Historical Cape Town Tour
Historical Cape Town City Tour
There are few places in the world which can boast with a more spectacular setting than the Cape Town, also known as the Mother City. The city itself is cradled in a vast blue-grey amphitheatre formed by Table Mountain, Lion’s Head in the west and Devil’s Peak in the east.
The mountains surrounding the city is visible from as far as 200 km out to sea, which over the centuries lifted the spirits of weary sailors who sailed into the “Tavern of the Seas” to replenish their supplies after being at sea for months.
In 1652 the Dutch settled here to start a halfway station for ships sailing between Europe and the East. In 360 years , the city has been transformed dramatically from a remote colonial outpost to on of Africa’s vibrant cities.
Modern skyscrapers and freeways have radically changed the face of Cape Town over the years, however gracious old buildings, cobbled streets and monuments still provide a fascinating insight into the history of the city and the many cultures that shaped it.
Lap up the atmosphere of the city’s hustle and bustle on this half day tour of the Mother City – the oldest city in South Africa. This tour is part driving, part walking so please wear comfortable shoes.
- Pick up and drop off from your accommodation.
- CATHSSETA accredited tourist guide.
- Guided driving tour through the city.
- Entrance fees into the District 6 museum.
- Guided walking tour of Company Gardens.
- Visit to Bo Kaap, Noon Gun and Signal Hill.
WHAT TO EXPECT
- The tour starts with a drive down Adderley street. A historical insight of the main street of Cape Town city is given.
- Drive pass the City Hall, Castle of Good Hope and other historical buildings to take in the architecture influenced by the various nations which controlled the Cape, towards District 6
- Visit District 6 museum – District 6 was the 6th Municipal District in Cape Town in 1867 (over 60 000 residences were forcibly removed in 1966 under the Apartheid government – making it illegal for non-whites to live it the area.)
- Tour continues pass the Slave lodge (2nd oldest building in CT), St. George’s Cathedral, stopping at Company Gardens
- A walking tour of the Gardens – which was originally planted to provide fresh fruit and vegetables for passing ships on their way from Europe to the East
- On to Bo-Kaap to witness the firing of the Noon Gun just below Signal Hill – The daily noon gun is now Cape Town’s oldest living tradition and the two guns used are the oldest guns in daily use in the world.
- If the tour is taken in the afternoon the Noon Gun visit is replaced by a visit up Signal Hill to have a bird’s eye view of the City.
- Finally, we visit the Bo-Kaap Malay Quarter – an area situated in an area that became home to many Muslims and freed slaves. We visit the Bo-Kaap museum which showcases local Islamic culture and heritage. There is also a photo opportunity to capture the colourful homes in this bustling area.
|Historical City Tour|
|Overall Cost||Cost Per Person|
|1 Person||R 870||R 870|
|2 People||R 930||R 465|
|3 People||R 1040||R 347|
|4 People||R 1150||R 288|
|5 People||R 1260||R 252|
|6 People||R 1370||R 228|
|7 People||R 1480||R 211|
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- This tour includes a private tour guide, collection and drop off in an air-conditioned vehicle, entrance fees and parking. Clients need to ensure their timeous meeting at the predetermined meeting points/hotel/accommodation.
- The fees do not include lunch and optional extras.
- Departure is at 9:00am and drop off is between 12:30pm and 13:00 for the morning tour. For the afternoon tour departure is at 13:00 and drop off is between 17:00 and 17:30. We will do our best to adhere to the confirmed times provided at the time of booking.
- If cancellations are made 0 to 24 hours prior to tour departure, a 100% cancellation fee will be charged.
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- All clients will adhere to laws and customs of South Africa whilst on tour with Out ‘n’ About Cape Tours.
- Due to weather, maintenance, accessibility and crowds, we cannot guarantee that any of the highlights will be open and available.
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- We recommend that travellers take adequate personal insurance cover.
- The tour will still continue in inclement weather or a suitable alternative could be provided with prior discussion with the tour operator.
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- Clients will accept when booking a tour, that each tour has some form of physical activity which requires some basic fitness and must therefore ensure that they are medically fit to partake on the tour.
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“Johan ensured that his tour explanations were accessible and interesting for our 10 year old daughter, adding a trip to the SA museum and trying some fabulous Malay donuts in the Bo Kaap into our city tour. “
29, Apr 2018
“With this being our 1st trip to Cape Town we were so pleased we chose to use Out ‘n’ About Cape Tours for a couple of trips. Craig and Johan were the most helpful tour guides and so full of knowledge about Cape Town and all that it has to offer. “
16, Feb 2018