Cape Town Attractions

It’s the time of year when the wind blows great guns in Cape Town – just on some days, though. Clouds spill down dramatically over the great Table Mountain that has been the Mother City’s signature feature for centuries.  When the good old South-Easter tugs at hemlines and hairdos and we see the tablecloth descending … Continue reading “How Devil’s Peak Got its Name: What You Need to Know about Windy Days in Cape Town!”

Cape Town swarms with eateries of all types and tastes. When you fancy a feast from India in the gorgeous Mother City, these are some of the Indian Restaurants you could head for. Do book ahead – Cape Town is abuzz with visitors during holiday season and dining space needs reserving.

“Chappies” is Cape Town’s wiggly-squiggly scenic bonanza-drive, twirling its magnificent path against towering mountain peaks, with vast views and sheer drops from sandstone cliffs to the sea. Whether you’re a car-contained sightseer, a jogger, hiker or  biker, Chapmans Peak Drive is 9km of pure visual tonic.

Bilbo Baggins, the hippo that wandered off from Cape Town’s Rondevlei to Zeekoevlei, is going to have a fabulous new home at Gondwana Game Reserve on the Garden Route.

Cape Town’s city and surrounds present a bright, sparkling collage of leisure and holiday-appeal. There’s the urban vibe and cosmopolitan feel of the Metropole; the vine-bedecked valleys and gastronomic delights of the Cape Winelands; and there are endless beaches to explore along both sides of the Cape Peninsula. Holidays in Cape Town can be as … Continue reading “Summer Topspots in Cape Town: Where to Check in and Chill”

Exquisitely beautiful, and home to a large colony of endangered African penguins, Boulders Beach near Simon’s Town has notched its mark high up on the list of the world’s truly unique beaches. It’s been awarded eighth place by Tripadvisor, on the basis of user-generated opinions.

Mod and trendy, and sporting all the entertainments holiday-folk could wish for, Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront is a wonderful re-emergence and “upvamp” of what was once just a small jetty, built by Jan van Riebeeck in 1654 during his creation of a refreshment station at the Cape.

An oceanside stroll to the Slangkop Lighthouse is wonderfully easy – a toddler could manage, and it’s a good leg-stretch after a drive through Simons Town / Cape Point / Scarborough.

Whether it’s tramping rocky cliff paths that wind above fizzy cream soda-coloured oceans that blows your hair back, or catching a funicular in a clear, heaven-bound direction to catch your breath at unbelievable vistas, Cape Point is essential sightseeing for every visitor to Cape Town. 

  Kirstenbosch – the majestic gardens in Cape Town that visitors and locals love to visit – has been voted one of the world’s top picnic spots by National Geographic Magazine.