The mother city of South Africa is an oasis of attractions. Tourists flock to the southern most tip of Africa each year to take in its splendour. Here are five things you can do on your next trip to Cape Town. Visit AfricanSafariHome.com for accommodation options.
A trip up Table Mountain is the most obvious first choice. From the top of this majestic mountaintop, you have 360% views of the southern tip of Africa. The breathtaking beauty of where two oceans collide is a site to behold.
Access up Table Mountain is via cable car and it is recommended you book in advance, especially during peak season from November to April.
Boulders Beach or as the kids call it “Penguin Beach”, is an excellent beach stop. Tucked behind large Boulders and the home to the local penguin colonies, Boulders Beach is a truly unique experience.
There are two beaches separated by large boulders to navigate between. The water temperature is slightly warmer than other beaches in Cape Town, and you have the added bonus of penguins swimming with you.
Cape Town is home to many world-class wine estates with the Constantia area probably the best for white wines and the Stellenbosch area better for reds. Wine tasting tours can be arranged in advance with basic self-drive or a more personal driven experience.
Camps Bay is the Miami strip of South Africa, where people like to see and be seen. This magnificent beach has Table Mountain as it’s backdrop and is nestled in a half moon bay. If you enjoy beach days then this is the destination for you. Volleyball, restaurants, lounging, cocktails etc., you get the idea.
A trip to Cape Town would not be complete without a trip to Robben Island, the Alcatraz like prison where Mandela spent much of his time. A historical trip to the island by ferry is a roughly 4hr excursion and provides not only interesting history and insight to prison life, but a unique view of Cape Town from a distance. This makes for excellent photographic opportunities.