Cape Town City & Table Mountain Shore Excursion
Our drive to the city centre takes us past famous landmarks such as the Castle of Good Hope built in 1666 by the Dutch East India Company and City Hall, a baroque building and the Grand Parade. As we follow the city’s main thoroughfare, Adderley Street, we will see St. George’s Cathedral. We will pass the Company Gardens and the Malay Quarter [also known as the Bo-Kaap] which means “Above Cape” because of its location up against the slopes of Table Mountain. In the early 18th century, thousands of slaves from Java, Ceylon and other Far Eastern regions were brought to Cape Town. After slavery was abolished, their descendants, known as the Cape Malay’s, settled here. Our route then leads us to Kloof Nek and the magnificent Table Mountain. We’ll ascend to the top [weather permitting] by the revolving cable car. Here, we’ll see wild flowers and the famous silver tree, and marvel at a birds- eye view of the city and its beaches. On a clear day it is even possible to see Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned on one side and Cape Point on the other. Descend from the Upper Cableway station to your awaiting vehicle and then proceed around Table Bay to the Milnerton area (time permitting and not available for 2019 season). From here we can see Table Mountain from the same perspective as the early settlers did when they sailed into Table Bay.
- Departs Cape Town harbour
- Minimum 2 guests
- Visit to the Castle of Good Hope (time permitting)
- Times can be adjusted to suit arrival or departure of cruise ship
- NB: It is important that you pre-purchase your Table Mountain cableway ticket to avoid long queues at the ticket office on the day. You can buy your ticket here
- Note: During the Aerial Cableway’s annual planned maintenance from 10 July – 07 August 2019 (inc.), this tour will visit Signal Hill instead at no extra charge during this period