At Grande Provence we are proud of our exciting range of activities that will endeavour to make your stay even more memorable and to ensure your return. We realise however, that a paragraph or two cannot fully explain the details of every activity that may interest you. Recognising this, one of our professional guides will be more than happy to meet with you, in the comfort of The Owner’s Cottage to explain in detail the various options that are available. At any time during your stay, general information on the area can be obtained from our staff.
Enjoy your stay with us and we believe your biggest challenge will be choosing which activity not to choose...
Discover the wines, cuisine, architecture and the history of the Cape Winelands.
09h00 – 17h30
Freedom Walk tour
This tour covers the history of our country from the very early Settlers right through to our present day democracy. What makes the tour interesting is that the historic content is coupled with a geographic route corresponding to the time line of the history of our country. During this tour you will visit places like the City Centre, buildings relating to our Dutch heritage, the slaves quarters, District 6, townships, gang lands (optional) and the very up-market suburbs.
09h00 – 17h30
Guests are asked exactly what is of interest to them such as schools, hospitals etc. The tour will be organized accordingly.
The Cape Peninsula tour
Depart Grande Provence at approximately 09h00 and drive in a southerly direction towards the Cape Peninsula. We pass Table Mountain and areas such as District 6, Rhodes Estate, Groote Schuur Hospital, Rhodes Memorial and The University of Cape Town. All of these places are deeply entrenched in the history and culture of the city and invariably lead to interesting discussions regarding the past, present and future of our country. Guests return to the estate at approximately 17h30.
The Cape Cuisine tour
Guests leave the estate at approximately 08h00 to embark on a voyage of discovery and experience the various cuisines that match the host of cultures in Cape Town. The idea of this tour is to sample various food and beverages that are synonymous with the many South African cultures.
During this tour you will be introduced to the following cultures: Dutch, Cape Malay, Cape Coloured, Xhosa, Wineland farmers, French, English and Game Farmers. Guests return to the estate at approximately 19h00.
Wine and Game drive tour
Guests depart Grande Provence at approximately 09h00 heading north to visit a popular beach resort. From the beach you will travel inland to visit a fabulous rose garden maintained by one of the very proud local municipalities. The visit to the rose garden is followed by a wine tasting at one of Cape Town’s top wine estates. After the wine estate lunch will be served at a highly acclaimed restaurant specialising in local fare.
Lunch will be followed by a visit to an exclusive local Game Farm which will definitely be the highlight of the day. The game drive is followed by sundowners in the bush and late afternoon tea at the farmhouse/ campsite. After tea you will have time to relax in your farm cottage and prepare for a sumptuous
African meal under the stars or in a wine cellar, depending on the weather. Guests return to the estate later in the evening.
Choose one of our many golf courses in the area. For more information please feel free to ask one of our members of staff who will be more than happy to help with further details.
This trip will take you round the Cape of Storms in a powerboat, for a unique experience of the rugged and dramatic beauty of this amazing peninsula. You will hear stories of sea monsters, shipwrecks and ghost ships, all of which have made Cape Point notoriously famous. You depart from and return to Millers Point near the Black Marlin on a round trip which takes approximately 60 minutes.
Leaving from Simon’s Town (shopping before or afterwards). Paddle with penguins or try wave riding (various levels of intensity).
Follow off-road tracks through the bush, across rivers and up mountainous terrain. 125 cc automatic bikes are used – previous experience not required.
Scenic flights around the peninsula or through the mountains of the Cape Winelands – even take a private swim in a mountain pool. The guide can offer a multitude of possibilities, prices vary accordingly.
Cape Town and its surrounds offer world class mountain bike trails in stunningly scenic nature reserves and forests. There are routes to suit all abilities and experience levels.
Tandem Freefall from 9,000ft attached to a skydive instructor. After an amazing 30 second free-fall your shute will open and you will float down to earth enjoying the panoramic views that stretch from Cape Point to the Cederberg. A video and photos of the jump are available.
Abseil off the “world’s highest, natural, commercial abseil” – Table Mountain. Dare to step from amazing 1,000 metres into a 112 metre abseil. Just you, a rope and spectacular views.
Shipwrecks, kelp forests, coral reefs and playful seals all within a 10 minute drive of the city centre. All equipment for either a shore or boat dive will be supplied. Divers must be at least ‘Open Water’ qualified. Courses are also available.
Deep Sea Fishing
Heading out from the Waterfront in luxury-fishing boat complete with sundecks and leather interiors you will begin trawling for fish across Table Bay. Snoek, or Barracuda as it is known overseas, is common in these waters and puts up a fantastic fight. Other catches could include Bronze Breen, Yellowtail or even sharks. Drinks and snacks are provided.
Guests depart at 06h00 and drive through to Gansbaai, two and a half hours away, a breeding ground for the Great White Shark. Gansbaai is famous for its high numbers of this well known shark, which feed on seals from an island colony just off the mainland. To view the sharks from within a cage which is lowered into the water next to the boat, you must be at least ‘Open Water’ qualified. Non-divers can still see the sharks which will generally swim right to the side of the boat. Excursions include breakfast, lunch snacks on the boat and transport.
The Atlantis Dunes
From the entrance of Atlantis you will be transported via Land Rovers and Quad Bikes to a base camp surrounded by rolling sand dunes.
The activities will include:
- 4x4ing: Under careful instruction, everyone has the chance to put a Land Rover through its paces. Dropping off steep descents and climbing the soft sand as well as overcoming technical obstacles.
- Quad biking: Heading off on automatic easy-to-drive Quad Bikes, you will follow a track to explore the depths of this scenic area. You will follow a guide who controls the speed and route at all times.
- Sand boarding: Surfing the sand dunes! Like snow boarding only warmer and easier to learn. Stand up and sit down boards are available to have fun for all levels of competency.
- Catering: Shade, cool drinks and snacks will be available.