Zim Ugochukwu

CAPE TOWN

Zim Ugochukwu
CAPE TOWN

THE INSIDE SCOOP

You'll see the incredible Western Cape on this ultimate South African getaway.

6 nights in an amazing boutique hotel, set within one of South Africa's most dynamic cities.

Curated itinerary based on our personal favorites.

Email support and outstanding customer service.

Photos for days. That's right, each morning, you'll receive images of you soaking in the Cape Town experience. By the end of the trip, you'll rack up at least 1,000 photos of pure happiness and bliss. 

See and eat the things you’d never find on your own.

Travel like a South African local.

Did we say stress free? Just show up and we’ll handle the rest. We'll take care of you like a slow sip of local wine on a beautiful spring day. Yup. Airport transfers included.

CHOOSE BETWEEN ANY OF THESE DATES

  • September 18 - 24, 2017 (sold out)
  • September 27 - October 3, 2017 (sold out)
  • October 20 - 26, 2017 (sold out)
  • March 18 - March 24, 2018 (1 space available)
  • March 27 - April 2, 2018 (7 spaces available)

LOCALE

You’ll sleep in Cape Town, a charming seaside city in the Western Cape.


You'll experience life in a way that most tourists miss. This trip offers plenty of opportunity to get your hands dirty during a cooking class, as you’ll learn to prepare and enjoy this picturesque region’s culinary and viticultural delights.

Peruse the local markets and deli shops in search of the finest organic fare, sample wines in the very vineyards that produced them, and work off all that deliciousness with walks through some of the most captivating scenery in the world. Just start forwarding your mail here now!

CAPE TOWN IS THE TREASURE OF THE WESTERN CAPE

AND WE’D LIKE TO PERSONALLY INVITE YOU TO JOIN US.

Traveling to Cape Town with someone who knows the land is entirely different from taking it on alone.

You’ll get the best stuff compressed into one week of phenomenal highlights.

Coming with Travel Noire is so much easier than traveling by yourself, guidebook in hand, crossing your fingers for the best. You'll get to hang with phenomenal people from around the world, and you'll want to experience the best of a new destination with someone who understands the culture and the turf.

THE THINGS YOU’LL EXPERIENCE WITH US CAN’T BE FOUND IN A GUIDEBOOK.

Over the past year, we’ve had the honor of creating lifelong memories for travelers just like you, and we’d love the opportunity to do that for you too.

WE DO THIS BECAUSE WE TRULY BELIEVE EVERY DESTINATION NEEDS A BACKSTAGE PASS. AND WE TRULY THINK YOU DESERVE ONE.

To be perfectly frank, Cape Town is like basking in the slow setting sun. It's a cultural city with beautiful vistas, bountiful gardens, and breathtaking views of the ocean and mountains. The Mother City, home to soaring Table Mountain, golden beaches and bountiful vineyards, is an old pro at capturing people’s hearts.

A port city on South Africa’s southwest coast, Cape Town rests beneath the imposing Table Mountain. Slowly rotating cable cars climb to the mountain’s flat top, from which there are sweeping panoramic views of the city.

JUST SHOW UP. WE HAVE EVERYTHING PLANNED FOR YOU.

TRAVEL WITH US AND INDULGE IN THE TRAVEL NOIRE EFFECT

WE SPEAK 7+ SOUTH AFRICAN LANGUAGES

Which means you’ll never struggle with directions or the menu, or with anything! Don’t let not knowing the language keep you from a true South African experience.

A WHOLE DECADE

A decade of traveling means that we know what it takes to have a good time, anywhere. And now you do too.

A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER

During your experience, your group will be accompanied by a personal photographer ready to capture it all. Each morning, hundreds of images will be digitally delivered to the group for you to share with the world. That means you can leave your camera behind and live in the moment.

OUR CONNECTIONS ARE YOUR CONNECTIONS

As they say, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. We've cultivated incredible relationships with locals over the years and you’ll meet them because we’re friends. You’ll also get top-of-the-line food and service because you’re with us.

THE BFF FACTOR

Dream about exploring the world with a well traveled friend who knows about the best food, shopping & views each destination has to offer? And is extremely positive, supportive, grounded and drama free? That's us. Our Experience Designers are so top notch, we'd spend every day of the year with them if we could.

SERVICE THAT MATTERS

You’re not a booking number, you’re an honored guest and a valuable part of our family. No matter what time of day or night (even in the wee hours of the morning), you can count on us. We've built this brand from nothing to sold-out-in-hours experiences because we truly care about people and their journeys.

THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

We really understand you. We know what you want to see, do and experience because we were once vacationers too. But the only difference is that we now get the nuances that allow us to navigate like locals. This unique perspective will give you a “best of both worlds” experience.

FRIENDS THAT LAST A LIFETIME

You want to travel the world with amazing people. We get it. Our experiences attract the best of the best. And they keep coming for more. It's not uncommon for a traveler to return home from a trip we've hosted and immediately book another. Our groups are fun-loving, drama free, and a joy to be around. They've formed faux musical groups on our experiences and even travel together long after our experience with them ends. Now that's epic.

THIS IS AN EXPERIENCE WITH BENEFITS

RENEWED INSPIRATION 

Travel continuously connects you to inspiration that's proven to fuel a happy, healthy lifestyle. The most successful people in the world constantly pursue inspiration and purpose. Experiencing a sense of purpose, gratitude, and vitality are all direct results of feeling inspired. And those who seek inspiration find it.

LIVE A DREAM YOU NEVER KNEW EXISTED

We've all heard it: travel when you're older and you've saved for retirement. But travel often requires good health, which you likely have right now. If you have dreams to see the world, don't you owe it to yourself to realize them? We understand that life interjects and bills pile up. But when you look back at your life in five years, what do you want to see? Ambitions reached or dreams put out to dry?

EXTENDED HEALTH BENEFITS

Immerse yourself in an exotic experience. Every day you’ll eat local food and savor fresh vegetables and seafood or meat. We’ll also be walking daily, surrounded by nature and South African locals. 

LET US TAKE CARE OF YOU

Do you feel like you’re always on the go but have very little time for yourself? We thought so. What if, just for a change, you let us take care of you? We want you to kick back and leave all the planning to us. In fact, you're gonna need time to think about the more important details: like if you’re gonna drink another cup of tea at breakfast.

CONNECT TO A MORE CAREFREE VERSION OF YOU

In a work-obsessed culture, busy is glorified, and financial wealth is superior to emotional or spiritual wealth. But this trip is about putting inner wealth and health first. Who doesn’t need more time to connect with the person they're meant to be?

ITINERARY

Cape Town is an old pro at capturing people’s hearts. Nestled beneath the imposing vistas of Table Mountain, The Mother City is situated on South Africa’s southwest coastline and houses golden beaches and bountiful vineyards. You can catch a slowly rotating cable car to climb up the mountain and  take in the sweeping views of the city from its flat top.

DAY 1

After landing at the Cape Town Airport, our private TN shuttle will take you to our home-away-from-home boutique hotel. In the evening we’ll gather for a welcome dinner of authentic South African food. We’ll follow up dinner with live music and dancing with Cape Town locals. Welcome to Africa!

DAY 2

Get ready to be immersed in rich South African history. We’ll head to Langa, Cape Town’s oldest Black Township, for an intimate walking tour. We’ll share stories, connect with the locals, and see the true face of Langa. After lunch, we’ll dance with the children of the Township! Once we return to Cape Town you’ll have the evening to yourself.

DAY 3

After a hearty breakfast, it’s off to class — cooking class, that is! After our freshly prepared lunch, you'll choose between an afternoon of shopping or some downtime at the hotel. In the evening, we’ll enjoy a unique social gathering where we’ll pair up with locals to make creative meals for the entire group. You’ll practically be a professional chef by the end of the day!

DAY 4

Today is yours to relax and to experience Cape Town at your own easy pace. Whether you decide to take a walk to the water, take a car to visit Chapman’s Peak, or do absolutely nothing but nap and unwind, it is entirely your call. Today is your day to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul.

DAY 5

Wake up and enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel. And make sure you load up on carbs and protein because today you’re in for an invigorating challenge. We’ll start the day with a hike to the top of one of the most iconic landmarks in all of South Africa: Table Mountain. In the evening, you can hit the town, explore local shops, and enjoy local cuisine at your leisure. The evening is entirely yours.

DAY 6

You’ve already experienced the ocean and the mountains, so today we’re taking to the air! We’ll board a private helicopter for a breathtaking trip around Cape Peninsula. After the exhilarating helicopter ride, we’ll take our (land-based) shuttle to Stellenbosch, South Africa’s premier wine producing region. We’ll enjoy fine wines and decadent food before returning to Cape Town for an intimate goodbye dinner.

DAY 7

If you’d like, you can wake up early for an optional self-guided walk or a visit to any of your favorite places in Cape Town. Then, head back to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, our TN shuttle will depart for the Cape Town Airport. You may be leaving Cape Town, but the memories will stay with you for the rest of your life!

YOUR INVESTMENT

THE INVESTMENT STARTS AT $2,249

Payments plans available (5 payments of $499 totaling $2,495)

YOUR TRIP INCLUDES

  • 6 nights at an outstanding hotel. 
  • Transfers from airports. (Arrive CPT, depart CPT.)
  • All ground transportation.
  • All activities on itinerary.
  • Day trip to the winelands
  • A stunning helicopter ride.
  • Day trips, guides and transportation.
  • All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners (alcohol not included).
  • Accommodation is in a shared room with one other person. We also have a small number of private rooms. You can submit a request when registering.

Your investment does not include your flight to South Africa.


YOUR AWESOME TRIP PERKS

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Everything is organized, so you stay sane. Arrive before 3pm local time on the first day of your Experience and our private driver will get you and a few others from your group to and from the airport.

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU

Zero stress about finding the hotel and struggling with your bags.

PERSONALIZED SERVICE

Oh, hi zen. Are you there? Travel Noire delivers personalized instructions, so you'll never feel alone. We’ll collect your flight information and send you advice on how to arrive, customized to you.

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU

You can fly in early and still know exactly how to find us. 

YOUR VERY OWN PHOTOSHOOT

You know, just a professional photoshoot of your best vacay highlights. You'll get the opportunity to run away with our photographer for some time in front of the lens. And we'll deliver these digitally to you soon after you depart. 

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU

A private photoshoot on vacation? Enough said.

EMAIL SUPPORT

You get full email support from the day you book your trip until you arrive in country. You'll feel fully taken care of with our expert advice. You'll also have the opportunity to join a pre-departure call with our team to answer any of your burning questions. Support is just a nudge away. 

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU

Don’t waste time Googling, just ask us.

PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP

You’ll receive an invitation to join our private Facebook Group for registered guests only. Connect to others before you go and maintain friendships when you return.

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU

One hub for all your travel needs.


THERE ARE PLENTY OF TOUR GROUPS OF THIRTY PEOPLE TRAVELING IN A BIG BUS. WE'RE NOT ONE OF THEM. 

WE’VE LIMITED OUR CAPE TOWN EXPERIENCE TO 14 PEOPLE, BECAUSE WE WANT YOU TO FEEL LIKE YOU’RE TRAVELING WITH FRIENDS, NOT A FOOTBALL TEAM.

Just think about it. We could totally pack a bunch of people on this trip like most tour companies would. Hint: we have thousands of people on our waitlist. 

But this is group travel for people who don’t normally go on group trips. We want you to travel like a local, so we keep our numbers low. We know that small group travel is a great balance of fun and simplicity, and it’s better than traveling alone. 

HERE ARE THE PERKS OF TRAVELING WITH OUR CREW

  • It’s so much more fun than traveling alone. 
  • You'll meet the most epic people.
  • It’s easier than traveling with a friend because we handle all the planning. 
  • You have the luxury of drivers and guides to help you with everything.
  • You have a professional photographer by your side.
  • You'll get the real deal Cape Town, not anything you can find in a guidebook.

The truth is, we have an uncanny ability to attract positive and generous people from all around the world. Our guests always share with us that they aren't tour group type of people, but that they are surprised at how well Travel Noire makes it transformative and easy.  


WILL THIS BE YOUR FIRST TRIP TO CAPE TOWN?

HAVE YOU ALREADY BEEN TO CAPE TOWN?

Incredible. So you know how amazing it is. But think of how amazing it could be when you travel with someone who knows the locals and all the secret spots? Unless you’ve traveled with a South African friend and stayed with them at their home, it's impossible to not feel like a tourist. We offer an alternative to that.

WILL THIS BE YOUR FIRST TRIP TO CAPE TOWN?

Then you’ll love the safety of the group, the ease of having all your hotels, transportation, activities and meals sorted out for you. You’ll love that you won’t have to worry about getting lost, getting ripped off or hassling with foreign currency. We take care of everything.

THIS TRIP ISN’T FOR EVERYONE.

IT IS FOR YOU IF:

  • You love insider knowledge: you value traveling with someone who knows the ropes.
  • You enjoy eating, walking, and off-the-beaten-path ideas. 
  • You love learning about history.
  • You love to have a great time and are open to meeting others.

THIS TRIP IS NOT FOR YOU IF:

  • You have a tendency to be negative or dramatic or are just plain depressing to be around.
  • You're not into trying new things or stepping outside of your comfort zone.
  • You don’t like to try new foods. We'll be eating fusions of local South African, Indian and Malaysian foods. Every day. If you’re a vegetarian, or on a restricted diet, we have great options for you.
  • You can’t easily walk up stairs. If you find walking tough, then this trip isn’t suited to you.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHERE ARE WE STAYING?

You’ll sleep in 1 locale for 6 nights. Awaken to the crisp Cape Town morning, and start your day in one of the world's most breathtaking cities.

CAN I EXTEND MY STAY?

Great idea. We’ll give you tips.

WHAT AIRPORT DO I FLY INTO?

Fly into Cape Town International Airport (CPT) and out of Cape Town International Airport (CPT). We provide airport transfers for free.*

I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS, CAN YOU HELP?

We thought you’d never ask. Email support@travelnoire.com, so we can meet you and give you personal advice.

I’M NOT A “TOUR PERSON” AND I USUALLY PLAN MY OWN TRIPS.

Great — you’ll fit right in as our guests are looking for something different too. Think of this as a trip planned by a local friend, something you would never be able to pull off on your own. We offer you daily activities but don’t feel pressured to do anything — it’s your experience.

WILL I BE TOO OLD, TOO YOUNG?

Our guests range in age from their 20s to their 40s. Age doesn't mean much when we’re all searching for a better life. Our experiences are more adventurous, so in that sense, it does require that you are healthy and can walk or hike easily. 

*If you arrive before 3pm local time and depart before 5pm local time.


HEAR WHAT PAST GUESTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT TRAVELING WITH US

"The itinerary was jam packed with goodies, including gorgeous hotel, local guides in-house, a full-time photographer, not including the actual activities. There’s no way that I could have pulled together the full immersive TN experience without a travel expert's help and definitely not at that price. I really loved the opportunity to learn the REAL truths of the struggles, hopes and gratefulness of the local people we visited during our experience. This is something I could have never gotten from any other group experience."

— Ladonna, New York

 

 

“When you experience what Travel Noire has curated, you’ll engage with emotions that money can never buy. You’ll spend more money trying to explore this magical place on your own and you’ll only end up receiving a portion of the perspective. There are aspects to this trip that can’t be explained. They must be felt. Priceless. The best experience of my life.” 

— Warren, California

 

"Cape Town was everything I had been challenged to see and so much more. The people of South Africa are beautiful and brilliant in every way and the landscape was like that of a dream. The group of travelers that made up the TN Experience were instant friends, the kinds of friends I know I will be in contact with for the rest of my life. The curation of the daily Travel Noire activities were both thought provoking and mind expanding. I felt empowered and free in ways I never thought imaginable.

I am inspired to journey deeper. TN Experiences launched me into the direction that has lead me to an entirely new vision on life. I can now see clearer my entire world and how I have fit in it and how I will evolve in it now. I will never be the same."

— Anwar, California


ARE YOU COMING?
WE SELL OUT EVERY TIME.

With world-class surfing and diving, a large number of cultural and historical attractions, and an enormous range of accommodations, Cape Town is one of the world's best kept secrets. You'll learn about what it means to be black in a country with a troubled history, explore new cuisines, and you'll bask in the most incredible sunsets you've ever seen. 

Cape Town was recently named by CNN as one of the most loved cities in the world. 

For a week, you’ll enjoy amazing culture, lush gardens, the kindest locals you'll ever meet and delicious food. 

We don’t run from city to city; we sleep in one city and occasionally day trip to our hand picked highlights throughout the week to ensure that you have a special connection to this land, these people, and your new friends.