On seeing Cape Town for the first time in 1580, the great explorer, Sir Francis Drake, wrote that, “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 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.
The day commences with a trip by cable car to the peak of Table Mountain, one of the new 7 wonders of nature- where you can explore the unique fauna and flora while soaking in the breathtaking views of the Cape Peninsula below.
After making your way down by Cable Car, enjoy an informative drive around our vibrant City. Highlights include 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 described as the “Soul of Cape Town”. Today, this almost barren land serves as a testament to the devastating effect of Apartheid and its forced removals. 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 and cobble-stone roads, 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 Bo Kaap is made the traditional way- delicious!
Your Guide will then accompany you to the vibrant Greenmarket Square flea-market-famous for its traditional curious and gifts.
From the city centre we procees to Kirstenbosch botanical gardens – one of the greatest Botanical gardens in the world. Here you can enjoy a picnic lunch or a sit down meal in this tranquil garden setting before exploring the garden either at your leisure or via a guided tour by foot/golf cart. The 528-hectare garden is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which has more than 7000 species of plants – this is mother nature in all her glory.
Duration: 8 – 9 hours
Inclusions: Table Mountain Cable Car | Kirstenbosch entry fee
Exclusions: Meals | Gratuities