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 one 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 distance, 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 remarkable flightless birds from up close from the boardwalk.

Time: 13h00 – 17h30

Rate:  R1380.00 p/p (Minimum of 20 people)

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.

Table Mountain, deemed one of the great natural wonders of the world, is one of the highlights of a visit to South Africa. The iconic flat-topped mountain, which overlooks the mother city (Cape Town), is home to the endemic and species-rich Cape floral kingdom and can be accessed either by hiking or cable car. You will have the option of visiting the top of Table Mountain by the revolving cable car (subject to weather conditions). Once at the top you can go for a short hike to Maclear’s Beacon, which is the highest point of the mountain at 1058m above sea level with a breath-taking 360-degree view of the city of Cape Town and the mountain ranges beyond.

Once back down from the mountain, the tour will continue through the beautiful mother city towards the multicultural neighbourhood of the Bo–Kaap, famous for its colourful houses and cobbled streets. Bo–Kaap, Afrikaans for “lying above Cape Town” against the slopes of Signal Hill, is the oldest surviving residential neighbourhood in Cape Town and home to the Cape Malay culture. The Bo–Kaap Museum, situated in one of the earliest houses in the area dating back to the middle of the 18th century, exhibits local Islamic culture and heritage. Part of the Bo–Kaap charm is the fusion of Cape Dutch and Cape Georgian architectural styles that still exists in the old buildings.

Time: 13h00 – 17h30

Rate: R1350.00 p/p (Minimum of 5 People and Maximum of 500 people)

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: Table Mountain Cable Car ticket, additional activities, meals and other refreshments.

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

Moving inland towards the Haweqwa 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 vegetation and majestic mountains that form a breathtaking backdrop to tapestry of fertile valleys, historic settlements and old Cape Dutch farmsteads amidst rolling vineyards (many dating back to the time of the first European settlers), but also for its rich culture, friendly people, enticing cuisine and world-class wineries. Come and relax while tantalising your taste buds with a wine and cheese tasting at one of South Africa’s most esteemed wine farms, while expanding your knowledge on some of the most unique and acclaimed wines in the world. Experience the charm of the legendary university town of Stellenbosch, lined with century-old oak trees, bustling restaurants and street cafés, art galleries, fascinating museums and awe-inspiring historic buildings. Then enjoy a cellar tour of the legendary winery at Lanzerac where the first true South African wine, Pinotage, was bottled in 1941. Finally, end this memorable day with a three-course dinner and wine pairing at Lanzerac wine estate, established in 1692, and still synonymous with old-world charm, rich Cape heritage, and some of the finest cuisine in the Cape (www.lanzerac.co.za).

This tour has been uniquely assembled for ICZ2021 delegates and accompanying persons, and is offered at an astonishing affordable price.

Time: 13h00 – 22h00

Rate: R1520.00 p/p (Minimum of 20 people)

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 Wi-Fi; wine and cheese tasting; complementary glass of Pinotage at the Lanzerac cellar tour; three course dinner/wine pairing at Lanzerac.

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

Join us for an authentic African experience that includes African cuisine and live acts.

The African evening will be hosted by the Gold Restaurant, a family-friendly restaurant located in the stunning Green Point (close to the iconic 2010 Soccer World Cup stadium). The Gold Restaurant is renowned for its amazing atmosphere and 14–dish tasting menu that is designed to be enjoyed in true African style, shared with family and friends. The exciting food dishes are accompanied by traditional live entertainment that includes a pre-dinner djembe drumming session, African storytelling, praise singing, Mali Puppetry, and lively dancing to the melodious rhythm of drums and marimba percussion. But, be warned that the rhythm and the dancing is highly contagious; so be prepared to join in with the festivities, together with the performers and staff for a night you will never forget!

Time: 18h00 – 20h00

Rate: R 595.00 p/p (Minimum of 5 People and Maximum of 500 people)

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

Drop off: Century City Conference Centre after dinner at the Gold Restaurant

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

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