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I was picked up as the last person of 8 by a Toyota Van at my hotel in the Waterfront, around 8am in the morning. A much enthusiastic, friendly and inspiring local guide drove us along the west coast west of Table Mountain and southwards with fantastic sea views big waves and nice small villages. First stop south of Hout Bay for a 5-10 min leg stretch, technical break and a photo shoot over the bay. A few local sales persons with local handcrafts where around, but not disturbing. No sales of drinks or snacks, just beautiful nature. The drive then continued southwards and when we took off inlands we could see wild horses running along the Nordhook beach.
Before entering Cape Point area, we made a stop at an Ostrich Farm. Very well preserved in beautiful surroundings. Those who wanted could feed the ostriches by hand. A good selection of products made from Ostriches were sold in the store I bought large eggs to put nightlights in, and the staff helped me to pack them safely to be brought all the way home to Sweden without breaking. I also bought delicious Ostrich patés. On the continued route we stopped at the side of the road since there were a lot of wild monkeys around, though we were clearly told to keep windows closed... Some nice photo shoots here too.
The stop at Cape point was quite short 30 min? so I rushed to the tram that took you to the top. Amazing 360 view from up there! Then quickly back again to the van I prioritised getting the view, and skipped the souvenir shopping which otherwise looked nice, ie not too crappy stuff but actually with some quality. I saw wild springbooks too, though too far away to be captured with my simple phone camera. Then continuing to Cape Point and yet again a fantastic view if one - like I do - loves the sea. More wild monkeys aside of the road. At cape point there was a short line 5-10 min to take photos by the sign land point. The guide told us that during high season the line would be approx 1h to get your picture by the sign...
Returning northbound our next stop was in Simons Town and Boulders Beach with the Penguin Colony. Amazing views of the penguins in an area where there are clear areas for people to walk without disturbing the penguins, yet getting close to see them and to take nice pictures. Even if you could stay around here for a full day, it was a good stop for about 30 min. 5-10 min walk from van to the beach, passing through some nice market with local handcrafts. Again very polite people selling if you approach them, no aggressive sales. The first tour ended back in Cape Town around lunch time.
I was then the only one who continued for the afternoon tour, so I had a private guide for that. We first stopped at Zevenwacht vineyard where a newcomer showed me the storage and told me some very basics about wine production. I would not consider myself a wine expert, but having visited some vineyards in France, Italy, Germany and Sweden I felt that I almost knew more than this beginner guide. The subsequent wine tasting was quite disappointing too, where I was served a glass of wine with some basic information and then the guide left me for some 5-6 min to enjoy the wine. He then came back and repeated the procedure 3 more times with each time a new wine expecting me to have emptied the glass of wine every time No references/comparisons between the wines.
When we left we were supposed to visit the city of Stellenbosch to have a guided walking tour. However, as I was the only tour guest and my guide understood I was not too impressed by this visit, he asked if I wanted to re-schedule the afternoon, within some limits. He had to follow the suggested geographical route, or the built in GPS would send a signal back to his office and his manager would call him which also happened. I appreciated the opportunity and skipped the city walk in favour of a visit to Mulderbosch vineyard very beautiful location with professional wine tasting and to Jacobsdaal vineyard. The latter turned out not to have tastings nor sales on site, they were only producing to distributors. However, my guide was very eager that I would see it since I had travelled around the world to visit a favourite brand of mine, so he got the owner to give me a private introduction to Jacobsdaal winery and I also got a few bottles with me home. Almost embarrassing to me, but my guide insisted and I appreciated the kindness from both him and the owner.
After a funny and rich on experience afternoon I was dropped off at my hotel around 6.30 in the evening. I really enjoyed this day and I got so much value for money. Express tourism, yes, but I could not imagine a better way of spending the one and only day I had off, before leaving Cape Town where I had been for business the whole week. I bring only positive memories and really look forward to come back again for vacation preferably.
Stanton with Hylton-Ross tours did a great job of maximizing our time and ensuring that we a got to see everything that the tour entailed. He was informative and insightful.
The trip was great, Chris our guide was fantastic , he gave us a memorable day. Thank you
most beautiful part of the world and highly recommended. our guide was excellent.
The tour was excellent, and the tour guide Tony from African Eagle was awesome! We managed to see a lot during the day. Tony's knowledge of Cape Town and his genuine gentleness was second to none.
Great tour, we got to see so much in so little time. - the views were just STUNNING. Highly recommend it!
This was a great trip, with a very knowledgeable guide. It is a very busy day tour with lots packed in to it. It was fabulous weather and the views and scenery were stunning.Wine tasting was excellent and very relaxed with no pressure to purchase. All in all a good day out.
Extremely interesting tour. Nice experience tastong different wines. The guide was very friendly and protective. Thanks a lot.
Being our first time ever to book a Viator tour we were a bit nervous but from the very day we booked up to the end of this great tour we were very well taken care of regarding communication, organisation of tour and making sure we were happy and having a great time!
Kevin our guide for the day was incredibly friendly and very knowledgable, we visited the main sights of Cape Town within a day and learn so much through this fun and interactive tour.
The tour consisted of everything listed on the description with Cape Point, Boulders Beach, Stellenbosch wine tastings even managed to fit in 2 different wine estates! and visiting the University of Stellenbosch campus area on our way back to Cape Town. All the way through Kevin would stop and let us take pictures of the beautiful scenery as well as some ostriches and baboons.
All in all this was a fantastic tour, comfy vehicle with bottles water provided and a tour guide that was brilliant! We would definitely recommend.
This tour was awesome. The guide knew so much and shared so much. I enjoyed being able to see South Africa without the stress of having to figure anything out!
Jonathan was an excellent guide and highly recommend his tour of Cape Point and Wine Tasting.
Our guide Froji ? gave us a fabulous tour and history of the Cape!! Wonderful!!
A must tour if you are in Cape Town. Viator connects you to the best local tour operator whose vehicles are immaculate and guides have indepth knowledge. Our guide Mr. Super was really super.
I have been using Viator since 2010 and never been disappointed.
The tour was so great. We made a very good wine tasting and after that we wen't to the Cape of Good Hope. It was very cool!
Excellent tour on everything what matters when you want to see a unknown region and feel save! Prior to start we were contacted with confirmed pick up point/time and guide was right on time. During the entire trip we felt very save and had a clear idea where we go and what we do next. The mini bus was perfectly equipped, also with WiFi for live pictures sharing with home! Our tour guide Bruce Cottle was very friendly, funny and most importantly, had an incredible knowledge of the region and could comment every step of our tour perfectly - highly recommend him if you can! We combined 2 half day tour and it was intense and exactly what we were looking for being the first time in Cape Town. We did all what was promised and more, also with some free time in between for Lunch or strolling in Stellenbosch. After the gorgeous trip to and around Cape Point we went for WineTasting in Stellenbosch Winery Zevenwacht, which was a great choice as well! So I give it a clear 5 of 5 rating and recommend it to all visitors want to cover the most around Cape Town - fantastic!!
Enjoyed it very much.Driver very knowable about the area. Gave us enough time at each place.only thing we would have changed was to include price of getting to see Pengins in tour price Not too crazy about first wine place
But all in all abreast value Thank you
Super was super!! We so enjoyed our Cape Point Stellenbosch tour with guide Super. He gave us such a full history of Cape Town that we wouldn't have been able to get on our own. Thank you!!
Martin H United Kingdom
From start to finish this tour was great. the driver was punctual and very knowledgable about the whole of areas we visited, and the wine tasting was amazing!!. we would recommend to anyone!!
Brilliant tour - a lot covered in one day and great tour guide. Well worth it. Tim, London
Fabulous trip in which you see a lot of the surrounds in Capetown
Great day out. Our guide Chris was excellent. Very knowledgeable, nothing was too much trouble. Lovely scenic drive with photostops.
Thoroughly enjoyable day from start to end, despite poor weather. We covered a lot of ground, took in a lot of sights and learned quite a bit about this wonderful part of the world. Our driver/guide was friendly, informative, helpful and entertaining throughout, and is to be commended..
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