The Cableway was first built almost 79 years ago. On 4 October 1929 the Cableway opened its doors to its first visitors. Cableway has transported more than 18 million passengers to the summit. 800 000 visitors from all over the world use the Cableway annually. Even with so many visitors, queuing time is minimal due to the new upgraded system.
Buy tickets online to avoid queues.
Take a wind breaker with you, as the weather changes quickly.
For more information, visit www.tablemountain.net
The world famous Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is loved by locals and tourists alike for its unique beauty as a working harbour, complemented by features such as designer clothing stores, expansive views and harbour edge dining. The V&A Waterfront is Africa’s most visited tourist destination. A veritable tourist’s paradise, featuring over 400 stores, award-winning restaurants, boat trips, 14 cinemas, an amphitheatre and much more, the V&A Waterfront offers something to suit everyone’s taste and style.
For more information, visit www.waterfront.co.za
Constantia is the birthplace of the wine farming industry in South Africa.
As you drive through the beautiful historical valley it is no wonder the first Governor of the Cape, Simon van der Stel, chose this situation for his farm, Constantia.
Discover the delights on offer on each of the five vineyards where world-class leisure pursuits beckon the discerning traveller.
Cape Point is the naturally beautiful landscape scene of the rocky outcrops and sheer cliffs that split False bay from the colder waters of the Western seaboard. Breathtaking scenery ignites the senses where the chilly waters meet the warm waters in the east. You can take the funicular to the old lighthouse overlooking this wild coast and enjoy a hike along the rocky coastline. Enjoy the majestic views whilst dining at the Two Oceans Restaurant or picnic on one of Cape Point’s beaches. For the more energetic, snorkeling and diving opportunities abound or take a leisurely walk on the wild side. The Cape of Good Hope section of the Table Mountain National Park’s flora is something to behold, with its fynbos species found nowhere else in the world.
The Cape Point Route is the exquisitely beautiful day trip that takes you through Cape Point and all the seaside towns on the way. Starting at Hout Bay, and passing through the affluent rural horse lovers town of Noordhoek, the rugged coastal gems, Kommetjie and Scarborough take you to the Cape of Good Hope.
From Cape Point, one passes through the historical naval town of Simon’s Town, the beaches of Fish Hoek and onto Kalk Bay, an antique and food lover’s paradise. Neighbouring St. James is adjacent to the family friendly coastal town of Muizenberg, with its beach that stretches as far as the eye can see.
For more information, visit www.capepoint.co.za
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is world-renowned for the beauty and diversity of the Cape flora it displays and for the magnificence of its setting against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain. Kirstenbosch grows only indigenous South African plants. The estate covers 528 hectares and supports a diverse fynbos flora and natural forest. The cultivated garden (36 hectares) displays collections of South African plants, particularly those from the winter rainfall region of the country. It was founded in 1913, read about the History of the Garden.
The Garden is open 365 days a year from 08:00 - 19:00 (September -March) and from 08:00 - 18:00 (April - August). The entrance fee is R55 for adults and R20 for South African students with student ID cards. Fees for school children (6-17 years old) are R15. Children under 6 years old and Botanical Society members have free entry. SA senior citizens have free entry on Tuesdays, if it is not a public holiday.
For more information, visit www.sanbi.org
Nelson Mandela officially opened the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island on December 1, 2001, at the V&A Waterfront.
Declared a World Heritage Site on December 1, 1997, Robben Island
has become a symbol of the triumph of the human spirit. A tour
of the Robben Island Museum is a multifaceted journey which begins
at the Gateway, where multi-media exhibitions, a restaurant,
an auditorium, and a museum shop are housed. A Robben Island
Museum tour includes a half-hour ferry trip, a guided tour of
the Maximum Security Prison, interaction with an ex-political
prisoner, and a bus tour of the historic buildings and the unique
flora and fauna of the 575-hectare Island.
PRICE FROM: R160 PER PERSON half day
For more information, www.robben-island.org.za