Join us for a morning or afternoon orientation tour of the Mother City as we venture through the streets crowded with history. This tour includes an optional visit to Table Mountain or in the event of inclement weather, Table View.
To get a taste of the thriving centre of the Mother City, a Cape Town city tour is not to be missed. Situated in the middle of Cape Town, the city lies in the shelter of Table Mountain. Here you will find a number of the Cape’s top attractions, from the imposing Castle of Good Hope to the colourful cottages of the Bo Kaap, the bustling Green Market Square, South African Museum and beautiful Company Gardens and plenty more besides.
With an experienced and knowledgeable guide, and from the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle, you will be able to learn more about the Cape Town CBD and its surrounds, in a City Tour that is sure to leave you with plenty of memories and photographs of this part of the Cape. Some interesting facts about the city can be learned on this Cape Town tour, including the following:
The Castle of Good Hope, which stands proudly on the outskirts of the CBD, was built between 1666 and 1679 by the Dutch East India Company (VOC). The Castle was developed as a maritime replenishment station, and from 1678 it was the centre of civilian, administrative and military life at the Cape until the area grew and operations expanded elsewhere. Today, the Castle is the seat of the military in the Cape, and is open for visitors to explore and learn more about its history.
Tucked under the slopes of Signal Hill, the Bo Kaap is a fascinating and vibrant area that was somehow bypassed in the forced removals of the Apartheid. Also called the Malay Quarter, this area is characterised by its multi-coloured cottages and steep cobbled streets, as well as its exotic Malay culture. No tours in Cape Town would be complete without a visit to the Bo Kaap!
For those who enjoy a sense of history, the South African Museum offers a look at life throughout the ages in South Africa. Many exhibits can be found here, and there is also a Planetarium situated within the building. The museum is situated in the Company Gardens, which holds the Seat of Parliament. Pristine lawns, shady paths, ornate fish ponds, statues of past leaders and plenty of curious squirrels are just part of the Company Gardens’ charm.
Other highlights that you can enjoy on a Cape City Tour include a stop past the famous Blue Flag beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay. These beaches lie along the Atlantic Seaboard, which stretches from the Waterfront all the way through to Hout Bay along the Atlantic coast. Situated just a few minutes away from the CBD, the beaches are ideal for sunbathing and water sports (even if the water is somewhat chilly). All of this and so much more can be enjoyed on these memorable Cape Town city tours.
Good to know
- Guests can choose between the following 2 options on this tour:
- Visit above highlights & Table Mountain (Cable car fee not included & weather permitting)
- Visit above highlights & Table View for a 'post card' view of Table Mountain
- Entrance fees to South African Museum
- Professional guide
- Pick up and drop off at hotel
- WiFi on board
- Cable-car trip up Table Mountain
- Gratuities (optional)
- Comfortable clothing
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We booked two tours with this company out of Johannesburg. Our guides were Christian and Vincent and they did an outstanding job covering the history of South Africa. Both were very pleasant, met us on time and went out of their way to make us comfortable. I would not hesitate to book with them.
We booked the half day boat eco tour out of Cape Town.
We had a fantastic trip seeing Cape Fur Seals, Dolphins, Penguins, Sun fish and even though it was early in the season we saw Southern Right Whales.
The skipper was great and very knowledgeable.
I would recommend this tour to anyone.
My partner and I booked a half day tour of Johannesburg and Soweto prior to our flight home. We were lucky to be allocated Pascal as our guide. He was brilliant. He had a detailed knowledge of the city and all sites that we visited, as well as being friendly, engaging, punctual and safety conscious. We were pleasantly surprised by how much we enjoyed the tour and would highly recommend.
No issues with these folk. African Eagle offers day Tours on short notice and always do their best to provide amenities not offered by other operators. Passionate owners, personally involved in the business. They also have the largest fleet of vehicles and often carries the overflow work of other companies. Scheduled and private Tours.
What a great tour with Mukie today. Very knowledgeable and professional. Handled himself very well. I will recommend Africa Eagle any time
African eagle is a reliable, terrific company. Thoroughly enjoyed our wine tour. I would highly recommend 👌
One of my best recommendations for anyone traveling to South Africa. Very reliable and safe. Value for money.
While the tour itself was enjoyable the driving was absolutely terrible, rules of the road were not obeyed, and additionally other drivers were put at risk. Just because you are driving a 'taxi', it doesn't mean you have to drive like a taxi ;)
We had a wonderful e-bike winelands day tour and our guide, Langton, was very knowledgeable and friendly. Would definitely do it again.
Extremely unprofessional!!! I booked a chapmans peak Ebike tour. When I arrived at chapmans peak, we found no one waiting for us. When we called we were told to drive to Rhodes Memorial in rondeboch as the start point is there eventhough we emphasised that it was the CHAPMANS PEAK tour. Drove 80+ kms for absolutely nothing. In the end we were told it was all a misunderstanding. If I could give it zero stars I would
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The guest can cancel free of charge until 24 hours before arrival. The guest will be charged the total price if they cancel in the 24 hours before arrival.
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