Skip to Main Content
South Africa

Extension: The Best of Cape Town

Program No. 13597RJ
Gain a deeper understanding of South Africa as you explore Cape Town with experts, learning about apartheid, exploring historic sites and enjoying local wine and cuisine.

Enroll with Confidence

We want your Road Scholar learning adventure to be something to look forward to—not worry about. Learn more

Protecting the Environment

We offset a portion of the emissions created by your travel. Learn more

At a Glance

Explore South Africa’s cosmopolitan city, Cape Town, on this optional post-program extension. Witness the spectacular scenery of the area from the top of Table Mountain and learn about the unique, indigenous fynbos vegetation at the Cape Peninsula and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Taste some of South Africa’s famous wines on an excursion to the Cape Winelands and visit historically important sites in the "Mother City."

Program Extension

To take this extension, enroll in this main program first.

African Safari: A Close-up on Wildlife

Take the adventure of a lifetime as you explore parks and reserves on a southern Africa safari, spotting some of the world’s most iconic animals and learning about conservation efforts.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles on paved, possibly uneven paths with no handholds.

What You'll Learn

  • Visit the colorful Bo Kaap, Castle of Good Hope, and District Six, and learn about the history of apartheid in South Africa.
  • Savor some of South Africa’s famous wines during a wine tasting in the beautiful Cape Winelands.
  • Ascend Table Mountain and enjoy the spectacular view it affords, and stand at the southwestern-most point of the African continent at the Cape of Good Hope.

General Notes

This program may only be taken as an extension of "African Safari: A Close-up on Wildlife" (#13938). Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Featured Expert
All trip experts
Profile Image
Chantell Mcbain-Charles
After obtaining qualifications in food technology and spending almost 20 years climbing the ladder in the food manufacturing industry, Chantell discovered her new found passion for travel — a passion which simply comes naturally. Born and bred in Cape Town during the Apartheid regime, Chantell took a special interest in heritage and cultural diversity. She is fluent in English and Afrikaans and is keen to share the region’s cultural legacy with learners from around the world.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

Profile Image of Chantell Mcbain-Charles
Chantell Mcbain-Charles View biography
After obtaining qualifications in food technology and spending almost 20 years climbing the ladder in the food manufacturing industry, Chantell discovered her new found passion for travel — a passion which simply comes naturally. Born and bred in Cape Town during the Apartheid regime, Chantell took a special interest in heritage and cultural diversity. She is fluent in English and Afrikaans and is keen to share the region’s cultural legacy with learners from around the world.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Meals
11 Meals
5 Breakfasts
3 Lunches
3 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Lodging
Lodgings may differ by date. Select a date to see the lodgings specific to that date.
Display
Nov 12, 2024 - Nov 18, 2024
  • Nov 12, 2024 - Nov 18, 2024
  • Jun 12, 2024 - Jun 18, 2024
  • Jul 13, 2024 - Jul 19, 2024
  • Jul 31, 2024 - Aug 06, 2024
  • Aug 31, 2024 - Sep 06, 2024
  • Sep 19, 2024 - Sep 25, 2024
  • Oct 10, 2024 - Oct 16, 2024
  • Oct 24, 2024 - Oct 30, 2024
  • Nov 12, 2024 - Nov 18, 2024
5 nights
Cape Town
Located on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the Portswood provides superlative accommodation, stunning cuisine, and world-class service. This chic hotel offers free Wi-Fi, an outdoor swimming pool with terrace, cocktail bar, ForEX services, a wellness center, and 24 hour room service. The onsite Quarter Kitchen is famous for its breakfasts and its Cape Malay dishes. One of the memorable features of this historical hotel is that the restaurant and lobby are built around the original well and the holding cells for prisoners on their way to Robben Island 300 years ago. The hotel honors this history and provides guests with a unique experience. It lies withing walking distance of the many attractions of the Waterfront. Please note that it is not possible to match singles requesting a roommate on the extension, you must enroll with the single supplement if you do not have a roommate.
5 nights
Cape Town
Located on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the Portswood provides superlative accommodation, stunning cuisine, and world-class service. This chic hotel offers free Wi-Fi, an outdoor swimming pool with terrace, cocktail bar, ForEX services, a wellness center, and 24 hour room service. The onsite Quarter Kitchen is famous for its breakfasts and its Cape Malay dishes. One of the memorable features of this historical hotel is that the restaurant and lobby are built around the original well and the holding cells for prisoners on their way to Robben Island 300 years ago. The hotel honors this history and provides guests with a unique experience. It lies withing walking distance of the many attractions of the Waterfront. Please note that it is not possible to match singles requesting a roommate on the extension, you must enroll with the single supplement if you do not have a roommate.
5 nights
Cape Town
Located on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the Portswood provides superlative accommodation, stunning cuisine, and world-class service. This chic hotel offers free Wi-Fi, an outdoor swimming pool with terrace, cocktail bar, ForEX services, a wellness center, and 24 hour room service. The onsite Quarter Kitchen is famous for its breakfasts and its Cape Malay dishes. One of the memorable features of this historical hotel is that the restaurant and lobby are built around the original well and the holding cells for prisoners on their way to Robben Island 300 years ago. The hotel honors this history and provides guests with a unique experience. It lies withing walking distance of the many attractions of the Waterfront. Please note that it is not possible to match singles requesting a roommate on the extension, you must enroll with the single supplement if you do not have a roommate.
5 nights
Cape Town
Located on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the Portswood provides superlative accommodation, stunning cuisine, and world-class service. This chic hotel offers free Wi-Fi, an outdoor swimming pool with terrace, cocktail bar, ForEX services, a wellness center, and 24 hour room service. The onsite Quarter Kitchen is famous for its breakfasts and its Cape Malay dishes. One of the memorable features of this historical hotel is that the restaurant and lobby are built around the original well and the holding cells for prisoners on their way to Robben Island 300 years ago. The hotel honors this history and provides guests with a unique experience. It lies withing walking distance of the many attractions of the Waterfront. Please note that it is not possible to match singles requesting a roommate on the extension, you must enroll with the single supplement if you do not have a roommate.
5 nights
Cape Town
Located on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the Portswood provides superlative accommodation, stunning cuisine, and world-class service. This chic hotel offers free Wi-Fi, an outdoor swimming pool with terrace, cocktail bar, ForEX services, a wellness center, and 24 hour room service. The onsite Quarter Kitchen is famous for its breakfasts and its Cape Malay dishes. One of the memorable features of this historical hotel is that the restaurant and lobby are built around the original well and the holding cells for prisoners on their way to Robben Island 300 years ago. The hotel honors this history and provides guests with a unique experience. It lies withing walking distance of the many attractions of the Waterfront. Please note that it is not possible to match singles requesting a roommate on the extension, you must enroll with the single supplement if you do not have a roommate.
5 nights
Cape Town
Located on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the Portswood provides superlative accommodation, stunning cuisine, and world-class service. This chic hotel offers free Wi-Fi, an outdoor swimming pool with terrace, cocktail bar, ForEX services, a wellness center, and 24 hour room service. The onsite Quarter Kitchen is famous for its breakfasts and its Cape Malay dishes. One of the memorable features of this historical hotel is that the restaurant and lobby are built around the original well and the holding cells for prisoners on their way to Robben Island 300 years ago. The hotel honors this history and provides guests with a unique experience. It lies withing walking distance of the many attractions of the Waterfront. Please note that it is not possible to match singles requesting a roommate on the extension, you must enroll with the single supplement if you do not have a roommate.
5 nights
Cape Town
The Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge boasts an enviable location in the heart of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, an exciting haven for harbor vessels, fishing boats, lounging seals, and travelers looking to see Nobel Square (statues of South Africa's four Nobel Prize winners) or to shop and dine with Cape Town's best. The lodge offers comfortable and stylish accommodation in the “Mother City." Within the hotel, enjoy stunning views of the harbor as well as Table Mountain. This modern, recently refurbished hotel provides a full range of services including multiple eateries, free wireless hotspots throughout the hotel and knowledgeable staff.
5 nights
Cape Town
Located on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the Portswood provides superlative accommodation, stunning cuisine, and world-class service. This chic hotel offers free Wi-Fi, an outdoor swimming pool with terrace, cocktail bar, ForEX services, a wellness center, and 24 hour room service. The onsite Quarter Kitchen is famous for its breakfasts and its Cape Malay dishes. One of the memorable features of this historical hotel is that the restaurant and lobby are built around the original well and the holding cells for prisoners on their way to Robben Island 300 years ago. The hotel honors this history and provides guests with a unique experience. It lies withing walking distance of the many attractions of the Waterfront. Please note that it is not possible to match singles requesting a roommate on the extension, you must enroll with the single supplement if you do not have a roommate.





Recommended For You

loading spinner