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.

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May 7 - May 13, 2024
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2,299
May 23 - May 29, 2024
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Jun 12 - Jun 18, 2024
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Jun 20 - Jun 26, 2024
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Jul 13 - Jul 19, 2024
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Jul 27 - Aug 2, 2024
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Itinerary Note

The Table Mountain cableway will be closed for its annual maintenance; a trip up Signal Hill will be done in its place.

Jul 31 - Aug 6, 2024
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2,299
Itinerary Note

The Table Mountain cableway will be closed for its annual maintenance; a trip up Signal Hill will be done in its place.

Aug 8 - Aug 14, 2024
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2,299
Itinerary Note

The Table Mountain cableway will be closed for its annual maintenance; a trip up Signal Hill will be done in its place.

Aug 31 - Sep 6, 2024
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2,299
Sep 19 - Sep 25, 2024
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2,299
Oct 10 - Oct 16, 2024
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2,299
Oct 24 - Oct 30, 2024
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2,299
Nov 12 - Nov 18, 2024
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2,299
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May 7 - May 13, 2024
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May 23 - May 29, 2024
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Jun 12 - Jun 18, 2024
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Jun 20 - Jun 26, 2024
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Jul 13 - Jul 19, 2024
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2,619
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Jul 27 - Aug 2, 2024
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2,619
Itinerary Note

The Table Mountain cableway will be closed for its annual maintenance; a trip up Signal Hill will be done in its place.

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Jul 31 - Aug 6, 2024
Starting at
2,619
Itinerary Note

The Table Mountain cableway will be closed for its annual maintenance; a trip up Signal Hill will be done in its place.

Filling Fast!
Aug 8 - Aug 14, 2024
Starting at
2,619
Itinerary Note

The Table Mountain cableway will be closed for its annual maintenance; a trip up Signal Hill will be done in its place.

Filling Fast!
Aug 31 - Sep 6, 2024
Starting at
2,619
Filling Fast!
Sep 19 - Sep 25, 2024
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2,619
Filling Fast!
Oct 10 - Oct 16, 2024
Starting at
2,619
Filling Fast!
Oct 24 - Oct 30, 2024
Starting at
2,619
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Nov 12 - Nov 18, 2024
Starting at
2,619

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
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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.

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

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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.
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