Half Day Table Mountain & City Tour: Our drive to the city centre takes us past famous landmarks such as the Castle of Good Hope built in 1666 by the Dutch East India Company, and City Hall, a baroque building, and the Grand Parade. As we follow the city’s main thoroughfare, Adderley Street, we will see St. George’s Cathedral, the Anglican Diocese of Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu. We will pass the Company Gardens and the Malay Quarter (also known as the Bo-Kaap) which means "Above Cape" because of its location up against the slopes of Table Mountain. In the early 18th century, thousands of slaves from Java, Ceylon and other Far Eastern regions were brought to Cape Town. After slavery was abolished, their descendants, known as the Cape Malays, settled here.
Our route then leads us to Kloof Nek and the magnificent Table Mountain. We'll ascend to the top (weather permitting) by the revolving cable car. Here, we'll see wild flowers and the famous silver tree, and marvel at a bird’s eye view of the city and its beaches. On a clear day it is even possible to see Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned on one side and Cape Point on the other.
Descend from the Upper Cableway station to your awaiting vehicle and then proceed around Table Bay to the Milnerton area (time permitting). From here we can see Table Mountain from the same perspective as the early settlers did when they sailed into Table Bay – a truly beautiful and photo-worthy sight.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up from central Cape Town Hotels.
Duration: 4.5 hours.
Frequency: Twice Daily.
languages: Dual language German/English commentary on Sun/Tues/Thurs/Sat (Morning tour only).
Not included: Cost of Cable Way ticket.
Min. Age: 2 years old.