Things To Do in Cape Town CentralTunnel and Dungeon Tour
Where? Starts at Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town
When? Best between 9h00 to 16h00 on a sunny day.
Booking well in advance is essential.
How? Call Matt on +27 (0)82 482-4006
How much? Price on request
Be part of the mystery and history of the Mother City in a new and very exciting experience called the Tunnel and Dungeon Tour. This is an underground tour that takes groups and individuals on a fascinating flashback to 17th century South Africa.
Cape Town, the capital city of the Western Cape, was dubbed ‘Little Amsterdam’ in the 1600’s, thanks to its canals and waterways, which were important transport routes at this time. Over the generations, these waterways became far more extensively used for waste disposal, rendering them toxic and dangerous to the public. So, in the 1800’s, these canals were covered up. Today, they lie beneath busy roads and highways, developed city centres and bustling pedestrian walkways. They are still important for storm water drainage, taking fresh water back to the Indian Ocean.
The tours of these canals, conducted by Cape Hope Adventures, take visitors below the pulse of the Cape Town city and back to a historical world. The qualified guide is full of interesting facts and fascinating insights into yesteryear. A hard hat and permit are provided, but you are requested to bring your own torch, drinking water and comfy non-slip shoes.
Organised tours for individuals or smaller groups are conducted at least twice a month, depending on demand. These are usually on a weekend at the end of a month. Group bookings for 10 to 20 people can be arranged at other times, depending on the needs and availability of the group. These are fantastic for team building initiatives or tour groups from around the world.
The tour starts at the Castle of Good Hope, which is, in itself, a fascinating site to explore. There is plenty of parking here, and it is close to a number of other local attractions (including the V & A Waterfront and Table Mountain).