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Must See Attractions in Cape Town
table mountain Table Mountain

Table Mountain is Cape Town's most famous landmark and reaching the top is as easy as catching a cable car or as hard as hiking or climbing to the top. The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway have a revolving floor that allows passengers a 360º view of the city and Table Mountain. Watch the sun set over Camps Bay at the Cableway Cocktail Bar or enjoy a hot meal, breakfast, snacks or a drink at the Restaurant on top of Table Mountain. For the more adventurous, there are a range of hiking trails to the top from easy to difficult as well as technical routes for the climbers or you can enjoy the thrilling experience of the 112 metre abseil off the edge of Table Mountain. To Nelson Mandela, Table Mountain represented a beacon of hope during his years of incarceration on Robben Island and to this day the mountain still inspires hope and dreams as one watches the sun set over the magnificent Atlantic Ocean.
cape point Cape Point & the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve

Cape Point is the tip of the peninsula and is home to lighthouses, shipwrecks, interesting flora and fauna and the two oceans restaurant which has sweeping views of False Bay. The Legendary Cape Point was a key beacon for the early explorers and a source of many myths, legends and shipwrecks. Cape Point is part of the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve which falls within a rich endemic fynbos region, this region is home to nearly 20% of all of Africa's flora. You can spot a variety of pelagic birds and a variety of mammals including zebra, eland, baboons and many small mammals. Take a scenic drive, stop at one of the many picnic spots and tidal pools and travel to Lighthouse lookout by the funicular or on foot to view the magnifent views of Cape Point itself. Cape Point and the nature reserve is a remarkable natural, scenic, historical, cultural and recreational asset and is an area of spectacular beauty and rich biodiversity and should not be missed on your visit to Cape Town.
victoria and alfred waterfront Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

The Waterfront is a huge entertainment venue with pubs, restaurants, craft markets, theatres and exciting shopping as well as interesting monuments. Various boat trips and cruises are available for whale watching, visiting Robben Island, lunch and dinner or for special occasions. One of Cape Town's biggest tourist attractions, the Waterfront is set against a backdrop of magnificent sea and mountain views. The Two Oceans Aquarium exhibits the fascinating underwater world and the Maritime Museum focuses on the history of shipping. To explore the beautiful surroundings from the air, you can embark on a helicopter flip to view an aerial perspective. A day is not enough to explore the V&A Waterfront as it offers the visitor an abundance of unforgettable experiences and over 80 restaurants from rustic to top class international cuisine.
robben island Robben Island

Robben Island tells the story of victory against apartheid. Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 year sentence in prison on Robben Island with many other famous anti-apartheid activists. For 400 years, the island was a place of exile, isolation and imprisonment and was not only used as a prison. It was a training and defence station during World War II (1939-1945) and a hospital for people with leprosy and the mentally and chronically ill (1846-1931). Today it represents a symbol of hope, democracy and freedom as it was a keystone site in the fight against apartheid. Since 1997 it has been a museum and heritage site and runs educational programmes, facilitates tourism development and conducts ongoing research. Various boat trips and charters are available from V&A Waterfront to visit Robben Island, 12 kms from Cape Town. A trip to the island should not be missed.
cape winelands Cape Winelands

The Cape Winelands area offers unlimited opportunities to explore. The area has abundant wine tours, wine farms, accommodation, spas, resorts and restaurants. The fertile green valleys stretch as far as the eye can see and are surrounded by proud mountain ranges, historical monuments and historic homesteads. World famous wines, sherries, ports and brandies are produced in the area and most farms offer tours, sales and tastings. Areas include Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Paarl, Constantia, Wellington, Tulbagh and much more. Recommended attractions in the Winelands include Butterfly World, Groot Drakenstein Prison, Huguenot Memorial, Afrikaanse Taal Monument, Limietberg Nature Reserve, Drakenstein Lion Park, the Burgerhuis Museum and much more. There are many transport based tours available so you can taste as many wines as you choose with the worry of having to drive back.
kirstenbosch Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Few gardens can match the magnificence of the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden and is set against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain. The gardens were established in 1913 to conserve and display the country's indigenous flora. The fynbos biome is world famous for it's endemic species and it's high richness in plant species. There are over 7000 species cultivated at Kirstenbosch, including many rare and threatened species. The gardens cover 36 hectares in a 528 hectare estate that contains protected mountainside with natural forest and fynbos. There are more than 125 bird species that have been recorded in the gardens and there are many animals that live and breed in and around Kirstenbosch including grysbok, caracal, genets, frogs, reptiles and invertabrates. There are a variety of walks and trails in the garden where you can explore the natural beauty. The gardens are also popular for their summer concerts, events, restaurants and coffee shops.
chabivin Chabivin - Champagne Guy Charbaut

Chabivin’s seed was planted in 2007 through a meeting with Hendrik Snyman, a young and passionate South African winemaker. Hendrik was working in Napa Valley, New Zealand and South Africa, gaining valuable international experience in the making of red and white wines. He then contacted the Charbaut family, applying for a wine making job to gain specialist knowledge about Champagne. The family took him in as a foreign son, teaching him about the French culture, the language, the history and secrets of making fine Champagne the French way. He will continue his journeys to France, learning even more about Champagne and will be releasing his prestige Cap Classique range in the near future. This will fuse together Hendrik's knowledge gained worldwide, especially in France, with raw material from great South African vineyards to create a gem of sparkling perfection to be enjoyed and celebrated by all.
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