Time and time again, Cape Town makes its mark in the media by winning numerous awards as a top world destination, and rightly so. Nestled between rugged mountains and surrounded by the majestic Atlantic Ocean, Cape Town is an extraordinary city with so much to offer. We recommend a full day private tour with us to truly enjoy and get a good sense of the city.
There are so many different places to see and things to do, and this is where your experienced private Cape Town Tour Guide is well-equipped to be at your service. Whether you are looking for a stunning sunset photo off the top of Table Mountain, a historical artifact or the best cup of coffee in town, we will make it possible. It is great to start the City tour with a panoramic view across the area. This can either be from Signal Hill (300 meters above the city) or, weather permitting, from the top of Table Mountain - there is no better way to experience the vistas of Cape Town than from 1063 meters above sea level, right on top of this world-famous landmark. The trip up the modern Swiss-engineered cable car is simply breathtaking and is a highlight of the Cape Town City Private Tour. If your heart is set on standing on top of Table Mountain but the weather doesn’t favor us on the day of your booking, your guide will endeavor to incorporate this experience into one of your other day tours.
Once you have enjoyed a bird’s-eye view of Cape Town, we make our way around the ‘City Bowl’, as it known, taking in all the main highlights and places of interest including the City Hall, the Castle of Good Hope, District Six and the Bo-Kaap. We also recommend some walking in the city if you are able to; your Cape Town Tour Guide can take you on a guided walk through the Company Gardens, a botanical paradise right in the middle of the city and the site of the original historic vegetable garden that supplied passing ships centuries ago. You will also pass by the Parliament buildings and the National Library on the way down to St George’s Street and Greenmarket Square, a colorful outdoor market. Shoppers may want to spend some time here before we continue.
For the historically-minded, there are also some very interesting museums in the city. A very popular and informative excursion is a boat ride and visit to the prison museum on Robben Island, and we can easily incorporate this into your Cape Town City Private Tour. If it is in your interest, or you are of Jewish ancestry, then the Jewish Museum, the Cape Town Holocaust Centre, is a must. For information about Apartheid, we recommend the Slave Museum and the District Six Museum. If you are an art enthusiast, then a visit to the Zeitz MOCAA - Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is a must and is one of many galleries in Cape Town.
For an authentic and unforgettable Cape Town City experience, we highly recommend that you book a private tour with one of our experienced Cape Town Tour Guides.