Activities

Adventure

Scuba diving in the Cape

The best thing about diving in Cape Town is that you have two oceans to choose from – the warmer Indian Ocean to the east and south, and the colder Atlantic Ocean to the west.

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Cape Canopy Tour

“Located in the scenic Elgin Valley, the brand new Cape Canopy Tour takes you deep into the pristine fynbos folds of a World Heritage Site.”

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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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Beaudéle Health and Beauty

Affordable beauty in a relaxing and peaceful salon, Beaudéle Health and Beauty offers a range of beauty treatments and therapies

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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

Green Point

Green Point has been called the Soho of Cape Town – with its funky restaurants and busy nightclubs, the place has an energy all of its own.

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Artscape Theatre Centre

If you are in the mood to take in a show, a spellbinding ballet or moving opera then the Artscape Theatre Centre is worth a visit. It’s one of Cape Town’s modern landmarks, home to the Artscape performing arts company and one of the main performing arts centres.

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Leisure

Cape Winelands tours

Breathtaking natural scenery, longstanding cultural heritage and world-class wine-producing estates characterise the Cape Winelands region, a tourist Mecca that always ranks highly on visitors’ itineraries, summer and winter alike.

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Gourmet Cape Town

Cape Town is without question the food and dining capital of South Africa and arguably of the entire African continent.

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Shopping

Cape Quarter

The Cape Quarter is a lifestyle shopping centre on Somerset Road in Green Point. It is a one-stop destination for excellent food and restaurants, unique lifestyle stores and entertainment. If you enjoy shopping, window shopping, buying furniture or just relaxing and enjoying a meal, then the Cape Quarter is the place for you.

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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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Sport

Atlantic Beach Golf Club

Atlantic Beach Golf Club is located in the Western Cape of South Africa close to the seaside village of Melkbosstrand and a mere 30km drive from the centre of Cape Town.

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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

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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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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