Dive with sharks at the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town.
Swim with the penguins on Boulders Beach in Simons Town.
The Western Cape is wine land country - explore Stellenbosch or Constantia.
Book a whale watching trip in False Bay.
Robben Island: A must for those interested in the history of Apartheid.
Learn about South Africa's early history at The Castle of Good Hope.
Cape Point: Travel to the south east corner of the Cape Peninsula.
There are several reasons why Cape Town is the go-to hot spot for local and international travellers. The city has it all in terms of touristic attractiveness: an excellent urban leisure culture, beautiful scenery and a great tourism infrastructure. The city offers travellers just as much city razzle dazzle as it does quiet, serene nature. Or if you simply want to laze on stunning unspoilt beaches, then Cape Town is the place to be.
The Mother City has a lot to impress the discerning traveller. Wining and dining in some of the finest restaurants in the country - whether you are after five-star fine dining or casual harbour fish and chips after a busy day’s sightseeing - Cape Town has a restaurant to suit your fancy. The Western Cape is also wine land country, so a tour and tasting shouldn’t be missed. A chance to stock up your wine cellar and experience the relaxed grape culture of nearby Stellenbosch or Constantia is a popular activity.
Cape Town has some of the best shopping this side of the equator. Why not try the prestigious V & A Waterfront for high end retail therapy or, if you prefer something a little more indigenous; try one of the city’s many eclectic local markets. At Green Market Square in the CBD, African art, curios and beadwork can be purchased amidst music and street performances, giving you a real taste of the local flavour. For those who need some guidance with what to get and where, The Table Bay Hotel offers a personal shopping service to guide guests in sourcing the best local wares.
South Africa is a land steeped in history of conflict and reconciliation. A trip to Robben Island is a must for those interested in the history of Apartheid and the freedom fighters that brought about its demise. Other historical interest points include the District Six Museum, the South African Museum or the Castle of Good Hope. Cape Point is also a beautiful locale for learning about South Africa’s very early history right back to the first explorers of the 1400’s.
If you want to take in the natural fauna and flora, there is a lot to see and do. A swim with the penguins on Boulders Beach in Simons Town is a treat for adults and kids alike, as is Whale Watching in False Bay. Hiking locations are a-plenty in Cape Town. Why not hike into one-of-a-kind Fynbos on Signal Hill, or take a slow wander up Lions Head - these walks showcase Cape Town’s most treasured assets: her beautiful, unspoilt environment.
Adrenaline junkies need look no further, as the Mother City does not disappoint. Dive with sharks at the Two Oceans Aquarium or abseil down Table Mountain, certainly one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. Kite surfers will love the ride on Blouberg Beach and paragliders will be in their element flying over majestic Lion’s Head.
Enjoying all that Cape Town has to offer couldn’t be easier when utilising The Table Bay Hotel’s exclusive chauffeur service. Take the stress out of navigating unfamiliar territory in a luxurious E-Class Mercedes or one of the 6-seater Mercedes Viano’s driven by friendly, professional chauffeurs. Soak up the scenes of the city in comfort, avoiding unnecessary detours (and squabbles with loved ones) that take precious time out of your trip. A point-to-point service is also available for those who don’t want to bother with parking in Cape Town’s more busy areas and is the perfect choice for business travellers or golfers.
For more information on this service, call +27 (0) 21 406 5000.