Castle of Good Hope Reviews
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Tour guides were great and were eager to show off their town. Although tickets to Table Mountain were extra, the tour was good value. A trip up Table Mountain is a must.
The Table Mountain part of the tour was well worth it. It was an incredible experience. The Cape Town Half-Day Tour was O.K. but maybe a little too rushed.
What a shame that they don't tell you before you book this trip that there is a chance you won't be able to go up Table Mountain if the cloud comes in. I would have booked a trip once I was there if I'd know and could more accurately predict the weather on the day. We had to make further arrangements later in the week at additional cost and were given a surly response by the tour guide when we shared our disappointment. The Cape Town trip then becomes extended and you visit places that really aren't what we wanted to see like the natural history museum. A waste of time for us really.
The half hour to 40min timing given for Table Mountain is way too short when one has to queue for the cable car ride. Thank you Ordain for giving us close to one hour at Table Mountain! Best to go Table Mountain in the morning as the clouds usually cover it in the afternoon...
Tour guide was truly knowledgeable regarding Capetown history and provided a friendly atmosphere to enjoy the short trip.
Pleasant, knowledgeable guide. However, I did not expect to spend so much time inside (on a good day for weather) the city's main museum. That I could have done myself.
Didn't get to go up the cable car to table mountain due to clouds. The rest of the tour was OK.
Very good tour! Happened to pick a beautiful day to experience every aspect of this tour. Driver was very knowledgeable and courteous.
Enjoyed this trip and the guide was very knowledgable and amusing. However, there was some confusion about the pick-up time and we had to have the hotel call to check that someone was coming to collect us, even though everything was confirmed before we left. Hotel said that they normally received details of final pick-up time from the Agent, but not this time. We were lucky and able to go up Table Mountain, after some queuing. No discounts though, unless you are a South African Senior and then only 1 day per week. Desk staff advised poor visibility, but it was clear when we got to the top, although visibility fluctuated a bit, as did temperature. Felt the City tour was rather cursory, but presumably if the visit to Table Mountain hadn't been possible it would have expanded to fill the available time. Happy we were able to go up the mountain though, as the views were spectacular. Alan
This trip was a complete disaster! The bus that picked us up was not airconditioned in 30deg. heat in. The inclusions it is stated entrance, which considering we are going to Table Mountain one knew to be entrante to Table Mountain. When we got to the lift, we were told we merdes to get into the queue and pay for the lift up from the bus stand to the actual Table Mountain. They claimed that the inclusion meant entrance into the castle! And even that only if they had the time, which was really not clear. We ended up taking the red hop-on hop-off bus all the way down without seeing the top of Table Mountain, as I would not pay for it again.
Interesting trip with the driver of the capable Springbok and efficente
The tour guide (named "Super") was outstanding. He was very informative on the entire history of Cape Town and did his best to get us to Table Mountain after the fog lifted. Outstanding.
Review by Anonymous, September 2011
Doing what: Table Mountain and Cape Town Half-Day Trip
I highly recommend this tour. Our guide "Super" was a 'Super Guide". He provided alot of information and made the tour very personal.
My guide was very knowledgeable on a wide range of topics and displayed a passion and commitment to giving her clients the absolute best experience possible. Well done.
Really enjoyed the tour, only wish the weather was as cooperative as the tour guide.