The Mother City, as Cape Town is affectionately known, boasts an endless list of exciting things to do and is a great complement to South African safari holidays.
Enjoy spectacular views of bleached white sands of the Cape Peninsula beachfront of Camps Bay, Cape Town city centre and the beautiful mountains in the winelands all from the top of Table Mountain, a mere 1086m (3,563 ft) above sea level with a level plateau of 3 kilometers (2 mi) from side to side. Table Mountain was declared as a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, and Natural New 7 Wonder of the World.
The island is now a tourism attraction for what was commonly known as a political prison during South Africa’s apartheid years. One of the most famous prisoners being former president Nelson Mandela.
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Kirstenbosch is one of nine National Botanical Gardens in South Africa and nestled at the foot of Table Mountain in Cape Town. The stunning garden has been named 2015’s ‘International Garden of the Year’ by the International Garden Tourism Awards Body. In the summer months, open-air concerts are held every Sunday.
The Cape Peninsula has two coastlines with a beach to suit every mood and moment. Beachside bars, secluded coves, sandy beaches or a romantic spots for a sunset picnic, Cape Town has it all. Clifton’s 4th beach is a gorgeous stretch of sand and sea and has been awarded Blue Flag Beach status, which means the water, safety and marine quality is of high standard.
Two Oceans Aquarium
With more than 3000 marine creatures on view – including sharks, turtles and penguins – the Two Oceans Aquarium is one of the finest aquariums in the world.
The V&A Waterfront is a working harbour and boasts restaurants, local and international shops as well as entertainment.
The Cape’s 18 official wine routes, and 2 brandy routes, are among the most scenic in the world, featuring many historic wine estates that date back centuries.
The Cape Winelands offer unexpectedly lush scenery and the opportunity to sample excellent wines and superior dining in restaurants and cafes. Explore the historical towns of Franschhoek, Paarl and Stellenbosch whist absorbing the grandeur of the magnificent mountains and surrounds.
Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai
Take a trip on the wild side and go diving with Great White Sharks at Gansbaai, the Great White Shark capital of the world. Explore the waters of along the ruggered coastline and have a one-on-one encounter with the terrifying yet beautiful beasts of the sea.