Cape Town Off The Beaten Path

  • "Jumping" Sea Lions, Cape Town, SA
    by TrendsetterME
  • "Jumping" Sea Lions, Cape Town, SA
    by TrendsetterME
  • "Jumping" Sea Lions, Cape Town, SA
    by TrendsetterME

Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Cape Town

  • 1. West Coast

    You could be forgiven for not envisaging that you would ever be tempted to visit a disused mine site on your trip to South Africa, but perhaps the West Coast Fossil Park will make you change your...

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  • 2. Cape Point / Cape Aghulus

    Cape Agulhas the REAL end of Africa!! Most people mistake Cape Point just a short drive from Cape Town for the southern most point of Africa. Heard same rubbish being told by touristguides. A glance...

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  • 3. Kirstenbosch Gardens

    Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is worth a day on anyone's itinerary. While not a big fan of botanical gardens in general, Kirstenbosch is one of my favorite places on earth. It's impossible to...

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  • 4. Hermanus

    Driving to Hermanus, which is 122kms from Cape Town, on the coast- is a wonderful days outing. As well as passing charming old fishing villages (now very 'in vogue') you will pass a few nature...

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  • 5. Wine Region

    The language monument reminds the people to the official status of the African language. This monument exist out of grained granite that is made into concrete. The small columns remind that the...

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  • 6. Penguins

    The penguins at Boulders Beach in Simon's Town, about 45 minutes drive out of Cape Town are such an established part of the tourist landscape that most people don't realise that the colony was only...

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  • 7. Beaches

    Bloubergstrand is located about 25km North of Cape Town and it's the place to go for great fotos of the town with Table Mountain in the background (see my intro pic). The Beach is fantastic aswell and...

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  • 8. Lions Head

    If you are going in a group you can climb up lions head. It is a fairly easy hike with the last bit being aided by chains. We always used to take champagne & nibbles & watch the most amazing...

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  • 9. African Markets

    From the coastal road market, here's the picture of the 12 Feet Giraff! If I'm not mistaken, that giraff cost like US$150.00, but I was wondering how to lug that thing back home.. :)

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  • 10. Signal Hill

    We wanted to go up to Signal Hill to get a nice view of the city. We were not aware of the fact that you could actually drive to the very top and check it out. So we parked the car where you normally...

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  • 11. Handspring Puppet Factory, Capricorn, W Cape

    When i was in Cape town between 1981-84, i was part of 3-5 official visits to the area near Capricorn, Khayelitsha, Grassy Park, Marina Da Gama, but i was...

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  • 12. Take a tour of Slangkop lighthouse at Kommetjie!

    The Slangkop lighthouse at Kommetjie is a delightful spot when it's calm and sunny - and absolutely vile when the weather turns foul!Slangkop (meaning 'snake...

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  • 13. Boyes Drive - beautiful beyond description!

    Much is said about the stunning Chapman's Peak drive along the west coast of the Cape Peninsula, and it is undoubtedly one of the great coastal drives of the...

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  • 14. Take a drive along stunning Ou Kaapseweg

    There are three options for driving down onto the Cape peninsula from Cape Town - along the Atlantic seaboard (including Chapman's Peak drive, if it's open),...

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  • 15. Hassle-free hiking at beautiful Silvermines

    One of the wonderful things about Cape Town is the huge variety of hiking opportunities within a stone's throw of the city. One of my favourites is the...

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  • 16. White Sharks, Cape Town, South Africa ...

    Well, u can observe and take photos from surface as u r in the boat, or another option is that u dive in a cage and shoot photos from a "REAL CLOSER" distance...

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  • 17. "Jumping" Sea Lions, Cape Town, South Africa ...

    Although known locally as "Cape fur seals," the marine animals that populate the coastal regions of South Africa are actually "sea lions," because they have...

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  • 18. Cecil Rhodes Memorial

    This memorial is of course a tribute to the well known Cecil Rhodes. It is located at the base of Devil's Peak which is to the north of Table Mountain. The...

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  • 19. St George's Cathedral

    The anglican cathedral of St George is first of all the place of great historical significance. During the times of apartheid it was the shelter for...

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  • 20. Deep Sea Fishing off Cape Town

    I have often had requests from friends and clients coming into South Africa, to go Deep Sea Fishing, and Cape Town is one such place where you can enjoy this...

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  • 21. THE MAGIC OF CAPE TOWN'S AIRPORT

    One thing tourists easily miss is observing the life of an airport. Devote some time to stay (Even for 30 minutes) in Cape Town airport and you'll soon see its...

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  • 22. Spring Flower Spectacular

    In August and September each year, between the hours of about 10am to 4pm, the Postberg Nature Reserve - within the West Coast National Park - transforms into a...

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  • 23. Breakwater Wall

    The Breakwater Wall was part of the old port’s structures in Cape Town. It is now located behind Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, still protecting the Waterfront...

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  • 24. Berlin Wall

    Perhaps Cape Town is not the first place you would expect a piece of the Berlin Wall, but here it is. When you arrive by car or bus at the Victoria and Albert...

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  • 25. music in townships

    Saturdays the townships come alive. There is music in the streets anywhere from gospel on the street with people trying to lift spirits by spreading the good...

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Cape Town Off The Beaten Path

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The city centre of Cape Town has a charm of its own with the mountain, the ocean and wonderful architecture. There are, however, many little town just outside Cape Town that certainly deserves a...

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