CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA
Cape Town south Africa tours are something out of this world! Cape Town is one of the prime South Africa holiday destinations with the Western Cape being home to several beautiful places that range from the Cape Peninsula, rugged mountains, beautiful beaches, the abundant Cape Town Garden route, scenic coral reef inviting to scuba divers… and the list goes on and on.
Cape Town, known to South Africans as the “Mother City”, was the first area to be settled by Europeans in the 17th century and is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
In 1580 Sir Francis Drake wrote; “This cape is a most stately thing, and the fairest cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth.” The passage of time has done little to blunt his words. With Table Mountain as a spectacular backdrop and miles and miles of coastline and sweeping beaches, this cosmopolitan city of parks, historic buildings, and stylish shopping malls is an ideal place to spend a week or more.
Cape Town City tours and sights
Cape Town day trips definitely start at the heart of Cape Town city. Hop on a red bus tours with over 15 stops and attractions to enjoy within the city alone. The Two oceans Aquarium is a start on your Cape Town tours enjoy the dive in the shark cage that takes you to the ocean and explore South Africa’s marine life
Visit Cape Town’s monuments and old building that have been carefully intertwined with modern architectural work like Cape Town international convention centre and tourist information centre. The monumental clock tower is a historical building built in 1882, St. George’s Cathedral, the South African museum, Jewish museum, District Six museum, the castle museum, the Gold museum and many other sights to behold.
In fine weather, a cable car will carry you up to the top of Table Mountain where you can survey one of the finest panoramas in all South Africa. On the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens display 4,000 of the 18,000 plant species that have been classified in South Africa.
Cape Town wine tours
One of the things that distinguish Cape Town from any other common city on Africa Safari is its unique wines and spirits. South Africa’s wine lands spread for several acres in Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Cape Peninsula, Constantia valley, Durbanville, Paarl and many other towns. Several South Africa Tour operators in Cape Town will arrange gourmet, cheese or chocolate wine tasting, visit to the cellar, spectacular wine dining and so much more if you book in advance. Groot Constantia is the oldest vineyard and homestead in Cape Town, built in 1692 it is a superb example of Cape Dutch architecture and is now a museum and vineyard.
Cape Town beach tours
The Castle of Good Hope is south Africa’s oldest building that will clearly give you blend of south Africa’s history and present day. More than 2,000 birds are resident around the Cape of Good Hope and its surrounding mangroves and marshes like sea gulls all seen on Hiking trails. Just off the coast is Robben Island, South Africa’s ‘Alcatraz’ and the place where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for over two decades.
The Cape Peninsula is one of the most scenic beach resorts and Camps Bay beaches a re a favorite for many South Africa holidays. Sea Point is not only a port but also an also an interesting port with several internet shops, restaurants, pubs and many hotels.
The towns here are small and there are numerous fine examples of Cape Dutch architecture as well as boutique hotels and superb wineries and restaurants to be enjoyed.
A great place for shopping, dining and entertainment is the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. Original buildings have been renovated and new ones added in Victorian style and all contribute to the timeless charm and appeal. Visitors can enjoy world-class shops, a variety of fascinating museums, an excellent selection of restaurants, pubs and coffee shops, craft markets, historical walking tours, cinemas (including an Imax!) and theatres, the Telkom Exploratorium, outdoor entertainment, helicopter flips and much more.
Cape Town Safaris
Extending south from Cape Town is the Cape Peninsula and a nature reserve that boasts indigenous flora and fauna. Keep an eye out for baboon, bontebok, zebra, Cape grysbok, steenbok, grey rhebok, eland, springbok, grey mongoose and over 150 species of bird. In the reserve, at the end of the Table Mountain chain, is world-famous Cape Point, the dramatic and visually awe-inspiring promontory, where one can dine in style or throw caution to the winds where the two oceans are said to meet. Cape Town safaris are often add-ons on South Africa Safaris from Kruger National Park
Cape town Garden Route tours are the right treat for holiday makers that would like to experience south Africa Cape Town safaris, visiting surrounding towns and attractions like Hermanus, Cape Agulhas, Elephant Park, Tsittsikamma National Park and Kysna, the jewel of Garden route Safari
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens are part of any Cape Town tour itinerary showcasing a wide variety of exotic plants with more 2,000 different plant species not found anywhere else in the world!
If you are enthusiastic about the warm and friendly people of Cape Town, visit the old town of Imizano Yethu on Hout Bay, learn of its long unfortunate history and why its people smile all the way on your cape town tours.
Cape Town Hotels and Accommodation
Some of the most remarkably beautiful hotels in Cape Town include the President Hotel on Bantry Bay with facilities fit for a royalty, iconic beach views, unexplainable comfort and service. Mount Nelson Hotel is on the foot of the Table Mountains a famed spot to catch South Africa celebrities on an afternoon tea. There are however many hotels, guesthouses, inn, boutique hotels, self catering apartments and game lodges to offer overnight on tours to Cape Town South Africa.
Cape Town is accessed by both road using bus and taxi and air from Johannesburg with several regional and international airlines. Helicopter charters are also available to give you aerial tours of the town.