Popular Attractions in Cape Town
Table Mountain is one of the New7Wonders of Nature, a protected area for over 100 years and home to over 1460 species of fynbos, which is part of the Cape Floral Kingdom – a Unesco World Heritage Site. The quickest way up is with the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, or, for the more adventurous, there are a variety of hikes to the top.
Kirstenbosch is Cape Town’s 102 year old garden situated on the slopes of Table Mountain, and is home to about 7000 species of flora. The Tree Canopy Walkway is a timber bridge that winds through and above the trees, offering magnificent views of the peninsula.
Cape Point has one of the most picturesque addresses in the city. It’s a place of breath-taking natural scenery situated at the southernmost tip of the Cape Peninsula. It has a fascinating history- the first Portuguese mariners called it The Cape of Good Hope and also The Cape of Storms. Among the tourist attractions are two lighthouses,a radar station built during the Second World War and the Flying Dutchman Funicular .The beautiful Two Oceans Restaurant makes this a must-visit.
The V&A Waterfront
The V&A Waterfront is a world-class retail and entertainment precinct offering more than 80 eateries, 450 shops, museums, ocean activities, and fun experiences. The new Silo Precinct is an exciting new development that will be home to Zeitz MOCAA, two new hotels, shops and restaurants.
Robben Island is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most significant historical sites in South Africa, if not Africa. A former political prisoner serves as your guide telling interesting stories about the island, and famous ex-inmates like Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu and Govan Mbeki.
Groot Constantia is South Africa’s oldest wine producing estate with an uninterrupted record of wine production since its inception in 1685. In addition to the museum, wine tasting experience and cellar tour – a unique new Visitor’s Route experience will be opening at the end of 2016.