Beat the Cape Town summer queues

  Cape Town is very popular all year but even more so in summer, peaking from mid-December to the first week of January. We host visitors from abroad as well as elsewhere in South Africa, and many locals are on annual vacation. This results in long queues at certain attractions. Here are 3 important but…

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Budget activities in Cape Town

Here are 10 budget activities in Cape Town that are not only inexpensive but also fun and will teach you a lot about the history, and the fauna and flora of Cape Town. KIRSTENBOSCH BOTANICAL GARDENS Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is said to be the most beautiful in the world. The experience of rolling greens, splashes…

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South Africa itinerary

People always ask for ideas on a typical South Africa itinerary. Obviously they want to see as much as possible but just as obvious is the fact that it’s a huge country with a lot to offer so, unless you can spend several months here, you won’t see everything in one trip. It’s worthwhile to plan…

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Do you know the famous Cape Town Big 6 ?

The wildlife reserves have the Big 5 – lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and buffalo – but do you know the Cape Town Big 6 attractions are just as famous? Groot Constantia – South Africa’s oldest wine producing farm and now a beautiful museum, still producing excellent wines! Spend some time strolling through the grounds and the…

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Things to do in Cape Town – six new attractions

Summer 2014 is about to kick off with these six new things to do in Cape Town. Boomslang Treetop Canopy Walk The long-awaited ‘Boomslang’ treetop canopy walk at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens opened to much acclaim this year. The Boomslang is 130m long and starts at ground level using the natural slope to rise to 11.5m…

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The Springbok Experience, not only for rugby fans

I’m no rugby fan but I think the Springbok Experience rugby museum, which opened last November in the V&A Waterfront, is one of the best museums in town. It’s also one of the most technologically advanced. The Springbok Experience is not only for rugby fans because there is something for the whole family. Fans will…

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10 reasons to visit the V&A Waterfront

  The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in the historic heart of Cape Town’s working harbour is South Africa’s most-visited destination, having the highest rate of foreign tourists of any attraction in the country. The Waterfront, as it’s known to locals, has enough attractions to keep an entire family busy and happy all day long and,…

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Winter in Cape Town

It’s cold and possibly wet, too, but there’s still lots to do in Cape Town during the short winter. Here are some warm suggestions to pass the time until summer. History and culture Museums are the perfect winter activity and these are two of our favourites: The South African Museum in the Company’s Garden. With more…

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