Programme

 

 PRELIMINARY FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

 

1st Day

Arrival of foreign choirs at Cape Town International Airport
Transport and accommodation.
Sightseeing in Stellenbosch –guided city tour
Rehearsal
Sport & recreation activities – get together ( swimming pools
+ tennis courts )

2nd Day

Arrival of foreign choirs
Sightseeing in Stellenbosch – guided city tour
7 pm Festival Opening Ceremony and concert
9 pm Welcome Drink for conductors

3th Day

Competition in choir,orchestra, dance group categories
16 30  CHINA ORCHESTRA CENTRAL CONSERVATORY OF BEIJING
Relax and summer sports activities or shopping

4th Day

Competition in choir ,orchestra, dance group categories
Afternoon Cape Town central city tour
Clifton Beach – The  most beautiful  beach in Cape Town.
 Visiting  the most popular turist place in Cape Town –  the Waterfront Concert Open Air

5th Day

Informal Open Air Performance
5 P.M. FINAL GALA CONCERT in City Hall in Stellenbosch
Competition results and AWARDS CEREMONY
Dinner reception for choir leaders
OPTIONAL   PROGRAM IN AND AROUND CAPE TOWN

6th Day

Relax and sports activities
Optional all day tour to Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
Clifton Beach, Hout Bay boat tour to see Seal Island, Simons Town penguin colony,

 

7th Day

Optional all day tour Safari  and  Wine Farm Tour

 

8th Day


Optional all day tour Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch, Blouberg Beach.

9th Day

Optional all day tour Robben Island boat tour– Waterfront or Parliament, National Museum, Long Street, Green market, Square Craft Market

10th Day

Departure of participating choirs from Cape Town International Airport
Please kindly note: This programme is subject to change

OPTIONAL SIGHTSEEING PROGRAM ON REQUEST

 

thumb_tablemountainTABLE MOUNTAIN, KIRSTENBOSCH, BLOUBERG.

The day trip will start with discovering the natural and manmade beauties of Cape Town from the top of Table Mointain.
This flat-topped mountain overlooks the  most beautiful parts of Cape Town and offers breathtaking views.
Thereafter a visit will be paid to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden that offers the extraordinarily rich and diverse flora of southern Africa.
The day will be concluded by yet another breathtaking view of Table Mountain from Blouberg Beach enjoyed with a colorful sunset.

thumb_capepointCAPE POINT DAY TRIP

The day trip starts with  Clifton Beach, one of Cape Town`s most popular beaches.
A quick stop is made for those brave enough to take a refreshing swim.
Cpntinue further to Hout Bay, an enclosed finishing harbour with the possibility of a boat trip to Seal Island.
Simons town is home to a penguin colony which can be seen at arm`s reach.
The trip is completed by visiting Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve located at the south-western tip of Africa, in a section of the Table Mountain National Park,
offering fascinating history and dramatic scenery.

thumb_safariSAFARI

A safari day trip is not to be missed when coming to South Africa.
It offers The Big 5, Elephant, Rhino, Lion, Leopard, Buffalo.
In addition numerous other exotic animals can be seen from open 4×4 vehicles.
A traditional African Breakfast or lunch is included in the safari trip.

 

thumb_robbenislandROBBEN ISLAND – WATERFRONT

The island housing the prison where Nelson Mandela spent 27 years while fighting for a non – racial South Africa.
This stop in not to be missed as a big part of South African political life started right here.

 


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WINE FARM TOUR

The Western Cape is known for its exceptional good quality of wine.
This region offers Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Shiraz and much more
Many boutique farms are located within a few kilometers of Cape Town and are well worth visiting.

 

thumb_kirstenboschPARLIAMENT, NATIONAL MUSEUM, CITY GARDEN, LONG STREET, GREEN MARKET SQUARE.

Cape Town City has great variety to show its visitors.
The day trip starts with a visit to Parliament.
Even though Cape Town is not the capital of South Africa it houses the South African Parliament – as the administrative capital -
which is one of the biggest attractions to the city under the mountain. The architecture offered by Cape Town is very similar to Europe with interesting churches and historical buildings.

 

thumb_whaleWHALE – WATCHING IN HERMANUS

Hermanus is a magnificent town located an hours drive from Cape Town.
It is known as the home of many whales which can be seen with the naked eye from the shore. But there is more to Hermanus than whales…

 

 

thumb_sharkcageSHARK CAGE DIVING

The most adventurous experience offered in Gansbaai is shark diving.
With nothing but a cage between the beautifully dangerous predator and viewer is considered as the experience of a lifetime. No special equipment is used and that makes the experience one – of – a – kind.

Please note that all optional and non- mentioned activities are not part of the programme and are specially tailor-made on request.