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Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Cape Town Private Tour

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  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


A good choice for first-time visitors or travelers who are short on time, this tour takes you to several significant Cape Town sites and landmarks. Take a walking tour of District Six, learn about the city’s troubled past, and visit some of the everyday places residents go like the Company's Gardens, Greenmarket Square, and the V&A Waterfront.
  • Half-day tour of Cape Town highlights
  • Private tour—only your group participates
  • Local guide
  • Good choice for first time visitors

What's Included

  • Private Tour
  • Local Guide
  • 1 local drink/tasting
  • Tickets for Castle of Good Hope included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Extra food and drinks

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Truth Coffee Roasting
    36 Buitenkant St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa

    Meet in front of Truth Coffee Roasting with your host.

Return Details

  • V&A Waterfront
    19 Dock Rd, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

    Finish the tour by a very picturesque waterfront, your host can show you the seals, where to shop or where to get some delicious food and drinks from

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Private tour: only you & your local guide
  • Most travelers can participate
  • CO2 Neutral: all tours carbon emissions are offset
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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 Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Cape Town Private Tour?

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

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Cape Town Private Tour?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Cape Town Private Tour?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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Traveler Tips

Well worth stepping away from the usual touristy stuff to immerse yourself in the real bustling city with all it's diversity.
The only advice I will give is not have the tour on a Sunday because the tastings offered won’t be available.
He deserves some pay raise from the company if that is possible!!
64 reviews
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Luca_T, Jul 2022
Sebastian is an excellent and very professional guide, very kind person. We suggest the tour with him
Best tour you can do in Cape Town
Mike_v, Jul 2022
This tour was the highlight of our stay in Cape Town. Sebastian is a great tourguide and the tour gave us the complete overview about the city. We have seen some hidden gems and Sebastian told us a lot about the history and the current live. With his personal stories and views, it has been a fantastic afternoon while our relaxing walk through the different areas of downtown Cape Town. Can highly recommend this tour for everyone - even for people they don´t like walking tours. By the way: we always felt safe and we are now experienced for crossing the streets.
Great Guide, Very informative!
mpr678, Mar 2022
Rushdi was a great tour guide. He was very communicative and helpful prior to the tour. The tour was very informative and casual. Rushdi was patient with all the questions and knows a lot about his City. I would highly recommend this tour and Rushdi to anyone looking for a relaxed guide and knowledgeable tour of Cape Town. Was a very enjoyable few hours in the City.
Very informative. So many places to see. But fix the website to say that this tour is a waking tour. Then it won’t su
Marilyn_P, Jul 2021
No particular part. Subastion was a wonderful guide. He went out of his way to make our experience great despite so many closures from Covid 19. We got in lots of exercise😀. He deserves some pay raise from the company if that is possible!!!
Great trip, worth the investment and time
Ralph_G, Mar 2020
Sebastian was a great guide — engaging, insightful and very accommodating. We learned a lot about Cape Town’s sites and history. He also gave us inputs for the rest of our trip. The only advice I will give is not have the tour on a Sunday because the tastings offered won’t be available. Instead, we had a good cup of coffee instead. Thanks, Sebastian!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Excellent highlights and hidden gems of Cape Town
Jose_O, Feb 2020
I would recommend this tour, Rusdhi is very passionate about his country and his hometown (Cape Town), and he made our tour a very pleasant and informative visit. We got to go to Table Mountain, Signal Hill, the beach, downtown, etc areas that we were not even expecting to see. I will recommend Rusdhi any time. Thanks for all your help
Got an impressive picture of the gorgeous city
leeyikki, Feb 2020
I only had a spare day in Cape Town in January 2020 and decided to join this tour to get a picture of the city. Nathan (Stopford) was the guide cum driver. It was such an impressive tour! We have indeed visited a lot of places in just several hours - how fruitful the tour was! Not only we went to the landmarks in the city centre such as City Hall, Castle of Good Hope, District Six, Bo-kaap, V&A, etc., Nathan also went for an extra mile to drive me (supposed it is a walking tour) to some scenic spots to view Table Mountain, as well as to the West Coast for a relaxing coffee time in a beautiful seaside backdrop. We went to the Old Biscuit Mill too and interacted with the staff of the prominent Test Kitchen. Of course, it was not the intention to deep-dive into each spot in just a few hours, but the tour indeed offered a comprehensive and wonderful picture of the lively city. Love this much!
Great city tour
Lydia_B, Nov 2019
The city tour we booked with Withlocals was well organized and informative. We got an great overview about the big city with visiting of diffent parts and their history and things to do and see. Rushdi is a nice guy who tried to get closer his city to us in an informative and humous way.
Guide is a liar and Viator did nothing to consider my complaints
Please be cautious when booking this excursion as the guide is a liar that castle entrance is not included but in the excursion details, it is mentioned included. Also, when asking for refund for the castle entrance not visited because of guide, Viator does not care and never came back to me. Viator just don't care for its customers. Booking is at your own risk.
Our favorite tour in Cape Town
HeatherFlorida, Aug 2019
This was actually our favorite tour. Dieter, our tour guide was amazing and very versatile. He showed us spots around the city that we would have never found by ourselves and weren't in the tour guides. He was patient and let us set the pace as we tend to not like to be rushed if we find things that interested us. He took group photos which he later emailed to us (nice bonus!). Well worth stepping away from the usual touristy stuff to immerse yourself in the real bustling city with all it's diversity. Many thanks, so memorable!
CT ganz persönlich und zu Fuss
Bernd_N, May 2022
Herzlichen Dank, liebe Parinita, für einen wunderbaren Spaziergang durch Old CT, um die Wurzeln dieser Stadt und dieses Landes zu zeigen. Es waren 3h angefüllt mit viel Historie, kulinarischen Eindrücken und Informationen zu CT von heute! Dankeschön für einen sympathischen und schönen Einblick in Dein Cape Town!
Excelente visita de la ciudad con Rushdi
Hugo F, Aug 2019
Fue una mañana excepcional la que pasamos con Rushdi, visitar la ciudad con un local que ha vivido en persona todos los acontecimientos de las ultimas décadas es toda una experiencia. Su trato y la forma de explicárnoslo todo fue maravilloso. Totalmente recomendable para el que quiera acercarse de una forma mas auténtica y tener una pincelada genuina de Cape Town.


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