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This tour is for guests who would like to explore the cultural history of Cape Town

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[heading size="small" align="left"]Company Gardens[/heading]

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We will drive passed the oldest building in South Africa (the Castle of Good Hope), and begin our tour near the Company Gardens.

A brief pause by the statue of Jan Smuts, who was Prime Minister twice, and involved in the Anglo-Boer War and both World Wars I and II.  In addition we are standing within a hundred metres where three of our Nobel Peace prize winners worked.

A stroll along side Parliament and down through the Company Gardens where the Dutch East India Company planted the first fruit, vegetables and vineyards.  On route we will see the Tynhuis, National Art gallery and the South African museum.

An important statue in the Company Gardens is of Cecil John Rhodes and we will find out about his contribution to history, diamonds and politics.

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[heading size="small" align="left"]St. George's Cathedral[/heading]

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A visit to St George’s Cathedral (Archbishop Desmond Tutu 1986-1996) to find out the significance of this cathedral and the magnificent stained glass windows are not to be missed.

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[heading size="small" align="left"]Greenmarket Square[/heading]

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On route to the African market (Greenmarket square) we will pause by the piece of the Berlin Wall and discuss the significance of the end of the Cold War and the impact on the end of apartheid.

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[heading size="small" align="left"]Cape Malay cooking[/heading]

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From here we will stroll to the Bo Kaap, the cultural heritage Islamic area, where all the houses are painted bright colours and enjoy a Cape Malay cooking lesson with one of the local ladies in their home.  We will make chicken curry, samoosas, roti and other tasty treats.  We will enjoy the feast we have prepared with our host and over lunch she will provide an insight in to the history of Cape Muslims

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[heading size="small" align="left"]Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens[/heading]

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A World heritage site, Kirstenbosch botanical gardens is a must-see for garden lovers.  We can make a tour of the garden on foot or enjoy the one hour tour by golf cart.

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[heading size="small" align="left"]-OR- Constantia wine region[/heading]

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Or we can head out to the Constantia wine region.  This is the closest wine region to Cape Town, a cooler climate and known for their Sauvignon Blancs.

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This tour is for guests who would like to learn the cultural history of Cape Town and explore some of the unique craft and jewellery stores which are tucked away in side streets.

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[heading size="small" align="left"]Company Gardens[/heading]

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We will drive passed the oldest building in South Africa (the Castle of Good Hope), and begin our tour near the Company Gardens.

A brief pause by the statue of Jan Smuts, who was Prime Minister twice, and involved in the Anglo-Boer War and both World Wars I and II.  In addition we are standing within a hundred metres where three of our Nobel Peace prize winners worked.

A stroll along side Parliament and down through the Company Gardens where the Dutch East India Company planted the first fruit, vegetables and vineyards.  On route we will see the Tynhuis, National Art gallery and the South African museum.

An important statue in the Company Gardens is of Cecil John Rhodes and we will find out about his contribution to history, diamonds and politics.

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[heading size="small" align="left"]St. George's Cathedral[/heading]

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A visit to St George’s Cathedral (Archbishop Desmond Tutu 1986-1996) to find out the significance of this cathedral and the magnificent stained glass windows are not to be missed.

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[heading size="small" align="left"]Greenmarket Square[/heading]

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On route to the African market (Greenmarket square) we will pause by the piece of the Berlin Wall and discuss the significance of the end of the Cold War and the impact on the end of apartheid.

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[heading size="small" align="left"]African Jewellery / Crafts[/heading]

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From here we will explore the side streets to seek out the unique African crafts and jewellery stores.

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Guests interested in upmarket products made of ostrich leather can have an appointment made for them.

Guests interested in a special piece of jewellery with diamonds or Tanzanites, I can make you an appointment with a designer.

Lunch can be enjoyed in one of hip restaurants or tapas bars.

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This tour is for guests who would like to learn the intimate history of Cape Town and then spend the afternoon travelling around the Peninsula and not enter the Cape Point nature reserve.

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[heading size="small" align="left"]Castle of Good Hope[/heading]

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Begin at the oldest building in South Africa (the Castle of Good Hope), with a guided tour and enjoy the Key Ceremony.  We will visit the William Fehr collection and Military museum, before departing on our walking tour of the city.

We will hear the story of how the Cape Town city and community were shaped by the Dutch East India Company and the Oceanic slave trade as we walk passed the City Hall, Adderley street, Groote Kerk and the Slave Lodge.

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[heading size="small" align="left"]Company Gardens[/heading]

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A stroll along side Parliament and down through the Company Gardens where the Dutch East India Company planted the first fruit, vegetables and vineyards.  On route we will see the Tynhuis, National Art gallery and the South African museum.

An important statue in the Company Gardens is of Cecil John Rhodes and we will find out about his contribution to history, diamonds and politics.

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[heading size="small" align="left"]St. George's Cathedral[/heading]

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A visit to St George’s Cathedral (Archbishop Desmond Tutu 1986-1996) to find out the significance of this cathedral and the magnificent stained glass windows are not to be missed.

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[heading size="small" align="left"]Greenmarket Square[/heading]

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On route to the African market (Greenmarket square) we will pause by the piece of the Berlin Wall and discuss the significance of the end of the Cold War and the impact on the end of apartheid.

Lunch can be taken in one of the street cafes, or we can head out to Kirstenbosch Botanical gardens and dine in the tea room.

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[heading size="small" align="left"]Kalk Bay - Simon's Town[/heading]

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From here we will travel down the False Bay coastline and make a stop in the quaint village of Kalk Bay.  Known for their boutique quirky shops, antiques and art galleries, also a great stop for fish n’ chips in the harbour and watch the fishermen unload their catch.

After lunch we will make stop in the historical naval base, Simon’s Town and find out who was the legendary ‘Just Nuisance’.

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[heading size="small" align="left"]Boulders Beach[/heading]

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A further two minutes drive and we will reach Boulders beach and the African penguin colony.  Established in 1984 from a breeding pair this nature reserve has been designed so that you can walk amongst them and not disturb them.

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[heading size="small" align="left"]Chapman's Peak[/heading]

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Next we will cross over the Peninsula to the Atlantic Ocean side and drive through the scenic Chapman’s Peak drive.  This famous road was carved into the mountain and opened in 1922.  It is nine kilometres of majestic coastline scenery.

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[heading size="small" align="left"]Cape Town via Camps Bay (Signal Hill)[/heading]

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Returning to Cape Town along the Atlantic seaboard of Camps Bay and Clifton, and if time end the day with the views over the city bowl from Signal Hill.

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[layout][full_width]This tour is for guests who would like to learn the intimate history of Cape Town and then spend the afternoon either at the Kirstenbosch botanical gardens or wine tasting in the Constantia wine region.

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[heading size="small" align="left"]Castle of Good Hope[/heading]

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Begin at the oldest building in South Africa (the Castle of Good Hope), with a guided tour and enjoy the Key Ceremony.  We will visit the William Fehr collection and Military museum, before departing on our walking tour of the city.

We will hear the story of how the Cape Town city and community were shaped by the Dutch East India Company and the Oceanic slave trade as we walk passed the City Hall, Adderley street, Groote Kerk and the Slave Lodge.

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[heading size="small" align="left"]Company Gardens[/heading]

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A stroll along side Parliament and down through the Company Gardens where the Dutch East India Company planted the first fruit, vegetables and vineyards.  On route we will see the Tynhuis, National Art gallery and the South African museum.

An important statue in the Company Gardens is of Cecil John Rhodes and we will find out about his contribution to history, diamonds and politics.

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[heading size="small" align="left"]St. George's Cathedral[/heading]

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A visit to St George’s Cathedral (Archbishop Desmond Tutu 1986-1996) to find out the significance of this cathedral and the magnificent stained glass windows are not to be missed.

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[heading size="small" align="left"]Greenmarket Square[/heading]

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On route to the African market (Greenmarket square) we will pause by the piece of the Berlin Wall and discuss the significance of the end of the Cold War and the impact on the end of apartheid.

Lunch can be taken in one of the street cafes, or we can head out to Kirstenbosch Botanical gardens and dine in the tea room.

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[heading size="small" align="left"]Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens[/heading]

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After a delicious lunch we will take the short drive to Kirstenbosch Botanical gardens, a World heritage site and take a walk around the gardens.

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[heading size="small" align="left"]-OR- Constantia wine region[/heading]

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Or we can head out to the Constantia wine region.  This is the closest wine region to Cape Town, a cooler climate and known for their Sauvignon Blancs. You can also enjoy lunch on one of these vineyards, followed by wine tasting.

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