Cape Town Optionals

1. City Hop-on/Hop-off

Go on a guided Hop-On/Hop-Off tour in and around Cape Town on an open-top double-decker bus. Two routes cover the city as far out as the world famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and Hout Bay. You can Hop-On and Hop-Off as many times as you like at any of the bus stops on the route and see all the best sights and attractions that the city has to offer, including many of the following sights where optional visits can be done:

 

2. Table Mountain

To date the cableway has transported more than 18 million passengers to the summit. You have not experienced Cape Town if you have not been on top of Table Mountain. There is a restaurant and function venue on the mountain, so you can spend almost the whole day there.

 

3. Robben Island


For nearly 400 years, Robben Island, 12 kilometres from Cape Town, was a place of banishment, exile, isolation and imprisonment. It was here that rulers sent those they regarded as political troublemakers, social outcasts and the unwanted of society.During the apartheid years Robben Island became internationally known for its institutional brutality.

The duty of those who ran the Island and its prison was to isolate opponents of apartheid and to crush their morale. Some freedom fighters spent more than a quarter of a century in prison for their beliefs.
Those imprisoned on the Island succeeded on a psychological and political level in turning a prison nightmare into a symbol of freedom and personal liberation. Robben Island came to symbolize, not only for South Africa and the African continent, but also for the entire world, the triumph of the human spirit over enormous hardship and adversity.

 

4. Kirstenbosch

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is world-renowned for the beauty and diversity of the Cape flora it displays and for the magnificence of its setting against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain. .