During the early days of Cape Town canals and rivers acted as routes of travel and supplied the Company Gardens and ships with fresh water. Sadly, these canals and rivers became an unofficial waste disposal system which was covered up sometime during the late 19th century. Still in existence today though, these tunnels – approximately two meters in diameter – which are located under the busy streets of the CBD and now help with storm water drainage, channel fresh run-off water from Table Mountain (straight into the sea).
This journey through these underground tunnels and beneath the belly of the Mother City is accompanied by qualified guide and a professional rescue medic (just in case), and each explorer gets a permit and a hard hat. Explorers need to be physically fit and surefooted, as parts of the tunnels can be slippery and as there are obstacles to hurdle and ladders to climb. This expedition is great for adults and kids over 8 years of age. Children need to be accompanied by an adult.