Cape Town Private Mother City Table Mountain Craft Market And Precious Stones (Tanzanite And Diamond) Tour

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This private tour for couples or small parties will take you on a journey in time,from the day the first settlers planted the first crops in Cape town until this present day.It will start with the Castle of Good Hope and end with a visit to the vibrant Malay Quarters with its colorful houses and friendly people.The second part of the tour will take you to the lower cable station of Table Mountain where you will take the revolving Cable Car to the top of the mountain.A circular walk on the mountain will follow to view the Mother City from different viewpoints.For tourists interested in precious stone crafting with emphasis on diamonds and tanzanite,the last part of the tour will be a highlight.

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Depart at 9:30am for a Mother City Tour. The drive takes us to the Main Street-Adderley Street and we relive the experiences of the Portuguese explorers Bartholomeus Diaz and Vasco da Gama when their discoveries led to the southern point of Africa. We carry on to the Castle of Good Hope, the oldest building in South Africa. A visit to the Castle will give you the opportunity to experience the Key Ceremony (weekdays) or the "Changing of the Guards" at noon. Visit the Military Museum and take a look at the William Fehr Collection of paintings and other beautiful masterpieces of furniture.

The next interesting experience is a visit to District Six and the District Six Museum (Open Mondays to Fridays) associated with the eviction of 60 000 people due to the Apartheid system. The museum displays a miniature reconstruction of the old District Six. We then drive along buildings of Parliament, St Georges Cathedral where Bishop Desmond Tutu had his parish, Greenmarket Square and the old Townhouse. The Company Gardens follows. This is the place where the Dutch East Company established a vegetable garden to address the high rate of casualties due to scurvy. A visit to Green Market Square follows.

The Malay Quarters or Bo-Kaap with its colorful buildings grasping the attention of all keen photographe getrs is our next stop. Thereafter we drive to Signal Hill to.get a panoramic view of the Mother City.We then head to Table Mountain where we take the revolving Cable Car to the top of the mountain. Lunch stop will be on the mountain (own expense).

After Table Mountain we drive to a bespoke jewellery manufacturer in Central Cape Town where you learn about the industry. A specialist guide on the site will take you on a diamond and Tanzanite experience. It starts with a Sparkling tour, learn about the history of diamonds and tanzanite. There will be an opportunity to meet on-site diamond cutters, designers and goldsmiths. In the showroom you will view beautiful crafted pieces of jewellery, loose stones as well as a replica of the Cullinan, the largest diamond ever found. The knowledgeable presenter will tell you about the four Cs of diamond cutting- color, cut, clarity and carat. Should you wish to have something handmade at wholesale prise the disigner will do it on the site and deliver it to your hotel before you leave the city.
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Return to your hotel for drop off at approximately 5pm- 5:30pm.

Inclusions for Cape Town Private Mother City Table Mountain Craft Market And Precious Stones (Tanzanite And Diamond) Tour

  • Private tour
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Glass of Champagne
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transport by air-conditioned sedan or minivan

Exclusions for Cape Town Private Mother City Table Mountain Craft Market And Precious Stones (Tanzanite And Diamond) Tour

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Lunch

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

A maximum of 7 people per booking

Dress code is casual

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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