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7 Day Journey to the soul of Cape Town

Cape Town Western Cape

Activity Description

Welcome to your soul journey! On this trip, you’ll be personally guided to some of the most important, most inspirational, most evocative yet also the most forgotten and neglected parts of the magical Mother City, Cape Town. Your various trips touch on the history of the struggle for human rights, but also the modern fight for land, dignity, employment and education: you’ll witness first-hand the stories and lives of people and communities who have overcome incredible obstacles yet have achieved great things. This is truly a trip to from which you cannot emerge unmoved.

On Day 1, your trip starts with a private airport transfer from Cape Town International to Parker Cottage, Cape Town. If your flight arrives early in the day, you’ll have a chance to acclimatize and enjoy Kloof Street and Long Street in the afternoon and evening which are constantly buzzing with bistros, bars and galleries.Day 2 starts at District Six, and then Langa, Gugulethu and Bonteheuwel, as well as the Joe Slovo Informal Settlement. We’ll stop for lunch in Langa at a local eatery and to the Robben Island Ferry.

On Day 3, you get to travel the way that locals do: on the train! Arriving back in Langa, you’ll visit a kitchen garden project and enjoy a lunch prepared from the harvest there. Straight after that, we’ll be meeting young players for a game of soccer ending with a home-cooked ‘braai’ under the setting sun. You’ll then be transferred to your next lodging, The Vineyard Hotel in Constantia.

On Day 4, you’ll be putting your cooking skills to the test, learning how to cook traditional isiXhosa dishes. Food and its preparation are so very close to the soul of African people and whilst learning how to cook, you’ll come to understand more about cultural traditions and passing them on to the next generation. The second half of the day (after you’ve eaten your own creation!) will be a chance to sit back and take in the majestic scenery of the Cape Peninsula. You’ll be staying at The Vineyard again tonight.

On Day 5, we’ll take you on our tour of the Cape Winelands, dropping you off at your lodging for the night, The Oude Werf in Stellenbosch.

Day 6 we’ll take you on a walking tour of Stellenbosch and then for a picnic at Vergelen just before your transfer back to the airport.


Duration151 hours 30 minutes
WhenAll year round
WhereDeparture PointOur Pick ups are done in all accommodation establishments within Cape Town city centre , waterfront along the Atlantic seaboard up to and including Camps bay Return PointSame point as pick up point unless specified
WeatherAll weather conditions
What to WearComfortable clothing
Things to BringCamera, extra cash
Guests or SpectatorsOnly paying guest allowed


Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelAverage
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsAll accommodation at B&B tariff, all local transport, all guiding, some meals
Exclusions Gratuities, some meals


  • Visit the parts of Cape Town most visitors and residents never see.
  • Be guided through famous sites of struggle and renewal by residents of those very areas
  • Personal encounters with residents of Cape Town’s less affluent areas
  • Get treated like a welcome visitor not a tourist from the first moment to the last.
  • Take a train to suburbs of Cape Town and enjoy the fruits of a kitchen garden
  • Play soccer and enjoy a braai with a local football team
  • Learn to cook (and then eat!) isiXhosa food the traditional way

Star Grading: Four-Star guesthouse and boutique hotel
Guided/Self-Guided: Fully Guided and portered
Fitness Level: Medium, light walking

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