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April 10, 2018

What to do in Cape Town

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What to do in Cape Town

Cape Town is the ideal place for a holiday, offering a vast array of activities for the whole family to enjoy.

From whale watching, to museum visits, extreme adventure outings, great shopping experiences and

fantastic restaurants, Cape Town has it all!

 

What to do in Cape Town

 

Whale Watching 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy seeing these majestic creatures of the deep from June to November
along the False Bay Coastline and up towards Hermanus.

 

Cape Point Nature Reserve - +27 21 7809010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The nature reserve provides a glorious look at the natural
fauna and flora of the Cape Peninsula.  Take a walk right to
the edge of the world!

 

Ostrich Farm - +27 (0) 21 7809294

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Cape Point Ostrich Farm was established in 1996 and turned into an ostrich breeding
farm by the vision of Angelika Coelle.

The 65ha farm was undeveloped and only the ruins of the 19th century Cape Dutch style
buildings were visible underneath the growth of many years. Dr. Coelle and his wife Angelika
had a vision and within the year they had accomplished to turn the dormant land into a
natural landscape breeding farm.

The family run business has passed into the 2nd generation and is now managed by
their daughter Catherina.

 

Kirstenbosch Gardens - +27 (0)12 843 5000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens
of the world. Few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch,
against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain.

 

Rhodes Memorial - +27 21 687 0000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Situated on the Northern slope of Table Mountain and nestled behind the

famous Rhodes Memorial, lies this unique destination restaurant and tea garden.
This vantage point not only allows a panoramic view of the Cape Flats to the
Helderberg and Hottentots Holland Mountain ranges but is one of the few
vantage points where both the Atlantic and Indian oceans can be seen.

 

Table Mountain - +27 (0)21 424 8181

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cape Town’s iconic landmark can be visited by cable car.  For the more energetic,
there are many trails and paths for hiking and walking.

 

Robben Island - +27 (0)21 409 5100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robben Island, the unique symbol of “the triumph of the human spirit over adversity,
suffering and injustice”
with a rich 500 year old multi-layered history.

 

V&A Waterfront - +27 (0) 21 408 7500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This premier shopping centre offers the best in boutique shopping as well as many
great restaurants, accommodation, tours and events.

 

The Company’s Gardens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Company’s Garden in Cape Town is a great place for travellers to spend a few hours
unwinding and exploring the natural, historical and architectural attractions.
Located right at the heart of the Mother City, the garden is easily accessible
and contains lots to see and do.
Iziku Museum - +27 (0)21 481 3800

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The South African Museum houses more than one and a half million specimens of
scientific importance. The collections now range from fossils almost 700-million years
old to insects and fish caught last week. There are also stone tools made by people 120 000
years ago, traditional clothes from the last century, and T-shirts printed yesterday.

The South African Museum was founded in 1825. In 1897 the Museum moved to its present
building in the historic Company’s Garden. Since then millions of visitors have wandered its
halls and corridors to be stimulated and inspired by its collections and exhibitions. They
have left the Museum with a better understanding of the earth and its biological and cultural
diversity, past and present.

 

South African National Gallery - +27 (0)21 481 3800

 

 

 

 

 

Selections from the Permanent Collection change regularly to enable the museum
to have a full programme of temporary exhibitions of paintings, works on paper,
photography, sculpture, beadwork, textiles and architecture.

 

Strawberry Picking - +27 (0)21 881 3303

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are various places to pick your own fresh fruit in Cape Town but
Polkadraai Farm is best known for strawberry picking in Cape Town.

 

Beaches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ape Town has many spectacular beaches that you can visit -
pictured above is Boulder’s Beach in Simon’s Town, where you can
freely walk and swim with the local African Penguins.

 

Paragliding - +27 76 8922283

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy tandem paragliding at various venues in Cape Town.  The best way to view
this spectacular city!

 

Shark Cage Diving - +27 21 671 4777

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are various companies that offer this exciting opportunity.  Some
operate from Simon’s Town, some from Cape Town and some take you as far
as Gansbaai. A great chance to see these amazing predators up close.

 

Surfing - +27 21 788 9286

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surfing is a very popular pass time in Cape Town.  Many of our beaches offer
great waves and Muizenberg beach is no exception.  If you have never surfed
before you can take lessons at Muizenberg beach and become a pro in no time!

 

Clay Cafe - +27 76 810 5120

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fun for both kids and adults.  Come and paint your own clay object – cups,
bowls, ornaments and much more!  A wonderful setting beneath the Hout Bay
mountains with an outside play area.  A restaurant offers great meals.
Paint, play, eat – have fun!
Paintball - +27 21 790 7603

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are various paint ball fields in Cape Town – do a quick
Google search to find a location you like.  Great fun for friends and family.

 

Golf Courses -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A great place to find a golf course in Cape Town is
http://www.aboutcapetown.com/golf.htm – there you will find
contacts for Atlantic Beach Golf Course, Bellville Golf Club, Clovelly
Country Club, Mowbray Golf Course, Milnerton Golf Course, Royal Cape Golf Club and more!

 

High Tea – The Mount Nelson - +27 21 483 1000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Try the best afternoon tea Cape Town has to offer. Take a seat in the bright
and enchanting Lounge of the Mount Nelson Hotel, and enjoy an indulgent
feast. Glorious cakes, pastries and sandwiches stacked in tiers with live piano
music to set the scene.