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Cape Town: Robben Island Ferry Tour with 1-Way Hotel Pickup

1. Cape Town: Robben Island Ferry Tour with 1-Way Hotel Pickup

Take the ferry to Robben Island and tour the prison where Nelson Mandela was confined. Learn about South Africa's history of Apartheid and life in the prison from a former prisoner. Depart from Cape Town on a shared bus to the V&A Waterfront. Collect your ticket and make your way to the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island. Sail out to the island on a 45-minute journey. On arrival, embark on a bus tour of the island before visiting the prison and the cell where Nelson Mandela was kept for 18 of his 27 prison years. Gain an insight into the history and conditions of the prison from a former prisoner. After the tour, return to Cape Town and be dropped off at the V&A Waterfront. Here you will be free to return to your accommodation independently or continue touring the beautiful city.

Cape Town: 3-Hour Bike Tour

2. Cape Town: 3-Hour Bike Tour

Learn about Cape Town’s heritage on a bike tour from the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront to the bustling inner city, and get up close and personal with its inhabitants along the way. Marvel at the urban landscape, and see sights old and present as you visit the historic fort of the Castle of Good Hope, journey down Adderley Street and go to the former township of Bo-Kaap. Cycle to Company Gardens and St. George’s Mall and see the impressive Green Point Stadium, where the 2010 FIFA World Cup was held. Explore the newly landscaped Green Point eco park and admire the oldest working lighthouse in South Africa.

Cape Town: Half-Day Walking City Tour and African Lunch

3. Cape Town: Half-Day Walking City Tour and African Lunch

Meet your local guide and get ready to hear interesting stories about the city's rich history and heritage. Make your way to the Bartolomeu Dias monument in Cape Town Central. Learn about important figures in South Africa's history. Discover the Castle of Good Hope. Explore this pentagonal fortress considered the oldest colonial building in South Africa. Then, immerse in the history of Nelson Mandela. Visit the City Hall where he made his first speech as a free man. Also take a walk past the Parliament, the Slave Lodge, Company Gardens, Cathedral, St. Georges Mall and Greenmarket Square. Finally, take some photos of the brightly coloured houses of Bo-Kaap. The tour culminates with lunch at AfroDeli Eatery in Long Street. Experience the authentic African cuisine from Zimbabwe and Nigeria.

Cape Town: Half-Day City Tour

4. Cape Town: Half-Day City Tour

Discover the best that Capetown has to offer on this half-day tour. Start your adventure with a stop to the famous Table Mountain for a circular walk. Continue to Signal Hill for incredible views and perfect photos. Continue on to Camps Bay and stop at Maiden’s Cove for more breathtaking views. Head through Clifton, Bantry Bay, Seapoint, the V&A Waterfront, and Cape Town city center. Pass by the Cape Town Convention Centre, drive along Heerengracht Street, passing the Cape Town railway station and stop at the Castle of Good Hope. End your visit with a stop at the Noon Gun museum and Cape Town Diamond Museum.

Cape Town: District Six Coffee & Culture Guided Walking Tour

5. Cape Town: District Six Coffee & Culture Guided Walking Tour

Visit District Six and discover the remnants of what was once a mixed community of freed slaves, merchants, artisans, immigrants, and laborers. Learn how over 60,000 of its non-white residents were forcibly removed during the 1970s under South Africa's Apartheid regime. Modern coffee culture meets poignant storytelling on this guided tour. Kick-start your experience with a cup of coffee at one of Cape Town's quirkiest coffee houses known for its futuristic steampunk outfits and industrial vibe. Take part in a mini barista workshop and tour the roastery before heading out to discover the history of District Six. Enter the District Six Museum to learn about the residents that were forcibly removed, and their homes destroyed by bulldozers. Next, make your way to the famous Table Mountain Frame and take photos with the mural of former South African president Nelson Mandela in the background. Enjoy a sweet treat from a nearby bakery to keep you energized for the next leg of the tour, a street art walk. Learn about the artist who paints the walls of District Six with powerful messages. Mak1One is one of Cape Town's most famous self-taught graffiti art pioneers and pursued graffiti as a platform to express his thoughts and inspire others to question the governance of that time. End your tour in true local style by catching a local taxi for the short ride back to the city center.

From Cape Town: Cape Agulhas, Hemel en Aarde, & Towns Tour

6. From Cape Town: Cape Agulhas, Hemel en Aarde, & Towns Tour

Come and Discover the true tip of the African continent and where the Atlantic and the Indian ocean meets. The tour will go easterly from Cape town via the scenic Whale coast route where the rugged Cape folded belt mountains rubs shoulders with the Atlantic ocean in the false bay. After a few photo stops on this majestic whale coast route, the tour will stop at Stoney point penguin colony. Here you will discover the African penguins from close range. From Stoney point, the tour will proceed towards the Hemel n Arde wine region. In this region is where South Africa has some of her best cool climate wines as this region is on a higher altitude and also receiving the sea breeze from the nearby Atlantic ocean. Here you will have a chance to taste South Africa's award winning Pino noir and Chardonnay. After the wine tasting experience, the tour will continue towards Hermanus. A quaint coastal town which is also South Africa's whale watching capital city. Whales can be spotted here from the whale trail along the shores between the months of June and November every year. Hermanus is also known to be one of of South Africa's gastronomy towns and you will be able to have lunch here before the tour continues South east towards Elim. Elim is a quiet and neat town that was established in 1824 by German missionaries as a Moravian station near Cape town. Despite extensive modernization in most small towns near Elim, very little has changes in Elim ever since it was established. Clustered whitewashed cottages with thatched roofs runs parallel the quiet streets of this beautiful town that has close to zero percent crime rate. While you are still here, you will be taken for a walk by your guide and visit different historic buildings to learn a lot more about Elim's history as well as the recent developments. From Elim the tour will traverse extremely south to Struis baai. Struis baai is the most southern town in Africa and it is here that the Cape Agulhas is situated. Cape Agulhas lies in the Agulhas national park. Consisting of a large part of South Africa's wetland reserves, The wetlands attracts over 20 thousand different bird species annually. The Agulhas national park is also a part of the Cape floral Kingdom which is the world's richest flora kingdom. The Cape Agulhas lighthouse is the second oldest lighthouse in South Africa and a steep staircase takes one to the summit of the lighthouse for beautiful views of the town and the national park. After exploring the Agulhas, the tour will head North West towards the towns of Bredasdorp, Napier, Caledon, and Grabow before it ends in Cape town to complete an eventful tour to the Southern Most corner of Africa.

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4.6 / 5

based on 446 reviews

Excellent service from the hotel pick up until the island. I got to understand the history of Robben Island properly. I was deeply touched by the Robert Sobukwe history and realized that some heroes are indeed not fully celebrated. I cryed when I saw the single cells were our political leaders were kept was the same size where dogs were leaving. Those people survived difficult conditions.

Reawakening experience. Opened my eyes to the negative impact of apartheid. Also made me aware that racialism is a doom to mankind.

Very professional, our driver who picked us up from the hotel was punctual. Beautiful clean mini bus. We were very impressed.

We had a great experience.. Everything went well after our initial date was rescheduled due to weather.

It was very convenient for me and my fellow travelers and also very interesting too.