Cape Town Tourism - Table Mountain

Activities

Adventure

Indoor rock climbing

Contrary to popular belief, climbing is not a pursuit limited to the very strong. It has a lot more to do with mental ability and technique, so put your skills to the test at CityROCK Indoor Climbing Gym in Observatory, Cape Town.

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Lion’s Head

Lion’s Head forms part of the Table Mountain range and provides a scenic backdrop to the City of Cape Town.

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Body, Mind and Spirit

Oude Molen Eco-Village and Millstone Farmstall and Café

The Oude Molen Eco-Village is located on the site known as Valkenberg East, near the Cape Town suburb of Pinelands. It’s nestled in large, park-like gardens bordered by sensitive wetlands lining the Black River.

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Spas

A holiday is not a holiday without a little time for pampering, a little soul food. With creature comforts in mind, we’ve come up with a list of top-class spas that promise to relieve the stresses of a jam-packed travel itinerary (or if you’re Capetonian, just the stresses of everyday life) in a host of different ways. Enjoy!

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Children

Cape Town Science Centre

The Cape Town Science Centre officially opened its doors at its new premises in Observatory on December 28, 2011, with a mission to make a hands-on contribution to South Africa’s future by strengthening its science and technology culture through interactive methods of teaching.

The centre attracts between 126 000 and 138 000 visitors annually, and has more than 300 permanent interactive exhibits.

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Cape Town kids

Keeping children occupied over weekends and during school holidays is always a challenge for busy parents, but those on holiday in Cape Town have a wide choice when it comes to entertaining their little ones.

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Entertainment

Mouille Point

Mouille Point, lying just north of Sea Point, is a well-heeled suburb with a number of cushy apartment blocks and short-term accommodation for tourists.

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Muizenberg and Kalk Bay Theatres

Masque Theatre
The Masque Theatre is on the Main Road (M4) in Muizenberg. It regularly hosts plays, musicals, ballet recitals and comedy shows.

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Leisure

Gourmet Cape Town

It’s no surprise that Cape Town is considered the gourmet capital of Africa – nine of the country’s top 10 restaurants, as voted in the 2011 Eat Out DStv Food Network Restaurant Awards, are found in Cape Town and Cape winelands.

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Book shopping

What’s the good of a holiday without a good book? There’s no shortage of great book shops in Cape Town where bookworms can while away the hours and browse at their leisure.

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Shopping

Adderley Street flower sellers

Freshly cut flowers – including fynbos species such as king and pincushion proteas, depending on the season – are available from the friendly flower sellers in Adderley Street, where this trade has operated for the past 100 years. These flowers are generally a lot cheaper than anywhere else.

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Art at Constantia

ART @ CONSTANTIA GALLERY is a permanent exhibition venture being curated by Lyn Atterbury and James Hodgson at the beautiful Groot Constantia Wine Estate. Together they bring years of experience in the Art Industry from working in various Galleries around the country to attending courses and lectures in curating and collecting art with a sharp eye for quality and collection or investment purposes.

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Sport

Moonlightmass Bicycle Ride

The Moonlightmass Bicycle Ride is a casual monthly cycle that brings together hundreds of people, who ride for fun or a worthy cause. Started by Daniel Graham and Elad Kirshenbaum in January 2012 as a social experiment on Twitter, the ride takes place during full moon every month at 21h00. It’s a great opportunity to ride with like-minded people and see Cape Town at night.

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Cape Town Stadium

Cape Town Stadium hosted eight matches during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ under the name Green Point Stadium. This included the quarter-final between Germany and Argentina, as well as the semi-final between the Netherlands and Uruguay.

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Wildlife

Durbanville Nature Reserve

Two rare plant species, indigenous veld types, short hiking trails, bird watching and picnicking are the main attractions of the Durbanville Nature Reserve.

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African Wildlife

Although Cape Town and the Western Cape are probably not the best places to experience a safari (Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal provinces are better known for that), it is possible to have an encounter with South Africa’s big game not far from the Mother City.

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