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Our most recommended Cape Town Educational Activities

Cape Town: Coastal Catamaran Cruise

1. Cape Town: Coastal Catamaran Cruise

Enjoy a one-hour scenic coastal cruise aboard a luxury power catamaran. The vessel will take you from the historic V&A Waterfront area on an adventure out to sea. Throughout the cruise, you'll travel along the Atlantic coastline to the Green Point Lighthouse before then traveling back to the harbor. With spectacular mountain and city views, the cruise provides perfect ocean views over many of Cape Town’s splendors. Your one-hour cruise operates daily, with regular departures from Quay 5. With a cash bar on board for refreshments as well as great service, this is a trip not to be missed.

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Robben Island Ferry Ticket and Township Combo Tour

2. Robben Island Ferry Ticket and Township Combo Tour

Explore District Six, where 60,000 inhabitants were forcibly removed during the 1970s by the apartheid regime. Drive to Langa and learn the history of the oldest township at sites like the Old Pass Office and the monument to Robert Sobukwe. Learn about life during apartheid on a walking tour of the hostels and shacks. Visit a shebeen (pub) and try some homemade beer. See a traditional healer in action, and then drive through the Bonteheuwel township, reserved for the "colored" community during the days of apartheid. Hear about the division of people and its impact within communities today. See the Gugulethu 7 Memorial to the members of an anti-apartheid group killed by the South African Police in 1986, and the memorial to the American student Amy Biehl, murdered by PAC supporters in 1993. Afterwards, get dropped off at the V&A Waterfront to take your ferry to Robben Island.

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Robben Island: Ferry Ticket and Tour with 1-Way Hotel Pickup

3. Robben Island: Ferry Ticket and 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.

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Franschhoek & Stellenbosch: Full-Day Wine Tour

4. Franschhoek & Stellenbosch: Full-Day Wine Tour

Taste the local culture with this cellar tour. All wine tastings are paired with customized cheese, chocolate and cured meats. Visit 4 different wine estates in both regions: famous farms and some hidden gems known only to locals. Learn how wine is made, how to taste wine, what foods and wines pair best, and what bottles to order at restaurants. Enjoy a delicious light lunch served in the middle of the wine lands overlooking the Franschhoek valley.  Benefit from a diverse range of wine styles, local treats of cured meats paired with selected wines, artisanal chocolate and stroll down the beautiful main road of Franschhoek.

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Robben Island By Air Scenic Helicopter Flight

5. Robben Island By Air Scenic Helicopter Flight

Make your way to the V&A Waterfront Helipad to check in about 15 to 20 minutes before your scheduled shared helicopter flight over the city and coast. Get a safety briefing on arrival, and then proceed to the beautiful flight deck to see the operation up close and personal while you wait to board your flight. Climb aboard a helicopter and start your adventure with a complete circumnavigation of Robben Island. Once airborne you leave the city behind you as you soar over the Atlantic ocean and head straight for the historical Robben Island. Your pilot will confidently navigate the helicopter around the island enabling you to experience the best possible views of the prison, the village and all else that is so unique on it. En route back to the mainland you will get to view the picture perfect combination of Cape Town and Table Mountain with Lion's Head and Camps Bay in the distance. As you descend for landing you fly over the working harbour of Table Bay and get one last look at Table Mountain.

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Cape Town: 3-Hour Bike Tour

6. 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.

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Constantia Wine Valley Bicycle Tour

7. Constantia Wine Valley Bicycle Tour

Experience the historic Constantia Cape wine route with a personalized guide who will take you a wine-lands cycling tour for the morning.   You will be met at your accommodation and brought to the Constantia Valley where Dutch governor, Simon van der Stel, started the wine industry in South Africa dating back to the 17th century. You will visit the historic Groot Constantia Estate.You will be introduce you to full array of the valley’s award winning wines, and you will learn about the regions rich history. Along the route you will pass a kramat (mosque) built for the slaves that the Dutch East India Company imported from south-east Asia. The bicycle route meanders through the sophisticated Constantia suburb that has some of the finest structures of the Cape Dutch architecture. On the tour you will get to indulge in some of the most well-balanced wines that South Africa is has to offer. Vineyards like Buitenverwachting, Groot Constantia, Constantia Uitsig, Steenberg will open their doors, and cellars, for the tour. Come, experience the oldest wine region of South Africa – on a bicycle!

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Cape Town: Stellenbosch Wine Tour with Tastings

8. Cape Town: Stellenbosch Wine Tour with Tastings

Embark on a sensational journey through the Winelands along one of the best wine routes in Cape Town. Visit four uniquely-picked Stellenbosch wine estates. Get swept up in the splendor of Stellenbosch, with its vine covered hills, oak-lined avenues, and Cape Dutch architecture. Raise your glass and unwind amid ancient oak trees while keeping an eye out for African wildlife. Enjoy the pleasure of the Cape's wine, made using age-old traditions and enhance the top notes with some chocolate. Sample sensational Stellenbosch wines paired with some uniquely South African flavors.

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Western Cape: Winelands Tasting and Cellar Tour with Guide

9. Western Cape: Winelands Tasting and Cellar Tour with Guide

On an exclusive guided tour of Western Cape's renowned Winelands with wine tastings on 4 selected award-winning wine farms. Learn about the process involved in making your favorite wines on an information cellar tour. There is also the option to have a very memorable lunch in the unforgettable scenery of Western Cape. Take in the marvelous scenery and pass by historic buildings and places of interest. With the assistance of a knowledgeable guide, get to know historical facts about the winelands towns and farms. This will surely be a day to remember tasting great wine paired with amazing food.

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What people are saying about Cape Town

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 554 reviews

We missed our 11.30 cruise and we had to take the 2.30pm one and the experience was great, it was everything and more. Would highly recommend.

I enjoyed my ride Daniel, Hilton il sorry I forgot the other one were really welcoming and very accommodating I’m giving them 5 stars.

I enjoyed the boat ride and the people on board were friendly,they offered us some drinks too,thank you

Very friendly and entertaining staff. Covid-19 clean and spacious boat.

Hosts were amazing. Lovely boatride and at a good price.