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Day Tours

Cape Agritours, the company organizing the Conference Technical Tour on Saturday 17th October, offers various tours during the conference or on days before or after the conference, based on interest of delegates and/or accompanying persons. Please find attached information on those offers, for any kind of arrangements or clarifications please contact Agritours directly, at  nelie[at][dot]za

Grand Tour of the Cape Peninsula

08:30 Departure from the Congress Venue in the city, heading directly to the little fishing village in Hout Bay. 

09:15 Short sea cruise from the harbour to Duiker Island, to view the Cape fur seals and other aquatic birds.

10:00 Free time to browse among the informal traders’ stalls (mini flea market) on the quayside at the harbour.

10:30 Continue on via Chapman’s Peak Drive to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, where you will view both the Cape of Good Hope itself, as well as Cape Point. 

13:30 Lunch (included) will be enjoyed at a selected venue.

15:30 Depart for the colony of African penguins at Seaforth Beach.

16:00 After viewing these birds, return to Cape Town and the Congress Venue where the tour will end. 

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Table Mountain & Kirstenbosch

09:30 Departure from the Conference Venue in the city, heading directly to Table Mountain.

10:15/10:30 Ascent of Table Mountain (weather permitting), majestic sandstone bastion guarding over the “Mother City”.  

12:00 Transfer from the Mountain to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. Enjoy a guided walk through this floral paradise, before a light lunch (included) is enjoyed at the restaurant 13:30.

15:00 After lunch return to the conference center in the city. 

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Full Day Hermanus

08:30 Departure from the Congress Venue in the city. You will travel along the scenic coastal road – Clarence Drive, via Gordon’s Bay to Betty’s Bay and Kleinmond.

10:00 Visit the Stony Point penguin colony in Betty’s Bay. Optional stop for tea/coffee. 

11:00 Continue on to Hermanus. On arrival, view Walker Bay from the heights of Rotary Drive, before lunch (included) is enjoyed at a seaside restaurant near the old harbour (13:00). Whale watching should be good during this time of the year, as the WWF has nominated Hermanus as the best land-based place in the world from which to view these gentle giants of the sea. 

15:00 Return to the conference venue in Cape Town.

17:00 Drop-off at the Hotel 

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Full Day Winelands

08:30 Departure from the Conference Venue in the city, for a full day in the Cape Winelands.

09:15 Enjoy a walking tour of the historic centre of Stellenbosch, visiting the most important sites in town.

10:30 Transfer to one of the many leading wine estates near Stellenbosch. Enjoy a wine tasting here before making your way to the Franschhoek region, where a light lunch will be enjoyed at a historic farm. 

14:00 After lunch (included) there will be time to explore the town of Franschhoek and to visit the Huguenot Memorial.

14:45 One final stop for a wine tasting will be made in the Franschhoek region, before you return to Cape Town.

15:30 Return to the conference center in the city. 16:30 Drop-off in Cape Town.

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