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BELOW THE SURFACE is a unique urban adventure with strong historical and environmental significance.
You will be exploring aspects of Cape Town that relate to the focal point of the social life for the first 200 years of the European occupation.

This experience was born from a team build exercise and has grown since into an holistic experience. This tunnel is steeped in South Africa’s earliest history and legend, and has a strong adventure element too. This is exploration of what was once an open river flowing down the slopes of Table Mountain to the ocean, feeding the early Van Riebeeck settlement.

We will meet at the Castle and take you to the entrance from here. At the entrance we will descend into the depths of the city’s underground passageways and explore the historic that was once an open river running down the slopes of Table Mountain. The run-off from Platteklip and Silverstroom gorge converges at the foot of the mountain and was know in heyday as the 'Varsche rivier' which ran down the face of the mountain and discharged into the sea. This is the reason the settlers choose Cape Town as a refreshment station, and is now one of the oldest catchment tunnels in South Africa.

All patrons will enter the tunnel, through a cast-iron manhole at the foot of Table Mountain. Each issued with gumboots and a flashlight.

The tunnel is extremely clean and well ventilated. Natural lighting adds to the ambiance of the walk and the air is fresh. This experience makes for great photographs and memories. 

A medium level of physical exertion will be required. Those capable of climbing 3 flights of stairs, unassisted, poses the physical capability to complete this exercise. Should you suffer from sever claustrophobia, high blood pressure and weak joints (hips, legs, ankles) you will need to consult our team. 

The minimum number of patrons per tour required is 10. You can either join an existing group or book your own group on a tour. The largest group we we have accommodated to date is 80 persons from the Cape Town Natural History Club and this was done comfortably.

We do not recommend children under 7 and offer a half price discount for children under 12.

Come and see for yourself. Click here for a VIDEO


SOUTH AFRICAN TOURISM UPDATE: Listed as one of the top 10 heritage and Cultural experiences in Cape Town. See it on Page 16, click on Cape Town , click on Explore the Mother City Underground. 

CITY VIEWS: Top 12 trends in the Mother city for 2012. Water is listed no5. Thank you for the mention Carron. ARTICLE

CAPE TOWN TOURISM www.tourismcapetown.co.za: Kelly Smith joins us on a tour a provides an honest view of the tour. ARTICLE

WHAT IS ON IN CAPE TOWN www.whatsonincapetown.com: Jana Van Heerden had to come see for herself what all the fuss is about. Read the ARTICLE

A ROOM WITH A VIEW www.aroomwithaview.co.za: Cape Towns Secret Tunnel Tour. ARTICLE

DIE BURGER www.dieburger.com: Ons het reeds ons kopliggies en gumboots aan toe die geskiedenisles ietwat impromptu begin in ’n klein skadukol langs ’n gapende mangat bo in Buitenkantstraat in Vredehoek. Ons staan in ’n......Kliek vir ARTIKEL

PANGA MANAGEMENT pangamanagement.wordpress.com: Panga Management felt like Alice in wonderland falling down the rabbit/man-hole over the weekend. Click for ARTICLE

DIRTY BOOTS www.dirtyboots.co.za: Two guys, One day, 18 Adventures aiming for a WORLD RECORD...Click for ARTICLE

CAPE ARGUS www.capeargus.co.za: As threats of future water scarcity mount for Cape Town, gallons upon gallons of water rush from Table Mountain, through the city's belly and into the sea every day. Click for ARTICLE

www.andrewboraine.com: I’ve just got back from an amazing walk underneath the city through an old water tunnel that runs from Oranjezicht to the Castle. The walk was...Click for ARTICLE
CAPE TIMES 2009: Click for ARTICLE

Bryan Chitty: ....when a group of us disappeared below the surface of Cape Town to discover the tunnel in upper Oranjezicht below Platteklip on Table Mountain an area called Camissa, the place of sweet water,..Click for ARTICLE

DINNER FUNCTION : Groote Schuur President Residency


CLIENT: Ferring Pharmaceuticals through Confab Consulting
GROUP: 85 EXCO - International
LOCATION: Groote Schuur President Residency


QUAD & PICNIC : Rhebokskloof

CLIENT: Old Mutual Investment Group
GROUP: Finance & Marketing Teams
LOCATION: Rhebokskloof Estate, Cape Winelands

THE EXPERIENCE: Scenic Quadbike ride & Picnic luncheon

Although the weather did not completely play along, the spirits of this team could not be dampened. The experience was created to offer a reward for hard work and team effort over the past year. A relaxed day of picnics & quadbikes kept everyone busy. With the variety of beautiful trails on offer at Rhebokskloof 'the brave' who was keen to take part despite the rain seemed to thrive on the MUD that came with the territory! Picnic baskets & blankets, great wine in the cosy tasting room - and of course MUD all contributed to a fun and relaxed day!

SAND DUNES & SEAFOOD : Atlantis & Strandkombuis


CLIENT: Ferring Pharmacueticals through Confab Consulting
GROUP: 85 EXCO - International
LOCATION: Atlantis Sand Dunes & Strandkombuis boma

THE EXPERIENCE: Sand Dunes & Sea Food

SANDBOARD, 4X4, QUADS, JET SKI, MASSAGE : Atlantic Dunes and Mykonos


CLIENT: Prudential
GROUP: Portfolio Managers
LOCATION: Atlantis dunes
EXPERIENCE: Atlantis Dunes: Sandboarding, 4x4 & Quadbiking + Club Mykonos: Lunch, Jet Ski & Massage

What a dramatic day...thank goodness. The cloud provided much needed shade and allowed for amazing photographs. The group were collected from their offices and taken to the dunes 45min outside of Cape Town. Here they enjoyed 4x4ing in the Willys jeeps, quad biking and Sandboarding. The ground was nice and hard due to rain fall from the previous night. Then it was off to Boesmanland Plaas kombuis for a hearty West Coast buffet before Jetskiing and Massage and Clyb Mykonos. The day really gave the group the time and space to connect at a new level. Humour was high and the group inspired.

A successful day. Thanks team.


CLIENT: Ferring Pharmacueticals through Confab Consulting
GROUP: 600 - International
LOCATION: Kirstenbosch Gardens

THE EXPERIENCE:Summer Picnic with Jazz and roaming canapes dinner

Guests arrived to welcome cocktails as the sun set behind the majestic Table Mountain. A 'summer picnic' was created on the lawns and guest had various options to indulge in: a leisurely stroll through the softly lit pathways, stargazing with the Astoboffs team or simply relaxing on comfortable picnic blankets.

The menu included anything from finger foods and canapes such as sushi & carvery wraps to a delicious ending with rosewater & white chocolate infused Creme Brulee...
Wandering minstrels and Jazz Quartet enhanced the mood further.
The magical evening ended with the guests reluctantly boarding the coaches back to their various hotels.