Cape Town Attractions
Cape Town is the all-in-one holiday city which offers interesting, relaxing and memorable vacation experiences no matter what time of the year you choose to visit. Book a few nights in one of our Mountain Marina apartments at the V&A Waterfront and use it as your convenient, central home-base from which to explore the world famous tourist attractions.
Cape Town owes much of its heritage and modern development to Table Mountain – one of the most visited and photographed mountains in the world. Flanked by Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head, Table Mountain watches over the Atlantic and the Indian Oceans as tourists and locals ascend and descend the mountain – either by foot or by cable car – on every day that the sun chooses to shine down upon it. No visit to Cape Town is complete without a trip to the top of Table Mountain.
A short distance offshore from Cape Town lies Robben Island – best known for its prison where Nelson Mandela was held for 18 years. Visit the island and see for yourself the conditions in which this iconic former president of South Africa was made to live. There are regular ferry trips between the V&A Waterfront and Robben Island.
The Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens have been around since 1913, and has the rare characteristic of being home to indigenous plants only. Take a stroll along one of the many lush garden pathways and enjoy the fresh Cape air while you plan your trip to Cape Point.
Cape Point is situated within the Southern section of Table Mountain National Park, the Cape of Good Hope entrance.
Situated at the junction of two of earth’s most contrasting water masses – the cold Benguela current on the West Coast and the warm Agulhas current on the East Coast , the Cape of Good Hope is popularly perceived as the meeting point of the Atlantic and the Indian Oceans. Views are spectacular and you’ll find yourself reflecting on the astounding beauty of the point.
Harvest season in the Cape Winelands takes place during summer, and for the freshest locally grown produce and homemade products visit the wonderful farm stalls and packing co-op´s. Exciting activities such as berry, cherry, grape and other fruit picking tours can be enjoyed at various fruit farms. The Cape Winelands is the largest wine producing region in the Western Cape. With a selection of over 200 cellars to choose from, you are guaranteed to taste some of the finest wines in the world.
Experience rich historical and cultural heritage while visiting quaint villages and vibrant townships, outdoor museums and galleries, open-air theatres and outdoor art and craft exhibitions. For the more adventurous visitor, there are activities such as game viewing on one of our game reserves, canoeing, 4×4 trails, horse-back safaris, hiking, mountain biking, rock pool swimming, abseiling and kloofing.
Cape Town has some of the best beaches in the world to offer, so if you’re a sand-and-sea lover be sure to take some time out to relax and soak up the sun. From the family beaches on the False Bay coastline to the trendy Clifton beaches on the Atlantic Seaboard – you’re sure to find a stretch of sand that suits your fancy.
Aquila Safari Experience
Experience the ultimate luxury safari at Aquila Private Game Reserve. Visitors can be treated to premier tours as well as educational talks and guides, setting it apart from being just another luxury game reserve. With its dedicated staff and conservation programmes, Aquila is a great place to learn about lions and cheetahs while indulging in a true luxury South African safari.