Activities guide

Cape Town Activities Guide

CLIFTON ON SEA, home to Cape Town beach house accommodation, luxury apartments and private villa rentals, brings you a guide of things not to miss in Cape Town. Make the most of your stay in Clifton, Bantry Bay and Camps Bay and discover why Cape Town is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world.

Table Mountain

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Table Mountain is undoubtedly one of South Africa ’s most famous landmarks. Its flat top stretches for about three kilometers, and can be reached by a wide variety of walking trails and climbs, or via the cableway. The improved cableway travels 10 meters per second, and does a 360 degree turn while traveling up and down the mountain. The mountain is home to more than 1,470 species of plants and a number of animals.

For more information on Table Mountain rates and operating times, go to www.tablemountain.net.

V&A Waterfront

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The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is a major tourist attraction, with more than 20 million visitors per annum. The V&A Waterfront has something for everybody with its exclusive shops and craft markets, award-winning cuisine and live entertainment in the amphitheatre. The V&A Waterfront also offers a wide variety of leisure activities and attractions. Watch the seals play around the harbour, take a sunset cocktail cruise around Table Bay or enjoy a breathtaking helicopter ride over Cape Town’s clean, white beaches. Click on www.waterfront.co.za for more V&A Waterfront information and tourist related information on the Western Cape.

Cape Point

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Cape Point is a splendid day trip to the most southwesterly point of Africa. Not only is it one of the highest sea cliffs in the world, but Cape Point also offers unparalleled views, numerous scenic walks and trails, and more than 1,100 indigenous plant species and a variety of animals. Walk up hundreds of steps to the old lighthouse or take the funicular up to have a look around the historic sea route where explorers used to sail around the Cape of Storms. Visit www.capepoint.co.za for a visual tour and more information on Cape Point.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, set on the magnificent eastern slopes of Table Mountain, is world-renowned for its beauty and diversity. Join a guided theme walk or special interest tour around the garden, or catch a club car for a mini-tour from the Visitor’s Centre. On Sundays during the summer months from December to March, musical sunset concerts are held on the lawns. The Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is open 365 days a year for picnics on its splendid green lawns, beautiful nature walks and an overall celebration of indigenous South African plants.

Go to www.nbi.ac.za for a virtual tour of the garden and for more information on seasonal highlights, shopping and restaurants at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Two Oceans Aquarium

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The Two Oceans Aquarium is a stunning tribute to the beauty of the sea. The aquarium showcases more than 3,000 living specimens of fish, invertebrates, mammals, birds and plants supported by the waters in and around the Cape coast.

Watch from the safety of the glass semi-tunnel how ragged-tooth sharks, shoals of yellowtail and hoards of other fish are fed, or dare to take a dive in the I&J Predator Exhibit among the sharks and predators.

The Two Oceans Aquarium Diversity Hall has special exhibits like jellies and corals; giant spider crabs from Japan and endangered Knysna seahorses. The Touch Pool allows the close-up inspection and handling of animals such as starfish, sea urchins and crabs.

Visit www.aquarium.co.za for more information on Two Oceans Aquarium admission times and fees.

Robben Island

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Robben Island has become an international symbol of freedom and liberation. The prison where freedom fighters like former South African president Nelson Mandela spent more than a quarter of a century for their beliefs is now a popular tourist attraction in Cape Town. The island features a museum that runs educational programmes for schools, youths and adults and facilitates tourism development. Tours of Robben Island and the old jail are conducted by former inmates who offer unique insights into life on the island.

Go to www.robben-island.org.za for more Robben Island history and information on prices and departure times.

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