Cape Town Information

V&A Waterfront Cape TownWe will help get you out and about to the city, beaches, restaurants, wine route, V&A waterfront and other tourist attractions.

Bloubergstrand and Table MountainCape Town is famous for its beautiful beaches and spectacular views. The famous flat topped Table Mountain, symbol of Cape Town and welcome sight to seafarers in years gone by, visible from 200 km out to sea on a clear day is probably the most popular stop for visitors to the Cape.
Kalk BayA trip to Simonstown takes you along the False Bay coastline, passing through historic fishing villages such as Kalk Bay. Visit some of the excellent restaurants in the village, watch the fishing boats bringing in their catch or browse through the numerous antique shops.
Cape PointCape Point nature reserve is a short drive away, first named “Cape of Storms” by early seafarers the reserve now boasts excellent tourist facilities.

Whether your preference is for a hearty meal at the restaurant or a brisk walk to the top of the 678 metre high peak. For the less energetic the only funicular in Africa will whisk you to the top in style.

Who knows, you may even spot the legendary 17th century ship “The Flying Dutchman”, which disappeared mysteriously while trying to round the Cape, and is reportedly sometimes still seen trying on a misty night.

Western Cape South AfricaThere is none of the classical Africa here, no wild animals circling your tented safari camp at night, no dusty veld stretching to the distant horizon and no steaming mangrove swamps.

The countryside has been settled for too long for that and the city is too old. This is rather a land of gentle green vines, towering mountains, snow capped in winter and trout filled streams and lakes.

The area known as the Western Cape has been settled since the 17th century and the land which once teemed with game such as elephant, lion, rhino, hippo and vast herds of antelope, has been subdued and put to the farmers plough.

Although leopards are said to still roam the most inaccessible mountain peaks, the wild game has long since been hunted to extinction.

Cape Wine RouteThe Western Cape is synonymous with wine and the area bounded by the eastern mountains are the Cape Winelands. The early French Huguenot settlers brought their passion for wine-making with them and many of the wine estates carry their legacy with names such as L’Ormarins, L’Avenir, La Provence and Mont Rochelle.

The towns of Franschoek and Stellenbosch are at the centre of this wine growing area. Some world class wines have come out of the valleys and hills of the Cape and the annual Nederberg Wine Sales attract buyers from all over the world.

Cedarberg Mountains South AfricaThe Cedarberg mountain range wilderness area is a two hour scenic drive from Cape Town. There are a number of day walks and short hikes to features such as the Maltese Cross and Wolfsberg Arch, these landmarks can also be taken in as part of longer hikes of two days or more.Other popular hikes take in “Crystal Pool” or Sneeuberg, the highest peak in the Cedarberg range at 2027 metres above sea level. The mountain is frequently snow covered in winter, but be aware that snow can fall at any time of the year.
Boulders Beach Penguins SimonstowNo visit to this part of the world is complete without visiting the Boulders beach penguin colony, one of only two mainland breeding colonies of the African or Jackass Penguin.

Boulders is in the historic naval town of Simonstown, a spectacular train ride or easy and picturesque car trip on well maintained roads. Simonstown is well served with restaurants, shops and beaches.