The lovely city of Cape Town charms visitors with its fantastic climate and range of interesting things to do.
If you are planning to fly in to Cape Town then there are many amazing things to do that will guarantee you an unforgettable stay here.
Cape Town Table Mountain
A trip up to the iconic Table Mountain is one of the highlights of any visit to this fine city. The spectacular view from up here makes is well worth the long hike up.
However, a more relaxing way of reaching the table and soaking up the vistas is by riding up on the thrilling Table Mountain Aerial Cableway. Adventurous visitors may be tempted by the thought of enjoying the world’s longest commercial abseil to get back down again.
A trip to Robben Island gives visitors a glimpse at the harsh life Nelson Mandela lived while in prison. The former leader spent 18 years here and you can visit his tiny, cramped cell as well as the limestone quarry where he worked.
This was used a place to send prisoners, lepers and the mentally ill during close to 4 centuries. These days, it is a tourist attraction that horrifies, inspires and leaves a lasting impression.
For a further look at the injustices of the past in a different setting, the District Six Museum also as a powerful story to tell.
Cape Town Boulders Beach
Beautiful Boulders Beach is best known for the colony of more than 2000 African Penguins that live here. This is a protected zone that is part of Table Mountain National Park, so entry is controlled and a fee is charged.
The beach itself is pretty and very well looked after. It is also usually a fairly quiet place to pass some time on the sand or swimming, meaning that it is a great spot to take kids to.
The best spot from which to see the penguin is nearby Foxy Beach. As well as the penguins, there are also ancient granite boulders, bays and rock pools to check out on Boulders Beach.
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
The massive popularity of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront means that it is visited by some 23 million people every year. This is the oldest harbour still in use in the country, while it is now filled with modern facilities and attractions.
More than 450 shops are present here, selling a huge variety of products. The fact that it is still a working harbour means that tourists can see container ships and fishing boat in use while they are here.
The waterfront area is also where the Two Oceans Aquarium is located, as well as being the gateway to Robben Island. Whether you are travelling to Cape Town from Johannesburg or from further away, this is an attraction you won’t want to miss.
Kirstenbosch National Botanic Garden
This wonderfully well maintained botanic garden is an oasis of calm and beauty that is well worth a visit. It has a strong history of protecting and preserving the region’s indigenous plants.
The conservatory has a varied collection of plants from different zones, while the outdoor parts are typically filled with local fauna. There are several interesting trails leading off from here, including the popular Skeleton Gorge route up to Table Mountain’s summit.
It is common to find that an evening concert is being held here or that there is a Zimbabwean stone sculpture exhibition.
Two Oceans Aquarium
The thrilling Two Oceans Aquarium is located on the bustling Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. The name of the centre comes from the fact that it is positioned where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans come together.
There are 7 different galleries here, all with giant viewing windows. These include a gallery for each of the two Oceans, a predator exhibition and a kelp forest exhibition.
Cape of Good Hope
This scenic spot at the tip of the continent is a very photogenic place that tourists love. You get a wonderful view of the two Oceans here and it is a good place to stretch your legs with a stroll.
The drive down here from the centre of Cape Town is very pleasant. The Cape of Good Hope can be visited on a tour or else independently.
A memorable trip to Cape Town can turn out to be the highlight of your year. Check out the current deals for an affordable and convenient flight to here.