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Eight Ways to Explore Cape Town with MLT Car Hire and Tours
Discover the true beauty and wonderment of the Mother City and her surrounds with one of Multilayer Trade Corporation’s unique day tours
From pristine beaches and towering mountain ranges to the majestic Cape Winelands region and various heritage towns, there’s no doubt that Cape Town is one of the most picturesque and culturally-rich cities in the world. Offering a smorgasbord of sightseeing experiences and activities for locals and international visitors – let’s not forget her iconic Table Mountain, magnificent flora and fauna and detailed architecture – the Mother City invites all to explore and discover her wonderfully unique splendours.
Striving to share the beauty of the Cape and her surrounds, the quirky and expert team behind the bespoke rental company, MLT Car Hire and Tours has curated eight spectacular day trips to give visitors (and residents alike) an all-inclusive insiders glimpse into the magnificent city of Cape Town showcasing some of her top destinations and attractions.
Offering eight completely different yet equally superb day tours – ranging from thrilling shark cage dives and sensational coastal trips to Big 5 game drives and unique township tours – MLT takes pride in providing its members with the best in the biz. Although each tour has a framework – places to visit and things to do – MLT is flexible and is open to negotiation striving to create the ultimate adventure for its clientele. Providing clients with all-inclusive day tour packages, tour members do not need to worry about any surprising additional costs (unless it’s outside the original scope of the tour). MLT also provides light snacks and bottles of water for members on all tours.
What’s more, all of MLT’s tours are led by well-informed and approachable registered tour guides. Well-known for sharing fun and interesting titbits about Cape Town and her most famous attractions, tour leaders are always eager to add value to the experience in any way possible and members are encouraged to interact with their knowledgeable guides ensuring a top-notch and unbeatable journey every time.
Let’s unpack MLT’s Day Tours:
1. CAPE PENINSULA
A relaxing and scenic drive around the Cape’s coastline passing the lavish Clifton and Camps Bay Blue Flag beaches, through the charming fishing village of Hout Bay and along the rugged and unspoilt coastlines until reaching the mythical meeting of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans at Cape Point. Additional stops include Simons Town (and the penguin colony), Muizenberg and Kalk Bay, to name but a few. A full-day tour is recommended.
Cost: ½ Day Group Rate (per person): R950 | ½ Day One Person: R1900 | Full Day Group Rate (per person): R1250 | Full Day One Person: R2500
Tour Time: 9am – 5:30pm
Sniff, swirl and sip some of the Cape’s finest vintages at world-class wineries and vino farms across the Cape Winelands region. Offering half-day and full-day tours, members will visit some of the Cape’s most famous vino areas such as Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek.
Cost: ½ Day Group Rate (per person): R950 | ½ Day One Person: R1900 | Full Day Group Rate (per person): R1200 | Full Day One Person: R2400
Tour Time: 9am – 5pm
3. CAPE TOWN CITY
Encounter unique cultures and beautifully detailed architecture whilst touring through historical Mother City neighbourhoods like the colourful Bo-Kaap as well as visit other heritage-rich sites such as The Company’s Garden and South African Museum, St Georges Cathedral and the Castle of Good Hope. Half-day and full-day tours are available.
Cost: ½ Day Group Rate (per person): R650 | ½ Day One Person: R1200 | Full Day Group Rate (per person): R950 | Full Day One Person: R1900
Tour Time: 9am – 5pm
4. SHARK CAGE DIVING
This full-day trip sees groups en route to Gansbaai Harbour – approximately two hours from the CBD – where they will launch and anchor near Shark Alley before cage-diving with one of nature’s most fiercest predators, the Great White shark. Breakfast and lunch is included. No prior diving experience is needed.
Cost: Full Day Group Rate (per person): R1950
Tour Time: 5am – 5pm
5. DAY SAFARI
A true African safari experience providing visitors with the incredible opportunity to see some of the continent’s finest – and sometimes rarest – wildlife roaming freely in the bush. The full-day tour is hosted at one of the Cape’s exclusive Private Game Reserves – roughly two hours outside of the Mother City – and welcome drinks and lunch is included.
Cost: Full Day Group Rate (per person): R3000
Tour Time: 6:15am for 7am – 6pm
6. TOWNSHIP TOUR
This full-day tour takes visitors to Langa, one of the city’s oldest formal townships, where they will explore and experience the daily lives and culture of those living in the area. Other attractions include the District Six Museum, craft markets, the Tourism Centre and House of Coffees in Khayelitsha. Lunch is included.
Cost: Full Day Group Rate (per person): R950 | Full Day One Person: R1500
Tour Time: 9am – 3pm
7. WHALE WATCHING
Known as one of the best whale-watching destinations in the world – from land and boat – Cape Town, and her surrounds, offers spectacular opportunities for sighting the majestic ocean creatures. This tour takes members to Gordon’s Bay, Pringle Bay, Betty’s Bay and/or Hermanus to spot the glorious Southern Right or Humpback whales. This full-day tour is only available in season: Mid-July to November.
Cost: Full Day Group Rate (per person): R1200| Full Day One Person: R2400
Tour Time: 8am and 9am – 5:30pm
8. SUNSET CRUISE
Spoil your loved one with this one and a half hour Champagne Sunset Cruise to either Clifton 4th Beach or into Table Bay. TIP: Wedding proposals are not uncommon on this tour (wink, wink). Snacks included.
Cost: Full Day Group Rate (per person): R1200
Tour Time: Varies
In addition, the rental company also offers bespoke tours and will design any trip specific to a client’s interests – whether its food, architecture or history – taking their needs and budget into consideration. Having seen their fair share of marriage proposals, special anniversaries and surprise birthday parties, the MLT team is well-equipped and ready to help customers wherever they can to make sure that each trip is a memorable one.
No matter whether you’re looking to learn more about the city of Cape Town, want to enjoy a day out with friends in the Winelands or wish to face your Great White-fears, MLT Car Hire and Tours has the ideal day excursion just for you. All you have to do is pick an MLT Mother City adventure and let the journey begin…
NOTE: Translation Services are available for European and Nordic languages.
Tip: Book your car rentals, shuttle and chauffeur services and airport transfers through MLT Car Hire and Tours. MLT’s large fleet of modern vehicles – ideal for holiday, business or long-term rentals – come complete with affordable rates and hassle-free processes.
Tour Times: All tour times are subject to change. It’s best to contact MLT directly to confirm exact tour departure and arrival times as well as duration of the tour.
Read more here about MLT Car Hire and Tours in Cape Town. If you are looking for more awesome day tours, here is our list of 10 Top Day Tours in Cape Town as well as our overview of other great Budget Car Rental Companies in Cape Town.
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