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Fun and Exciting things to do in Cape Town

As an extension to our exceptional service we offer a comprehensive Travel Desk which is geared up to take care of all your traveling needs – car hire, tours, excursions, and activities whilst you are in Cape Town. To make your trip to our wonderful city a truly unforgettable experience we can arrange any or all of the listed requirements below:

  • Transfers from the airport
  • Car Hire – from Airport or Guest House next morning
  • Orientate yourself geographically and culturally with Cape Town’s historical beginnings to the dazzling modern shopping malls on the Hop On-Hop Off Bus – all this in one day!
  • Go to the Top of Table Mountain in the unique revolving Cable Car and experience the breathtaking sweeping views of the Cape Peninsula
  • Take a Helicopter Flip and see it all from the air! See the Whales from the most exciting land-based whale-watching venue in the World (Aug. – Nov.) Robben Island Tour by boat
  • Half Day/Full Day Wine Tours to Stellenbosch, Franshoek and Paarl. Taste some of the Cape’s finest wines and cheese
  • Visit Cape of Good Hope travelling through historical villages – an absolute MUST….or combine the two Wine + Cape of Good Hope Tours
  • Never been on a Safari? You can see most of the Game and over 165 species of birds just two hours from Cape Town. We can plan any Safari/Game Park, Elephant Park, Kruger Park, or Garden Route Tours for any length of time you wish to visit that area – transport and accommodation included
  • Should you be looking for something more thrilling, we suggest; Shark Viewing and Cage Diving, Scuba diving, Jet Boat, Harbour and Bay Cruises, Deep Sea and Inshore Fishing and Adventure Sailing
  • For the romantic we suggest a champagne pre-sunset or dinner cruise, or just a fantastic dinner in one of the many restaurants where you will enjoy sumptuous food and wine
  • We can arrange Diamond and Gold Tours or a personal visit to purchase diamonds and/or jewellery at very special prices

Offers well organized and low priced tours around the whole of South Africa. It has information on hostels, transport companies and adventure groups. We want to show you South Africa as it really is. We do not offer any tourist commerce or standardized hotel facilities.

Bike and Saddle®

Is Africa’s leading Eco-Active travel company that runs guided active journeys and short excursions in partnership with some of the world’s premier properties, from a 2-hour guided cycle through Cape Town to an 11-day Cycle Safari in South Africa’s world-renowned game reserves. Through our partnership with Bike & Saddle, Mountain Manor guests can enjoy a guided cycle through Cape Town, as well as the Winelands and much more!

Safari 2 Africa

Is a tour operator offering luxury African Safaris, African Safari Honeymoons and travel tours around southern Africa, including South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mauritius. Whether it be a holiday or honeymoon, make it one to remember, enjoying it in the beautiful surrounds of Africa, natures’s playground.

Manor Travel Tours

Cape Town Tours - Mountain Manor


Times: 08h30 – 17h30

  • Scenic coastal Clarens Drive, (Gordon’s Bay, Pringle Bay and Betty’s Bay)with spectacular views of false Bay
  • The Harold Porter National Botanical garden with its bird and plant life
  • Unsurpassed Whale watching in Hermanus and its surrounds (seasonal) Rotary Drive
  • A farm stall where you can shop for natural preserves, jams with a difference.
  • Informal wine tasting – Hamilton Russell Wine Estate (except Sundays)
  • The Sir Lowry’s Mountain Pass with it’s spectacular views of False Bay
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Big 5 Safari to Fairy Glen – 1 hour from Cape Town in luxury shuttles

  • Inverdoorn – 2,5 hours away from Cape Town
  • Duration: 06h00 – 17h30
  • Travel via the wine region and Klein Karoo
  • Welcome drinks on arrival
  • 2 hour game drive in open 4×4
  • Visit cheetah and lion projects
  • Lunch under trees in open-air Boma style restaurant
  • Relax around the pool in summer / fireplace in winter
  • Return to Cape Town via Hugenot tunnel
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Half Day – morning or afternoon

  • Table Mountain or Signal Hill (weather permitting)
  • A scenic drive through Camps Bay – Millionaires Drive
  • Coastal Drive
  • Maidens Cove – breathtaking view of 12 Apostles range
  • Clifton – fashionable beaches
  • Bo-Kaap – traditional Cape Malay quarters
  • Gold of Africa Museum (Mon – Sat)
  • Short guided Tour of Jewellery Manufacturing workshop
  • Grand Parade / City Hall
  • St Georges Cathedral
  • The Company Gardens – houses of Parliament
  • Green Market square
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Dyer Island, Gansbaai (2,5 hrs from Cape Town) 2 hour boat trip to Shark Alley where you have an 80% chance of seeing a great white PLUS southern Right Whales. Trips are weather dependant.

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7 days a week – starts at 09h30 – 13 stops every 20/30 minutes Red Route covers the following destinations:

  • V&A Waterfront
  • Kirstenbosch
  • World of birds
  • Township walking tour
  • Original T-Bag design
  • Boat trip to Seal Island
  • Mariners Wharf
  • Camps Bay Beach
  • Sea Point
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Situated in the Waterfront, OPEN DAILY 09h30 – 18h00. See the hot and cold oceans represented in this fantastic exhibition space.

Predator Exhibit – 15h00 daily
Kelps forest fish – 12h00 on Wednesdays and Sundays
Penguins in the River Meander project – 11h30 and 14h30 daily
Open for functions at well.

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Times: 08h15 – 12h45

  • District 6
  • District 6 Museum
  • Experience a local community church on Sundays (optional)
  • Enjoy the warm hospitality of a B+B
  • Visit a crèche offering a safe haven for children
  • Langa: enjoy the local market, arts and crafts | Visit a traditional healer | Shebeen (informal pub-optional)
  • Bonteheuwel
  • Gugulethu : Gugulethu Seven memorial | Amy Biehl memorial
  • Nyanga
  • Crossroads
  • Khayelitsha : a Local B+B
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Times 07h00 – 18h00

  • Clifton beach view and Camps Bay
  • Drive along 12 apostles
  • Llandudno
  • Hout Bay (optional trip to seal Island)
  • Mariners Wharf
  • Chapman’s Peak Drive (subject to being open)
  • Noordhoek – famous for it’s long beach
  • Cape Point Nature Reserve
  • The Cape of Good Hope
  • Simon’s Town – SA Naval headquarters
  • Penguin Colony (optional)
  • Boyes Drive – Scenic coastal Drive
  • The Fish Hoek Galley Restaurant (lunch optional)
  • Muizenberg – 15km beautiful sandy beaches
  • Constantia Valley
  • The Kistenbosch Botanical Gardens.
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Hop on hop off Orientation of the City (red route) and Hout Bay (Blue route)


7 days a week – starts at 09h30 – 13 stops every 20/30 minutes Red Route covers the following destinations:

  • V&A Waterfront
  • Green Market square
  • SA Museum
  • Jewish Museum
  • District 6 Museum
  • The Castle
  • Table Mountain Cableway
  • Camps Bay Beach
  • Sea Point
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The famous Robben Island, whose prison was once home to former South African president Nelson Mandela as well as many other black political freedom fighters, is now a World Heritage Site and provides stunning views across the bay with Table Mountain as its backdrop. A trip to the island is an unforgettable experience and offers a glimpse into the life and times of the apartheid era.

Daily tours to the island include the ferry trip there and back, an island tour and a tour of the prison with a former political prisoner as your guide. Allow three and a half hours for the trip (this includes the 1/2 hour ferry trip each way) and book in advance. Ferries leave at regular intervals throughout the day from the Clock Tower precinct at the V&A Waterfront.

How long? – 3 to 4 hours

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Weather permitting – meet at Cape Town Tourism office

Depart: Cape Town Tourism, corner of Burg and Castle Streets
When: Monday – Saturday 10h30
How long? 3 hours
We tell the story of Cape Town and its people . using street names, buildings, monuments etc as props. Dutch, slavery, British old and new SA.


The “Cape Town on Foot “walking tours which have been extended to include a visit to the Bo-Kaap on each walk, thus offering a true Cape Town experience. Duration is still 2.5 hours and departure from Monday to Friday is at 11 a.m. from Cape Town Tourism offices, Burg Street, and on Saturdays we start at 10 am. The walks are still conducted in English/German/French.

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Natural History Museums

  • South African Museum
  • Planetarium

Art History

  • South African National Gallery
  • Michaelis Collection

Social History

  • Slave Lodge
  • Castle of Good Hope
  • Groot Constantia
  • Bo-Kaap Museum
  • Koopmans De Wet House
  • Bertram House
  • Rust en Vreugd
  • Maritime centre
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