OCTOBER 15th to OCTOBER 21st, 2017
Includes 6 nights accommodation, double occupancy, 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners, 1 high tea and all trip-related guides, admissions and transportation costs. Does not include airfare, airport transfers, alcoholic beverages (with the exception of those included in the vineyard tour) or activities listed as optional. Single supplement $950
CAPE TOWN ACCOMMODATIONS :: MOUNT NELSON HOTEL
SUNDAY OCTOBER 15th
TOUR BEGINS AT 1:00 p.m.
‘Cape Town is about to become home to one of the most influential art institutions in the world’—and we will be amongst the first to view this major new museum set to open in 2017
EVENING TEA AT THE MOUNT NELSON
‘The best high tea in the world’ may be a grand statement but it is one that is often said of the tea at the Mount Nelson. A charming--and satisfying--end to our busy first afternoon
MONDAY OCTOBER 16th
MORNING STROLL THROUGH THE BO-KAAP HISTORIC DISTRICT
Initially home to Cape Town's Cape Malay population, this 200-year old neighborhood of cobbled stone streets and brightly colored houses stands as a reminder of the global trade routes that have shaped this city over the centuries
An award-winning museum, District Six documents the forced relocation of 60,000 residents and subsequent destruction of their homes after this residential district was declared ‘whites only’ in the 1970’s
LUNCH :: TRUTH COFFEE
A coffee house for lunch? It makes perfect sense when it's this spot--a.k.a the best coffee house in the world according to the Uk's Telegraph where the food and the coffee are topnotch.
Slave Lodge is in one oldest buildings in Cape Town and while it has been many things over the course of centuries it is now an outstanding museum dedicated to slavery's dark history
This well-preserved urban estate dates from the 1770’s and is renowned not only for its architecture but also for the Fehr Collection of pictorial Africana and for its parterre gardens
DINNER :: KLOOF STREET HOUSE
Great food with a fun, funky vibe and just steps from The Mount Nelson
TUESDAY OCTOBER 17th
A chance to get acquainted with the complex history of Cape Town through a guided walking tour that introduces some of the city's key historic sites
We may refine (or expand…?) the list below depending on exhibition schedules but as you will see there is no shortage of choices—and these and other galleries excel in exhibiting both emerging and established artists from South Africa and abroad.
DINNER :: SAVOY CABBAGE
One of Cape Town’s freshest and best dinner spots
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 18th
We tour the National Gallery’s collection of traditional art which includes some 3000 objects from South Africa and the African continent
LUNCH :: DASH
Delicious with views—need we say more?
A chance to meet with some of Cape Town's most influential and interesting artists.
DINNER :: BOMBAY BRASSERIE
Housed in the elegant Taj Hotel, Bombay Brasseriecombines sophisticated invention with tradition for delicious results.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 19th
On other side of Table Mountain, the Kirstenbosch is one of South Africa’s great treasures r
LUNCH :: KIRSTENBOSCH CAFÉ
We keep things simple and yet delicious with our lunch at the Gardens’ cafe
A tasting and tour at the Manor House among the oldest and one of the finest of the Cape Town area wine estates favored by Frederick the Great, Charles Dickens and Napoleon
We return to Cape Town in time for this lively arts event.
DINNER :: OPEN
FRIDAY OCTOBER 20th
PRIVATE COLLECTION VISITS
This is a very special perk of traveling with the Weatherspoon Art Museum and the well connected Nancy Doll—special access to notable private collections. What can we say? She knows people…
Fridays are definitely the days to visit this open air market when in addition to Pan African wonderful crafts and other goods, venders don their traditional garb to haggle their wares!
OPEN LUNCH AND AFTERNOON
DINNER :: BELTHAZAR
It’s a Studio Traveler tradition to have a 'big night out' and this will be no exception. We celebrate our time together at the wonderful Beltahzar on the lively, happening V & A waterfront.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 21st
A destination that probably needs no introduction, this decommissioned prison where Nelson Mandela was held for 27 years now bears eloquent witness to the struggle to end apartheid.
CAPE TOWN PORTION OF THE TRIP ENDS LATE MORNING
FOR THOSE WISHING TO EXTEND THEIR TIME IN SOUTH AFRICA WE OFFER A VARIETY OF OPTIONS. PLEASE NOTE SAFARI OPTIONS ARE OFFERED THROUGH ALLYSON ENGLISH OF TRAVELINK, 336-544-5981. SEPARATE DEPOSITS ARE REQUIRED. TERMS AND FULL ITINERARIES CAN BE ACCESSED THROUGH BUTTONS BELOW. DEMAND FOR THESE HIGH SEASON SAFARIS IS EXPECTED TO BE HIGH AND SPACES ARE LIMITED. A FURTHER NOTE--THE SEVEN DAY OPTION DOES NOT INCLUDE HOTEL COSTS FOR THE NIGHT OF OCTOBER 21st, 2017.