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The city of Cape Town has so much to offer, with a huge array of experience and attractions, but we feel these are the attractions that really showcase the Mother City's rich history and incredible beauty and should make it onto your itinerary if you're pushed for time.

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It may be one of the most photographed areas of the Mother City, but brightly painted houses and quaint cobbled streets aren’t the only reasons to visit the Bo Kaap. This part of Cape Town is packed full of history and culture. 1. THE BO KAAP HAS BEEN KNOWN BY MANY NAMES The earliest development in the Bo Kaap area…

The Mother City has always been big on love, so allow us to help with 50 ways to ensure you knock it out of the park with one of these epic dates. HELICOPTER RIDE It’s the best way to see Cape Town and your date will feel like a movie star. Soar over the majestic mountain ranges of the Cape…

Whether you’re looking to get up close and personal with nature, do a spot of shopping in the city or enjoy a live show, you can find and do it all in the Mother City. Enjoy wheelchair-friendly activities at the following establishments in Cape Town: CITY SIGHTSEEING BUS Offering day tours around the Peninsula, through the city centre and into…

For a city with such a magnificent coastline, there are surprisingly few five star hotels on the water’s edge, and even less that combine this with such convenient proximity to so many of Cape Town’s top tourist attractions. From the balcony of your sea-facing room at the Radisson Blu Waterfront you can relax with a glass of bubbly while…

These days, a trip to Robben Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a must-do on the itinerary of any tourist to Cape Town. For centuries, however, the trip was one to be feared. Forget palm trees and sun-kissed beaches; Robben Island’s allure lies in its rich and wretched history. South Africa’s first democratically elected president – Nelson Mandela –…

The city of Cape Town has so much to offer, with a huge array of experience and attractions, but we feel these are the attractions that really showcase the Mother City’s rich history and incredible beauty and should make it onto your itinerary if you’re pushed for time. The city of Cape Town has so much to offer, with a…

In my experience there are two types of whisky people – those who do and those who do not. You either like it, or you hate it, there doesn’t seem to be much room for indifference or sitting on the fence. If you are of the former ilk, a whisky tasting at Bascule Bar at the Cape Grace Hotel is…

Sure, the V&A Waterfront might not be a ‘neighbourhood’, but it sure is a massive hub of activity! Accommodation, restaurants, shops, entertainment, adventure, it has plenty of everything – there’s a reason it’s so popular after all. So, yes, it’s not strictly a neighbourhood, but with so much to do at the V&A we decided to include it as an…

The SA Musem of Golf at the V&A Waterfront is a must for golf and history buffs. South Africa is a huge golfing nation and Cape Town is home to some of the best golf courses in the country. Having produced 10 Major winners – two women and eight men – the country has enjoyed considerable success in the sport…

The Cape Town Diamond Museum and the Shimansky Diamond Experience at the V&A Waterfront is a must. The song goes that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. No argument there, because I’ve never met a girl who doesn’t like something with a nice sheen to it. But then they work pretty well for guys too, particularly when they’re trying to…

To help you in your search for the perfect venue and the ideal spots to propose to your – hopefully – soon-to-be better half, we have selected some of our favourites. Cape Town is one of the world’s most beautiful cities and we like to think we are one of the most romantic as well. The city has become a…

Cape Town is so much more than a walk in the park, it IS the park! The city is surrounded by a UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Cape Floristic Region – the world’s smallest and most diverse floral kingdom. Around 70 percent of its approximately 9 600 species are not found anywhere else in the world, and this uniquely…

The Flying Dutchman Funicular travels on a railroad on Cape Point, providing a novel and exciting way to travel and see the sights. From the bottom station, you will journey through dense foliage and fynbos to the upper lighthouse.

The best views of Cape Town are from the Table Mountain Cableway, a unique and 85-year- old method of seeing the wonders of the city. Travel up to the summit of the majestic flat-topped mountain and be astounded by vistas of the Mother City, Robben Island and the Peninsula.

There are few places as quintessentially Cape Town as the V&A Waterfront. The old world charm of the historical harbour meets the most modern shopping experience and the gaps in between are filled with fine dining restaurants, down-to- earth food markets, museums, and more leisure activities than you can count on both hands.

The Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet with great triumph at the southern tip of Africa, and where better place to celebrate the diverse marine life in these two vast habitats than where it all comes together in Cape Town - at the V&A Waterfront. Here, the Two Oceans Aquarium showcases the different oceans’ wildlife through interactive displays and over 3 000 ...

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