1. South Africa
  2. Western Cape
  3. Cape Town
  4. Table Mountain

Cape Town: Half-Day Table Mountain and City Tour

Product ID: 1049
Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Cape Town on a 4-hour sightseeing tour. Explore the city center on a drive around the Malay Quarter, Company Gardens, Castle of Good Hope, Diamond Works, and more.
About this activity
Duration: 4 - 4.5 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German

Pickup included

Complimentary pickup from hotels in central Cape Town. Pickup from hotels outside central Cape Town is available on request. Please note that the pickup time will vary depending on the location of your hotel. Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Cape Town and its beaches from the top of Table Mountain
  • Learn the story of the Cape Malay settlers
  • Drive to St. George's Cathedral, where Desmond Tutu presides
  • Tour the Diamond Works jewelry manufacturing center
  • Admire the baroque grandeur of Cape Town's City Hall
  • Go to the 17th-century fort of the Castle of Good Hope
Full description
Ascend to the summit of Table Mountain overlooking Cape Town on a half-day tour that also includes a hotel pick-up and exploration of the city’s most historic neighborhoods.

Start with a drive through the city center, passing landmarks such as the Castle of Good Hope, built in 1666 by the Dutch East India Company. Admire the baroque grandeur of City Hall and the Grand Parade. Continue along Adderley Street to St. George’s Cathedral, overseen by the Anglican Diocese of Nobel Peace Laureate, Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Pass Company Gardens and the Malay Quarter (also known as “Bo-Kaap”) in the foothills of Table Mountain to see the historic district of the Cape Malays, descendants of slaves brought to Cape Town from Java, Ceylon and other regions of the Far East in the early 18th century.

Next, go to Table Mountain via Kloof Nek, and ascend to the top (weather permitting) by revolving cable car (tickets not included). Look for wild flowers and the famous silver tree, before getting a bird’s-eye view of the city and its beaches. On clear days it’s possible to see Cape Point on one side and Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, on the other side. 
Includes
  • Return transfers from central Cape Town hotels
What’s Not Included
  • Cableway ticket to the top of Table Mountain

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Due to ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, the Table Mountain Cableway has stopped operations until further notice. During this period the tour will include a stop on Signal Hill instead, at no extra cost as well as a drive past the Parliament Buildings, City Hall, Slave Lodge, and Company Gardens
• The tour is operated twice daily in English. Dual language German/English commentary is available on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday on the morning tour only. Minimum 2 guests are required for the afternoon tour
• If there is an extended waiting period for the cable cars, guests will continue with the tour and return to the Lower Cable Way Station. If the waiting period is still in excess of 2 hours, guests can either return to their hotels or wait and arrange their own return transfers
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 111 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.1 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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very well organized. We even got an interpreter at our side. The guide gave us a lot of information about the culture, current development and political situation. For some it could go too quickly because we wanted to create 3 program items, but for us it was the right thing as we still had the afternoon to ourselves and flew back the next day. So for those who want to do something but don't want to be away all day, it is ideal.

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December 24, 2019

Everything perfect!

We were in really many places. The tour guide really knew a lot about the city and explained and narrated everything. I was very excited and recommend it to everyone! Everything worked fine. The tour guide was really friendly and did the whole tour perfectly! Thanks a lot for this!

July 1, 2019

Everything is a little tight knit

The program was well thought out, unfortunately picking up the other participants dragged on for so long that a sensible visit to the table mountain was not possible. Alternatively, we drove to Signal Hill. The driver was very informative, but unfortunately, at the end of the day, he was very pressed for time.

January 18, 2019

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Cullinan Guided Journeys

Product ID: 1049