16 Day Cape Town and Ethiopia Highlights Tour

  • 16 Day Tour
  • Ethiopia
  • South Africa
  • This combination tour takes in the vibrant city of Cape Town and combines it with the culture and beauty of the Ethiopia. We first did this tour ourselves 2 years ago as we wanted to visit the Rock Hewn churches, but didn’t want to spend a full 2 week trip in Ethiopia. It worked so well we decided to market it to others! You can do Cape Town or Ethiopia first, however we recommend getting the longer flight out the way on the outbound, then stopping via Ethiopia on the way home. This trip gives a great variety of tour options to experience culture, city living, nature, wildlife, history and food & drink all in one tour…

Tour Details

Tour Includes

  • Hop-on Hop-Off Bus Tickets Cape Town
  • Full Day Wine Tour (Stellenbosch & Franschhoek)
  • Full Day Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Beach Tour
  • Robben Island Tour
  • Full Day Tour to Agulhas (Southern most point of Africa)
  • Dinner at traditional Ethiopian Restaurant
  • Visit Entoto Hill
  • Addis Ababa City Tour
  • Rock Hewn Churches
  • Visit to the Ethiopia National Museum
  • Day trip to Lake Wenchi
  • All transport in country
  • All airport transfers



Tour Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Meals & Drinks (unless stated)
  • Items of a persona nature
  • Tips

Accommodation

  • 8 Nights Cape Town
  • 1 Night Travel
  • 4 Nights Addis Ababa
  • 2 Nights Lalibela (Full Board)

 



Price Guide

Prices from £2445pp based on 2 sharing in mid-range and high quality accommodation.




Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Cape Town+

You will be met at Cape Town Airport and transferred to your hotel for 7 nights. On arrival you will be presented with a full detailed timed itinerary of your tour for the week, and you will be given the opportunity to ask any questions you have prior to the start of the tour. You will be given time to settle in for the rest of the day before being picked up in the evening for a meal at the famous Mama Africa's.

Day 2 - Full Day Wine Tour+

​Today you will be picked up by our local guide for a full day private wine tasting tour in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. You will visit 4 or 5 vineyards and be given the chance to try and purchase a wide range of excellent wines from some of the best wine growing regions in the world. There is a lunch stop (own expense) overlooking the beautiful Franschhoek valley and the day finishes with a wine and cheese pairing.

Day 3 - Day at Leisure in Cape Town (B)+

Day 4 – Day at Leisure in Cape Town+

​Day 5 - Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point and Penguins+

Today is a full day private tour with a local guide taking in some of the most outstanding scenery around Cape Town. Cape Point is at the tip of the Cape Peninsula and one of the southern most part of table mountain national park, a declared Natural World Heritage Site. From here you will visit the Cape of Good Hope, a rocky headland on the Atlantic Ocean. The tour also includes a visit to Boulders Beach, the breeding place of the African Penguins and a unique sight  in the region.


Day 6 - Robben Island & Kirstenbosch+

This morning you will be picked up by a local driver and taken down to the Clock Tower ready to embark on a tour of the historic Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 27 years. There is a ferry ride across to the island, where you will then pick up a bus on arrival for a tour of the island, followed by a tour of the prison by a former inmate. You will then return back by ferry to the clock tower where your driver will be waiting to take you across to Kirstenbosch botanical gardens.

​Day 7 - Trip to Cape Agulhas+

Today is an included trip to Cape Agulhas, which is the southernmost tip of Africa and the place where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans Meet. The tour takes you through stunning mountain scenery, and you will get the opportunity to try and spot the blue crane, the national bird of South Africa. Late lunch (own expense) will be in Hermanus, and if you are there between July and November you may get to see the whales from the shore...

Day 8 - Day at Leisure in Cape Town+

Day 9 – Day at leisure in Cape Town followed by overnight flight to Addis Ababa+

Day 10 - Arrival at Addis Ababa+

You will be met at Addis Ababa Bole Airport and transferred to your chosen hotel for 2 nights. On arrival you will be presented with a full detailed and timed itinerary of your tour and you will be given the opportunity to ask any questions you have prior to the start of the tour. You will be given time to settle in and rest for the afternoon, before being picked up early evening for an exciting Ethiopian dinner experience at the excellent Yod Abyssinia Restaurant!

Day 11 - Exploring Addis Ababa+

Today is the opportunity to experience the buzz and excitement of the city of Addis Ababa. The tour can be easily tailored to fit with your groups interests and preferences. However, usual sights would include the Holy Trinity Church, National Museum, Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum, Sholla Market and Entoto Hill. We also usually arrange for a stop at the amazing family run To.Mo.Ca Coffee Shop, which is the oldest in Addis Ababa running since 1953.

Day 12 - Lalibela+

This morning you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the airport for a short flight to Lalibela. On arrival at Lalibela airport you will be met at the airport by a local representative and transferred to your hotel. Your local guide will then let you know the timings and the plan for the next 2 days of exploring the region. The afternoon will involve a brief stop somewhere local for lunch and then a tour of some of the famous rock hewn churches in the region.

Day 13 - Lalibela+

After breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel ready for a full day tour exploring the churches in Lalibela. Two particular highlights of the day will be the visits to Bet Giyorgis which is probably the most famous of all the churches and  Yemrehanna Kristos, which is a beautiful church hidden up in a cave. You will be taken to a local restaurant for lunch before being returned to your hotel for dinner.

Day 14 -  Addis Ababa+

After breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the airport for a short flight back to Addis Ababa. On arrival in Addis Ababa you will once again be met by a local representative and transferred to your hotel or to the airport if this is the end of your Ethiopian trip.​

Day 15 - Lake Wenchi+

After breakfast you will be picked up by your private guide and driven to the beautiful Wenchi Crater lake is located on a mountain range at an altitude of 3,000 meters above sea level. The lake, caused by an now-extinct volcano, is surrounded by hot mineral springs, cascading waterfalls, stunning valleys, and fertile farmlands. This full day tour gives you the opportunity to hike around the region or take a horse ride ride down to the lake and a boat ride to the ancient monastery.

Day 16 - Home+

At a pre-arranged time you will be picked up and transferred to Addis Ababa Bole Airport for your flight home. 

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