Table Mountain and Cape Town Half-Day Trip

Day Trips & Excursions in Cape Town

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3.8 out of 5

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See Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain, and then head into town to see the city highlights up close with an expert guide. After descending from South Africa’s iconic flat-topped mountain by cable car (ride at own expense), you’ll see top Cape Town attractions, like the Diamond Works, as well as colorful neighborhoods like the Cape Malay Quarter on Signal Hill, during a luxury guided tour.
After pickup from your central Cape Town hotel, your guide will take you on an fascinating tour of Cape Town City. Traveling by air-conditioned vehicle, you’ll pass top Cape Town attractions in the city center, as well as lesser-known sites in the city’s Malay Quarter (Bo-Kaap) on the slopes of Signal Hill. Admire the neighborhood’s brightly colored houses and learn about its fascinating history, including tales of Cape Malay slaves during the 16th and 17th centuries. Time permitting, visit the Castle of Good Hope – one of South Africa’s oldest buildings – and see its incredible dungeons with your guide.  Continue to join a sparkling tour, with a visit to Cape Town’s famous Diamond Works. Learn all about South African jewelry – the country’s most famous export – on a tour of the factory. Witness the art of diamond cutting and the careful craftsmanship of jewelry manufacturing by skilled experts. Discover the history of the Diamond and Gold Trade in South Africa.   You then head to the lower cable car station at the foot of Table Mountain – Cape Town’s most prominent landmark. The cable car ride is at your own expense, so after you’ve purchased your round-trip ticket, head straight up to the summit of Table Mountain, enjoying phenomenal views as you ride. Views from the top of Table Mountain are equally spectacular and you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy them independently. Take a walk around and see the city laid out below you. Look over to the Atlantic coastline and, if the weather is clear enough, catch a glimpse of Robben Island. After descending the mountain by cable car, you will be returned to your Cape Town hotel.

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Local guide

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees for the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
  • Please note: it’s recommended that you pre-buy your Table Mountain cable way tickets online, prior to the commencement of the tour, in order to avoid potential queues at the cable way station on the day of the tour


  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide