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City and Table Mountain Tour

City and Table Mountain Tour

Overview: City and Table Mountain Tour

Give yourself half a day to explore Cape Town, taking in its oceanfront setting from on high before discovering the sights, the sounds, the very history of the city itself.

Begin your day with a bird’s eye view of Cape Town and Table Bay Harbour, either from the iconic Table Mountain or – if the cable car isn’t operating – a drive to Signal Hill. Of course, both are weather dependent – which is why the cable car fee is not included in the cost of your excursion. If the skies are clear, though, the panorama is breathtaking, and you should be able to spot Robben Island, whose infamous prison housed Nelson Mandela for 18 of his 27 years in jail.

Back down in the city, stop at Company Gardens and enjoy a walk through this centrally located garden. Created in the 1650s by the region’s first European settlers, the gardens produced fresh fruit and vegetables for ships rounding the Cape. Visit the South Africa Museum then move on to the Castle of Good Hope. Built as a maritime replenishment station between 1666 and 1679 by the Dutch East India Company (VOC), the castle is the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa.

Continue your journey through the city centre, past the Houses of Parliament, the Grand Parade and City Hall, from where Nelson Mandela first addressed the nation after his release from prison in February 1990.

At the end of the tour you have the choice of being dropped off at the city’s Waterfront to experience this vibrant location with its many shops, restaurants and pubs at your own pace, or back at your hotel.

The City and Table Mountain Tour can be booked on a scheduled basis, whereby you join other travellers for the excursion, or as a private tour.

Please note: Expert Africa can only arrange a tour of the Mother city and Table Mountain as part of a full, Expert Africa itinerary which includes a stop in Cape Town. See the Holiday ideas, below, for examples of such itineraries.
Start location
Any of Expert Africa's hotels in the vicinity of Cape Town
End location
Back at your hotel or get dropped off at the Waterfront
Meals included
No meals are included in the tour
Approximately four hours - AM or PM
Maximum group size
Generally seven people per vehicle

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What to look forward to.

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Table Mountain is Cape Town's scenic back drop.
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Travel to the top ...
3 of 8 the rotating cable car.
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People of all ages enjoy exploring at the top ...
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...and taking in the wonderful views ...
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... including Lion's Head, Signal Hill and Robben Island ...
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... Camps Bay ...
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... and the Cape Peninsula.

Table Mountain is Cape Town's scenic back drop.

Travel to the top ... the rotating cable car.

People of all ages enjoy exploring at the top ...

...and taking in the wonderful views ...

... including Lion's Head, Signal Hill and Robben Island ...

... Camps Bay ...

... and the Cape Peninsula.

City and Table Mountain Tour reviews

63 independent first-hand comments from our travellers.

2 reviews since August 2007
Mrs K & Mrs TfromUSA

24 Jun 2013

"Cape Town half day tour"

"Cape Town half day tour …" Read Mrs K & Mrs T’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mr & Mrs HfromIndiana

29 Mar 2013

"only way to quickly see Capetown"

"only way to quickly see Capetown …" Read Mr & Mrs H’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

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Ideas for holidays which can include City and Table Mountain Tour

Add this experience to these trip ideas or contact us to start planning your own tailor-made holiday to South Africa.

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