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Marine Big 5 Adventure from Cape Town

Enjoy a 2-hour boat trip from Gansbaai to see great white sharks, whales, Cape fur seals, penguins and more. Visit the ominously-named Shark Alley to see if there are any great whites feeding on seals. Head to other parts of the ocean to look for whales and African penguins, as well as seabirds on Geyser Rock and Dyer Island. With experts on hand, you won’t miss any of the majestic marine wildlife on display.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Boat Based Whale Watching from Hermanus

Set out on a boat-based whale watching adventure from Hermanus. Learn about these magnificent creatures from a whale specialist before boarding your twin-hull catamaran, which sets out from the town's New Harbour in search of marine mammals. Depending on the time of year keep an eye out for Humpback, Bryde's, Southern Right whales and even dolphins and seals. Choose to sit inside or out and enjoy onboard refreshments (own expense) as you go.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Whale Watching and Hermanus Wine Route: Private Guided Day Tour from Cape Town

Spend a day whale watching and wine tasting on this private full-day trip to Hermanus from Cape Town. See migrating Southern Right Whales off the coast of Hermanus from June through mid-December. Sample some of the local wines at two estates.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Full Day Whale Watching Tour in Hermanus from Cape Town

Swap the hustle and bustle of Cape Town for a peaceful day of scenic views and a whale watching boat trip. No need to worry about booking your own transport as hotel pickup and drop-off is included. You won’t waste a moment, as your guide will point out attractions en route such as Pringle Bay and Fernkloof Nature Reserve. After a delicious lunch, you’ll go on a whale watching boat trip to spot these magnificent creatures in the wild.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Couples Sunset Cruise Including Champagne with Tigger 2 Cruises

Speed over the waters off Cape Town on this fast cruiser for a couples sunset cruise. Head for Clifton 4th Beach or Table Bay, depending on the day's weather, then anchor to watch the sunset with a glass of Method Cape Classic sparkling wine. On the way back to Cape Town, enjoy the colors of the fading sun and the view of the city lights blinking on for the evening.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Sunset Zambezi River Cruise from Livingstone

The Zambezi River may be known for its raging rapids and wild rafting rides but this two-hour sunset cruise from Livingstone offers travelers the chance to experience a more peaceful side of this famous river with a relaxing ride and champagne toast. Get an up-close look at local wildlife, like hippos, crocodiles and elephants, while you savor unlimited appetizers and drinks as the African sun sets over the stunning Zambezi.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Robben Island Ticket, Kirstenbosch & South African Wine Tasting Small Group Tour

This is one of the beautiful relaxed tour in Cape Town, you will see Robben Island, Kirsteinbosch botanical garden one of the best garden in Africa, plus you will taste some of the best and top quality wines produced in South Africa at two oldest wine farms in South Africa. The Tour is a small group shared tour which comes with all the tickets pre booked. Small group, better experience. Only in the ferry to Robben island you will be in a big group the rest of the tour will be very relaxed. No long driving unlike the drive to the traditional wine routes. The tour is one of the best tour in Cape Town.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Whale Watching from Hermanus

Hermanus is one of the best places for whale watching in South Africa, known for its large number of southern right whales that can be seen from June to December. With this cruise, maximize your chances of a sighting by visiting with an expert guide and enjoy spectacular views aboard a specially equipped catamaran with retractable viewing windows and an open-air top deck.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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V&A Waterfront Ocean Safari

Get to know the marine environment of the Cape Town Atlantic Coastline on this boat tour from the V&A waterfront. Step aboard a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) with a small group of just 10 people, which gives you personalized attention from the guide and allows time to ask questions. Look out for ocean-dwelling creatures and learn about ecosystem through informed commentary.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Sunset Champagne Cruise

Cape Town has one of the best locations to see the Sunset from the Sea. With the Atlantic Ocean stretching away from the majestic Table Mountain range, this is certainly a ‘must do’ cruise for locals and tourists alike.  Toast the setting sun from the deck of a luxury vessel with a complimentary glass of local sparkling wine. (A glass per guest, or a bottle for a couple.) A cash bar is available for other drink requirements, including soft drinks. Kids are welcome and have a special price option.Cape Town weather can change five times a day, so our route for each evenings cruise is weather dependable; depending on wind strength, guests will be treated to a choice of routes. When conditions are blustery there is a spectacular tour around the iconic Cape Town Harbor,
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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V&A Waterfront Seal Snorkeling

Join the Cape fur seals in their natural habitat off the coast of Cape Town on this 2-hour snorkeling excursion. Take a high-speed boat from the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town to an area inhabited by one of the biggest Cape fur seal colonies on the Atlantic seaboard. Once there, snorkel with a PADI certified guide who shares information about the seal’s habits and how to behave when you enter their home.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Blyde River Canyon Boat Cruise

Blyde Canyon Safaris, together with the Moletele community, offer scenic boat trips on the Blyde Dam. This is your opportunity to see the famous Three Rondawels and the Blyde River Canyon from the angle it’s supposed to be seen: while you’re on the water, at the base of the towering mountains that form these breathtaking sights. Tick off those last couple of birds that have been eluding your bird list and enjoy seeing the hippo’s and crocodiles that make this dam their home. We are passionate about nature and preserving the few untouched pieces that remain in South Africa. We aim to offer everyone the opportunity to experience the beauty that the Lowveld has to offer. We run several activities and excursions and through our sister company, Blyde Adventure Camp, adventure and leadership camps for large groups.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Magical Gondola Night Rides in Durban

Soak up the magic of Durban’s waterfront by night as you glide down the canals in a Venetian-style gondola. Let the glittering lights of Durban Point Waterfront, one of South Africa’s most celebrated new developments, slip by as you slide below bridges and down elegant waterways. Escape the bustle of the city for half an hour, with plenty to do once you return.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 30 minutes
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Whale Watching Day Trip from Cape Town

Visit pretty Hermanus for a rare chance to go whale-watching from the shore. Southern Right Whales breed in the waters off Hermanus, not far from Cape Town, every year from July through November. The town is uniquely positioned to offer some of the best land-based whale-watching viewing locations in the world, and you can also choose to go out on a boat for more adventure (own expense).
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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Robben Island Tour

Learn about Nelson Mandela’s remarkable legacy on this guided tour of Robben Island, where the famous leader spent long years of his imprisonment. Cover centuries of history in the UNESCO-listed historical property, which include decades as a military base, hospital, and maximum security prison. Tours include door-to-door pickup and drop-off from your Cape Town hotel; admission is at your expense.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Whale Watching Private Day Tour to Gansbaai from Cape Town

The coastal waters off Hermanus are home to a spectacular range of marine wildlife, but the only way to enjoy truly up-close views is by boat. On this private wildlife cruise, spot humpback whales, dolphins, and more in their natural habitat with your guide. Spin through the seaside villages of Betty's Bay and Kleinmond—with round-trip travel from your Cape Town hotel included—and experience the best of the South African coast.
  • Duration: 7 to 9 hours
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  • Duration: 7 to 9 hours
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Marine Big 5 Safari from Cape Town

Get the best possible shot at seeing Africa's Marine Big 5—the African penguin, the Cape fur seal, the great white shark, dolphin, and whale—on this guided tour to Dyer Island. An onboard biologist and experienced crew promise an educational experience focused on learning about the biology and behavior of these marine animals. Additionally, get a chance to visit the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary (APSS) either before or after the trip.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Whale Watching from Gansbaai

Enjoy an exciting 2-hour whale watching excursion from Gansbaai. Leave the harbor and head for the cliffs of De Keldar to look for Southern right whales, which mate and give birth in this area every year. Keep an eye out for other sea life, including dolphins, sharks and penguins.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
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PRIVATE ROMANTIC SUNSET & DINNER CRUISE FOR 2 ONLY

Avoid the boatloads of tourists and enjoy an intimate experience on this private sunset dinner cruise.Toast the sunset with a glass of sparkling wine and some light snacks then sit down to a candlelit three- or four-course meal, set romantically with rose petals and accompanied by soft music.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Wine-Tasting and Whale-Watching Tour from Cape Town

Combine two of South Africa's top activities, whale-watching and wine-tasting, in a single 9-hour tour from Cape Town. Travel to Hermanus to see right whales off the coast or upgrade your tour with an optional whale-watching cruise. Taste local wines in the Hemel en Aarde Valley, then visit Sir Lowry's Pass and Elgin. Tastings and round-trip transportation from your accommodations in Cape Town are included.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Full Day Private Whale Watching Penguins and Wine Tasting Tour from Cape Town

Enjoy the best of stunning Cape Town on this private tour that includes whale watching, penguins viewing, and wine tasting. You'll journey to the rugged cliffside town of Hermanus, known as the whale capital of South Africa. You will cross Sir Lowry's Pass where you may spot the national bird: the Blue Crane. After spending some time at Walker Bay, stop to see Cape Penguins in their natural habitat on the way back. Finally, enjoy a light lunch (own expense) and wine tasting before returning to Cape Town.
  • Duration: 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Knysna Lagoon 1.5-hour Sightseeing Boat Cruise

The Knysna Lagoon is one of the most stunning natural wonders along South Africa’s Garden Route—a glittering lagoon framed by the soaring cliffs of Knysna Heads. On this tour, set sail across the lagoon, explore the Knysna estuary, and head out into the ocean to Brenton-on-Sea and Buffalo Bay. Along the way, look out for wildlife, including whales, dolphins, cape fur seals, and sea birds.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Sunset Sailing Cruise Knysna

Sail along the Knysna waterfront and out into the Indian Ocean on this relaxing yacht excursion, which includes South African sparkling wine and a tasty Mediterranean food platter. Listen to entertaining histories of the region from your onboard crew, and soak up the golden and pink hues of the sun slipping along the horizon. Tours are specially timed to capture the most stunning moments of the sunset.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Full Day Private Whale Watching Penguin and Wine Tasting Tour from Stellenbosch

With so much to see around Cape Town, the only way to do it is to drive. But why drive when you can be driven! If staying in Paarl, Stellenbosch, or Franschhoek, this full-day private road trip is the perfect way to explore South Africa’s Cape Region. Mountain passes, sweeping views of vineyards and orchards, a coastline cruise along False Bay and wildlife spotting along the way, including whales, penguins and blue cranes. Sample local wines and produce before returning to your pick-up location in time for dinner.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
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