Tourism options for delegates and spouses/family
CFO World Congress - Tours

Cape Town

Cape Town Perched between the ocean and the mountain, with a national park as its heart, there is nowhere like Cape Town. Cape Town, the "Mother City", is the oldest city in South Africa and has a cultural heritage spanning more than 300 years. The unique topography of the region makes it easy to orientate oneself as long as you remember that with Table Mountain behind you and Robben Island before you, you are facing north, looking across Table Bay and up the west coast of Africa. It is in Cape Town that the Rainbow Nation really covers the spectrum. Between beautiful Cape Dutch homesteads, traditional dancers with painted faces performing in the streets, the smell of spicy Malay cooking and the taste of a well-made wine, this city will fill your senses.

The tours were carefully selected to showcase Cape Town and provide entertainment for our delegates and their families. Tours for delegates will take place on Friday 11 November 2016. These tours are also available on other days, should the delegate wish to organize a tour for an alternative day.

Tours for spouses are available for spouses and families from 8 – 11 November 2016. These tours are also available on other days, should the delegate wish to organize a tour for an alternate day.


Tours

Please select your tour of choice from our selection below:

 
Tours for Delegates
Half-Day Tours:

After departing the hotel we head for Table Mountain. Enjoy the crisp air and clear visibility as you reach the summit (weather permitting and cable car for own account +/- R220 / $16 / €14). Our guide will point out the highlights of one of the world's most famous views and one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature. Table Mountain forms a natural amphitheatre around the city, which is what makes it unique and dramatic! You will discover why Cape Town is continually voted one of the top destinations in the world!

After the decent, enjoy a scenic coastal drive through Clifton with its snowy white beaches. The sharp cliffs plunge vertically into the ocean and magnificent mansions cling to the rock and seem to hang precariously over the edge. We drive on through Sea Point and then through Green Point past Cape Town Stadium, which was built for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and then into the city centre to Green Market Square. We stretch our legs with a walk through the Company Gardens in the shade of 160 year old trees. The tour continues with a drive past the Houses of Parliament, the City Hall, The Castle and Slave Lodge, before entering the "Bo Kaap", also known as the Malay quarter. The architecture in this area is typical of what Cape Town was like 200 years ago. We ascend Signal Hill to witness the firing of the noon gun (except Sundays and Public Holidays). Join the fascinating diamond and tanzanite experience at Jewel Africa. Discover the secrets of diamonds, tanzanite and other authentic African treasures before returning to your hotel.

Frequency and duration:
Daily
Duration: 4 hours
To book: Contact Tessa Randall on +27 (0) 21 461 2720 or delegate@iafeiworldcongress .co.za

After departing the hotel we head for Table Mountain. Enjoy the crisp air and clear visibility as you reach the summit (weather permitting and cable car for own account +/- R220 / $16 / €14). Our guide will point out the highlights of one of the world's most famous views and one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature. Table Mountain forms a natural amphitheater around the city, which is what makes it unique and dramatic! You will discover why Cape Town is continually voted one of the top destinations in the world!

After the decent, enjoy a scenic coastal drive through Clifton with its snowy white beaches. The sharp cliffs plunge vertically into the ocean and magnificent mansions cling to the rock and seem to hang precariously over the edge. We drive on through Sea Point and then through Green Point past Cape Town Stadium, which was built for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and then into the city center to Green Market Square. We stretch our legs with a walk through the Company Gardens in the shade of 160 year old trees. The tour continues with a drive past the Houses of Parliament, the City Hall, The Castle and Slave Lodge, before entering the "Bo Kaap", also known as the Malay quarter. The architecture in this area is typical of what Cape Town was like 200 years ago. We ascend Signal Hill to witness the firing of the noon gun (except Sundays and Public Holidays). Join the fascinating diamond and tanzanite experience at Jewel Africa. Discover the secrets of diamonds, tanzanite and other authentic African treasures before returning to your hotel.

Frequency and duration:
Daily
Duration: 4 hours
To book: Contact Tessa Randall on +27 (0) 21 461 2720 or delegate@iafeiworldcongress .co.za


Full Day Tours:

To see why 27 April 1994 was such an important day in South Africa (the date of the first democratic elections) head to District Six to see three mosques and five churches. Thousands of people lived at the foot of Table Mountain - find out where they went and why! Our tour continues to the Cape Flats to Langa - see the local market, an art and crafts centre and we’ll try to find the elusive traditional healer, but no guarantees! In the afternoon, board the Robben Island ferry and enjoy spectacular views of Cape Town and Table Mountain as you sail across the bay to this island which is so full of history. Once you reach the island you will be given a guided tour and see the prison cell that held Nelson Mandela captive for so many years. Your return to your hotel is included.

Frequency and duration:
Daily
Duration: 7-8 hours
To book: Contact Tessa Randall on +27 (0) 21 461 2720 or delegate@iafeiworldcongress .co.za

We head north to Paarl. Our first stop this morning is at Anura Wine Estate for a cellar tour and a cheese and wine tasting. Learn all about what makes these wines world class! We make our way to Franschhoek with a photo stop at the Groot Drakenstein Prison where Nelson Mandela was released in Feb 1990.

The village of Franschhoek, nestled amongst the mountains, can easily be mistaken for being in Switzerland. Home to some magnificent wine estates, you will have time to walk through the village and soak up the atmosphere of rural sophistication. After a short tour of the town, a second wine tasting will take place in Franschhoek, followed by a lunch stop (optional, for your own account), and maybe a chance to try some of the fresh trout that Franschhoek is known for.

After lunch, the tour continues over the Hells Hoogte Mountain Pass to Stellenbosch. It is easy to understand why Simon van der Stel decided to settle a village amongst the mountains. The backdrop of the Hottentots Holland Mountains, the white gabled Cape Dutch homesteads and the oak-lined streets and lanes all blend in to give this place a charm that will not be forgotten. If time permits, we will include a third wine tasting.

Frequency and duration:
Daily
Duration: 7-8 hours
To book: Contact Tessa Randall on +27 (0) 21 461 2720 or delegate@iafeiworldcongress.co.za

Drive along the scenic Atlantic seaboard coastal road and pass the pristine beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay. See the 12 Apostles Peaks, Hout Bay and the Sentinal. There is an optional visit to Seal Island (own account +/- R60 / $4 / €4.33) or shop for souvenirs at the craft market at the harbour. Then head to Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, home to ‘fynbos’, wild animals and birds. There you have the option of enjoying lunch at the restaurant with views of False Bay (lunch for your own account). There is an optional funicular to the lighthouse (own account +/- R70) or you can choose to walk. Finally, visit Boulders Beach to see the African penguins (own account +/- R55) and drive through the naval village of Simonstown. Stop at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens before returning to your hotel.

Frequency and duration:
Daily
Duration: 7-8 hours
To book: Contact Tessa Randall on +27 (0) 21 461 2720 or delegate@iafeiworldcongress .co.za

While there is no guarantee that whales will be sighted, our guides make every effort to find the best viewing points. Our tour sets off along the scenic coastal road, Clarens Drive, which offers spectacular views of False Bay. We arrive at the quaint holiday town of Hermanus and search the Walker Bay coastline for whales. There may be an opportunity to join boat-based whale watching (for own account and subject to availability and weather). Next stop is a wine tasting at the Bouchard Finlayson Wine Estate in the beautiful Hemel en Aarde (Heaven and Earth) Valley . The wine estate is closed on Sundays so we will stop at a cheetah sanctuary (time permitting) to spend time with these beautiful animals. Relax with a cup of tea (own account and time permitting) at a farm stall where you can find natural preserves, jams with a difference and delicious pastries. We return over Sir Lowry’s Mountain Pass which offers amazing views of False Bay with its long stretches of white sandy beaches. On a clear day it is possible to see Cape Point in the distance across the water.

Frequency and duration:
Daily
Duration: 7-8 hours
To book: Contact Tessa Randall on +27 (0) 21 461 2720 or delegate@iafeiworldcongress.co.za

Terms and conditions (half-day and full-day tours):
  • Payments: You may cancel a tour 48 hours prior to tour with 100% refund.
  • Subject to availability
  • Hylton Ross, the tour organiser, is hereby exempted from and shall not be liable for any loss or damage, direct or indirect, consequential or otherwise, caused to and/or suffered by the Hirer or any other party due to and/or arising from:
  • Any defect in the vehicle and/or arising from the use by the Hirer of the vehicle and/or any luggage and/or property stolen from the vehicle and damaged while in the vehicle or left in the vehicle after its return to Hylton Ross.
  • The provisions of the clause are stipulated for the benefit of Hylton Ross, its service suppliers, agents, nominees and sub-contractors who are exempted accordingly.
  • In arranging supplement services to the Hirer except for hiring of a vehicle,
  • Hylton Ross only acts as an agent for the Hirer. Hylton Ross cannot be held liable for any act of neglect or default that might occur of any kind.

    Baggage and personal belongings are carried entirely at owner’s risk. Hylton Ross shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising from delay, sickness, injury or death to any passenger or of their luggage or personal belongings in any manner whatsoever. Under no circumstances may passengers carry with them on the coach or on any trailer attached thereto, weapons, explosives or items which are, in the sole opinion of Hylton Ross, its employees or officials, dangerous or hazardous, or of such nature as is likely to cause offence or injury to other passengers or damage to their property.

 
Tours for Spouses

Please select your tour of choice from our selection below:

Half Day Tours:

We offer an educational, fun experience encompassing inspiring insights into the Cape Malay culture in Bo-Kaap from a culinary perspective. Your host and guide, Zainie, will entertain you with stories of the food and culture of Bo-Kaap whilst cooking up a storm in her kitchen! In the cooking class, guests will discover the secrets of mixing masala, making daaltjies (chilli bites), preparing and folding samoosas, making and frying rootis and learning the traditional way to cook a mouth-watering Cape Malay Curry which you will enjoy during a sit-down lunch whilst Zainie entertains you with local recipes and stories of food, culture and life. Refreshments and tasters are served before lunch; thereafter you will receive a recipe booklet together with bag of Zainie's special masala mix for your first curry meal.

Frequency and duration:
Daily: 10:30 am at Bo-Kaap Museum, 71 Wale Street
Duration: 3 hours
To book: Contact Zainie Misbach: +27 (0) 74 130 8124 or zainie@bokaapcookingtour.co.za

Terms and conditions:

  • All bookings must be done either by email or telephone
  • Bookings will be confirmed via email when minimum quotas are filled
  • A minimum 24hr notice period is required for all bookings
  • Subject to availability

At 669m, Lion’s Head is a popular hiking trail and offers 360 degree views from the summit. It has magnificent views over Camps Bay and Clifton beaches and out along the Twelve Apostles and Table Mountain. Lion’s Head offers two paragliding launches, a lower launch and an upper launch. The lower launch is at roughly 400m asl (above sea level) while the upper launch is at roughly 470m asl. The upper launch is used for lighter winds while the lower launch is used when the wind is stronger. Both launches are quite small and require competent ground handling skills for a successful launch. On a good flying day you are able to soar above the summit of Lion’s Head and longer flights are possible. It is sometimes possible to cross over to Table Mountain, soar up the cliffs and along the Twelve Apostles.

Frequency and duration:
Daily
Duration: Variable, depending on weather conditions
To book: Contact: +27 (0) 76 892 2283 or +27 (0) 82 963 7729 or info@paraglide.co.za
Terms and conditions:
Sent with booking confirmation.

Stand up paddle surfing (S.U.P.) is a traditional Hawaiian sport which promotes balance, strength and general fitness. It’s excellent for surfers and non-surfers alike, as it provides an isometric workout that strengthens your core muscle groups, while giving you a fun and exciting way to view the natural surroundings.

You can enjoy S.U.P. in many ways! Just go cruising on lakes, enjoy the waves and ride some, travel real distances on the ocean, you name it, the S.U.P. does it for you!

Take a S.U.P. lesson from one of our experienced teachers, or let him/her take you on a S.U.P. trip or go out by yourself on a rental.

Frequency and duration:
Daily
Duration: Variable, depending on availability and lesson length
To book: Contact: Tel: +27 (0) 21 554 6052 or info@high-five.co.za
Terms and conditions:
Sent with booking confirmation.


Full Day Tours:

Consistently recognised as the leading luxury spa Cape Town has to offer, Librisa Spa’s rejuvenating signature treatments are designed to balance energy and provide total wellbeing. Librisa Spa works with skincare companies Kalahari and Africology, renowned for their commitment to natural ingredients. Each visit begins with a consultation, taking into account individual needs. Visitors can choose from a wide range of face and body treatments in one of eight spacious rooms housed in three late-Victorian buildings. Relax before or after your treatment in the Finnish sauna, steam bath and plunge pool or enjoy the tranquil surroundings of the conservatory with a selection of herbal teas.

For price list and to book, contact: Tel: +27 (0) 21 483 1550 or librisa.mnh@belmond.com

Our award winning Spa on the 19th floor at The Westin Cape Town offers a balance between outer skin and inner being. Our signature spa experiences offer the promise of treatments that are both unique and luxurious, creating the perfect symmetry of luxury and wellbeing. Balance is restored with a healing touch.

For price list and to book, contact: Tel: +27 (0) 21 483 1550 or 01445.heavenlyspa@westin.com

The Arabella Country Estate is home to one of the top-ranked golf courses in South Africa, with pristine grass, tricky sand traps and challenging water hazards on the golf estate. The Arabella golf course was recently voted the 5th best golf course in South Africa. The golf course itself is an 18-hole masterpiece, a Par 72 championship course that you won’t find anywhere else in Africa. Among our golf estate awards and distinctions is our 18th hole, which was voted the best finishing hole in South Africa.

Frequency and duration:
Daily (weather permitting)
Duration: Variable
To book: Contact: Tel: +27 (0) 28 284 0105 or golf@arabellahotelandspa.com

Terms and conditions:

  • Subject to availability
  • Own transport to golf course

 
More tours:
Three-day tour: Safari at Kruger National Park (price on request)

Kruger National Park: where nearly 2 million hectares of unrivalled diversity of life forms fuses with historical and archaeological sites - this is real Africa. The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park of nearly 2 million hectares is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies.

Truly the flagship of the South African national parks, Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: approximately 2000 plants of which 404 are woody plants and 224 grasses, 53 fish, 34 amphibians, 118 reptiles, 517 birds and 147 mammals. Man's interaction with the Lowveld environment over many centuries - from bushman rock paintings to majestic archaeological sites like Masorini and Thulamela - is very evident in the Kruger National Park. These treasures represent the cultures, persons and events that played a role in the history of the Kruger National Park and are conserved along with the park's natural assets.

Frequency and duration:
Upon request
Duration: three days
To book: Contact Tessa Randall on +27 (0) 21 461 2720 or delegate@iafeiworldcongress.co.za

Terms and conditions (wildlife tours):

  • Payments: You may cancel a tour 48 hours prior to tour with 100% refund.
  • Subject to availability
  • Hylton Ross, the tour organiser, is hereby exempted from and shall not be liable for any loss or damage, direct or indirect, consequential or otherwise, caused to and/or suffered by the Hirer or any other party due to and/or arising from:
    • Any defect in the vehicle and/or arising from the use by the Hirer of the vehicle and/or any luggage and/or property stolen from the vehicle and damaged while in the vehicle or left in the vehicle after its return to Hylton Ross.
    • The provisions of the clause are stipulated for the benefit of Hylton Ross, its service suppliers, agents, nominees and sub-contractors who are exempted accordingly.
    • In arranging supplement services to the Hirer except for hiring of a vehicle,
    • Hylton Ross only acts as an agent for the Hirer. Hylton Ross cannot be held liable for any act of neglect or default that might occur of any kind.
    • Baggage and personal belongings are carried entirely at owner’s risk. Hylton Ross shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising from delay, sickness, injury or death to any passenger or of their luggage or personal belongings in any manner whatsoever.
    • Under no circumstances may passengers carry with them on the coach or on any trailer attached thereto, weapons, explosives or items which are, in the sole opinion of Hylton Ross, its employees or officials, dangerous or hazardous, or of such nature as is likely to cause offence or injury to other passengers or damage to their property.

* Please note that all Dollar and Euro prices are based on exchange rate estimates. The person purchasing the ticket will pay on-the-day exchange rate.