Traditional Cape Town City Tour

Traditional Cape Town City Tour

Half Day – Table Mountain, Company Gardens and a drive through the city

Traditionally Cape Town has offered a half day city tour as a combo of Table Mountain Cableway and then a short visit to the city. Our feeling is that this option only gives a tiny taste of the city – however if that is all you have time for – then book this option! It is important to note that if the weather is perfect for the mountain – then one may spend most of the morning up on the mountain! Visiting Table Mountain is however weather dependent – as such should the mountain be closed we will then spend the morning/afternoon exploring the city.

We start our day ascending the Mountain by cablecar (weather dependent – note that the mountain only closes if it is windy – it is open when there are clouds). You have the option of either pre-booking your tickets (www.webtickets.co.za) yourself or paying us to pre-book the tickets for you. Pre-booked tickets only help marginally as most people now pre-book. Either way the queue is usually long! For this reason we do this tour in the morning – with a fairly early start!

After our visit to the Mountain – we head to the Company Gardens – the oldest part of Cape Town – for a walk through this historic part of Cape Town.

The Vegetable Garden in the Company Gardens
The original statue of Jan Smuts in Front of the Art Gallery in the Company Gardens
The War Memorial in the Company Gardens
Rhodes pointing North in the Company Gardens

After our walk we do a short driving tour of the city before dropping you off at your hotel.

Tour Duration: Monday to Saturday 08h00 to 13h00 (note the tour does not operate on a Saturday afternoon or a Sunday as the city shuts down from lunchtime Saturday). Note pick up time for 15 December to 15 January will be 07h30.

Note for the Traditional Half Day City Tour:

  • Does not operate on a Sunday (the city is closed on a Sunday!)
  • Operates only as a private tour.
  • Ascending the Cable Car is weather dependent – as such should it be closed we will spend the time exploring the city and we will give you your table mountain tickets to use on another occasion.
  • Note we are happy to drop you anywhere centrally after the tour – so it is a good idea to combine the day with a visit to Table Mountain Cableway (weather permitting!). We are happy to drop you at the cable car station and you can simply taxi back to your hotel later.

Costs: Please email us as the cost depends how many people you are and where you are staying.

Supersize your tour to a full day:

  • Ideas for the afternoon would be to head to Kirstenbosch to explore or to do a half day Constantia wine tour.