Township and Winelands Tour
This tour is unique to Cape Town Photo Tours in that it incorporates two “must do” tours into one day. We visit some very unique locations away from the normal tourism routes and really spend some time getting to know the areas while photographing them.
You’ll be taken on a guided tour through the Imizamo Yethu township followed by time spent in the Constantia Winelands where you’ll sit down to enjoy some local wine and have lunch at Constantia Glen before heading back to your hotel.
Duration: 6 – 8 hours
Group size: Min 1 – Max 12
Dates: Throughout the year
We depart from your hotel early so we can get to Imizamo Yethu, the only township in Cape Town within another suburb, as the day starts to build as people make their way to work and school and the township comes alive. We meet our local guide, Lulama, at the start of the main road and proceed up the hill towards our first stop. Imizamo Yethu is home to some 30,000 people living on the hillside of one of the most affluent suburbs of Cape Town, Hout Bay. This contrast in living conditions offers a true insight into modern day South Africa and the economic disparity that exists.
We continue our walk through “IY”, as it is known locally, taking in the sights and sounds with Lulama showing us all aspects of community life and introducing us to some of its residents and characters.
We start to head down the hill again visiting the community centre, library and the local craft market filled with amazing items made locally from recycling.
We continue driving up the hill to Constantia Neck where we visit our first vineyard perched above the Constantia valley – Beau Constantia. This relatively new winery has the best views in the valley from its glass walled tasting room and we will do a tasting of their Rose wine and use their vantage point to take some beautiful landscape photographs of Cape Towns oldest wine region with its rolling vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads.
Suitably refreshed we will make our way down the hill to the beautiful Constantia Glen.The tasting room and terrace offers a beautiful perspective for photographs between the vines and is the ideal location for a delicious Mediteranian style lunch accompanied by some award winning wines on the terrace of the Constantia Glen tasting rooms.
We head back towards Cape Town through the suburbs in the shadow of the back of Table Mountain. if you are still feeling energetic we will make a stop en-route at the magnificent and picturesque World Heritage Site- Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
- Full day tour in an air-conditioned vehicle
- Morning guided walking tour of Imizamo Yethu Township
- Visits to two vineyards in Constantia
- Free 8gb SD card
- Use of a Canon DSLR camera if required
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Bottled water
- All meals and drinks
- Gratuities and items of a personal nature
- Entrance fees.