Stay Local Longer in Cape Town

Stay Local Longer in Cape Town

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3-night or more in-depth embark/debark port exploration.

Stay Local Longer in Cape Town

Location
South Africa
Duration#Number of nights offered for the pre cruise or post cruise program.
3-Night Pre-Cruise | 3-Night Post-Cruise

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Cape Town or ‘The Mother City’ is a captivating union of diverse cultures and natural beauty resting on the shores of South Africa’s west coast. Crowned by the flat top of majestic Table Mountain and framed by the tumbling waters of the Atlantic, this city is truly a magical experience in every sense of the word—from its people to its panoramas. See for yourself on a journey that takes you through the city, out to the fragrant winelands, and into the homes of local families for a genuine taste of Cape Town hospitality.

Highlights

Cape Winelands: Travel into this fragrant wine country boasting some of the most spectacular scenery in South Africa.

Cheetah Outreach Project: Visit this conservation center dedicated to the survival of the South African Cheetah.

Vredenheim Estate: Enjoy a tasting of locally crafted gins at this historic estate that’s also home to an incredible vintage car collection.

Foodie Experiences: Enjoy an enchanting lunch in the home of a local family. Savor a superb dinner and wine pairing at the renowned Monneaux Restaurant.

Bo-Kaap: Explore this historic neighborhood of brightly painted 18th-century houses that were once home to slaves brought from Malaysia.

Cultural Connections: Meet the descendants of Cape Malay slaves, who’ll invite you into their homes and share stories of their family history.

Highlights

  • Cape Winelands: Travel into this fragrant wine country boasting some of the most spectacular scenery in South Africa.

  • Cheetah Outreach Project: Visit this conservation center dedicated to the survival of the South African Cheetah.

  • Vredenheim Estate: Enjoy a tasting of locally crafted gins at this historic estate that’s also home to an incredible vintage car collection.

  • Foodie Experiences: Enjoy an enchanting lunch in the home of a local family. Savor a superb dinner and wine pairing at the renowned Monneaux Restaurant.

  • Bo-Kaap: Explore this historic neighborhood of brightly painted 18th-century houses that were once home to slaves brought from Malaysia.

  • Cultural Connections: Meet the descendants of Cape Malay slaves, who’ll invite you into their homes and share stories of their family history.

Land Program Itineraries

  • Pre-Voyage Itinerary
  • Post-Voyage Itinerary
Pre-Voyage Itinerary #Download Itinerary PDF
  • Day 1
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    Arrive in Cape Town and meet your local guide at the airport. On your way to the hotel, get your bearings with a brief orientation drive through the streets of the city. Check in and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Rooms are available from 2:00pm. Your hotel is just a short walk from the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town’s popular shopping and entertainment district. It’s a great place to rub elbows with the locals and get your first taste of local life. Dinner is on your own tonight and the waterfront district is brimming with great options.

  • Day 2
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    Enjoy the morning and early afternoon at your leisure. Afterwards, regroup for a journey to the Cape Winelands, home to fragrant vineyards and some of the most breathtaking scenery in South Africa. Start your exploration with a visit to the Cheetah Outreach Project. Learn how these committed conservationists are working to promote the survival of the South African Cheetah. Next, it’s off to the Vredenheim Estate to experience two great collections—local craft gins and vintage cars. Enjoy a tasting of the first, while marveling at the latter. Later, enjoy an authentic winelands dinner at the renowned Monneaux Restaurant.

  • Day 3
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    After breakfast, set out into Cape Town. Pass The Company’s Gardens, established in 1652 to provide fresh produce and vegetables to seamen during their long voyages. The day’s highlight is a visit to the Bo-Kaap, a neighborhood of brightly painted homes that once house Cape Malays—the name given to slaves brought from Malaysia in the 18th century. Learn about the area’s history and visit with some of the descendants in their homes. Sit down for lunch and fascinating conversation sure to provide insight few outsiders ever experience. Later, your cultural immersion continues with a fun-filled Djembe drumming session followed by an authentic dinner of Cape Malay and African dishes.

  • Day 4
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    Enjoy the morning at your leisure before heading to the port to board your Azamara cruise ship.

Post-Voyage Itinerary #Download Itinerary PDF
  • Day 1
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    Disembark the ship and meet your guide at the pier. Begin your discovery of Cape Town: Pass The Company’s Gardens, established in 1652 to provide fresh produce and vegetables to seamen during their long voyages. The day’s highlight is a visit to the Bo-Kaap, a neighborhood of brightly painted homes that once house Cape Malays—the name given to slaves brought from Malaysia in the 18th century. Learn about the area’s history and visit with some of the descendants in their homes. Sit down for lunch and fascinating conversation sure to provide insight few outsiders ever experience. After lunch check into your hotel. Dinner is on your own this evening.

  • Day 2
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    Enjoy your second day in Cape Town on your own. Experience the city at your own pace taking in the sights and sounds that most interest you. Go for a ride on The Cape Wheel for panoramic views of the city. Or, reach even higher—take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain. Perhaps set out to Robbin Island, the prison that once held national hero, Nelson Mandela. Following your independent day, regroup for a delicious cultural immersion. Join a fun-filled Djembe drumming session followed by a dinner of Cape Malay and African specialties at the renowned Gold Restaurant.

  • Day 3
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    Enjoy the morning and early afternoon at your leisure. After an independent lunch, regroup for a journey to the Cape Winelands, home to fragrant vineyards and some of the most breathtaking scenery in South Africa. Start your exploration with a visit to the Cheetah Outreach Project. Learn how these committed conservationists are working to promote the survival of the South African Cheetah. Next, it’s off to the Vredenheim Estate to experience two great collections—local craft gins and vintage cars. Enjoy a tasting of the first, while marveling at the latter. Later, enjoy an authentic winelands dinner at the renowned Monneaux Restaurant.

  • Day 4
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    Enjoy the morning at your leisure before heading to the airport to catch your outbound flight.

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