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Arrive in CapeTown
You will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel
The afternoon is free to explore - we suggest you pay a visit to the V&A Waterfront. South Africa's most visited attraction.
Discover why Cape Town is the `Mother City.
Any visit to Cape Town should begin with the mother – Table Mountain. In order to fully appreciate the mountain and the mythology around it, the day begins at the foot of Lions Head, the peak between Table Mountain and Signal Hill, along the Table Mountain National Park.
Ascend Table Mountainby cable car. (Cableway fare and local delicacies included in package. Any additional drinks or snacks excluded)
On the top of Table Mountain, you can see the whole city. The guide uses this elevated position to map out the city past present and future. The guide also maps out the next two days of activities.
(In the event of inclement weather, these two components will be replaced with historically-oriented activities, and a private show)
Lunch with Local Artist
We depart the centre of town for lunch with a Cape Town artist at their studio or home. This is a lovely opportunity to start savouring intimately the art and artists of the city. It is a leisurely affair, talking art, talking Cape Town, and enjoying a meal together.
(all costs included in package, including drinks at lunch)
Inner-City Tour of Key Art Sites
This is the part of the city that was the genesis – the city has expanded dramatically in size, and other parts of the city will be explored over the next day. We'll touch on some of the significant sites and stories of the city's history, and we'll visit the National Gallery, hosted by one of their curators, for a journey through artistic representations of the city of Cape Town, from the very first artistic renditions of the city to future artistic imaginations of the city. You will see the links between the sites visited, and the works in the Gallery. You will also visit some public art sites, for a take on how the city is interacting with art as a public benefit.
(all entrance fees included)
Dinner + Private African Music Concert
This event is a perfect welcome to Cape Town. Paradise Grey is Alan Grant's oasis of magic on the slopes of Table Mountain. It is a Cape Dutch heritage home with an award-winning five level garden staggered up the hill. Chef Jason has an acute skill for flavour, and his contemporary innovations on traditional Cape foods are legendary among creative eccentrics in the city who are regulars at the chef's table.
Paradise Grey is a gathering point for many of the city's creative people. We host a dinner party with a private African music concert, and have invited – in your honour - some of our artist friends to join. You will be surrounded by creative people, enjoy a four course dinner in the magical garden. Paradise Grey has an exquisite wine list to order from, and also offers local beers. (all food, fruit juice and entertainment included. All alcoholic drinks, sodas and mineral waters excluded. Also included is the cost of hosting artistic guests)
Return to hotel
This is a particularly creative day. Drive directly to the studio of an acclaimed Cape Town artist for a masterclass. You will then enjoy lunch with the artist. The nature of the masterclass, and the selected artist, will depend on the artistic desires of the guests.(all costs included )
Township Art Route
The townships are a particularly creative space, fraught as they are with pressing economic needs and challenges. Most of the innovative artists, in any discipline, are based here. Yet while the townships are a legacy of apartheid brutality, they are also the most promising spaces for economic development and opportunity.
Experience the townships through art and artists, meeting some of the most interesting artists around. Explore the role of art in creating social and economic change. Look at developments and ideas that will completely transform the townships as they move into the future. (all costs included)
Based on our conversations over these two days together, we can make your dinner arrangements for you. We would like you to experience our favourites, based on your specific likes and dislikes.
Transfers can be arranged. (dinner will be for your own account).
Lunch and dinner: day 1, lunch: day 2.
(Breakfast is included if tour is taken with accommodation)
All entrance fees.
Private concert on Day 1 as part of evening activity.
All alcoholic drinks, Discretionary tips
This day is free or you can choose to do a full day tour of the Winelands.
DAY 5 to DAY 8
World Famous Garden Route Tour
For 4 Days and 3 Nights Enjoy the breathtaking rustic mountainous beauty and verdant valleys of the Western Cape contrasting sharply with the tranquil arid conditions of the Klein Karoo. Travel on during the following days to the lush, green & beautiful "heart of the Garden Route". You will visit an ostrich farm that has traded since the turn of the century. Your adventure far into the inner chambers of the stunningly beautiful world-famous pre-historic Cango Caves will be totally unforgettable. Travel on for a lengthy stopover in the quaint historical seaside village of Knysna, a community nestled between the fringes of the dark mountainous forest and the ocean. Experience an exhilarating game drive at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve where you could experience close encounters with Rhino, Lion, Buffalo, Giraffe, the rare Black Impala & many more animals. Enjoy a sunset cruise on the vast navigable lagoon that flushes into the sea through the famous Knysna Heads. There are exciting stopovers, excursions and places of interest to visit throughout this unique tour.
Botlierskop Private Game Reserve
Travel via Worcester, Montagu and Calitzdorp (Route 62) to
Visit the Cango Caves, Dinner and overnight in Oudtshoorn
Visit an Ostrich Show Farm.
Travel to George & Knysna via the Outeniqua Pass, Dinner and overnight in Knysna.
Experience a 3 hour game drive in an open 4 x 4 vehicle at Botlierskop
Private Game Reserve - return to Knysna after lunch
Explore Knysna, etc.
Enjoy a leisurely Buffet dinner during the Sunset cruise on the Paddle Cruiser on Knysna Lagoon.
Overnight in Knysna
Return to Cape Town via Mossel Bay & Swellendam arriving at your hotel
Morning Free + airport for flight
Depending on flight time there should be time for some last minute shopping before leaving for the airport home.
Prices can be quoted with or without airfare
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