Cape Town & Safari Tours

Get a tailor-made Cape Town & safari package & on-holiday support from an African travel specialist.

Travel your way, with us!


Cape Town & Safari Tours

Get a tailor-made Cape Town & safari package, & on-holiday support from an experienced African travel specialist.

Travel your way, with us!


Get help from the experts when planning your Cape Town and safari holiday.

Get in touch and we'll build you your own personalised package at no extra cost to you.

Cape Town travel packages and itineraries

All our packages our tailor-made for you.

The itineraries on this site are to help give you ideas, but are fully customisable.

We can advise you on any activities you might be interested in and either book them for you where necessary, or give you an idea of costs and details if you'd like to be flexible and book them when you're there.


There’s no place like Cape Town.

A slice of the Mediterranean right at the southernmost tip of Africa with its own beaches, winelands, premium shopping malls, vibrant nightlife and fine dining restaurants, with majestic Table Mountain in the background.

We can also easily help you combine a trip to this more affordable South African city with one of Africa’s big five safari destinations for the ultimate African holiday tour.


Classic Cape Town city & winelands

Customisable package idea #1

Spend your choice of action-packed or lazy days in "The Mother City" and some of the most popular adjoining winelands.

  • Day 1 - arrive in Cape Town, pick up your rental car, dine in town.
  • Day 2 - we suggest going on a city tour - try the red bus, or a private or small group guided tour. Or try the Table Mountain cable car!
  • Day 3 - Go on a Cape Peninsula tour for breathtaking scenery, wildlife and the joining point of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
  • Day 4 - A visit to the V&A Waterfront + Two Oceans Aquarium, Robben Island, or a boat cruise or helicopter ride from the harbour.
  • Day 5 - Visit glamorous Clifton or Camps Bay beaches, or a quieter spot like Llandudno (best December - March).
  • Day 6 - Scenic drive to Franschhoek, enjoy the farms along the way.
  • Day 7 - Wine tasting tour of Franschhoek and Paarl wine regions.
  • Day 8 - Wine tasting tour of Stellenbosch wine regions.
  • Day 9 - Depart.

Price from: $670 USD pps

Price includes car hire, accommodation and breakfast.

Excludes flights and activities.

Excludes drinks & meals besides breakfast - you'll want to be able to choose among Cape Town's many excellent restaurants. The best require booking far in advance - ask us for recommendations about this.


12 things to do in Cape Town

You’ll never run out of things to do in Cape Town!

However, you might run out of time if you don’t plan carefully.

Tell us a bit about your travel style, and we recommend and book activities for your own private Cape Town package.

Whether you're looking for seclusion or crowds, glamour or family fun, Cape Town has beaches for all types.

We can recommend which ones might suit you best.

Cape Town can be quite chilly from June to November, so if you are after a beach break at this time, speak to us about visiting warmer beaches like in Mozambique or Zanzibar as part of your trip.

1. Go to the beach!

2. Go on a wine tour

Cape Town's wine industry goes back to 1659. The Cape winelands are known not just for their wines and cuisine, but for their majestic mountain scenery.

Stay a night or two in one of the Cape's wine regions, or be fetched right from your city hotel for a day trip where you don't have to worry about the drive home, and can learn from experienced guides.

3. Helicopter over Table Mountain

Are you a fan of heights and views?

See Cape Town and Table Mountain from above in an exciting helicopter flip!

4. Climb Lion's Head

A popular activity that won't cost you anything but a good pair of shoes.

Take a picture from the top of Lion's Head - a peak making up the Table Mountain range. You can reach the summit and back in 90 minutes.

The Cape has many beautiful hikes for varying fitness levels - ask us to suggest some.

5. Table Mountain Cable Car

Some choose to hike up Table Mountain, but more popular is the cable car which runs up the mountain daily.

Stroll around at the summit and look at the views, notice the unique fynbos vegetation that grows here, and keep an eye out for dassies, or rock hyraxes.

6. Dine in world class restaurants

Cape Town is a foodie's heaven!

Some of the world's best restaurants can be found in the city and the surrounding winelands.

Even better - you'll find incredible value for money here as very good restaurants will cost you a lot less in South Africa than in many other countries.

7. Visit Cape Point Nature Reserve

See the point where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet in this breathtaking reserve.

There is a 90 minute trail that will take you past its stone cliffs, fynbos and green crags and valleys.

While you won't find the big 5 here, keep an eye out for various species of antelope, chacma baboons, porcupines mongooses, ostriches, zebra, and various reptiles.

Bird lovers will not be disappointed either!

8. Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

An extremely popular tourist spot.

Scratch your itch for shopping, watch some local buskers, buy some souvenirs and local crafts, or go on a quick cruise around the bay.

Kids and adults alike will also enjoy the Two Oceans Aquarium located here.

9. Robben Island day trip

Visible across the bay is Robben Island, where legend in our lifetime Nelson Mandela, was imprisoned for 18 years.

The prison has now become a museum reachable daily by boat from Cape Town.

One for the history buffs.

10. Go foraging!

A trend that has become popular since lockdown, more and more people are interested in foraging for and preparing their own food.

There are many excellent foraging excursions around Cape Town for all dietary requirements.

Forage for seaweed, mussels and mushrooms and then enjoy a meal prepared with these ingredients around a social table.

11. Try a surfing lesson!

Beginners welcome! Try a surfing lesson from one of Cape Town's many excellent surfing beaches.

Stronger travelers may want to try kite surfing, windsurfing, sea kayaking or stand up paddle boarding.

We advise letting us rent you a wetsuit - the water is cold!

12. Drive around Chapman's Peak

A gorgeous drive just outside the city with stunning cliffside views.

Rent a replica Cobra or a Harley Davidson if you want to enjoy this drive in style!


Cape Town wildlife

You won't find the big 5 and iconic African safari animals like giraffes and warthogs in the Cape.

This region has a very different ecology from the rest of South Africa.

Leopards are occasionally caught on camera by motion-triggered photographic equipment, but they're almost never seen as they are extremely elusive and live on rocky crags.

Cape Town has a large variety of birds you won't see in other parts of the country except perhaps up the west coast on the way to Namibia. Some favourites are the black oyster catcher and jackass penguin.

There are a few antelope and porcupines at Cape Point Nature Reserve, and chacma baboons in most of the south, but mostly you'll find smaller animals on land.

The ocean holds many attractions, and you can see dolphins, whales, seals and great white sharks, depending on the time of year.

We can recommend where to go to see these creatures when you visit Cape Town and book you a day trip to go and see them.

If you want to see safari animals, we can add a safari trip to your Cape Town tour. Usually you'll require a few extra nights to do this as there are no good safaris very near to Cape Town, so we recommend a few nights to travel to and stay at these safari destinations.

Jackass penguins at Boulders Beach - New African Safaris

Take a day trip to Boulders Beach to see the penguins


Peak whale watching season is July to December.

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Cape rock hyraxes (dassies) on Table Mountain.

A great white shark tosses a seal. Try shark cage diving from Gansbaai!


Give yourself enough time in Cape Town, it is a city with lots to offer from the adrenaline junkie to the shopaholic. We recommend a minimum of 4 nights, but more is better.

Also, if you are coming all the way to Africa, it would be a shame not to book a safari! There are not many in the Western Cape - in fact, only one really good one I can recommend - but New African Safaris can easily add a safari destination including transfers to your personalised Cape Town travel package.

Pierre's Cape Town tip


Pierre Burden is a Cape Town based private travel agent who has completed over 60 tours of Africa.

Let him plan and book your own tailor-made Cape Town and safari tour.


We can guarantee you'll get the best price with us.

We have more than 30 years experience in the African travel industry. This means we have a wide network of travel partners and are the first to know about special deals.

Our agents have a minimum of 10 years experience in African travel each. We like to recommend carefully curated places that we've visited ourselves wherever possible.

Every traveler is different! We create fully customised packages for every client and offer you a price inclusive of flights, transfers, accommodation and activities - whatever you need. We can also advise on things like gratuity.

Receive 24/7 on-holiday support. We are available to call and Whatsapp while you are on holiday to make sure everything goes smoothly if the unexpected happens.

Why travel with us?

We're SATSA registered, which means you're financially protected in the unlikely event that anything happens to us. We are also insured in the event of a supplier going out of business.


Don’t try to schedule too much for each day.

If you have kids, they can be unpredictable, and even if you don't, unexpected things often come up on holiday.

Having a tight schedule means you might end up having to skip something that you really wanted to do.

Rather plan out one or two main things for each day, and then have a couple of optional activities to fill in the time.

Luckily a lot of the highlights in Cape Town are entertaining for both adults and children, such as a cable car ride up Table Mountain, a trip to see the penguins at Boulders Beach, or a visit to the Two Oceans Aquarium!


Monika's Cape Town tip


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