The Tour Begins in Cape Town and ends at George Airport. From George you have an
option of reaching your next destination by Air, Luxury air-con Coach or a Private Road
Accommodation is in three or four star Guest Houses, Lodges or Apartments and
includes daily Beakfasts, Dinners and Lunches as per itinerary.
Arrival at Cape Town International Airport. After Hotel
check-in, guests are taken to the V&A Waterfront. Here you may enjoy some
optional activities such as, Robben Island Tour, Boat Cruises, the Two Oceans Aquarium
and some of the many shops and restaurants. Free for Halal Dinner. Guests are
then dropped off at their hotel at around 21h00.
(Breakfast + Lunch)
a Halal breakfast, a
visit to the Cape Peninsula will reward you with the opportunity to witness two
great oceans on the same day. Wonderful mountainous scenery is coupled with
quaint seaside villages such as Kalk Bay and Hout Bay. We stop at the Kramat of
Sheikh Noorul Mubeen on the Atlantic Coast and Simon’s Town Heritage Museum.
boat ride to Seal Island from Hout Bay harbour is an enjoyable experience.
The Heritage Museum was established in Amlay House (built in 1858), which
belonged to the Amlay family of Simonstown. Some of the displays in the Heritage
Museum include various artefacts pertaining to Muslim Culture, photos from the
1800s to date as well as handwritten kitaabs.
We take a walk around the area where Muslims lived before the forced removals
under Apartheid. Visit the local Mosque and Kramats of Imam Lalu Abdul Kadir
Jaelani and his son, Imam Ismael Dea Malela who were exiled to the Cape in 1786.
Fish and Chips for lunch.
In Constantia we visit the graves of Sheikh Abdurahman Matebe
Shah and Sayed Mahmud. They are probably the oldest known
sites of deceased Auliyah (Friends of Allah), both having
arrived at the Cape in 1667. Sheikh Abdurahman was the last
of the Malaccan Sultans, whose ancestors established the
first Malaysian Empire.
In the evening guests are taken to a
traditional Cape Malay or similar Halal restaurant.
(Breakfast + Lunch)
After breakfast we
enjoy a walking tour through the Cape Town Company
the Slave Lodge - Second oldest
colonial building. Built in 1679 for 500 Dutch East India Company slaves from
Madagascar, Ceylon and the East Indies, many of whom may have been Muslim. It
houses collections of antiquities including a diorama of a mosque.
We then visit Bo-kaap
a small residential area above
Business District. It has a population of over 6000 residents, the majority of
whom are Muslim, and is an important neighborhood for the Cape Muslim community.
The Bo-Kaap has nine Mosques alone.
We visit the Auwal Mosque the oldest Masjid in South Africa. It was established
in 1794 by Imam Abdullah bin Khardi Abdusalem also known as Tuan Guru. It
contains a hand-written Quran recalled from memory by Tuan Guru.
We will have Halal lunch in the
City. We also visit the following attractions:
Bo-Kaap Museum - Established in 1978
and furnished as a house that depicts the lifestyle of a nineteenth-century
Muslim family. The museum tells the story of the local community within a
national socio-political and cultural context.
Signal Hill Ridge – A small Kramat
where Muslims gather in honour of Sheikh Mohammed Hasssen Ghaibie Shah al Quadi
Follower of Sheikh Yusuf of Macassar. We also visit Signal Hill and Table Mountain.
(Optional cable car ride to the top of the mountain)
Dinner at a local Halal restaurant.
DAY 4 (Breakfast + Lunch
After breakfast we
head to Stellenbosch. We stop to visit the the Gujjatul Islam Masjid built in
1897. Imam Abdul Gabier was the community’s first Imam.
Transfer via the beautiful Cape
Winelands to a Private Game Reserve approximately two hours drive from
Stellenbosch. Enjoy a Halal lunch at the rest camp. The afternoon can be spent
relaxing or visiting the rehabilitation center. In the late afternoon we do a
game drive to see the Big Five. Dinner at the Rest Camp.
The day starts early
with a another Big 5 Game Drive followed by breakfast. We then depart for
Oudtshoorn, undisputed "ostrich capital" of the world. Our itinerary
includes a visit to a fascinating Ostrich Show Farm where, amidst enormous
flocks of these strange birds, we are shown their development from the one kg
egg to the 100 kg adult bird. Overnight in Oudtshoorn.
(Breakfast + Dinner)
After a halal breakfast you will visit one of the great wonders of Africa - the
subterranean wonderland of Cango Caves for a tour of this vast sequence of
caverns, each filled with astonishing formations of glittering stalagmites and
journey to Knysna via the Wilderness. Arriving in Knysna, there is time to
discover the craftsmen, who have settled in the area from every corner of South
Africa. This region has a tremendous range of arts and crafts, in all
mediums. Visit the Knysna Heads where the mighty Indian Ocean rushes in and out
of the Knysna Lagoon.
Wind up the day with an optional Lagoon
Sunset Cruise. There are a number of options including luxury Yachts and Ferries.
This evening guests are invited to the Knysna Yacht Club for a
halal Barbeque (Braai). Overnight in Knysna.
After breakfast we
head down to Mossel Bay. Enjoy an optional boat ride out to Seal Island to view seals,
whales and sometimes the Great White Shark. We also explore the Diaz Museum.
After an opportunity to do some last minute shopping and enjoy lunch at the
drop off our guests in the early afternoon at George Airport for your onward
flight or coach/private transport to Cape Town or Port Elizabeth.
This tour can begin in George and end in Cape Town with slight changes to the
the Price: Accommodation with Halal
breakfasts. Two Halal dinners on days 2 & 4. Halal lunches on days 2, 3 & 4.
Visits to the Cango Caves and Ostrich Ranch. Seal Island boat Cruise at Hout
Bay. Two game drives, all transfers, ground transportation and Chauffer Driver.
Entry fees to Museums, Kramats and Mosques. Friday lunch time
prayers will be held at a Mosque.
NOT included in the Price:
Airfares, lunches not specified, dinners
not specified, Optional activities such as Robben
Island, Table Mountain Cable Car, V&A Aquarium, Knysna and Mossel Bay boat rides,
transfer from George to your next destination on day7, tips and gratuities
and personal items.
V & A Waterfront
Kramat at Signal Hill
Ostrich Ranch in Oudtshoorn
Knysna in the Garden Route