Cape Town is a vibrant city steeped in history. Known affectionately as The Mother City, it is South Africa’s oldest city where you will find a diverse mix of cultures, landscapes, architecture and customs. Not just a built-up area, there are plenty of green spaces that allow you to ‘breath’! The awe-inspiring Table Mountain is the most picturesque backdrop you’ll find in any city in the world. With so many things to do and beautiful sights to see, it’s no surprise Nelson Mandela said “The Cape is South Africa’s gift to the world”.
Cape Town’s downtown area is beautiful and the stunning V&A (Victoria & Alfred) Waterfront is one of the most visited locations in all of Africa. You can find everything you need while visiting at the V&A Waterfront including bars, nightlife, shopping outlets and many fabulous restaurants (especially our favourite restaurant in the world: Belthazar!). With so much to do and see in the area, let us guide you to the must see locations on your tour of Cape Town. If you haven’t already, join our mailing list to stay up to date on our tour packages to South Africa!
Robben Island is seen is the unique symbol of “the triumph of the human spirit over adversity, suffering and injustice”. Take an emotional journey to the former penitentiary where Nelson Mandela was held for 18 years of his 27 year incarceration as a political prisoner. The apartheid museum and tour provide a glimpse to what life was like in the not too distant past and is an eye opener as to how far South Africa has come on such issues. The informative and moving tour culminates with a viewing of Nelson Mandela’s cell.
The Cape of Good Hope National Park is home to many walking trails including the Cape of Good Hope trail which leads you to the most South-Western point in Africa. The Cape Point trail gives you stunning views of the area from the high lookout. Along the way you may come across wild ostriches and baboons. Be careful though, the baboons are not shy!
The enigmatic Table Mountain is Cape Town’s most recognisable landmark and one of the New7Wonders of Nature. When you see it in person and there is no doubting why. The mountain has over 500 hiking trails and the top can be reached by cable car given good weather conditions. The popular Lion’s Head can only be reached by hiking but is a straightforward hike that only takes around two hours. Both offer amazing views of the city and coastline, allowing you to see all the way to Cape Point on a clear day.
Camps Bay is home to beautiful white sandy beaches and an ideal location to sip cocktails while getting a tan! If you have down time in Cape Town and Camps Bay is a great place to relax and take in the surroundings with Maiden’s Cove offering a viewpoint of the beach, the coast and the Twelve Apostles mountain range which is located adjacent to Table Mountain. Camps Bay is a suburb of Cape Town and takes about 15 minutes drive to get there.
See Cape Town from the sky! As beautiful as this city is from the ground, when you see an aerial view The Mother City from across the water and you fall in love all over again. Helicopter tours of the city and the surrounding area are the perfect way to get your bearings and get in a lot of sights in a short space of time. You can take your pick of scenic city views, travel down to the Cape of Good Hope, see views of the Twelve Apostles or see them all!
Cape Town Stadium will host the 2nd Test between the Springboks and the British & Irish Lions on 31st July 2021. It is the home of the Cape Town 7s every year and is a cauldron of noise each time South Africa play there. Also known as Green Point Stadium, it is a state of the art facility built in 2007 for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. It has a capacity of 55,000 and its modern design blends perfectly into the surroundings.
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