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7 Days in Cape Town

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Grand Peninsula and Cape Point Tour

Start this most awesome full day experience by visiting the summit of Table Mountain. From here you can browse the horizon and see all the way to Cape Point, just as history tells us the Portuguese explorers did to map the new world. The tour is also available without the option of visiting the summit of Table Mountain.

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The Cape Point Route in Southern Africa is an adventure that you should definitely consider if you are taking a vacation in Africa.

 

Situated at the south-western tip of Africa, the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) encompasses the incredibly scenic Table Mountain Chain stretching from Signal Hill in the north to Cape Point in the south and the seas and coastline of the peninsula.
The narrow finger of land with its beautiful valleys, bays and beaches is surrounded by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean in the west and the warmer waters of False Bay and has within its boundaries two world-renowned landmarks - majestic Table Mountain and the legendary Cape of Good Hope.

The Cape of Good Hope (Afrikaans: Kaap die Goeie Hoop, Dutch: Kaap de Goede Hoop (help·info), Portuguese: Cabo da Boa Esperança) is a rocky headland on the Atlantic coast of South Africa.

The landmark attraction of the route is Cape Point at the end of the Cape Peninsula, with the legendary Cape of Good Hope.

You can experience the grandeur of one of the highest sea cliffs and freshest air in South Africa. Lesser known details are the 1 200 species of indigenous plants , various small mammals, antelope, zebras, and even South Africa’s largest bird – the ostrich, that call this park home.

At Cape Point enjoy an exhilarating funicular ride to the Cape Point lighthouse , a magnificent meal at Two Oceans Restaurant and take home a memento of your adventure from one of the curio shops.

The Park is recognised globally for its extraordinarily rich, diverse and unique fauna and flora - with rugged cliffs, steep slopes and sandy flats - is a truly remarkable natural, scenic, historical, cultural and recreational asset both locally and internationally. Nowhere else in the world does an area of such spectacular beauty and such rich bio-diversity exist almost entirely within a metropolitan area - the thriving and cosmopolitan city of Cape Town.

This tour is full of surprises as the route continues to the quaint historical naval town of Simon's Town and a visit to our African Penquin colony.

Simon’s Town is one of only 28 sites worldwide (you can also see them in Kommetjie and occasionally at Cape Point and there is also a significant colony at Robben Island) where this particular penguin occurs at all and Boulders is especially unique because the penguins selected the spot themselves, in the early 1980s, despite its being the middle of suburbia and a public swimming beach.

Our tour ensures you have the perfect educational but also relaxing encounter with the penquins.  Sea More-Express also offer you the option of swimming, snorkelling and floating in the calm, gorgeously blue waters with your amusing penquin playmates.

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There are many options available for this journey of the Cape Peninsula like for example:(please note within time constraints and a different rate might apply should we include more events or locations)

Sea More-Express can also include a visit to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens for a short walking tour of these beautiful gardens.

It can also be combined with a more detailed visit of Hout Bay and a boat trip to Seal island.

Return to Cape Town in the late afternoon.

Rate: R 550.00 per person (Full day) Exclusive of Cable Car and all other entrance fees included unless otherwise stated below.

Excluded are the costs for the Cable Car: Online tickets are available from www.tablemountain.net and are valid for seven days after purchase. During the seven-day period, full refunds are available, or you can extend your ticket for a further three weeks and forego a refund.  Sea More-Express Tours will do the onlne booking on your behalf for your convenience.  Online tickets are available from R175 per adult return and R85 per child return, plus R10 administrative fee each The admin fee is non-refundable. Rates are valid until September 30. From October 1 to September 30, 2012, visitors will pay R195 per adult return and R95 per child return, at the ticket office.

The other entrance fees not included:  Cape Point National Park -
R85 per adult, R10 per child under 10 years
Funicular Ride: R45 per adult, R10 per child under 10 years

Lunch and beverages for own cost.

Your Tour Guide will invite you to enjoy lunch at the Two Oceans Restaurant.  Set into the cliffs high above the south-western most tip of the Cape Peninsula, the Two Oceans Restaurant has a spectacular view over False Bay and comfortably seats some 350 guests. The innovative design of the restaurant ensures that all guests are able to enjoy the stunning views of this unique location- a view that is unrivalled and world-renowned.

The Two Oceans Restaurant is the proud winner of the 2008 International Award for Tourist, Hotel, and Catering Industry
PLEASE NOTE THIS TOUR IS ALSO AVAILABLE WITHOUT A VISIT TO THE SUMMIT OF TABLE MOUNTAIN
as you might decide to include Table Mountain on another tour day, see for example the Full Day Tour Robben Island & Table Mountain Tour the Rate for the Grand Peninsula Tour excluding Table Mountain Summit Visit is an unbeatable R460 per person per day, same exclusions apply as above for the entrance fees, lunch and beverages.

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Window to Cape Town

Window to Cape Town

In this beautiful city even passing visitors can't help but wonder at the various cultures presented in architectural, historical, artistic grandeur and interactive cultural locals. The deep spiritual experience for any tourist and eco-tourist of its striking Table Mountain backdrop, its glorious beaches and enchanting vineyards, its rugged landscapes, its strange and wonderful plants.

Signal Hill
View from Signal Hill over the Atlantic
Scenic views from Signal Hill
Signal Hill is a landmark flat-topped hill located in Cape Town, next to Lion's Head and Table Mountain. It is well worth visiting, providing you with a bird's eye view of Cape Town and its people. "The twelve noon gun" is fired every day at 12pm and you can hear it for miles around. This naval base is a must to see.

Bokaap and Malay Quarters
Historic houses of the Bokaap
The Bo-Kaap and the Malay Quarters
The "Bo Kaap" or "Cape Malay Quarter" belongs to the culturally and historically most interesting parts of Cape Town. See the colourful houses and residents of this unique Cape Malay Quarter. Smell the aroma of spice vendors and take a little Cape Malay home with you! Or experience the various dishes available that will tantalise your taste buds. Listen to daily prayers of the Mosque's in the area. Meet the residents and gain new perspective from this colourful culture.

Company Gardens

Tour of the Company Gardens and surrounding historical buildings
Whilst in the Company's Garden, you can explore the South African Museum with Planetarium, the National Gallery, the Jewish Museum and the Parliament, where South Africa's politicians meet. At the bottom end of the park stands the Anglican St. Georges Cathedral and next to it, the South African Library. In the Company Gardens enjoy a meal or cup of tea at the tea room. Visit the aviary and other remarkable sights: the AIDS remembrance garden, the many walkways that take you in different directions to explore this great garden and its wonders – a true sight to behold. As you wander down Government Lane, the centre walkway of the Company Gardens, experience history unfold in front of you from the early 1600's until modern times, as you walk into the past and then into the present.

Visit St Georges Cathedral
This Cathedral has played host to past and post Apartheid history. Bishop Desmond Tutu Nobel Laureate served here as bishop for many years. As you walk through, history becomes alive and a deep spiritual awe surrounds you as the saints look down at you from the stained glass windows as the sun's rays shine through each one of them. Here, you will find peace and serenity. Many interfaith meetings have taken place here in the name of peace.

Panoramic Atlantic Seaboard
The Atlantic coast of the Cape Peninsula has some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in the world. Breathe in the pure sea air, feel the early morning sea breeze and smell the sweet smell of the sea. Watch sunset or sunrise at the very tip of Southern Africa with a glass of our finest wine – a treasure and experience for all eternity.

Camps Bay, Hout Bay, Constantia Valley
Camps Bay presents you with an array of excellent culinary choices of restaurants that will satisfy any palate. Not to mention the colourful evening neon lights that light up the main road in Camps Bay!

Walk about in Groot Constantia

Wine tasting at Groot Constantia
Groot Constantia Estate is where the roots of the South African wine industry lie, it is the oldest wine producing farm in South Africa. It was developed by Simon van der Stel in 1685. The best way to experience the various accolade and prize-winning wines of South Africa is by joining the wine tasting tours on offer. You will not only experience a huge variety of wines but be able to take them home with you. You will be educated in the art of wine tasting offered on each tour and you will enjoy the many wines we have.

Rate: R 550.00 per person (Full day)
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Wine, Cheese & Exotic Gardens

Vergelegen, Somerset West

Swiss goat, Fairview, Paarl

Visit Fairview, home of goat milk cheeses and extraordinary wines in Paarl
Peacocks scatter as you turn off Suid-Agter-Paarl Road and drive up to Fairview. Past the famous goat tower, which delights adults and children alike, a warm welcome awaits in the tasting room, where a large selection of wines and cheeses are to be sampled. When Charles Back's grandfather bought the farm in 1938, wine-making was already established - folklore tells of a doctor who prescribed teaspoons of the farm's wines to ill children. Charles Back was recognised as South African Wine Maker of the Year in 1996. Several of the estate's wines have also won acclaim at prestigious events.

Delicious grapes of the CapeFairview wine and cheese tasting experience

On the way to Strand, Somerset West

Travel to Somerset-West via Stellenbosch with views of the Strand, visiting romantic Vergelegen
Vergelegen, meaning "situated far away", was granted to the Governor of the Cape in 1700 and the property has had a long and fascinating history since that time. Enjoy lunch at the famous Lady Phillips Restaurant at Vergelegen, and be charmed by not only the scenery and history, but also by this restaurant built in memory of 'no ordinary woman', Lady Florence Phillips.

Muizenberg

From there take a scenic drive to Muizenberg, enjoying the wide stretches of beaches and white sand.

Township


As we travel along get an insight into the township of Kayelitsha, a view you will not get from a normal township tour. There are many African traditional dishes to taste, artworks and being in the midst of the locals, who will present you with an array of articles to purchase. Cape Town is all about cultural diversity and multicultural integration of many faiths and beliefs living in harmony together. This makes "The South African Constitution" a living document.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
End up in one of the Seven most magnificent gardens in the world: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, world-renowned for the beauty and diversity of the Cape flora it displays and for the magnificence of its setting against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain.

Rate: R 550.00 per person (Full day)
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Cultural Tour of Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch vineyards

The town of Stellenbosch lies in the green and fertile valley of the Eerste ("first") River, only 41 km from Cape Town and in the heart of the South African winelands. It is the second oldest town in South Africa after Cape Town and was founded by Governor Simon van der Stel in 1679, who named it after him.

Stellenbosch

One cannot help but stand in awe of the magnificent countryside surrounding the town of Stellenbosch. Nestled in one of the world's most beautiful valleys, it is overlooked by the forested heights of Papegaaiberg (Parrot Mountain).

Stellenbosch Valley

The town itself is just as charming as its setting with furrows and oak trees, some dating from the 19th century, lining the streets. Thick-walled, lime washed buildings with thatched roofs and timberwork of stinkwood and yellowwood, dating from the same era, have been wonderfully preserved. One can see it at its best, perhaps, along Dorp Street, which has the longest row of historic buildings in the country and around Die Braak, the village green once used for military parades and festivals.

Historic buildings, Stellenbosch
The Village Museum in Reyneveld Street is a collection of these historic houses dating from a number of eras, meticulously restored and furnished in period style, the gardens planted with the flowers, shrubs and trees that would have graced the original homes.

Oom Samie se Winkel, Stellenbosch
Visit the famous shop of Uncle Samie
This famous Stellenbosch institution is a shop set back in time, where a huge variety of interesting products can be purchased from shelves crammed with sweets, dried fish, wine, clothing and tobacco. It is well worth a look, if not to buy anything, then to experience how locals traded 200 years ago.

Experience it all on foot with our experienced guide, as he will tell you all about the secrets of this beautiful historic town, while strolling along the historic streets of Stellenbosch.

Rate: R 550.00 per person (Full day)
inclusive of all entrance fees
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Cultural Tour of Franschoek

Franschoek mountains

Franschoek
Wine tasting in Franschoek
Walk about in Franschoek
Franschhoek is a small rural village situated about 45 minutes from Cape Town in the heart of the Cape Winelands, with spectacular vineyards planted 300 years ago by the French Huguenots who discovered the valley. The village is among the top five tourist destinations in South Africa, and is situated in a beautiful valley of award winning vineyards between towering mountains. This is the food and wine centre of the Cape where splendid wines are grown at 20 wine estates and there is a choice of 26 local restaurants. Visit the wine estates and sample cheese and wine beneath the oak trees. Franschhoek architectural styles date back to the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and include many Cape Dutch, Cape Cottage and Victorian style homes. Within the village are wonderful craft, art and antique shops and galleries.

The best way to experience this town, is on foot with our experienced guide. Book now to embark on a journey through an unusual historic town, built by the French Huguenots.

Rate: R 550.00 per person (Full day)
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World of Feathers

Cape Town, on the south western corner of Africa, has a world of feathers that amounts to a staggering 89 species, far greater than the endemic bird totals of most countries.

AlbatrossBlue CranesOstriches

57 of the Southern Africa's endemic species and 32 of the near endemic species are available on day trips from Cape Town, and most of these can be found reasonably easily with appropriate local knowledge.

We will start our tour by strolling through Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden - the beautiful gardens offer good opportunities to view Cape Sugarbird, Orangebreasted Sunbird and occasionally Knysna Warbler.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Not to be missed is The World of Birds in Hout Bay: A bird and wildlife sanctuary with over 3000 birds in natural surroundings. Visitors are able to walk through the aviaries and experience close-up encounters with cranes and guineafowl, monkeys and meerkats, owls and eagles. The sanctuary also cares for injured birds and is a breeding centre for threatened species.

Hout Bay
We will have lunch in Hout Bay Harbour. Hout Bay, still fondly referred to as a "village" by local residents, not only offers some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, but the area is steeped in history and there are a host of possible activities from bird watching to fine dining. Dwarfed by mountains on all sides, it is one of only a few areas in South Africa which is surrounded by national parks.

From here we will travel over Chapman's Peak Drive, known to have some of the most magnificent views in the world.

We will take you to Boulders Beach close to Simon's Town, and introduce you to the famous jackass penguin, a flightless seabird, found nowhere in the world except off the coast of southern Africa.

The penguins are best viewed from Foxy Beach at Boulders, where newly constructed boardwalks take visitors to within a few metres of the birds.

Surrounded by the beauty of our natural heritage and indigenous flora, the African Penguins coexist with human beings in the most natural of ways. Swimming, bathing and tanning side by side with these interesting birds, has made Boulders Beach world famous.

Baby Jackass Penguin at Boulders BeachThe Jackass Penguin - found nowhere in the world except off the coast of southern AfricaTwo Jackass Penguins not speaking to one another!

The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve at Cape Point is the highlight of our tour as it has a selection of 250 species of birds.

Cape PointOstrich

We end this beautiful tour with a sunset drive through the mountains surrounding the Silvermine Nature Reserve.

Sunset drive through the mountains surrounding the Silvermine Nature ReserveA day filled with birds of all feathers

A day filled with birds of all feathers, combined with the beauty of the Cape Peninsula.


Rate: R 650.00 per person (Full day)
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West Coast Tour

Bloubergstrand -  Enjoy the famous classic view of Table Mountain from hereMeet the warm, friendly people of the West Coast

Driving all the way up the West Coast Route towards the North, the landscape changes dramatically into a wilderness of endless sands with a multitude of birds and a few small, lonely islands, battered by the relentless sea.

Highlights of the West Coast:

  • Rietvlei Wetland Reserve, one of the largest coastal wetlands in South Africa with over 200 species of birds.

SeagullsAerial view of the Langebaan Lagoon

  • SANCCOB, the world famous rescue centre for coastal birds.
  • Bloubergstrand - This area offers the most spectacular views of the world's most photographed icon, Table Mountain.
  • Beyond the breakers of Bloubergstrand Robben Island - Nelson Mandela's island prison - can be seen 13 kms offshore.
  • Yzerfontein, a small holiday and fishing village.
  • The town of Darling is best known for its Wild Flower and Orchid Show in September.
  • The Darling Flora Reserve and the Darling Tienie Versveld Flora Reserve are both worth visiting.
  • Hopefield is a quiet little town is in the centre of the fynbos area.
  • One of the finest natural harbours in the world, Saldanha Bay.

Diverse range of flora & faunaDelicious seafood of the West CoastProlific birdlife of the West Coast

  • Just inland from the secluded harbour of Saldanha Bay one finds the azure waters of the Langebaan Lagoon, focal point of the West Coast National Park. Thousands of seabirds roost on sheltered islands, pristine golden beaches stretch endlessly into the early morning mist and brooding salt marshes are home to vast concentrations of migrant waders from the northern hemisphere. During the spring the strandveld is embroidered with a tapestry of multi-hued flowers, while in the Postberg section many antelope are to be seen in a setting that is as unique as it is idyllic.
  • 120,000 years ago a young woman walked down the wet dunes next to the Langebaan lagoon, perhaps in search of food. Nick-named 'Eve', her perfectly preserved footprints were found in 1995. This caused great excitement around the world, as it lends credence to the ‘Out of Africa’ evolutionary theory that man originated in Africa before moving north.

Gannet over Langebaan LagoonThe ostrich - glorious feathers and enormous eggs

  • The small fishing village of Paternoster (Cape Columbine) has a beautiful, long, deserted beach to offer.
  • Around the corner is St Helena Bay which was discovered by Vasco da Gama in 1497.
  • Further north, Velddrif is situated at the mouth of the Berg River, and the estuary attracts large numbers of flamingos, spoonbills, avocets and glossy ibis.
  • The Rocher Pan Nature Reserve near Dwarskersbos is a must for bird watchers.
  • West Coast Ostrich Ranch - See the many aspects of these amazing birds, their glorious feathers and enormous eggs.

Sea More-Express Tours & Guest House invite you to book for this truly magnificent tour and introduce you to a world of peaceful villages, rugged coast lines, endless stretches of beaches and warm, friendly folk. And do not forget the delicious seafood the West Coast has to offer!

Rate: R 550.00 per person (Full day)
R 450.00 per person (Half day)
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Miracle of Flowers (Seasonal August to end October)

The visitor to Cape Town enters an enchanting realm of Nature that has few equals elsewhere in the world.

Every September Cape Town bursts into bloom when the V&A Waterfront hosts its Spring Flower Show. Show gardens and floral displays brighten up the area around the Clock Tower and Market Square at the V&A Waterfront. Past highlights have included the creation of the world's largest hanging basket on display in the Clock Tower Centre – a tribute to the marriage between structural engineering and gardening. Stroll through the open-air show gardens on Market Square, or for new products, plants and general gardening advice, visit the gardening exhibition inside the Chattles marquee on Clock Tower Square.

yellow flower carpet

flower carpet

Cape Town and its surroundings offer unique seasonal specialities - like the spectacular floral displays that blanket the West Coast during the Spring Flower season, but there are no flowers like those of Darling on the West Coast of Africa. Exhibited as specimens they would not appeal, but in nature they carpet the earth with abundance and unique beauty, and although their reign is of brief duration due to their fragility. They have made history in all parts of the world.

colibri at a flower

The Darling Wildflower Show has been presented by the Darling Wildflower Society since 1917, the work largely done by volunteers. The society focuses on two significant aspects of the Renosterveld, namely its unique character and the urgent need for its conservation. This has led to the recent founding of the Darling Wildflower Trust, and whilst continuing to support local charities, the income from the show now mainly goes towards conservation initiatives like the Darling Flora Project.

SpingbokZebra

The land looks dry, but hosts a range of fascinating plants, particularly the bizarre array of succulent semi-desert plants. It comes alive in spring when millions upon millions of flowers blossom to carpet the earth in a kaleidescope of colour.

"I will be the gladdest thing under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one." Edna Millay (1892-1950)"I will be the gladdest thing under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one." Edna Millay (1892-1950)"I will be the gladdest thing under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one." Edna Millay (1892-1950)

The area receives visitors from around the world to admire this spectacle. This area is one of the six accepted floral kingdoms of the world. Although the smallest of them all, the Western Cape Floral Kingdom, locally called fynbos, contains more plant species than the whole of Europe.

It is a flower kingdom tossed among crags and kloofs - strange and beautiful and solitary. A land too difficult for man, too twisted and contorted by rock, too grudging and infertile. Yet, from this poor and spiritless earth, has grown the world's most dazzling explosion of wild plants, the Cape Fynbos.

The world's most dazzling explosion of wild plants, the Cape FynbosThe world's most dazzling explosion of wild plants, the Cape FynbosThe world's most dazzling explosion of wild plants, the Cape Fynbos

Five other kingdoms sprawl across the continents, but the greatest riches are here, in the smallest kingdom, in this jagged realm on the far edge of Africa. Not even the rain forests of the Amazon can compete with the variety of flowers that belong to the Cape mountains and the restless sands that fall along the sea.

Experience the miracle of flowers with Sea More-Express.

Experience the miracle of flowersExperience the miracle of flowersExperience the miracle of flowers

Included is a visit to Mamre, Darling, Langebaan, West Coast National Park, Saldanha Bay. A visit to an Ostrich Farm is a highlight of this tour.

To see a World in a grain of sand,
And Heaven in a wild flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand,
And Eternity in an hour.

William Blake (1757-1827)

Wild FlowersNamaqualand DaisiesArum Lilly

Rate: R 550.00 per person (Full day)
R 450.00 per person (Half day)
Flowers in Season - August & September
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A Day in the Country

Wine, great estates, divine food and heavenly scenery meld into one glorious tapestry in this enchanting journey of discovery.

This tour will take you through the wheatfields of the Swartland and we will visit delightful villages such as Riebeeck Kasteel and Tulbagh.

It is an all year round destination. The climate is Mediterranean. The summers are hot. Winters are pleasant and mild.

The Swartland begins some 50 kilometres north of Cape Town and consists of the regions between the towns of Malmesbury in the south, Darling in the west, Piketberg in the north and the Riebeek West and Riebeek Kasteel in the east. Jan van Riebeek called this softly undulating land between mighty mountain ranges "Het Zwarte Land" (the Black Land) because of the endemic Renoster shrubs. After the rains, mainly in winter, they turn black. The wide fertile plain is the bread basket of Cape Town with its golden yellow wheatfields reaching up to the foot of the mountains, interrupted by wine, fruit and vegetable plantations.

Sheep

The Riebeek Valley is the centre of wine production. In the beautiful twin hamlets of Riebeek West and Riebeek Kasteel, at the foot of the Kasteelberg, artists and arts & crafts people have settled.

The atmosphere is authentically rural. On the Swartland Wine Route you can visit the different wine farms and taste their products.

The biggest co-operative wine cellar in South Africa is one of the highlights of the Swartland Wine Route whose six cellars can be found within forty minutes from Cape Town. These include those at Piketberg and Porterville. Swartland Wine Cellar's policy of paying for quality rather than quantity when buying its grapes has ensured a string of awards for their extensive range of forty-seven wines. The cellar's most well-known product is the sweet, honey-flavoured nectar called Hanepoot (Muscat d' Alexandrie) which is popular as a dessert wine.

A visit to Darling, founded in 1853, is worthwhile. In thís town there are numerous beautiful Victorian houses, the Butter Museum, which takes a look at the history of butter making, and the little theatre of the resident cabaretist Peter Dirk Uys alias Evita Bezuidenhout. During the wildflower season, after the first rainfalls in spring, the town is surrounded by carpets of rich floral colours.

A day in the country with Sea More-Express: Winetasting and breathtaking country scenery - An unforgettable experience.

Rate: R 550.00 per person (Full day)
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Winelands Combo Tour

The rich, fertile soils along the Breede River and especially the areas of Somerset West, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl, have become world famous for their whites, reds, sherries, ports and brandies.

GrapesSunset over the winelandsCheese

World class wineries are in abundance - from three centuries old establishments to the newer plantings.


  • We offer you the best of the Fairest Cape's wines
  • Visit the winelands in Somerset West, Franschoek, Stellenbosch, Wellington & Paarl
  • Our winemakers produce a wide range of wines and styles so whether you are looking for fresh and fruity or dark and brooding we'll be sure to have a wine perfectly suited to your palate
  • Cellar tours
  • Brandy and cheese producers
  • Minimum of four wine tastings per day
  • Opportunity to purchase wines
  • Breathtaking landscapes are unbeatable in the world of wine travel
  • Vineyards surrounded by mountains, fabulous cloudbanks, rolling hills and bluegreen waters

Every farm will tempt you, inviting you to indulge in the fruits of its people's labors. In a green shade cast by mountains basking under a warming sun, a vintner's platter and a glass of the Cape's finest wine will fortify you with as much of nature's goodness as you'll need to explore the wealth of the Winelands. You'll find the Winelands to be an enchanted region where changing seasons paint surreal landscapes.

Spring carpets the rolling hills in blossom, autumn's rust pervades the champagne air with a promise of winter's bite and July's snowcapped peaks bear magnificent testimony to the grandeur and eloquence of a land of stunning yet gentle beauty.

The fertile green valleys of Cape Town's Winelands are surrounded by proud mountain ranges. Towns and villages have many historic homesteads and monuments, and every so often fruit orchards are to be seen, whose produce may be found in all corners of the world. It is the Mediterranean climate and winter rainfall area of the south-western Cape that produces some of the best wines in the country.

Rate: R 650.00 per person (Full day)
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Valley of Wines

The Constantia Wine Route is named after the original farm Constantia, whose legendary wines were sought after by the 18th and 19th century European aristocracy, requested by Napoleon, and praised by Charles Dickens and Jane Austen. The historic Constantia Valley has now been re-established as one of the finest wine-growing areas of the Cape.

Constantia is the birthplace of the wine farming industry in South Africa. As you drive through the beautiful historical valley it is no wonder the first Governor of the Cape, Simon van der Stel, chose this location for his farm, Groot Constantia.

The vineyards are situated on gentle slopes not far from the sea, and the cool breezes blowing in off two oceans are an important influence. They provide ideal cool conditions, which slow down the ripening process of the grapes and create a unique wine-growing environment.

We will visit the five producers making up the Constantia Wine Route:

  • Groot Constantia
    Groot Constantia
    Groot Constantia is the benchmark by which the heritage of the Cape is measured in terms of its history, architecture, collection, estate wines, food quality, hospitality, physical appearance, conduct and service excellence.
  • Klein Constantia
    Klein Constantia
    Klein Constantia estate, part of the farm that produced the Constantia wine prized by Europe's aristocracy in the 18th century, is considered one of South Africa's premier crus, its wines winning both local and international awards.
  • Buitenverwachting
    Buitenverwachting
    Situated in the heart of the historical Constantia Valley in Cape Town, South Africa. The farm boasts an exceptional range of wines as well as one of the top restaurants in the country.
  • Constantia Uitsig
    Constantia Uitsig
    Accolades for the Constantia Uitsig Wines include Veritas Gold and Double Gold, Michelangela awards, a gold medal at the London International Wine Challenge, as well as listings on major airlines such as SAA and KLM.
  • Steenberg
    Steenberg
    It was the first farm in South Africa to be owned by a woman, Catherina Ustings (reportedly the 'other woman' in the married Simon Van Der Stel’s life).
    Today the farm is still in operation, and much of the wine produced from its vineyards is exported to Europe.

Additionally, we can visit The Constantia Village, in the heart of the valley. A unique shopping centre where you can indulge all your senses.

We invite you to the Constantia Winelands to experience the haven of gracious, white-gabled farmsteads, evoking a rich, elegant heritage.

Rate: R 550.00 per person (Full day)
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Wine & Garden Splendour

A day filled with Cape splendour at its best - as this tour combines Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, among the most beautiful and diverse in the world, with Constantia, the oldest of South Africa's wine-growing regions, south of Kirstenbosch.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is a floral treasure, famous for its beauty and the diversity of the Cape flora it displays. The setting is magnificent, against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, and only 13 km outside of Cape Town.

The estate covers 528 hectares, and only indigenous South African plants are grown here. A diverse range of fynbos flora and forest grows naturally on the mountainside, and a number of trails lead through the natural Garden. The cultivated garden (36 hectares) displays collections of South African plants, particularly those from the winter rainfall region of the country.

Special features:

  • The Botanical Society Conservatory displays South African plants which cannot be grown in the outdoor gardens. The conservatory features plants from a range of natural habitats, from high mountain peaks and shady forests to hot, dry deserts. In the main house, a large baobab tree dominates a display of succulents from the arid regions of Southern Africa. Special collections of bulbs, ferns and alpines can be seen in smaller corner houses.
  • The Peninsula garden features some of the 2 500 plant species found on the Cape Peninsula.
  • In the Water-wise garden you can learn how to create a garden which requires far less water and maintenance than a conventional garden.
  • Close your eyes and let your olfactory sense take over in the Fragrance garden, which features plants with interesting textures and scents.
  • The Medicinal garden demonstrates one of the oldest uses of plants, and teaches about the medicinal values of South African plants. The garden was redeveloped and extended to form the Useful Plants garden.
  • The oldest part of the Garden is The Dell, a lovely oasis of tranquility featuring Colonel Bird's Bath, tree ferns and a variety of shade-loving plants.
  • The Protea garden is exceptionally spectacular in winter and spring. During these months the proteas (family Proteaceae), cone bushes and serrurias are in flower. In early summer, pincushions provide a colourful display in yellow, orange and red.
  • The Restio garden focuses on the incredible variety of texture and form found in the reed family (Restionaceae).
  • The Kirstenbosch Restaurant caters for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Groot Constantia

The estate of Groot Constantia was founded as early as 1685 and assigned to the first Governor of the Cape, Simon van der Stel, as an experimental farm for agricultural produce.

Today Groot Constantia welcomes its visitors with the tranquility and beauty that charmed Simon van der Stel all those years ago.

The Manor House, with its elegant gables, is a magnificent example of Cape Dutch architecture. Today it houses a cultural history museum, portraying the early years of Groot Constantia.

The Cloete Cellar, the original wine cellar, dates back to 1791 and houses a Wine Museum, exhibiting various wine making equipment and especially wine storage and wine drinking vessels. The beautiful pediment gable above the cellar is one of sculptor Anton Anreith's masterpieces.

Groot Constantia produces a range of excellent wines, and has over the years won numerous awards for both reds and whites. The wines may be tasted and bought at the tasting cellar, locally known as Bertram's Cellar, at the entrance of the Estate. There is also a souvenir and gift shop. In the production and maturation Cellar, tours and tastings take place daily.

Visitors are offered a choice of excellent dining on the Estate. The Tavern Restaurant, built in the original bottling and maturation cellar, offers a variety of continental dishes and caters for larger functions. The graceful Jonkershuis Restaurant in the historic core of the Estate serves Cape Malay, classical and contemporary cuisine. What could be more satisfying than a delicious meal and a glass of excellent wine, surrounded by atmosphere and architecture, vineyards and breathtaking views.

The Estate also offers stunning walks to various viewpoints. Visitors can order picnic baskets from the Restaurants and let their senses take them to a beautiful place in the peace and tranquility of the Constantia surroundings.

Rate: R 550.00 per person (Full day)
Includes all entrance fees wine tasting costs.
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Ultimate in Whale Watching Tour

  • Head out towards Somerset West
  • Continue along the spectacular Marine Drive, past Gordon's Bay.
  • At the seaside village of Betty's Bay, visit the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens on the mountain slopes

  • Drive to the quaint fishing town of Hermanus. This area is world famous for whale watching, especially Southern Right Whales
  • After lunch, visit the Old Harbour where abalone are bred
  • The road then leads us over the spectacular Sir Lowry's Pass, which offers breathtaking views over the Cape Peninsula.

Rate: R 550.00 per person (Full day)
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Township Tour

This tour will touch your heart and awaken your inner spirit as you discover the sad but also positive history of Cape Town and its people.



Visit District Six, and experience the history attached to this part of Cape Town, a story about people who have been removed from their homes, and sadly separated from even their language.


Chris Steele Perkins - Afrique du Sud 1981 Experience the former grey areas in Cape Town, known as Kayalitsha, Langa and Gugulethu, where self-constructed houses fill the landscape, people living on the bare necessities but with pride and hope in their hearts for the future.


Our contribution to their lives, even through tourism, creates their inner worth once again. . . and will help the proudly South African dream to become a reality

Nelson Mandela a.k.a. Madiba


"I stand before you filled with deep pride and joy - pride in the ordinary, humble people of this country. You have shown such a calm, patient determination to reclaim this country as your own. And joy that we can loudly proclaim from the rooftops: Free at last!"
Mandela, May 2, 1994, echoing Martin Luther King Jr., after winning the first all-race election in South Africa

Rate: R 550.00 per person (Full day)
R 450.00 per person (Half day)
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City Tour

Some of the oldest and newest museums as well as the Castle of Good Hope are found in the city centre. The cobbled streets of the Bo-Kaap, its museum and the oldest Mosque in the country are definate highlights. In the Southern suburbs, a stone's throw away from the centre of town, is the oldest wine estate in the country, Groot Constantia.

There are some two hundred and fifty different routes that can be walked up Table Mountain for those wishing to get close to the fauna and flora. Lion's Head can also be walked at full moon and many other short or longer hikes on the outskirts of the city centre can be found e.g. Constantia, Kalk Bay Caves, Newlands Forest and Silvermine to name a few.

The heart of Cape Town has moved from the city centre to the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, which is a historical site as well as a working harbour. It offers everything from home-made arts and crafts, top boutiques, supermarkets, clothing stores, restaurants, take-aways and hotels, cinema theatres, the Telkom Exploratorium and the Two Oceans Aquarium.

There are many businesses in the city centre and shopping centres like the Golden Acre, flower sellers at Trafalgar Square, markets at the Grand Parade and Greenmarket Square, the Pan African market in Long Street as well as excellent coffee shops and restaurants, museums and art galleries. At night there are clubs, pubs and theatres to visit.

Rate: R 550.00 per person (Full day)
R 450.00 per person (Half day)
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Robben Island & Table Mountain Tour
Half of the day consists of an unforgettable guided tour of the summit of Table Mountain and all its natural wonders. 
Your Sea More-Express Guide will ensure that you have enough time to stroll along the paths, enjoy the viewing platforms and soak up the vistas. 

Robben IslandTable Mountain from Table Bay as seen from the Robben Island high speed catamaran ferry


Table Mountain has made it into the final round of the New 7 Wonders of Nature contest. The top 28 wonders from around the world were announced on Tuesday July 21, 2009 by the New7Wonders Foundation in Zurich, Switzerland. Table Mountain must now compete for a place among the top 7 wonders to be announced in 2011.
 Visit the mountain with your Sea More-Express Tour Guide, and experience for yourself why it is called a natural wonder of the earth.
The other half of the day includes an inspiring journey to Robben Island.

Cable car on Table MountainCape Town viewed from Table Mountain

“During the many years of incarceration on Robben Island, we
often looked across Table Mountain at its magnificent silhouette…
To us on Robben Island, Table Mountain was a beacon of hope. It
represented the mainland to which we knew we would one day return.”
– Nelson Mandela  
From the 17th to the 20th centuries, Robben Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment. Today it is a World Heritage Site and museum, a poignant reminder to the newly democratic South Africa of the price paid for freedom.  

Nelson Mandela's isolation cell on Robben Island with some of his artifactsRobben Island Lighthouse
The Robben Island tour includes a return trip across Table Bay, a visit to the Maximum Security Prison, and a bus tour of the Island.
Depending on the weather as well as the sea conditions, it will be done either in the morning or in the afternoon, and Table Mountain the other half of the day.
Robben Island Ferries depart at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm, weather permitting, from Nelson Mandela Gateway, at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.
Your experienced Sea More-Express Tour Guide will ensure your day is problemfree and arranged in a way that is relaxing as well as allowing time for a special lunch.

CANCELLATION POLICY
In the event that Robben Island Museum cancels a tour, a full refund is applicable.
No refunds or rescheduling of tickets are permitted within the 48hr period prior to the tour (unless Robben Island cancels the ferries). Any amendments made to your booking 14 days prior to your tour are subject to a nominal fee.

Excluded from above Rate:  Lunch and Beverages
Lunch can be enjoyed on the summit of Table Mountain or at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.  The choice is your own and at your convenience
Excluded as well is the Robben Island Ferry cost: Tickets cost R220 for adults and R120 for children (U/18).   
Excluded as well are the costs for the Cable Car: Online tickets are available from www.tablemountain.net and are valid for seven days after purchase. During the seven-day period, full refunds are available, or you can extend your ticket for a further three weeks and forego a refund.  Sea More-Express Tours will do the onlne booking n your behalf for your convenience.  Online tickets are available from R175 per adult return and R85 per child return, plus R10 administrative fee each The admin fee is non-refundable. Visitors will pay R195 per adult return and R95 per child return,if tickets are purchased from ticket office at Table Mountain.
Rate: R550 per day per person *note exclusions above and more information regarding the rate


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Wealth of Africa Tour




Sea More-Express Tours & Guest House offers you the chance to experience jewellery that is a true reflection of Africa, introducing you to the wealth of Africa in terms of its raw materials and talent.

Our tour also takes you to the most exquisite pieces made from the world's most precious materials, platinum, diamonds and tanzanites at the most exceptional jewellers in Cape Town.

An exclusive tour offered by Sea More-Express, as we will only take you to the best, where you can browse, touch and try on with the assistance of highly knowledgeable staff, but also learn more about how the finely crafted pieces are conceived and created, lovingly hand-finished to absolute perfection.

Rate: R 150.00 per person per hour
This tour can be booked in addition to any day tour, as an evening tour.
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Buy the Best of Africa Tour




The Western Cape has some of the largest and most modern malls and shopping centres in the world e.g. Canal Walk, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Somerset Mall and Tygervalley. There are 'Antique Routes', arts and crafts markets, flea markets, roadside stalls, home-industry and fruit and vegetable stalls throughout the province.

Canal WalkV & A Waterfront

Rate: R 150.00 per person per hour
This tour can be booked in addition to any day tour, as an evening tour.
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Men in the SunRainbow Tour

Cape Town has become one of the gay tourist's favoured destinations, recommended in guides such as the long-standing Spartacus Guide and on gay travel web sites such as PlanetOut Travel and GayGuide.net

rainbow tours
This beautiful city is the product of diverse cultures and has become a unique center of style, adventure and hospitality. Regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world - 'Heaven at the Tip of Africa' and voted as one of the top 5 gay travel destinations, Cape Town is a cosmopolitan city with beautiful people, breathtaking scenery and far too much to see and do in just one visit.

For our gay clients, Sea More-Express Tours and Guest House offers private tours encompassing all day tours, but with special emphasis on beach activities as well as adventure tours.

the top of lions head

Special Rates apply:
Contact Cape Town Sea More-Express: info@seamore-express.com for the time of your life, at the best pink rate ever!
This tour can be booked in addition to any day tour, as an evening tour.

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Cape Fynbos, Harold Porter Botanic Reserve

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