The half day Cape Town city tour will take you through some of the must-sees of the Mother City. Showcasing the history, architecture, it’s gardens, the seaside and mountains; there is something to enjoy for everyone!
It is difficult to imagine that about 350 years ago, a large part of the city centre belonged to the sea, and yet… since the first settlers from the late 17th Century, Cape Town has never stopped expanding, yet it still retains it’s connect with it’s past. The remarkable evidence of the Mother City’s illustrious past, is beautifully showcased by the Castle of Good Hope, as well as the statues of it’s emblematic characters – marking the history of the city. The tour will take you through the famous Bo-Kaap district, with it’s colourful houses; known as the Malay Quarter and one of the few areas bypassed in The Forced Removal Policies of the Apartheid era. It is a wonderful experience and can only make one smile with it’s originality.
The City Centre is also nicknamed the City Bowl, because of the mountains surrounding it like a protective cocoon. Table Mountain; the recently inaugurated 7th wonder of the modern world, is probably the most emblematic of them all. While taking a leisurely stroll through The Company Gardens, located in the heart of the city, you will have a beautiful view of the mountain and be enchanted by the inquisitive squirrels that live and play year round in the gardens – be sure to keep an eye out for the elusive Albino squirrel. Always remember, that whatever your location in the city, you will always be able to orientate your bearings, thanks to Table Mountain!
Finally, discover the splendid Blue Flag beaches of Clifton & Camps Bay; situated at the foot of the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range. Slow down and relax, enjoy the Atlantic Ocean; ideal for sunbathing & most water sports, even though the waters are a bit chilly. Refresh yourself at one of the many bars and restaurants along the Camps Bay Promenade. The feeling of the fine beach sand between one’s toes is always enjoyable for all ages!
2 options :
- Visit highlights and Table Mountain if weather-permitting (cable car fee not included)
- Visit highlights and Table View for a “postcard view” of Table Mountain
- South African Museum and The Company Gardens
- Parliament Buildings
- City Hall and Castle of Good Hope
- Malay Quarter/Bo-Kaap
- Green Market Square
- Signal Hill
- Camps Bay and Clifton
- Short Diamond Factory Tour (Optional)
Check ITINERARY for more details
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||At your accommodation in Cape Town (hotel, guesthouse, …)|
|DEPARTURE TIME||MORNING : between 8:00 and 9:00
AFTERNOON : between 13:00 and 14:00
|RETURN TIME||MORNING : approximately 12:30
AFTERNOON : approximately 17:30
This tour will not be available on the 25th December.
South African Museum & the Company Gardens
Right in front of that place, is the impressive statue of Queen Victoria.
City Hall & Castle of Good Hope
Just next, the Castle of Good Hope is another historical place of interest in Cape Town. Completed in 1679, it is even the oldest surviving building of South Africa. Sometimes called the “star fort”, it counts five bastions, all having a name: Leerdam, Oranje, Nassau, Castzenellenbogen and Buuren. During the 18th century, it included a church, workshops, living quarters, offices… and many other facilities, whereas today, it is more of a museum.
Malay Quarter/ Bo-Kaap
Green Market Square
Camps Bay & Clifton
Short Diamond factory tour (optional)