight close to Wild Nature

Travel Shore-lines East of Table Mountain to Africa’s Southern Point, then on to Cape Nature’s Hidden Secrets.

Location: Cape of Good Hope and Cape Agulhas, Western Cape, South Africa

Duration: 2 Full Days, 1 night


This option below is a two-day overnight tour. It covers additional farm lands of the southern area and a vast conservation wilderness of antelope including the giant Eland, Bontebok and Chakma Baboon together with frequent viewings of smaller animals. A vast waterway makes birdlife abundant. The reserve incudes coastal dunes and ideal viewing of Whales, dolphin and sea birds. Stalking these animals on foot adds to the enjoyment, while hiking or using the vehicle to move distances helps to include more sightings.

The adventure can be extended by further days in the reserve or by moving onto new venues of the garden Route or inland Karoo. The choices are many – we are willing to custom build personalised private tours to your liking.

Accommodation in the Conservation reserve varies from camping to luxury cottages, catering yourself to dining in the restaurant (If you indicate your preference here, we will estimate your addition costs, as these are currently excluded) However all venue entrance fees are included for the two day tour.

The Nature Reserve is home to the world's smallest and most threatened plant kingdom – the Cape Floral Kingdom. It is the home to the largest conserved area of lowland fynbos in the Western Cape. The reserve and its surrounds have an estimated 1 500 species of the 9 000-plant species in the Cape floral region. The rare bontebok and Cape mountain zebra, as well as eland, grey rhebok, baboon, yellow mongoose, caracal and the occasional leopard are resident in the reserve. More than 260 bird species, including the only remaining breeding colony of rare Cape vulture in the Western Cape, are found. The highest level of protection is applied to the land protecting 86 mammal species, and stretches three nautical miles into the sea, protecting dolphins, seals, southern right whales and at least 250 species of fish. Cape Nature, we love you!


  Number of Guests per Private Tour
Number of Guest per Tour Group 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Pricing per Tour: R12,070.00 R13,258.00 R14,442.00 R15,628.00 R16,815.00 R17,988.00 R19,173.00
Pricing per Person: R12,070.00  R6,629.00 R4,814.00 R3,907.00 R3,363.00 R2,998.00 R2,739.00

The Cape West Coast Tour of Wildlife, Spring Flowers, White Beaches with Unique Scenery


Game farm drives, San cultural revival venue, Islands of Saldanha, Ancient fossils enlighten of days gone by. So much to see and do! Read on for your options.

Please Note: August and September months only

Location: Game Farm Drives, San Cultural Revival Venue, Islands of Saldanha, Ancient Fossils Enlighten of Days Gone By. So Much to See and Do!

Read On For Your Options.

Duration: 1 full day


Although this route is a ‘must travel’ year-round, there are only two months of the year for entry to a special part of the West Coast National Park. This is specifically, to protect the flora and fauna from human interference conserving natural seeding and growth. The area has a concentration of wild antelope including the once near extinct Bontebok and Africa’s largest antelope, the Eland. This tour needs to be travelled in the window period to truly experience the magical outburst of floral colour after the winter rains. If spring flowers are your specialty along with un-spoilt scenery, then the Northern Cape Province and specifically the Namaqua region is worthy of a visit.


This route allows you to capture the Iconic Table Mountain on camera, passing the Eskom nuclear power plant and on to a wine and craft beer town of Darling, through a mission station, around the lagoon at Langebaan, the deep natural harbour of Saldanha and up to the coastline with outcrops of rock that used to be bombed and fired on with missiles on practice runs by the air force.


The beaches are pristine white sand in contrast to the blue of the Atlantic Ocean yet due to the Benguela current sea temperatures remain very refreshing. From nature to industry and bulk shipping, there is plenty to see and experience on this route. Travelling past coastal settlements one cannot but envy the lifestyle all within one or two hours travel to the city center or international airport. Winelands with intense sunlight and cooling sea breezes produce very tasty cultivars, while craft beer, wheat fields, cattle and sheep in the pastures add so much more to the tour.


The options or additions that can be included may require the tour to be extended over one or more nights. You should indicate your preferred accommodation starting with camping or more luxury, as well as your interests when contacting us to purpose build the tour. The further north you travel the more contrast and beauty meets the eye.


Optional:

Due to the short window period of the flower season, other activities are offered to facilitate a full and interesting tour. Please use e-mail to request a quotation and itinerary of your tailor-made tour.


  Number of Guests per Private Tour
Number of Guest per Tour Group 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Pricing per Tour: R6,044.00 R6,826.00 R7,611.00 R8,392.00 R9,165.00 R9,948.00 R10,745.00
Pricing per Person: R6,044.00 R3,413.00 R2,537.00 R2,098.00 R1,833.00 R1,658.00 R1,535.00


Alternative Tours:


The Cape West Coast Tour of Ancient San People, Bays to Lagoon and Nature Conservation

The people of southern Africa all migrated by land and sea southward to join those who once lived peacefully `with’ the land. The San folk of early Africa believed the land belonged to their god and they respected this and only used what they needed to survive, they then moved on allowing the land to recover. This wonderful route northward from Cape Town, covers early discoveries of the San people. History of the Cape, the unique flora, the west coast folk, but mainly the heart of San culture, here !Khwa ttu awaits our visit. These were the very first people to live in communities ahead of all others who walked this planet.


  Number of Guests per Private Tour
Number of Guest per Tour Group 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Pricing per Tour: R5,990.00 R6,904.00 R7,818.00 R8,728.00 R9,650.00 R10,560.00 R11,473.00
Pricing per Person: R5,990.00 R3,452.00 R2,606.00 R2,182.00 R1,930.00 R1,760.00 R1,639.00


The Cape West Coast Tour of Beautiful places, Fishing Harbours and Surprising Ancient Fossil Discoveries

This route allows you to capture the Iconic Table Mountain on camera, passing the nuclear power plant and on to a wine and craft beer town of Darling, through a quaint early mission station, around the lagoon at Langebaan, the deep natural harbour of Saldanha Bay and up to the coastline in the north. Heading into Wheatland and on to the area of the air force training base, is the West Coast Fossil Park. The staff here will happily assist during the tour including an opportunity to discover a few old bones yourself.


  Number of Guests per Private Tour
Number of Guest per Tour Group 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Pricing per Tour: R5,867.00 R6,367.00 R6,867.00 R7,369.00 R7,869.00 R8,369.00 R8,869.00
Pricing per Person: R5,867.00 R3,183.50 R2,289.00 R1,842.25 R1,573.80 R1,394.83 R1,267.00


Here are the additional items of interest you may wish to include into an itinerary suited to your needs:

1. A game drive on a local game farm with a very interesting presentation and at a reasonable price.

2. A tour of very interesting fossil finds dating way back to an African bear, extinct for thousands of years and a four tusk Elephant with much more to see and do.

3. Craft beer tasting and a meal.

4. A visit to one of the best west coast wine farms and a meal.

5. Touring the islands that serve as breeding colonies for sea-birds, African penguins and Cape Fur Seals by boat.

6. We do offer a 4WD tour to Namaqualand should you have the time & spirit to venture forth. This tour too can be extended to include these optional items.

7. A similar road and formal accommodation trip can be prepared as in *6 but this will not cover the Caracal 4x4 route & flower viewing is therefore restricted as well.

8. A visit to the cultural farm of the ancient San people, to meet the descendants and learn of their heritage, culture and beliefs. Understand how they fit into the bloodline of all nations that walk this earth today.

9. The Berg River and towns along its banks. Fishing vessels crafted in wood, steel and fibre-glass; the port at Laaiplek; the luxurious Port Owen with their expensive toys; the riverside mini-industry of `Boggoms Road’ at Velddrif, pelicans, coffee shops and boat rides.

 

Tourscape Policy:

Touring:

TourScape’s owners will firstly attend to guests personally, however should we not be able to do so, a known experienced guide will assist once we have your personal approval.
The most experienced and knowledgeable guide will be dedicated to your booking if you do not specify one.

 

Customer Care:

TourScape strives to provide personal and exceptional service before, during and after our guiding activities. We want to hear from you should you have any concerns or better yet, a compliment and can assure you that we take your opinion very seriously. We strive to be your preferred tour activity partner and will continue to add value by listening to you, our valued Customer.
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Cancellation Policy:

Request for cancellation must be sent directly to the e-mail: info@tourscape.co.za no later than 8 days before the tour commencement.
Please issue the required information to refund as per your original payment, (I.e. credit card or EFT), no alternative will be considered for security reasons.
The credited amount, less booking costs, bank fees incurred and/or commissions will be transferred into your account, as per the detail below.
Certain bookings made to service providers on your behalf for the said tour cannot be recovered, however, we will endeavour to detail partnership service policy along with our quotation to you.
For non-arrival at agreed collection point 100% of tour fee is payable.
Cancellation cost is calculated from the day prior to the tour date and based on the full tour amount.
0 days to 7 days prior to tour date : 100% Tour value retained.
8 days to 14 days prior to tour date : 50% Tour value retained.
15 days to 30 days prior to tour date : 30% Tour value retained.
More than 30 days prior to tour date : 10% Tour value retained.
Contracted services booked on guest’s behalf will be detailed in the formal quotation and subject to their terms detailed in our quotation to you.