Robben Island & City Tour


The very best of the magnificent Cape


Overview

Including all the 'must-sees' of any Cape Town day tour, this tour shows you Cape Town in all its glory, commencing with a ferry trip to Robben Island, followed by a drive through Bo-Kaap, a stop at the Company Gardens and a visit to the SA Museum. This is followed by a visit to the Castle of Good Hope. Continue to Table Mountain where you shall reach the top by cable car, experiencing breathtaking views.


Daily 08h00

Departure

  • Sea Point Hotels 07h30
  • Downtown Hotels 07h45
  • Waterfront Hotels 08h00

Duration: 8 hours

Entrance included
Robben Island Ferry & tour, Castle of Good Hope & SA Museum

Entrance excluded
Table Mountain Cable car ticket

Meals included
None


Experience the Cape in all its dazzling glory

Situated below Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head, Cape Town offers a rich cultural and industrial heritage. Including all the 'must-sees' of any Cape Town day tour, this option is a geographical and cultural extravaganza, showing you Cape Town, from its historical beginnings to the dazzling modern shopping malls of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.

The tour commences with a ferry trip across the bay to Robben Island (weather permitting). From the 17th to the 20th centuries, Robben Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment. Today it is a World Heritage Site and museum, a poignant reminder to the newly democratic South Africa and of the price paid for freedom. The excursion includes a return ferry to the island, a bus tour on the island and of the prison.

In the city itself enjoy a drive through Bo-Kaap to discover how the Malay slaves influenced the culture, food and aesthetics of this beautiful city and its people. Enjoy a stop at the Company Gardens. Enjoy a walk through the garden and a visit to the SA Museum. This is followed by a visit to the Castle of Good Hope. Built between 1666 and 1679 by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) as a maritime replenishment station, the Castle of Good Hope is the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa. The drive through the City Centre would also take you past the Houses of Parliament, the Grand Parade and City Hall from where Nelson Mandela first addressed South Africans after his release in February 1990. 

Continue to Table Mountain where you shall reach the top by cable car (weather permitting; cable car fee not included). Enjoy the panoramic views over the city with Robben Island lying sleepily in Table Bay. Also get a bird’s eye view over the Atlantic Seaboard. Return to your hotel by 17h00.


Please note:

  • Should the ferry to Robben Island not be in operation, you shall receive a refund on the Robben Island ticket.
  • Should the Table Mountain cable car not be in operation an alternate visit to the spectacular Signal Hill will be included.
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