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Discover Cape Town City Tour

A great introduction to this spectacular city, the Cape Town City Tour provides the perfect opportunity to sample some of its attractions and get your bearings.

Designed to orientate and give you a full-colour insight into the extraordinary magic of Cape Town, this tour presents you with a variety of iconic buildings, snatches of its history, and experiences unique to this City.

First up, it’s the cable car to the summit of the legendary Table Mountain – weather permitting – and from there, you’ll be able to see to the end of the world, including the City and surrounding layout of this southernmost tip of Africa.

The tour then drives through Camps Bay, an affluent oceanside suburb of Cape Town, boasting a magnificent white sandy beach and once the hunting ground of Lord Charles Somerset. Wind your way along through Clifton, an exclusive residential area, home to some of the most expensive real estate in South Africa before meandering through Sea Point, the first ‘commuter suburb’ of Cape Town and now a recognized Orthodox Jewish community. En route you’ll see the sweeping silhouette of the Cape Town Stadium before passing down Adderley Street considered the main street of the central business district.

The City Hall located on the Grand Parade is next up. Nelson Mandela made his first public speech after his release from the balcony of Cape Town City Hall. Drive past the Castle of Good Hope, a Provisional Heritage Site. Originally built as a maritime replenishment station, the Castle of Good Hope is the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa!

Continue on past Charly’s Bakery, home of Charly’s Cake Angels, stars of the Food Network Show before hearing a brief history of District Six en-route to a visit at the Company Gardens. The public section of the garden is enjoyed for its sheer floral beauty as well as its historical setting. It’s bordered by numerous landmarks including the Slave Lodge, present day Houses of Parliament and St George’s Cathedral, the seat of the Anglican church in South Africa.

Hear about Greenmarket Square, the location for the well that was once the town’s main water supply during summer months when streams from Table Mountain dried up, before a visit to the Noon Gun where we witness the historic time signal and learn more about the history of the Bo-Kaap and its people as we move up the cobblestoned hills to the Malay Quarter, and marvel at the ice-cream colours of the quaint Bo-Kaap homes.

The tour ends on a sparkling note, witness the process of cutting and polishing a diamond. You may even witness the rare opportunity of pouring of a gold bar!

PLEASE NOTE: Table Mountain Aerial Cableway's annual maintenance will take place from Monday 08 Jul 19 to Sun 18 Aug 19. During this time it will not be possible to ascend to the top of Table Mountain.

Experience Includes

  • Guided tour of Cape Town
  • Enjoy superb views of Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain
  • Visit the Malay Quarter, the Cape Town city center, the Company Gardens and Castle of Good Hope
  • Hotel Pick-up and Drop off from Cape Town City Hotels (Sea Point, Waterfront and City Hotels)
  • Services of an experienced English speaking tour guide

Experience Excludes

  • Cable Car fare – approximate cost ZAR250, payable locally
  • Optional Gratuities

Departs

Daily, year round.

Start times

Hotel pick-ups are between 7.30am and 8.30am. Your exact pick-up time will be advised when you reconfirm the tour locally.

Duration

Around 4 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • You wil receive a voucher for this tour. Please read it thoroughly.
  • A minimum of 2 persons is required to book this tour at the adult rate.
  • Children are allowed when travelling with 2 full paying adults (Open Vehicle Game Drives excluded and Minimum Age Restrictions still apply).
  • You MUST reconfirm your booking locally. Your exact pick-up time will be confirmed at this point.
  • Please not that you will be collected within a 20 minute window of the scheduled pick-up time to allow for collections from the various hotels in your area.
  • A comfortable pair of shoes, sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended.
  • New legislation requires that all children under 2 years travel in baby seats. As a result, children under 2 years can no longer travel on their parents laps and have to have their own separate seats plus baby chair when being transported on tours. Please note that baby seats are free of charge BUT subject to availability. As there are a limited stock of seats in each office, these will need to be pre-booked. Parents are welcome to bring their own seats and they will not be required to make any prearrangements.
  • Parents are welcome to bring along their own seats as well and will not be required to make any prearrangements with the relevant Touring office.
  • Please note that your ticket exclude entrance fees to Table Mountain. This activity is weather permitting and to be paid locally (ZAR250).
  • PLEASE NOTE: Table Mountain Aerial Cableway's annual maintenance will take place from Monday 08 Jul 19 to Sun 18 Aug 19. During this time it will not be possible to ascend to the top of Table Mountain.