Founded in 1652 as a half-way station on the journey to the Far East by the Dutch East India Company, Cape Town has long been the home of wanderers and adventureres.
Wanderer’s Cape Town City Tour begins at the the Castle of Good Hope, better known locally as simply “the castle”, the oldest occupied building in South Africa. We take in the sites of the Grand Parade, the city’s largest public square. We then visit the Slave Lodge, a museum housed in a building that has, at various points in its history, been a hotel, a brothel, and a detention centre for slaves before they were sold at auction. A walk through the tranquil Company’s Gardens and the nearby market at Greenmarket Square is followed by a trip to the summit of Signal Hill to view the firing of the Noon Gun. The high point of the tour, quite literally, is the cable-car ride to the top of Cape Town’s most famous landmark, Table Mountain.
After returning to earth from the heights of Table Mountain we drive through Bo-Kaap, a historic neighourhood near the city centre famed for its brightly coloured houses, the trendy Green Point area, and finally kick back at the V&A Waterfront, Africa’s most visited tourist destination, where you can treat yourself to fine dining, high fashion, and a boat cruise around the harbour.
Wanderer’s Cape Town City Tour is the definitive introduction to the sights, sounds, and history of this remarkable city.