Cape Town is a natural beauty on it’s own, as people from all over the world flock to the city’s hustle and bustle. As a local Capetonian, I know all the ins and outs of the city and the wonders it has in store.
Our personal Tour
An adventure is an experience, and what is better than having a personal experience you and your circle can share alone. We take you on a personal adventure, with your own private vehicle. Your personal guide knows the perfect route for you and your circle to experience Cape Town in a unique way, and did I mention that we tell stories along the way?
This natural beauty has been around for millions of years and according to science, she’s still growing. With it’s majestic view and different fauna and flora, no wonder it has been awarded one of the 7 wonders of the world in 2012. We make our way to the top on foot, as I know the best route with the most to see, its advised to wear hiking gear for the climb. Adventure around every corner, it’s the perfect activity for those with an adventurous streak.
The real question is, what makes this such a popular attraction? Come along on our private tour and see for yourself.
We descend with the Cable car to our next destination, Cape Town Bo-Kaap.
The BO-Kaap is one of Cape Town’s most distinct neighborhoods and there’s so much to see, taste and explore. Your personal tour will take you into the heart of the BO-Kaap, for an up close and personal experience on what it is to be a Cape Malays.
So why the brightly painted houses?
As a matter of fact, the houses being painted a bright color represents their freedom the residents gained after the end of Apartheid, as they were forced into a designated section far from the ‘white residents’.
The Bo-Kaap residents have been around since the 1760’s, after generations, it’s still remarked as a cultural spot that cannot be showcased in a single image.
We take the streets into an area known as the Company gardens.
This beautiful oasis is right in the centre of Cape Town and is known as the breath of fresh air for the locals. The Company’s Garden was first built as a refreshment station for the trade route that rounded the tip of Africa between Europe and the east. Ships sent by the Dutch East India Company would stop by after months at sea and stock up on fresh produce grown in the garden—hence, “The Company’s Garden”.
The garden showcases fauna and flora, as the brown squirrel rules the roost.
The Garden is also home to the South African Museum and the Cape Town Holocaust Centre here, where you can view exhibits about the atrocities suffered by Jews during World War II.
Beyond that, there are dozens of little historical treasures you’d easily miss if you weren’t looking for them. There is the Rutherford Fountain—which still stands on the original spot where it was erected in 1864—and the well pump embedded in an oak tree which dates back to 1842. There’s also the oldest cultivated tree in South Africa—a saffron pear, propped up on huge steel crutches.
The garden has much more to offer, you just need to take a closer look at the surprises waiting around each corner.
Now for the next leg of our journey, a VIP Robben Island experience
The V&A Waterfront
This is our departure point to the world famous Robben Island, where the man himself, Nelson Mandela was an inmate at the correctional facility.
The V&A Waterfront is a destination by itself, as it showcases different aspects of the Cape Town lifestyle. We depart from the V&A Harbour on our private ferry, onward to Robben Island.
Personal Robben Island Experience
As we board the Ferry, the experience begins. The ferries were used to transport staff and political prisoners between the mainland and Robben Island. Your personal guide will enlighten you with stories and facts about what happened on the very Ferry you are boarded on. The sights and experiences along the way to Robben Island cannot be captured in a single photograph.
We disembark at Murray’s Bay Harbour situated on the east coast of the Island. Here we meet up with an ex political prisoner, as he takes us around the Island and recalls the true stories that have taken place inside the prison walls. The island’s itself first recorded landing was in 1498 when a group of Portuguese sailors took refuge there and stayed overnight in a cave.
Our tour takes us into the cell of Nelson Mandela. He spend 18 years out of the 27 years he was sentenced to in that very cell. Today, it is seen as a monument and a symbol for freedom in South Africa.
After an adventure filled day, we head back home. Reminiscing on the memories and unique experience we had, you can without a doubt say your experience was like no other.