On seeing Cape Town for the first time in 1580, the great explorer, Sir Francis Drake, wrote, “this Cape is the most stately thing and the fairest cape we saw in the whole circumference of the Earth.” Hundreds of years later, the sites, sounds and tastes of Cape Town continue to mesmerize and enchant those fortunate enough to visit its shores.
This half day tour is designed to give you a taste of the rich cultural heritage of the Cape while enjoying the most expansive views of the City from Table Mountainone of the new 7 wonders of nature. The day commences with a trip by cable car to the peak of the Iconic Table Mountain where you can explore the unique Cape fauna and flora while soaking in the breathtaking views of the entire Cape Peninsula below.
After making your way down by Cable Car, enjoy an informative drive around our vibrant City Centre. Highlights include a drive-by the National Parliament, Castle of Good Hope & the City Hall where Nelson Mandela gave his inaugural speech upon his release from prison in 1990.
Our next stop is District Six – an area that was once home to thousands of coloured people and which was known as the “Soul of Cape Town”. Today ,this almost barren land, serves as a symbol of the devastating effect of the Apartheid government’s forced removals in the 1960’s. Our guides will bring District Six alive again with stories of this vibrant community and the struggles faced by their offspring today in trying to reclaim this land.
We then take a trip through the most iconic neighborhood in Cape Town- the Bo-Kaap (Malay/slave Quarter). With its colourful houses, cobble-stone roads, and friendly locals, there is no better place to take Instagram-worthy pics. By now you may be feeling peckish- our guides will show you where to purchase the most authentic Cape Malay delicacies- from samosas to koeksisters, everything in the BoKaap is made the traditional way- delicious!
If time permits your Guide will accompany you to the vibrant Greenmarket Square flea-market which is famous for its traditional curious and gifts.
DURATION: 4.5 hours
TIME SLOTS: 9:00am | 1:30pm
INCLUSIONS: Table Mountain