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See the best of Cape Town including a trip to the top of Table Mountain and a minibus tour of the city’s highlights during this half-day tour. Survey the city from Table Mountain, ride the cable car back down (own expense), and then see Cape Town’s main sights from your minibus. See places such as the Diamond Works and the Malay Quarter on Signal Hill.


  • Enjoy this superb views of Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain
  • Enjoy panoramic sights over the city from the top of Table Mountain
  • Visit Cape Town’s Malay Quarter and learn about the neighborhood’s fascinating history
  • Check out the Castle of Good Hope and Milnerton Lighthouse
  • Tour the Cape Town Diamond Works and see South African jewelry at its finest

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What You Can Expect

Table Mountain and Cape Town Half-Day Trip

Picturesque Cape Town sits at the base of Table Mountain

Meet your minibus outside your Cape Town city center hotel and drive straight to the base of Table Mountain. Ride the cable car (own expense) to the top of the mountain, and then enjoy some free time on the mountain top to take in the views of the city below, of Robben Island in the distance and of the mountains that extend inland.

Descend from Table Mountain via the round-trip ticket you purchased for the cable car, and meet your guide to begin your tour of Cape Town’s highlights. Climb into a comfortable air-conditioned minibus and drive past main sights as well as some less-well-known places in the historic city. Visit the colorful Bo-Kaap neighborhood on Signal Hill (also called the Malay Quarter) and hear stories about the Cape Malay slaves of the 16th and 17th centuries, as well as their descendants who built this district.

If time permits, pay a visit to the Castle of Good Hope - one of the oldest buildings in the whole country of South Africa - to follow your guide into its dungeons. Visit the Milnerton Lighthouse, the light that brings ships safely into Table Bay, and finish your tour with a stop at Diamond Works to tour the factory and hear about South African jewelry. At the end of the tour, you’ll be transported back to your Cape Town hotel.

Customer Reviews

ann l

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

collected on time from hotel, very well organised, your representative Elaine? was very
entertaining and made the trip fun and informative

Donald A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great guide, very informative, and just plain fun. Unfortunately, Table Mountain was covered in fog and the cable car was not operating but we did get to go to another park with a great view over the city. A really good introduction to Cape Town.

Laura F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Amazing Trip!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Nice tour with very few people. It seemed as if we were travelling in our own car. The lady guide was very friendly and had a lot of patience with us. Cheap Price too. Thanks a lot.

Anita N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Good trip with lots of time at the top and a beautiful day.

Roslyn B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Elaine and Rodney were the perfect guide and driver for our trip. Their ability to make us feel welcome, their expert knowledge and comments and sense of fun was awesome. Elaine was able to keep us altogether and on time to enjoy her beautiful city.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This was a half day tour and did not fall short of any of our expectations. The tour guide was awesome and was able to give a lot of history regarding the places we visit. Table mountain is a must and unless you are planning to hike the amount of time spent on the mountain is more than enough. Town tour, castle, and diamond factory was exciting.

Lynn K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We found this trip to be very informative and really covered all areas of Cape Town No need for Hop on Hop Off bus tour after this Table Mountain itself offered fantastic views over the area and loved seeing the clouds roll in Loved the coloured houses in Malay Quarter and Camps Bay a must visit Well done for this great tour

Rosalie M United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Rodney was our guide and what a wonderful interesting man he was. The cable was not operating for us on the day however he made sure that we went up to signal hill in time for the noon day gun and took us to the castle and gave us a personal tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A must tour if you are in Cape Town. Viator connects you to the best local tour operator whose vehicles are immaculate and guides have indepth knowledge.
I have been using Viator since 2010 and never been disappointed.

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