Cape Town City Tour

The Mother City has been called the Most Beautiful City In The World, and though that may be an over-statement, it isn’t far off the mark. As one moves around a “town” of 4 million people, the views and vistas continually change from one beautiful scene to another. Stopping for photos can be a full-time occupation. Thank heavens for digital cameras.

Cape Town is a city with a long history and a morphing present. First and foremost, it’s a port, so sailors and soldiers and adventurers have been passing through for centuries. The CBD (Central Business District) lies on the old shoreline, (long-disappeared) and blends its’ way up the slopes of Table Mountain, Lions Head, and Devil’s Peak, forming what we call The City Bowl. The old farms became villages, then suburbs, and eventually a part of greater Cape Town, a Uni-city since 2000 with one mayor, one city council, one planning department etc. and includes all the previous suburbs and townships.
A good overview of the city can be had with the popular Red Bus, the City Sight-seeing Bus. Beautiful Daytours offers a short complimentary orientation tour of the City Bowl for each booking of either a Cape of Good Hope Tour or a Winelands Tour, just to get you going.

Half-Day City Tour: R400 per person
City Orientation Tour: FREE with other tour booking

Historic Stellenbosch Tour

You don’t have to drink wine to appreciate the wine country of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl, but it helps. Whether you imbibe or not, the quaint towns and magnificent farms and homes, the mountains and valleys covered in vines and fruit trees, the art and the architecture, all add up to a delightful day in the countryside for wine boffins and happy non-drinkers alike.

Tour includes:

  • Visits to 3 or 4 wine estates, old & new, traditional & modern, small boutique farms & large commercial estates, in each of the 3 wine regions. (Vergenoegd, Tokara, Muratie, Bellevue, Delaire-Graff, Boschendal, Dieu Donne, or your favourite request.)
  • Wine & Cheese tastings & cellar-tours.
  • Walking tour of historic Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in SA.
  • Oom Samie se Winkel, Turn-of-the-Century General Dealer / Museum / Coffee shop. A blast from the past.
  • Lunch on a wine estate in Franschhoek, gourmet capital of SA, either outdoors under the oak trees, or indoors by the fire-place, depending on weather, (Lunch at own expense.)
  • Optional Franschhoek Wine Tram, visiting more stunning wine farms, time-permitting.
  • Return to hotel / guesthouse or V&A Waterfront.

Private Tours: R1,100.00 per person (min.1)
R2,500.00 (3 to 5 persons)
Group Tours: R800.00 per person (min. 2)

Cape of Good Hope Tour

The bottom corner of Africa
A photographer’s dream and a nature-lover’s delight, this tour to the Southwest tip of the continent will astonish even the most experienced of travelers.

Tour includes photo-stops or visits to:

  • Clifton and it’s wind-free beaches 1 to 4.
  • Camps Bay Coastal Drive past The Twelve Apostles to Llandudno.
  • Hout Bay, where there’s an optional boat trip to Seal Island or a walk thru The World of Birds (& Monkeys), or a guided walk thru Imizamo Yethu, the local township.
  • Chapman’s Peak Drive, Lookout Point, to Noordhoek and Sun Valley.
  • Awesome Beaches.
  • Cape of Good Hope & Cape Point, the SW Tips of the Continent, both within Table Mountain National Park.
  • Animal viewing, if you’re lucky:
    Ostriches, Baboons, Elands, Bontebok, Zebra, Hartebees, Duikers, Caracals, Mongoose, Rock Dassies, Striped Mice, Tortoises, Lizards and more if you look under the rocks. Pasop!
  • Birds for the Bird-lovers: Cormorants, Starlings, Ibises, Hawdehaws, Eagles, Hawks, Kestrels, Guinea Fowl, Francolins, Sunbirds, Cape Sugarbirds, Egyptian Geese, Ostriches , Pied crows, and a hundred more if your eyes are good. Bring your telephoto and binoculars.
  • Boulders Beach and Penguin Colony. Hundreds of African Penguins to amuse you & your camera.
  • Simon’s Town and the SA Naval Harbour. A Fascinating lunch or coffee stop. Great markets in Jubilee Square!
  • Coastal Drive along False Bay to Glen Cairn, Fish Hoek, and the fishing village of Kalk Bay. Great Shops! Terrific Restaurants & Pubs & bakeries. A Real place, though getting trendy.
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, optional and time-permitting, but well-worth the effort. Simply stunning. Best in winter/spring.
  • Return to hotel / guesthouse or V&A Waterfront.

 

Private Tour: R1,100.00 per person (min. 1)
R2,500.00 (3 to 5 persons)
Group Tours: R800.00 per person (min. 2)

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Vergenoegd Estate

Bobby Brodemus, Beautiful Daytours

403 Killarney Heights, 94 Main Rd. Muizenberg 7945, Cape Town South Africa

Cell: +27 (0)82 881 1588

Office: Tel/Fax +27 (0) 21 788 6039

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About Us

Beautiful Daytours is a One-Man Show, an independent freelancer with 12 years experience guiding in and around Cape Town, my adoptive home since 1983.

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Originally from Chicago, and after graduating from U of I Urbana – Champaign, I traveled the world as a hippie-backpacker, spending a year teaching English in Japan and another year traveling through parts of East & South-East Asia, Sri Lanka, India etc., then Europe & N. Africa, Mexico & the Caribbean, and eventually ended up in South Africa in 1980 when the money ran out. I settled in Durban, working in the harbor for 18 months, learning bits of Afrikaans and Zulu. After “semigrating” to Cape Town in ’83, I found myself selling Hollywood movies on VHS cassettes to video shops throughout South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, & Zimbabwe, with side-journeys to Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi, Swaziland & Losotho. I was the guy who brought Indiana Jones and Back to the Future and Jurassic Park and Schindler’s List and The Godfather to the bush and backwaters of southern Africa. (I had a 4×4 VW combi-camper, and company petrol card .) It was a hot and dusty job, but I was there at the right time and the right place with the right accent. I was born lucky.

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For 20 years I watched and listened and photographed the country as it transformed itself from one era to another. I witnessed “the Struggle” first-hand and was here when Mandela was suddenly released from prison in Feb. 1990. I even voted for him in the first democratic elections on April 27, 1994 when years of patience and hope were finally rewarded with his election as president. And the culmination of joy the following year when SA won the Rugby World Cup! Exciting times, history in the making, thrilling & joyful, tragic and sad, inspiring and sobering.

Eighteen years later and South Africa is a different country, but I’m still here, watching and listening and photographing as it continues to morph into something new and different again.  My South African friends come home to visit granny and when they see me they say “Are you still here!?”

Find out why. Take one of my Beautiful Daytours and discover what it is that made me stay in The Mother City for half a lifetime.

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