Cape Town: A Holiday-Maker’s Paradise
The City of Cape Town was recently voted the most beautiful city in the world ahead of famously spectacular cities like Paris, Rome and New York for this title. The NY Times also included Cape Town on its list of places to go in 2014.
The Mother City hardly requires an introduction, but once you’ve visited this impressive metropolis at the foot of Table Mountain it is difficult not to fall in love! So whether you are looking for an adventure or simply wish to immerse yourself in the gorgeous views – Cape Town is the place to go. There are accommodation options to suit any budget and that will cater to any need. So if you find yourself wondering what to do while in Cape Town here are a few suggestions…
Catch a Train from Cape Town to Simonstown
Enjoy a bit of vintage in your holiday with this steam train adventure. You’ll be able to sit back and enjoy the remarkable views as you travel through Muizenberg, False Bay, Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek and Glencairn until your final arrival in Simonstown. You will have some free time to explore this charming town before the train departs back to Cape Town.
Take a scenic drive along Chapman’s Peak
This 9km stretch of road is an absolute delight for drivers, hikers, photographers and cyclists alike. Arguably the most spectacular marine drive in the world – it winds its way between Noordhoek and Hout Bay on the Atlantic Coast of South Africa offering breath-taking 180 degree vistas.
City bus tour (Hop on Hop Off) Cape Town
City Sightseeing Tours has made it fun and easy to get round to all the fantastic landmarks in and around Cape Town, including the Table Mountain Cableway and the Two Oceans Aquarium. You have the freedom to “Hop on” or “Hop off” whenever you wish –spending your day exactly as you please. They offer several types of tours such as the Night-tour option that includes a beautiful sunset-experience on top of Signal Hill.
This island is home to the prison where South Africa’s late former president Nelson Mandela was held captive for many years, so this specialised tour is a “must” for local visitors as well as international tourists. Guests are transported to the island on a ferry departing from the V&A Waterfront and the tour is conducted by former prisoners on the island –ensuring a vivid account of life there from the 1960’s to 1991.
Kirstenbosch is a stunningly beautiful botanical garden set against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain. Its brand new canopy walkway was constructed in celebration of Kirstenbosch’s centenary in 2013. This low-impact, low-maintenance structure weaves its way through the trees, eventually emerging above the canopy – giving visitors a spectacular view over the entire garden.
Cape Town is a city adored by millions, so when planning your next visit, you need not look very far to find activities and accommodation that will realise even your most exciting holiday dreams. Options for things to do are truly endless and you will be hard-pressed to spend a day anywhere in Cape Town that is not absolutely spectacular!
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