Rising 669m above sea level, Lion's Head, a popular hiking spot, is unmistakably part of Cape Town's skyline. Driving on the N2 into the city centre, you can clearly see why it's called Lion's Head – look to your right; Signal Hill forms the rump, the space in between the body of what could be a crouching feline.
With every full moon people trek up the mountain to experience another of Cape Town's dimensions: the city by moonlight – the thousands of flickering lights create a magical atmosphere.
During the day, one can view most of the city's suburbs on one side, and on the other is the Atlantic seaboard, with Robben Island – where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years – in the distance.
The mountain is not only a photographer's delight, but it is also a launching pad for adventure activities such as paragliding and hang-gliding.
For the past decade Junaid Sénéchal-Senekal has been exploring the image of South Africa through a series of collections. A unique approach and distinctive techniques combine with success in the international art scene and he describes it as a ‘remembrance’ of intimate moments, in the context of a uniquely African conversation.
A Blue Flag is an international award given to beaches, boats and marina’s that meet EXCELLENCE in the areas of safety, amenities, cleanliness and environmental standards. The strict criteria of the programme are set by the international coordinators of the Blue Flag campaign in Europe.
Situated on a working alpaca farm The Alpaca Loom offers coffee and cake, exquisite alpaca products, weavers at work, and a petting zoo and jungle gym.
Martin Melck House is one of the oldest colonial homes in South Africa named after its first owner. Its history is intimately entwined with that of Cape Town itself.
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