Table Mountain and Cape Town Half-Day Trip

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Table Mountain and Cape Town Half-Day Trip
from USD $41.99
See Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain, and then head into town to see the city highlights up close with an expert guide. After descending from South Africa’s iconic flat-topped mountain by cable car (ride at own expense), you’ll see top Cape Town attractions, like the Diamond Works, as well as colorful neighborhoods like the Cape Malay Quarter on Signal Hill, during a luxury guided tour.
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In Brief

Cape Town, South Africa
South Africa
4 hours
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Tafelberg Rd, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

A flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Castle of Good Hope, Corner of Buitenkant and Strand streets, Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa

The Castle of Good Hope known locally as the Castle or Cape Town Castle is a bastion fort built in the 17th century in Cape Town.
(Time permitting)

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Bo-kaap, Cape Town Central South Africa

Malay Quarter [also known as the Bo-Kaap] which means "Above Cape" because of its location up against the slopes of Table Mountain. In the early 18th century, thousands of slaves from Java, Ceylon and other Far Eastern regions were brought to Cape Town. After slavery was abolished, their descendants, known as the Cape Malay’s, settled here.

Stop At: The Diamond Works, 7 Walter Sisulu Avenue Culemborg, Cape Town Central 8000 South Africa

Join a sparkling tour, witness the art of diamond cutting and the careful craftsmanship of jewellery manufacturing by skilled experts. Discover the history of the Diamond and Gold Trade in South Africa.

Duration: 20 minutes


  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Castle of Good Hope


  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees for the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
  • Please note: it’s recommended that you pre-buy your Table Mountain cable way tickets online, prior to the commencement of the tour, in order to avoid potential queues at the cable way station on the day of the tour
  • Entry/Admission - Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

Departure Point

Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town, 1 Lower Buitengracht, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

Traveler pickup is offered
Should your hotel not be listed, please contact us 72 hours prior so we can confirm if we can collect you from your hotel / lodge.

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum 2 guests for afternoon tour
  • Please note: it’s recommended that you pre-buy your Table Mountain cable way tickets online, prior to the commencement of the tour, in order to avoid potential queues at the cable way station on the day of the tour
  • After purchasing this tour, please buy your cableway ticket at
  • Please note: The Table Mountain Cableway will be closed for its annual maintenance from Tuesday 07 July 2020 – Sunday 26 July 2020 (inc.). During this period, the tour will include a stop on Signal Hill instead at no extra cost, drive past the Parliament Buildings, City hall, Slave Lodge & Company Gardens.
  • Please note: tour operates half in English and half in German on the following days: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday , in the morning tour only.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • if the waiting period at the lower cable way station is in excess of 2 hours or more over the Peak Season (Oct - Jan), the tour will start with a City Orientation tour after which the guide will suggest to either drop guests off at the Lower cable way station and guests can then proceed up the mountain, alternatively guests will be dropped off back at there hotel.
  • Should guests decide to be dropped off at the Lower cable way station, guests would then need to make own way back to there hotel.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

This trip is an absolute must. The sights are amazing and the views from the cable car and the top of Table Mountain are absolutely spectacular. Be sure to pre-book your tickets as waiting times can be long. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
The best part of the holiday, excellent
• Submitted 19 May 2018
Fantastic tour, left table mountain until last, the tour guide was waiting for the clouds to clear! Perfect, also meant we could spend as much time as we wanted on the mountain as lo as we made our own way back to the hotel! Awesome way of doing it! Great introduction to the city as well.
• Submitted 29 Mar 2018
Good tour, informative and pleasant guide... table mountain has gorgeous views..highly recommended
• Submitted 20 Mar 2018
I left my heart in Cape Town during this tour.
• Submitted 17 Mar 2018
The tour was great and our guide Andrea was fantastic. Highly recommended
• Submitted 14 Mar 2018
Timely pick up, tour guide was excellent - blending his narrative with the history of South Africa to understand the physical environment, landscape, architectural structures, people and events. Table mountain was an awesome experience - close to the clouds!
• Submitted 07 Mar 2018
Great time, guide was funny and knowledgeable about the area! The view is must a see and you will see a beautiful view of Cape Town as long as the weather is good. Great spot for pictures and you get to see a few other sites in the area per the itinerary.
• Submitted 23 Feb 2018
We did this trip in February and it was a great way to see some of the Capes highlight in a single day. Ian was our guide and he was good fun to be around and very informative. What was really great is that he only takes small groups, we had four in ours so you get to do things at your own pace and he will adjust the tour if you want to spend longer or less in any one place. Highly recommended....
• Submitted 18 Feb 2018
Elaine is charming lady and great tour guide. Special bonus for noon shot was great. For businessman in short trip to Cape Town perfect how to leverage 1 day sightseeing time available.
• Submitted 12 Feb 2018
The city tour was very good. unfortunately due to the wind the table mountain cable car was closed so we could not go up, nothing can be done with it comes to mother nature!. great day great experience over all!
• Submitted 25 Dec 2017
Great Day, Our Guide was Super! Highly recommend.
• Submitted 14 Nov 2017
Wonderful day with our guide, Super, who was just that. Hotel pickup was timely and with only one other guest I felt like my family got a private tour. Straight away we headed to Table Mountain to take in spectacular views on a sunny winter's day. An hour was sufficient time with the cool temperatures before heading back down. The lines for the cable ride were short given the time of year July and it would be advisable to purchase your tickets before the tour. This can be done online and downloaded to your smartphone. The remainder of the time was spent driving through the city with plenty of stops for photo opportunities in Bo-kaap, City Hall, Company Garden, and the Castle of Good Hope. Super provided honest and unfiltered commentary with personal anecdotes regarding Apartheid and the rich multicultural history of Cape Town. Great experience for those short on time or in town for a conference.
• Submitted 05 Jul 2017
Our tour was very good, tour guard's name was Super ,his friendly , well knowledgeable about Cape town, i will give him 100% of his work ability, The weather was clear, we really enjoy the table mountain view and other places. Great service and great experience for us 5-stars! Lungi M
• Submitted 03 Jul 2017
Fantastic 1/2 day tour. The view from Table Mountain was incredible. We enjoyed the tour of the Malay quarter, very colourful. A visit to the Diamond Works my husband enjoyed as he is a jeweller. The tour guide was a very lovely lady. Unfortunately I have forgotten her name. She was very informative and very amusing telling us to rock and roll. She made time to take us to Signal Hill to watch the cannon go of a t Mid day. The trip itself was worth the money and would hesitate to recommend it. The Malay area was very colourful and the visit to the diamon works at the end of the tour
• Submitted 23 May 2017
The tour of Table Mountain was a great experience and I would highly recommend it. The guide was very knowledgable about Cape Town and was extemely friendly. I definitely would request him again .
• Submitted 21 May 2017
Since it was windy on table top, we were taken to an alternate location, could have been better!
• Submitted 20 May 2017
MUST DO !!!!!!!!
• Submitted 14 Apr 2017
Great tour if you are limited for time. Amazing views up the top too. :-
• Submitted 23 Mar 2017
Great experience!
• Submitted 20 Mar 2017
Jacob Gasant was our guide....he was excellent....after seeing Table Mountain he took us around Cape Town and gave us the highlights. He constantly educated us. Table Mountain was as clear as a bell so the panorama was unique. The guide makes the trip....
• Submitted 08 Mar 2017
This was excellent highly recommended .
• Submitted 04 Mar 2017
The best part of this tour was the guide and mini bus driver. There was only four of us so the tour was personalized and tailored. The guide was from Cape Town and knew the city, its sights and history very well. He also accommodated our needs for drop off in the city other than the hotel pickup. It's best to take the morning tour. This for me was based on my travel schedule but it turned out to be the better time of the day because of weather patterns and city traffic.
• Submitted 10 Feb 2017
It was an amazing trip, the guide was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all of our questions. He was able to show us many areas of interest and was great at finding us coffee when we needed it. The day was very windy so were not able to go on the cable cars but this did not take away from the great morning we had.
• Submitted 02 Jan 2017

In Brief

Cape Town, South Africa
South Africa
4 hours