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Cape Town: Half-Day City Tour

1. Cape Town: Half-Day City Tour

Discover the best that Capetown has to offer on this half-day tour. Start your adventure with a stop to the famous Table Mountain for a circular walk. Continue to Signal Hill for incredible views and perfect photos. Continue on to Camps Bay and stop at Maiden’s Cove for more breathtaking views. Head through Clifton, Bantry Bay, Seapoint, the V&A Waterfront, and Cape Town city center. Pass by the Cape Town Convention Centre, drive along Heerengracht Street, passing the Cape Town railway station and stop at the Castle of Good Hope. End your visit with a stop at the Noon Gun museum and Cape Town Diamond Museum.

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: Electric Bike Tour on Table Mountain

3. Cape Town: Electric Bike Tour on Table Mountain

Explore the best of Cape Town on a fun full-day e-bike tour. See this beautiful and vibrant city the most exciting way, on two wheels. Meet your guide, receive your helmet, and get an instructional session on how to use the electric bike. Start your adventure on the lower slopes, at the Rhodes Memorial. Cycle to the King’s Block house and around the slopes of the Devil’s Peak. Jump a cable car to the top of Table Mountain and enjoy the ride. Make sure to bring your camera as you don’t want to miss the perfect photo opportunity at the top.

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

4. 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 Half–Day India Venster Hike

5. Cape Town: Table Mountain Half–Day India Venster Hike

This half day hike begins next to the Lower Cable Station. The trail ascends to the contour path directly behind the cable station. It is recommended that only the fit and more adventurous do this hike.  The hike, involves a lot of rock scrambling and rocky high ledges. In return you get the most incredible views of Cape Town. Definitely the most scenic way up to the cable station and you will have a sense of great achievement.  Climb directly below the upper cable station through a maze of rocks, ledges and outcrops. Your guide will point out historical and natural landmarks as you navigate your way to the top.  While you are ascending and when you are at the summit your guide will point out features of interest and places to get that perfect Instagram shot. Look for local bird and flower species, the common rock "dassie" or southern rock agama bobbing up and down on warm sunny rocks.  Take breaks breath the fresh air and gorgeous views with cliff faces towering over you. Welcome encouragement from fellow hikers and locals cheering you to the summit.  Once at the top you can enjoy the relief of a flat surface to explore. .This is the only mountain peak in Cape Town where you can enjoy a coffee, beer or bite to eat in a summit cafe.  It is recommended you catch the cable car down in order to make the most of the rest of your day. 

Cape Town: Lion's Head Sunset Guided Hike in French

6. Cape Town: Lion's Head Sunset Guided Hike in French

Your Lion's Head trail experience takes place on a gravel track, taking you through spectacular groves of silver leaf trees. Follow a path that reveals ever-changing views as it spirals around Lion's Head. The breath-taking vista of the Atlantic coastline and the magnificent apostles of Table Mountain will soon come into view. Soon the gravel track narrows to a path, from where you will pass the first paragliding launch pad. Continue along the stepped path with views of Camps Bay Beach and Clifton beaches. Hike for another 30 minutes and reach a split. Continue with views of Seapoint to your left, and after 10 minutes, be rewarded with a wonderful viewpoint. See the city of Cape Town sprawled beneath you and the front of the Table Mountain rearing up high above. Then, move upwards to the first ladder, before traversing left along a shelf with a chain handrail. Continue on the path until you reach a fork. Choose where to go from here. Veer left to circumnavigate 2 rock pitches or turn right and climb the rock pitches. If you are not into vertical rock steps, simply continue left and carry on the path past huge stone pine trees to gain the crest of the southeast ridge. Follow the trail and a ladder to the 669-meter summit.

Table Mountain: Tranquility Cracks Hike

7. Table Mountain: Tranquility Cracks Hike

Your hike will start along the scenic pipe track, South West of Table Mountain, below the Twelve Apostles and above the white beaches of Camps Bay. This track is relatively flat and is a great way to warm up for the hike up Corridor Ravine later on. Your passionate and knowledgeable guide will point out landmarks as well as entertain you with some interesting stories of people who lived in these mountains once upon a time. The rusty old iron pipe that you follow disappears into the mountain before you ascend up a ravine to the top of one of the Apostle Buttresses. From here you can look down to the ocean one side and across to the green vineyards of Constantia on the other. You guide will then show you to a hidden gem on Table Mountain. Ancient cracks in the rock with views out onto Camps Bay and Lions Head. Enjoy a break and eat some food in these cool and shady caverns and explore the labyrinth. Walk the spine trail back towards the Table Top and visit the old Cable Station and overhanging rock so famous on Instagram. Descend down Kasteelport, another ravine that was used to transport material to build the dams on Table Mountain. Luckily, all you will be carrying is yourself and a few light pieces of gear.

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What people are saying about Table Mountain

My tour was excellent especially with my tour guide Leticia she gave me a lot of information about cape town all in all i learnt a lot from her she is the most amazing woman i ever met, she is so kind and loving i can not wait to come back to cape town so that i can meet her again.

Better to take city tour and TM separately. In combined, make each 1/2 day to get benefit of both with a day trip. Super the guide is really super!!!!

Letticia is friendly.The tour was very informative,especially about the history of capetown.

Everything went well. The tour guider was very nice n patient. We really enjoyed Cape town

Had an awesome time...thanks to our tour guide Letticia