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Sea Point and Mouille Point

Sea Point and Mouille Point Sea Point has a three-kilometer long promenade, a large sea water pool, shops, night clubs, discos and a huge diversity of restaurants. It is a popular seaside resort and the most densely populated residential area is the peninsula. There is a saying that 'Sea Point never sleeps'! Sea Point offers visitors a variety of pubs, music clubs, coffee shops and restaurants....

Bo-Kaap

Bo-Kaap area buildings The Bo-Kaap Also know as the Malay Quarter, and mainly inhabited by descendants of slaves who were brought to the settlement from India and the East Indies in the early days. Many of the flat-roofed houses date from the 18th century. This area of narrow, cobblestone streets and mosques is notable for a distinctive architectural style. Pastel colours are much in evidence...

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens These world-renowned gardens are dedicated to the preservation of the indigenous plants of Southern Africa, and are beautifully situated on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain. As many as 6 000 different species are grown here, including ancient cycads and many species of protea, Erica, pelargoniums and ferns. Kirstenbosch grows only indigenous South African plants....

Kalk Bay

Kalk Bay A delightful fishing village on the False Bay coast with a protected little harbour full of brightly painted wooden boats. Go at around 1pm to watch the fishermen offload their catch and you can buy your supper straight from the boat. The Kalk Bay Harbour is a colorful place of small fishing boats and fresh fish being sold from the outdoor market. The ladies cleaning the...

Hout Bay

Hout Bay The bustling ambiance of this attractive resort is enhanced by large fleets of colorful fishing vessels. Fresh seafood is a specialty at Mariner's Wharf. The World of Birds, one of the world's largest bird sanctuaries, is home to a brilliant array of indigenous and exotic birds (some 400 species) which inhabit large walk-in aviaries. The early Dutch settlers sent a party...

Constantia Wine Route

Constantia Wine tour About Constantia Constantia is one of the most up market suburbs of Cape Town with enormous houses set in leafy grounds behind big walls. In the shadow of Table Mountain the area is green and cool with a good selection of hotels and guest houses. Groot Constantia, the Cape’s oldest vineyard and fine Cape Dutch homestead is located here and is well worth a visit. When you...

Chapman's Peak Drive

View of Hout Bay from Chapman's Peak Drive Carved into solid rock, Chapman's Peak Drive is one of the most spectacular mountain drives in the world. It starts at Hout Bay and ends at Noordhoek. At several lookout points, you can stop for a picnic and admire the panoramic scenery. Chapman's Peak Drive - One of the most spectacular drives in the world, built between 1915 & 1922. On the left and right of the pass...

Kommetjie

Kommetjie Slangkop Lighthouse Surrounded by mountains and previously wetlands, this scenic hamlet provides an escape from the hustle and bustle, yet it is only 30 minutes away from the City Centre, the Winelands and the Waterfront! A delightful small village with a distinctly rural feel on the way to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, this is an ideal base to explore the Western Cape from....

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and Two Oceans Aquarium

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront One of Cape Town’s biggest tourist attractions, the Waterfront evokes images of the early activities of the harbor. Much of its charm lies in the fact that this busy commercial harbor is set in the midst of a huge entertainment venue with pubs, over 400 stores and 45 different restaurants, specialty shops, craft markets, theaters and movies, an arts and crafts centre, the...

Robben Island

Robben Island The island, once described by Nelson Mandela as "the harshest, most iron-fisted outpost in the South African penal system," acquired notoriety as a place where the pre-democratic authorities in South Africa banished their political opponents. Robben Island, which lies about 11 kilometres north of Cape Town, has over the years become synonymous with the anti-apartheid...

Cape Point

kirstenbosch - Cape Point One of Cape Town's main attractions is the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, at Cape Point, which is noted for its floral diversity and especially its wild flowers that bloom in the spring. The reserve boasts a spectacular coastline, with Cape Point possessing the highest sea cliffs in South Africa (249 metres). The reserve is host to approximately half of the 2 700...

Table Mountain

Table Mountain Cable car Table Mountain is one of the biggest tourist attractions in South Africa, and draws local holidaymakers as well as tourists from the four corners of the globe. The summit can be reached by trails or cable-car, but mountaineers do it the hard way. Table Mountain is a World heritage Site. The indigenous flora of the mountain encompasses some 1 470 species, including more...

Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula

cape town night - Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula With spectacular Table Mountain as its backdrop, Cape Town is one of the world's most beautiful cities. A balanced blend of architectural styles reflects the tastes of dictates of the past, and today's more functional requirements. Between high-rise office blocks, Edwardian and Victorian buildings have been well preserved, and many outstanding examples of Cape Dutch...

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The Western Cape - A Complete Guide to Cape Town

The Western Cape - A Complete Guide to Cape Town A Breathtaking Vista of Silver Mountains and Azure Seas Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, located at the southwestern tip of Africa. Many years ago, when the world carried out its trade by boat, Cape Town was an important stopping off point on the spice route to Asia. The city lies approximately 60km north of Cape Point, with the magnificent...