CITY, TABLE MOUNTAIN & KIRSTENBOSCH -
PRIVATE FULL DAY
Tour Code: FQ03
√ 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 the Company Gardens, Castle of Good Hope, Grande Parade and District Six Museum.
√ Haggle in the colourful and bustling market of Greenmarket Square.
√ Lunch in the world-famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, home to many specimens of the unique Cape Floral Kingdom.
The first stop (weather permitting) is Table Mountain's Lower Cableway Station, for a 5-minute revolving cable car ride to the top. We will explore the mountain's summit and absorb the breath-taking views before descending.
We then 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. We stroll through the city to Greenmarket Square, where you can browse the bustling market stalls for beautiful and unique African mementos.
From there we 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 colourful life of this legendary area and the forced relocation of its residents during the Apartheid era.
Finally we make our way to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, for lunch in arguably the most magnificent indigenous plant garden in the world. Founded in 1895, Kirstenbosch is set on the foothills of Table Mountain.