Take a ride in the revolving cable car up Table Mountain to enjoy spectacular views of the city and peninsula. Explore the sights, rich culture and history of Cape Town as you stroll through Company Gardens and visit the South African Museum. Haggle for locally crafted delights in Greenmarket Square before visiting a local township to see the wonderful work of community programs, to gain a better understanding of this country and its people.
•Ride the revolving cable car for bird’s-eye views of Cape Town and Peninsula from the top of the iconic Table Mountain (weather permitting).
•Explore the rich history and culture of Cape Town including Company Gardens and the South African Museum.
•Haggle in the colorful and bustling market of Greenmarket Square.
•View the historical impact of racial segregation during the Apartheid era.
•Explore the rich history and culture of the local townships.
•Visit community programs, dedicated to uplifting the lives of the local people.
The first stop (weather permitting) is Table Mountain’s Lower Cableway Station, for a 5 minute revolving cable car ride to the top, 1,067 metres above sea level. Table Mountain affords bird’s-eye views of both the city and peninsular, as you explore its summit.
Return to the city via the old Cape Malay Quarter, for a walk through the Company Gardens, a fresh produce garden for ships and locals in the mid-17th Century, and now home to the SA Museum, Houses of Parliament, National Gallery and St George’s Cathedral.
Stroll through the city to Greenmarket Square, where you can browse the bustling market stalls for beautiful and unique African mementos. From there drive to the Castle, South Africa’s oldest building, with its formidable collection of Old Cape paintings. Take in the nearby Grand Parade, where Nelson Mandela addressed the nation on his release in 1990, and then move on to the District Six Museum, which showcases the colorful life of this legendary suburb and the forced relocation of its residents during the Apartheid era.
Lunch at a local restaurant before heading into Khayelitsha, one of South Africa’s largest townships.
We visit the Iliso Care Society where we meet the staff and gain an insight into the lives they touch.
Established in 2005 in Khayelitsha on the Cape Flats, Iliso began as a soup kitchen serving daily meals to hundreds of residents. The project has since expanded and offers a range of services to the local community including new skills development, an internet café, community empowerment workshop as well as providing safety and care for orphans, vulnerable children and the elderly.
Return to your hotel via numerous other township districts and with a new perspective on South African township culture.
Tour Code: FE05
Duration: 8 hours
Languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Group Size: 1/13 min/max
Departure Time: 09h00
Return Time: 17h00
Entrance Fees for City Tour, Table Mountain and Township.
Lunch, personal shopping and gratuities.