Once a whaling station and a leper colony, now a World Heritage site, this historical monument is where Nelson Mandela spent many of his years in prison.


The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, known for its display of spring wild flowers, is host to approximately half of the 700 species of indigenous flora in the Western Cape and boasts over 250 species of birds, the largest of which is the extravagantly plumed ostrich. Chaoma, baboons, caracol and a wide range of buck are among the animals that may be seen on the tour. Enjoy a walk along well-established paths to the old lighthouse, where the views over the bay are unforgettable. Equally spectacular is the reserve's coastline, which possesses the highest sea cliffs in the country.

The aptly named Boulders is a small yet unique beach famous for its most celebrated inhabitant, the African penguin. Stroll along the boardwalk to the penguin colony, or walk amongst them on the beach. This is the only place where you can swim with the penguins, so pack your bathing suit.


Sometimes it's good to not be the designated driver - this is especially true when visiting the largest wine producing area in the Western Cape. Here, there are over 200 cellars containing some of the world's finest wines, and each cellar has a history and atmosphere all of its own. Not only are the Winelands a must for their alcoholic possibilities, but the landscape is breathtaking. Enjoy this time to relax in the company of those close to you, or to make new friends. This tour would include four wine cellars and one brandy cellar (time-dependant) and of course wine tasting.


On a clear day Table Mountain, South Africa's premier tourist attraction, can be seen as far away as 200 kilometres out to sea, which is hardly surprising, since it stands 1086m high, and its legendary top is nearly three kilometres across. Simply catch a ride on the cableway, and in a mere six minutes, you will become one of 600 000 people who visit its summit each year. If you can tear your gaze away from the breathtaking views of the city you might notice some of the 1500 plant species endemic to the sandstone slopes.

The Castle, Cape Town's first building, was erected due to fears of war between the Dutch and the English. Enjoy a guided tour of this reputedly haunted fortress, and learn about Cape Town's earliest history.


The World of Birds in Hout Bay, a bird and wildlife sanctuary, can also lay claim to the title of the largest bird park in Africa. Here visitors can experience close encounters with birds and animals as they explore more than 100 landscaped, walk-through aviaries. A breeding centre for threatened species is also on-site.

Kistenbosch Botanical Gardens is a showcase for South African flora, with 528 thriving hectares of indigenous plants, such as fynbos, proteas and cycads. Rolling lawns, streams and ponds have combined to create a paradise for a variety of birdlife, while well laid-out paths allow for comfortable strolling or strenuous hikes. Views from the upper slopes are magnificent, and the presence of Zimbabwean stone sculptures have transformed the lower grounds into an outdoor art gallery. Before leaving don't forget to fling some money into Lady Ann Barnard's bath and make a wish. The garden is a must-see when visiting Cape Town.


About 35 minutes outside of Cape Town you will find the Spier Wine Estate. This is an area known for its vineyards, Dutch history and cheetahs (this is where the Cheetah Outreach Programme is situated). Visitors are given the opportunity to enter the cheetah enclosure and stroke them. There are only about 600 cheetah remaining in South Africa so take this opportunity before their numbers dwindle. Entrance fees and donations are used for campaigning for the protection of these cats.

A short journey down the road is Drakenstein Lion Park. This is an opportunity to view these cats from open decks or from a catwalk over the lions' den. These magnificent beasts are not to be missed.

Cape Town has much to offer so if there is something you would like to do that is not on our list, contact us and let us put something together for you.
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