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Cape Town
Private and Small Group Guided Tours

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Nicknamed "Mother City", Cape Town is the de facto heart of South Africa.
Cape Town is a port city cradled in the bay below South Africa's scenic Table Mountain. It has a colorful past with many different incarnations—from ancient indigenous Khoisan settlement to Dutch colony to slave trading hub to multicultural modern democratic state. Off the coast of Cape Town is Robben Island, the former penitentiary where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 of his 27 years in jail. Today, Cape Town is celebrated for its panoramic views, multicultural energy, and extensive food and wine scenes. Experience Cape Town's vibrancy with Context's private guided tours.

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Cape Town Private Tours

Want to make sense of the stunning city of Cape Town? Join a sommelier, historian, or journalist on our signature private guided tours of Cape Town. Lasting, on average, 3 hours, a Context tour in Cape Town is designed to take you on a deep travel journey. Visiting for the first time? We recommend our Cape Town City Tour, a historical dive into the Castle of Good Hope and the city surroundings. Feeling peckish? Then we invite you to savor biltong and fynbos tea on our Cape Town Food Tour. Alternatively, wine enthusiasts can see some of the region’s most gorgeous wineries in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek on our Cape Town Wine Tour. Looking for an in-depth examination into the history of the Malay community? Then our Bo-Kaap Tour fits the bill with a detailed discovery of the distinct heritage and history. Anxious about your trip or wondering how to make the most of it? Book our Welcome to Cape Town Tour. We’ll meet you at your accommodation for a 2-hour orientation chat and mini-tour of your neighborhood.
What Context Cape Town Travelers Say
25 Reviews (4.71)

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Kim was excellent. She and the driver had not worked together before and they were an excellent team.
Joline was delightful! She was very knowledgeable and wanted to gear the tour to the interests of our teenagers.
Hi Context! My parents and I have been on several different context tours and have always been so impressed. It can be hard to find serious tours and context typically delivers. I understand that Cape Town is a new location for context. I was disappointed in my experience in Cape Town as I didn't think it was a consistent experience that I have had before with Context. I think our guide is more than qualified and is clearly so knowledgeable. Further, she adds local colour to the tour and happily shares her personal experiences growing up in South Africa. That being said, I found much of her tour to be anecdotal stories and pseudo-scientific rather than deep factual explanations of significant historical events. For instance, we glazed over the Anglo-Boer war and only barely discussed Apartheid and Mandela. For those participants looking to learn about Slavery exclusively and are interested in stories about specific slave experiences and Lesser known Boer figures, then she is your guide! But the title of the tour is Dutch trading to Democracy, which encompasses much more than that. I can also appreciate that of course, it is challenging to cover so much history in three hours, but I don't feel like I walked away with a deeper understanding of the more significant historical events. Perhaps more coordination between Context and the guides to ensure the consistency is required. I will continue to go on Context tours. In fact, I'm booked in Vienna next week. I am otherwise, always impressed w the Context experience, but think this one tour could use a little more oversight. I hope this feedback was helpful!! Thank you, Claire