Surpassing over 86 different destinations within the City Sightseeing International Awards, Cape Townâ€™s branch has received top accolades over and over again. Superior customer service and undying commitment to environmental sustainability, highly qualified tour operators and a system that provides the most thrilling and educational experience of Cape Town around, there is no choice but to use City Sightseeing Cape Town, for locals and tourists alike.
There is an entire section to the tours dedicated to children, every tour on the red buses has a childrenâ€™s station, in amongst the option of 15 different languages to translate the tours into. Children, who join the Kids Club, are immediately entitled to a free tour with two friends. Their birthdays also qualify them for another complimentary tour with a friend.
Not only are there tours on the infamous red double decker bus, there are walking tours, tours on a ferry and even exciting day tours on the little red motorcycle sidecarsâ€¦ Not to mention the option of an exciting helicopter ride package. Tuesdays and Fridays are pensioner days and buying one ticket allows you to hop on and hop off onto overlapping tours. There is also discount for some of the tours if you book online. Cape Town City Sightseeing is a pristinely organized tour company, with extremely friendly tour operators who go the extra mile.
Everyone likes a free tour, and Cape Town City Sightseeing offers three of these walking tours, on a tip basis, so be kind with your pocket! There is the Historic City Walk, taking you through Greenmarket Square where slaves were once sold like pencils, then on to the City Hall where Great Nelson Mandela delivered his first speech as a free man and over to the Company Gardens where the Capes oldest living citizen resides.
The second choice is the colorful Bo-Kaap walk. Meandering through the brightly coloured houses with the blues and pinks and oranges, you get to see the Auwal Masjid â€“ Cape Townâ€™s first Mosque. Then enjoy the spicy delight that is Cape Malay.
The third tour is the unbelievably interesting District Six Walk. Learn about the artists, musicians, good and bad gangsters that wereÂ once resident here, the demolition and the forced removals during apartheid. Learn about the people.
Onto the booked bus tours which can be purchased on their amazingly easy to navigate website or at the offices which are located either outside The Two Oceans Aquarium at the V & A Waterfront, 81 Long Street or conveniently on the bus with a credit or debit card. The maps for the 27 different stops around Cape Town is also available in a printable pdf format from their website.
Red City Tour – Probably the most well known of all the tours, this 90 min, 11 stop, circular tour routes past the Two Oceans Aquarium to the Table Mountain Cableway (tickets for the cable car are conveniently available on the bus), then all the way past Camps Bay and back again.
Blue Mini Peninsula – Covering Kirstenbosch Gardens, the World of Birds, and Imizamo Yethu Township this is a 14 stop, 2hr 15 min tour, which is both informative as it is mind-expandingly refreshing.
Yellow Downtown Tour â€“ Covering the South African Museum; The District 6 Museum and the Castle of Good Hope. It has 7 stops and the tour is a total of 30 min.
Purple Wine Tour – For the wine enthusiasts and to turn anyone into a wine lover, this tour has 3 stops; Groot Constantia, Eagles Nest and Beau Constantia, the total roundabout is 20 min.
Sunset Tour – Nothing can be more romantically interesting, or divinely awe-inspiring as this 3 hour tour which leaves daily between 5:30 and 6pm, taking you to Signal Hill to witness one of the most epic Sunsets of all. One is advised to arrive 30min before departure time at the relevant stop.
There are two exclusive township tours. First, Lagugu Township tour, this 2.5 hour tour runs every half an hour, the first leaving at 9am, the last at 3pm. You have a unique opportunity to see the old Dompas office which is now a Township Heritage Museum, Brenda Fassies home, and finally on to the Gugulethu Seven Monument which is an anti-apartheid Memorial. The second option is the Imizamo Township walk, a 40 minute historical tour through Hout Bays informal settlement and its residents and you get to see the women who change tea bags into awesome curios â€“ T-Bag Designs â€“ truly mind-blowing.
Harbour Cruise â€“ Outside the Two Oceans Aquarium is where this cruise starts and ends. This is a perfect tour covering the proud nautical history that we have, by ferry. Covering the SAS Somerset which is the only remaining boom defense vessel left in South Africa; then to see the Southern Hemispheres largest synchrolift and only drawbridge (Bascule Bridge). The tour lasts 25min in total.
Perhaps leaving the most exhilarating and uniquely fantastic tour for last. Cape Town City-sightseeing offers Motorcycle SideCar Tours. This full day Cape Point Tour covers Chapmans Peak, Cape Point and comes back via Simonstown, Boyes Drive and through the Constantia Winelands. All riding gear is provided for use on the trip including, but not limited to, branded jackets, helmets and goggles, as well as complimentary bandanas to take home. Fuel and insurance is covered in the rates as well as the R2 million rand life cover, toll fees and Cape Point gate entrance fees. This tour is also tailor made on request so you can tick off all those little places on your bucket list. Drivers are highly experienced tour guides accredited with The South African Department of Tourism.
There is no boundary to the awesomeness with which Cape Town Sightseeing has The Mother City covered in superb style, there is no alternative and no question to book a tour or take a free tour today!