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Cape Town, The Cosmopolitan City
It is known as the most cosmopolitan city in Africa. Indeed Cape Town enjoys a seafarer’s tradition. This open mindedness reflects in the cultural and commercial activities and the city’s lifestyle, which becomes impregnated with a festive touch at the end of the year.
The Cape region, dominated by the famous Table Mountain, hosts many treasures, the most well-known itinerary along the Cape wine estates on the route through Cape Floral Kingdom, from Somerset West going, Stellenbosch, P’niel, Franschhoek, Paarl and Wellingtion, all the way through to Ceres. The wine estates (the oldest date back from 1685) produce award-winning wines and offer lovely local folklore to delight the visitor. The latter is welcome to taste the fruit of the vine, the local wines and get a few bottles to take home as a souvenir.
Cape Town also has a deeply rooted seafarer’s tradition inherited from the first immigrants more than four centuries ago. At the meeting point between the Indian and the Atlantic Oceans, Cape Town features superb beaches such as Clifton, Camp Bay, Sea Point, Milnerton and Blaaubergstrand, even if the waters of the Atlantic Ocean can be quite cool.
On the Indian Ocean side, where the water is warmer, take a drive to to False Bay and Boulders Beach well-known for its penguin’s colony and visit Fish Hooks Saint James or Nuremburg.
As far as culture and education are concerned, Cape Town has a lifestyle of its own since it hosts the most famous university on the continent as well as many prestigious schools, catering for a large population of students. The Cape Town Opera has become a reference for those looking for ballets, operas and other major cultural productions in the region.
Last but not the least, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is the ideal place to a walk, do some shopping or simply enjoy great entertainment. The restaurants offer a wide range of international menus, with a focus on seafood and local traditional dishes. And the boutiques display the latest fashion as well as stunning craft that reflect the colourful and creative local spirit.
Cape Town City and Table Mountain Private Tour: including a visit to the Castle of Good Hope
Situated below Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head, Cape Town offers a rich cultural and industrial heritage, grand splendor and an assurance of activity of excitement at the V&A Waterfront. Including all the `must-sees` of any Cape Town day tour, this option is a geographical and cultural extravaganza, showing you Cape Town, from its historical beginnings to the dazzling modern shopping malls of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.
* The Cape Town City & Table Mountain tour will not include Table Mountain during the period 24 July – 6 August, due to the closure of Table Mountain for annual maintenance.
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
Small group ensures personal service
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Small-group tour by minibus
The tour commences with a tour of Table Mountain (weather permitting; cable car fee not included). In the city itself, visit the Company Gardens, the S.A. Museum, the Castle of Good Hope and the vibrant and arty flea market, Greenmarket Square. Take a trip through the picturesque Bo-Kaap.
Table Mountain (Cable Car fee not included in cost): By the late 1870’s, several of Cape Town’s more prominent citizens had suggested the introduction of a railway line to the top of Table Mountain. Plans to implement a proposed rack railway got under way but the outbreak of the Anglo-Boer war put a halt to these efforts. By 1912, with a strong desire to gain easy access to the top of Table Mountain, the Cape Town City Council commissioned an engineer to investigate the various options for public transport to the top. The new cableway was officially opened on the 4th of October 1997, the anniversary of the original launch, almost 70 years previously.
The Company Gardens have been described as “an oasis of calm in the city rush”, and with the trees, the squirrels and lunch-hour love birds it’s easy to forget that you’re in the middle of one of Africa’s most important cities. Spots of interest include a sundial dating from 1787, a Saffren Pear Tree (believed to be South Africa’s oldest cultivated tree), a statue of Cecil John Rhodes, a rose garden and pools with brightly colored fish.
The South African Museum was founded in 1825, then moved to its present building, in the historic Company Gardens, in 1897. Since then, millions of visitors have wandered its halls and corridors to be stimulated and inspired by its collections and exhibitions. They have left the Museum with a better understanding of the Earth and its biological and cultural diversity, past and present.
Built between 1666 and 1679, the Castle of Good Hope is the oldest surviving building in South Africa. The Castle was, however, not the first fort to be built at the Cape. A quadrangular fort was built after the arrival of Jan van Riebeeck in 1652, where the Grand Parade and the main Post Office are situated today. In 1936 the Castle was declared a National Monument.
At picturesque Bo-Kaap, or “Malay Quarter”, you’ll discover the unique culture, lifestyle and personality of the Cape’s Muslim community and their contribution to South Africa’s development.
4 on Highworth Self Catering Apartments – One of our top picks in Sea Point, Cape Town.
Located 2.5 km from the Cape Town Stadium, 4 on Highworth offers self-catering accommodation in the suburb of Sea Point. The property offers free WiFi and private parking is available for some units.
The modern and stylish apartments feature an open plan lounge, TV and kitchen facilities.
Across a 4 km radius, the surrounding area, V&A Waterfront and Green Point offers an array of restaurants boasting a variety of cuisine. The CTICC is within 5 km and Table Mountain is 9 km away.
The Cape Town International Airport is within 30 km.
Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9 for a two-person trip.
This property is also rated for the best value in Cape Town! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city.
– Free WiFi
– Free Parking
– Family Rooms
– Non-Smoking Rooms
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Table Mountain Bike Tour: discovering the true beauty of the mountain slopes
Unleash your adventurous streak on this three-hour mountain biking tour on Cape Town’s iconic landmark, Table Mountain. Enjoy a fun-filled dirt track riding experience while discovering the true beauty of the mountain slopes!
Before hitting the tracks a complimentary hotel pick up by mini van will bring you to the very top of Table Mountain where you will take in stunning views of Cape Town City, Table Bay and Robben Island.
You will then bike the ‘Double Descent’ downhill route on the lower slopes of Table Mountain – the perfect track for beginners. This is an excellent tour for those keen to try some off-road biking with an expert guide. After an action packed bike ride you will be dropped off at your hotel.
Table Mountain Bike Tour from Cape Town
Mountain biking on Table Moutain
Front suspension mountain bikes
Hotel pickup and drop off
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Please bring closed shoes, sunscreen, camera and a jacket.
Minimum age is 12 years
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Lagoon Beach Hotel & Apartments – SA
Overlooking Table Mountain and Robben Island, Lagoon Beach Hotel offers direct beach access in Cape Town’s Milnerton suburb. It offers a beach-side and roof-deck pool and a scheduled complimentary shuttle service to the V&A Waterfront and Century City. Free WiFi is also available in some rooms.
The contemporary rooms at Lagoon Beach Hotel boast stylish décor and feature balconies with views of the city, ocean or Table Mountain. They come equipped with a satellite TV, minibar, tea-and-coffee-making facilities and en suite bathrooms. Some rooms have a spacious seating area and air conditioning, and some offer a view of the courtyard, garden or sea.
Hotel Lagoon Beach has 3 on-site restaurants, catering for all tastes. There is a Brasserie, a pool-side bar and the trendy La Mizu beach bar offering views of the Atlantic Ocean and Robben Island.
Guests can relax by the outdoor pool, use the 24-hour gym or enjoy a range of relaxation treatments at the hotel’s Camelot Spa, including massages, facials and body wraps.
The Beach Hotel is located 20 km from the Cape Town International Airport and a 20-minute drive from Table Mountain. It also provides secure underground car parking. An airport shuttle can be arranged at a charge.