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Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town

History, Culture, Art and Music

Explore the streets of Cape Town and discover a diverse spread of African creativity.
 
Historical Walking Tour (3 hours)

Your personal guide takes you back in time as you stroll through Cape Town’s historic streets. See iconic landmarks including the Grand Parade, Castle of Good Hope and City Hall, where Nelson Mandela was welcomed back after 27 years in prison. Explore the vibrant Green Market Square, District Six Museum, beautiful Company Gardens and prestigious Government Avenue.

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San Bushmen Centre (full day tour)

Journey into the world of the descendants of the first indigenous people of southern Africa escorted by a San Bushman. Glean fascinating insights into their history, languages, customs and current affairs.

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Cape Malay Cooking Safari (full day tour)

Discover the culinary secrets of the aromatic Malay Quarter. Learn how to mix masala, fold samoosas and create a delicate Cape Malay curry during a hands-on, informal cooking workshop in a Bo-Kaap family home. Then sit back and savour a traditional Malay meal.

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Township Tour (half or full-day tour)

Visit one of Cape Town's townships and enjoy a warm welcome into a friendly neighbourhood. Tours are performed by guides from within the township communities, providing an authentic, informed and intimate experience.

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Robben Island (3.5 hour tour)

One of Cape Town’s most popular tours, it is led by a former prisoner, who takes you on a bus ride around the island into the historic village, seeing the Prison House, Lime Quarry, Leper Church, Lighthouse and World War II fortifications. The highlight is the maximum security prison and Nelson Mandela's prison cell.

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African Drumming at the Gold Museum

An all-in-one cultural experience, starting with a tour of the Gold Museum, which explores the ancient relationship between gold and the African continent. Afterwards, enjoy a drumming experience with an expert and a live performance before sitting down to a 15-course meal of Cape Malay and African cuisine.

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Cape Town Sightseeing bus (1 to 3 hours)

The best way to see the city is by hopping on and off the sightseeing bus, which departs daily from outside the Mount Nelson’s main entrance. Two different routes cover the city museums and natural attractions such as Hout Bay and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

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