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Cape Town Guided City Day Tour provided by Thompson's Touring & Safaris - Day Tours

Cape Town Guided City Day Tour

Cape Town Guided City Day Tour
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About
This is a comprehensive 4 hour tour of the main highlights of Cape Town including a cable car to summit of Table Mountain (own account and weather permitting), Castle, the Company Gardens, Parliament Buildings, City Hall and the Slave Lodge, Malay Quarter and a diamond cutter visit!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Receive a morning pickup from your centrally-located Cape Town hotel. You’ll travel to the cable car at Table Mountain, where you’ll enjoy a ride to the summit (weather permitting) for superb views of the greater Cape Town area. Come back down to earth then proceed to Cape Town’s ritzy Camps Bay and Clifton areas, home to many of the city’s most upscale residents. Continue to Cape Town’s Central Business District, where you’ll explore notable landmarks including the Parliament building, the historic Castle of Good Hope, City Hall, and the one-time Slave Lodge. Take a trip past Charly’s Bakery, known for its tasty Charly’s Cake Angels, then learn more about Cape Town’s infamous District Six neighborhood during the country’s apartheid years. Then head to Company Gardens and explore the multi-colored houses of Cape Town’s Bo-Kaap neighborhood. Wrap things up by getting an up-close look at the work of a diamond cutter while learning about South Africa’s diamond industry. You’ll be dropped off back at your centrally-located Cape Town hotel at the end of the trip.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Receive a morning pickup from your centrally-located Cape Town hotel. You’ll travel to the cable car at Table Mountain, where you’ll enjoy a ride to the summit (weather permitting) for superb views of the greater Cape Town area. Come back down to earth then proceed to Cape Town’s ritzy Camps Bay and Clifton areas, home to many of the city’s most upscale residents. Continue to Cape Town’s Central Business District, where you’ll explore notable landmarks including the Parliament building, the historic Castle of Good Hope, City Hall, and the one-time Slave Lodge. Take a trip past Charly’s Bakery, known for its tasty Charly’s Cake Angels, then learn more about Cape Town’s infamous District Six neighborhood during the country’s apartheid years. Then head to Company Gardens and explore the multi-colored houses of Cape Town’s Bo-Kaap neighborhood. Wrap things up by getting an up-close look at the work of a diamond cutter while learning about South Africa’s diamond industry. You’ll be dropped off back at your centrally-located Cape Town hotel at the end of the trip.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6173P31
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Pickup and drop off from Central Cape Town Hotels only. Please inquire about the surcharge for pickup if you are not centrally located.
  • Entrance Fees
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Table Mountain Cable Car Ticket
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Between 7:35 am and 8:30 am, depending on your hotel location.  Please be ready from 7:35 am at the main entrance of your hotel.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. 2 people are needed for the tour to run. If you are a single traveller, there is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Pickup and drop off from Central Cape Town Hotels only. Please inquire about the surcharge for pickup if you are not centrally located.
  • Entrance Fees
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Table Mountain Cable Car Ticket
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Between 7:35 am and 8:30 am, depending on your hotel location.  Please be ready from 7:35 am at the main entrance of your hotel.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. 2 people are needed for the tour to run. If you are a single traveller, there is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

4.0
10 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Colleen W
4 contributions
Cape Town City Day Tour
Nov 2019 • Couples
Disappointed. Not what we were expecting. Table Mountain Cable car tickets were not included when we thought they were. Not long enough stop at mountain was only given 30 min and every other stop was just a drive by. Should be advertised as just a three hour city drive. Felt ripped off.
Written November 8, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jason S
Stockton, CA12 contributions
Best Tour Guide Ever
I had one of the best if not the best tour guide on this tour. Sally was awesome. She was very knowledgeable of a lot of facts being from the city. She took me to about five different places. We weren't able to go to Table Mountain because of the long queues. We did try but I couldn't wait 2.5 to 3 hours to take the cable way up to the top. I am a lover of original art pieces and she helped me negotiate a much lower price for the works that I chose. Also, because i was traveling alone, I am use to taking a lot of selfies because I really don't like asking random people to take pics of me, she was my personal photographer. She was great because she took so many different pictures and at many different angles. Definitely two thumbs up 👍🏾👍🏾.
Written October 14, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
evandermerwe2
Dear Jason, thank you very much for such a great review. We are happy to know that you had such a good experience and we look forward to assisting you the next time you are here.
Written October 16, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jorge G
11 contributions
Cape Town City Tour
Tour was very good, the driver was very kind and at the very end he asked about the drop-off location. A bot down because we could not get at top of Table Mountain because the Cable car was under maintenance, but still a good experience.
Written July 17, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
evandermerwe2
Dear Jorge, thank you for your review of this tour, we are glad you had a good experience with our guide. Sorry you couldn't go up to Table Mountain, hopefully next time. We look forward to assisting you the next time you come back.
Written October 16, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

stephenavenue
Calgary, Canada181 contributions
Very accommodating
Mar 2019 • Couples
Our guide Amory was very knowledgeable and very flexible. He asked about our priorities and created a wonderful tour. We it all the high lights we wanted and went the extra mile to find out what attractions were open to us.
Thank you
Written March 12, 2019
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evandermerwe2
Dear Stephen, thank you for this review. We are very pleased that you had such a personalized experience. We hope you assist you the next time you are here.
Written October 16, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jo J
Guildford, UK37 contributions
A wonderful esy to get a taste of the city
Aug 2018
We grabbed a bus in the Waterside and travelled around the city on the top deck. The commentary was excellent and we felt we both learnt a lot. An excellent way to see the important parts off the city. Strongly recommend it to any visitor
Written August 26, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
evandermerwe2
Dear Jo J, we are happy you enjoyed your tour on board the bus. We hope to assist you the next time you are here.
Written October 16, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Fran E
Stuart, FL36 contributions
An Enjoyable Day
Apr 2018
We were picked up on time by a minivan with one other couple in the van. We then went on a tour of the city, stopping at several places with stops from a few minutes to a walk through the park, before heading out to Table Mountain. Our tickets were already purchased so we proceeded to the cable car which turned 360 degrees. Unfortunately we were there on a cloudy day but it was still miraculous. Our driver was very informative and friendly.
Written July 9, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
evandermerwe2
Dear Fran E, thank you for your review. We are pleased that you had such a miraculous experience. We hope yo be able to assist you again the next time you are in town.
Written October 16, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rae S
11 contributions
Day Tours and Transfers
May 2018 • Friends
Our travel agent booked us in advance with Thompson's to pick us up in Johannesburg Airport, transfers to Commodore Hotel in Cape Town, Gold Restaurant, Guided City Tour, another private tour of attractions of our choosing, as well as transfers in Pilanesberg to the Ivory Tree Lodge. ALL the drivers were knowledgeable, courteous and willing to discuss everything and anything we questioned. I do not remember all the names, during all the transfers, but Nathi, our guide on the city tour, and Faizel on the private tour were exceptional. Also, our driver from the Ivory Tree Game Lodge to Johannesburg (I wish I could remember his name) managed to get us to the airport having to circumvent two major accidents on the road, finding back roads, driving safely and still getting us to the terminal on time. Wonderful company.
Written June 13, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DINA C
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND64 contributions
Do Hop on/Hop Off for a city tour instead
Mar 2018 • Couples
Basically, the problem with Thompson tours is their vehicle. If you are getting in and out of the van, then it's fine. But the ceilings are too low and the windows too small. And the seat backs, meant to be comfortable, are too high to see out the small windows. So, this tour:
The good: We went first to Table Mountain and had no lines.
The bad: 1) The guide was super annoying, talking about herself mostly. 2) Because it was a half day tour and merely an intro to the city, the tour guide wouldn't stop anywhere, she just followed a route around Cape Town highlights. And basically, all I did was listen to her talk about places I couldn't see. I might as well have listened to a recording.
Written March 23, 2018
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CliffandSue2014
Oro Valley, AZ16 contributions
Excellent Tour Company
Jan 2018 • Couples
Our tours were arranged by Goway Travel, and we were very happy with what was chosen. A representative of Thompson's met us at the airport with all of the information we needed for our stay in Cape Town. We did several tours, some of which were outside of Cape Town. The guides we had were excellent: Zayed Yaghya and Gaston Bonifazi.
We were very pleased with how Thompson handled everything.
Written February 5, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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