Below the Surface Tunnel Tours: Cape Town's Unique Underground Adventure.
A new take on urban sightseeing! Like the geological layers found in sedimentary rock, cities also have their historical layers. A tour below the city of Cape Town, in the dark tunnels, channels and chambers, will bring to light some unusual aspects of the fascinating history of this town. Here you will rediscover the many streams that tumbled off Table Mountain bringing sweet fynbos tinted water to the inhabitants. It’s an opportunity to imagine what Cape Town would have been like in the 1600’s and what it could be like in the future if these streams are restored to their rightful place. It’s a thought-provoking look at how development thoroughly alters the landscape and its natural bounty, often to our detriment.
But it’s not all doom and gloom! Even famous adventurers, like Norwegian Erling Kagge, are getting into exploring the underground infrastructure of major cities. This is a real subterranean adventure. As your guide closes the manhole and you say goodbye to the sun you, will enter a strange world of impressive old canal architecture, interrogation chambers, determined roots of ancient trees and kilometres of tunnels and escape passages.