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Outdoor and Nature
Explore Cape Town for five days through a National Geographic lens. This itinerary corresponds to the documentary National Geographic produced on Cape Town, narrated by Andrew Evans and aired from May 2013. This itinerary includes things to do, places to see, images and a map to download.
Every major city in the world has its parks, and most seaside towns across the globe boast a clean strip of beach or commanding urban forest, but few city centres in the world come close to matching Cape Town’s vast treasure of natural beauty.
Step off the top of one of the World’s New7Wonders of Nature: Table Mountain stands at 1000 metres above sea level and offers a controlled descent of 112 metres to one of the world’s most beautiful cities!
Between mid-August and mid-September every year, Cape Town’s West Coast – stretching from Blaauwberg into Namaqualand – transforms into a kaleidoscope of colour as indigenous flowers burst into bloom to carpet the landscape.
The Dirty Boots Adventure Travel Guide offers the ultimate guide to the enormous variety of adventure activities and tours available in South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland.
From June to November each year southern right whales glide into the shallows off the Cape coast to calve and nurture their offspring.
The Absa Cape Epic is the largest full-service mountain bike stage race in the world and takes place over eight consecutive days between March and April each year.
Click on the heading above to see photos of some of Cape Town’s nature attractions.