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Cape Town Table Mountain by Night


Cape Town Table Mountain
Discover All it's Best Highlights

Cape Town Table Mountain will not be hard to miss once you're in Cape Town. Take time to discover Table Mountain and it's great surroundings.

This impressive tour combines the best that Cape Town has to offer immediately around the Cape Town Table Mountain. Highlights include the City Bowl, Signal Hill or Table Mountain (weather depending), Camp’s Bay, Twelve Apostles, Hout Bay, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. There is so much to see on this Cape Town tour.


CAPE TOWN TABLE MOUNTAIN TOUR DETAILS
Distance: 104 km / 65 miles
Duration: Full day
Best time: All year
Included: Entrance fees, certified driver/guide, a/c vehicle and gasoline
Excluded: Extra optional excursions, lunch, drinks
Price: R 1250.00 pp for 2 persons per day, R850.00 pp for 3 persons per day, R700.00 pp 4+ persons per day.
Note: All tours can be customized


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Cape Town city bowl1
. CITY BOWL
Just below Cape Town Table Mountain lies Cape Town’s city centre. It lies cradled in a vast blue-grey amphitheatre formed by Table Mountain, Lion’s Head and Devil’s Peak. This conglomeration of Dutch and Victorian architecture, interspersed with modern wonders of glass and concrete, is the heart of Cape Town and on either side of Adderley Street is an eclectic array of sightseeing highlights and urban attractions that endowed the Mother City with its unique flavour.

The slave lodge in Cape Town2. CAPE TOWN SLAVE LODGE
Louis Thibault, the noted French architect, designed certain sections of the original Dutch East Company (VOC) Slave Lodge. Today it serves as the Cultural History Museum and provides visitors with some insight into just a few of the peoples who lived at the Cape during the period of the early settlement.



Company Gardens in the centre of Cape Town3. CAPE TOWN COMPANY GARDENS
The Company’s Garden was originally laid out in 1652 by Jan van Riebeeck and his gardener, Hendrik Boom, as a vegetable garden to provide fresh supplies to the ships of the Dutch East India Company when they called at the Cape. Today, the Botanical Gardens are home to magnificent stands of both indigenous and exotic vegetation. It lies at the foot of Cape Town Table Mountain.


Lion's Head and Signal Hill in the background4. SIGNAL HILL
Signal Hill is a mountainous knoll that divides the City from Sea Point and beyond. From here you have a excellent view across exclusive residential suburbs such as Bantry Bay and Green Point, the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town's Table Mountain and Robben Island. Sundowners can be enjoyed whilst experiencing spectacular sunsets. Signal Hill also houses the Noon Gun.



Table Mountain Cable Car5. Cape Town TABLE MOUNTAIN
(GOING UP IS OPTIONAL)

Cape Town's Table Mountain can be spotted from as far as 200 kilometers out at sea. It is flanked by Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head and is the country’s most familiar landmark. Table Mountain towers 1 086 metres above sea level and its impressive hulk consists out of shale, sandstone and granite. The new cable car departs from the lower cable station and takes five minutes to complete the trip to the summit. It takes as much as 65 people at a time, and operates virtually throughout the year- depending on Cape Town’s weather conditions. Table Mountain, with its spectacular assortment of vegetation, forms part of the Cape Floral kingdom.


Camps Bay and Twelve Apostels6. CAMPS BAY
Camps Bay lies at the foot of the Twelve Apostles and embraces a palm-fringed expanse of pristine white sand which looks as if it has come straight out of a Caribbean holiday brochure. Camps Bay is a lively, stylish place. Paragliders glide from Cape Town Table Mountain and touch down on the beach. Holiday makers picnic on the grassy margins, while children cavort in the tidal pools. Camps Bay is one of Cape Town’s finest dining locations. Beautiful sunsets can be enjoyed here in Camps Bay.


Llandudno Bay7. LLUNDUDNO
Llundudno is a sought-after residential enclave where luxury homes line the slopes of the Karbonkelberg. Massive granite boulders shelter Llundudno’s fine sandy beach and residential area. One can relax here on a perfect hot day. Some shipwrecks occurred off the shore of Llundudno. Sandy Bay, further along, is perhaps one of the Cape’s most famous nude beaches.


Hout Bay by Night8. HOUT BAY
The name “Hout Bay” comes from the Dutch and Afrikaans word for timber, for the valley was a source of wood during the early days of the Cape Colony. Despite rapid expansion in recent years, the fishing village (Hout Bay) remains relatively unscathed by modern development and maintains a decidedly rural atmosphere. Hout Bay is renowned throughout the country for its fresh fish and seafood.


happy people on Seal Island boat trip9. SEAL ISLAND TRIP (OPTIONAL)

A trip to Duiker Island can be undertaken with one of the ferries operating out of Hout Bay harbour. It is the breeding ground for both the Cape fur seal and many species of seabirds. The seals are hunted by the great white shark. Sometimes, on a trip like this, one can enjoy the view of a whale when they visit our shores.


Leopard statue in Hout Bay10. STATUE OF THE LEOPARD
The statue of the leopard is one of the two guardians over Hout Bay and graces the eastern coast of the bay. The last living leopard was seen during 1935. Being one of the wild animals to roam the mountains, the leopard is representing them all.




Constantia wine estate11. GROOT CONSTANTIA
On the backside of Cape Town Table Mountain lies Constantia. It was founded by Simon van der Stel in 1685. The magnificent Groot Constantia houses the country’s oldest manor house and is also the oldest wine estate still producing fine wine. Cellar tours and wine tasting can be enjoyed. Jonkershuis offers typical Cape dishes and Taphuis serves light meals and pub lunches. The surrounding grounds offer splendid views of the wineland, and ideal for relaxing picnic lunches.


Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens12. KIRSTENBOSCH BOTANICAL GARDENS
The National Botanical Gardens at Kistenbosch is one of the world’s great botanical institutions and lies in the shade of the eastern slopes of Cape Town Table Mountain. The gardens were formally established in 1913. The landscape includes nearly 7 000 species of indigenous plants. Van Riebeeck’s hedge of wild almonds planted in 1960, the magnificent Camphor Walk and the “Braille Trail” (which leads blind visitors through an indigenous herb garden), needs special mentioning.


Rhodes Memorial at night13. RHODES MEMORIAL
Rhodes Memorial, temple-like, was constructed in 1912 from Table Mountain granite. At the foot of the monument’s stone steps, which are guarded by eight massive bronze lions, stands an impressive equestrian statue. Magnificent views of the city and the immediate suburbs below can be enjoyed. Afternoon tea can be enjoyed in a charming old stone cottage that serves as a restaurant.


Robben Island14. ROBBEN ISLAND (OPTIONAL)
A highlight of a day in the V&A Waterfront will definitely be a visit to Robben Island and it can only be done by an official tour. Robben Island is 11,5 kilometres (7 miles) away from the main land. A tour lasts three-and-a-half hours (including the boat rides to and from). The fee includes a comprehensive tour of the political prison and a bus-ride; which takes visitors to various sites across the island. Former president Nelson Mandela was its most famous inmate during the days of apartheid. You can take beautiful pictures of the Cape Town Table Mountain from Robben Island.


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