Cape Town

1 Day Explore Cape Town Like a Local with Private Guided Transfer

Badge of ExcellenceCape Town Central, South Africa
Private Tour Cape Town City Highlights

From USD 147.59

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Nobody knows their away around South Africa's Mother City better than a local. Luckily, this full-day private tour pairs you with a Cape Town-based guide who can show you the best sights and attractions to suit your interests. Wander among the intensely colorful homes of the city's Bo-Kaap neighborhood, take a walking tour of Colonial-era sights and museums, or embark on a tram ride (own expense) up to the top of Table Mountain for breathtaking panoramic views. You can even enjoy a  drive along Cape Town's spectacularly rugged coast.
  • Private Cape Town tour, led by a knowledgeable local guide
  • Ride up Table Mountain by cable car (own expense) or ogle the city views from Signal Hill
  • Stop for photos at the eclectic Bo-Kaap neighborhood and admire the legendary Noon Gun
  • Relax on a scenic drive along the Atlantic coastline and pass through Clifton and Camps Bay
  • Enjoy a flexible itinerary and see the sights that interest you most

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private English speaking driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Walking tour of Cape Town
  • Food and drinks
  • Round-trip Table Mountain cable car ride*
  • V&A Waterfront boat ride

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

09:00 am

What To Expect

Table Mountain

2 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Signal Hill

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Company's Gardens

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Greenmarket Square

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Noon Day Gun

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

2 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Africa Select Journeys (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • *Please note: Table Mountain Cableway will be closed to perform maintenance for about two weeks in July /August. Cable car tickets will not be bookable then but the hiking trails remain open. A visit to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens could be a suitable alternative during this period.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Personal comprehensive travel insurance is excluded and recommended
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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16 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Early on our first full day in Cape...
Susan_G, July 2016
Early on our first full day in Cape Town, we met our tour guide Eon hotspots2c. Susan found him thru rave reviews on Viator we have used them extensively in numerous parts of the world and requested him by name for a private tour of Cape Town, South Africa SA. Eon is a native Capetonian and has a gregarious personality that shines through in sharing his love for his homeland. We had done our research as to some places to go, so Eon made sure that he matched the tour to our specific interests. We went to Table Mtn early, so we wouldnt get stuck in the long lines later and Eon answered all our questions on the flora and fauna there. Spent quite a bit of time running around taking photos of dassies and sunbirds and of course the view! Then headed over to Kirstenbosch Gardens and the boomslang, a fairly new addition for the 100th anniversary of the Gardens. Its a canopy walk thats shaped like a serpent, meandering high up in the canopy of trees. We were lucky enough to have found male and female spotted eagle owls resting in a tree while at the Gardens. Very cool! Saw the V and A Waterfront next. At the V and A, Eon took us to an inexpensive market that had all sorts of edible goodies, from biltong and kudu jerky, to SA beer, to smoothies, to chocolate covered nuts. We would never have found it on our own! Then on to the colorful Bo Kaap area with its gaily painted houses and flowers. You can't get a better private tour than this one, especially if Eon is your guide.
Terrific private full day tour for...
elisabeth r, Jan 2016
Terrific private full day tour for my husband and myself, reasonably priced, with Eon as our guide. I highly recommend him. We only had a couple days before our cruise so we wanted to maximize our experience. He arrived on time and in addition to suggesting key area highlights, as this was our first trip, but he made sure he took us to where we wanted to go, as opposed to just following a set route. We started with the Table Mountain gondola on this glorious day and beat the crowds, then went to see the noon gun go off on Signal Hill. Eon even knew from which angle and when to get the best photo. He also took us to colorful local neighborhoods and gave us a great overview of the city in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. Then on to Kirkenbosch Gardens for a walk and lunch. He really knows Cape Town and was also willing to openly talk about local culture and political issues, which we are always interested in on our tours. He inspired a desire to return to Cape Town and do more tours in this fascinating area. Five stars plus!
What an amazing day we had!!! Our...
Luke H, Aug 2015
What an amazing day we had!!! Our guide was brilliant, Andrew knew all the best places to go, showed us the true Cape Town, a mix of history, culture, and present day, showing us all the sights and the best places to go, and helping us with all our stupid questions!!!
Response from Host, Dec 2020
Hi Luke - there is no such thing as a stupid question... An unforgettable & authentic SA adventure experience is exactly what we aim for. I've informed Andrew and the whole hotspots2c office team about your excellent 5star review... when you're happy = we're happy :) - Keep on adventuring, from Ferdi & team Hotspots2c
Wonderful day with a great tour guide...
Jeannine R, Nov 2014
Wonderful day with a great tour guide, he showed us everything!
Response from Host, Dec 2020
Wonderful review - what more can we say... thanks so much for recommending our tour to your friends and family and also sharing your experience with the world. - Keep exploring and see South Africa differently with us, Ferdi & team Hotspots2c
The guide was excelent, very friendly...
Maria Virginia V, Apr 2014
The guide was excelent, very friendly and knowledgeable . Everything was great
Response from Host, Dec 2020
Thanks for recommending our tours and sharing your experience with the world by review. We loved that you liked it this much - Keep exploring and see South Africa differently with us, Ferdi & team Hotspots2c
Eon was an outstanding tour...
Lance_J, Apr 2014
Eon was an outstanding tour guide....we loved his personal touches and knowledge. One of the best we've ever had.
Response from Host, Dec 2020
Thanks for taking the time to inform us of your excellent time spent on tour with Eon. We love all our guides and each and every guide is hand-picked with a meticulous selection process to ensure the best possible fit for each individual tour too. Thanks again, - Keep exploring and see South Africa differently with us, Ferdi & team Hotspots2c
It was probably not quite what I...
Eileen M, Mar 2014
It was probably not quite what I expected. I did have the tour guide who was very knowledgable but I felt like I was just getting the same tour that would have been done with a group but without the group. I was under the impression that I could have had more flexibility in what I was able to ask to see/do but this did not really transpire. He did take me to a couple of places that probably would not go to on the tour such as the noon day gun. I did have some ideas of what I wanted to see but still felt I was being taken on the normal tour path. As it was much more expensive having your own guide I would suggest that it is made clear to the tour guide that there should be more flexibility around what the individual may want to see or do. Maybe because this is a new initiative it is still being ironed out.
Response from Host, July 2019
Hi Eileen, thank you so much for taking the time to share your valuable feedback. We apologise if you felt that your private tour was not what you expected. We do aim to ensure that our private tours allow guests a unique experience and the ability to tailor the day to what they enjoy most. However, as the tour was a private tour with a set itinerary and not a custom (tailor-made) tour, we also strive to ensure we deliver on all the inclusions that were promised. Guests are always welcome to communicate their wishes to their guide, who will go out of their way to make those wishes a reality! We hope your memories of the Cape live on for many years to come, and be sure to contact us again when you are back in Cape Town. We'd love to show you around again - from Ferdi & team
Très bonne journée avec un guide...
pierre_c, Mar 2017
Très bonne journée avec un guide pour 3 personnes ce qui est très appréciable . Un guide à notre écoute , qui a adapté le programme selon nos souhaits . Un petit regret le téléphérique de Table Mountain ne fonctionnait pas à cause du vent

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