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November 02, 2010

A spellbinding Magical Night Tour in Cape Town

cape town at night

Just a taste of what Cape Town looks like as the sun sets and the lights begin to twinkle ... Photo courtesy ipickmynose

I used to think that waking up in this beautiful city every morning was the best thing that could happen to me ... until my Magical Night Tour on the CitySightseeing bus last Friday evening, that is.

The Mother City is enchanting at night. Views of Cape Town Stadium from Signal Hill and an unforgettable sunset picnic took my breath away.

Then there was the Atlantic Ocean lapped away gently as we cruised through the suburbs of Sea Point, Green Point and Camps Bay, the fresh ocean breeze blowing through, and an interesting audio commentary on Cape Town’s heritage – what’s not to love?

Passing by the Wheel of Excellence (which might be called London Eye’s little sister), the recently refurbished Cape Town Station, the fertile Company’s Garden and the vibrant Bo-Kaap community on our way home, all while learning some little-known facts about our city’s history, rounded out a fantastic voyage.

CitySightseeing has been hosting international visitors and locals in Cape Town since 2002, and has proven incredibly popular. How else can you see and explore all of our top attractions and neighbourhoods in a day or two?

While day tours operate 365 days a year, the Magical Night Tour will only be running for a mesmeric two months, so make sure you enjoy it now!

This spectacular sunset cruise departs from the CitySightseeing ticket kiosk at the V&A Waterfront at 18h00 each evening and last approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes.

At only R80 for adults and R40 for the little ones, or totally free with any two-day ticket (yes, that’s right, you can continue your fun-filled family outing on the hop-on, hop-off service until after dark for free!), this experience is well worth your time and money. Take it from someone who has done day tours to death and is a self-proclaimed sunlight worshipper: You haven’t seen anything as enthralling as Cape Town at night. She is the mistress of magic.

Tickets for the Magical Night Tour are available from the CitySightseeing kiosk at the V&A Waterfront, on the bus or at www.citysightseeing.co.za. Remember to dress warmly, pack a picnic, and bring your camera along.

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