Affectionately referred to as the "mother city" of South Africa, Cape Town is one of those sophisticated tourist destinations that should be on every traveller’s bucket list. This is an inspiring and exciting city that is jam-packed with attractions and entertainment to suit every type of visitor and every kind of budget. With an impressive collection of museums, art galleries and theatres as well as a fantastic range of options for shopping and dining, this multicultural metropolis leaves other South African cities floundering in its wake. Combine this with an abundance of unique flora and fauna and stunning scenery and you have all the ingredients for a truly exceptional trip.
The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront sits in the heart of Cape Town’s historic harbour and is the ultimate destination for those who seek the unusual combination of retail therapy and culture. Excellent shops, bars and restaurants sit happily alongside historic museums. From here, hop on a ferry to Robben Island where President Mandela spent decades as a prisoner. Guided tours of the prison offer a stark reminder of his struggle – sobering, but not to be missed.
No visit to Cape Town is complete without making your way to the top of the iconic Table Mountain. Whether you choose to ascend in style in one of the pretty cable cars or you decide to tackle one of the tramping trails, make sure you get to the summit! From here, climbers will be rewarded with stunning views of the city and the ocean as it stretches greedily out to the horizon.
For another view that is out of this world, make your way to the coastal cliffs that make up the Cape of Good Hope. This unique vantage point offers exceptional views that are awe-inspiring and humbling in equal measure.
From here, make the short journey to Boulders Beach. Kick back on the blindingly white sand, build castles with the kids or float in the turquoise waters. This area is also home to a unique colony of endangered African penguins so make your way along the boardwalk to Foxy Beach and pay them a visit.
Finally, if you are seeking time out from the bustle of the city, plan a trip to the magnificent Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Learn about the conservation of indigenous flora while enjoying a relaxing stroll around the perfumed gardens. This is the perfect way to recharge your batteries for round two.
Tour, Mountains and Museums
Climb to the summit of this spectacular mountain and you'll be rewarded with sweeping views of Cape Town and the stunning surrounds of Table Bay.
Discover pristine sandy beaches, unique rock formations and an endangered African penguin colony – just 40 kilometres south of Cape Town.
Visit the cell where Nelson Mandela spent most of his sentence and explore the Table Bay island that has also served as a leper colony and a military base.
Visit this beautiful botanical garden to learn about cultivation and conservation while exploring the rich diversity of South Africa’s indigenous flora.
Enjoy stunning scenery, rich cultural heritage and an eclectic variety of wildlife – all within reach of Africa’s most southerly tip.
With sharks, rays, tropical fish and forests of kelp, this aquatic attraction provides deep insights into life under the ocean waves.
Ranking just under Johannesburg as South Africa's second-most populous city, Cape Town caters to nature lovers as much as culture enthusiasts. This hop-on hop-off tour grants you the flexibility to explore the city according to your own itinerary.
We offer a boat based Marine Eco Tour from the V&A Waterfront with Hydrofoil technology on a stable platform. Encapsulated in this prolific marine eco system in Table Bay, Cape Town has numerous different species which include penguins, seals, dolphins, sunfish, whales and pelagic bird life that call this eco system home.
Treat yourself to a magical evening in Green Point—a gorgeous seaside neighborhood nestled between Signal Hill and the Atlantic Ocean. Soak up the local flavor during a live dinner theater performance, and then delight in a sumptuous buffet featuring fine wines from the Cape Winelands region.
A sightseeing drive to the Cape Point Nature reserve and around the Cape Peninsula is a “must do” day trip when visiting Cape Town. The magnificent Cape Point route is one of the great day tours from Cape Town.
With a rugged coastline, species of African game, and endemic vegetation, discover the natural wonders of the Cape Peninsula on a half-day tour. Gaze out upon sweeping views of the coastline and enjoy the sight of roaming wild animals as you visit charming shoreline towns.
In Stellenbosch, be swept away by breathtaking scenery and rows upon rows of wonderful, wine-producing vines. Travel inland to the lush, green countryside that forms the center of South Africa's wine-growing economy and visit 3 famous wine producers for tastings.
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