Including all the `must-sees` of any Cape Town day tour, this option is a geographical and cultural extravaganza, showing you Cape Town, from its historical beginnings to its dark days of apartheid and present day spirit of triumph and hope in a democratic South Africa.

Description

Highlights

  • Robben Island
  • Bo-Kaap
  • South African Museum & Company Gardens
  • Castle of Good Hope
  • Table Mountain

Information

  • Departure – Daily 08h00
  • Duration – 8 hours
  • English speaking THETA accredited tour guide

Tour Highlights

  • The tour commences with a ferry trip across the bay to Robben Island.  (Weather permitting).
  • Robben Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment. Today it is a World Heritage Site and museum, a poignant reminder of the price paid for freedom.
  • The excursion includes a return ferry to the island, a bus tour on the island and of the prison.
  • Upon return to the mainland, enjoy a drive through Bo-Kaap to discover how the Malay slaves influenced the culture, food and aesthetics of this beautiful city and its people.
  • Proceed to the Company Gardens located in the heart of the central business district.
  • Enjoy a walk through the garden and a visit to the South African Museum.
  • This is followed by a visit to the Castle of Good Hope – the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa.
  • The drive through the City Centre would also take you past the Houses of Parliament, the Grand Parade and City Hall from where Nelson Mandela first addressed South Africans after his release.
  • Continue to Table Mountain where you shall reach the top by cable car (weather permitting; cable car fee not included).
  • Enjoy the panoramic views over the city with Robben Island lying sleepily in Table Bay.
  • Also, get a bird’s eye view over the Atlantic Seaboard.  Return to your hotel by 17h30

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