Tour Options

After you’ve made the decision to travel to Cape Town for the Golden Oldies World Hockey Festival we would encourage you to make the most of your trip.

Make the effort to visit a game park as a team. The experience is beyond fantastic. Talk to us because we have organised many, many sporting team trips to South Africa and we always are thanked for their game park experience.

Cape Town regularly features in the World’s top 10 most desirable tourist destinations. Surrounded by breath taking scenery, experience world class restaurants and enjoy an abundance of multicultural influences. VSL Travel has assembled a number of optional sightseeing tours for your convenience. The tours captivate the best of Cape Town and ensure you make the most of your time. The tours are available pre & post the Festival or why not choose to partake in a tour on the rest day Thursday 06 April. Half day tours are available and would be a perfect way to spend your morning on Saturday 07 April prior to heading to the Grand Finale Dinner and Awards Function.

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If Interested in a tour please contact christine@govsl.com

Full Day Tour Options

  • Cape Point Full Day Tour

    Depart 8am, Return 6pm

    At the tip of the Cape Peninsula 60 km south-west of Cape Town, lies Cape Point, a nature reserve within the Table Mountain National Park; a declared Natural World Heritage Site. Encompassing 7 750 hectares of rich and varied flora and fauna; abounding with buck, baboons and Cape Mountain Zebra as well as over 250 species of birds, Cape Point is a nature enthusiast paradise.

    Inclusions:

    • Pick-up and drop-off from your accommodation
    • Spectacular sights as noted above

    Why not add on the following sights:

    Seal Island Hout Bay

    Trips departing from Hout Bay Harbour ferry passengers across to nearby Duiker Island – also known as Seal Island – where thousands of Cape Fur Seals can be seen in their natural habitat. The boat trip provides beautiful views of the bay, the harbour, The Sentinel and Chapman’s Peak.

    Boulders Penguin Colony

    Optional The Boulders Visitor Centre is home to the famous colony of Jackass Penguins, so called for their hilarious braying call. This is a truly special experience and Table Mountain National Park staff are knowledgeable and offer guided tours.

    Full Day
    NZ$125.00
    Add on
    NZ$25.00
  • Full Day Safari

    Depart 6.30am, Return 6.00pm

    Aquila Private Game Reserve is under two hour’s scenic drive from Cape Town. Proclaimed a Private Nature Reserve in 1985, Aquila is set in the magnificent Karoo mountains, with large herds of game, including Giraffe Hippo and the Big 5, Elephant, Lion, Buffalo, Rhino and Leopard. Upon arrival enjoy welcome drinks at Aquila followed by a buffet breakfast. Be amazed on the 2 to 3 hour Game Drive followed by a buffet lunch before returning to Cape Town.

    Inclusions:

    • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation
    • Return road transfers from Cape Town to Aquila
    • Buffet breakfast
    • Game Drive
    • Buffet lunch
    Full Day
    NZ$310.00
  • Full Day Winelands

    Depart 8am, Return 6pm

    From Cape Town we make our way out into the picturesque winelands visiting South Africa’s most famous wine regions – Paarl, Franschoek and Stellenbosch. Aside from the excellent wines the area is renowned for its food and is steeped in history such as the Taal monument, various museums and the contribution of the French Huguenots. There are also many attractions you wouldn’t expect to find on a wine route, from butterflies to cheetahs and pretty much everything in between.

    Our first stop this morning is at Anura Wine Estate for a cellar tour followed by a cheese and wine tasting. We then make our way to Franschhoek with a photo stop at the Groot Drakenstein Prison where Nelson Mandela was released in Feb 1990. After a short tour of the little town, a second wine tasting will take place in Franschhoek, followed by a lunch stop (optional – own account), and maybe a chance to try some of the fresh trout that Franschhoek is known for.

    Following 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.

    Inclusions:

    • Pick up and drop of at your accommodation
    • 2 wine tastings (3rd tasting will be time permitting)
    • 1 cheese and cellar tour
    Full Day
    NZ$125.00
  • Full Day Shark Cage Diving

    Departure and Return times are based on tides

    White Shark Ecoventures invites you cage diving with Great White Sharks in the aptly named “Shark Alley”, near the fishing village of Gansbaai, South Africa.

    Sharks are quite possibly the world’s most mysterious animals. From the smallest sand shark to the enormous whale shark, they are sleek, muscled, and yet some are almost as agile as a dolphin.

    This is a once in a life time opportunity to dive and meet a Great White Shark, face to face – and on your own terms. The experience is an education and you will soon learn that this magnificent creature is in fact, highly misunderstood. It is a creature which should be more respected than feared.

    Inclusions:

    • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation
    • Continental breakfast, coffee and tea upon arrival
    • Light lunch upon return with complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks
    • A quick and safe 20 minute boat ride to Dyer Island
    • Educational presentation and safety briefing
    • Diving equipment and wet suits
    • Scuba diving in a cage for experienced divers or assisted snorkelling in cage for inexperienced divers
    • Spectacular surface viewing for non-divers
    • Option to purchase a high quality copy of your own personal shark diving experience after the tour, available on DVD
    • Excludes a towel and sea–sick tablets
    Full Day
    NZ$225

Half Day Tours

  • Half Day City Tour

    Depart 7.45am, Return 12.45pm | Depart 1.45pm, Return 6.00pm

    No visit to Cape Town is complete without a half day tour of the mother city itself. 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 included). Our guide will point out the highlights of one of the world’s most famous views, and one of the New 7 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 firing of the noon gun (morning tours only, except Sundays and Public Holidays).

    Inclusions:

    • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation
    • Spectacular sights as noted above
    Half Day
    NZ$95.00
  • Half Day Cape Town Township Visit

    Depart 8.00am, Return 12.45pm

    Today we will visit the Townships – a tour that offers you an insight and interaction with different cultures, communities and individuals. Witness everyday life in a harsh environment where you will hear some of the 11 official languages being spoken. This is an exciting story which tells of the struggles, hopes and achievements. See why 27 April 1994 was such an important day in South Africa (first democratic elections). This is a story with a positive and happy ending!

    We start with a tour of District Six. See the oldest mosque in S.A. District Six was once home to thousands of people of various cultures who lived at the foot of Table Mountain. Our tour continues to the Cape Flats to visit Langa, the oldest formal black township in Cape Town, and see the local market, an art & crafts centre, and we’ll try to find the elusive traditional healer, but no guarantees! We visit a crèche (if open) offering fun, and a safe haven for the local children. On Sundays we visit a local community church (optional).

    We also view Bonteheuwel, Nyanga, Crossroads, and Khayelitscha, home to over a million people, and Gugulethu where we see the Gugulethu Seven Memorial and the Amy Biehl Memorial.

    Cape Town has millions of people living in townships, and this tour takes you to visit them and offers an opportunity to find out about their harsh past, to witness the challenges they face every day, and about the positive hope for the future.

    At the end of the tour you’ll leave with a greater understanding of how the Rainbow Nation developed and people of all colours live in this democratic country in relative harmony. The rainbow is associated with the hope of a bright future, and symbolises the diversity of South Africa’s unspecified cultural, ethnic and racial groups.

    Inclusions:

    • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation
    • Spectacular sights as noted above
    Half Day
    NZ$80
  • Half Day Cape Winelands

    Depart 8.00am, Return 12.45pm | Depart 1.45pm, Return 6.00pm

    This tour can either be enjoyed during the morning or the afternoon. Experience a wine tasting, cellar tour and cheese tasting at the charming Anura Wine estate (alternative estate used on Sundays and during harvesting).

    The tour continues to drive through the historic town of Stellenbosch. The town is surrounded by spectacular mountains and famous vineyards. It may be pretty and idyllic, but Stellenbosch remains a bustling town filled with busy people pursuing endless professions, as well as students studying at the world-renowned Stellenbosch University. There is a buzz here which cannot be described so come and see for yourself!

    Stellenbosch is one of the prettiest towns in the whole of South Africa. Situated at the head of the Eerste (First) River Valley, the area is full of charming scenes and rich in history. The architecture is mainly Cape-Dutch style but each generation over the last three centuries has added a variety of other buildings and a drive through the quaint streets will present many fine examples of the meticulously restored buildings in amongst more modern structures.

    If time permits our guide will choose a second estate for another wine tasting before heading back to your hotel. We don’t stop for lunch on a half day tour.

    Inclusions:

    • Pick up and drop of at your accommodation
    • 1 wine tasting and cellar tour and cheese (2nd tasting will be time permitting)
    Half Day
    NZ$90.00

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