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Cape Town: Table Mountain Cable Car, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

1. Cape Town: Table Mountain Cable Car, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Discover Cape Town at your own pace with a combined hop-on hop-off ticket for 4 bus routes, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway ticket, and a city walking tour. Enjoy audio commentary during the bus tour, and take the cableway to the top of the iconic Seventh Natural Wonder of the World, Table Mountain. You will have full access to all 3 of the hop-on hop-off bus tours which are valid for the entire day, this will allow you to explore Cape Town and its many top attractions and experiences. Listen to commentary in 15 languages aboard the bus to learn more about Cape Town and the must-see attractions to decide where to jump off. You will also benefit from a stop at the Cableway Station to ascend to the top of the mountain for spectacular views of the city and the Atlantic Seaboard. Spend some time wandering around the top of the mountain while taking in the fresh air and soaking up the unforgettable views, or simply enjoy a drink and a meal at the restaurant before descending. For extra value, the ticket is valid for 14 days from first use so that you don't have to ride the bus and cableway on the same day.

Cape Town: Half-Day Table Mountain and City Tour

2. Cape Town: Half-Day Table Mountain and City Tour

Ascend to the summit of Table Mountain overlooking Cape Town on a half-day tour that also includes a hotel pick-up and exploration of the city’s most historic neighborhoods. Start with a drive through the city center, passing landmarks such as the Castle of Good Hope, built in 1666 by the Dutch East India Company. Admire the baroque grandeur of City Hall and the Grand Parade. Continue along Adderley Street to St. George’s Cathedral, overseen by the Anglican Diocese of Nobel Peace Laureate, Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Pass Company Gardens and the Malay Quarter (also known as “Bo-Kaap”) in the foothills of Table Mountain to see the historic district of the Cape Malays, descendants of slaves brought to Cape Town from Java, Ceylon and other regions of the Far East in the early 18th century. Next, go to Table Mountain via Kloof Nek, and ascend to the top (weather permitting) by revolving cable car (tickets not included). Look for wild flowers and the famous silver tree, before getting a bird’s-eye view of the city and its beaches. On clear days it’s possible to see Cape Point on one side and Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, on the other side. 

Cape Town: Cape Point Funicular Ticket

3. Cape Town: Cape Point Funicular Ticket

Take an exciting and novel method of travel on The Flying Dutchman funicular. Enjoy the views as you make your way through dense foliage the upper lighthouse. Avoid the uphill walk from the car park to the summit and enjoy the panoramic views. The line runs from a lower station at the Cape Point car park. The funicular leaves from the lower station every three minutes​ and accommodates 40 passengers per car, and can transport 450 persons to the upper lighthouse per hour, making it the ideal way to get closer to the lighthouse even during peak times.

Table Mountain: Platteklip Gorge Hike

4. Table Mountain: Platteklip Gorge Hike

Get back to nature on a challenging hike through the Platteklip Gorge, and be rewarded by spectacular views of Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain. Following pickup from your accommodation, you will be taken to the start of the hike. The Platteklip Gorge hike takes about 1.5 to 3 hours, depending on the group's level of fitness. Hike with an experienced guide who will point out landmarks such as Lion's Head and the flat-topped Signal Hill, known for the Noon Gun salute by the South African Navy. Take in panoramic views of Devil's Peak, and see Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was kept in a maximum-security prison for 18 years. Travel back down on the Table Mountain Cableway to complete your experience.

Robben Island & Table Mountain Tickets & Pick up & Drop off

5. Robben Island & Table Mountain Tickets & Pick up & Drop off

We will start this amazing experience with a pick up from your hotel at approximately 08H00 en route to the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island for a 3 to 4-hour experience to see where Nelson Mandela and so many other civilians, politicians were incarcerated during the Apartheid regime. Skip the line of buying the tickets as this tour will have your pre-booked ticket ahead of time. Please take note that Robben Island Museum reserved the right to cancel any given tour at their own discretion. In the case of cancellation, you will be entitled to a full refund or an option to reschedule. Your guide-driver will not escort you to the Island as they have their own guides. You will be on the boat with other people. You will be given a full tour by an ex-prisoner. Soon after returning from your Robben Island Tour experience, we will allow you to grab a sandwich or light lunch at own account at a nearby restaurant. Our next stop before we arrive at Table Mountain, we will allow you a 15 minutes stop for a photo opportunity in the Bo-Kaap ( The Colourful houses). From here, we will drive to the Cable Car station, where you will be given your return ticket by your guide. The guide will escort you for maximum experience. From here, we will drop you off at your accommodation in Cape Town.

Cape Town: 2-Hour Table Mountain Hike via Platteklip Gorge

6. Cape Town: 2-Hour Table Mountain Hike via Platteklip Gorge

Hike through Platteklip Gorge on the shortest route to the top of Table Mountain. Take in the sweeping views of the Cape Town area from the top. It should take around 2 hours to hike up. The trail begins just past the lower cableway station on Tafelberg Road. This was the first route that explorers used to summit the mountain, way before the cableway was built. Enjoy panoramic views from the path to the top. This is definitely the best way for those who do not like heights and climbing to conquer the mountain.  There is an option of taking the cable car down (additional fee).

Cape Town: Table Mountain Kasteelspoort Hiking Trail

7. Cape Town: Table Mountain Kasteelspoort Hiking Trail

Start the hike in beautiful Camps Bay. Kasteelspoort ravine is a trail that takes one all the way up to the top via a meandering path. On the way you’ll see spectacular cliff faces and thick fynbos including the stunning protea bushes. At the top, be rewarded with the most spectacular views of Camps Bay and views of Table Mountain all the way to the Cable Car station and Signal Hill. This route also visits the best photo stop on Table Mountain. From the top, \make your way towards the Woodhead dam to take in this incredible feat of engineering. You'll then make your way along the Valley of the Red Gods to the Cable Car.  This hike can be undertaken by anyone who is reasonably fit.

Table Mountain Hike with Local Tour Guide

8. Table Mountain Hike with Local Tour Guide

Get back to nature and marvel at the flora and fauna of Table Mountain on a half-day hike with a qualified mountain guide. Trek at your own pace and in complete safety as you learn the cultural history of Cape Town and its natural surroundings. India Venster Half-Day Hike: Get breathtaking views of the city and rock formations of the west coast, and look across at Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. The hike will take 3-4 hours to reach the top. Platteklip Gorge Half-Day Hike: Hike one of the most popular paths for stunning views of Lions Head, Signal hill, Devils Peak, Robben Island and more. It is a strenuous, but safe, hike that takes 2 to 3 hours to reach the top. Lions Head Half-Day Hike: Join this great walk for families to get panoramic views from 670 meters above sea level. Look down as the stunning beaches of Camps Bay and Sea Point. Take the adventurous path using staples and chains or the easier route if you prefer.

Cape Town Half-Day City Shared Tour & Table Mountain ticket

9. Cape Town Half-Day City Shared Tour & Table Mountain ticket

Start your morning with a pickup from your accommodation in Cape Town and begin your tour in the heart of the city, otherwise known as Adderley Street. While exploring this area see historical monuments like Bartholomew Dias, Jan van Riebeeck, and Zacharias Waganaer Reservoir. Proceed to the Castle of Good Hope, one of the oldest buildings in South Africa and have the chance to witness the Key Ceremony or the Cannon Firing Ceremony. Afterward, drive through the city and pass by City Hall where former president Nelson Mandela delivered his first speech after he was freed from prison. Arrive in the Bo-Kaap, formerly known as the Cape Malay Quarter, and take a photo stop with the colorful historic houses and have the opportunity to buy and taste Malay foods like Samoosas, Koeksisters, and Melktert. From the Bo-Kaap, make your way to the Noon Gun, a historic time signal in the city of Cape Town. While here, get an incredible view of Table Bay, the city center, the Atlantic Ocean, Robben Island, and Table Mountain. Move on to Afrogem Jewellers for a jewelry factory tour to see the manufacturing of exquisite African jewelry.  This tour culminates with a stop at Table Mountain to take the cable car to the top of the mountain for a guided tour.

Cape Town: Guided Tour With District Six Museum Entry Ticket

10. Cape Town: Guided Tour With District Six Museum Entry Ticket

We start off by visiting the Bo Kaap (upper Cape) a colourful community displaying some of the oldest example of Cape Dutch architectural designs. In the city this community also has a rich history of the origins of the Cape Malay Islam and spicy dishes of the Cape. We continue down Strand street the original shoreline of Cape Town making our way to the Castle of Goodhope and the grand parade. The Castle is the oldest building in the country. The original residence of the governor today is occupied by the SA defence force the Grand parade was where wagons were offloaded their fresh produce. Sadly trenches were once dug out and slaves were buried here. We continue to District six museum rich wish history of slavery at the cape forced removal of non whites in the city under group areas act of 1950. Today a vacant site undergoing development to accommodate ex residents of District six who have successfully submitted land claims today. Subsidy houses are built and keys are given to these people; a symbol of repatriation to the injustice of the past. We continue to spin street visiting the site of the slave tree where slaves were tied and auction to the biggest bidder Slave lodge today one of Iziko museums once residence of the slaves. We end up at the Company gardens established during the VOC era at the Cape. Places of interest are the houses of parliament, St Georges cathedral rich in history. We continue to Table Mnt for a birds eye view of the city below we just visited seven wonder of the world a world heritage site 1087 meters above sea level. Here you will be given an opportunity to explore on your own taking pictures on various lookout points. There are clear marked pathways with brass plates containing interesting information about the fauna and flora found at the Cape. A chance to get souvenirs a light snack at the Table Mnt Cafe (not included in the price) before we come down we will drop off at the V&A waterfront.

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4.8 / 5

based on 115 reviews

The red bus gave us a tour of cape town and the good thing was the tickets were valid for 2 weeks one could hop on and off. I would advise the purchase of a combo deal and to have a look at the route before purchasing the tickets. We purchased the red bus and table mountain combo.

The hop on hop off bus was a good experience, you get to see an overall view of the most exciting places to visit in 1 go, and a cable car ride was amazing, the Table Mountain is amazing, providing magnificent views and the experience is wonderful

My memorable experience is the hopping off and spending some time in a area and just hopping onto another bus.You explore the city without spending time on taking the incorrect road or looking for parking.Thank you

It was such an amazing experience. It is better experienced by any prospective visitor to cape town. Breath taking

The tour was maverlous, be on top of the mountain, watching the city. Maverlous activity for the whole family.