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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Mervyn Sparks
A dual citizen of England and South Africa, Mervyn Sparks left the field of financial management in 1995 to devote himself full time to helping visitors explore his adopted home of Cape Town. Since then, Mervyn has gained extensive experience of South Africa’s diverse peoples and environments during a period of historic transformation. He enjoys giving Road Scholar participants a thorough picture of modern-day life in Cape Town and the history behind it.
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