Entering any city on the world for the first time can be a daunting experience, especially if you are not 100% familiar with the native language or languages if, like South Africa which has a grand total of 11 official languages. Cape Town does not seem like an enormous city at first and when entering the mother city for the first time, you probably know all about the most popular things to do and see such as the great natural 7th wonder of the world which is Table Mountain, as well as the famous wine routes and then perhaps even the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, however what most people don’t know when entering Cape Town is how to navigate to these places as well as navigating and seeing all the other amazing incredible entertainment that this beautiful city has to offer. There are also an abundance of tour groups and guides in Cape Town so it is often hard to navigate which are good and which are a definite rip off. Below is an exclusive guide to the best tours and tour guides that Cape Town has to offer, charged at extremely reasonable prices.
City Sightseeing Tours: known around the world in over 86 different destinations and its Cape Town branch receiving top accolades in the City Sightseeing International tours, this tour company is exceptional in everything that they offer. City Sightseeing Tours manage to take even the most intricate tours which include the best of the winelands or historical meanderings through Cape Towns rich timeline and deliver with professional ease and superior quality for money. The red double decker bus is a famous site on the streets of Cape Town and their hop on hop off stops are located right around the mother city. One of their most interestingly romantic tours would have to be the Sunset tour which takes visitors up to Signal Hill to experience one of the most incredible locations to experience Cape Towns wondrously breathtaking sunsets. You can bring a picnic basket and blanket along and be assured to be awe-inspired by the sights you see. All tours are conducted in 16 languages.
Bikes ‘n Wines: Its an incredible thing to see Cape Town on foot, in the air or on a bus, however to see Cape Towns sites on a bicycle is something else. It gives every experience a completely different perspective and allows visitors to pace themselves accordingly, have fun and exercise at the same time. The company believes in allowing visitors from all over the world meeting and learning not only from their highly experienced tour guides but also from each other, therefore most tours are conducted in mixed groups unless otherwise requested. They also cater for all fitness levels so everyone is welcome. Discovering the amazing wine lands on bicycle is something not to be missed and definitely a high ranker on every tourists bucket list.
Kiba Tours: Really topping the list as far as all inclusive intensely professionally managed and maintained tours go, are Kiba Tours. Not only is there hardly stitch of Cape Town awesomeness uncharted by them but they also offer extreme tour activities such as paragliding, shark cage diving, sky diving and whale watching. The whale watching tour is the most comprehensive educationally pleasurable and breathtakingly beautiful whale watching tour available on the western cape shores. The whale watching tour includes a relaxed drive alongside the indian ocean coastline, a visit to Hermanus which is the hub of whale watching as well as an experience to see the whales from the deck of a boat. It is truly a magnificent experience, especially for those marine lovers out there. Extremely reasonably priced, Kiba Tours offer many tours, however the Full Day City Tour that they offer covers an extensively wide array of iconic places in Cape Town namely: V&A Waterfront, Robben Island, Clifton as well as Camps Bay, Company Gardens, South African Museum, The Maley Quarter / Bo-Kaap, Green Market Square, Diamond Factory Tour, which includes the opportunity to purchase diamonds if you so wish, and lastly Table Mountain. Lunch is also included and the experience is truly mind-blowing, make sure you have a camera to scrapbook your keepsakes.
Ferdinand’s Tours: If you ever watched the popular International series of Big Brother, South Africa’s first winner was Ferdinand Rabie, probably infamous for doing a public number two in the garden for all the world to see. This extravagant outgoing character now runs his own, very successful tour company that covers not only the wide expanse of the western cape including only the very best of the divinely exceptional winelands on offer, but covers the rest of South Africa as well, including Lesotho, and Swaziland.
Cape Town is the hub of the world, it offers every enticing experience known to man, with the beauty of the rest of the world combined into one incredible city filled with the friendliest most diverse population in South Africa. Make sure though that when touring in Cape Town that you choose a registered company and that they have a good track record, the above mentioned places are definitely at the top of the list of awesome tour guides and touring companies.