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Cape Town

Whether you come for a short trip or stay for a week, Cape Town is the sort of place that will remain in your memory for a long time.

The population of this area of South Africa is approximately 3,400,000.

It is situated roughly 30 miles south of Grotto Bay and 810 miles southwest of Pretoria, the national capital.

Table Mountain is famous.

Ratanga Junction and World of Birds are excellent places to have some quality time with the children. The Cape Town Film Studios and Sea Point Pavillion are also worth a visit if you want to keep the good times coming.

Come face-to-face with the creatures of the deep in the beautifully recreated marine habitats at Two Oceans Aquarium.

You'll have a ball checking out the rare and exotic inhabitants at the Monkey Town Primate Centre. Be sure to ask at the entrance about special events and where to find the zoo's rarer inhabitants.

Meet hop heads from across the world at the Newlands Brewery, a renowned institution. Take a close look at the facilities to find out what they're putting in the water here to make the beer so easy to drink.

Find a trackside seat and listen to the engines roar at the Killarney Race Circuit, the area's favored destination for motorsports lovers.

You won't find too many things that can match the pleasure of a superb glass of wine. Experience some of the region's finest at the Spier Wine Estate or the Zevenwacht Wine Estate. Ready for one or two more? The Vergelegen Wine Estate and the Steenberg Wine Estate are also highly praised.

Relax with a drink, roll the dice or simply take in the sounds and bright lights at the GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World.

Interested in learning about some native plant species? Visit the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens or the Arderne Gardens. Budding horticulturalists should also take a stroll around the University of Stellenbosch Botanical Garden and the Butterfly World Tropical Garden.

When the sun is shining, pack some lunch and make your way over to one of the scenic green spaces, such as Company's Garden or De Waal Park. There's also plenty of space to laze about at Green Point Park and Maynardville Park.

Whether you're on the hunt for a specific map or a few local tips, the staff at Go That Way Tourist Info Centre are there to help.

Make sure you take a day to explore the lovely stretches of coastline, such as Boulders Beach and Sunset Beach. Dolphin Beach and Camps Bay Beach are also popular.

Leave your phone in the car and take a break from the stress of the modern world at Cape of Good Hope and Robben Island. Nature lovers will also have an excellent time at Signal Hill and Lions Head.

The area's exhibition spaces are a treasure trove of tales of human endeavor and achievement. Savor the contemplative atmosphere as you admire the displays at the District Six Museum and the South African Jewish Museum. Another two to look at are the Gold of Africa Museum and the Waterworks Museum.

The Union Castle House will send you sailing back through the region's seafaring history. A haven of sea tales and marine artifacts, the whole family is bound to enjoy this one.

Learn about modern science and natural history by taking a tour of one of the science museums. South African Astronomical Observatory, the Cape Town Science Centre and Bishopsford Bonsai Nursery are a must see for those that love learning all things science.

Our natural world is a magnificent and strange place. If you tend to think otherwise, a day spent at the Cape Town Museum and the Slave Lodge ought to change your mind. The remarkable specimens of the South African Museum and Planetarium are equally worth having a look at.

Do you love art? You'll find galleries of all sizes here. Immerse yourself in the cool atmosphere at the South African National Gallery and the Old Town House. Afterwards, if you still have some energy left in the tank, wind up the day at the What If The World and the Irma Stern Museum.

Take yourself back to a time long since forgotten and uncover the secrets of yesteryear at the Bo Kaap Museum or the Rhodes Cottage Museum. Like the sound of those? You'll be able to learn even more at the Hout Bay Museum and the Iziko Social History Resource Centre.

Clock Tower and the University of Cape Town are certainly worth planning a trip to, even if you're not that into history. More stories from the days of yore are waiting for you at the Rhodes Memorial and Parliament of South Africa.

Take a trip back through the years and begin to understand the military past of the Cape Town area. History enthusiasts will be dazzled by the defense structures at Chavonnes Battery Museum.

Many visitors love spending a few hours gazing at Castle of Good Hope, a medieval masterpiece that has withstood the test of time.

Learn about the region's spiritual side and enjoy the serene atmosphere at St. George's Cathedral and Groote Kerk. You might also like to check for guided tours around the Palm Tree Mosque and the Auwal Mosque.

Cape Town's most celebrated sights often overshadow its less known, yet equally rewarding attractions. Hout Bay Beach and Big Bay Beach are recommended options. Also, contemplate seeing the South Africa Library and the Van Ryn Brandy Cellar if you can squeeze it in.


Guide to Exploring Cape Town


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Road Lodge Cape Town International Airport

Road Lodge Cape Town International Airport

Adjoining BP Service & Filling Station, Cape Town
3.6
of 5, from 762 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in Matroosfontein, this hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of University of the Western Cape, Tygerberg Hospital and Louis Leipoldt Medi-Clinic. Mowbray Golf Club and Karl Bremer Hospital are also within 9 miles (15 km).

€115
Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge

Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge

Portswood Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
4.1
of 5, from 395 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Cape Town hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 15-minute walk of Nobel Square, Cape Town Stadium and Two Oceans Aquarium. Cape Town International Convention Centre and Greenmarket Square are also within 2 miles (3 km).

€106
Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Cape Town

Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Cape Town

22 Riebeek Street, Cape Town
3.8
of 5, from 6 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in City Bowl, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Africa Centre, Cape Town International Convention Centre and Greenmarket Square. Castle of Good Hope and South African National Gallery are also within 1 mile (2 km).

€432
Cape Grace Hotel

Cape Grace Hotel

West Quay Road, Cape Town
4.8
of 5, from 95 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Cape Town hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 15-minute walk of Nobel Square and Cape Town International Convention Centre. Two Oceans Aquarium and Greenmarket Square are also within 1 mile (2 km).

€143
Southern Sun The Cullinan

Southern Sun The Cullinan

1 Cullinan Street, Cape Town
4.5
of 5, from 28 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in City Bowl, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cape Town International Convention Centre and Greenmarket Square. Castle of Good Hope and Two Oceans Aquarium are also within 1 mile (2 km).

€61
Best Western Cape Suites Hotel

Best Western Cape Suites Hotel

Cnr De Villiers & Constitution Streets, Cape Town
3.5
of 5, from 166 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in City Bowl, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cape Peninsula University of Technology and Castle of Good Hope. South African National Gallery and Greenmarket Square are also within 1 mile (2 km).

€234
South Beach Camps Bay

South Beach Camps Bay

6 Link Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town
4.9
of 5, from 55 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Camps Bay, this luxury aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Theatre on the Bay and Camps Bay Beach. Table Mountain Aerial Cableway is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) away.

€267
Queen Victoria Hotel

Queen Victoria Hotel

Portswood Close Portswood Ridge, Cape Town
4.7
of 5, from 245 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Cape Town, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Nobel Square and Two Oceans Aquarium. Cape Town Stadium and Cape Town International Convention Centre are also within 1 mile (2 km).

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