South Africa
Extension: The Best of Cape Town
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.
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Program No. 13597RJ
6 days
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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. Taste some of South Africa’s famous wines on an excursion to the Cape Winelands and visit historically important sites in the "Mother City."
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles on paved, possibly uneven paths with no handholds.
Program Extension
Program Extension
Since you’re already traveling to your program, why not arrive a little earlier or stay a little longer to dig deeper or explore a new place or topic? Before you enroll in an extension, be sure you are enrolled in the main program first.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • 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.
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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.
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