Begin the day with a stroll through the Company Gardens, where youll learn about the role the Dutch East India Company played in developing Cape Town and how their influence lives on today.
Cape Town was established by the Dutch in the 1600s to refuel the passing ships on the trade route from Europe to the East, more commonly know as the Spice Route.
Take a visit to theSlave Lodge museum, which showcases a darker side of how the Cape was used as a trading post for slaves, predominantly from Java, Indonesia, Malaysia and the east. This isan important aspect of the history of the Cape that gives insight into the current makeup of the population of Cape Town. Discover what a big influence these people had on the local cuisine and culture.
Your next stop is the District six museum which takes us back to a time when there was a thriving community in the centre of Cape Town. The District 6 community was forcibly removed by the Apartheid government and relocated to designated areas outside the city.
Next, head on over to the Bo-kaap and explore the streets lined with the famous colourful housesandmeet some ofthe animated locals going about their day. Discoverspice shops and little local stores tucked away on the back streets before visiting the Bo-Kaap Museum.
On your way to Groot constantia Wine Estate in the Constantia wine valley, your guide will tell you the story of the Quagga. This extinct half zebra half horse has been revived using DNA from a Quagga in a museum.
Once you arrive at historic Groot Constantia, you will taste the delicious wines that make the region famous worldwide. Learn about the importance of the wine industry to the South African economy and its role in the heritage of the Cape. Wine was first made in the Cape in 1659 as part of the refuelling station for thethirsty sailors. This historical time frame makes Cape Town the oldest of the New World wine regions.
Finally, make your way all the way around the base of Table mountain on the way home via Hout bay and Camps Bay. Stop for a picture perfect moment as you watch the sun set over the ocean from the winding coastal road, perhaps even stopping for a sunset cocktail at one of the many swanky bars on the Camps Bay strip.