Cape Town City, Table Mountain and Robben Island Tour
A Full Day tour - absorb breath-taking views from the top of Table Mountain, and explore the fascinating and wonderful city and history of Cape Town
Experience the wonders of Cape Town's nature, culture, and history on our captivating full-day private tour, which showcases the very best this vibrant city has to offer. This unforgettable adventure combines breathtaking views from Table Mountain, historical excursions to the Castle of Good Hope and the Malay Quarters, and a poignant journey to the famous Robben Island.
City, Table Mountain and Robben Island Tour Route
Table Mountain by Cable Car
The journey begins with an ascent to the summit of Table Mountain, a majestic landmark that offers awe-inspiring vistas of the surrounding landscapes and the vast oceans. A scenic cable car ride, taking just five minutes from the base to the top station, treats you to panoramic views at every turn. Multiple viewing points present diverse photographic opportunities, while your expert guide regales you with captivating stories of Cape Town's rich history, including insights into Table Mountain, the iconic Lion's Head Mountain, and even a glimpse of Robben Island, where a significant chapter of South Africa's past unfolds.
Malay Quarter (Bo-Kaap)
Descending from Table Mountain, embark on a historical tour of the captivating Malay Quarter, situated on Signal Hill at the heart of Cape Malay culture. Stroll along vibrant streets lined with colorful houses and mosques, and immerse yourself in the cultural tapestry of this enchanting neighborhood. Our knowledgeable guides share the fascinating history of how the Cape Malays became an integral part of South Africa's heritage.
Company's Garden is a historic public garden in Cape Town, South Africa. It was founded in 1652 by the Dutch East India Company as a vegetable garden to supply the company's ships and employees. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. The garden has since evolved into a beautiful and tranquil oasis in the heart of the city, with a wide variety of plants, flowers, and trees.
Continuing your exploration, venture into the bustling city center, visiting the lively Greenmarket Square and the century-old Adderley Street Flower Market. Experience the true essence of Cape Town through its warm and welcoming people, the rhythms of its music, the flavors of its cuisine, the richness of its art, and the depth of its history. Take the opportunity to indulge in some local shopping and take home unique souvenirs.
Castle of Good Hope
The Castle of Good Hope, a captivating 17th-century historical monument, awaits your discovery. Considered the best-preserved example of its architectural style in the world, this fortress has served as a church, prison, bakery, workshops, and living quarters. Today, it stands as a testament to South Africa's past, housing the Castle Military Museum and ceremonial facilities for the traditional Cape Regiments.
A poignant journey to Robben Island awaits, once a maximum-security prison where political prisoners, including the renowned Nelson Mandela, were held during the apartheid era. Today, this UNESCO World Heritage Site offers a profound insight into South Africa's struggle for freedom and democracy. With a guided tour led by a former political prisoner, you'll walk in the footsteps of history and see Nelson Mandela's former cell, a powerful reminder of his unwavering spirit.
During this journey, you'll experience the true essence of Cape Town its diverse and welcoming people, their music, delectable food, captivating art, and a chance to indulge in some souvenir shopping.
Don't miss this extraordinary City, Table Mountain, and Robben Island Tour that seamlessly weaves together nature's grandeur, cultural heritage, and historical significance. Book your adventure now to create cherished memories in the heart of Cape Town.
What's Included in This City, Table Mountain and Robben Island Tour
• Private Full Day Tour exploring: Table Mountain by cable car, Malay Quarter, Cape Town city centre, Company Gardens, Greenmarket Square, The Castle of Good Hope, A return boat trip across Table Bay to Robben Island, Visit to the historical Maximum-Security Prison on Robben Island, A guided scheduled tour with an ex-political prisoner, Nelson Mandela’s cell, A 45-minute guided bus ride
What's Not Included
What you Need to Know
• Tour Times: 08:00 -17:00 or 09:00 - 18:00, depending on the order of the tour