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Are you feeling tired, stressed out and needing a break? Why not take a trip down to Cape Town and have some fun in the most beautiful city in the world. Cape Town has a wide variety of activities and therefore, will suit just about anyone; all you need to do is know where to look.
Here are five amazing things to do in Cape Town:
Head up Table Mountain: No Trip to Cape Town would be complete without heading up the world famous Table Mountain. The mountain is home to over a thousand unique species of plants as well as several mammals and over one hundred invertebrates. The views of Cape Town and its coastline from the top are spectacular. The mountain overlooks the city bowl and surrounding beaches, and has the best view of Robben Island – Where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years. Take a short cable car ride up and once on top, enjoy sipping a cocktail or an early dinner, while watching the sun go down over the ocean.
Shop at the V&A Waterfront: The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is a working harbour and entertainment hub rolled into one. You will find some of Cape Town’s best restaurants, brew pubs, nightclubs, shops and movie houses in the city. While checking out the centre, take a stroll outside and watch the seals frolic around the boats as they leave the harbour. Other attractions include a Martine museum, Aquarium and the Robben Island Exhibition and Information Centre.
Tour the Cape Winelands: Whether you are a wine lover or not, the Cape Winelands is a must for anyone traveling to Cape Town. The Winelands is situated east of Cape Town among beautiful mountains, creating some stunning views. The area includes Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Wellington and Paarl. Take a drive through the area or take a tour bus and go wine tasting and site seeing in the local area. Stop off along the way and enjoy lunch at one of the top local restaurants or cafes.
Take a Train Ride: Hop aboard a train and visit Muizenberg, Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay and Simon’s Town. The trail ride costs R10 a person and allows you to explore these unique coastal towns in a day. With its quaint restaurants, colorful delis, boutique shops and fine cocktail stops, this is one of the best ways to explore Cape Town. Stop off for lunch in one of these towns and enjoy the fantastic views of the ocean.
Visit the Penguins: Boulders Beach on the Cape Peninsula near Cape Town is home to thousands of penguins. This small public beach is set apart from the main penguin colony that resides here (on Foxy Beach), but that does not stop the penguins from sitting on your beach towel or darting around your legs while you take a dip in the ocean. While Fox Beach is set apart, take a walk over the boardwalk and get a great close up look at the entire colony eating, breeding, preening, swimming and chattering away.
Cape Town is a simple, beautiful and fun tourist destination. Ensure that you visit some of these attractions on your next visit.
I am Greg Jones, a travel lover and food fundi. When I travel to Cape Town, I always reserve a suit at a waterfront hotel Cape Town, because I love taking a walk down to the local market and having breakfast while watching the sun come up over the harbour.