This tour will highlight the rich and diverse history of Cape Town and Robben Island.
This tour is the ultimate day trip around all of Cape Town’s Historical Sites, including Robben Island.
Depending on the weather forecast for the day, the tour will either start or finish with a ferry trip across the bay to Robben Island. Robben Island is the historical site where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 of his 27 years as a political prisoner. Upon arriving at this Heritage Site, a tour (comprised of walking and bus) will take place through the prison and around the island. Guests will return to the Waterfront by ferry.
A drive-through and a brief overview of the colourful area of Bo-Kaap will showcase how the Malay slaves influenced the food, culture, and aesthetics of Cape Town. The tour will then proceed to the Company’s Gardens, situated in the centre of the city and home to the South African Museum (also home to the Planetarium). Guests can enjoy a walk around the Company’s Gardens and the Museum in their own time before the tour continues to the Castle of Good Hope. Built-in 1671, the Castle of Good Hope is the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa. Tour guests can participate in a tour hosted by the Castle of Good Hope.
The tour will continue to Table Mountain, where guests can buy a ticket for the Cable Car and enjoy panoramic views of the city, Atlantic Seaboard, and Robben Island in the distant Table Bay.
Note: The Cable Car will not operate in poor weather conditions. The Cable Car fee is not included in the tour price.