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Because of the bad weather in july, the cableway was closed :-( The city tour was ok. Capetown is a beatiful green city.
It was excellent to spend a half day to have an idea of the capetown city. Though we could not go on the cable car, it was fabulous to see the mountain from the signal hill. We went to the capetown peninsular tour the day before the day we went for this tour. Tourist who are in short of time to join the peninsular tour, this is a good option.
The tour was nice. Our tour guide, Rich was quite knowledgeable and really friendly. We got a little bit of history of Cape Town and some of the back roads. We did not get to Table Mountain though as it was quite cloudy. It's sort of a crap shoot trying to get access. But I'm told the view is amazing once you do. Cheers!
Tour was just OK. Weather was bad, so didn't go to table mountain; the lift was closed. Went to Signal hill for the noon canon firing ceremony, which was good. The rest of the tour (perhaps "fill in" because table mountain was closed) duplicated the route of the red and blue hop-on trolly. I'd suggest do the blue trolly line for sightseeing and make your way to table mountain cable ride on your own - either taxi or red hop-on.
Table mountain part of trip need reworking. Unless you pre book gondola ride you wait 15 - 30 minutes in ticket line followed by 15 minute wait to board gondola up and down resulting in 15 minutes max time on the mountain.
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.
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.
Table Mountain was wonderful! The weather was amazing. But the tour guide was not really good. Mobile phone was constantly ringing, guy was trying to answer mobile, drive a bus and meanwhile was giving us some information. We spent a lot of time in castle, checking the uniform of soldiers, while the time for Table Mountain was only 1 hour, inclusive of long queue to the ticket office. Taking into consideration great weather I'd better spend 2-3 hours on the top of mountain instead... As a conclusion I'd better recommend Hop on - Hop off bus + Table Mountain
I regret that the cable car activity was not included although we were promised to have been included as part of the activities of the tour.
Where do we begin...We are still traumatized because there was no alternative to actually seeing table mountain. Very disappointed due to the lack of options. 0
We are not satisfied with this trip. We have spent too much time queing to reach Table Montain. We do not understand why the agency had not booked the tickets in advance to gain time. As a result, the visit of the city was very short. It is not whorthwile loosing your money. Do it by yourself. Only one good thing, the guide was OK.
It would have been good if we'd been told to pre purchase our tickets for the cable car. As it was, we stood in line for about an hour and a half and only had 20 minutes at the top.
Also, we didn't want to go to a jewellery outlet, but we would have enjoyed seeing more of the city.
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.
Tour states Table top mountain, imagine my surprise when the guid picked me up and said we do not do the table top because there is no time? I questioned him and he said the tour does not include it, end of story.
The guide was good but tour a bit slow, only 4 guests but last pick up after 9, long tome looking at beach and a slow walk thru a garden. Within the framework the tour was fine except I took the tour to do tabletop?!
Could start earlier, skip ridiculous tour (????) of diamond store (please no one wants to do that) or just say in description there is no cable car upto tabletop.
As it turned out the cable was closed that day, BUT the guide told me it was not included before he knew it was closed, it was simply not part of the tour. I would not have signed up if there was no chance to do the table mountain! Are there not regulations against false advertising? Ethics?
The guy was late for a meeting 26 minutes we had to take even one person from another hotel but he was not as patient as we are. Our patience ended when the guy drove us up the mountain Table left there. He was waiting for us as we explore the other attractions but our optimistic unreasonable. Left under the mountain caught HOP-on Hop-of and returned to the hotel.
VERY, VERY NOT RECOMMEND - UNLESS YOU LIKE PROBLEMS !!!
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.