Day tours
In addition to these organized Tours, we would love to assist with any tailor made travel itineraries you may want to explore.

For enquires for tailor-made trips for individuals or groups, please contact: Ashleigh: tailormade@miningindaba.travel

For additional information on organized post tours as outlined below, please contact: Nicola: tours@miningindaba.travel
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Table Mountain and City Tour

CODE: TM01
TITLE: TABLE MOUNTAIN AND CITY TOUR
DATES OF TOUR: Operates daily from 3rd – 8th February 2019
TIME OF TOUR: 08:00 – 12:30 | 13:00 – 17:00
PRICE: R 540.00 per person (Excludes Cable Car Ticket)
CUT-OFF-DAY: 24 hours prior to tour departure
MEETING POINT: Alongside the Convention Centre in Walter Sisulu Avenue

Tour description:
Our drive to the city centre takes us past famous landmarks such as the Castle of Good Hope built in 1666 by the Dutch East India Company and City Hall, a baroque building and the Grand Parade. As we follow the city’s main thoroughfare, Adderley Street, we will see St. George’s Cathedral, the Anglican Diocese of Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu. We will pass the Company Gardens and the Malay Quarter [also known as the Bo-Kaap] which means "Above Cape" because of its location up against the slopes of Table Mountain. In the early 18th century, thousands of slaves from Java, Ceylon and other Far Eastern regions were brought to Cape Town. After slavery was abolished, their descendants, known as the Cape Malay’s, settled here.

Our route then leads us to Kloof Nek and the magnificent Table Mountain. We'll ascend to the top [weather permitting] by the revolving cable car. Here, we'll see wild flowers and the famous silver tree, and marvel at a birds-eye view of the city and its beaches. On a clear day it is even possible to see Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned on one side and Cape Point on the other. Descend from the Upper Cableway station to your awaiting vehicle and then proceed around Table Bay to the Milnerton area (time permitting). From here we can see Table Mountain from the same perspective as the early settlers did when they sailed into Table Bay.

Tour inclusion:
  • Fully Guided English Tour in luxury air-conditioned vehicle.
 
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Half Day Cape Point Tour

CODE: CP01
TITLE: HALF DAY CAPE POINT
DATES OF TOUR: Operates daily from 3rd – 8th February 2019
TIME OF TOUR: Half Day 08:00 – 12:30 | 13:30 – 18:00 / Full Day 08:00 – 17:00
PRICE: Half Day R 920.00 per person / Full Day R 1 250.00
CUT-OFF-DAY: 24 hours prior to tour departure
MEETING POINT: Alongside the Convention Centre in Walter Sisulu Avenue

Tour Description:
Our tour begins with a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast, passing through the cosmopolitan suburb of Sea Point and Camps Bay with its glorious views of the Twelve Apostles, part of the Table Mountain range. From here we travel to the Cape Point Nature Reserve, comprising over 17,300 acres of indigenous fauna and flora. Here we can see a variety of wildlife that includes baboons, rhebok, Cape Mountain zebra, bontebok and the elusive eland. The reserve is also one of the world's largest breeding grounds for tortoises. Bird-watchers, too, will find many fine species to observe.

The majestic coastline offers drama worthy of being called "Nature's Greatest Show." We'll be able to see the union of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans (as per legend), and may even feel the brisk wind that is dubbed the "Cape Doctor" for its presumed curative powers. Following the coastline along False Bay, we'll return to Cape Town by way of the Simon's Town (optional, own account & time permitting visit to Penguin colony), Fish Hoek fishing village and Muizenberg. We return to Cape Town, passing the University of Cape Town, Rhodes Memorial and the Groote Schuur Hospital.

Tour Inclusion:
  • Fully Guided English Tour in luxury air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Entrance Fees to Cape Point
 
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Half Day Township Cultural Tour

CODE: AS01
TITLE: TOWNSHIP CULTURAL TOUR
DATES OF TOUR: Operates daily from 3rd – 8th February 2019
TIME OF TOUR: 09:00 – 12:30
PRICE: R 670.00 per person
CUT-OFF-DAY: 24 hours prior to tour departure
MEETING POINT: Alongside the Convention Centre in Walter Sisulu Avenue

Tour Description:
Join us for a unique experience travelling through the three South Africa’s – The birth, where it all started, Apartheid South Africa, what happened then – the New South Africa, what is different since Nelson Mandela was released from prison. Departing from Cape Town city centre, the first stop is in the Bo Kaap. Here we discuss the arrival of an expedition of Dutch sailors in 1652 that 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 i.e. 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 white people. The tour 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. If conducted on a Sunday morning, the tour includes a short visit to one of the local churches. Here guests are immersed into the charisma and vibrancy of how religion is practiced in the townships. While is Langa, we also share the miracle of our country when Nelson Mandela convinced us to forgive so that we can free ourselves. We also offer our groups a greater understanding of Shanty Town that exploded with the massive migration of mothers and children into the cities restoring black dignity at the end of Apartheid..

Tour Inclusion:
  • Transfers in luxury air-conditioned vehicle.
 
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Half Day Cape Winelands Tour

CODE: WL01
TITLE: HALF DAY CAPE WINELANDS TOUR
DATES OF TOUR: Operates daily from 3rd – 8th February 2019
TIME OF TOUR: 13:30 – 17:00
PRICE: Half Day R 820.00 per person
CUT-OFF-DAY: 24 hours prior to tour departure
MEETING POINT: Alongside the Convention Centre in Walter Sisulu Avenue

Tour Description:
This enchanting excursion begins with a tour through historic Stellenbosch, an architectural jewel that serves as the historic heart of the country’s wine region. A gracious blend of 18-century Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian buildings is evident as we drive down Dorp Street, where massive Oaks still shade original water furrows, then enjoy a wine tasting in the Stellenbosch area. A second wine tasting will be included (time permitting), before returning to Cape Town.

Tour Inclusion:
  • Fully Guided English Tour in luxury air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Wine tasting
 
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Full Day Aquila Safari

CODE: AS01
TITLE: FULL DAY AQUILA SAFARI
DATES OF TOUR: Operates daily starting 2 days prior to the congress up to and including 2 days post congress.
TIME OF TOUR: Operates daily from 2rd – 8th February 2019
PRICE: R 2 540.00 per person
CUT-OFF-DAY: 24 hours prior to tour departure
MEETING POINT: Alongside the Convention Centre in Walter Sisulu Avenue

Tour Description:
After an early morning departure we head up the N1 Highway, through the spectacular Hex River Valley and arrive at the Aquila Private Game Reserve. The bio-diverse habitat of the reserve ensures plenty of interest for the avid game viewer and birder. Giraffe, Blesbok, Black and Blue Wildebeest, Zebra, Springbok, Gemsbok Klipspringers, Duiker, Greybuck, Steenbok, Ostriches, Baboons Caracul, Foxes, Jackal, Leopard and 172 species of birds, including the Black Eagle are found on the reserve. An experienced Game Ranger will take you on a Game Drive. Lunch is enjoyed at the Lodge.

Tour Inclusion:
  • Transfers in luxury air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Safari in open Safari vehicles
  • Lunch