Half Day Midweek Tours

The following four midweek tours have been carefully selected by the ICZ2021 Social Programme Committee, to treat delegates and accompanying persons to the diverse activities that the ‘Cape’ has to offer. 

Please note that those interested can also book Options A or B in combination with Option D.

Slight changes to these tours may be made before the bookings open (soon!).

Please note that there are minimum numbers per tour and should the number of bookings not reach these numbers then the tour will be cancelled.

BOOKINGS TO OPEN SHORTLY.

One of South Africa’s most admirable sightseeing and tourist destinations!

On this tour, you will experience some of the world’s most scenic ocean drives through the endemic Fynbos, a treasure chest of floral abundance and diversity, along the majestic backdrop of the Twelve Apostles and Chapman’s Peak, towards the Cape Point Nature Reserve and the “Cape of Storms”, also called the “Cape of Good Hope”, Africa’s most south-westerly point. Stop at some of the picnic spots along the way to enjoy the breathtaking views and take photographs of the rugged cliffs, the seemingly endless beaches, the wondrous ocean, and possibly also whales and dolphins! Then explore Cape Point’s towering rock cliffs, the lighthouse, the monuments in honour of the two famous explorers Vasco da Gama and Bartolomeus Dias, the first Europeans who rounded Cape Point, and abundant wildlife that includes more than 250 bird species, baboons, antelopes, rock hyrax and a fair diversity of smaller mammals and endemic reptiles and insects. Return along the False Bay coastline with a spectacular view of the Hottentots Holland and Helderberg mountain ranges in the distanceottentots Hotte, and pass through the quirky and historic seaside villages of Simon’s Town, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg. The tour also includes a visit to Boulders Beach, home to the world-renowned colony of African Jackass Penguins, where you will see these wonderful flightless birds up close from the boardwalk.

Time: 13h00 – 17h30

Pick up: Century City Conference Centre

Drop off: Century City Conference Centre and Gold Restaurant (for delegates who also booked for the Gold Restaurant evening tour)

Includes: A professional tour guide (English) and earphones; fully air-conditioned vehicle with on-board WiFi; entrance fees to Chapman’s Peak, Cape Point National Park and the Jackass Penguin colony at Boulders Beach.four.

You will visit the beautiful mother city and venture out towards the multicultural neighbourhood of Bo – Kaap which is famous for their colourful houses and cobbled streets. Bo – Kaap meaning “Above Cape” in Afrikaans is the oldest surviving residential neighbourhood in Cape Town and home to the Bo – Kaap museum which is one of the earliest houses in the area dating back to the mid – 18th century, exhibiting local Islamic culture and heritage. Part of the Bo – Kaap charm is the fusion of cape Dutch and Cape Georgian architectural styles that are still existing in the old building.

Next stop will be at one the world’s greatest botanic that is Kirstenbosch botanical gardens, located at the foot of the eastern slopes of Table Mountain. The Garden was first established to provide much needed nourishment and medicinal herbs for sickly and malnourished seafarers. This soon blossomed into a garden that serves the purpose of cultivating and preserving the indigenous flora native of South African territory. The garden includes a conservatory that exhibits plants from a number of different regions which is different from the outside that focuses on the plants that are native specifically to the Cape region. There are a number of hiking trails that can be taken and a must see when visiting Kirstenbosch is the Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway. This a new curved steel and timber bridge that winds and dips its way through and over the trees of the Arboretum, otherwise known as the ‘Boomslang’ an ode to its snakelike skeleton design and means tree snake. The 130m long walkway takes the visitors from the floor of the forest into and through the trees and burst out 12m above ground, giving spectacular panoramic vistas of the surrounding mountains, Garden and Cape Flats.

The tour will continue with a drive over kloof neck and onto the world famous 12 apostles drive, one of the most beautiful and scenic road in Cape Town that runs between Sea Point and Hout Bay where this tour will be ending. Before reaching Hout Bay, you will be stopping along the white sands of Camps Bay, Llandudno on the Atlantic seaboard and then to conclude the tour with a stop at Hout Bay harbour, where you can enjoy the popular wharf a sample of the most famous fish and chips.

Time: 13h00 – 17h30

Pick up: Century City Conference Centre

Drop off: Century City Conference Centre or Gold Restaurant

Includes: A professional tour guide (English) in a fully air-conditioned vehicle.

Excludes: Additional activities, meals and other refreshments and entrance into Kirstenbosch.

No Cape visit is complete without experiencing the culture and produce of the Boland.

Moving inland towards the Hawekwa and Drakenstein Mountains, you will experience the historical movement and development of the rich Boland culture, shaped by African and European beliefs, strife, hardship, dedication, and passion! The Stellenbosch, Paarl, Franschhoek area, c. 50km east of Cape Town, is not only renowned for its unique fynbos mountains that form the scenic backdrop to generous valleys, historic settlements and old Cape Dutch farmsteads (many of which dates back to the time of the first European settlers), but also for its rich culture, friendly people, enticing food, and world-class wineries. Come and relax while you tantalise your taste buds with a wine and cheese tasting at one of the area’s most prestigious wine farms, do a cellar tour at the winery where the first true South African wine, Pinotage, was bottled, expand your knowledge on some of the most unique wines in the world, and encounter the charm of the well-known university town of Stellenbosch. End this fabulous day with live traditional music and a three-course dinner/wine pairing at Lanzerac, a 1692 wine estate synonymous with old-world charm and rich Cape heritage (www.lanzerac.co.za).

This tour has been uniquely assembled for ICZ2020 delegates and accompanying persons, and is made available at an extraordinary affordable price.

Time: 13h00 – 22h00 (at the latest)

Pick up: Century City Conference Centre

Drop off: Century City Conference Centre

Includes: A professional tour guide (English) and earphones; fully air-conditioned vehicle with on-board WiFi; one wine and cheese tasting; glass of Pinotage at arrival for cellar tour; three course dinner & wine pairing at Lanzerac, including live music.

Excludes: Additional extras – a cash bar will be open during dinner.

The Tour will proceed to the family friendly Gold Restaurant located in the stunning Green Point. Enjoy an authentic African experience with the night beginning with pre – dinner djembe drumming session, in conjunction with live entertainment of African storytelling, praise singing, Mali Puppetry and dancing to melodious rhythm of the drums and marimba percussion.

African cuisine is the focal of Gold restaurant with their 14 – dish tasting menu that is designed to be enjoyed in true African style, shared with family and friends. The food is fused with traditional entertainment while satisfying your taste cravings with a delicious dinner and enjoy the amazing atmosphere created by the team of lively entertainers.

At the end of the meal, the evening is concluded by all the staff voluntarily joining in the festivities, it is their way of coming together as a family and celebrating with you.

Time: 18h00 – 20h00

Pick up: Century City Conference Centre (for delegates who also booked only for the evening tour)

Drop off: Century City Conference Centre after dinner at Gold restaurant

Includes: A professional tour guide (English) in fully air-conditioned vehicle. Djembe Drumming session. 14 – dish tasting menu.

Excludes: Additional activities, meals not stated above and other refreshments.