DC Tours (PTY) LTD
Explore the city R 750 pppn – R 1000 pppns
Trusted, professional, and personalised, we offer private sightseeing tours in and around our magical Mother City, Cape Town. We bring you extraordinary experiences and a life-time of memories.
Our tours include an abundance of classic sights in this wonderful city, the Cape Peninsula and Winelands. But there’s more! We also treat you to unique places of interest you might never have discovered on your own. We highlight the Cape’s hidden treasures.
You can choose half-day or full-day tours, and even overnight trips beyond Cape Town.
We keep our tour groups small (maximum 6 people) but will partner with other reputable tour companies, for larger groups.
We provide Free Wifi on-board our minibus.
- Languages spoken
- A1 Westward HO
- 9a Antrim Road
- Green Point
Cape Peninsula Coastal Delight (Cape Point)
Beyond Cape Town
- This enchanting peninsula tour offers you unparalleled scenic views of both the Atlantic seaboard and the False Bay coastline. You will enjoy spectacular mountain views, and have sight of 4 to 5 different lighthouses!
- We will pick you up at 8am, and depending on where you are staying, and your preference, we will travel either through Green Point (past the first lighthouse), Sea Point and Clifton, or alternatively over Kloof Nek below Lion’s Head, to Camps Bay. Clifton and Camps Bay are Cape Town’s ever-popular, trendy, picture-postcard beaches.
- Our drive continues along a wonderfully scenic road that hugs the coastline. The majestic Twelve Apostles mountains tower above us on the left, and the awesome ocean is a stone’s throw to the right. We will stop for photographs, looking back to Lion’s Head and the side of Table Mountain. As we approach the exclusive area of Llandudno, look out for Klein Leeukoppie mountain ahead of you (‘little Lion’s Head’ – the smaller relative of the iconic peak).
- We pass through the meandering harbour village of Hout Bay, named by the Dutch explorers for its abundance of good quality wood (‘hout’). This beautiful bay was originally a small fishing village, and still has a lively, active harbour, and many restaurants and curio shops. You have an optional boat trip (weather permitting) to Duiker (Seal) Island to view the vocal seal colony, and Sentinel Peak which stands guard over the harbour.
- We leave Hout Bay and travel the breathtaking Chapman’s Peak Drive (this road is sometimes closed after heavy rainfalls). This drive is delightful and you will see Hout Bay from the opposite side of the bay. When Chapman’s Peak is closed, we have an alternative, very attractive mountain route. We pass through Noordhoek with its beautiful long white beach, and continue through Kommetjie, Misty Cliffs and Scarborough, all with spectacular mountain and sea views. You will see Slangkop lighthouse in Kommetjie, the tallest cast iron lighthouse on South Africa’s coast.
- We arrive at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, the home of Cape Point. We will take a walk up to the old lighthouse (there are two lighthouses at Cape Point) for magnificent views. There is a boardwalk if you want to stroll and look down at Dias beach and the treacherously high cliffs along the Cape of Storms. See if you can spot the lower (operational) lighthouse from here.
- We stop for lunch at the Two Oceans Restaurant famous for delicious sea food.
- We drive down to the Cape of Good Hope, the south-western tip of the Peninsula. You may catch sight of some antelope, zebra and baboons, as well as a myriad of bird species and indigenous flora (Cape ‘Fynbos’) found nowhere else in the world.
- A walk down the steep but exhilarating staircase to Dias beach is possible, or alternatively a visit to the Ostrich Farm just outside the nature reserve, if we did not do the Duiker Island trip in Hout Bay.
- On leaving Cape Point, we now enjoy more breathtaking views, this time along the False Bay coast. We pass Smitswinkelbaai, and head to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and you can also see the pristine Boulders Beach with its huge granite boulders. We walk along wooden boardwalks to see the enormously quaint, yet seriously endangered, African penguins in their natural habitat. Listen out for them braying like donkeys, which is why they used to be referred to as the Jackass penguin.
- Look out across the bay to see Roman Rock lighthouse – the only rock-based lighthouse on the South African coast.
- We travel through the naval village of Simon’s Town, where you can see the statue of Just Nuisance at Jubilee Square. Just Nuisance was the navy’s most famous Able Seaman to ever be enlisted into the navy – he was the Great Dane who caught the train! This massive dog was a lovable companion of Royal Navy sailors, and frequently joined them on the train from Simon’s Town to Cape Town, or lay about dozing on the naval ships. When Just Nuisance died in April 1944, he was buried with full military honours, which including the playing of the Last Post and a gun salute.
- We continue our drive along the False Bay coast, through Fishhoek, Kalk Bay (famous for its little fishing harbour), St James and Muizenberg (time permitting). Just after the leafy suburb of Newlands, we turn up to Rhodes Memorial which is nestled at the foot of Devil’s Peak. This stop will give you spectacular panoramanic views towards both Table Bay and False Bay, as well as the Hottentots Holland mountains. We will have a late afternoon tea here, before returning to your hotel.
Cape Town City Highlights (Table Mountain)
Explore the cityWe have two tour options for you! Both tours have the same morning itinerary – you then choose one of two afternoon options.
- This ‘must-do’ tour starts with an early trip up Table Mountain.
- Watch the glorious rock-face draw closer as we drive up Kloof Nek to the lower cableway station.
- The revolving cable car trip (5 minutes long) provides 360 degree views to take your breath away.
- On top of the mountain, enjoy spectacular look-out points over the city of Cape Town, the Helderberg mountains, Devil’s Peak, Robben Island, the Twelve Apostles mountains, Camps Bay, Lion’s Head and Signal Hill, as well as the Cape Town Stadium, built for the 2010 Soccer World Cup.
- We take an easy stroll on the table top, and then enjoy tea or coffeeand a snack in the restaurant.
- Back down the mountain, we drive past the foot of Lion’s Head, to Signal Hill, for more panoramic views. Here you can have your photo taken against a framed Table Mountain!
- We travel through Bo-Kaap to the Lion Battery to watch the firing of the Noon Gun. This daily event is Cape Town’s oldest living tradition and the guns are the oldest in daily use in the world.
- We drive to the Castle of Good Hope, the oldest building in South Africa, with a cultural and military history dating back to 1652, when Jan van Riebeeck arrived in the Cape.
- En route, you will pass the beautiful City Hall, one of the last Victorian-style sandstone structures in Cape Town. The City Hall, boasting a half-size replica of London’s Big Ben, overlooks the Grand Parade. In 1990, it was from the City Hall balcony that Nelson Mandela addressed the world after his release from 27 years in prison.
- From the Castle, we take a stately horse and carriage ride to see a number of historical places of interest in the city, including the Houses of Parliament and Tuynhuys, the Groote Kerk, St George’s Cathedral, the Company’s Garden, and much more.
- Back at the Castle, we have a late lunch within the tranquil Castle courtyard. You can take a short stroll around the Castle.
- Then to the V&A Waterfront, South Africa’s most-visited tourist attraction! The Waterfront is still a working harbour, and here you will be spoilt for choice - enjoy a drink at one of the many waterside pubsand restaurants, shop in the elegant Victoria Wharf centre or the Red Shed Craft market, ride on the Ferris Wheel, visit the SA Maritime Museum or the Aquarium. And there’s more!
- We return you to your hotel.
- For those who would like to experience the Castle in more depth, we offer this option.
- On arrival at the Castle, we have a leisurely lunch at the De Goewerneur Restaurant in the courtyard. From here you can see Table Mountain beyond the Castle walls.
- We then take a guided tour of the Castle to learn about the fascinating history of this old pentagonal fort. The Castle Military Museum has one of the most impressive sword collections in South Africa. You will see the dungeons, the dolphin pool and the blacksmith.
- We travel to Long Street, one of Cape Town’s most vibrant streets, and from here we stroll to cobbled Greenmarket Square for some shopping with the informal traders.
- We head down St George’s pedestrian mall to the famous St George’s Cathedral. This is South Africa’s oldest cathedral and the mother church of the Anglican Diocese of Cape Town. It played a prominently positive role during South Africa’s apartheid struggle. We visit the Crypt, connecting the Cathedral's rich history through research, exhibitions, conversations, education, publications, resource materials and memorabilia exploring three themes:
- The Cathedral's relation to the city and the people;
- Witness and protest;
- The relationship between the church and state.
- We then take a stroll up vibrant Long Street to a pub for a late afternoon drink.
- We return you to your hotel.
- Our Winelands tour offers you a vast choice of wine estates within an hour’s drive from Cape Town. You can choose from a number of regions, including:
- A combination of these regions can be visited.
- We offer you tantalising wine tasting options, along with cellar tours, spectacular mountain scenery, walks in the vineyards, and a delectable lunch. Some estates offer pairing of the finest quality chocolates with your wine! Picnics can be arranged and some farms cater for children.
- You will have fun learning about the history of wine while enjoying a leisurely trip into the Cape countryside.
- The Winelands also boast some of the finest cheese-producers - we can visit an estate where cheese is made, and combine a cheese tasting with your wine tasting. You may even see the goats that provide the ingredients for your cheese!
- This tour can be tailored-made to be a half-day, three-quarter, orfull-day tour, depending on how many estates and regions you wish to visit. We can easily custom-build your wine tour based on your interests, whether you are family of four, or a couple looking for romantic, quiet time at a more private location.
- For those staying in Cape Town with less time available, we can arrange a shorter visit to one or more wine farms in the Peninsula region. The Constantia Valley offers a number of very popular wine farms in the easily-accessible southern suburbs of Cape Town.
- We also offer overnight trips (or longer) into the wine regions further away from Cape Town, including: the Swartland; Darling Wine and art experience (West Coast); Elim, Elgin/Bot River and Walker Bay Wine Cellars (Overberg); Tulbagh, Robertson and Worcester (Breede River Valley); Olifants River Valley; Klein Karoo and Calitzdorp Wine Route; Orange River Valley.