Unless you have access to a tricked-out and
plutonium-powered DeLorean or unwieldy blue telephone-booth with a snappy
acronym for a nickname, time-travel can be tricky at best and unattainable at
worst. Rather than just hoping to come across the requisite equipment, let
history repeat itself as many times as you want and save up to 65% on a
ninety-minute Underground Tunnel tour beneath the City with Good Hope
Table Mountain and the extensively popular clubbing-scene
aren’t the only things that make Cape Town such a fabulous tourist destination.
Unbeknownst to many of the Mothercity’s denizens, below them lurks a less-than-murky
not-quite-abyss of culture and history, inhabited by the story of times-past
rather than just Ninja-Turtles.
The Secret Tunnels beneath the city, parts of the
underground Canals and Rivers date back to 1652 and used to supply the Company
Gardens and passing ships with fresh water. Later, these rivers became the
pleasant walkways shaded by oaks, like Cape Town’s very own Little Amsterdam –
Gentleman’s Walk. After much retooling, the canals now convey spring water to
the ocean, and Good Hope Adventures’ tour gives you the chance to experience
some of the history and impressive architecture they boast.
Starting at the Castle of Good Hope and winding for ninety
minutes through the shadowy river of our country’s history and heritage, the
tour provides an experience that is both educational and rather exciting. While
it wouldn’t be good to give away some of the more thrilling bits, it’s
important to note that you’ll need a torch and non-slip trainers which you
don’t mind getting a bit wet. Whether you’re taking a trip down the city’s own
memory-lane by yourself or with a buddy’s hand to hold, it’s sure to be a
near-two hours that you won’t forget in a hurry.
Tour Fact: The world’s most exclusive tour occurs only once every twenty-five years and takes a maximum of five guests. It includes an overnight stay in Niddrys Wynd and a trip down the Thames in a tugboat to watch the icicles form in winter.