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Cape Town’s Big 7 Attractions

V&A Waterfront

The V&A Waterfront which included over 450 stores is located within the magnificent setting of a dynamic working harbour, a wide selection of top quality restaurants, boat and helicopter charters, an aquarium, art and craft markets, a variety of leisure attractions as well as a choice of world-class conference and hotel facilities.

The V&A Waterfront offers a range of cultural landmarks including museums, historic buildings and exclusive access to one of South Africa’s essential heritage sites, Robben Island. A vibrant cosmopolitan atmosphere ensures that the V&A Waterfront is the heart of your visit.

Table Mountain Cableway

The Cableway takes you to the top of Table Mountain, A new 7 Wonder of Nature, in under 5 minutes whilst the rotating cable cars ensure that visitors enjoy a 360º view of Cape Town and Table Bay. Once on top visitors can stroll along 2km of pathways and enjoy magnificent views from over 12 viewing sites and decks. There is also a restaurant on top of the mountain.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens was founded in 1913. The vast estate covers 528 hectares and supports a diverse fynbos flora and natural forest. Kirstenbosch grows only indigenous South African plants. The cultivated garden (36 hectares) displays collections of South African plants, particularly those from the winter rainfall region of the country.

Robben Island

Nelson Mandela officially opened the Nelson Mandela Gateway at the V&A Waterfront on 1 December 2001. A tour of the Robben Island Museum is a multifaceted journey, which begins at the Gateway, where multi-media exhibitions, an auditorium, a restaurant, and a museum shop are housed. A Robben Island Museum tour includes a half-hour ferry trip, a guided tour of the Maximum Security Prison, interaction with an ex-political prisoner, and a bus tour of the historic buildings and the unique flora and fauna of the 575-hectare Island.

Groot Constantia

Dating back to 1685, Groot Constantia is the oldest winemaking region in the southern hemisphere. Constantia Valley is today the Cape’s most intimate wine route consisting of eight wine farms, each with their own distinctive heritage and premium wines. Enjoyed by Napoleon Bonaparte and royalty in the 18th century, Constantia Valley’s unique combination of terroir and climate produces some of the world’s finest wines that continue to this day to win accolades and international awards for consistently high standard and quality.

Cape Point

Cape Point, situated at the southwestern tip of Africa, has captivated travellers for centuries with its dramatic scenery and fascinating history. The rugged coastline, sandy beaches, valleys and mountains are a haven for hikers, surfers, anglers and cyclists.  For those who enjoy life at a more relaxed pace, the Flying Dutchman Funicular transports visitors up a steep slope to the top lighthouse and the Two Oceans Restaurant, with its spectacular views offer False Bay, is a great spot for light meals and a drink or two.

The City Walk

A predetermined route through the city — starting in the Company’s Gardens, heading down St. George’s Mall to Waterkant Street’s Fan Walk, and ending in St. Andrew’s Square — the City Walk gives you an opportunity to experience some of the sights and sounds of Cape Town’s CBD. Along the way, you can even stock up on African textiles and curios. The walk is best done on the third Saturday of the month, between 10am and 2pm, when there are a number of additional fun attractions along the route. Think dancing, singing, acting and craft markets!

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