Itinerary: 24 hours in Cape Town

08.00: Breakfast at the exclusive Table Bay Hotel on Cape Town's Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, with views over Robben Island and Table Mountain.

09.00: A morning in the Cape Winelands beckons. Board a vintage electric train at Cape Town station for a nostalgic trip through the city and into the historic wine region.

10.30: Arrive at Paarl Station to a red-carpet reception with sparkling wine and nibbles before transferring to Vrede en Lust, a 315 year-old wine farm on the eastern slopes of Simonsberg. Surprise delegates with a Harley Davidson motorbike transfer, sweeping through the Cape's striking bushland. A more sedate coach option is also offered.

12.30: A wine tasting and blending competition is followed by lunch in the Cottage Fromage Restaurant, a picturesque thatched diner where guests are serenaded by a classical guitarist, while cheetahs roam at a safe distance. Green Route director David Dodgeon says it provides a casual and welcoming atmosphere. He adds: "Speciality cheeses, olives, and freshly baked bread are a few of the delicacies to enjoy under oak trees in summer or by the fireside in winter."

14.30: Speedy transfer back to Cape Town for a choice of exciting afternoon options. Sporty guests can sample watersports ranging from windsurfing, kite surfing and water-skiing to snorkelling or speedboat racing - all with professional coaching.

For the less active delegates, it's a relatively short boat trip to Robben Island Museum, the prison island where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated.

19.00: Back to Table Bay Hotel to freshen up and regroup for drinks at the poolside bar with views across the Atlantic.

20.00: Surprise transfer to an evening venue via a genuine township bus. Sunset dinner at Salt, one of Cape Town's newest and most exclusive restaurants, in the upmarket district of Bantry Bay.

23.00: Walk to Grand West Casino for a glitzy night of gambling or chill with a drink and good music at the trendy La Med beach bar. Energetic guests should check out Splendid, a funky beach-house nightclub at Camps Bay, open till the wee hours.

For more information on South Africa, click through to the C&IT Destination Guide: South Africa

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