The Cape Peninsula on the tip of the African continent is unquestionably one of the most beautiful places in the world. Travel down to the Cape of Good Hope. Discover the penguins of Boulders Beach. Then sip and savour your way through the vineyards, cellars and breathtaking scenery of Cape Wine lands, South Africa's largest wine region, and admire the oak-lined streetscapes and Dutch architecture of historic Stellenbosch.
Please check with your travel professional for details regarding a South African visa. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain appropriate visa documents prior to cruising. Please note that two consecutive blank pages are compulsory for entry into S. Africa.
DAY 1 - CAPE TOWN
On arrival at Cape Town International Airport, a local Silversea representative meets and guides you to your waiting vehicle for the drive into the city with a brief city tour enroute to the Table Bay Hotel. The official check-in time at the hotel is at 2:00PM, although all efforts will be made to ensure an earlier check-in.
The sights you will see include the Castle of Good Hope, City Hall, Parliament Buildings and the Company Gardens. You will also get the opportunity to ascend Table Mountain for a bird's eye view of the 'Mother City'.
No visit to Cape Town is complete without a trip up Table Mountain, the city's most celebrated landmark. Travel up Kloof Nek, the saddle between Table Mountain and Lions Head, to the Lower Cableway Station. Ascend from the Valley Station (363 m), then to the Mountain Station (1,060 m) in a Swiss engineered Rotair cable car. The journey from the base to the summit takes just under 4 minutes and you can enjoy spectacular views, as the floor of the car rotates 360 degrees during the ascent and descent.
From the summit, the natural protected area stretching from Signal Hill to Cape Point has been managed under the custodianship of the National Parks Board. This area has one of the highest concentrations of endemic plant and animal species in any area of its size, containing a staggering 2,285 plant species - more than the entire U.K.
Following your descent, continue onto the Cape Malay Quarter also known as the Bo-Kaap, en route to your hotel.
All meals today are on your own account.
Overnight at the Table Bay Hotel
DAY 2 - CAPE TOWN
After breakfast travel on one of South Africa's most scenic routes to Cape Point, the most south westerly tip of Africa. Drive through the suburbs of Green Point and Sea Point to Camps Bay, behind which are the impressive peaks of the Twelve Apostles.
From Hout Bay continue via the scenic Chapman's Peak en route to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. Cape Point with its dramatic sea cliffs is the main attraction in the Reserve. A funicular railway takes you to the top of the point from where you can enjoy breathtaking views. Continue to a scenically situated seafood restaurant for lunch.
After lunch pay a visit to the African penguin colony at Boulders Beach, and continue to the colourful fishing harbor of Kalk Bay. Return to your hotel in the late afternoon, the remainder of the day and evening are at leisure.
Overnight at the Table Bay Hotel
DAY 3 - CAPE TOWN/ CAPE WINELANDS
After breakfast and checkout of the hotel, depart for the Cape Wine lands. Travel to Stellenbosch, a major university town, characterized by Cape Dutch-style architecture and streets lined with Oak Trees. After an orientation tour you will have time to explore the town and have lunch on your own. Continue to one of Stellenbosch's wine estates where you will enjoy a wine tasting and a glimpse of the wine cellar.
Leave Stellenbosch and proceed back to Cape Town to transfer to the quayside to embark the ship.
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Luggage will travel with you throughout the tour.
Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for South Africa. Please note that two consecutive blank pages are compulsory for entry into S. Africa.
The sights visited on this program require a fair amount of walking, so are not recommended for mobility-impaired guests. However, guests in wheelchairs can manage this tour if accompanied by an assistant. The tour guide is not able to assist guests who require a wheelchair.
Consult your physician for information regarding vaccinations or medications that may be appropriate for your state of health.
All Land Programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel a specific departure.
This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. The local Silversea representative will do everything possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the tour sequence and specific sites mentioned is subject to change. Closure of some sites due to local or national holiday observances, flight schedules or other factors may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.
Please note: Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour.
All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older. This description is a general overview of this programme. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require. The programme described here is provided by independent contractors. Silversea acts solely as ticketing agent. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.