Discover the Real Cape Town

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Isabel is here to help give you the inside track.

We strongly recommend taking advantage of some of the excellent privately guided tours that we can arrange during your stay in Cape Town. There is nothing more frustrating than staying in a city and only scraping the surface of what it actually has to offer, particularly a city as vibrant and exciting as Cape Town.

At Original Travel, our philosophy is to ensure that you do not miss out on finding the Cape's magic. We will show you its beauty, introduce you to its history and make sure that you get a real taste of the Cape. We use the best private guides, born and bred in the city and who have a real passion for Cape Town and the surrounding wine lands. You won't see a microphone or red 'follow me' umbrella in sight - these private tours are tailor made to suit your interests and move at your pace.

One of the most popular guided tours is an orientation around the Cape Peninsular, introducing you to the vast extension of villages that make up the city. As you meander along the coastal route from the city to Cape Point and around the iconic Table Mountain, you'll pass the affluent suburb of Camps Bay, the quaint fishing community of Hout Bay, the eccentric village of Kalk Bay and the penguin colony at Simons Town before arriving at the famous botanical gardens in Kirstenbosch.

We always suggest taking an orientation tour on your first day in Cape Town as it gives you an idea of what the city has to offer and helps you to plan the rest of your time there. If you're on a self drive holiday, it's also very handy to have a guide with you to show you the roads before you set off on your own.

For something a little different, why not get a taste of the Cape by taking a local African cooking class in a township or learning Cape Malay style cooking at a local's home? Or for something a bit more exclusive, a helicopter fight around this beautiful city is an unforgettable experience. Last but not least, if you don't have time to visit South Africa's stunning wine region, we can arrange day trips to some of the best cellars in the country near Cape Town which are infrequently visited by tourists but where you'll be treated to some of the finest wines South Africa has to offer.

Why We Love It

We use the best private guides, born and bred in the city and who have a real passion for Cape Town and the surrounding wine lands.

Tom, Original Traveller

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Isabel and Matt are our 'Discover the Real Cape Town' experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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