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Cape Town City Bowl tours & holiday packages

Not another concrete jungle

It may be Cape Town's business centre, but it also has character, style and great food.

For a traveller, a city's centre is usually its least exciting place. Unless you've come to Cape Town, that is. The streets of this small city centre may be lined with tall buildings, but tucked between them are examples of beautiful architecture and truly local shops, restaurants and sights to discover.

Running in a grid, the streets are perfect for getting lost in and an entire day is easily whiled away exploring them on foot. The cobblestoned walkways, in particular, are lined with vendors, buskers, and leafy cafes.

Popular Cape Town City Bowl safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

Cape Town, Winelands and Kruger Park Journey

Experience Cape Town, the lush Cape Winelands and a safari in the Kruger National Park and you'll fall under South Africa's spell

$ 2,895

£ 2,226

R 41,410

2,518

per person

9 days

South African bush and beach safari

Explore the magic of Cape Town followed by the Scenic Garden Route and finally the Big Five members at the Kruger National Park

$ 2,964

£ 2,279

R 42,400

2,578

per person

10 days

Garden Route safari adventure

Discover one of South Africa’s best kept secrets - the Garden Route

$ 4,863

£ 3,739

R 69,560

4,230

per person

14 days

Cape Town and Kruger family safari

Combine the best that Cape Town and the Kruger National Park have to offer – beach and bush – for the ideal family holiday

$ 3,240

£ 2,491

R 46,350

2,819

per person

8 days

Big Cat safari in the Kruger National Park

Discover the Big Cats in the Kruger National Park and enjoy the bustling harbour, world-class beaches and top-notch vineyards in Cape Town

$ 3,895

£ 2,994

R 55,710

3,388

per person

7 days

Two weeks in South Africa - a luxury rail safari

Experience the best that South Africa has to offer: it's white-sand beaches, lush green wine-lands and find the Big Five wildlife in the Kruger National Park.

$ 5,832

£ 4,484

R 83,420

5,073

per person

14 days

Luxurious Cape Town and Victoria Falls

Two countries in 8 days may seem like a lot but with this well thought out itinerary you will see some of the regions most iconic destinations without feeling like you are rushing through it at all.

$ 3,925

£ 3,018

R 56,146

3,414

per person

8 days

South African holiday adventure

Explore the southern-most city on the African continent, before jetting off to spot the Big Five

$ 3,559

£ 2,736

R 50,910

3,096

per person

10 days

Cape Town and Kruger Luxury Safari

Combine Cape Town and the surrounding Cape Winelands with a safari in the Kruger National Park for a relaxing and exhilarating South African safari

$ 6,526

£ 5,018

R 93,350

5,677

per person

11 days

Highlights of Southern Africa

Exploring these areas of the Southern African continent should on top of your bucket list

$ 4,074

£ 3,133

R 58,280

3,544

per person

13 days
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Adel Groenewald says

I love walking around the streets of the city aimlessly. There's always a new coffee shop, book store or bakery and each one is different from the next.

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The city centre is also home to all the city's major museums. Learn about the history of slavery and apartheid, natural history and even art history on various guided walks that can be arranged. The Company's Garden is the first official garden built by the Dutch settlers in the 1650s and is pleasant to stroll through and have a cup of tea (or a beer) on a sunny day.

Squirrels frolicking and locals taking a quiet lunch break give these old tree-lined avenues character. Every traveller has their own restaurant and shopping preferences, but Cape Town caters for all tastes. From street food and affordable burgers to five-star restaurants, and from pavement vendors selling leatherwork and local art to high-end fashion and design stores. It's all here. Any exploration of the city bowl should, of course, include a visit to the V&A Waterfront, a popular shopping, and entertainment venue built in the harbour, even if it's just for a boat ride to view the city and its iconic mountain from the sea.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Cape Town City Bowl

When is the best time to visit Mokala National Park?

Although wildlife viewing is good throughout the year, the dry winter months of May to September are the best. During this season - animals gather at the waterholes and rivers, making them easier to spot. However, the daytime temperature is… go there.

When is the best time to visit Cape Point?

May and October is the best season to visit Cape Point - this time is the best for whale watching. go there.

What types of plugs are used in the Southern and Eastern African countries?

Botswana: Electric plug M 230V and 50Hz Kenya: Electric plug G 240V and 50Hz Malawi: Electrical plug G 230V and 50Hz Mauritius: Electrical plug C & G, 230V and 50Hz Mozambique: Electrical plug C,F,M, 220V and 50Hz Namibia: Electric plug… go there.

What kinds of animals will I see on safari?

Whether you are in the Southern or East Africa you will generally be able to see the big five. The difference really comes in when considering antelope as they are based on your chosen location. go there.

What vaccinations should I get?

This is all dependant on the countries that you will be visitng and due to the status of certain vaccinations changing at times, please consult our experts before getting vaccines. go there.

Is it okay to drink the water?

In some parts of Southern Africa it is safe to drink the tap water, however it is highly recommended to stick to bottled water (mostly supplied) during your trip as even drinkable African water is completely different in taste and… go there.

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Reviews on our Cape Town City Bowl safaris

Thanks for the welcome home - although I think I could have stayed in South Africa for another few months...it was all PERFECT! I loved watching nine Americans get to know and love South Africa - and your planning helped make that happen. …

I think I could have stayed in South Africa for another few months

Megan arranged a wonderful tour of South Africa and Botswana for us. The hotels and safari lodges were first class. We especially liked the Chobe Game Lodge and the Fairlawn Boutique Hotel. The safaris were unforgettable. We viewed lots of…

Gerry

We could not have been more pleased with Discover Africa. Our agent, Megan W, was knowledgeable, accommodating and highly responsive. She asked pertinent questions, listened carefully to our needs, then organised a personalised tour- the…

Margery

from United States of America

We could not have been more pleased with "Discover Africa." Our agent, Megan W, was knowledgeable, accommodating and highly responsive. She asked pertinent questions, listened carefully to our needs, then organized a personalized tour- the…

Margery

from United States of America

Although our safari was very expensive for us as South Africans we were satisfied that we got a value for money experience. It was a once in a lifetime safari. Knowledgeable, professional guides - experience far beyond our expectations. They…

Uwe and Doreza Kersandt

from South Africa

We first reached out to two agencies when we were looking to book our trip to South Africa. They didn't really answer our questions and took days to respond. One actually stopped responding altogether and we gave up after 3-4 follow ups.…

Julia

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