Table Mountain & Mandela Freedom Tour – Full Day
Spend a day exploring the iconic Table Mountain and the famous Robben Island prison famed for hosting Nelson Mandela.
- Table Mountain top
- Cableway Ride
- Robben Island (Mandela prison tour)
- Ferry ride
- Waterfront Shopping mall
FULL DAY DEPARTURE: At your accommodation in Cape Town (hotel, guesthouse, …)
DEPARTURE TIME MORNING: Between 7:00 – 8:00
RETURN TIME AFTERNOON: Approximately 17:00
- Return Ferry Ride to Robben Island.
- Return Table Mountain Cableway Ride.
- Transport with air conditioning.
- Registered & qualified tourist guide.
The ferries depart from the Nelson Mandela Gateway at the V & A Waterfront.
You will disembark at Murray’s Bay Harbour situated on the east coast of the Island and take a short walk to buses that will transport you to all the historical sites around the Island.
Robben Island (Mandela prison tour)
You will meet your Tour Guide when you have boarded the busses. A Robben Island Tourist Guide will conduct the prison tour. 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.
Waterfront Shopping mall
Explore this beautiful mall by the waterfront. Top class restaurants which offer wide variety of cuisines including restaurant which offer South African dining. Shop around for souvenirs, precious stones or anything you want. A big wheel is available (optional/extra cost) which will give you views high up in the sky.
Take the five-minute cable car trip to the top of Table Mountain, 1 089 metres above Cape Town, and explore the summit (The Cableway is wheelchair accessible, and yes, some parts at the top are too).
This is a great spot to sit and soak up the commanding 360-degree views of Cape Town, Table Bay, the nearby peaks of the surrounding mountains and the rest of the Table Mountain National Park, in which the Cableway is situated.
Table Mountain top
Hit one of three hiking trails that start at the Upper Cable Station and explore the summit further. Table Mountain is part of a World Heritage Site, an important part of the Cape Floristic Region and the single richest floristic area in the world. There is a lot of fynbos vegetation on the mountain, with over 1 460 different species of plants. There are also plenty of dassies, lizards, insects and birdlife to be seen. You’ll find our self-service restaurant, Table Mountain Café, offering a range of food and drinks, snacks, desserts and wines. A selection of gifts and curios are on sale at the Shop at the Top. Pop in and find something special to remind you of your visit to the highest point in Cape Town.