Day Tours

Diving with sharks or supping a cheeky pinot… Our dedicated travel team at MannaBay can organise a unique day trip for you during your time in the Mother City.

We are known to organise some of the best adventures around! You’ll have to try them for yourself. Make the most of your time in the Mother City- whether you fancy a lazy afternoon in the Cape Winelands or an adventure-filled day diving with Great White Sharks on the garden Route.

Here are just a few of the trips on offer, but there are many more – all you have to do is ask.

Wander around the historic town of Stellenbosch, see where Nelson Mandela was released from prison, savour Franschhoek, the French corner of the Cape and enjoy numerous tastings and a light lunch.

You’ll discover the beauty and history of the Cape Winelands on this tour. We visit the Afrikaans Taal Monument in Paarl and stop at the Drakenstein Prison where Nelson Mandela was released in February 1990. In the Franschhoek Valley we visit the French Huguenots Memorial and call on many fine wine estates in the gastronomic capital of South Africa. We cross the Helshoogte Pass and descend into historic Stellenbosch for a light lunch and some more wine tasting. The great thing about visiting the Winelands is that wine can be drunk no matter the weather, in fact many say the best thing to warm a cold day is a glass of fine red wine. Cheers to that!

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Hermanus is famous for being one of the best land-based places to whale-watch in the world. The best time to see these beautiful mammals is between July and November. The Southern Right Whales come as close as 50 metres to the shore and are known to breach, lobtail, spyhop and court in the waters. We leave Cape Town via the apple orchards of Elgin, and stop off at the Old Harbour Museum in Hermanus. Then it’s time to marvel at the whales frolicking in the bay and enjoy lunch in the seaside town before visiting a local vineyard for wine tasting. We then take you on a scenic drive to Kleinmond for a visit to the stunning Harold Porter Botanical Gardens. The spectacular “Riviera of the Cape” coastal drive via Gordon’s Bay takes us back to Cape Town where whales can be spotted in the Indian Ocean.

This tour runs from July to the end of October only. It is important to note that since this tour is working with wild animals, we cannot guarantee sightings.

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After a two and a half hour scenic drive to Kleinbaai, you will enjoy a light breakfast and your dive master will give you a full briefing about the day’s procedures. You’ll then take a 20-minute boat trip out to sea and anchor off Dyer Island and Geyser Rock, which boasts a large Cape Fur Seal colony, the staple diet of the Great White Shark. After you slip into your wetsuit, the crew will lower you in the cage into the water. This is an incredible opportunity to get up close and personal with these amazing animals, from the safety of a cage.

Enjoy a picnic lunch on board, while waiting for the sharks or between dives, taking in the beautiful scenery. Even if you are not keen to dive, the shark viewing from the boat is still very exciting and not nearly as wet! It is important to note that this tour is working with wild animals so we cannot guarantee sightings. In the unlikely event of not seeing sharks, you will be provided with a voucher for an alternative day at your convenience.

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Enjoy a full day cultural tour of Cape Town and get to grips with the new South Africa. We proceed through the historic Malay quarter, drive through the remains of what was a vibrant community – District Six – and visit its living museum.

After this momentous experience we enjoy a walking tour of the townships. We return to the city for lunch before departing on the ferry for Robben Island and see the infamous cell where Nelson Mandela spent the majority of his 27 years in prison.

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Take some time to explore Table Mountain, a World Heritage Site. Visit the Company Gardens and the SA Museum.Explore the historic Castle of the Good Hope and wander through the arty Greenmarket Square.

The itinerary commences with a tour of Table Mountain (weather permitting). The state-of-the-art cable car rotates 360º on its way to the top, offering a panoramic view of the city and harbour below. In the city itself, we visit the Company Gardens, the SA Museum, the Castle of Good Hope and the vibrant and arty flea market, Greenmarket Square. We take a trip through the picturesque streets of Bo-Kaap and the tour comes to an end with our last stop at the V & A Waterfront.

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On this tour to the towering headland known as Cape Point, you’ll get to see Cape Town’s magnificent beaches, breathtaking views and historic coastal villages. You’ll get to explore the beautiful Cape Peninsula with a guide who loves the region, knows the history and won’t get lost! First, you visit the stunning Clifton and Camps Bay beaches and head towards Hout Bay with an optional boat trip to Seal Island.

Continue along Chapman’s Peak Drive, a scenic route with fynbos-covered mountain on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. Visit the beautiful Cape Point Nature Reserve and marvel at the dramatic Cape of Good Hope. On the other side of the peninsula, stop off at Boulders Beach and its fascinating penguin colony. After the naval village of Simon’s Town, we break for lunch and then wind through the Constantia Valley to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, to cap a spectacular day out.

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