Racehorses being trained on the beach, wading in the sea for Venatour Racing Social, promoting their Cape Town Sun Met Tour to South Africa.

5* Luxury Cape Town Sun Met Tour

7 Day Package from £3,200 per person

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
Tuesday 21st January to Tuesday 28th January 2025

Following a hugely successful trip to South Africa this year, Venatour Racing Social are extremely excited to bring you some ‘January Sunshine’ in Cape Town with a spectacular itinerary including The Cape Town Sun Met, one of the biggest race days in Africa and we have secured the Ultimate Hospitality Box on the Finishing Line with Complimentary Food & Drink throughout the day!

A view of the hospitality box at the Cape Town Sun Met race day in Cape Town

We are delighted to be working with a couple of South Africa’s top trainers who will offer an insight into racing in Cape Town with stable visits, ‘morning on the gallops’ and a spectacular morning with Justin Snaith’s horses on Muizenberg Beach.

There is more folks, we will be heading to Drakenstein Stud (one of South Africa’s most prestigious stud farms), a Tour of The Constantia Winelands with Lunch, a Visit to the Yearling Sales and Two Hosted Evening Meals at Cape Town’s Restaurants.

You will have enough free time to explore Cape Town with Table Mountain, Whale Watching & Helicopter Rides all on our guests agenda this year.

Finally, there is also the option to stay for an extra few days to experience the 5* Pumba Game Reserve, a truly breathtaking experience for our guests this year, Contact Us for Further Details

Please note: This fantastic trip is limited to 24 guests.

Tuesday 21st Jan

  • Direct Overnight Flights from London Heathrow to Cape Town

 Wed 22nd Jan

  • Arrive in Cape Town approx. Midday
  • Transfers to our 5* Hotel for Check In
  • Free afternoon to settle in
  • Welcome Drinks in the Presidential Suite with stunning views of Table Mountain and Lions Head
  • Hosted Dinner in the 5* Hotel Restaurant

Thursday 23rd Jan

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Early morning transfer to Milnerton Training Centre to watch some horses work, Milnerton is a training base where a variety of trainers are located
  • From Milnerton, you will be transferred back to the hotel for breakfast
  • We will have a table booked at the prestigious Yearling Sales for anybody keen to view the excitement of the sales ring in South Africa
  • Afternoon at leisure
  • Evening of leisure although we will have a table booked at a local restaurant if you would like to join us

Friday 24th Jan

  • Early morning transfer to Muizenberg Beach to meet Champion Trainer, Justin Snaith, and his string of horses as they enjoy a canter along the beach and a paddle in the sea.
  • There are coffees and breakfast options at the beach while Justin runs through his runners for the big day!
  • Following the beach visit, we will head up the coast to view the famous penguins on Boulders Beach
  • It is time for lunch and we will stop at a coastal café for a light lunch before we head back to the hotel
  • Afternoon at leisure
  • Hosted Dinner at one of Cape Town’s lovely restaurants in preparation for Race Day

Saturday 25th Jan

  • Leisurely breakfast while preparing for the big day of racing at one of Africa’s premier meetings
  • Transfers to Kenilworth Racecourse
  • We have secured the Ultimate Private Box overlooking the Finishing Line and Complimentary Food and Drink are included throughout the day (Box closes 1 hour after the last race)
  • After race entertainment before being transferred back to the hotel

Sunday 26th Jan

  • After experiencing a wonderful days racing and hospitality, it’s a more relaxed day with breakfast at the hotel.
  • It’s a day of leisure with possible excursions or just a lazy day at the beach or by the pool
  • An evening at your own pace

Mon 27th Jan

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Today we explore the beautiful Constantia Winelands where we will be visiting some of the stunning wine estates while sampling the delicious South African wines on offer.
  • We have a wonderful spot on a wine estate for lunch before we head back to the hotel.
  • Evening at leisure, we will be booking a restaurant for the final evening for anybody wanting to join us.

Tues 28th Jan

  • Breakfast at the hotel and Check Out
  • It might be the last day but we have not finished yet, transfers will be picking you up and heading for the famous Drakenstein Stud, this is one of South Africa’s prestigious studs and where many of the yearlings would have came from at the sales a few days earlier.
  • We will have time to visit Franchoek for a spot of lunch before heading to the airport
  • Transfer to Cape Town Airport for our evening flight home
  • Overnight Flight from Cape Town to London Heathrow

Wednesday 29th Jan

  • Arrive back in the UK
  • • Return Direct Economy Flights from London Heathrow to Cape Town (upgrades available)
  • • 6 Nights Accommodation in a 5* Cape Town Hotel
  • • Breakfast Each Morning
  • • All Transfers as per the itinerary
  • • Evening Meals on Nights 1 and 3
  • • Visit to Milnerton Training Centre for a Morning On the Gallops
  • • Cape Yearling Sale Visit
  • • Morning On the Beach with Justin Snaith and his string of horses, along with Breakfast and a run through the card
  • • Visit to Drakenstein Stud
  • • Excursion to Boulders Bay to see the famous African Penguins
  • • Ultimate Private Box overlooking the finishing line at Africa’s Premier Race Day with all Complimentary Food & Drink
  • • Wine Tasting And Visit to Constantia Winelands with Lunch
  • • An experienced Venatour Tour Manager.
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