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Tourist Places In Cape Town

The places to visit in Cape Town are many and they are dynamic. The ones you should keep in your plan depend on the kind of traveller you are. If you want a quiet romantic holiday with your loved one, go for the beaches. For adventure and excitement, head towards the national parks and hilly areas. And for a neat urban vacation, visit the Cape Town sightseeing spots in the city itself. You can try one or all and none of them will ever disappoint you.

Honeymoon Destinations in Cape Town

Uncanny as it sounds, Cape Town is a perfect destination to plan your honeymoon around. Starting from St James, Muizenberg, Kalk Bay and penguin-crowded Boulders Beach along the warm waters of Indian Ocean to the Camps Bay, Hout Bay and Clifton Beaches of Atlantic, there is simply no dearth of Cape Town destinations to plan a romantic seaside holiday. The various vine estates of Cape Winelands are also perfect for your honeymoon. What’s better than having specialised, candlelit dinners with your newlywed, with the best wines of the country as icing on top. For the adventurous lot, there are hiking trails up the Table Mountain, Lion’s Head or the Chapman’s Peak.

Nature Parks in Cape Town

Cape Town is dotted with numerous nature parks, full of native flora and fauna all around. The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden with its wide range of blooming beauty, Table Mountain National Park around the magnificent peak, Tygerberg Natural Reserve, West Coast National Park are only some of many.

Other than these, here are the top 5 Cape Town attractions that must be there on your itinerary.

1. Table Mountain

Table Mountain is undoubtedly the prime Cape Town tourist attraction, towering over the city like a guardian angel. From the flat crest of the peak at 1086 metres, one can get the most spectacular view of the city of Cape Town in one side and the sparkling Blue Atlantic Ocean all around the rest. You can hike the distance, or go for the exciting cable car ride with 360°C views.

2. Robben Island

Located off the shore of Table Bay, Robben Island is famous for housing a notorious prison that once held Nelson Mandela, Father of the Nation of South Africa, and a military base and hospital. Now it is a historic destination to see on your trip to Cape Town, preceded by a ferry ride from the V&A Waterfront. Here you will also find the Nelson Mandela Gateway and a museum about the Island’s history.

3. Boulders Beach

Other than the azure blue water dotted with platforms of boulders and a long strip of warm white sand, the thing Boulders Beach is most well known for is the waddles of penguins that can be seen here. In 1982, a penguin couple landed here and now more than 2000 of their descendants call the beach their home. There is hardly any other warm climate beach in the world where you can swim and see penguins on a regular basis together. Be sure not to touch them, and only see them from a distance as they too deserve their space.

4. Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

The waterfront from where ferries for Robben Island leave is an important Cape Town point of interest in itself. With excellent views of the Atlantic, Table Bay and Table Mountain, the harbour is named after Empress Victoria and her son Alfred who laid the cornerstone for the place in the 1860s. Now it is a hub for local tourism dotted with shops, art galleries, restaurants, pubs, live amphitheatre and ship museum among other things.

5. Castle of Good Hope

Pentagon-shaped Castle of Good Hope is the oldest standing building of South Africa, and thus one of the most important Cape Town attractions. The building represents the history and origin of the city, as the castle was built by Dutch East India Company for their business purpose. Now it houses a Military Museum and Iziko Museum, telling stories of the city’s past.

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Bo Kaap in Cape Town

Stranding the slopes of Signal Hill above the city centre of Cape Town, Bo Kaap in Cape Town is known for its culturally diverse demography, and lines of bright and colourful houses, shops and cafes. Bo Kaap in the Afrikaans language means ‘above the cape’, which is the actual position where the neighborhood is located – ju...

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Boulders Beach In Cape Town

Cape Town is a city surrounded by beautiful and exciting beaches, and one of the most interesting ones is Boulders Beach. It is a sheltered coast comprising of inlets between granite boulders, which gave the beach its name. Located near Simon’s Town, the main attraction here are the Boulders Beach penguins. But other than t...

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Cape Point In Cape Town

Cape Point is a jagged piece of land that juts out into the sea at the southeast corner of Cape Peninsula. Located a little north of Cape of Good Hope, this scenic promontory is a beautiful landscape of rugged landforms, a rich maritime crystal blue ocean and Cape Point tourism has a plethora of opportunities for recreation...

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Castle of Good Hope In Cape Town

Castle of Good Hope is also known as the Castle or Cape Town Castle locally. One of the most important places to check out when in South Africa, this 17th-century castle originally used to be on the coastline of the Table Bay. But after land reclamation, this castle now falls inland.

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Robben Island In Cape Town

The Robben Island in Cape Town is a roughly oval island which is also a UNESCO world heritage site and stays on the list of must do things for the tourists. The Dutch translation of its name means the ‘seal island.’ The various historical sites present on the island have lately formed the Robben Island Museum. The major cen...

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Signal Hill In Cape Town

The Signal Hill, Cape Town is another flat-topped hill standing next to Lion’s Head and the Table Mountain. This 350 m high hill is also called the Lion’s Rump or the Lion’s Flan. When one has a view of the Signal Hill along with Lion’s head, it looks very much like a lion sphinx. The Signal Hill, South Africa offers beauti...

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Table Mountain In Cape Town

Table Mountain, Cape Town exists as a very important destination for the tourists. Standing, 1085 m high, the Table Mountain is a flat topped mountain which forms a major landmark that overlooks the Cape Town city. This mesmerising mountain is a part of the Table Mountain national park and is found in the Cape Fold Belt mou...

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Two Oceans Aquarium In Cape Town

Two Oceans Aquarium is a prime attraction on the iconic Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in the city of Cape Town. The Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town, gets its name from its very location, where the Atlantic Ocean on the west and Indian Ocean on the east meet each other at the shore. Opened, in November, 1995, the place has s...

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      Excellent trip ..... Happy with the appearance of cab driver and trip arrenger mr sumit and really enjoyed a lot. the hotel in shimla was good in decoration and quality but in very far from shimla main town and road conditions are very bad have to improve that point and after 10 pm when returning to hotel saw a tendua crossing the road so I was not happy with that matter and inform mr sumit at that time. Very bad response from kasturi as when ever called regarding any issue on trip she not even pickup my call also not call me back so very much disappointed with the company's contact person but walk holiday is fantastic and thanking mr sumit for his very quick response and help. Thanking mr jogindar and kuldeep for their humble and gentle behaviour. Other wise all are good but request you to provide a driver with voucher so that he can aware of the plan. River rafting and hotel golden Apple resort view.
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      Hi sirs Thanks for arranging our South Africa tour consisting of 12N / 13 Days. Would like to give some fair feedback for your reference and records and corrective actions wherever necessary. The feedback is graded on a scale ranging from 9 to 1, where 9 is the best and 1 you can understand. I will be rating the following for your benefit of better understanding – Hotels for Stay Breakfast in the same hotels Transportation / Logistics Drivers Local numbers for emergency calls for any requirement Starting with Hotel for Stay – Peermont Suites – Comfortable stay but so great, hence would like to give rating of 6 Breakfast in the above hotel was good but not many choices, hence would like to rate it as 7 Kruger Park Lodge – Comfortable stay, we liked it. Hence would like to give rating of 8 Breakfast in the above was just ok and nothing great, hence rating is 5 Sun Soho – very compact room, child bed is a sofa converted into bed, my son is almost 6 ft. hence rating is 6 Breakfast in the above hotel is good, manageable. Would like to rate it as 7 Blackwaters River Lodge – Pls do not recommend this place, its very pathetic. Only plus point is it is close to Knysna. Otherwise there is no reason why this hotel was given to us. We had to travel to go places. Would like to give ratings 4 Breakfast in the above hotel is also very pathetic. We were the only guests in this hotel and the hardly any choices in food. Hence we would like to rate it as below 3 Holiday Inn – Name is big, but the room is very small to accommodate 3 people in the room. It was just ordinary room with a double bed ( just not enough for two people to sleep ) and a single bed. Hence, would like to rate this stay of 5 Breakfast in the above hotel was just fine. Its ok. Hence rating may be like 6. Transportation / Logistics was good all thru. Good vehicles given to us. Would like to rate it as 9 Drivers – Both Haroon Ismail upto drop to Johannesburg after 6 days and thereafter Sipho from pick from George airport till drop us back to Cape Town international airport were very good. They were humble, obedient and very supportive. We like both and would like to rate them as 9. Local contacts for emergency was just fine. However, we enjoyed the full tour without any problems and your arrangements were fine. The Shark Cage dive was cancelled by the tour agent there due to sea roughness as told us. They said they would refund money to you. Pls let me know how you want to refund us the same. Many Thanks once again for arranging the tour for us. Regards / Ramesh
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      The overall experience was good due to the cab driver otherwise GSK had provided hotel for Munnar which was 1.5 hour up & 1.5 hour down from the main town so mostly 3 hours of our journey was consumed by travelling which they could have saved by providing stay at munnar itself. And our last day was at Kovalam that too which they provided was around 10 Kms far from beach and at the time of booking they didn't ask wheather we wanted beach facing or not and the quality of room was not upto mark.......And even the cab driver was not updated where to take as per itienary ..............................So dont go for GSK travels in future
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    As the weather in Cape Town keeps varying, it is advised to pack trousers, light colored clothes, long-sleeved shirts, cap, and sunglasses.

    Yes. Cape Town is quite a safe place to explore in South Africa. Though, it is always advised to take precautions while visiting any new place. 

     

    Yes. With the arrival of June, the region experiences sudden showers and chilly winds as well, which makes it a perfect time to explore Cape Town for nature lovers.

     

    The month of February with an average temperature of about 23 degree celsius is the hottest month in Cape Town.

    Cape Town is an important port city that is involved in the export of items like gold, diamonds, and fruits primarily amongst other items. The city is also known for its natural wonder, the Table Mountain. Cape Town is also known for its picturesque harbor, sunrise, sunset, and natural setting.

    The best time to visit Cape Town is from late January to April, when the summer has just ended and the dry winter is yet to come.

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