“The Table of the Cape” or “Sea Mountain”, this glorious coastal city is definitely “the Mother of all” and a visit here will change your life. A coming-together of many a vibrant cultures, cuisines and landscapes all crowned by the Magnificent Table Mountain there is so much to do, see, explore and experience that it really is hard to talk about everything.
This headline act – Table Mountain has attracted more than 25 million visitors since 1929 when the Aerial Cableway was first opened. This is a 5 minute cable car trip to the flat top is 1,089 meters above Cape Town and boasts the most spectacular panoramic views. Atop you will find activities for all ages, restaurants and trade mark curios. How fun to enjoy a glass of South African wine while doing some retail therapy at the highest point in Cape Town!
From up here you will see the crystal clear waters and powder white beaches, so it is no surprise that South Africa was one of the first countries outside of Europe to earn blue flag status for some of her beaches – there are three on offer in and around Cape Town and some of our favourite things to do in these waters would be interacting with the African Penguins while aboard a Kayak in Simon’s Town or to go Seal Snorkelling amongst these furry animals from Duiker Island which is home to a colony of close to 7000 Cape Fur Seals.
Sunset cruises departing daily from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, or tours to Robben Island, the symbol of triumph of the human spirit over adversity made famous by former political prisoner, President Nelson Mandela. This historical and important tour includes Robert Sobukwe’s house the Lime and Bluestone quarries, Naval and Military bunkers culminating with a viewing of Nelson Mandela’s cell.
Delight your taste buds along the world famous wine route or enjoy a safari experience where the famous Big 5 roams free. Picnic in the botanical garden or try your hand at Kite Surfing and then in the evening after a typically beautiful African sunset explore the night life like a local.
Cape Town is one of the most visually spectacular and culturally unique cities in South Africa and it truly is a city that will leave you wanting more.