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Cape Town Food Tasting Tour
"As you travel learn how South Africa’s heritage stems from all over the world including the Middle and Far East and Europe. Hear about some of the traditional dishes created by the indigenous people of Africa and discover how colonization slavery and immigration influenced the food of the Mother City. Throughout the course of your tour stop at three or more eateries to get a feel for the country’s distinctively varied cuisine. Perhaps stop first at a street-side cafe or restaurant in Bo-Kaap below Signal Hill. Also known as the Malay Quarter
From ZAR1,350.00
 
Township Tour of Cape Town
"South Africa’s townships were created as segregated places for blacks only until the end of the Apartheid era. Usually located on city outskirts the townships still exist today and while still facing undeniable problems they hold the highest level of savings in the country and are acknowledged by government as the economic future of the country. After meeting your guide in Cape Town you’ll head out by minivan to discover some of Cape Town’s most interesting townships like Langa and Khayelitsha. Meet the local leaders who are making things happen for this vibrant community
From ZAR1,080.00
 
Full-Day Cape Point & Cape Peninsula Sightseeing Tour from Cape Town
"This is a really fun way to see the Cape Peninsula! Vitalise your body and feed your mind with guided commentary fabulous scenic cycling and easy hiking. After picking you up from your accommodation you continue along the Atlantic Seaboard to Hout Bay harbour checking out the Twelve Apostles Mountains in the background. Your enthusiastic guide will let you in on the ""who's who"" of the Cape Peninsula while you travel the scenic route to Cape Point. an optional boat cruise to visit the Cape Fur Seal colony on Duiker Island comes highly recommended (Approximately R80.00). Otherwise browse around the harbour and check out the local crafts. Enjoy some cookies and juice and take in the breathtaking view energy boosting picnic lunch will be served at a lunch stop in the reserve. After a delicious picnic enjoy a leisurely stroll to the South-Western most point of Africa. The spectacular Cape Point Nature Reserve will put you on a natural high for """This Cape Peninsula full day tour includes a morning snack
From ZAR690.00

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Packing

The Cape is known for volatile weather and high winds. Make sure you pack for varying conditions. It can get pretty cold here, which would be surprising to many visitors, as frequent winter storms...
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Jim_Eliason
May 07, 2016

List of MUST BRING WITH ME!

Bring a lock to lock your bags when you leave the hotel and always lock your baggage when you are checking in your bag!! go and get one of the locks from Bed Bath and Beyond that has the combination...
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Juyish
May 22, 2013

one for the mind

need to compare with the street maps, know what's where ;look at Space iMAGINGS SUPER MAP, NOTE TO THE STRONG SOUTH aFRICAN SUN GIVING A BLEACHED VIEW OF THE COLOURSnote the foreshore, malay...
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kenHuocj
Apr 04, 2011

aloe vera gel

Even with sun screen on, my shoulders were a little sun dried after a 2-hour hike around the top of table mountain. I couldn't find any aloe vera gel in South Africa except for this one kind...
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Kid-A
Feb 04, 2008

sun screen

Duh! The sun is hot in Africa. I usually don't burn much, but down here it's definitely possible. My shoulders were a little red after a couple hours hiking around Table Mountain. The South...
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Kid-A
Feb 04, 2008

Power adaptor

This one pictured I bought in Botswana. It's a good one because I can plug American stuff and European stuff into it. Don't worry if you can't find one where you live. They sell them at the...
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Kid-A
Feb 04, 2008
 
 
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Unaccompanied luggage - the cheaper option

A cheaper way of getting your purchases home from Cape Town is to use the Luggage Shop at Cape Town international airport. The rates quoted were 1/3 of the excess baggage charge from the airline! They...
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carteki
Jul 10, 2007

What to bring with?

Luggage with wheels is always a good idea, wherever you are travelling. Some ideas: Light coloured clothing that doesnt absorb the sun as much as dark clothing. Long-sleeved shirts and trousers will...
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Jenniflower
Jun 09, 2007

Most things you can purchase here

A daypack is useful for trips to the beach or walks. Be aware that if you go to any supermarkets you will be charged for a plastic bag so best to carry your own A sun hat & sunglasses are a must...
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jo104
Jan 21, 2007

For maximum sleeping comfort

Summer in Cape Town unfortunately includes mosquitos or other small biting insects, and many guest houses do not have screens. Insect repellant is vital for a comfortable night. I also brought a...
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Bunsch
Dec 30, 2006

South African Plug

South Africa has a very unique plug system as you can see on the picture. Adapters are available in many shops including some supermarkets. My recommendation is that you by your adapters when you...
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MikeAtSea
May 03, 2005

Pack a Cellphone!

If you're from North, Central, or South America, you'll need a tri-band phone because South Africa uses the GSM system. However, if possible, make sure you bring one because they're invaluable...
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DesertRat
Dec 02, 2004

Four Seansons in one day

Hey Guys , all I can say is always keep a jacket handy. Cape Towns weather is influenced by the warm Indian Ocean and the very cold Atlantic Ocean.The wind can just start blowing all of the sudden...
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cokes
Nov 05, 2004

The sun is harsh

I suggest you bring an empty suitcase as you will find the clothing here very cheap If you are going to do some walking or hiking in the mountains, please bring some decent shoes. If you are going to...
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mvtouring
Sep 29, 2004

Top Hotels in Cape Town

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West Quay Road, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8002, South Africa
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76 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001, South Africa
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19 Carstens St., Tamboerskloof, Cape Town, 0881, South Africa
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Table Bay Quay 6, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001, South Africa
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90 Bree St, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001, South Africa
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Dock Road, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
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Top Things to Do in Cape Town

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Table Mountain

Hi, Any one who visits South Africa should not miss going to Cape town. In fact I wanted to visit Johannesburg & return home. One member in VT strongly adviced me to visit Cape Town and I thank...
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Penguins - Boulders Beach

A visit to Cape Town is not complete without a drive around the beautiful Cape Peninsula. And this drive must include a stop to Boulders Beach, especially if you like seeing penguins or if you're on...
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Cape Point

Cape point is enclosed inside Table Mountain National Park with considerable hectares of land before reaching the far end of South Africa and Last main land towards South Pole. I've spotted some...
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Robben Island

Whether you are interested in history or not a trip to Robben Island is rewarding and eye opening. After you get off the boat, you take a 45 minute guided bus tour of the island with some very...
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Kirstenbosch Gardens

Settled along the eastern slope of Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens hosts over 22,000 indigenous plants. Just 15 minutes away from Cape Town city centre, the Botanical Gardens are...
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Bo-Kaap

Located on the slopes of Signal Hill, Bo-Kaap (meaning "Upper Cape") is the traditional Muslim quarter of Cape Town. The Cape Malay community started settling here after the emancipation of the 1830s....
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Top 5 Cape Town Writers

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mvtouring

"Cape Town"
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CatherineReichardt

"Confessions of a Vaalie"
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cokes

"Cape Town"
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paradisedreamer

"Cape Town"
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jo104

"My Home town - Additions under construction"
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