Curated Cape Town City Tour

Overview

[Full Day Private Tour] Hop onto the famous Table Mountain cable car to experience panoramic views of Cape Town. Enjoy a walking tour of the colourful Bo-Kaap district. Spend the afternoon at the Kirstenbosch Botanical gardens strolling around one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world. Finish your day off with a visit to the famous Camps Bay strip.

Pickup 9am ~ 5pm drop-off.

  • Explore the city of Cape Town like a local with a local, expert guide
  • Enjoy a return trip on the Table Mountain Cable Car where you’ll learn about fynbos (local plant life)
  • Enjoy a walking tour of the famous brightly coloured houses of the Bo-Kaap and learn about Cape Malay heritage
  • Take a stroll through the famous Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
  • End the day with a stroll along the Camps Bay strip, returning via the Sea Point promenade

Tour Itinerary

  • Pickup

  • Table Mountain

    Enjoy a return trip on the Table Mountain Cable Car with spectacular views over Cape Town

  • Bo-Kaap

    Visit the famous brightly coloured houses of the Bo-Kaap

  • Lunch

    Enjoy a leisurely lunch in the midst of the busy city (lunch on own account)

  • Kirstenbosch

    Meander through the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

  • Camps Bay

    End the day with a stroll along the Camps Bay strip

  • Drop-Off

Tour Highlights

Breathtaking Views
History & Culture
Outdoor Activities
Private Tour Guide

Full Details

Enjoy a full day guided tour of Cape Town city that combines both bucket list “must-see” activities as well as insider experiences not offered anywhere else. With so many amazing things to see and experience, this curated private tour can also be specially customized to your own personal interests.

Start your day with a joyride in the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, offering you a scenic ride up to the top of Table Mountain (weather dependent). Once you reach the top, you’ll be welcomed with views over Cape Town, Table Bay, Robben Island and the Atlantic seaboard to the west and the south. There’s no question why Table Mountain is constantly rated as a must do activity on any visit to Cape Town and certainly one for your bucket list. While you’re up there, spend some time walking the footpaths where you might spot a few adorable Dassie (Rock Hyrax) sunning itself on the rocks.

If you’d prefer to hike Table Mountain, scale the sides with your own personal mountaineering guide. Your expert guide will show you the ropes on the mountain to ensure your safety in addition to teaching you about the natural surroundings. [Additional cost – please email [email protected] for a quote]

Next up, tick off another bucket list item with a visit to the Bo-Kaap area, or “Malay Quarter” with its brightly coloured houses and vibrant culture. Here you’ll discover the unique history, lifestyle and personality of the Cape’s Muslim community and their contribution to South Africa’s heritage.

When you’ve finished your walking tour of the Bo-Kaap, you’ll head over to the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, nestled at the foot of the majestic Table Mountain. Spend some time strolling through the rolling lawns and lush, verdant gardens brimming with South Africa’s indigenous flora and fauna, fynbos. Learn about Proteas and Ericas and take a walk along the Boomslang walkway (boomslang translates as tree snake in the local dialect, Afrikaans). It’s a raised walkway that takes you on a journey over the trees tops and offers spectacular views of the Southern Suburbs and the Cape Winelands.

Finally, end your day by circumnavigating the base of the mountain and making your way to the well known Camps Bay beach for a stroll along the Camps Bay strip, returning via the Sea Point promenade. These vacation hotspots are perfect for stopping to enjoy a cocktail or observing locals going about their daily rituals.


Optional Experiences:

Choose to have any of the following items amended into your private Cape Town city tour.

  • Private tour of the Diamond Museum + gemstone shopping
  • Visit to the Castle of Good Hope
  • Visit to V&A Waterfront
  • Visit to Greenmarket Square for curio shopping
  • Insider foodie stops at coffee shops, breweries, distilleries, etc
  • Cape Malay cooking class in the Bo Kaap (additional cost)
  • Hike Table Mountain with a private mountaineering guide (additional cost)

Rate includes: Pickup and drop-off from your accommodation in and around Cape Town, private driverguide, guided walking tour, city orientation, visits to Table Mountain and Kirstenbosch

Rate excludes: Lunch and gratuity

*NOTE: For last minute bookings, special requests or large groups, please contact us at +27 79 607 1978 or [email protected]

What Is Sideways Approved?

Explore Sideways has left no path unexplored on the journey to offering our guests a truly unforgettable immersive experience. Each one of our tours and experiences is the result of meticulous planning and research and every one of our activities has been handpicked and personally tested by our very own inhouse team of expert local Experience Curators.

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