Province of the Western Cape Things to Do

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Province of the Western Cape Things to Do

  • Table Mountain

    5 out of 5 stars

    Cape Town Things to Do

    This is a must visit when you are in Cape Town. Majestic mountains are a landmark of not only Cape Town but the whole of Africa. A cable car takes you up if you cannot spare the 5 hours required for the hike up not to mention the physical fitness required, The ride on the cable car is by no means inexpensive! It costs 100 Rands for children up to...

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  • Penguins - Boulders Beach

    Cape Town Things to Do

    At Boulders Beach in Simon's Town, you will find plenty of penguins. One tip to save your money!! --- instead of buying the tickets to go to see the penguins, you can do this --- while coming from Cape Point, you will find Belview Road on the right, take that and park the car there, then walk along to find scores of Penguins by the sea and further...

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  • Cape Point

    Cape Town Things to Do

    This is the South Western most point of South Africa. It is the junction of the cold Benguela cureent on teh West Coast and the warm Agulhas current on the East Coast. From the top you can see the difference in the colour of the waters. You can drive into the park and then park at the foot hills of the mountain. It is a 20 minute trek to view the...

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  • V & A Waterfront

    Cape Town Things to Do

    Make sure that you visit Nobel Square and see four of South Africa's Nobel Peace Price winners: Albert Luthuli (1960), Desmond Tutu (1984), FW de Klerk (1993) and Nelson Mandela (1993). The monument was built in 2005 to honour these great men. The square also has a fifth sculpture, Peace and Democracy, a narrative work acknowledging the...

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  • Kirstenbosch Gardens

    Cape Town Things to Do

    A visit to a botanical garden in winter - is it worth paying an admission fee? If you are in Cape Town in winter, don't hesitate. They say that each season is good to visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden. And they are right - we visited it in July (winter in Cape Town is from June to August) and it was great. Many flowers were in bloom, f.e....

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  • Robben Island

    4 out of 5 stars

    Cape Town Things to Do

    Making the pilgrimage to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for the majority of his 27 years in prison features close to the top of most tourist's South African To Do list, and with good reason. The island can only be reached by ferry which departs from the V&A Waterfront: the trip takes about an hour each way depending on weather...

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  • Bo-Kaap

    4 out of 5 stars

    Cape Town Things to Do

    Bo-Kaap Museum A visit to the small Bo-Kaap museum is aimed at helping put the Bo-Kaap area into perspective. The museum is housed in a 1763 house (the oldest in the area) of a prosperous 19th century Cape Muslim family and, I feel, presents a rather idealised view of Islamic practice in Cape Town. Don’t forget to have a look upstairs across the...

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  • Two Oceans Aquarium

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Cape Town Things to Do

    After going around V & A waterfront, I saw a sign on the Two Oceans Aquarium! Hmmm...I decided to go in and it was fun going around it for about an hour....it is just a small aquarium and do not expect to see something like Sea World, but they do have nice entertaining exhibits and you will also see a nice enclave for the penguins. UPDATE! UPDATE!...

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  • Castle of Good Hope

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Cape Town Things to Do

    This castle protected Cape Town throughout the Colonial years. A waterfront land reclamation now has it a good 1/2 Km from the actual bay. This is a bit out of the way but it is definitely worth a visit.

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  • Lion's Head

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Cape Town Things to Do

    Lion’s Head is one of the most distinctive natural monuments in and around Cape Town. It is part of the Table Mountain National Park and visible from many parts of the city. Together with Signal Hill (which was originally named Lion’s Tail by the dutch settlers), it forms the mountain range which faces the city in the southwest. While during...

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  • Cape Town CBD

    Cape Town Things to Do

    The Slave House museum is located in the CBD, close to Parliament, the Anglican cathedral and the entrance to Company Gardens. The main attraction here is an exhibit on Nelson Mandela. It draws on a similar exhibit in the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, and provides a terrific overview of his life, including the cultural fr

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  • Camps Bay Beach

    Cape Town Things to Do

    I have now visited Boulders, Simon's Town, Camps Bay, Fish Hoek, and more and the beaches are beautiful and inviting. The sand is like fine talcum powder and a pleasure to walk through. I didn't try the water as it was not yet summmer.

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  • Chapman's Peak Drive

    Cape Town Things to Do

    Chapman's Peak Drive is a scenic route running along the coast of the Atlantic ocean on the western side of Cape peninsula. This road " hewn out of the face of sheer mountain" is 9 km long and has 114 curves. Here you can find a lot of places where you can stop the car to admire the scenery and take photographs. These are a few facts concerning...

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  • Hout Bay

    4 out of 5 stars

    Cape Town Things to Do

    On the way to Cape Point, we passed Hout Bay from where we took a ferry to see the seals. They call it seal island, but its just a few rocks on which you will find plenty of seals. It is a lovely ride though it was quite bumpy due to rough weather on the day we visited. The boat cost us ZAR 50/adult and ZAR 20/child. It is just a half an hour ride....

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  • Stellenbosch

    Cape Town Things to Do

    This is a wonderful place to visit. From the history presented by the buildings themselves, the Muses and the nature trail you can spend an afternoon here and follow it up with dinner at Moyo next door. Actually a short drive from Cape Town in the heart of wine country. Take a walk on the Protea walk along the banks of the Eerste River to see many...

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  • Long Street

    4 out of 5 stars

    Cape Town Things to Do

    Long Street is a major street located in the City Bowl section of Cape Town. It is famous as a bohemian hang out and the street is lined with many book stores, various ethnic restaurants and bars. Restaurants include African restaurants such as Zula and Indian restaurants such as Masala Dosa. Long Street exhibits a diversified culture and...

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  • Seals at Duiker Island

    Cape Town Things to Do

    Duiker Island is a small island with seals on it. The island is the main spot of interest in a 30 minute boat tour which is offered from Hout Bay. There’s no possibility to get off the boat to get close the seals – and also no space as the small island is so packed with the seals that you can’t even see the bare stone. You get a lot of chances to...

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  • Shark Cage Diving

    Cape Town Things to Do

    Some of the people I met at Ashanti and me went for a shark cage diving trip to Gaansbaai. Adrenalin pure. We went through an operator that was trustworthy and they knew exactly what they were talking about. It was great fun and my heart stopped once or twice (first properly because of the cold water ;) ) You like adventures? Like the water? Do it.

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  • Shopping

    Cape Town Things to Do

    I was there late November and there are many, many wonderful shops in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront Mall. Give yourself at least a full day to explore and roam through the various sections. I particularly enjoyed the crafts shops and restaurants. I had a beautiful embroidered suede coat made for me by Ulka Designs while I was there. I got some...

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  • Bloubergstrand

    Cape Town Things to Do

    This is one of the nicer suburbs of Cape Town. Located north of the city centre, Bloubergstrand is it's own little town and offers not only cafes and shops, but a fabulous beach with world famous views back across to the city and Table Mountain. We enjoyed a few hours in Bloubergstrand, we ate lunch out here, strolled along the beach and sat...

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  • Signal Hill

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Cape Town Things to Do

    On a daily basis most Capetonians pass or see Signal Hill from wherever they are in the city. It always fascinates me to hear why Capetonians think the hill is called as such. Most say that it is because the noon gun fires a signal from hill. This answer would be incorrect. The reason why the hill is called Signal Hill is because in bygone years a...

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  • Township Tour

    Cape Town Things to Do

    One of the best ways to see the townships and experience drinking in a local shabeen is to do a tour with Peter Haarhoff. You will also be taken to a sangoma. Weather you are an experienced photographer or beginner, Peter wil assist you and you will have the best photo's ever!

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  • Simons Town

    Cape Town Things to Do

    dont dont dont buy stones from there.... i paied a lot of money and later i discovered i paied almost 10 times its reall value really stones in south africa are very expensive specially inthe tourisitc areas

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  • District Six Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    Cape Town Things to Do

    Although small in size, this museum has claimed fame in and outside of South Africa. That comes mainly from the story behing the museum: District Six was a very cosmopolitan area with immigrants from many places around the world. This was so in the late 19th century and continued well into the first half of the 20th. Close to the docks and surely...

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  • Company Gardens

    4 out of 5 stars

    Cape Town Things to Do

    This island of green in the middle of the city has a long history. It was established in 1650's by the Dutch East India Company with the purpose of providing vegetables and fruit for the colonists. (You can still find here an old pear tree planted in those days). In 1848 the garden was open for public use. It's a great place to have a walk along...

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  • Groot Constantia

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Cape Town Things to Do

    The Constantia valley is only 15kms from Cape Town's CBD and can be reached via the hop on, hop off bus service which is a great idea so you can enjoy a few wines at the several wineries along the valley. The valley is in an affluent suburb and is quite beautiful with a sunny little micro climate set behind Table Mountain. We stopped at Groot...

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  • South African Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Cape Town Things to Do

    I do enjoy visiting history museums when traveling abroad. You get a sense of where the culture comes from, how they have evolved as a country and appreciate the preservation of that history. The South African Museum was very enlightening offering exhibits from the past and present. We enjoyed it and highly recommend the visit.

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  • Rhodes Memorial

    4 out of 5 stars

    Cape Town Things to Do

    Situated next to UCT, it is a nice drive to visit Rhodes Memorial from where you have a very good view over the city and the southern suburbs. At the memorial you will find a statue of Cecil John Rhodes on his horse & brass lions adorning the steps.

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  • The Wine Route

    Cape Town Things to Do

    An alternative to stellenbosch wine route is paarl, known for their excellent red wine. KWV is the main wine estate where they also make brandy, they do cellar tours as well as wine tasting. In paarl the main attraction is the Taalmonument to the Afrikaans language. The cape dutch houses are very prominent in Paarl. Zandwijk is another paarl...

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  • Muizenberg Beach

    Cape Town Things to Do

    One of the Cape Peninsula's nicest beaches that seems to just go on forever. It is on the Indian Ocean side and has some great water for swimming, surfing and fishing. This town was a military base since the British defeated the Dutch in 1795. Wealthy Capetonians used it as a retreat in the 20th century as shown by the remnants of Victorian...

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  • Llandudno

    Cape Town Things to Do

    I confess that I am not a 'beach person', but if I had to nominate the best beach ever on which to sip sundowners, Llandudno would win hands down! Llandudno is just north of Hout Bay on the western side of the Cape peninsula. As a result, the sun appears to sink slowly into the Atlantic ocean - the stuff of postcard photography! Llandudno itself...

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  • Hermanus

    Cape Town Things to Do

    Hermanus is a town of around 45 000 inhabitants, located 115 kms east to Cape Town. Originally called Hermanuspietersfontein, it was one of many settlements on the south, relying on maritime industry like fishing and whaling. Today, Hermanus is renowned for its unique location. The town was built around a bay which is famous for its whales. Every...

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  • Whale Watching

    Cape Town Things to Do

    There are a few places near Cape Town which are ideal for whale watching. However, if you are there during the off season like us, a sure shot spot for watching whales is near the Cape Point shore. The people there say that even during winters they come there. We got to see one whale that was they said was in that area for a week.

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  • SA Museum and Planetarium

    4 out of 5 stars

    Cape Town Things to Do

    The South African museum was founded in 1825, making it the oldest in South Africa and one of the oldest in sub Saharan Africa. Primarily a museum of natural history with an emphasis on biology and anthropology, it also has some displays covering the cultural heritage of indigenous African peoples. There is also a display covering some astronomy...

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  • Sport

    Cape Town Things to Do

    With so many mountain ranges surrounding the Cape, hiking is a popular pastime. There are numerous trails that take several days as well as day walks up Table Mountain. Before embarking on a trip up Table Mountain it is essential that you contact the Mountain Club of South Africa - (021) 465-3412. Without an experienced guide many people have lost...

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  • Fish Hoek Beach

    4 out of 5 stars

    Cape Town Things to Do

    Along the False Bay coast road from Simon`s Town lies the placid town of Fish Hoek. Most of the residents are retired but it still has a busy main street with market stalls competing with shoppers on the pavements. The long sandy beach is one of the safest in the Cape for bathing and body boarding and when the wind picks up, hobie-cats and...

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  • Noordhoek Beach

    Cape Town Things to Do

    If the startlingly beautiful long sweep of Noordhoek Beach looks vaguely familiar, then chances are that you've seen the 70s movie "Ryan's Daughter" (in which Noordhoek masquerades as a suspiciously sunny the West of Ireland). Noordhoek is an extraordinary sight: over 6km kilometres of white, sandy gorgeousness that inspires awe in even a non...

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  • Grand West Casino

    Cape Town Things to Do

    Well this is good place for the whole family. Its has a casino for the Adults , a Ice Ring for those young and old who loves skating and for those who just wanna shop.... well you can because there is a variety of shops.

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  • Franschhoek Winery Region

    Cape Town Things to Do

    Franschhoek is a winery region about an hour drive from Cape Town. In addition to wineries and vineyards, the picturesque (picture lush greenery, blue skies and enormous mountains) region features cozy bed and breakfasts, luxury hotels, quaint inns and guest homes, fine dining, famous restaurants, spas and much more. Tour the wineries, or enjoy the...

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  • Cape Peninsula National Park

    Cape Town Things to Do

    There are many review of the Cape and the things there. I found it to be full of natural beauty. I regret that we had limited time at the Cape. It would have been nice to explore more of the trail systems. I would suggest bringing a good pair of shoes and a jacket. The trails and surrounding area can be quite rough and difficult going if you get...

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  • Clifton Beach

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Cape Town Things to Do

    Great Beach near green point and close to Camp's Bay. A somewhat upscale area, but has great beaches and views. If you want to check out some gorgeous bodies head to clifton 4. Don't plan on going in the water during the summer. Temps usually around 6C...

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  • Kommetjie

    Cape Town Things to Do

    Kommetjie (pronounced "Kom-e-key") is one very laid back place, and arguably the New Age capital of the Cape Peninsula. Kommetjie is located on the Atlantic side of the peninsula, just south of Noordhoek. It's a lovely spot with nice beaches and more shade than many of the other settlements along this coast. Its best known feature is its lovely...

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  • Cape of Good Hope

    Cape Town Things to Do

    This is one of those trips that you want to make and really just take in the view. This is an amazing beautiful spot and there is so much to see when you are there. I would suggest for first timers go with a tour guide who will tell you what it is you are looking at and guide you to what you want to see. Be aware that there are several baboons and...

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  • West Coast Ostrich Farm

    Cape Town Things to Do

    West Coast Ostrich farm is situated only a 10 minute drive from blouberg beach. The beach is a must stop point for the views across the bay to table Mountain so a stop at the Ostrich farm is not out of the way. It is a great place to come for lunch as the food is very good and the scenery outstanding.

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  • Kalkbay

    Cape Town Things to Do

    Today the village has once again changed its character and although the harbour and fishing still operates at low key, the village has become the centre of antique, art and bric-a-brac shops with many outstanding restaurants who, with excellent food, maintain the unique and special character of this historic harbour village.

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