What To Do In Cape Town:

 

Table Mountain

Table Mountain

Visit Africa’s most photographed location, Table Mountain National Park, to see the iconic landmark. A cable car takes visitors up and down the mountain so they can enjoy a spectacular view of the town and the waters beyond. Hiking trails speed out all over the mountain giving hikers the choice between which route they take and what they see on the way up. There are over 2000 plant species and over 1400 floral species that grow on Table Mountain. Each trail has its own sites to see and features. The park has several hot spots to check out once you get inside it, one of them being the breath taking Kirstenbosch Gardens.

 

Robben Island

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An Island with intense history that is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site is an attraction you will want to see. This location was the prison that held Nelson Mandela for 18 years out of his 27 hear sentence.Tour the prison, visit the museum or catch views of the coast from the elevated areas.

 

Penguins at Boulder Beach

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The huge boulders of ancient granite, are the home to penguins. This African penguin colony has been around since 1983 and slowly diminished in population, now making them an endangered species. The boulders bock wind and waves so beach is a great place to take a nice swim and hang out. Lots of rock pools form as the tide goes out and there is always little critters in them. During the summer months seems to be the most ideal time to visit as they are spread out sun tanning on the rocks.

 

Cape Point Peninsula

Located inside the Table Mountain National Park is the rocky, 52 km long peninsula, which reaches out into the calm water of the Atlantic Ocean. Huge cliffs, wonderful scenery, baboons, zebras, and over 250 bird species are only a few of the things you will see. Visit the Lighthouse lookout for a picturesque view or take a nature walk along one of the many trails.

 

Groot Constantia

Groot Constantia

Established in 1685, the Groot Constantia is one of the oldest wine estates in Africa. Tours through the old winery are available as well as wine tasting and dining in one of the cafes or restaurants on site. The lands of the winery are well kept and make a peaceful walk as you discover some of the town’s history.

 

Bo-Kaap

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This well-known neighborhood can be easily recognizable by the stone layer streets and the beautifully brightly colored houses. The community rests at the bottom of Signal Hill and has the oldest Mosque in the Southern Hemisphere, being built in 1793. The vibe is fun and there are lots of cafes with patios made perfectly to enjoy some time outside in the fresh air as you watch locals go about their days.

 

V&A Waterfront

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There are lots of things to see down at the V&A waterfront. The gorgeous blue water of Table Bay is the back drop to many restaurants, bars, pubs, hang out spots and shopping. There is a food market where you can find meats, seafood, healthy meal options, pastries and plenty of dietary restricted foods. A second market, with about 150 venders, that sells craft items and souvenirs can be found close to the food market. If market shopping, and haggling isn’t your thing, there is a huge mall filled with shops for anyone’s liking. The Clock Tower and the Robinson Dry Dock are also work checking out while you are there and you can also see or hear live entertainment. There is an aquarium and a museum for visitors to check out. There are tours of the area that leave from the waterfront throughout the day which include boat tours, bus tours and helicopter tours. The area is lively all day long and boasting with fun.