Robben Island Tour @ 1pm
You will meet your Tour Guide when you have boarded the busses. The prison tour will be conducted by a Robben Island Tour Guide. This is part of our integrated tour model. They are fully conversant and knowledgeable about the Island’s multi-layered 500-year-old history. The tour route includes the graveyard of people who died from leprosy, the Lime Quarry, Robert Sobukwe’s house, the Bluestone quarry, the army and navy bunkers and the Maximum Security Prison where thousands of South Africa’s freedom fighters were incarcerated for years. The tour culminates with a viewing of Nelson Mandela’s cell.
Table Mountain Cableway Sunset Special
The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway offers a Sunset Special, giving locals the opportunity to see an African sunset from the top of one of the world’s wonders of nature, at half the price
1. It is the only South African and only natural site on the planet to have a constellation of stars named after it. The constellation is called “Mensa”, which means ‘table’ in Latin.
2. Having withstood 6 million years of erosion, it hosts the richest floral kingdom on earth, with more than 1 470 floral species.
3. The Khoi people used to call the mountain Hoerikwaggo (Mountain of the Sea).
4. The first European to climb it, Antonio de Saldanha, called it Taboa de Caba (Table of the Cape).
5. The mountain is now officially recognized as one of the new seven world wonders.
6. Table Mountain is often covered in cloud. The cloud that forms around the mountain is called “table cloth”.
7. It is South Africa’s most photographed landmark.
8. Table Mountain is featured on Cape Town’s flag.
9. There are many caves on Table Mountain, the biggest one being Wynberg.
10. Over 800,000 people visit it each year.
11. The rocks on the mountain are over 600,000,000 years old making Table Mountain one of the oldest mountains in the world.
12. More than 70% of all the plants found on the mountain are endemic, meaning they are not found anywhere else.