From the 17th to the 20th centuries, Robben Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment. Today it is a World Heritage Site and museum, a poignant reminder to the newly democratic South Africa of the price paid for freedom.
Situated at the foot of Table Mountain, within a stone’s throw from the Cape Town Stadium and in the heart of Cape Town’s working harbour, the V&A Waterfront offers the visitor an abundance of unforgettable experiences.
Cape of Good Hope (Cape Point)
Located at the southwestern tip of Africa, in the Cape of Good Hope section of the Table Mountain National Park, Cape Point has captivated travellers for centuries with its dramatic scenery and fascinating history.
Kirstenbosch botanical gardens
The beautiful Kirstenbosch gardens cover an area of 528 hectares with 36 hectares of cultivated garden. The gardens are a celebration of South African flora – showcasing only indigenous South African plants.
Tygerberg Nature Reserve
In Cape Town we have a number of nature reserves and the Tygerberg is one of them. Most visitors who fly into Cape Town will fly down the west side of the Tygerberg as they prepare to land at Cape Town International airport. Its a long range of hills which has been left virtually untouched along its upper reaches although of late there has been quite a bit of building activity on its western slopes
Table Mountain Cable Car or hikes
If the idea of mountainous cliffs, steep drops and strenuous climbing blows your hair back, you might like to take the Cableway to the top and hike back down, or even hike both ways! Just remember that you won’t always be able to rely on the Cableway to get up or down (due to unpredictable weather conditions), so leave yourself enough time to hike to the top and back again before dark if needs be.
Whale watching in Hermanus
Hermanus, known as the best land-based whale watching destination in the world, plays host to thousands of visitors (2010 we welcomed 130 000 visitors) who flock to the seaside resort to exhilarate in the unique natural environment, watch the whales and revel in music, and African rhythms during the festival.
Shark Cage Diving
Come and join us on one of South Africa’s most popular adventures where we take you to meet one of nature’s most feared predators in the Great White Shark capital of the world!
Long Street has a wonderful energy and it’s one of Cape Town’s best spots for browsing during the day or a big night out on the town.