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Bo-Kaap Museum

The Bo-Kaap is historically an area that was home to many Muslims and freed slaves after the abolition of slavery. Today it still showcases the wonderful local Islamic culture and heritage.Colourful houses, steep cobbled streets, the muezzin’s calls to prayer and children traditionally dressed for Madrassa, add to this unique Cape experience.

Established in 1978, the Bo-Kaap Museum is just around the corner from us and well worth a visit.

For more information go to www.iziko.org.za/bokaap.

 


Robben Island

The famous Robben Island with its prison that was once home to former South African president Nelson Mandela, as well as many other black political freedom fighters, is now a World Heritage Site. It provides stunning views across the bay with Table Mountain as its backdrop and is an experience not to be missed.

TIME NEEDED: 3-4 hours

For more information go to www.robben-island.org.za.

 




Table Mountain

The unmistakable Table Mountain offers spectacular birds-eye-views in all directions of the beautiful Cape Town. The trip up by revolving cable car is a visual experience in itself. Once on top, you can enjoy hiking trails, light meals or simply a sundowner drink in the restaurant.

TIME NEEDED: At least 1-2hrs. Allow for queues in peak season.

For more information go to www.tablemountain.net

 




District Six Museum

District Six was established in the late 19th century as a mixed community of freed slaves, merchants, artisans, labourers and immigrants. But with the onset of marginalisation it was declared a white area in 1966 and 60 000 were forcibly removed; their houses flattened by bulldozers.

The District Six Museum brings light to the memories of these experiences and provides a great insight into the life and times of the Apartheid era.

For more information about the District Six Museum and its work, please contact info@districtsix.co.za.

 




Rhodes Memorial

The grand Rhodes Memorial, which is nestled at the base of Devil's Peak, provides spectacular views towards Table Bay and False Bay, with the Hottentots Holland mountains in the far distance. A relaxed restaurant adjacent to it provides outdoor breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea.

TIME NEEDED: 30-45 minutes to admire the view, plus time for tea/lunch

For more information go to www.rhodesmemorial.co.za.

 




Castle of Good Hope

Constructed between 1666 and 1679, the Castle of Good Hope is the oldest building in South Africa and has been exceptionally well preserved. Inside the walls of the pentagonal castle you will find a combination of cultural and military history dating back to the arrival of Jan van Riebeeck to the Cape in 1652.

TIME NEEDED: 1-2-hours depending on your interest

For more information go to www.castleofgoodhope.co.za.

 




Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

The incredible Kirstenbosch gardens cover an area of 528 hectares with 36 hectares of cultivated garden. The gardens are a celebration of South African flora and are inhabited by a great variety of birds. Whether for a casual stroll, a more strenuous hike, a summer concert or a lazy picnic, the gardens are a must-see when visiting Cape Town.

TIME NEEDED: Anything from an hour or two, to a full day.

For more information go to www.sanbi.org.

 




Cape Point & Table Mountain National Park

At the tip of the Cape Peninsula you will find Cape Point within the Table Mountain National Park. Its treacherous cliffs form the most south-western tip of Africa and marks the spot where the cold Benguela current on the West coast and the warm Agulhus current on the East coast merge.

The reserve is inhabited with a variety of animals including buck, baboons and Cape Mountain Zebra, as well as over 250 species of birds and indigenous flora that is found nowhere else in the world.

TIME NEEDED: 1 – 2 hours, to a full day

For more information visit www.capepoint.co.za.

 



Much more to Cape Town

Whether you enjoy the arts, adventure sports or simply unwinding on the beach, Cape Town has something for everyone.

Go to www.tourismcapetown.co.za for more about what our beautiful city has to offer.

If you have a taste for fine food and wine, Cape Town offers endless number of fantastic restaurants. Visit www.eatout.co.za for more information.


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