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; City Hall, a baroque building; and the Grand Parade. We will pass St. George’s Cathedral, the Company Gardens, and 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.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town Central, Western CapeGuide will brief guests about the castle and thereafter guests will have time to explore. Duration: 30 minutes