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FERNANDA MARIN P
A good trip, with only 3 people, but a small time in the stops. Unfortunately, Table Mountain was closed the day of my trip, due to the wind. At the end of the trip, the guide took us to a Diamond Shop and that was the place with the most time, about 35 minutes. There was a exposition about diamonds and time for shop, but neither the German couple or me were interested in shopping.
Table Mountain is not always available to go to the top, as we found out, because it is often covered in clouds or too windy to go up by the cable car.
The agent staff came to pick us up very late. While we were waiting for them, we made a call to the company, but no one knew about our reservation.
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.
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.
The trip to table mountain was cancelled due to bad weather and a trip to a very mediocre museum substituted. The part of the tour around Cape Town was also quite poor. The only thing that saved the day was the tour guide, he was very comical and lightened the mood very well. We visited Table Mountain independently 2 days later, it was superb.