Full Day Robben Island Tour and Cape Town City Tour

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A tour designed to maximize your time in Cape Town, this tour includes all the 'must-sees' while in the mother city, Robben Island, Table Mountain and the city itself. The excursion includes visits to sites to which Cape Town residents and South Africans at large attach historical, cultural and aesthetic significance.

Please note that when booking this tour, your full name and passport number must be provided and you must have your passport with you on the day of your tour.

Located at the foot of Table Mountain, Devil's Peak and Lion's Head, Cape Town offers a rich cultural and industrial heritage. Featuring all the must-see sites on any Cape Town day trip, this option is a geographic and cultural festival, showing you Cape Town from its historic beginnings to the stunning modern waterfront shopping malls of Victoria and Alfred.

The excursion begins with a ferry trip across the bay to Robben Island (weather permitting). From the XNUMXth to the XNUMXth century, Robben Island served as a place of banishment, seclusion and imprisonment. Today it is a World Heritage Site and museum, a poignant reminder of the new democratic South Africa and the price paid for freedom. The excursion includes a return ferry to the island, an island bus tour and a visit to the prison.

In the city itself, enjoy a drive through Bo-Kaap to discover how Malay slaves influenced the culture, food and aesthetics of this beautiful city and its people. Continue to Table Mountain where you will reach the summit by cable car (weather permitting, cable car fees not included). Enjoy panoramic city views with dozing Robben Island lying in Table Bay. Also take a look at the Atlantic coast.

Return to the City Bowl area to the Company Gardens. Enjoy a walk through the garden and a visit to the South African Museum. This is followed by a visit to the Castle of Good Hope. Built between 1666 and 1679 by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) as a maritime supply station, the Castle of Good Hope is the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa.

The drive through the city center will also take you past the Houses of Parliament, Grand Parade and City Hall from where Nelson Mandela first addressed South Africans after his release in February 1990.

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