Packed with a clever
combination of historic, cultural, and scenic experiences, this tour ensures
that you’ll see more than just the delights of Cape Town! Contrast the notoriety
of Robben Island Prison with the unparalleled beauty of Table Mountain, and tour
some of Cape Town’s most renowned sights including Slave Lodge Museum and
Greenmarket Square, on this all-embracing guided excursion.
Start your full day
tour with a pick up from your Cape Town hotel or location. It transfers you to
Nelson Mandela Gateway at V & A (Victoria and Alfred) Waterfront for a
wonderful cruise along Table Bay to Robben Island – a UNESCO World Heritage
Site. As you arrive here, visit the infamous Robben Island Prison Museum where
you can listen to the harsh stories of prisoners from a former political
inmate. The disturbing apartheid past comes to life as you amble through its
varied sections including the prison of the most celebrated South African political
leader, Nelson Mandela.
Back in the city,
you’ll make a trip to the popular Slave Lodge Museum. Housed inside one of the
country’s oldest buildings, it was once home to the slaves of the Dutch East
India Company. Next, spend some time to wander along the 17th
century Greenmarket Square which had remained a slave market and witnessed
several political protests during the apartheid era. Captivatingly, it’s now
one of the city’s most exuberant spots with ample dining, shopping, and leisure
options. This is followed by a visit to the lively quarter of Bo-Kaap
displaying strong Malay influences.
You’ll get to
experience some of the South Africa’s scenic gems as the tour extends to Table
Mountain National Park. Encompassing the regions between Signal Hill and the
legendary Cape Point, it’s one of the eight protected regions that come under
the Cape Floristic Region World Heritage Site. With such alluring attractions
as Cape of Good Hope and Silvermine, its incomparable majesty is sure to take
your breath away. What’s more, you can enjoy 360 degree panorama over Cape Town
and Table Bay on a cable car up to Table Mountain (only if weather permits).
Before your whole day
sightseeing concludes, you’ll take a factory tour of Afrogem which not only
illuminates you with some interesting facts on South African jewelry but also
allows you to return home with a complimentary souvenir.