Cape Town Shore Excursion: City and Table Mountain Tour

Shore Excursions in Cape Town

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Join this wonderful introductory tour of Cape Town, the Mother City. You'll drive past famous landmarks such as the Castle of Good Hope, City Hall and the Grand Parade. You'll also pass the Company Gardens and the Malay Quarter (also known as the Bo-Kaap) before ascending the magnificent Table Mountain.
Your drive to the city centre takes you 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 the tour follows the city’s main thoroughfare, Adderley Street, you will see St. George’s Cathedral, the Anglican Diocese of Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu. You 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 Malay’s, settled here. Your route then leads you to Kloof Nek and the magnificent Table Mountain. Ascend to the top [weather permitting] by the revolving cable car. Here, you will see wild flowers and the famous silver tree, and marvel at a birds-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 one can see Table Mountain from the same perspective as the early settlers did when they sailed into Table Bay.Note: The Table Mountain Cableway will be closed for its annual maintenance from 23 July 2018 to 05 August 2018. During this period, the tour will include a stop on Signal Hill instead at no extra cost.

What’s included

  • Services of a qualified guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Small group tour (guests off the same ship and requesting the same tour will be grouped together)

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks

Highlights

  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
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