Guided tour

Cape Town: Half-Day Table Mountain and City Tour

Activity provider: Cullinan Guided Journeys
Guided tour

Cape Town: Half-Day Table Mountain and City Tour

Activity provider: Cullinan Guided Journeys
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From US$ 35.82 per person

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Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Cape Town on a 4-hour sightseeing tour. Explore the city center on a drive around the Malay Quarter, Company Gardens, Castle of Good Hope, Diamond Works, and more.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Complimentary pickup from hotels in central Cape Town. Pickup from hotels outside central Cape Town on request. Please note that the pickup time will vary depending on the location of your hotel. Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.


  • Enjoy panoramic views of Cape Town and its beaches from the top of Table Mountain
  • Learn the story of the Cape Malay settlers
  • Drive to St. George's Cathedral, where Desmond Tutu presides
  • Tour the Diamond Works jewelry manufacturing center
  • Admire the baroque grandeur of Cape Town's City Hall
  • Go to the 17th-century fort of the Castle of Good Hope
Full description
Ascend to the summit of Table Mountain overlooking Cape Town on a half-day tour that also includes a hotel pick-up and exploration of the city’s most historic neighborhoods. Start with a drive through the city center, passing landmarks such as the Castle of Good Hope, built in 1666 by the Dutch East India Company. Admire the baroque grandeur of City Hall and the Grand Parade. Continue along Adderley Street to St. George’s Cathedral, overseen by the Anglican Diocese of Nobel Peace Laureate, Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Pass Company Gardens and the Malay Quarter (also known as “Bo-Kaap”) in the foothills of Table Mountain to see the historic district of the Cape Malays, descendants of slaves brought to Cape Town from Java, Ceylon and other regions of the Far East in the early 18th century. Next, go to Table Mountain via Kloof Nek, and ascend to the top (weather permitting) by revolving cable car (tickets not included). Look for wild flowers and the famous silver tree, before getting a bird’s-eye view of the city and its beaches. On clear days it’s possible to see Cape Point on one side and Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, on the other side. 
  • Return transfers from central Cape Town hotels
  • Cableway ticket to the top of Table Mountain

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The cable car ticket is not included and needs to be purchased separately
  • The tour is operated twice daily in English
  • Dual language German/English commentary is available on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday on the morning tour only
  • Minimum 2 adults are required
  • If there is an extended waiting period for the cable cars, guests will continue with the tour and return to the Lower Cable Way Station. If the waiting period is still in excess of 2 hours, guests can either return to their hotels or wait and arrange their own return transfers
  • Table Mountain Annual maintenance will take place from 24 July 2023 - 6 August 2023 (The Cableway will re-open on the 7th of August 2023. Weather permitting). During this period the tour will stop at Signal Hill instead
Customer reviews

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based on 142 reviews

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We had an early morning trip to Table Mountain but the queues were too long so that was aborted and the tour switched around to do the city first . We then took ourselves to Table mountain in the afternoon to find there were fast track tickets which we would happily have paid for rather than miss the opportunity .

March 28, 2023

I would recommend this tour for those looking to see the beautiful scenic view of Cape Town's dynamic mountains, coast line and flowers. Elaine organized our tour to provide the maximum time on top of the mountain. I would invite my family and friends to book this tour.

March 28, 2023

A lot was packed into four hours. Our guide was very knowledgable but also kept us all smiling. He took care that all his guests were accounted for and enjoying the trip. The time flew by, we could quite happily have spent another couple of hours going around the city.

March 28, 2023

Product ID: 1049