City, Table Mountain
& Robben Island - Private Full-Day Tour
to Cape Town & Cape
MOUNTAIN & ROBBEN ISLAND (Private
Depart from Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront by ferry for a 25-minute trip across Table Bay to Robben (Seal)
This World Heritage Site and South Africa’s most revered national
monument, was a prison for some 450 years - for convicts, slaves, exiled Eastern
princes, lepers, the insane and those punished for resisting oppressive rule
- among them, Nelson Mandela.
The tour, led by guides (some of whom were once inmates), includes a visit to
the Prison Block and the infamous Limestone Quarry, where prisoners once toiled,
as well as a drive around the island with it breathtaking views across the bay.
Return to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront where you are met by our guide
for a trip along the picturesque Atlantic Seaboard, playground of wealthy Capetonians,
and a stop for lunch at a seafood restaurant along the way.
Continue past sunny Camps Bay over Kloof Nek to the Lower Cableway Station
to board the revolving cable car for a 5-minute ride to the top of Table
One thousand thirty six meters above sea level, this sandstone massif offers
views of the city, the bay and the Peninsula (as far as Cape Point on a clear
day), as you explore its summit. (This tour may be done in reverse depending
on weather conditions).
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 from the mid 17th Century, and now home to the SA Museum, Houses of Parliament, National Gallery and St George's Cathedral. Drive to the Castle, South Africa's oldest building, and take in the nearby Grand Parade, where Nelson Mandela addressed the nation on his release in 1990, past District Six and home.
NOTE: Robben Island trip is scheduled, transfers, City and Table Mountain are private.
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