After breakfast, meet with your local guide to discover Cape Town and Robben Island today.
The first stop today is Robben Island. The boat cruise to Robben Island is approximately 50 minutes. Upon arrival on the island, you will have a guided tour of the prison and the island. The island has been declared a National Heritage Site. It is here where, amongst others, Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, and Govan Mbeki were incarcerated for a number of years. Visitors will visit the cell of former President Nelson Mandela. On this tour, you will also pass by a penguin colony.
Lunch is not included – enjoy a nice meal at your own expense.
Continue with an orientation tour of the city center including a drive by the Houses of Parliament, The Castle (the oldest building in South Africa), the old Malay Quarter, known as the Bo-Kaap, and will take a walk through the Company Gardens.
On the orientation tour, you will also visit the Slave Lodge, which is one of the oldest buildings in Cape Town, and the St. Georges Cathedral.
We will continue with a visit to Table Mountain – this excursion usually takes about 2 hours. Ascend Table Mountain via cable car for the most panoramic views of the city, the Atlantic Ocean, and Robben Island. The Table Mountain range has about 1,400 species of flowers, and is also home to the rock hyrax, a furry little creature often found on the rocks, basking in the sun.
Note: Visit to Table Mountain is weather dependent. Should the excursion not be possible, it will be moved to the following day, or the day after, depending on the weather.
Afterward, return to your hotel for overnight.
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