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Picturesque ocean views, spectacular mountains, colourful history, and more... Cape Town will win your heart.
Kirstenbosch Guided Tour
One of the great botanic gardens of the world
Walk in The Bo-Kaap
See brightly coloured houses, smell the spices of the East, taste exotic Cape Malay cuisine
View from Table Mountain
Table Mountain hides many surprises waiting to be discovered.
Sunset and drinks
Best of Camp's Bay and the Twelve Apostles
Cape Town City Tour
Discover some of the best sights in and around Cape Town on a private guided Cape Town city tour. Start with a morning walk through the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Summit to the top of Table Mountain with the Cable Car and see 360 degrees of breathtaking views from the top of Table Mountain. Wander along wooden and sandy footpaths and breath in the attractive smells of fynbos.
Explore Bo-kaap on foot along its cobbled stone streets and admire the colourfully painted houses. Sample hot, spicy, and sweet Cape Malay cuisine.
End off with one of the most spectacular coastal drives in the world, with a stop-off at Camps Bay and sunset drinks at a secret location, overlooking the Atlantic seaboard.
Read more about the Cape Town City Tour
What’s a visit to Cape Town without taking a little time to explore a few of the top attractions that have made the city famous?
Join us for a full day of seeing some of the best sights in and around Cape Town.
Attractions in Cape Town
The first stop is just 13km from the city centre to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden which is internationally acclaimed as one of the seven most magnificent botanical gardens in the world. You'll spend the better half of the morning exploring the cultivated gardens and nature reserve. (Own expense)
Few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch, against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s
Table Mountain. The 1,305-acre (528-hectare) site contains over 7000 species of plants from southern Africa and falls under the Cape Floristic Region, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
For many plant lovers, scent plays an important role in enjoying a garden, and you'll get the chance to not only see magnificent and numerous plant species but also smell pleasantly scented breezes wafting from the direction of the garden.
Fragrance Scent Gardens
Explore the fragrance garden and have fun trying to identify the unique and medicinal scents. The fragrance garden was grown for its pleasant smell and healing properties that come from the plant's leaves which produce pungent scents when rubbed.
Top things to see and do in Kirstenbosch
The developed garden displays collections of southern African plants including many rare and endangered species. There are also visitor facilities in the garden including restaurants, a nursery, a gift shop, a bookshop a braille trail, a cycad amphitheatre a Protea garden (best seen in spring!), and a permanent exhibition of Zimbabwean stone sculptures.
There is also the Botanical Society Conservatory, which houses plants from the continent’s more arid regions.
Don't miss a visit to the popular Boomslang (tree snake) attraction. In 2013, Kirstenbosch's centenary was celebrated with the building of a 130-metre-long curved tree canopy walkway in its arboretum, the structure built by local architect Mark Thomas and engineer Henry Fagan.
From Kirstenbosch Gardens we head in a north-westerly direction, with a stop at the historic Bo-Kaap. Get to know one of Cape Town’s most distinct neighbourhoods and be taken to see the brightly painted Cape Malay neighborhood. Explore the main road of the Bo-kaap on foot along its cobbled stone streets and get your next Instagram worthy picture with the vibrant coloured houses and amazing views in the background
The Bo-Kaap is an area of Cape Town, South Africa that was formerly known as the Malay Quarter. It is a former township, situated on the slopes of Signal Hill above the city centre and the historical birthplace of the Cape Malay culture in Cape Town. The Bo-Kaap’s origins date back to the 1760s when numerous “huurhuisjes” (rental houses) were built and leased to the slaves known as Cape Malays who were brought from Malaysia, Indonesia, and the rest of Africa to work in the Cape.
The best things to do in the Bo-Kaap
The houses are a mix of Cape Dutch and Georgian architecture, in distinctive multi-coloured rows on steeply cobbled roads. The best place to discover the real history of the area and to get a glimpse into the life of a typical Malay family is at the Bo-Kaap Museum on Wale Street which is the oldest building in the Bo-Kaap.
Traditional Cape Malay Lunch
After working up an appetite you'll be taken to an iconic restaurant for a quick lunch (own expense) where you can sample hot, spicy, and sweet Cape Malay cuisine. Pick up a few snacks to take away like samoosas (crispy triangle pastry), half-moons (crescent-shaped savoury snacks), daltjies (chilli bites), slangetjies, and paaper bites (crisps), koesisters (spicy doughnuts) and boeber (sweet sago and vermicelli drink) at the corner cafe. (Own expense)
Table Mountain by Aerial way Cable Car
Look forward to visiting the Table Mountain flattop which is Cape Town’s #1 Attraction that offers breathtaking views of the Mother City, the busy harbor, and boats heading for Robben Island, the notorious prison that once held Nelson Mandela, which is now a museum and part of the Big 7 attractions in Cape Town.
When you arrive, you can take the Table Mountain Cable car (subject to good weather conditions), and summit to the top. Because the cable car floor rotates slowly, you'll get to enjoy views in every direction. Riding the Cable Car is an unmissable experience in itself, and when you reach the top you’ll be amazed by the grandeur of the views from Table Mountain. (Own expense).
Hiking Table Mountain
For the more adventurous traveler, you could opt to trek up Table mountain and hike the huge Platteklip Gorge that runs through the centre of the mountain. The trail zig-zags in a gradual ascent and takes an average of two hours to climb. Along the way, stop to admire the indigenous fynbos vegetation with 2,200 plant species identified on Table Mountain. (Own expense)
What is there to do on Table Mountain?
Located in a World Heritage site, the majestic flat-topped Mountain is Cape Town’s most famous landmark and also a popular proposal spot with two couples getting engaged on the mountain every month!
If you’re keen to stretch your legs, you can explore the beautiful hiking trails along footpaths and breath in the attractive and unique smells of fynbos. Unwind and find solidarity moments as you gaze down upon the Mother City.
The summit also boasts a cafe and curio store if you’re feeling peckish, or would like to take some souvenirs and gifts home with you.
Camps Bay Beach Front
When you’re ready, we head down to Camps Bay. Take a little time to explore the gorgeous scenery and enjoy free time on Camps Bay beach with magnificent views of the Twelve Apostles, palm-lined beaches, and sparkling waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
Sunset Drinks in Cape Town
Your tour ends off with a slow drive along a spectacular coastal drive. It’s not hard to find a good spot to stop off and celebrate the day with a glass of Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) in hand and a sweet treat as you watch the sun going down.
End with an evening dropoff to your accommodation or restaurant.