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One of Cape Town's biggest tourist attractions, the Waterfront evokes shopping, entertainment, restaurants, bars, boat trips, Robben Island Museum, Nelson Mandela Gateway, art, helicopter tours.
At the V&A Waterfront. The museum showcases the maritime history of Table Bay and houses the largest collection of model ships in South Africa.
At the V&A Waterfront is without doubt one of the most exciting attractions in the city, particularly if you have children. There is a wonderful child play area, child-height window benches and a ‘touch pool’ where they can touch and feel kelp, shells and anemones add to the appeal.
Capetonians like to think of the Cape Quarter as Cape Town's best kept secret! Home décor, art and artefacts, fashion, beauty, health and lifestyle related stores all delivered in a unique Cape Malay architecture.
Cape Town's Atlantic Seaboard has a spectacular beachfront promenade, stretching the length of Mouille Point and Sea Point, and copies the coastline curves with views of the sea and small beaches. A green lawn separates this beachside path from the roadside pavement (sidewalk) which follows the coastal Beach Road.
Is an eye-catching landmark in Mouille Point with its bold red and white candy stripes.
The Atlantic Seaboard, also known as Cape Town’s ‘Riviera’, stretches from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront on the north shore of Table Mountain all the way down the west side of the Cape Peninsula to Hout Bay, with easy access to some of the world’s finest beaches.
A unique combination of history, fine wine, traditional food, military ceremonies and craftsmanship awaits you at this pentagonal fortification. Built between 1666 and 1679, the Castle is the oldest surviving building in South Africa. The Castle, was, however, not the first fort to be built at the Cape.
Is housed in the South African Museum building in Cape Town. The venue is a round celestial theatre, utilising a complex Minolta star machine and multiple projectors to transport the audience through the wonders of the universe.
Is a large public park and botanical garden set in the heart of Cape Town, home to a rose garden, Japanese garden, fish pond and aviary.
District Six was the name of the Sixth Municipal District of Cape Town, established in 1867. The museum acts as a reminder of the terrible forceful removal of the residents during South Africa's apartheid era.
An exciting new theatre in Cape Town’s legendary District Six, The Fugard, is home to the internationally acclaimed Isango Portobello Theatre Company.
Known for its brightly coloured houses and situated at the foot of Signal Hill, Bo-Kaap is the spiritual home of the Cape’s Muslim community.
Long Street could be described as the funkiest and loudest street in Cape Town. Bustling with markets, vintage clothing shops and boerewors roll stands during the day and hosting parties of all kinds at plethora of bars, restaurants, pubs and clubs lining this iconic road once the sun sets.
The city of Cape Town, is home to South Africa’s Parliament - Cape Town is the legislative capital.
The oldest museum in sub-Saharan Africa, the South African Museum (SAM) has been adding to their collections for nearly 200 years and was established in 1825.
One of Cape Towns oldest markets, set on a cobbled square between Short and long Market Streets.
This theatre was opened in 1971 and aims to promote the performing arts. It consists of a team of expert designers, seamstress and other theatre staff.
The CTICC is an International exhibition and conference venue featuring auditoriums, exhibition and trade show space, grand ballroom, meeting suites, galleries, conservatories and landings as well as the largest, most advanced kitchen facility in the Western Cape.
Since the first person laid eyes on Table Mountain, it has exerted its powerful and charismatic pull, drawing any and all who fall under its spell. The way to the top has never been easy, and for many centuries only a handful could say that they had climbed it.
Signal Hill, which connects Kloof Nek to Lion’s Head, in the distinctive shape of a lion’s rump, is one of the most famous spots in Cape Town for sundowners. Views from the 350m high summit are nothing short of spectacular, particularly at night, and picnic dinners with accompanying drinks is something of a capital pastime.
The peak forms part of a dramatic backdrop with Table Mountain to the cityscape of Cape Town.
Is a non-profit project celebrating local food, culture and community through urban farming in Cape Town.
This rather grand, shrine-like structure goes way beyond being a memorial to the imperialist Cecil John Rhodes but it’s a great place to go for tea and take in the magnificent view of bustling Cape Town towards the Helderberg and Hottentots Holland Mountains.
Every Saturday morning, small farmers, beer crafters, designers, artisan chocolate makers, bakers, and vintage collectors and lovers meet at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock to sell, buy, and share ideas.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is world renowned for the beauty and diversity of the Cape flora it displays and for the magnificence of its setting against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain.
The grand old Newlands Rugby Stadium is one of the three oldest rugby stadiums in the world.
Set in the ultra-green suburb of Newlands, Newlands Rugby Stadium has a capacity of 51 000 with steeply elevated stands affording maximum visibility and electrifying viewpoints.
With over 400 speciality stores, Canal Walk is dedicated to providing the ultimate shopping experience for visitors - both local and International.
Ratanga is an extremely popular theme park and one of the major attractions in Cape Town. Twenty hectares of huge trees, dense subtropical vegetation, and waterways takes you in to another world entirely, one in which merry-go-rounds, rollercoasters and screams of pleasure and excitement are par for the course.
For nearly 400 years, was a place of banishment, exile, isolation and imprisonment. It was here at Robben Island that rulers sent those regarded as political troublemakers, social outcasts and the unwanted of society.
The Hout Bay Harbour is the main attraction in Hout Bay and also one of the busiest harbours in the Western Cape with a thriving tuna, snoek and crayfish industry.
Is an exhilarating nine kilometre road cut into the mountainside with sheer cliffs dropping into the sea. The route snakes its way between Hout Bay and Noordhoek along the rocky Atlantic Coast. Close to the most south-western tip of South Africa, it is one of the most magnificent ocean drives on the planet.
The headquarters of the South African Astronomical Observatory, at the site of the original Royal Observatory. The location features administration facilities, library and museum, workshops, and historical telescopes that visitors can gaze through at night.
A private golf club set in the idyllic surroundings of the Constantia Valley.. Known for its hybrid plan, it offers traditionalists the opportunity to “bump and run” (a rare shot in South Africa) in the rough around the greens, and to meet the challenges of strategically placed sand pits and waterways.
Two round courses, bisected by a 1 200-metre sprint course – the three converging in front of the main grandstand – make Kenilworth unique. They also offer what many consider to be the best going in the country.
This amazing casino and entertainment world is a first for the Mother City and is also the only casino situated in the Western Cape. GrandWest offers round-the-clock entertainment for the whole family.
Melkbos beach offers surfing conditions and is a popular spot for kitesurfing, windsurfing, crayfishing and boating. Dolphin Beach is known for its amazing windsurfing and kite surfing opportunities. It’s also a great beach for dolphin and whale watching, long beach walks and jet skiing.
The Southern African Foundation For The Conservation Of Coastal Birds, is a non-profit sea bird rehabilitation centre based in Cape Town. Their primary focus is to conserve and protect South Africa's sea birds, especially threatened species, for the benefit of present and future generations.
Some nine estates lie on the beautiful, rolling Tygerberg hills, producing a wide variety of wines.
Imhoff Equestrian Centre offers horse enthusiasts a wonderful ride through Noordhoek's beautiful scenery.
Situated in the corner where the rather wild northern shore meets the rocky but well populated eastern side of the peninsula, is a long family-friendly beach where almost every Cape Town surfer learned to catch a wave. Recently awarded Blue Flag Beach status, Muizenberg Beach is one of the most popular Cape Town beaches.
Kalk Bay has one of the best reefs in Cape Town for surfing and the fascinating Kalk Bay caves for landlubber adventures. While out for a fishing boat tour you will have the opportunity to observe seals, dolphins, Great White Sharks and in season Southern Right Whales in their natural habitat.
Experience the historical village of Simon’s Town since 1741. The walk captures the history from the days the Dutch East India Company declared Simon’s Town as the winter anchorage for their ships from 15 May to 15 August each year, to the Second British occupation of 1806, up to today.
Boulders Beach is a sheltered beach made up of inlets between granite boulders, from which the name originated. Popular because of a colony of African Penguins which settled there in 1982. Boulders Beach forms part of the Table Mountain National Park.
The out-and-return trail from Cape Point to the Cape of Good Hope starts at the Cape Point parking area and descends through fynbos to the cliffs above Dias Beach. The trail continues to Cape Maclear viewpoint before descending to the southernmost point of the Cape Peninsula, the Cape of Good Hope.
Starting behind the upper funicular station, the Cape Point Lighthouse Walk descends below the Old Lighthouse on the False Bay side of the cliffs. The short walk levels out before reaching the viewpoint above the New Lighthouse.
Home to more than 140 wine farms, Stellenbosch. It is the second oldest town in South Africa. Stellenbosch and it's winelands boasts the largest concentration and variety of wine farms and wine tasting venues in the country and together form the wine making, research and viticultural hub of South Africa.
With its five kilometre long stretch of white sand, Strand Beach is a perfect family beach for swimming, sunbathing and a variety of marine sports. Although the beach is mostly sandy, there are two rock pools frequented by rock and surf anglers at low tide.
Waterworld Strand is a popular family fun park near Strand Beach. The water park has a kids’ waterslide, adventure play section, shaded Jacuzzi pool for parents, coffee shop and benches with umbrellas for picnics. The venue is protected from the wind and the pools are solar heated.
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