Cape Town is one of the most talked about destinations in South Africa, due to the beautiful ocean views, lakes, farmlands, and and famous wine regions. Cape Town is home to Table Mountain and Cape Point, if you are visiting be sure to catch a ride on the cable cars for some unimaginable views. For our history buffs out there, be sure to check out the now living museum, of the prison that once held Nelson Mandela.
Best Time to Visit: The best times to visit Cape Town are during the shoulder seasons, which are March – May and September – November. During these peak months you will enjoy nice weather, better prices, and fewer tourists. Something to note, is that seasons are reversed in South Africa, so keep that in mind when you are planning your next trip to the bush!
Things to Do:
Ride cable cars at Table Mountain Aerial Cableway. The ride to the top is only 5 minutes and the views on the way will take your breath away. Each year hundreds of thousands of tourists come to Cable Mountain to experience the ride and take in all of the different view points of South Africa.
Go on a wildlife safari. Visit one of the many game reserves near Cape Town for one of the most incredible wildlife viewing experiences of your life. You have the option to take the traditional route and drive through the reserve or you can ride horseback, on bikes, or even in the air.
Introduce yourself to the penguins at Boulders Beach. This beach is not only beautiful, but it is also the only beach on the world where you ca get up close and personal with African penguins.
Visit the Victoria & Alfred waterfront. Situated on the shore of the Atlantic, you can find the V&A Waterfront. Here you can shop, play, and dine with stunning views of Cable Mountain and the water. Enjoy the authentic culture and vivacious spirit of this vibrant ecosystem.
Explore Cape Point Nature Reserve. This must see spot is just an hour outside of Cape Town. Cape Point is an incredibly scenic and peaceful spot where you can see big game, hike, watch birds, and maybe even spot a whale that is swimming close to shore. Be sure to check out the Cape of Good Hope while you are here, and when you are done, make your way to Two Oceans restaurant for a bite to eat.
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