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Cape Town: Table Mountain, Penguins & Cape Point Shared Tour

1. Cape Town: Table Mountain, Penguins & Cape Point Shared Tour

Start your full-day tour at the Bo Kaap (Cape Malay Quarters) with its colorful houses, before heading to the Table Mountain cable car station. Take the cable car to the top for unforgettable views. Drive along the Atlantic coast, stopping at Maiden's Cove for photos with the backdrop of the 12 Apostles mountain range. Enjoy the views from Chapman's Peak Drive, one of the world's most scenic routes. Visit Boulders Penguins Colony in Simon Town before reaching the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Enjoy a guided tour at this very popular landmark. Travel to Cape Point, where you can hike to the top of the lighthouse or take the Flying Dutchman funicular to the top.

Cape Town: Half-Day City Tour

2. Cape Town: Half-Day City Tour

Discover the best that Capetown has to offer on this half-day tour. Start your adventure with a stop to the famous Table Mountain for a circular walk. Continue to Signal Hill for incredible views and perfect photos. Continue on to Camps Bay and stop at Maiden’s Cove for more breathtaking views. Head through Clifton, Bantry Bay, Seapoint, the V&A Waterfront, and Cape Town city center. Pass by the Cape Town Convention Centre, drive along Heerengracht Street, passing the Cape Town railway station and stop at the Castle of Good Hope. End your visit with a stop at the Noon Gun museum and Cape Town Diamond Museum.

Table Mountain Hike with Local Tour Guide

3. Table Mountain Hike with Local Tour Guide

Get back to nature and marvel at the flora and fauna of Table Mountain on a half-day hike with a qualified mountain guide. Trek at your own pace and in complete safety as you learn the cultural history of Cape Town and its natural surroundings. India Venster Half-Day Hike: Get breathtaking views of the city and rock formations of the west coast, and look across at Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. The hike will take 3-4 hours to reach the top. Platteklip Gorge Half-Day Hike: Hike one of the most popular paths for stunning views of Lions Head, Signal hill, Devils Peak, Robben Island and more. It is a strenuous, but safe, hike that takes 2 to 3 hours to reach the top. Lions Head Half-Day Hike: Join this great walk for families to get panoramic views from 670 meters above sea level. Look down as the stunning beaches of Camps Bay and Sea Point. Take the adventurous path using staples and chains or the easier route if you prefer.

Cape Town: Private Robben Island, Table Mountain & City Tour

4. Cape Town: Private Robben Island, Table Mountain & City Tour

Begin your journey of Cape Town with a hotel pick up, where you will be greeted by your guide who will take care of you throughout the day.  Head straight to the ferry dock to catch your boat to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison during the Apartheid era. Visit the former prison on a guided tour, hearing stories of the famous island's past. Next, head back across the water to the Victoria and Alfred waterfront, where your guide will take you on a historical tour of Cape Town. See a number of iconic monuments and sights, including the Parliament buildings, the Company's Garden, the Slave Auction Tree, the Apartheid Museum in District Six, the Slave Museum, the Castle — which is the oldest building in South Africa, built between 1666-1679. The last stop on your South African excursion is a visit to Table Mountain. Hop on the cable car and make your way to the top of Cape Town for unparalleled views of the sprawling city and the ocean.

Cape Town: Half-Day City Tour

5. Cape Town: Half-Day City Tour

Cape Town, the Mother City, is a beautiful place steeped with history. This half-day tour will take you to all of the major points of interest and landmarks you need to see for your visit to be complete. The tour will be led by a registered guide who is an expert on all things Cape Town. You will visit all the major sights in the city, including the South African Museum and beautiful Company Gardens. See the Parliament buildings, City Hall, and the Castle of Good Hope. Before you reach the colorful streets of Bo-Kaap, the smells of Malay curry will be wafting your way. You will also visit the Green Market Square, Signal Hill, Camps Bay, and Clifton. If you are interested you will have the unique opportunity to be taken on a short diamond factory tour. At the end, choose from 2 options. You may opt for a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain (weather permitting). Otherwise, choose a trip up to Table View, for the postcard view of Table Mountain.

Cape Town: Table Mountain Hike via India Venster

6. Cape Town: Table Mountain Hike via India Venster

After meeting your guide at the bottom of the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, your scenic hike carves a route up to the summit of Table Mountain. Scrambling up the steep slopes, you’ll use your hands to ascend steep rock steps between numerous photo opportunities and picnic spots along the way. As you ascend the mountain at a slow-and-steady pace, gaze out over the unparalleled views of Cape Town and the surrounding hills that spill towards the sea. After a 4-hour climb to the top, you’ll have the opportunity to relax and marvel at the panoramic views. Finally, you'll hike back down to the meeting point via Platteklip Gorge, or via a number of other routes that can be discussed with your guide based on the group's experience and ability.

Cape Town: Table Mountain Half–Day India Venster Hike

7. Cape Town: Table Mountain Half–Day India Venster Hike

This half day hike begins next to the Lower Cable Station. The trail ascends to the contour path directly behind the cable station. It is recommended that only the fit and more adventurous do this hike.  The hike, involves a lot of rock scrambling and rocky high ledges. In return you get the most incredible views of Cape Town. Definitely the most scenic way up to the cable station and you will have a sense of great achievement.  Climb directly below the upper cable station through a maze of rocks, ledges and outcrops. Your guide will point out historical and natural landmarks as you navigate your way to the top.  While you are ascending and when you are at the summit your guide will point out features of interest and places to get that perfect Instagram shot. Look for local bird and flower species, the common rock "dassie" or southern rock agama bobbing up and down on warm sunny rocks.  Take breaks breath the fresh air and gorgeous views with cliff faces towering over you. Welcome encouragement from fellow hikers and locals cheering you to the summit.  Once at the top you can enjoy the relief of a flat surface to explore. .This is the only mountain peak in Cape Town where you can enjoy a coffee, beer or bite to eat in a summit cafe.  It is recommended you catch the cable car down in order to make the most of the rest of your day. 

Table Mountain: Platteklip Gorge Hike

8. Table Mountain: Platteklip Gorge Hike

Get back to nature on a challenging hike through the Platteklip Gorge, and be rewarded by spectacular views of Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain. Following pickup from your accommodation, you will be taken to the start of the hike. The Platteklip Gorge hike takes about 1.5 to 3 hours, depending on the group's level of fitness. Hike with an experienced guide who will point out landmarks such as Lion's Head and the flat-topped Signal Hill, known for the Noon Gun salute by the South African Navy. Take in panoramic views of Devil's Peak, and see Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was kept in a maximum-security prison for 18 years. Travel back down on the Table Mountain Cableway to complete your experience.

Cape Town: Lion's Head Sunset Guided Hike in French

9. Cape Town: Lion's Head Sunset Guided Hike in French

Your Lion's Head trail experience takes place on a gravel track, taking you through spectacular groves of silver leaf trees. Follow a path that reveals ever-changing views as it spirals around Lion's Head. The breath-taking vista of the Atlantic coastline and the magnificent apostles of Table Mountain will soon come into view. Soon the gravel track narrows to a path, from where you will pass the first paragliding launch pad. Continue along the stepped path with views of Camps Bay Beach and Clifton beaches. Hike for another 30 minutes and reach a split. Continue with views of Seapoint to your left, and after 10 minutes, be rewarded with a wonderful viewpoint. See the city of Cape Town sprawled beneath you and the front of the Table Mountain rearing up high above. Then, move upwards to the first ladder, before traversing left along a shelf with a chain handrail. Continue on the path until you reach a fork. Choose where to go from here. Veer left to circumnavigate 2 rock pitches or turn right and climb the rock pitches. If you are not into vertical rock steps, simply continue left and carry on the path past huge stone pine trees to gain the crest of the southeast ridge. Follow the trail and a ladder to the 669-meter summit.

Cape Town: Platteklip Gorge Hike and Cable Car Descent

10. Cape Town: Platteklip Gorge Hike and Cable Car Descent

Meet your friendly guide near the steps to the lower cable station at Table Mountain. After a brief introduction and the signing of your waiver form, it’s time for the adventure to begin. Ascend the mountain via Platteklip Gorge, via a scenic and well-maintained path that is perfect for beginners. Reach the summit and enjoy a well-deserved rest as you soak up the sprawling views of the city and beyond. Stroll around, take photos, and feel immersed in the beauty of nature. Once you’re finished at the top, purchase your tickets for the cable car and enjoy the relaxing ride back down to the starting point.

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What people are saying about Table Mountain

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 48 reviews

Very memorable experience. stunningly beautiful views. The chapman peak drive was so fascinating and our tour guide Tresor was very knowledgeable, engaging and helpful. Tresor helped us with photography and made sure we were always comfortable. this is my third time on the tour but this one was extra special. Worth every penny. I enjoyed the experience.

What an experience! Our guide was so knowledgeable and engaging, he talked to us the whole time about the history of the places we visited and their significance in South Africa. The tour really made us feel as if we really knew Cape Town by the end. Highly highly recommend! Thank you Ahmaud (our guide) for an awesome time.

Had a fantastic time today with Tresor as our guide - would definitely recommend this tour, especially if you aren’t staying in Cape Town for long!

It was great, unfortunately we couldn't go for the table mountain because of the weather. The tour guide was great and friendly.

We had the best tour guide who informed us all the way