Full-Day Explore Cape Town Like A Local - Private Tour With Local Guide

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Cape Town Intl Airport, Cape Town Central South Africa
    Cape Town Cruise TerminalCape Town Ports
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


See the highlights of Cape town on a full-day tour, led by a local private guide! After enjoying panoramic city views from Table Mountain or Signal hill, head into town to see the sights up-close on a walking tour. Pass colonial-era sights such as Companys Gardens and the Castle of Good Hope, and then travel to Bo-kaap neighborhood for photos. Enjoy free time at the V&A Waterfront, and then finish the day with a drive along the dramatic Atlantic coastline. The itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to spend more time at the city tour's highlights that interest you the most.


  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Great overview and orientation of the city

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Start your private tour with a pickup from your Cape town hotel, and then travel into the center of town by air-conditioned minivan. As you travel, chat with your guide about the city and the attractions that you want to see; the itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to the sights you want to see.

Perhaps start with a cable car ride up Table mountain, the citys famous UNESCO World Heritage site. The ride is at your own expense and subject to good weather conditions, but once at the top the views are magnificent. Alternatively, skip the ride and travel up Signal hill by minivan. The hill is a classic Cape town vantage point and a picturesque spot for ogling the city and beach vistas.

Return to town for a walking tour around Cape town itself. Wander past Companys Gardens, a colonial-era park boasting a pretty Rose Garden and large fish pond, and then stroll to the Castle of good hope. Pose for photos by the star-shaped fort while hearing tales of its 17th-century history when the Dutch East India Company built it.

Walk along Grand Parade and past several sites linked to the citys tenuous history with slavery such as Slave Lodge and the Old Slave Tree, and gaze at top Cape Town attractions including the Houses of Parliament and District six museum. Greenmarket square and St Georges Mall are also worked in to your route.

Return to your minivan for a visit to Noon Gun Cape Towns historical time signal plus the colorful neighborhood of Bo-kaap. Stop for photos by the candy-colored houses, and hear how the district has changed from a shanty town to a vibrant city neighborhood with a melting pot of cultures.

Enjoy a break at the V&A Waterfront for lunch and perhaps a boat ride around the harbor (both at your own expense). After enjoying some free time, meet back up with your guide, and then relax on a scenic drive alongside the Atlantic coastline. Watch the waves crashing against the jagged shores, and pass through swanky neighborhoods such as Clifton and Camps Bay. Your tour then finishes with a drop-off at your Cape Town hotel.


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Private English speaking driver/guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Walking tour of Cape Town


Food and drinks

Round-trip Table Mountain cable car ride*

V&A Waterfront boat ride

Entry/Admission - Table Mountain

Entry/Admission - Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

*Please note: Table Mountain Cableway will be closed to perform maintenance for about two weeks in July /August. Cable car tickets will not be bookable then but the hiking trails remain open. A visit to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens could be a suitable alternative during this period.

Wheelchair accessible

Infant seats available

Personal comprehensive travel insurance is excluded and recommended

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Personal comprehensive travel insurance is excluded and recommended to protect you against unexpected trip cancellation, lost or damage of personal items and other travel related reasons.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 30-Dec-2019

    Excellent tour with Leizel! Table Mountain was closed due to weather - she varied activities the rest of the day to accommodate Would Definitely recommend!!

  • 03-Dec-2019

    We had a wonderful day with our guide Jacobus. A day full of history, beautiful sceneries, and art. Highly recommend it

  • 08-Sep-2019

    Thoroughly enjoyed “The most delightful guide Leizel” make sure you ask for her please. Not pushy, bought coffee & yummy local snack... rare. Very knowledgeable, and cruisey as well. You can do heaps in the day, or all that you want with this your company. Well done.

  • 25-Apr-2019

    We had an awesome day tour with Hotspots2c! We wanted to start off with a day tour around the city for our first full day in Cape Town and this tour was the perfect choice. Liezel was an amazing guide! We learned so much about the city and were able to pack so much into one day. We only wish we could have had Liezel with us for the rest of our trip!

  • 20-Apr-2019

    Great tour and perfect to see the City if you have not much time. Liezel is a great Guide and clearly knows how yo Guide you through Cape Town and its history!

  • 09-Apr-2019

    If you’re looking for a mediocre tour guide then go somewhere else. Liezel was absolutely incredible and you need to book with her. This was our first experience in Cape Town and Liezel helped us feel right at home. She was very educational (history of Cape Town, geography of Cape Town, culture, etc). She was very accommodating (bought us drinks, very patient as we stopped from place to place, always made she we were comfortable when riding in her vehicle, made sure we saw what we wanted to see). She was very pleasant (respectful, polite, well spoken). I could go on and on. Basically she was the best tour guide we’ve ever had, and we travel a lot. If you’re in need of a tour guide, and a new friend in Cape Town please please please book with Liezel!

  • 28-Dec-2018

    Fue una excursión de día completo durante nuestro primer día en ciudad del Cabo, te permite hacerte una día de la historia de la ciudad. El guía fue muy amable y paciente con nosotras aunque podría habernos contado más cosas de la historia de la ciudad. Muy recomendable para conocer algo más que Table Mountain

  • 25-Jul-2018

    We had a day with Gerhard, arrived bang on time, showed and told us so much it was a fascinating day I feel I know Cape Town very well and am versed in the history of the city as well as the country Highly recommended

  • 23-Mar-2017

    Très bonne journée avec un guide pour 3 personnes ce qui est très appréciable .
    Un guide à notre écoute , qui a adapté le programme selon nos souhaits .
    Un petit regret le téléphérique de Table Mountain ne fonctionnait pas à cause du vent

  • 14-Jul-2016

    Early on our first full day in Cape Town, we met our tour guide Eon hotspots2c. Susan found him thru rave reviews on Viator we have used them extensively in numerous parts of the world and requested him by name for a private tour of Cape Town, South Africa SA. Eon is a native Capetonian and has a gregarious personality that shines through in sharing his love for his homeland. We had done our research as to some places to go, so Eon made sure that he matched the tour to our specific interests. We went to Table Mtn early, so we wouldnt get stuck in the long lines later and Eon answered all our questions on the flora and fauna there. Spent quite a bit of time running around taking photos of dassies and sunbirds and of course the view! Then headed over to Kirstenbosch Gardens and the boomslang, a fairly new addition for the 100th anniversary of the Gardens. Its a canopy walk thats shaped like a serpent, meandering high up in the canopy of trees. We were lucky enough to have found male and female spotted eagle owls resting in a tree while at the Gardens. Very cool! Saw the V and A Waterfront next. At the V and A, Eon took us to an inexpensive market that had all sorts of edible goodies, from biltong and kudu jerky, to SA beer, to smoothies, to chocolate covered nuts. We would never have found it on our own! Then on to the colorful Bo Kaap area with its gaily painted houses and flowers. You can't get a better private tour than this one, especially if Eon is your guide.

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