This blog is an activity must-read if you are planning an adventurous trip to Cape Town, South Africa.
The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is where the entire family can easily spend a whole day and evening. There truly is a lot to see and do. The magnificent Aquarium is a must see, especially the Kelp Forest display tank. The Victoria Wharf shopping centre caters for all your shopping needs and when your stomach starts to rumble because of all the delicious food aromas, the many pubs and restaurants, such as Quay 4, offer awesome meals that will please the entire family. Make sure to book a trip to Robben Island to see the prison where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated.
Table Mountain, recently declared one of the wonders of the world, welcomes visitors to take the cable-way to the top or for the more adventurous, hike all the way up. The cable car does a full 360-degree rotation on the way up and down to give everybody on-board a full view on the trip. On offer at the top of the mountain are guided tours and really good meals. The view of Cape Town from the mountain is indescribably beautiful.
Beautiful and interesting heritage sites are aplenty in Cape Town and all within easy reach of the hotel. The Company’s Garden was Jan van Riebeeck’s original vegetable patch. Today visitors can enjoy a picnic among cute squirrels, art museums and imposing statues. Cape Town’s Museum of Natural History and the Planetarium are both within walking distance of the garden. The Castle of Good Hope was constructed between 1666 and 1679. This pentagonal fortress offers guided tours and even a ghost tour at night for the adventurous.
The iconic Bo-Kaap is a photographers dream, with the technicolour homes and the museum of the social history of the former slave housing. Beautiful beaches like Camps Bay and Clifton are also a 10 to 15-minute drive from most central hotels. Uber and Taxify are always around to safely get you there on a nice sunny day.
For the truly adventurous, Simonstown is a mere 45-minute drive from the city and Gansbaai a scenic 2 hours. There you can book an unforgettable Great White Shark Cage Dive. No diving experience is required and all the diving gear is supplied. A 35-minute boat trip takes you to Seal Island in False Bay. The massive amount of Cape Fur Seals on the island, make for perfect hunting grounds for these magnificent predators. So be sure to put this one on your bucket list.
All of these activities and attractions can be enjoyed during your stay in Cape Town and for accommodation we recommend the Best Western Cape Suites Hotel in central Cape Town. This hotel offer value for money and have stunning self-catering apartments with perks such as free city and airport shuttle.