Posted on 9/15/2012

Secret Tunnel Adventures underneath Cape Town

Take a stroll beneath the streets of Cape Town... Dont miss this exciting event on Saturday 01 September and Monday 24 September at 10:00 and 14:00 for Heritage Month.Parts of the city canals and rivers date back to 1652, when they used to supply the Company Gardens and the passing ships with fresh water in Jan van Riebeecks days. The rivers flowing through the bustling seaside town became pleasant walkways, shaded by oaks, with bridges going over them.The canals of Little Amsterdam, once beautiful, sadly became an unofficial waste disposal system. In Victorian days, they were systematically covered over.Today these canals, now tunnels about 2m in diameter, still exist and relentlessly channel fresh, crystal-clear water from Table Mountain ... currently, straight to the sea.Bring your own headlamps, bottled water and river shoes (or gumboots) to explore the belly of the Mother City. Then pop in/out of a manhole on the manicured lawns of the Castle.Learn all about the fascinating history of the waters flowing below the City.This 90-minute experience is suitable for children aged from seven years upwards to adults with an adventurous spirit.Children need to be accompanied by a guardian.Explorers need to be physically fit and surefooted because certain parts of the tunnels can be slippery. There are a number of obstacles and ladders to climb.Secure your place by booking early as there are only 24 places per adventure. The Cost per Adult is R225 and under 18 is R175.Participation includes entrance to the Castle.Contact Matt on 0824824006, or email info on Free entry refund to the best solution for water pollution story for Spring Day.One Free entry refund to the best dressed tunnel explorer on Heritage Day.
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