CITY, TABLE MOUNTAIN & TOWNSHIP -
PRIVATE FULL DAY
Tour Code: FE05
√ 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 colourful 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 programmes, 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 colourful 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 then meet Vivian Zilo, an inspiring woman who established the Iliso Care Society in Khayelitsha on the Cape Flats in June 2005, with the objectives of fighting poverty; encouraging community empowerment; organizing youth workshops and providing safety and care for orphans, vulnerable children and the elderly. She solicited the help of four other women to provide services to their community, and started giving 100 or so beneficiaries (the numbers are always on the increase) one meal a day, during the week. Learn about the various projects offered by Iliso before enjoying a short walk around the area.
Return to your hotel via numerous other township districts and with a new perspective on South African township culture.