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Private Cape Town Mother City Tour

The half day Cape Town city tour will take you through some of the must-sees of the Mother City. Showcasing the history, architecture, it’s gardens, the seaside and mountains; there is something to enjoy for everyone!

African Xplora understands that the outbreak of the Corona Virus (Covid-19) raises many questions regarding travelling as well as planning travel in the near future and we recognise the uncertainty this may cause.

Many countries have issued preventative responses to the Corona Virus, but that doesn’t mean you have to cut your trip short or cancel it altogether. Rest assured, we are monitoring the situation closely as it evolves and we are following Government travel advice. We will be providing as much assistance as possible. Your safety is our biggest concern.

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4 to 5 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Entrance fees
    • Registered & Qualified Tourist Guide
    • Entry/Admission - Iziko South African Museum and Planetarium
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Fees to optional visits
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Iziko South African Museum and Planetarium, Between Government Avenue and Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town Central South Africa

    The South African Museum was established in 1865 and will take you through South African history across the ages, from 700 million years ago to today, thanks to many different kinds of topics. The museum also hosts permanent and temporary exhibitions, whether about Africans dinosaurs, our place in the universe or the sea world. Just next, to it is located the Cape Town Planetarium. Both are in the Company Gardens, a fabulous place to spend a quiet moment right in the middle of the City Bowl. These gardens were created by the first Dutch settlers. You will be able to admire what is probably the oldest cultivated pear tree in all of South Africa (circa 1652), wander in the rose garden or the Japanese garden, have a look at the aviary or simply take a moment to observe the squirrels.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, Parliament Street Visitors Centre, Cape Town Central 8000 South Africa

    This is a National Heritage Site, adjacent to the Company Gardens, located at the top of Adderley Street. It is the South African Parliament’s seat for six months of the year. In fact, this building is composed of three different buildings: the original one, built in 1884 and two others respectively built in the 1920s and 1980s. This place is also the site of the Library of Parliament.

    Right in front of that place, is the impressive statue of Queen Victoria.

    Pass By: Castle of Good Hope, Corner of Buitenkant and Strand streets, Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa

    The City Hall is an Edwardian building completed in 1905. It doesn’t host the offices of the city of Cape Town anymore, which are at the Cape Town Civic Centre, but it is the home of the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra. If you have already been to London, you will recognize the smaller replica of Big Ben. Full of history, this is also the place where in 1990, Nelson Mandela having been liberated after 27 years in prison, made a speech in front of 250,000 people.

    Just next, the Castle of Good Hope is another historical place of interest in Cape Town. Completed in 1679, it is even the oldest surviving building of South Africa. Sometimes called the “star fort”, it counts five bastions, all having a name: Leerdam, Oranje, Nassau, Castzenellenbogen, and Buuren. During the 18th century, it included a church, workshops, living quarters, offices… and many other facilities, whereas today, it is more of a museum.

    Stop At: Bo-kaap, Cape Town Central South Africa

    What would exploring the city be without going through the Bo-Kaap? Famous thanks to its colorful houses and located at the foot of Signal Hill, it is also known as the Cape Malay Quarter, a former Islamic District. The influence of the Malays comes from the 19th century, after the abolition of slavery, when they started to build their houses in this area. At this time, it was called “The Islamic Quarter”. This quarter hosts the earlier mosque of the city, Auwal. Visit the Bo-Kaap Museum, inside the oldest house remained in its original condition.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Signal Hill, Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa

    It is the lowest hill in Cape Town, rising to 300 meters, a beautiful place to picnic with an incredible view of both on the ocean and the City Bowl. The name “Signal Hill” comes from a semaphore built at the top to communicate with ships thanks to flags about potential hazards or weather conditions. It is also the place where the Noon Gun, an old British artillery battery was established. Which used to sound the alarm when a ship was in danger. It used to sound the alert when a ship was in danger. Nowadays, it still fires a shot at noon every day.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Camp's Bay Beach, Victoria Road Parking: what3words ///nibs.mazelike.swaying, Camps Bay 8005 South Africa

    Both are well known places for local people and tourists! Driving on Victoria Road from the City Centre along the Atlantic Ocean, you will first see the four Clifton’s beaches which all have their specific public. Continuing to Camps Bay, have a look at the horizon to perhaps catch sight of whales. The famous Blue Flag beaches are perfect to just sunbathe or play sports, even if the water is still a bit cold.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from all hotels, guesthouses and backpackers in Cape Town.Airports
    • Cape Town Intl Airport, Cape Town Central South Africa
    • Cape Town Cruise Terminal
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Activity ID: V-151570P7

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