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Table Mountain and City Tour

Table Mountain and Cape Town City Tour

(And optional Robben Island or Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens)

Cape Town is one of the ten cities in the world to visit – and it is the recipient of the Best Destination in Africa award. Cape Town is also known as South Africa's mother city and for pristine white sandy beaches and the super impressive Table Mountain as backdrop.

The Cape Town private tour therefore starts off with a visit to the top of Table Mountain by using the very modern cable car facility. The view from the top of Table Mountain is unbelievable and on a clear day it is possible to see hundreds of kilometres away.

This also gives you a bird's eye view of the peninsula, which makes it easier to understand the city. After enjoying a cup of coffee at the restaurant, you head off to explore the heart of the city, which includes a visit to the Castle of Good Hope, the oldest structure in Cape Town.

Leaving the Castle you will have the opportunity to view the City Hall, the Grand Parade, the Houses of Parliament, The Company Gardens, the Famous flower market on Adderley Street, bustling Long Street and Greenmarket Square as well as the very colourful and cultural Bo-Kaap.

From here we will proceed to the V&A Waterfront, one of Cape Town's most popular attractions. You will have the opportunity to visit an exclusive Diamond and Tanzanite operation.

This is where you will have the opportunity to proceed to Robben Island (If arranged) 
OR
Proceed to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
 

Note: The visit to the top of Table Mountain and the Robben Island boat trip is subject to appropriate weather conditions and availability. 

Great Photo Opportunities
  • Views from Table mountain
  • Views from Signal Hill
  • Views of Bo-Kaap
  • Castle of Good Hope
  • Green Market square
  • Houses of Parliament
  • Company Gardens
  • V&A Waterfront
All entrance fees, toll fees, Cable way fees are included, unless specified as optional.
Excludes: Robben Island Excursion & Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Table Mountain and City Orientation Private Tour Including Kirstenbosch

Enjoy a guided walk through these magnificent gardens. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden lives up to its reputation as the most beautiful garden in Africa and one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch, against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain. 

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

Kirstenbosch lies in the heart of the Cape Floristic Region, also known as the Cape Floral Kingdom. In 2004 the Cape Floristic Region, including Kirstenbosch, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site – another first for Kirstenbosch.

It is the first botanic garden in the world to be included within a natural World Heritage Site Kirstenbosch was established in 1913 to promote, conserve and display the extraordinarily rich and diverse flora of southern Africa, and was the first botanic garden in the world to be devoted to a country's indigenous flora. 

Kirstenbosch displays a wide variety of the unique plant life of the Cape Flora, also known as fynbos, including sugarbushes (Protea spp.), pincushions (Leucospermum spp.) and heaths (Erica spp.).

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Plants from all the diverse regions and biomes of southern Africa are also grown at Kirstenbosch, including a near-complete collection of cycads (Encephalartos spp.).

The Botanical Society Conservatory is a custom-built glasshouse to grow and display plants from the arid regions that cannot survive outdoors. There are over 7 000 species in cultivation at Kirstenbosch, including many rare and threatened species.


Robben Island Cruise

The standard tour to Robben Island is 3.5 hours long, including the two half-hour ferry rides. This excursion is not private.

The Robben Island Tour includes:
  • A return boat trip across Table Bay
  • A visit to the infamous Maximum Security Prison
  • Interaction with an ex-political prisoner
  • A 45-minute bus ride with commentary
  • The opportunity to explore the Murray's Bay Harbour precinct attractions, such as the Muslim shrine, or   kramat, and the Museum Shop. 
To secure a place, we recommend you book early.
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