A day with the family

Cape Town is the ideal destination for kids: there’s plenty to do, whether you decide on playing ball on one of our many pristine beaches, visiting Simon’s Town to see the penguins, or walking in Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. The trick is to enjoy each outing to the full, rather than packing too much into a day.

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Golfing in Cape Town

Think golf and South Africa and your first thoughts will probably be of one of the country’s many well known championship courses like the Gary Player Golf Course at Sun City, Fancourt or Pezula. But Cape Town itself has several highly-rated courses for golfers looking to test their skills without leaving the Mother City’s 02 dial code.

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Cape Town’s top five cuisines

Cape Town’s diverse multi-cultural ancestry has enjoyed the influence of many cooking traditions - Italian, Malay, Chinese, Japanese, Moroccan, French, Portuguese, Congolese, Greek, Brazilian, Thai and Korean. Cape Town is renowned for its diverse, stylish restaurants and excellent food, always complemented by the range of superb local wines grown nearby.

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Beer in Cape Town

Never mind wine, there’s beer in Cape Town.

Given the region’s well-deserved reputation for fine wine, visitors might be surprised to discover that the Western Cape is also awash with beer. And not just big-name brands like Castle Lager (produced by the mega-brewery SABMiller): Cape Town is also home to a busy industry of smaller-scale craft beers.

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Top five Cape Town wine routes

Less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town’s city centre, the wine routes offer visitors picturesque scenery, friendly hospitality and excellent wines. Most estates have daily wine tasting, cellar tours and sales – some by appointment only – and there are many choices when it comes to wine route tours. And because wine and food belong together, some of the world’s best restaurants can be found in the Cape Winelands.

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A cultural day

Cape Town is a city bursting at the seams with colour, creativity and humour. You only need walk past the flower sellers of Adderley Street to get a taste of the zest for life that permeates the city. The Cape Minstrel Carnival, affectionately known as Cape Town’s answer to the Mardi Gras, is another wonderful example of the City’s creative spirit.

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Historic Cape Town

Cape Town has a history of many intertwining threads and layers both shady and bright, from the city’s cosmopolitan trade roots under Dutch, and then British, rule, followed by the troubled history of the apartheid years.

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Nature and Environment activities

Cape Town has an abundance of fauna and flora in close proximity to its urban areas. As a pioneering city, the Mother City asks that visitors to these attractions act responsibly. Concerns about global warming and the destruction of the environment have created a need for responsible tourism to ensure that travel remains economically, socially and environmentally sustainable.

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Cape Town’s top five rest and relaxation activities

Thanks to our somewhat notorious south-easterly wind called the “Cape Doctor”, we have excellent clean air. A walk on any of Cape Town’s beaches or promenades is an opportunity to fill your lungs and invigorate your mind. Stroll through any one of the Peninsula’s many forests or fragrant fynbos contour paths and put things back into perspective.

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Beyond Cape Town: discover the Winelands, West Coast and Garden Route

It’s hard to leave the sights and beaches of our beautiful city. Nevertheless a trip to the spectacular Winelands for a day or two is not to be missed, with at least six wine routes besides the historical towns of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl to explore.

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Table Mountain: A New7Wonder of Nature

Table Mountain might be one of the New7Wonders of Nature, but its wonders are not new to Capetonians, who have been enjoying the majestic mountain’s unique beauty for centuries. Likewise, there aren’t many visitors to the city who don’t get to the top, whether on foot or on the Cableway.

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Cape Town’s top five outdoor & adventure activities

An active and outdoor lifestyle is part of the Cape Town mindset, and where the elements take centre stage. The oceans are the perfect place to cool off in the hot summer months, while winter surf conditions are perfect for kite-surfing, wind-surfing, board-surfing and even extreme wave surfing. Add to this a range of adrenalin pursuits like paragliding, abseiling, helicopter flips and sky-diving and no season is likely to be spent under the duvet or in the hammock.

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Cape Town’s Top Five Culture and Heritage activities

Cape Town prides itself on its religious freedom and tolerance. As the meeting point of many cultures, there are mosques, kramats, churches, synagogues and temples to see, especially in the city centre, adjacent Bo-Kaap area, and throughout the Peninsula. Guided tours are available to places of interest and faith, but you can also visit these places independently.

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