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Cape Town

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About Cape Town

Hike or take the cableway to the top of Table Mountain on one of Cape Town’s perfect-weather days, look out over the confluence of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans at the very southern tip of the African continent, and you’ll see why Cape Town and the surrounding area is South Africa’s most popular destination. Take your pick of beach activities, from lounging on languid Camps Bay to penguin-spotting on Boulders Beach in Simon's Town. Going back to 1666, the Castle of Good Hope is South Africa's oldest building, covering the nation's Dutch history. Robbins Island held political prisoners starting in the 17th century, but most visitors know it as Nelson Mandela's home for 18 years. (Ex-prisoners often give the tours, answering questions about life on the island.) Over the past decade, wine-tasting in the romantic Cape Winelands has become a popular day trip for adults, while kids enjoy the brightly painted Bo-Kaap Muslim quarter or the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden. Every possible budget is catered to in Cape Town, from central boutique hostels to luxurious ocean view hotels.

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Cape of Good Hope
4.6/5
489 Reviews
Nature Reserve
Seashore
Previously the Cape of Good Hope was also called the Cape of the Storm. It is a famous cape in the southwestern part of Africa and is a landmark of Cape Town. It is also the intersection of the South Atlantic and the Indian Ocean. There is a black and white monument in the scenic area. The monument is to commemorate the Portuguese navigator Da Gama, who pioneered the navigation route from Europe to India.
Table Mountain
4.6/5
435 Reviews
Mountain
Table Mountain is a landmark in Cape Town. The top of the mountain is as flat as a table. It seems to be flattened with a knife, so it is also called the dining table of God. On the right side of Table Mountain is Lion's Head Mountain and Signal Hill, and on the left is the Devil's Peak. Every year, a large amount of water vapor rises to the top of the mountain after encountering Table Mountain, and then forms a spectacular cloud under the action of cold air. It is like a whole piece of tablecloth covering the entire Table Mountain, and the scenery is very beautiful.
Boulders Penguin Colony
4.6/5
344 Reviews
Zoo
There is no question that the 3,000 African penguins who hang out here own this piece of Simon’s Town; you just get to visit. Walkways along this seashore keep you from disturbing the nesting sites but you still get very close to these bold and captivating birds. Few things are more adorable than a penguin. A whole colony of them can overwhelm the brain’s cuteness receptor but Boulder’s Beach is worth the risk.
Duiker Island
4.5/5
219 Reviews
Island/Peninsula
Boat Tour
Seashore
Seal Island is a small island on the Hout Bay, famous for its numerous seals and seagulls. The Cape Fur Seal is a native species of southern Africa that breeds on the coastlines of South Africa and Namibia. Explore the Seal Island on a cruise on the island and watch the ecological activities of thousands of seals, seagulls and other seabirds.

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Sailing in The Bay (One Hour)
5/5
1 Reviews
Available for Tomorrow Onwards
From£11.90
Champagne Cruise (Pre-Sunset)
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From£19.50
Sunset Champagne Cruise from Cape Town
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From£22.50
Cape Town City Tour and Table Mountain
5/5
1 Reviews
Available for Tomorrow Onwards
From£24.90

Travelogue

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For many 2019 is a year of promise. Maybe you intend to start that new job. Maybe it’s the year you get the promotion you deserve. Perhaps 2019 is the year you add to your family or, maybe it’s time to start a family of your own. Whatever the case may be, let’s hope 2019 is your best year yet! To help get things started, we’ve been thinking about places with inspiring stories of their own. Places where 2019 is also going to be special. The result is our list of the top-5 destinations for the first half of 2019. It’s a year of promises and new beginnings!
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