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Cape Town: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Cruise

Cape Town: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Cruise

One of South Africa’s most popular destinations, Cape Town is considered one of the world’s most beautiful cities. See landmarks such as Table Mountain, Camps Bay, and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. Choose from 3 exciting tour routes. There are 2 ticket options available. If you opt for a 1-day ticket it allows you to experience all routes - Red, Blue and Purple Routes. The 2-day ticket allows you to take advantage of all routes - Red, Blue and Purple Routes for 2 consecutive days.  The 2-day ticket also includes a walking tour, a harbour cruise, and a sunset bus tour. Discover Cape Town on a narrated tour with daily departures. You may join the tour from any of the stops on the route: - V&A Waterfront (Tour office outside the 2 Oceans Aquarium) - Zeitz Mocaa Museum at the Clock Tower (Also Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island) - Cape Town Convention Centre - Downtown Tour office at 81 Long Street - Lower Cableway Station - Camps Bay Beachfront - Queens Road Stop (Cnr Alexander Road) - Beach Road, cnr St John's Road (Walk from here to Winchester stop along Promenade) - Beach Road opposite Winchester Mansions Hotel - Green Point Lighthouse - Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens - Constantia Nek (Wine Bus Tour change point) - World of Birds Park in Hout Bay - Imizamo Yethu Township (walking tour) - Mariner’s Wharf at Hout Bay Harbor Visit Constantia Valley – the oldest wine making region in South Africa. - Groot Constantia Estate (oldest commercial wine estate) - Eagles’ Nest (boutique winery)  - Beau Constantia (great wine and amazing views)

Half-Day Tour Through Cape Town's Townships

Half-Day Tour Through Cape Town's Townships

Imagine yourself as a guest strolling the streets of Cape Town's Townships, with your own personal guide leading you through the homes, schools and gardens of the vibrant Townships of South Africa. With your personal guide, Camissa, you will become a part of the community. Our half-day tour begins with an insightful visit to District Six. This former inner-city residential area is best known for its forceful removal of over 60,000 inhabitants during the 1970s Apartheid regime. Since 2003, however, a new life has been breathed into the community by former president Nelson Mandela, and you will see the benefits of this work today. During our stay in District Six, we will glimpse life in an up-close and intimate way, and Camissa's knowledge will further your pleasure. Comfortably drive on to Langa, the oldest of the Townships in Cape Town. Here we have the chance to meet the residents. With each new encounter, the experience comes to more and more to life! Drive through Bonteheuwel -- a township spawned from the residents of District Six, who were classified as “coloured.” After our stay, we depart to Gugulethu, home to some 300,000 residents today. The name derives from "igugu lethu", which translates in Xhosa as 'our pride.' You will soon discover why this Pride has helped South Africa transform out of its dark days to the vibrant communities you have witnessed during your day. The day culminates with the chance to visit Creche, with the Gugulethu Seven Memorial and Amy Bichel Memorial. The first of these works was built to commemorate the death of seven youths fighting against Apartheid. However, you will soon discover its magic, as the light shines through the empty space, bringing all those who died back to life in a powerful way. We end our day with a pleasant drive back to your hotel.

Cape Town: Robben Island Ferry Ticket and Townships Tour

Cape Town: Robben Island Ferry Ticket and Townships Tour

Discover some of Cape Town's most famous townships on a guided tour in an air-conditioned minivan. Visit District Six, take a walking tour in Langa, and learn about Bonteheuwel as you drive through it. After, explore Robben Island on your own with an included ferry ticket. Explore District Six, where 60,000 inhabitants were forcibly removed during the 1970s by the apartheid regime. Drive to Langa and learn the history of the oldest township at sites like the Old Pass Office and the monument to Robert Sobukwe. Learn about life during apartheid on a walking tour of the hostels and shacks. Visit a shebeen (pub), try some homemade beer, and see a traditional healer in action Then, drive through the Bonteheuwel township, reserved for the "colored" community during the days of apartheid. Hear about the division of people and its impact on the communities today. See the Gugulethu 7 Memorial to the members of an anti-apartheid group killed by the South African Police in 1986, and the memorial to the American student Amy Biehl, murdered by PAC supporters in 1993. Afterward, get dropped off at the V&A Waterfront to take your ferry to Robben Island.

Township and Robben Island Combination Tour

Township and Robben Island Combination Tour

Discover some of the most notable townships of Cape Town, learning about the struggle against Apartheid. Then visit the infamous Robben Island to see where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for much of his 27-year incarceration. Start the tour at the historical site of District Six, where inhabitants were forcibly removed according to the Group Areas Act of 1950 during the Apartheid era. From there move on to Langa, the oldest township in Cape Town. Travel to Bonteheuwel, a township developed from the forcibly removed District Six residents classified as colored. Learn about the rules in these townships and how they affected everyday life. Make your way to Gugulethu, home to more than 300,000 residents. Here your guide will explain how this township has developed after the fall of Apartheid. Break for lunch at the V&A Waterfront, one of the top tourist destinations in Cape Town with breathtaking views of Table Mountain. After lunch, hop on the ferry to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 18 of his 27 prison years. Here you take a guided tour of the infamous maximum-s.ecurity prison and see Nelson Mandela's cell. After exploring the island you will be taken back to the V&A Waterfront by ferry, where the tour ends

Cape Town: 3 to 4-Hour Township Tour

Cape Town: 3 to 4-Hour Township Tour

Explore District Six, where 60,000 inhabitants were forcibly removed during the 1970s by the apartheid regime. Drive to Langa and learn the history of the oldest township at sites like the Old Pass Office and the monument to Robert Sobukwe. Learn about life during apartheid on a walking tour of the hostels and shacks. Visit a shebeen (pub) and try some homemade beer.  See a traditional healer in action, and then drive through the Bonteheuwel township, reserved for the "colored" community during the days of apartheid. Hear about the division of people and its impact. See the Gugulethu 7 Memorial to the members of an anti-apartheid group killed by the South African Police in 1986, and the memorial to the American student Amy Biehl, murdered by PAC supporters in 1993. End in the Khayelitsha township and hear about the work the Philani Center does for local mothers and children.

The Cape Town Official City Pass

The Cape Town Official City Pass

Explore the best of what Cape Town has to offer. Choose either a 2, 3, or 5-day City Pass, giving you free entry to over 80 of Cape Town’s top attractions to experience. If you are serious about exploring the heart of Cape Town, this is an opportunity not to be missed. Save money with the Official Cape Town City Pass.  You'll find there's something for everyone.  Just some of the over 80 attractions and experiences include: • Free transport, for the duration of your pass, on the City Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off bus which takes you to over 80% of the attractions. • Table Mountain Aerial Cableway (Closed from 15 July - 1 September 2024 for maintenance) • Sunset Champagne Cruises • V&A Waterfront Seal and Harbour Cruise • LaGuGu Township Tour • Zeitz MOCAA Museum of Contemporary African Art • Two Oceans Aquarium • World of Birds • Seal Island Cruises • Crocodile Farm • Hard Rock Café • Jolly Roger Pirate Boat • Groot Constantia Wine Estate • South African Museum • Slave Lodge • District Six Museum - Mariner's Wharf - Sky High Ride - Sunset Bus - Stand Up Paddle-board - Scootours Stellenbosch & Franschhoek - Acrobranch Constantia & Stellenbosch - Archery - Afrogem - Urban Oasis Rooftop Bar Voucher - Cave Golf - Scratch Patch - Rush Trampoline Park - Walking Tours - Intaka Island Kayaking - Long March to Freedom - Afrikoa Chocolate Experience - Castle of Good Hope - Heart of Cape Town Museum - Jewish Museum - Newlands Brewery - Winelands Light Railway - Canal Walk Tramway - Freedom Adventure Park - Asara Wine Estate - The Cape Wheel - Norval Art Foundation - Cape Point Funicular - Vredenheim Big Cat Tour & Wine Tasting - MOJO Market Cocktail Voucher - Jays Kitchen Jollof Rice If you select the Premium option, you can choose one of the following exclusive experiences:   • White Shark Projects Shark Cage Diving • Big 5 Safari • Cape Town Helicopters • Whale Watching • Quad Biking & Sand-boarding - Sidecar Adventures - Cobra Car Hire - Mangwanani Spa Treatment - Ocean Safari Hout Bay - Harley Davidson Chauffeured Cruise - Tandem Paragliding

Cape Town: Half-Day Guided Township Tour

Cape Town: Half-Day Guided Township Tour

Traveling is only as deep as the people you interact with, and on this half-day tour, you will get to discover Cape Town in an up-close and personal way through the eyes of the locals. During your time together, you will have a chance to dig deeper into the multicultural side of Cape Town, and hear their personal stories of forceful removals from District Six to the rich cultural landscape of township life. The day either begins at 08.00 or at 13.00, returning approximately four-and-a-half hours later. You will begin in District Six with the Museum (closed Sundays). Here you can educate yourself on the forceful removal of over 60,000 inhabitants in the 1970s by the apartheid regime. This once lively community of former slaves, artisans and merchants was once home to almost 1/10 of the city of Cape Town's population before the brutality that came. After your education, you will move to Langa, the oldest formal township in South Africa. This suburb was established in 1927, and was established specifically for Black Africans before the apartheid era. There is a history of violent uprisings here, and your visit will be benefited with the local's stories and perspectives. From here we move onto Shebeen (township pub) with the option to taste some traditional beer! How can you turn down a beer with the locals? If you're fortunate enough to be with us on a Sunday, we'll even have the chance to visit a charismatic church service in the townships! It's truly an experience not to be missed!

Cape Town Townships and Langa Gospel Tour

Cape Town Townships and Langa Gospel Tour

Attend Sunday morning worship at the Langa Baptist Church, where more than 350 people congregate to sing traditional songs of praise, such as Uyinkosi Yamakhosi. Visit the District Six neighborhood and learn how thousands of people were evicted during apartheid. Get a warm welcome from the congregation as they sing, dance, beat drums and clap hands, and experience the true spirit of township life. Then, pass many small businesses, including herbalists, traditional healers, and barber shops on a walk through the suburb. See where the residents of Langa live, and compare the old cramped hostels with the new developments the government is building. Get introduced to the friends and neighbors of your guide, and share jokes with members of the community. End with a visit to the Joe Slovo informal settlement, and then drive through the townships of Bonteheuwel and Gugulethu to experience their dynamic vibe.

Cape Town: Premium Attractions City Pass with Bus Tour

Cape Town: Premium Attractions City Pass with Bus Tour

Explore the best of what Cape Town has to offer. Choose either a 2, 3, or 5-day City Pass, giving you free entry to over 80 of Cape Town’s top attractions to experience. If you are serious about exploring the heart of Cape Town, this is an opportunity not to be missed. Save money with the Official Cape Town City Pass.  You'll find there's something for everyone.  Just some of the over 80 attractions and experiences include: • Free transport, for the duration of your pass, on the City Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off bus which takes you to over 80% of the attractions. • Table Mountain Aerial Cableway (Closed from 15 July - 1 September 2024 for maintenance) • Sunset Champagne Cruises • V&A Waterfront Seal and Harbour Cruise • LaGuGu Township Tour • Zeitz MOCAA Museum of Contemporary African Art • Two Oceans Aquarium • World of Birds • Seal Island Cruises • Crocodile Farm • Hard Rock Café • Jolly Roger Pirate Boat • Groot Constantia Wine Estate • South African Museum • Slave Lodge • District Six Museum - Mariner's Wharf - Sky High Ride - Sunset Bus - Stand Up Paddle-board - Scootours Stellenbosch & Franschhoek - Acrobranch Constantia & Stellenbosch - Archery - Afrogem - Urban Oasis Rooftop Bar Voucher - Cave Golf - Scratch Patch - Rush Trampoline Park - Walking Tours - Intaka Island Kayaking - Long March to Freedom - Afrikoa Chocolate Experience - Castle of Good Hope - Heart of Cape Town Museum - Jewish Museum - Newlands Brewery - Winelands Light Railway - Canal Walk Tramway - Freedom Adventure Park - Asara Wine Estate - The Cape Wheel - Norval Art Foundation - Cape Point Funicular - Vredenheim Big Cat Tour & Wine Tasting - MOJO Market Cocktail Voucher - Jays Kitchen Jollof Rice If you select the Premium option, you can choose one of the following exclusive experiences:   • White Shark Projects Shark Cage Diving • Big 5 Safari • Cape Town Helicopters • Whale Watching • Quad Biking & Sand-boarding - Sidecar Adventures - Cobra Car Hire - Mangwanani Spa Treatment - Ocean Safari Hout Bay - Harley Davidson Chauffeured Cruise - Tandem Paragliding

Cape Town: District Six Museum Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

Cape Town: District Six Museum Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

Learn about the harrowing history of apartheid-era South Africa at the District Six Museum in Cape Town. Find out how this lively multi-racial hub for musicians and artists was dismantled by the apartheid regime through forced removals. Engage with photographs, recordings and testimonials, which offer further insight into the horrors of the apartheid system. Share in the stories of District Six with engaging and friendly staff members. Many were displaced residents themselves and have intimate and personal stories to tell.

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4.7
(2,355 reviews)

Our tour guide was very nice and he explained a bit of the history as well which was reallt interesting and insightful. I felt super safe with the group so I would recommend it!

A 2 days city pass is a bit on pressed time if you want to see more attractions. Took two tour buses and seen the whole of Cape Town from front to back. It was worth it.

It was a great help for sightseeing during my stay in Cape Town. I felt at ease knowing that the buses came regularly.

The hop on hop off bus takes you everywhere you need to go! Free choice where you want to get off and look around.

Great combination of visiting some townships then going out to Robben Island