Cape Town Attractions

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.

Table Mountain

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.

Robben Island

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.

Kirstenbosch

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

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.

Winelands

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.

Beaches

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.

Wine Tasting Cape Town

Wine Tasting in Cape Town

The Cape is a veritable treasure trove of natural attractions. But once you have tired of the mountain vistas, sublime ocean views and the colourful people who make up the rainbow nation, fear not, for there is an entire wine route in Cape Town to discover, located 20 minutes from the City, not far from our luxury Waterfront apartments.

Although the bulk of the wine estates are situated outside of the city itself – in Paarl, Wellington, Stellenbosch, Hermanus and Robertson – the first original vineyards were propagated in the fertile Constantia Valley, a valley that hugs the spine of the Table mountain chain but is often visited by the sea breezes of the Indian Ocean, a condition that has blessed the Constantia Wines with a very distinctive nose and flavour.

Groot Constantia

One of the foremost vintners of the early settlers of the Cape was Simon van der Stel, a man who would later become the first Governor of the fledgling colony. He earmarked a piece of land in the lush, fertile valley that had sufficiently good drainage to allow the vines to flourish without the threat of disease. This farm, Groot Constantia, remains in very much the same condition today as it was back in the 1600’s.

The farm is renowned for its high quality white and red wines and has tasting rooms dotted around the estate to seduce the visitors. Wine can be bought directly from the farm at very competitive prices and, should you feel a tad light-headed after quaffing the product, you can head for any one of the recommended eateries on site.

Klein Constantia

Once part of the original farm, Klein Constantia is now family-owned and run and produces its very own, distinctive wine under the Klein Constantia label. Although several hundred years have flashed by, the wine still enjoys the same reputation it enjoyed when the aristocracy of Europe, including the ill-fated Napoleon Bonaparte, ordered it on a regular basis.

Buitenverwachting

The Buitenverwachting wines have been claiming the top accolades both locally and abroad with unprecedented regularity but that is not all that surprising, if you translate the historical name of the Estate, it means ‘Beyond Expectations’ and all the Estate has to offer is indeed beyond all expectations. It is not only the wine that continues to impress, but the famous restaurant too. However, if you would prefer to dine al fresco, why not head for the hills with a sumptuously prepared picnic basket?

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