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Table Mountain and Cape Town Half-Day Trip

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

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
  • 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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Hotel pickup and drop off
Local guide
Food and drinks
Entrance fees for the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
Please note: it’s recommended that you pre-buy your Table Mountain cable way tickets online, prior to the commencement of the tour, in order to avoid potential queues at the cable way station on the day of the tour

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Should your hotel not be listed, please contact us 72 hours prior so we can confirm if we can collect you from your hotel / lodge.

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
8am English / German Guide
11/1/2019 - 10/31/2020
Tuesday:07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Thursday:07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Saturday:07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Sunday:07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
11/1/2020 - 10/31/2021
Tuesday:07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Thursday:07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Saturday:07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Sunday:07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
8am including English Guide
11/1/2019 - 10/31/2020
Monday:07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Wednesday:07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Friday:07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
11/1/2020 - 10/31/2021
Monday:07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Wednesday:07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Friday:07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
1.30pm including English Guide
11/1/2019 - 10/31/2020
Monday - Sunday:01:15 PM - 02:15 PM
11/1/2020 - 10/31/2021
Monday - Sunday:01:15 PM - 02:15 PM
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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
A flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Castle of Good Hope
The Castle of Good Hope known locally as the Castle or Cape Town Castle is a bastion fort built in the 17th century in Cape Town. (Time permitting)
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Bo-kaap
Malay Quarter [also known as the Bo-Kaap] which means "Above Cape" because of its location up against the slopes of Table Mountain. In the early 18th century, thousands of slaves from Java, Ceylon and other Far Eastern regions were brought to Cape Town. After slavery was abolished, their descendants, known as the Cape Malay’s, settled here.
Stop At:  
The Diamond Works
Join a sparkling tour, witness the art of diamond cutting and the careful craftsmanship of jewellery manufacturing by skilled experts. Discover the history of the Diamond and Gold Trade in South Africa.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum 2 guests for afternoon tour
  • Please note: it’s recommended that you pre-buy your Table Mountain cable way tickets online, prior to the commencement of the tour, in order to avoid potential queues at the cable way station on the day of the tour
  • After purchasing this tour, please buy your cableway ticket
  • Please note: The Table Mountain Cableway will be closed for its annual maintenance from Tuesday 07 July 2020 – Sunday 26 July 2020 (inc.). During this period, the tour will include a stop on Signal Hill instead at no extra cost, drive past the Parliament Buildings, City hall, Slave Lodge & Company Gardens.
  • Please note: tour operates half in English and half in German on the following days: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday , in the morning tour only.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • if the waiting period at the lower cable way station is in excess of 2 hours or more over the Peak Season (Oct - Jan), the tour will start with a City Orientation tour after which the guide will suggest to either drop guests off at the Lower cable way station and guests can then proceed up the mountain, alternatively guests will be dropped off back at there hotel.
  • Should guests decide to be dropped off at the Lower cable way station, guests would then need to make own way back to there hotel.
  • Due to Corona Virus Table Mountain has taken the decision to close as from 18th March 2020 until after the Easter Week End.
  • Guests will be contacted the day prior with collection time.
  • Should we receive a booking with no pick up and drop details, guests are requested to contact the office, 48 hours prior to tour departure date. failure to provide us with pick up and drop off details, will result guest not receiving a pick up time and missing the tour and no refund will be provided.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Cullinan Guided Journeys strictly follow the SA Government approved TBCSA Health and Safety COVID-19 Protocols. Should guests present COVID-19 symptoms, COVID testing and quarantine will be at their own cost. We recommend that you ensure that your guests take adequate personal travel insurance cover before departure from home.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Cullinan Guided Journeys

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Table Mountain and Cape Town Half-Day Trip?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Table Mountain and Cape Town Half-Day Trip.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Table Mountain and Cape Town Half-Day Trip?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Table Mountain and Cape Town Half-Day Trip.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Table Mountain and Cape Town Half-Day Trip?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Table Mountain and Cape Town Half-Day Trip.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Table Mountain and Cape Town Half-Day Trip?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Table Mountain and Cape Town Half-Day Trip.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Table Mountain and Cape Town Half-Day Trip?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Table Mountain and Cape Town Half-Day Trip.

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Traveler Tips


  • "The view is must a see and you will see a beautiful view of Cape Town as long as the weather is good." See review
  • "Good tour, informative and pleasant guide, table mountain has gorgeous views..highly recommended" See review
  • "For businessman in short trip to Cape Town perfect how to leverage 1 day sightseeing time available." See review

Reviews

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star-5
A taste of Cape Town
SATISH_P
, Mar 2020
The tour was well designed. Our guide was very knowledgeable and experienced. He ensured we got to see all the important points on the tour
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Good Afternoon Thank you for taking the time and providing us with your feedback. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your tour with us.
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star-5
Fantastic views
Tahir_M
, Feb 2020
Good pick up and drop off from hotel . Best to go early as we did because when we came down the lift the cable car queues had grown to 2 hours!. Once up there superb views
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Good Morning Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your excursion with us.
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star-5
AN ABSOLUTE MUST
Maps797414
, May 2019
This trip is an absolute must. The sights are amazing and the views from the cable car and the top of Table Mountain are absolutely spectacular. Be sure to pre-book your tickets as waiting times can be long. Highly recommended.
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star-2
Waste of time with gem, store...
Gabrielle A
, Aug 2018
Waste of time with gem, store mandatory visit and very odd natural history museum basically just got a lift to table mountain but then had to get a taxi back would not recommend
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star-5
Fantastic tour, left table mountain...
gemmab6
, Mar 2018
Fantastic tour, left table mountain until last, the tour guide was waiting for the clouds to clear! Perfect, also meant we could spend as much time as we wanted on the mountain as lo as we made our own way back to the hotel! Awesome way of doing it! Great introduction to the city as well.
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star-5
Good tour, informative and pleasant...
aakashahujajr
, Mar 2018
Good tour, informative and pleasant guide... table mountain has gorgeous views..highly recommended
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star-3
Feel we could have done just as well...
Rosemary M
, Mar 2018
Feel we could have done just as well if we had gone on our own. Found the guide quite irritating as she kept repeating the same thing over and over . Also as it was half day it was very rushed.
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star-5
The tour was great and our guide Andrea...
James W
, Mar 2018
The tour was great and our guide Andrea was fantastic. Highly recommended
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Timely pick up, tour guide was...
Lazarous M
, Mar 2018
Timely pick up, tour guide was excellent - blending his narrative with the history of South Africa to understand the physical environment, landscape, architectural structures, people and events. Table mountain was an awesome experience - close to the clouds!
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This tour is not worth the money...
mazkosma2011
, Mar 2018
This tour is not worth the money. After the driver picked up from hotel, the Cape Town tour consist of driving from hotel to the Table Mountain. Since there is a long wait closed to 1.5 hrs o take the cable car up the mountain and then you stay on top of the mountain for another hour, there is no time left for the city tour itself. It is better to buy the hop on and off bus ticket and use this bus go to the Table mountain Instead.
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