A great tour that combines all the facets which have contributed towards making Cape Town a world class city. There is history to be learnt as you visit Robben Island Museum and also the coming of the European settlers who contributed towards the current status of the city.
This is also a tour which has a high rate of interaction wit the locals hence at the end you come up with an informed knowledge of the local population. The views all the way from Robben Island to the city are just amazing. There is no better way of learning about the city of Cape Town and the South African population at large.
Travelers have the opportunity of visiting some of the most beautiful places in Cape Town like the company gardens Where there is an exceptionally rich collection of critters, plant species, art and craft. The museums which you visit on this tour add a lot of value to the history and city of Cape Town.
There is a reason why this city is always scooping world awards every year
Pick up from your hotel and drop off after the tour
Registered and Accredited Tourist Guide
Return ferry ticket to Robben Island Prison Museum
What's Not Included
CHILD: Age: 0 - 11
ADULT: Age: 12 - 90
Face masks provided for travellers
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Regular temperature checks for staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
Public transportation options are available nearby
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Specialized infant seats are available
Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
What To Expect
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Visit the most popular and the most visited shopping mall in South Africa with visitors over 30 million annually. Take a walk on this mall which has modern facilities ranging from The South African Rugby Museum to toy shops. Luxury car dealers like BMW, McLaren and Porsche are also not to be left behind.
Visit the 4 statues of the South African Nobel Piece Price Winners. There is also a wide range of curio shops, jewellery shops and delicateseen. Take a walk to the big wheel. You can also book a sunset cruise and even a helicopter excursion to Cape Point, the winneries or even to Cape Agulhas.
Admission Ticket Free
Robben Island Museum
Take a ferry to this prison museum dubbed "The Alcatraz of South Africa". The emotional 40 minute ferry trip is symbolizes victory if you consider what you are going to encounter. Take a bus trip as the first part of this amazing tour.
The bus trip takes you round the island and shows you the old infrastructure which was used during the time of apartheid. On this bus tour you are given detailed information about the history of the place.
You also visit the blue quarry where the ex-political prisoners used to labor as part of their time in prison. Take a walk as you follow the footsteps of the international Nelson Mandela. Visit his former cell and learn how he and other political prisoners used to survive and clandestinely communicate.
A visit to his cell and a photo shoot is the climax of the tour. This prison museum used to house many ex-political prisoners that includes 3 of whom later became South African Presidents.
Admission Ticket Included
A walk in this place brings travelers to the colorful houses of the Cape. Take a walk in the cobbled streets and see why this is a popular movie location. Learn the local language as you interact with the locals. Take a selfie in this place or even a group photo with the background of these colorful houses.
Visit the Bo-Kaap Museum where you learn about the history and the coming of the Malay community. Along the street are stalls where you can shop for art and craft. There are several curio shops and even a few art galleries to choose from if you need quality art.
Look out for the Mosques which are common in this former Malay quarter.
Admission Ticket Free
The beautiful garden at the center of the city of Cape Town. Learn the history of the coming of the Dutch who settled here after 1652. Look out for the vegetable and the fruit trees as this garden was first built as a refreshment station.
A walk in this beautiful place brings you up close to the critters who are a major attraction here. There are pigeons, Egyptian geese, herons and rodents. There is also an aviary where you can view dozens of birds. Look out for the squirrels who are always looking to welcome visitors or even pause for a pic.
The fauna and flora in the company gardens is totally exceptional. It contribute to the natural beauty such that you can easily spent the whole day there. The stars are the trees with the ginko tree, the towering rubber tree, the ancient safron pear to name but a few. Look out for the 80 year old bamboo plantation.
There are fountains, fish ponds, statues and an art gallery.
Admission Ticket Free
Iziko Slave Lodge
Learn the history of slavery in Cape Town from this museum. There is no better way to learn the history of South Africa than a visit to this place.
Take a walk in this museum and take a few minute to listen to some of the melodious songs of the slaves on videos. History comes alive in this place as you also learn from the audio clips.
A tour of this place brings you close to the wide collection of the tools, jewellery and fire arms used since the stone age. The rich history of the origins of the slaves is laid bare combined with the harsh conditions the slave community was exposed to. Learn about how slavery contributed to developments in the Cape region including the wine industry.
Admission Ticket Not Included
District Six Museum
Learn about the forced removal which took place in 1967 at the Cape just as it happened in the other major cities of South Africa. This is a great opportunity for travelers to learn how these forced removals resulted in the creation of the townships in South Africa.
Take a tour of the Museum which has a good collection of photo history. Learn about these policies of forced removals which where put in place in 1966 before they were implemented 2 years later.
Admission Ticket Not Included
Castle of Good Hope
The last stop is a visit to this iconic structure in Cape Town. The oldest standing colonial building in South Africa and the most well preserved structure of the Dutch East India Company globally.
Learn how the respective governments between the Dutch and the British used this place for civilian rule. There are different segments of this old structure which were used for different reasons.
There is a place which was used to try cases, for religious meetings, art collection and the main house of the local authority to name but a few. A canon is also fired every day at 12 noon in this Castle. As of now part of this huge historical structure is used by the South African National Defence Force.
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