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Cape Town: Table Mountain, Robben Island, and Aquarium Tour

1. Cape Town: Table Mountain, Robben Island, and Aquarium Tour

Join a guided tour and visit Cape Town's top attractions, including Table Mountain, Robben Island, the V&A Waterfront, and the Two Oceans Aquarium. Enjoy the convenience of a hotel pickup and travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle. Start your day of exploring Cape Town with an early pickup directly from your accommodation and set out to see the city's most iconic attraction, Table Mountain. Purchase your tickets and hop into one of the cable cars to make your way to the top of the mountain. Spend some time soaking in the breathtaking views of the City of Cape Town, Signal Hill, and Lion's Head. Then, join your guide as you walk to another lookout point and be rewarded with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, Camps Bay, and the Twelve Apostles Mountains. Ride the cable car back down the mountain and head to the V&A Waterfront where you'll board a ferry to Robben Island. Disembark at Murray's Bay Harbor on the east coast of the island and board a bus that will take you to all the historic sites. Get a guided tour of the prison while learning about South Africa's history, the struggle against oppression, and the thousands of freedom fighters who were imprisoned on Robben Island, including former president Nelson Mandela. Return by ferry to the V&A Waterfront and enjoy some free time to do some shopping or grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants (cost not included). End your day with a visit to the Two Oceans Aquarium. Explore the wonders of the ocean up close as you visit the penguin exhibit, shark exhibit, ocean exhibit, and much more. Finally, hop back into your air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy a comfortable ride back to your accommodation.

Two Oceans Aquarium: Skip-the-Line Entrance ticket

2. Two Oceans Aquarium: Skip-the-Line Entrance ticket

With more than 3,000 creatures on show, the Two Oceans Aquarium provides a diverse showcase of Atlantic and Indian Ocean marine life. Explore different underwater species from the Ocean Basket Kelp Forest, which also showcases the unique kelp that is found on Cape Town beaches. Check out what sea life looks like under a microscope, and explore the Indian Ocean. View mesmerising exhibits that features the dazzling colours of its fish, translucent jellies, shy octopuses and Knysna seahorses. Make a point to check out the new I&J Exhibit, a 10-meter long tunnel that gives a peek at a variety of subtropical species. The Two Oceans Aquarium is home to a few species that aren’t found at any other aquarium in the world. Among these are the strange, serpentine hagfish. An eel-like fish, it can produce as much as five litres of slime when it’s scared.It’s an ancient fish that doesn’t have eyes, fins or scales, than can only be viewed in Cape Town!

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4.7 / 5

based on 124 reviews

It was an amazing and complete day! Not only did we have beautiful views of Table Mountain, but the stories on Robben Island were very impressive and interesting. But also the sea aquarium was very nice and nice to recover in between with a delicious lunch. But not to forget, this day was also made unforgettable by our guide Samora! What a nice and fun man, who as the only guide of all the tours we did, was willing to pick us up at our boutique hotel in Bloubergstrand. And communication with him was also super!

Date of tour: 9 Jan 2023 It was a great way to get a lot done in one day with the guide. It was a full day from 08.00 to 18.30. The tickets need to be purchased at each of the attractions. The tickets for Robben Island were bought on-line. Tickets for Table Mountain and Aquarium were bought at the venue, however there were no queues, so it went quickly.

Samora was kind, knowledgeable, and helpful. I enjoyed seeing Cape Town and hearing its history from a lifelong resident. I would definitely book with Samora again in the future.

Samora was the perfect guide We had a fabulous day,and nothing was too much trouble for him 5*

Robben Island and Tanle Mountain excellent. Aquarium was also very good, but quite quick.