Cape Town

Located on the peninsula beneath the imposing Table Mountain, Cape Town culminates in a coming-together of cultures, cuisines and tremendous landscapes.

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Home to many things, the prison that once held Nelson Mandela being one of them, Cape Town is an iconic place, filled with beauty, diversity and vitality. Named a World Design Capital in 2014, the area is full of artful and creative metropolis, the painted facades of the Bo-Kaap and the bathing chalets of the Muizenberg. Both a city of the great beauty of the Cape Peninsula and the urban landscapes of the more charming towns and villages, Cape Town is a melting pot of people and cultures just waiting to greet every visitor.

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Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa
Known as the worlds largest museum dedicated to contemporary art from all over Africa, this magnificent place of art is spread over nine floors and is an absolute must-see! designed by the London-based architect Thomas Heatherwick, indulge in the 9,500 sq metres of custom-designed space and this monument t...
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Table Mountain
A trip up this iconic landmark is absolutely worth your time. The energetic might like to hike, but nobody’s judging if you plump for the cable car. Take in the spectacular views (though be warned that cloud cover - known locally as the tablecloth - can swoop in very suddenly and obscure it completely).
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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
More than 1000 acres of botanical garden slopes from the edge of Table Mountain all the way to Cape Town’s leafy southern suburbs. Wander through the flora and fauna, take in that magnificent Cape Town sunshine, and make sure you check the event schedule before you go as there are often craft markets at we...
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Silvermine Nature Reserve
A beautiful spot for a picnic or a leisurely walk on the enchanting boardwalk. Imagine taking a dip in the placid reservoir waters, taking half-day hikes into the mountains and indulging in its dramatic view points.
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Kalk Bay
Located in the fishing village on the coast, this cutesy suburb has a colourful collection of shops along its seafront which mainly sell things that you don’t need but really want. The café scene is also excellent, so it’s a very leisurely place to spend an afternoon pottering around!
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Boulders Beach
This sandy stretch of shoreline on the Cape Peninsula with rocky outcrops and wild waves is home to a load of African penguins, and is definitely a must-visit! From crystal clear waters to stunning rockpools, get to know the local penguins.

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