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Roots Africa Tours offers comfortable, air-conditioned private airport transfers, led by South African Tourism registered guides.

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Roots Africa Tours


Roots Africa Tours offers comfortable, guided tours in luxury, air-conditioned vehicles, led by South African Tourism-registered guides. Operating seven days a week, the company also offers various other options, including a tailor-made itinerary.


PRIVATE AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Roots Africa Tours offers comfortable, air-conditioned private airport transfers, led by South African Tourism registered guides.

Contact us and let us arrange a convenient pick up with one of our experienced drivers.
Consultant : Roots Africa Tours Business Hours: 07:00 am To 06:00 pm

, 8 Allen Drive Loevenstein 7530, Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

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The first photo stop is at Maiden’s Cove. From this magnificent lookout visitors have a glimpse of Cape Town’s beaches awarded blue flag status by The Discovery Travel Channel and also rated by Forbes as one of the Top 10 Topless beaches in the world.





The tour then continues through Camps Bay, along the curved coastal road set against the Twelve Apostles en route to Hout Bay, a charming fishing hamlet set in one of many valleys along the Atlantic Seaboard of the Cape Peninsula. Here we visit the historical and still-working fishing harbor where visitors get to test their bargaining skills against that of the local crafters as you browse for souvenirs. In Hout Bay you can enjoy some of the best fish and chips in the world. Alternatively guests can (on their own account) also take this opportunity to enjoy a short boat trip to Seal Island where more than 70 000 South African fur seals laze around on the rocks or frolic in the freezing water of the Atlantic.





Leaving Hout Bay, guests are treated to one of the highlights of the day: Chapman’s Peak Drive. Carved out of the face of the near-vertical western flank of the mountain range, this spectacular drive was regarded as a major engineering feat at its completion. This dramatic drive ends with panoramic views across the bay and an overview of the 8km long, unspoiled soft white sandy beaches of Noordhoek.





Now the tour makes its way toward the crème de la crème, the best of the best: The Cape of Good Hope. Situated in 17 750 hectares of nature reserve and home to a variety of wildlife, this expanse of land has captured the imagination of European sailors from the moment they first laid eyes upon it. From the still functional lighthouse at the most south western point of the African continent, guests overlook the mythical place where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meets.





After leaving The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, the tour continues to Boulders Beach, where guests are afforded the unique opportunity to view a colony of African Jackass Penguins at close range. This endangered land-based penguin colony at Boulders Beach is one of only a few in the world, and viewing is facilitated by the recently constructed boardwalks taking you within a few meters of the birds.





The tour then continues through Simons Town, home to the South African Navy. One last mountain pass offers guests their first panoramic view across False Bay, the Indian Ocean and the greater peninsula before making the journey back into the city. A visit to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is optional on our return to the city.All prices for day tours include entry fee to Nature


Reserve and Wine Tasting only.
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Roots Africa Tours


Roots Africa Tours offers comfortable, guided tours in luxury, air-conditioned vehicles, led by South African Tourism-registered guides. Operating seven days a week, the company also offers various other options, including a tailor-made itinerary.


CAPE POINT & PENINSULA TOUR

The first photo stop is at Maiden’s Cove. From this magnificent lookout visitors have a glimpse of Cape Town’s beaches awarded blue flag status by The Discovery Travel Channel and also rated by Forbes as one of the Top 10 Topless beaches in the world.





The tour then continues through Camps Bay, along the curved coastal road set against the Twelve Apostles en route to Hout Bay, a charming fishing hamlet set in one of many valleys along the Atlantic Seaboard of the Cape Peninsula. Here we visit the historical and still-working fishing harbor where visitors get to test their bargaining skills against that of the local crafters as you browse for souvenirs. In Hout Bay you can enjoy some of the best fish and chips in the world. Alternatively guests can (on their own account) also take this opportunity to enjoy a short boat trip to Seal Island where more than 70 000 South African fur seals laze around on the rocks or frolic in the freezing water of the Atlantic.





Leaving Hout Bay, guests are treated to one of the highlights of the day: Chapman’s Peak Drive. Carved out of the face of the near-vertical western flank of the mountain range, this spectacular drive was regarded as a major engineering feat at its completion. This dramatic drive ends with panoramic views across the bay and an overview of the 8km long, unspoiled soft white sandy beaches of Noordhoek.





Now the tour makes its way toward the crème de la crème, the best of the best: The Cape of Good Hope. Situated in 17 750 hectares of nature reserve and home to a variety of wildlife, this expanse of land has captured the imagination of European sailors from the moment they first laid eyes upon it. From the still functional lighthouse at the most south western point of the African continent, guests overlook the mythical place where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meets.





After leaving The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, the tour continues to Boulders Beach, where guests are afforded the unique opportunity to view a colony of African Jackass Penguins at close range. This endangered land-based penguin colony at Boulders Beach is one of only a few in the world, and viewing is facilitated by the recently constructed boardwalks taking you within a few meters of the birds.





The tour then continues through Simons Town, home to the South African Navy. One last mountain pass offers guests their first panoramic view across False Bay, the Indian Ocean and the greater peninsula before making the journey back into the city. A visit to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is optional on our return to the city.All prices for day tours include entry fee to Nature


Reserve and Wine Tasting only.
Consultant : Roots Africa Tours Business Hours: 07:00 am To 06:00 pm

, 8 Allen Drive Loevenstein 7530, Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

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The tour departs from the city, along the N1 highway en route to Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch; towns not only celebrated for their wines but also for a variety of cheeses, olives and much more.
First stop, Paarl. Originally called Tortoise Mountain by the indigenous Khoikhoi and San people, Paarl is said to have been renamed in 1657 when Dutch settlers, who after a rainstorm, saw the large granite outcrop glistening in the new sun, hence naming it “de Diamondt en de Peerlberg” (Diamond and Pearl Mountain) from which the now name “Paarl” was derived.
On our arrival at Paarl, we pass by the Afrikaans Language Monument en route to our first wine tasting stop at the Fairview Wine & Cheese Estate. Situated on 350 hectares of decomposed granite soil on the south western slopes of the Paarl Mountain, Fairview Wine Estate is one of the pioneers of wine production in the region. Guests are invited to taste and pair their favourite premier tiered wines with a variety of goats cheeses on offer in the delightfully relaxing ambiance of what was formerly one of the farm’s old wine cellars. A tour of the cellars and an overview of the production processes can be included on request.
Paarl is the third oldest town in South Africa (after Cape Town and Stellenbosch) and gained international attention on 11 February 1990 when Nelson Mandela was release from one of the prisons here, then called Victor Verster Correctional Centre. After leaving Fairview Wine Estate, we stop at the gates of the prison for a brief photo stop at Nelson Mandela’s world renowned “Long Walk to Freedom” statue before continuing to Franschhoek.
In and amongst a wealth of natural rustic beauty lay opulent wine estates that produce the crisp white wines and classic French-style red wines that this region has become known for.
Meaning “French Corner”, Franschhoek was first settled into in 1688 by French Huguenot refugees who were given land by the Dutch government. Shortly after their introduction into the region, many of the estates were named after the areas in France from which the refugees came i.e. La Motte, Champagne Estates, etc. and produced wines sought after by Napoleon, Bismarck and more.
In Franschhoek, we drive to the top of the mountain pass for a photo stop with panoramic views back across the valley. On return down the mountain pass, guests are invited to leisurely self-walk the streets of this historically preserved Cape Dutch town and browse through a variety of boutique stores. While here, guests are presented with an exquisite choice of lunch venues to choose from.
If time allows, guests are treated to another wine tasting en route to Stellenbosch.
Second only to Cape Town itself, Stellenbosch is the next oldest town and European settlement in South Africa. The town is also affectionately referred to as “Eikestad” in Afrikaans or the “City of Oaks” owing to the scores of oak trees planted by its founder to charm the streets of his new home.All prices for day tours include entry fee to Nature
Reserve and Wine Tasting only.
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Roots Africa Tours


Roots Africa Tours offers comfortable, guided tours in luxury, air-conditioned vehicles, led by South African Tourism-registered guides. Operating seven days a week, the company also offers various other options, including a tailor-made itinerary.


WINELANDS TOUR

The tour departs from the city, along the N1 highway en route to Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch; towns not only celebrated for their wines but also for a variety of cheeses, olives and much more.
First stop, Paarl. Originally called Tortoise Mountain by the indigenous Khoikhoi and San people, Paarl is said to have been renamed in 1657 when Dutch settlers, who after a rainstorm, saw the large granite outcrop glistening in the new sun, hence naming it “de Diamondt en de Peerlberg” (Diamond and Pearl Mountain) from which the now name “Paarl” was derived.
On our arrival at Paarl, we pass by the Afrikaans Language Monument en route to our first wine tasting stop at the Fairview Wine & Cheese Estate. Situated on 350 hectares of decomposed granite soil on the south western slopes of the Paarl Mountain, Fairview Wine Estate is one of the pioneers of wine production in the region. Guests are invited to taste and pair their favourite premier tiered wines with a variety of goats cheeses on offer in the delightfully relaxing ambiance of what was formerly one of the farm’s old wine cellars. A tour of the cellars and an overview of the production processes can be included on request.
Paarl is the third oldest town in South Africa (after Cape Town and Stellenbosch) and gained international attention on 11 February 1990 when Nelson Mandela was release from one of the prisons here, then called Victor Verster Correctional Centre. After leaving Fairview Wine Estate, we stop at the gates of the prison for a brief photo stop at Nelson Mandela’s world renowned “Long Walk to Freedom” statue before continuing to Franschhoek.
In and amongst a wealth of natural rustic beauty lay opulent wine estates that produce the crisp white wines and classic French-style red wines that this region has become known for.
Meaning “French Corner”, Franschhoek was first settled into in 1688 by French Huguenot refugees who were given land by the Dutch government. Shortly after their introduction into the region, many of the estates were named after the areas in France from which the refugees came i.e. La Motte, Champagne Estates, etc. and produced wines sought after by Napoleon, Bismarck and more.
In Franschhoek, we drive to the top of the mountain pass for a photo stop with panoramic views back across the valley. On return down the mountain pass, guests are invited to leisurely self-walk the streets of this historically preserved Cape Dutch town and browse through a variety of boutique stores. While here, guests are presented with an exquisite choice of lunch venues to choose from.
If time allows, guests are treated to another wine tasting en route to Stellenbosch.
Second only to Cape Town itself, Stellenbosch is the next oldest town and European settlement in South Africa. The town is also affectionately referred to as “Eikestad” in Afrikaans or the “City of Oaks” owing to the scores of oak trees planted by its founder to charm the streets of his new home.All prices for day tours include entry fee to Nature
Reserve and Wine Tasting only.
Consultant : Roots Africa Tours Business Hours: 07:00 am To 06:00 pm

, 8 Allen Drive Loevenstein 7530, Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

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Departing from Cape Town city centre, the first stop is in the Bo Kaap. Here we discuss why the arrival of a small expedition of Dutch sailors in 1652 proved to be a monumental turning point in the South African history. Taking a short walk along the romantic cobble stone streets between the brightly coloured homes, your tour guide explains how the framework for racial segregation was established.

Passing some of Cape Town’s landmarks, a short drive brings us to District 6 where we elaborate on the next tier in the South African story: Apartheid South Africa. Once in District 6, we drive through the now decaying ruins of what once was a flourishing mixed race community where 60 000 people lived and worked, but was demolished only to be reserved exclusively for whites. We further elaborate on the introduction of Apartheid, the legislation to justify the demolition of District 6, and the consequences thereof.

The journey continues to Langa, the oldest Black African Township in Cape Town. Along the way we elaborate on the restrictive legislation introduced by the Apartheid regime to enforce racial segregation. On arrival in Langa, we have a photo stop at the site that commemorates the student uprising of 1976, discuss the Pass Laws and the barracks built for African migrant workers.
Now en route to Khayelitsha, we start introducing the last (but most important) leg of the tour: The New South Africa. On arrival in Khayelitsha, reputed to be the largest and fastest growing township in South Africa, the first stop is at the Philani Health and Nutrition Project where guests interact with local mothers who participate in a Women’s Empowerment Programme initiated by Swedish doctor, Dr. Ingrid le Roux.

Depending on a range of variables (i.e. day of the week, time of day, size of the group, etc.) the tour takes on a variety of formats to best suit the guests on the day. Options include visiting a school where guests are entertained by the choir; always an overwhelming experience. Alternately a visit to the Iliso Care Society, a multi faceted outreach programme that includes a soup kitchen, day care centre, sewing project and youth choir amongst other things. Regardless of the format, every single encounter promises to be a potentially life changing experience where cultural values and personal experiences are exchanged at first hand with the locals.
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Roots Africa Tours


Roots Africa Tours offers comfortable, guided tours in luxury, air-conditioned vehicles, led by South African Tourism-registered guides. Operating seven days a week, the company also offers various other options, including a tailor-made itinerary.


TOWNSHIP TOUR

Departing from Cape Town city centre, the first stop is in the Bo Kaap. Here we discuss why the arrival of a small expedition of Dutch sailors in 1652 proved to be a monumental turning point in the South African history. Taking a short walk along the romantic cobble stone streets between the brightly coloured homes, your tour guide explains how the framework for racial segregation was established.

Passing some of Cape Town’s landmarks, a short drive brings us to District 6 where we elaborate on the next tier in the South African story: Apartheid South Africa. Once in District 6, we drive through the now decaying ruins of what once was a flourishing mixed race community where 60 000 people lived and worked, but was demolished only to be reserved exclusively for whites. We further elaborate on the introduction of Apartheid, the legislation to justify the demolition of District 6, and the consequences thereof.

The journey continues to Langa, the oldest Black African Township in Cape Town. Along the way we elaborate on the restrictive legislation introduced by the Apartheid regime to enforce racial segregation. On arrival in Langa, we have a photo stop at the site that commemorates the student uprising of 1976, discuss the Pass Laws and the barracks built for African migrant workers.
Now en route to Khayelitsha, we start introducing the last (but most important) leg of the tour: The New South Africa. On arrival in Khayelitsha, reputed to be the largest and fastest growing township in South Africa, the first stop is at the Philani Health and Nutrition Project where guests interact with local mothers who participate in a Women’s Empowerment Programme initiated by Swedish doctor, Dr. Ingrid le Roux.

Depending on a range of variables (i.e. day of the week, time of day, size of the group, etc.) the tour takes on a variety of formats to best suit the guests on the day. Options include visiting a school where guests are entertained by the choir; always an overwhelming experience. Alternately a visit to the Iliso Care Society, a multi faceted outreach programme that includes a soup kitchen, day care centre, sewing project and youth choir amongst other things. Regardless of the format, every single encounter promises to be a potentially life changing experience where cultural values and personal experiences are exchanged at first hand with the locals.
Consultant : Roots Africa Tours Business Hours: 07:00 am To 06:00 pm

, 8 Allen Drive Loevenstein 7530, Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

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Designed to orientate you both culturally and geographically, the city tour dazzles visitors from its historical beginnings to its breath taking views across the city and ocean.

Not to be missed, a Cape Town city tour offers a taste of the thriving Mother City within the shelter of Table Mountain, one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. Amongst the Mother City’s top attractions, you will find a fascinating selection ranging from the impressive Castle of Good Hope to the vibrant and multi-coloured cottages of the Bo Kaap, the lively Green Market Square, the South African Museum, the beautiful Company Gardens and plenty more.

From the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle, accompanied by an experienced and knowledgeable guide, Cape Town’s fantastic scenery, Mediterranean climate and friendly people will leave you wanting more. One of the world’s favourite holiday destinations, you will be able to learn more about the city’s surrounds and culture as the tour is sure to create lasting memories.

It is impossible to picture Cape Town without the iconic outline of Table Mountain in the background. The view from below is one thing, but it is quite another to be atop the mountain. Here one is afforded breathtaking uninterrupted panoramic views of Cape Town, Robben Island; the Peninsula with its beautiful beaches and beyond. A flat plateau gives this mountain its unique shape and when the conditions are right a mass of cloud streams over the edge, giving the mountain its table cloth. Visitors and locals alike flock to the mountain for hiking, sight-seeing and other activities.

The city was established as a Dutch halfway station in the 16th century, providing protection and refreshment to weary sailors on their journey around the tip of Africa on route to the Dutch East India. What would become a boiling pot of cultural diversities and foreign influences, it grew steadily through the centuries off French and Dutch settlers, Indonesian and Madagascan slaves as well as English colonists
The Castle of Good Hope is a star fort built in the 17th century. Originally located on the coastline of Table Bay, following land reclamation the fort is now located in the heart of the city. The Castle is the oldest existing colonial building in South Africa and is considered the best preserved example of a Dutch East Indian Company fort in the world which also serves as a museum.

Positioned up against the neckline of Signal Hill, the Malay Quarter (also known as the Bo-Kaap) is a charming and energetic area that was somehow bypassed in the forced removal policies of the Apartheid government. In the early 18th century, a multitude of slaves from Java, Ceylon and other Far Eastern regions were brought to Cape Town, with their descendants known as the Cape Malay’s having settled here after slavery was abolished. This area is characterised by its multi-coloured cottages and steep cobbled streets, as well as its exotic Malay culture. No tours in the Mother City would be complete without a visit to the Bo-Kaap.
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Roots Africa Tours


Roots Africa Tours offers comfortable, guided tours in luxury, air-conditioned vehicles, led by South African Tourism-registered guides. Operating seven days a week, the company also offers various other options, including a tailor-made itinerary.


CITY TOUR & TABLE MOUNTAIN

Designed to orientate you both culturally and geographically, the city tour dazzles visitors from its historical beginnings to its breath taking views across the city and ocean.

Not to be missed, a Cape Town city tour offers a taste of the thriving Mother City within the shelter of Table Mountain, one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. Amongst the Mother City’s top attractions, you will find a fascinating selection ranging from the impressive Castle of Good Hope to the vibrant and multi-coloured cottages of the Bo Kaap, the lively Green Market Square, the South African Museum, the beautiful Company Gardens and plenty more.

From the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle, accompanied by an experienced and knowledgeable guide, Cape Town’s fantastic scenery, Mediterranean climate and friendly people will leave you wanting more. One of the world’s favourite holiday destinations, you will be able to learn more about the city’s surrounds and culture as the tour is sure to create lasting memories.

It is impossible to picture Cape Town without the iconic outline of Table Mountain in the background. The view from below is one thing, but it is quite another to be atop the mountain. Here one is afforded breathtaking uninterrupted panoramic views of Cape Town, Robben Island; the Peninsula with its beautiful beaches and beyond. A flat plateau gives this mountain its unique shape and when the conditions are right a mass of cloud streams over the edge, giving the mountain its table cloth. Visitors and locals alike flock to the mountain for hiking, sight-seeing and other activities.

The city was established as a Dutch halfway station in the 16th century, providing protection and refreshment to weary sailors on their journey around the tip of Africa on route to the Dutch East India. What would become a boiling pot of cultural diversities and foreign influences, it grew steadily through the centuries off French and Dutch settlers, Indonesian and Madagascan slaves as well as English colonists
The Castle of Good Hope is a star fort built in the 17th century. Originally located on the coastline of Table Bay, following land reclamation the fort is now located in the heart of the city. The Castle is the oldest existing colonial building in South Africa and is considered the best preserved example of a Dutch East Indian Company fort in the world which also serves as a museum.

Positioned up against the neckline of Signal Hill, the Malay Quarter (also known as the Bo-Kaap) is a charming and energetic area that was somehow bypassed in the forced removal policies of the Apartheid government. In the early 18th century, a multitude of slaves from Java, Ceylon and other Far Eastern regions were brought to Cape Town, with their descendants known as the Cape Malay’s having settled here after slavery was abolished. This area is characterised by its multi-coloured cottages and steep cobbled streets, as well as its exotic Malay culture. No tours in the Mother City would be complete without a visit to the Bo-Kaap.
Consultant : Roots Africa Tours Business Hours: 07:00 am To 06:00 pm

, 8 Allen Drive Loevenstein 7530, Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

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Driving out of the city southeast along the N2 highway, the tour continues along a 45min drive past the town of Somerset West before arriving at the start of the Sir Lowry’s Mountain Pass. Originally known as the Eland’s Pass by the indigenous Khoi people, Sir Lowry’s Pass had its first recorded ox-wagon crossing in 1664. The original track markings left by these wagons being hauled over the pass can still be seen today and in 1958 was declared a National Monument. From the start of Sir Lowry’s Pass all the way to the summit, some 420m above sea level, visitors enjoy panoramic views over the low-lying white sandy beaches that stretch back towards Cape Town.

The tour passes over the Hottentots-Holland mountain range and descends into the Elgin apple farming valley. Approaching our destination, Hermanus is a delightful hamlet set along Walker Bay on the South Coast, 115km southeast of Cape Town. The towns’ pristine blue flag beaches and ‘champagne air’ have been enchanting guests over the years.

Hermanus is most popular – and best known – for “hosting” the giants of the sea; the Southern Right Whales and offers visitors the best shore-based whale watching in the world. Hermanus also has the only Whale Crier in the world. Since 2006, Zolile Baleni sounds his kelp horn from as early as June through to December to announce where whales have been sighted. More than 100 whales visit the Hermanus area during this time. In addition to the whales, huge schools of dolphins, seals and a wide variety of birdlife are also often seen on these trips.Aside from the awesome natural attractions, Hermanus is filled with great restaurants and fabulous boutique shops. The size of the town makes it perfect to be explored on foot. Small picturesque cliffs that edge Hermanus are threaded with paths, perfect for getting a clear view of the surrounding waters.
En route back to Cape Town, the tour will return along the R44 Coastal Road, a scenic expanse between Hermanus and Gordon’s Bay known as the Cape Whale Coast for many opportunities for spotting these remarkable creatures of the sea. Along this pristine stretch is a rustic collection of villages, farms, rivers, bays and coves.
A short drive down the coast brings us to the seaside village of Betty’s Bay. Sitting on a thin strip of land, protected by the Kogelberg Mountains on one side, overlooking the ocean on the other; Betty’s Bay is home to a thriving fishing community. It also holds one of only three land based penguin colonies in South Africa. These cheerful, yet boisterous sea birds have been placed on the endangered list after seeing a 90% population decline over the last 60 years. Here visitors are invited to watch the African Penguins play, and come within close proximity to them from the well-constructed wooden walkways.
From the penguins at Betty’s Bay, the tour continues to meander along the coastal road that hugs the cliffs of False Bay, a spectacular natural area covered in pristine Cape ‘Fynbos’, another key eco-conservation area. As we travel up this stretch of coast you can relax and enjoy South Africa’s spectacular scenery once more before returning to the city.

*Optional boat trip for close encounter with whales can be arranged.
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Roots Africa Tours


Roots Africa Tours offers comfortable, guided tours in luxury, air-conditioned vehicles, led by South African Tourism-registered guides. Operating seven days a week, the company also offers various other options, including a tailor-made itinerary.


HERMANUS WHALE ROUTE

Driving out of the city southeast along the N2 highway, the tour continues along a 45min drive past the town of Somerset West before arriving at the start of the Sir Lowry’s Mountain Pass. Originally known as the Eland’s Pass by the indigenous Khoi people, Sir Lowry’s Pass had its first recorded ox-wagon crossing in 1664. The original track markings left by these wagons being hauled over the pass can still be seen today and in 1958 was declared a National Monument. From the start of Sir Lowry’s Pass all the way to the summit, some 420m above sea level, visitors enjoy panoramic views over the low-lying white sandy beaches that stretch back towards Cape Town.

The tour passes over the Hottentots-Holland mountain range and descends into the Elgin apple farming valley. Approaching our destination, Hermanus is a delightful hamlet set along Walker Bay on the South Coast, 115km southeast of Cape Town. The towns’ pristine blue flag beaches and ‘champagne air’ have been enchanting guests over the years.

Hermanus is most popular – and best known – for “hosting” the giants of the sea; the Southern Right Whales and offers visitors the best shore-based whale watching in the world. Hermanus also has the only Whale Crier in the world. Since 2006, Zolile Baleni sounds his kelp horn from as early as June through to December to announce where whales have been sighted. More than 100 whales visit the Hermanus area during this time. In addition to the whales, huge schools of dolphins, seals and a wide variety of birdlife are also often seen on these trips.Aside from the awesome natural attractions, Hermanus is filled with great restaurants and fabulous boutique shops. The size of the town makes it perfect to be explored on foot. Small picturesque cliffs that edge Hermanus are threaded with paths, perfect for getting a clear view of the surrounding waters.
En route back to Cape Town, the tour will return along the R44 Coastal Road, a scenic expanse between Hermanus and Gordon’s Bay known as the Cape Whale Coast for many opportunities for spotting these remarkable creatures of the sea. Along this pristine stretch is a rustic collection of villages, farms, rivers, bays and coves.
A short drive down the coast brings us to the seaside village of Betty’s Bay. Sitting on a thin strip of land, protected by the Kogelberg Mountains on one side, overlooking the ocean on the other; Betty’s Bay is home to a thriving fishing community. It also holds one of only three land based penguin colonies in South Africa. These cheerful, yet boisterous sea birds have been placed on the endangered list after seeing a 90% population decline over the last 60 years. Here visitors are invited to watch the African Penguins play, and come within close proximity to them from the well-constructed wooden walkways.
From the penguins at Betty’s Bay, the tour continues to meander along the coastal road that hugs the cliffs of False Bay, a spectacular natural area covered in pristine Cape ‘Fynbos’, another key eco-conservation area. As we travel up this stretch of coast you can relax and enjoy South Africa’s spectacular scenery once more before returning to the city.

*Optional boat trip for close encounter with whales can be arranged.
Consultant : Roots Africa Tours Business Hours: 07:00 am To 06:00 pm

, 8 Allen Drive Loevenstein 7530, Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

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Guests are guided along a power packed full day tour to see the best of the Cape Peninsula and Winelands in one all-encompassing round trip. This tour is ideal for visitors who wish to enjoy the best of the Mother City in just one day.

Full Day 09h00 – 18h00

The tour departs from the scenic city bowl situated at the foot of Table Mountain, along the curved coastal road set against the Twelve Apostles en route to The Cape of Good Hope. Then through Simons Town via the Indian Ocean en route to Winelands to enjoy a short walk through and wine tasting in the 18th century Cape Dutch styled historical heart of the South African wine region.
The tour now makes its way toward the crème de la crème, the best of the best: The Cape of Good Hope. Situated in 17 750 hectares of nature reserve and home to a variety of wildlife, this expanse of land has captured the imagination of European sailors from the moment they first laid eyes upon it. From the still functional lighthouse at the most south western point of the African continent, guest overlook the mythical place where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet.

After leaving The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, the tour continues to Boulders Beach, where guests are afforded the unique opportunity to view a colony of African Jackass Penguins for own account, one of only a few in the world.

The tour continues through Simons Town, home to the South African Navy. A short drive through this coastal town – named after the Dutch governor Simon van der Stel – leads guests along either the coastal roads of Fish Hoek or alternatively the mountain pass via Silver Mines; both offering the guests their first panoramic views across the endless beaches of the False Bay, the Indian Ocean and the greater peninsula.

The tour continues onto and along the R310 coastal road with 20kms of unprecedented panoramic views of the False Bay coast line before cutting inland en route to the Winelands.

Once in the Winelands, we journey to Stellenbosch for a short walk between the quaint galleries, charming restaurants and bustling coffee shops now set in and amongst this 18th century Cape Dutch styled historical heart of the South African wine region. Here guests enjoy a final wine tasting before returning to Cape Town.All prices for day tours include entry fee to Nature
Reserve and Wine Tasting only.
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Roots Africa Tours


Roots Africa Tours offers comfortable, guided tours in luxury, air-conditioned vehicles, led by South African Tourism-registered guides. Operating seven days a week, the company also offers various other options, including a tailor-made itinerary.


GRAND COMBO

Guests are guided along a power packed full day tour to see the best of the Cape Peninsula and Winelands in one all-encompassing round trip. This tour is ideal for visitors who wish to enjoy the best of the Mother City in just one day.

Full Day 09h00 – 18h00

The tour departs from the scenic city bowl situated at the foot of Table Mountain, along the curved coastal road set against the Twelve Apostles en route to The Cape of Good Hope. Then through Simons Town via the Indian Ocean en route to Winelands to enjoy a short walk through and wine tasting in the 18th century Cape Dutch styled historical heart of the South African wine region.
The tour now makes its way toward the crème de la crème, the best of the best: The Cape of Good Hope. Situated in 17 750 hectares of nature reserve and home to a variety of wildlife, this expanse of land has captured the imagination of European sailors from the moment they first laid eyes upon it. From the still functional lighthouse at the most south western point of the African continent, guest overlook the mythical place where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet.

After leaving The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, the tour continues to Boulders Beach, where guests are afforded the unique opportunity to view a colony of African Jackass Penguins for own account, one of only a few in the world.

The tour continues through Simons Town, home to the South African Navy. A short drive through this coastal town – named after the Dutch governor Simon van der Stel – leads guests along either the coastal roads of Fish Hoek or alternatively the mountain pass via Silver Mines; both offering the guests their first panoramic views across the endless beaches of the False Bay, the Indian Ocean and the greater peninsula.

The tour continues onto and along the R310 coastal road with 20kms of unprecedented panoramic views of the False Bay coast line before cutting inland en route to the Winelands.

Once in the Winelands, we journey to Stellenbosch for a short walk between the quaint galleries, charming restaurants and bustling coffee shops now set in and amongst this 18th century Cape Dutch styled historical heart of the South African wine region. Here guests enjoy a final wine tasting before returning to Cape Town.All prices for day tours include entry fee to Nature
Reserve and Wine Tasting only.
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, 8 Allen Drive Loevenstein 7530, Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

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GARDEN ROUTE: 4 x Days/ 3 x Nights
Day 1:
Travel through the scenic mountains of the Little Karoo with its changing scenery from lush farmland to semi-desert areas, making this a day full of surprises before arriving among warm welcomes at our B&B venue.
Overnight in Oudtshoorn
Day 2:
Awake to the freshness of the Karoo. After a hearty breakfast we visit the world famous Cango Caves, for a fascinating guided tour.
We then set off to the Crocodile and Cheetah Farm to see these pre-historic creatures and cats.
Even more fascinating is the ostrich farm where to stop for a lunch break and tour.
The afternoon brings us over the mountains through George and the Wilderness en route to Knysna
Overnight in Knysna
Day 3:
After breakfast we depart for a private Game Reserve where we join an exhilarating game drive for an excellent chance of experiencing close encounters with rhinoceros, lion, buffalo, giraffe, black impala etc, before ending the day with an afternoon at leisure.
Overnight in Knysna
Day 4:
We depart for the small southern Cape harbour town of Mossel Bay for a visit to the Dias Museum, built on the site where the Portuguese explorers first met the indigenous Khoi in 1488.
After a short lunch break we leave for Cape Town via the farmlands and rolling hills of the Overberg Region.
END OF TOUR
Note: Cost includes entrance fees specified, accommodation and breakfasts.
Lunches, dinners, drinks and items of a personal nature are excluded.
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Roots Africa Tours offers comfortable, guided tours in luxury, air-conditioned vehicles, led by South African Tourism-registered guides. Operating seven days a week, the company also offers various other options, including a tailor-made itinerary.


GARDEN ROUTE TOUR

GARDEN ROUTE: 4 x Days/ 3 x Nights
Day 1:
Travel through the scenic mountains of the Little Karoo with its changing scenery from lush farmland to semi-desert areas, making this a day full of surprises before arriving among warm welcomes at our B&B venue.
Overnight in Oudtshoorn
Day 2:
Awake to the freshness of the Karoo. After a hearty breakfast we visit the world famous Cango Caves, for a fascinating guided tour.
We then set off to the Crocodile and Cheetah Farm to see these pre-historic creatures and cats.
Even more fascinating is the ostrich farm where to stop for a lunch break and tour.
The afternoon brings us over the mountains through George and the Wilderness en route to Knysna
Overnight in Knysna
Day 3:
After breakfast we depart for a private Game Reserve where we join an exhilarating game drive for an excellent chance of experiencing close encounters with rhinoceros, lion, buffalo, giraffe, black impala etc, before ending the day with an afternoon at leisure.
Overnight in Knysna
Day 4:
We depart for the small southern Cape harbour town of Mossel Bay for a visit to the Dias Museum, built on the site where the Portuguese explorers first met the indigenous Khoi in 1488.
After a short lunch break we leave for Cape Town via the farmlands and rolling hills of the Overberg Region.
END OF TOUR
Note: Cost includes entrance fees specified, accommodation and breakfasts.
Lunches, dinners, drinks and items of a personal nature are excluded.
Consultant : Roots Africa Tours Business Hours: 07:00 am To 06:00 pm

, 8 Allen Drive Loevenstein 7530, Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

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GARDEN ROUTE: 4 x Days/ 3 x Nights
Day 1:
Travel through the scenic mountains of the Little Karoo with its changing scenery from lush farmland to semi-desert areas, making this a day full of surprises before arriving among warm welcomes at our B&B venue.
Overnight in Oudtshoorn
Day 2:
Awake to the freshness of the Karoo. After a hearty breakfast we visit the world famous Cango Caves, for a fascinating guided tour.
We then set off to the Crocodile and Cheetah Farm to see these pre-historic creatures and cats.
Even more fascinating is the ostrich farm where to stop for a lunch break and tour.
The afternoon brings us over the mountains through George and the Wilderness en route to Knysna
Overnight in Knysna
Day 3:
After breakfast we depart for a private Game Reserve where we join an exhilarating game drive for an excellent chance of experiencing close encounters with rhinoceros, lion, buffalo, giraffe, black impala etc, before ending the day with an afternoon at leisure.
Overnight in Knysna
Day 4:
We depart for the small southern Cape harbour town of Mossel Bay for a visit to the Dias Museum, built on the site where the Portuguese explorers first met the indigenous Khoi in 1488.
After a short lunch break we leave for Cape Town via the farmlands and rolling hills of the Overberg Region.
END OF TOUR
Note: Cost includes entrance fees specified, accommodation and breakfasts.
Lunches, dinners, drinks and items of a personal nature are excluded.
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Roots Africa Tours


Roots Africa Tours offers comfortable, guided tours in luxury, air-conditioned vehicles, led by South African Tourism-registered guides. Operating seven days a week, the company also offers various other options, including a tailor-made itinerary.


GARDEN ROUTE TOUR

GARDEN ROUTE: 4 x Days/ 3 x Nights
Day 1:
Travel through the scenic mountains of the Little Karoo with its changing scenery from lush farmland to semi-desert areas, making this a day full of surprises before arriving among warm welcomes at our B&B venue.
Overnight in Oudtshoorn
Day 2:
Awake to the freshness of the Karoo. After a hearty breakfast we visit the world famous Cango Caves, for a fascinating guided tour.
We then set off to the Crocodile and Cheetah Farm to see these pre-historic creatures and cats.
Even more fascinating is the ostrich farm where to stop for a lunch break and tour.
The afternoon brings us over the mountains through George and the Wilderness en route to Knysna
Overnight in Knysna
Day 3:
After breakfast we depart for a private Game Reserve where we join an exhilarating game drive for an excellent chance of experiencing close encounters with rhinoceros, lion, buffalo, giraffe, black impala etc, before ending the day with an afternoon at leisure.
Overnight in Knysna
Day 4:
We depart for the small southern Cape harbour town of Mossel Bay for a visit to the Dias Museum, built on the site where the Portuguese explorers first met the indigenous Khoi in 1488.
After a short lunch break we leave for Cape Town via the farmlands and rolling hills of the Overberg Region.
END OF TOUR
Note: Cost includes entrance fees specified, accommodation and breakfasts.
Lunches, dinners, drinks and items of a personal nature are excluded.
Consultant : Roots Africa Tours Business Hours: 07:00 am To 06:00 pm

, 8 Allen Drive Loevenstein 7530, Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

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An historical trip to where Mandela was imprisoned during apartheid.

Walk to Freedom & Robben Island

Full Day – Ferry inclusive, Excludes return transfer –
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Roots Africa Tours offers comfortable, guided tours in luxury, air-conditioned vehicles, led by South African Tourism-registered guides. Operating seven days a week, the company also offers various other options, including a tailor-made itinerary.


ROBBEN ISLAND

An historical trip to where Mandela was imprisoned during apartheid.

Walk to Freedom & Robben Island

Full Day – Ferry inclusive, Excludes return transfer –
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, 8 Allen Drive Loevenstein 7530, Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

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See Great White Sharks like never before.
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Roots Africa Tours offers comfortable, guided tours in luxury, air-conditioned vehicles, led by South African Tourism-registered guides. Operating seven days a week, the company also offers various other options, including a tailor-made itinerary.


SHARK CAGE DIVING

See Great White Sharks like never before.
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, 8 Allen Drive Loevenstein 7530, Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

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Go on a game drive and see the array of wild South Africa has to offer.
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Roots Africa Tours offers comfortable, guided tours in luxury, air-conditioned vehicles, led by South African Tourism-registered guides. Operating seven days a week, the company also offers various other options, including a tailor-made itinerary.


BIG FIVE, 1 OR 2 DAY SAFARIS

Go on a game drive and see the array of wild South Africa has to offer.
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, 8 Allen Drive Loevenstein 7530, Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

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Learn with experienced instructors in the most scenic place in the world.
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Roots Africa Tours offers comfortable, guided tours in luxury, air-conditioned vehicles, led by South African Tourism-registered guides. Operating seven days a week, the company also offers various other options, including a tailor-made itinerary.


PARAGLIDING

Learn with experienced instructors in the most scenic place in the world.
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, 8 Allen Drive Loevenstein 7530, Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

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Head up the mountain and enjoy a 360 view of the splendid Cape.
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Roots Africa Tours offers comfortable, guided tours in luxury, air-conditioned vehicles, led by South African Tourism-registered guides. Operating seven days a week, the company also offers various other options, including a tailor-made itinerary.


TABLE MOUNTAIN

Head up the mountain and enjoy a 360 view of the splendid Cape.
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, 8 Allen Drive Loevenstein 7530, Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

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Get up close to the giants of the sea on this unforgettable boat trip.
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Roots Africa Tours offers comfortable, guided tours in luxury, air-conditioned vehicles, led by South African Tourism-registered guides. Operating seven days a week, the company also offers various other options, including a tailor-made itinerary.


BOAT WHALE WATCHING

Get up close to the giants of the sea on this unforgettable boat trip.
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, 8 Allen Drive Loevenstein 7530, Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

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An enthralling chance to see the Cape from a bird’s eye view.

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Roots Africa Tours offers comfortable, guided tours in luxury, air-conditioned vehicles, led by South African Tourism-registered guides. Operating seven days a week, the company also offers various other options, including a tailor-made itinerary.


HELICOPTER FLIGHTS

An enthralling chance to see the Cape from a bird’s eye view.

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, 8 Allen Drive Loevenstein 7530, Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

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Get your adrenaline going and race down the beautiful Cape Dunes.
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Roots Africa Tours offers comfortable, guided tours in luxury, air-conditioned vehicles, led by South African Tourism-registered guides. Operating seven days a week, the company also offers various other options, including a tailor-made itinerary.


SANDBOARDING

Get your adrenaline going and race down the beautiful Cape Dunes.
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, 8 Allen Drive Loevenstein 7530, Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

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Go quading between scenic dunes on this adventure filled day.
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Roots Africa Tours offers comfortable, guided tours in luxury, air-conditioned vehicles, led by South African Tourism-registered guides. Operating seven days a week, the company also offers various other options, including a tailor-made itinerary.


QUAD BIKING

Go quading between scenic dunes on this adventure filled day.
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, 8 Allen Drive Loevenstein 7530, Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

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