A sightseeing tour through Cape Town is varied and very interesting. The city has a rich history which goes back further than its imperial colonization. There is much evidence of its prehistoric past in the rock art which can be seen at various locations around the city.A typical sightseeing tour can be taken on one of the many iconic red busses which leave the Cape Town city tourism office regularly. There are short city tours where visitors may hop on and off the busses at their convenience. Alternatively they can take the extended tour which takes them around the magnificent peninsula City Sightseeing Tours 2022 From the pretty Victoria and Alfred waterfront and the Two Oceans aquarium to the immaculate Winchester Mansions hotel, the sightseeing tour bus takes in all the sights and sounds of Cape Town. There are many more interesting places such as the Castle which was built over three hundred years ago and the district six museum which displays the city's diverse cultures. There is even a jewelry tour showing the history and discovery of gold in South Africa. If tourists decide on choosing the extended tour then they are exposed to far more natural beauty than the short city tour offers. One example is the National Botanical Gardens at Kirstenbosch. This showpiece of indigenous flora houses the country's floral treasures which is immaculately set out, displayed and protected for the public to view. The tour takes visitors as far out as Hout Bay and the World of Birds, a sanctuary mostly for birds of all species but for other varieties of animals as well. The sanctuary is situated just outside the little sea-side village of Hout Bay located below the magnificent cliffs of Chapman's Peak Drive, the roads of which were carved out by Italian prisoners of war during World War Two. Hout Bay is home to a large fishing community and also hosts the biggest wave surfing competition at Dungeons annually where the waves get up to fifty feet in height.