Cape Town has quietly become a must-visit city for travelers all over the globe – Things To Do In Cape Town
South Africa is having a moment—or maybe five. Cape Town has quietly become a must-visit city for travelers all over the globe, with an enviable food culture, markets and museums, the Kirstenbosch Gardens and a rapidly growing craft scene.
The Cape Winelands have earned respect from the notoriously demanding global wine community. The coastline serves up an unrelenting parade of wonders, from brilliant sand beaches to windswept rocks to iconic lighthouses to—yes—penguins. The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is one of the premier encounter zones for Africa’s “Big Five” (leopard, lion, elephant, buffalo and rhino). And Victoria Falls remains one of the wonders of the natural world, not least because of the majestic Zambezi River that feeds them.
Cape Town – tales of the unexpected
Indeed, Cape Town is a city where the unexpected is always just around the corner and the beautiful province of the Cape lies ready to be explored across the city limits. One of the must-see tourism sites is Table Mountain, which forms a stunning backdrop to the entire city. Named as one of the new seven wonders of the world, you can reach the summit in just five minutes by taking a cable car. From the plateau that gives it its name, there are magnificent views of the Cape Town city centre, the surrounding suburbs and, of course, the Atlantic and Indian oceans, which converge at Cape Point.
If you’re feeling energetic you can walk to the top of the mountain, which at its highest point is 1,085m (3,560ft). On the way you can visit the colourful Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden or the Silvermine Nature Reserve. A designated national park, Table Mountain is known for its rich biodiversity and is home to more than 1,500 species of plants (more than the number found throughout the entire British isles according to statistics).
Lovers of wildlife can visit the Aquila Private Game Reserve, named after the endangered resident Black Eagles. Comprising lions, springbok baboons, leopards, and elephants, it was once a favourite hunting ground of the indigenous Khoi/San hunters whose ancient rock art can still be seen. Aquila is indeed more than just the unforgettable wildlife experience offered by a safari tour. Here one can also enjoy South African hospitality at its most lavish as well as traditional culinary delights.
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Cape Town’s reputation as a rather laid back place, is reflected in its nickname ‘Slaapstad’ which means ‘sleepy town’ in Afrikaans, the local lingo. All very strange as the Mother City and its surrounds are stacked with opportunities to stay awake and get active. Indeed, adventure sports operators here are lining up to make sure you don’t go home without having experienced an adrenaline rush. From Hiking Table Mountain, to snorkelling with seals and penguins, kayaking alongside dolphins, various aerial adventures, cooking and foraging. By Simon Richmond | Lonely Planet Click here to view original web page at travel.dearjulius.com
I added the penguins but need to add seeing whales and killer whales. Just 40 mins away from Cape Town’s city center is the naval village of Simonstown, depending on the season you can see these massive animals from the road but mostly from boats.
Theguardian.com says that, “Cape Town combines the best of all worlds. Steeped in history and set against a fabulous natural backdrop, with a bustling waterfront and within close reach of the Capes and Winelands, it has something to offer for everyone – whether you’re visiting for culture, gastronomic delights or the beach” and share their top ten things to do while in Cape Town. The one that I like because it’s not run of the mill is to……
Walk the streets
Adderley Street is a perfect illustration of the city’s history, taking in everything from the country’s oldest building, the Castle of Good Hope, and the grandiose Victorian City Hall to art deco buildings and Company’s Gardens, a park that was created by Dutch settlers in the 17th century. A guided architecture or heritage tour ensures you don’t miss any hidden corners.
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Hike Up Cape Town’s Famouse Lion’s Head
by hostelblog.hostelrocket.com they share another 13 things to do.
If you are a nature lover, you can hike up Lion’s Head. It is between Table Mountain and Signal Hill. The place is breathtakingly beautiful and even more spectacular in the glow of a full moon. Talk some friends into joining you on this adventure. As with any hike, let someone (maybe even the hostel staff) know where you are going and when you plan to return.
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Popcorncandi suggest top things to do in Cape Town for under R100
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Exploring this beautiful city does not need to cost you money. We are lucky enough to have all of this nature and culture and opportunity around us constantly, so it’s easy to tap into when you’re on month-end 2-minute noodles (or anytime, really). Since I moved to Cape Town just under 7 months ago, I have managed to explore the crap out of it without even making a dent. What is even more exciting is that a lot of what you do here doesn’t have to cost you much, or can cost you nothing at all.
One of these top things Popcorn candy suggests is a visit to Constantia Glen. Only 20 mins from Cape Town CBD, amongst to oldest wine farms in South Africa, you get this wine farm with excellent wine to taste and buy. Last time were there they had great cheese and cold meet platter to go with it.
What About Zipline atCape Town’s Table Mountain
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The zipline is built to be one of the best and most adventurous in South Africa yet. It hangs up to 155 meters above the tree canopy below and stretches over 2,3km. The longest zipline cable on the route is 470 meters.
I think this will keep you busy for a while.