Colliding Currents

The Cape Peninsula has a warm and a cold side (it’s got more to do with prevailing winds than with oceans or currents), making for one of the richest and most diverse marine ecosystems in the world. The Peninsula is also graced with long stretches of protected coastline and deeper water sanctuaries, guaranteeing the natural world is kept intact.

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Walk on the Wildside

The weather in Cape Town is a capricious animal so walks on and around Table Mountain have to be tailored to daily conditions. Weather permitting, walks include the National Botanical Garden at Kirstenbosch, Although the adventurous could tackle the ramble up forested Skeleton Gorge (don’t panic, no-one has died there … yet), and then to the top of the Table.

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Behind the Barrels

Our Racontours guides can offer wine tours that are not normally available from other tour companies – cellar tours and tastings conducted in the various wineries, hosted by the winemakers or other members of the winery team when available. This insider relationship is something we have built up over the years and it’s what makes our winelands tours special.

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History Brought to Life

Although the historic precinct of the Mother City is not vast there is much to take in in this wonderfully cosmopolitan port town that was formed by many cultures. It is certainly too much to take in everything in one day.

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Story Teller Tours

Every tour with the Story Teller is something special and unique. None is ever the same, with the route taking a life of its own as guide David Bristow and your private party get to know one another and the story unfolds. It can be customised to either entertain children or take a more academic approach.

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  • Robben Island general tour, with other visitors in school-type buses
  • RI private tour, in private vehicle and prison tour with former political prisoner
  • Boat-based whale watching
  • Shark cage “”diving”. It’s not scuba diving but standing in the cage with mask and snorkel while the crew lure in the huge fish  to the cage. Sometimes the best views of the sharks are on the boat and not in the cage itself.
  • Helicopter flips around the Cape Peninsula.
  • Kayaking or mountain biking.
Two-Day Tours
  • Cape Town history & Cape Point
  • Cape Town & Cape Winelands
  • Constantia Winelands & Cape Peninsula
  • Cape Town & West Coast wonders.

* The Cape Town culture-history component includes a round trip with the aerial cableway when weather permits.

Longer Tours
  • Flower Season West Coast tour. Namaqualand is celebrated for its natual spring flowering extravaganza. You’ll need to book well in advance of the late July–early Septmber season to get a place.
  • Garden Route. Our tour puts the garden back into the much publicised Garden Route between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. But unless you know where to look (and we do), you will almost certainly miss the best of Mother Nature’s backyard.