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December 21, 2019

Top Destination Cape Town

While exploring Cape Town, also known as the “Mother City” of South Africa, you will uncover the layers of its history that spans from the colonial period to the current day Rainbow Nation. With a vibrant scene in a city escape of sea and mountains, it’s easy to fall for South Africa’s oldest city.

Table Mountain
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Table Mountain

Take a cable car ride to the top of one of the seven wonders of the world, Table Mountain. You’ll never forget your experience. You’ll relish the views of the cobalt blue ocean and urban landscape from this lofty perch.

Lion's Head
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Lion’s Head

Enjoy an encompassing panoramic view after an hour’s hike to the Lion’s Head. A night with a full moon makes it a popular place to view the sparkling city lights below, paragliding and lots more.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

The eastern slopes of Table Mountain rise above the beauty of the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. The flora, locally known as fynbos, is at its best between August and November.

Cape of Good Hope
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Cape of Good Hope

Known as the Cape of Storms from the days of Portuguese explorers in the 15th century, the lighthouse, which illuminates the Cape of Good Hope, is the strongest on the continent.

Victoria and Alfred Waterfront
Photo: Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Table Bay Horbour

Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

You got to go to the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront for shopping, entertainment and great restaurants, you won’t go wrong at the V&A. It’s convenient to reach the aquarium and stadium nearby, and it’s the place for a bay cruise.

Two Oceans Aquarium
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Two Oceans Aquarium

The Two Oceans Aquarium name reflects the meeting of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. It features the marine life in these waters. Don’t miss the shark feeding on Sundays at 3:00 pm.

Cape Town Stadium
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Cape Town Stadium

Explore this venue of the 2010 FIFA World Cup by taking a tour that includes facts about its architectural design, a walk on the Cape Town Stadium field, and a look inside the locker rooms.

Robben Island
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Robben Island

The island just outside of Table Bay is where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of his life imprisoned, here in Robben Island, during apartheid. It’s a humbling moment when you step into his former cell and reflect on his life.

District Six
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District Six

The District Six museum displays the history of the forced expulsion and relocation of black residents during apartheid, and the ultimate demise of this former, mulit-cultural district.

Boulders Beach
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Boulders Beach

A raised boardwalk lets you take a walk on the wild side among the rowdy 2000 African Penguins that live here at Boulders Beach. It’s a great place to spend the day on the beaches of beautiful False Bay.

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