This half day tour takes you back in South African History. It starts with a visit to the oldest building in South Africa, the Castle of Good Hope but also shows you the buildings of Parliament, St Georges Cathedral associated with Bishop Tutu and the colourful Malay Quarters. The centre of the city is explored and a stop at Green Market Square will give you the opportunity to visit a number of craft markets.
An afternoon Table Mountain visit follows from where you will get an aerial view of the city bowl of the Mother City as well as of Robben Island (where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated). Lunch stop will be on the mountain where after a circular scenic circular walk follows.
Depart at 9:30am for a Mother City Tour.
The drive takes us to the Main Street-Adderley Street and we relive the experiences of the Portuguese explorers Bartholomeus Diaz and Vasco da Gama when their discoveries led to the southern point of Africa. We carry on to the Castle of Good Hope, the oldest building in South Africa. A visit to the Castle will give you the opportunity to experience the “Key Ceremony” (weekdays only) or the “Changing of the Guards” at noon. Visit the Military Museum and take a look at the William Fehr Collection of paintings and other beautiful masterpieces of furniture.
The next interesting experience is a visit to District Six and the District Six Museum (Open Mondays to Fridays) associated with the eviction of 60 000 people due to the Apartheid system. The museum displays a miniature reconstruction of the old District Six. We then drive along buildings of Parliament, St Georges Cathedral where Bishop Desmond Tutu had his parish. The “Company Gardens” follows. This is the place where the Dutch East Company established a vegetable garden to address the high rate of casualties due to scurvy. A visit to Green Market Square follows to do craft market Shopping. We then head to Table Mountain where we take the revolving Cable Car to the top of the mountain. Lunch stop will be on the mountain (own expense).
After Table Mountain, the opportunity to visit the interesting Malay Quarter, will not only give you an insight in the Malay Culture in the country, but would allow the keen photographer to take beautiful pictures.
Hotel drop off follows around 15h00.
Rates valid till 30th April 2020:
R1450.00 per person
Included: Accredited tour guide/driver in luxury sedan or minibus, mineral water, entrance fees Castle of Good Hope & District Six Museum (Mondays to Fridays):
Excluded: Lunch & Gratuities.
Passengers: Minimum 2, Maximum 7.