With its majestic backdrop of Table Mountain, spectacular coastline and harbour, Cape Town is quite rightly regarded as one of the worlds most beautiful, vibrant and interesting cities. Cape Town boasts beautiful beaches and botanical gardens, as well as the impressive Table Mountain right in the heart of the city. The restaurants and wine are world class, and so is the shopping. Cape Town is also one of the most culturally diverse cities in Africa. No matter what your age, Cape Town offers an array of exceptional attractions and activities to enjoy – from leisurely pursuits to fast-paced adventures.
With so much to see and do, the experts at Bench have compiled a list of our Top 4 Cape Town sightseeing tours to help you make the most of your stay!
City and Table Mountain tour
This tour provides a geographical & cultural orientation showing you Cape Town from its historical beginnings to the dazzling modern shopping malls of the Waterfront. The tour includes: Table Mountain by cable car (weather permitting and excludes cable car fare), City Centre, Castle of Good Hope, South African Museum, The Company Gardens, Bo Kaap Traditional Malay Quarter and the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
Full day Cape Point Peninsula tour
This tour is an unforgettable journey to the wonderful meeting place of the two great oceans, breathtaking scenic beauty contrasts with the harsh rugged conditions of the most south-westerly edge of the African Continent. The tour includes: Clifton beaches, Hout Bay & Mariners’ Wharf, Boat ride to view seals (optional), Chapmans Peak Drive, Cape Point & Nature Reserve, Penguin colony at the Boulders (optional), Historic Simons Town, and either Groot Constantia Wine Estate OR Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
Full day Winelands tour
Travel through the spectacular mountain scenery and lush fertile valleys of the Cape. Taste a mixture of fascinating history and allow yourself to indulge in the pleasures of the renowned Cape Winelands. The tour includes: Historical Wine Estates, Historic Stellenbosch, Franschhoek Valley, Huguenot Memorial and Paarl. Two wine tasting sessions (4-5 wines per session) are included in our full day wine tour, and clients are given the opportunity to partake in a tour of a wine cellar to view the winemaking process.
Full day Township & Robben Island tour
This tour endeavours to identify and understand the culture of the New South Africa. Visit examples of “black” and “coloured” townships, focusing on development issues of education, healthcare and housing. In Langa you visit the Chris Hani Community School as well as the Tsoga Environmental Centre where local community guides take you on a walking tour. You then return to the city for lunch at the Waterfront before departing on the ferry to Robben Island where ex-prisoners become your tour guides. You are taken on a walking and driving tour of this political prison where Nelson Mandela was jailed for 19 years.