Cape Town is #1

Enough Said!  We have always thought so but the Whole World can’t be wrong! Cape Town is now officially World Design Capital for 2014 and with the accolade and the inspiration that Cape Town provided for Nelson Mandela, Cape Town is topping travel lists around the world.

3 Travelling Penguins. Photo Peter Haarhof

3 Travelling Penguins in Cape Town. Photo Peter Haarhof

Cape Town was recently voted:

  1. Top of New York Times list of 52 places to go in 2014
  2.  Top of the Guardian Newspapers Holiday Spots: where to go in 2014 
  3. No 3 in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2014 – top 10 cities  
  4. No 1 in Travel and Leisure’s Best Places to Travel in 2014. 
  5. No 1 in the New Zealand Herald’s 14 trips to take in 2014 – well the whole of South Africa was on that bucket list but Cape Town featured prominently!
  6. No 1 in Budget Travel’s:  10 Best Budget Destinations for 2014 -South Africa is top of the list.

Is Cape Town is on your bucket list of “Places-To-Visit-Before-I-die” ?  Without doubt you will have heard of the so-called Big 6 attractions to see whilst in the city:

  1. Table Mountain
  2. Cape Point
  3. Robben Island
  4. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
  5. V&A Waterfront
  6. Constantia Winelands

    3 Pikkewyne with the Protea - SA's National Flower Photo Peter Haarhof

    3 Pikkewyne with the Protea – SA’s National Flower Photo Peter Haarhof

We have compiled the Top 10 Attractions and Activities on the Cape Point Route to help you with your visit to Cape Town and to ensure you tick the highlights off your personal bucket list. But don’t forget the magic is in the discovery of the city, the sights and the smells. Chat to people, ask your tour guide (they know the city WELL!), get up early (or go to bed late!). Watch sunrises, ask the locals, engage, explore and call us if you need help!

Cape Point Route, Cape Town: Top 10 Attractions

1. Cape Point, (Cape of Good Hope)
Experience the highest sea cliffs & freshest air at the South-Western tip of Africa. More…

3 Pikkewyne at Cape Point Lighthouse Photo Peter Haarhof

3 Pikkewyne at Cape Point Lighthouse Photo Peter Haarhof

 

2. Chapman’s Peak Drive
Spectacular marine drive with 114 curves in 9km between Hout Bay and Noordhoek. More… 

3 Pikkewyne enjoying scenery from Chapmans Peak Drive Photo Peter Haarhof

3 Pikkewyne enjoying scenery from Chapmans Peak Drive Photo Peter Haarhof

3. Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, Simon’s Town
Waddle along to see the quirky African Penguins from the beach or boardwalk. More… 

Boulders Penguins Photo Cathy Withers-Clarke

Boulders Penguins Photo Cathy Withers-Clarke

4. Noordhoek Farm Village, Noordhoek
Charming Country child friendly destination with accommodation, dining, shopping and More…

Noordhoek Farm Village

Noordhoek Farm Village

 

5. Mariner’s Wharf, Hout Bay
South Africa’s first harbourfront emporium. Restaurants, shops, souvenirs and More… 

Mariner's Wharf, Hout Bay Photo Nox Rentals

Mariner’s Wharf, Hout Bay Photo Nox Rentals

6. Cape Point Vineyards, Noordhoek 
Wine tasting and picnics available at the award winning Chapman’s Peak estate. More… 

Cape Point Vineyards

Cape Point Vineyards

7. Kalk Bay Harbour, Kalk Bay
Colourful characters and fishing boats in this quaint harbour surrounded by restaurants & shopping. More…

3 Pikkewyne getting fish at Kalk Bay Harbour Photo Peter Haarhof

3 Pikkewyne getting fish at Kalk Bay Harbour Photo Peter Haarhof

 

8. Bay Harbour Market, Hout Bay
The Bay Harbour Market brings shopping, food and entertainment together in one space. More…  

Bay Harbour Market Photo Pinterest

Bay Harbour Market Photo Pinterest

9. Cape Point Ostrich Farm, Cape Point
Meet South Africa’s largest bird at the ostrich breeding farm, with tea garden and shop. More… 

Cape Point Ostrich Farm Photo Google Images

Cape Point Ostrich Farm Photo Google Images

10. Fish Hoek Beach, Fish Hoek
The beach is a favourite with windsurfers, lifesavers & hobie cat sailers. Great for swimming, walking, sunbathing and More… 

Fish Hoek Beach at Sunrise

Fish Hoek Beach at Sunrise

Cape Point Route, Cape Town: Top 10 Activities

1. Dive with Great White SharksSimon’s Town
Eco -tours with shark cage diving or surface viewing of the great white sharks (seasonal). More… 

2. Beach Horse RidingNoordhoek
Saddle Up and Experience Noordhoek Beach on horseback. More…

3. Shipwreck Scuba DivingCape Point Route
Explore fascinating shipwrecks and life underwater in a Scuba Diving experience off the coastline. More… 

4. Camel riding in the fynbosKommetjie
Ride a camel through Cape Fynbos with informed guides on a camel at Imhoff Farm. More…

5. Climbing Slangkoppunt lighthouse, Kommetjie
Climb the tallest cast-iron lighthouse in South Africa for great views. More…

6. Boat trip to Cape Point
Experience nature on a boat- view the cliffs at Cape Point or Fur seals on Seal Island.  More… 

7. Hike the Hoerikwaggo Trail
2-5 day hiking trails, exploring Table Mountain National Park. More… 

8. Sea Kayak with PenguinsSimon’s Town
Sea Kayak the warm waters of False Bay & view penguins from your sea kayak. More…

9. Deep Sea Fishing, Hout Bay or Simon’s Town
Catch a big one in a full or half day deep sea fishing excursion with local fishing experts. More…

10. Learn to surf @ Muizenberg
Start your surfing career with a surf lesson at Muizenberg’s surfers corner. More…

3 Pikkewyne checking out surfers on Muizenberg Beach Photo Peter Haarhof

3 Pikkewyne checking out surfers on Muizenberg Beach Photo Peter Haarhof

In the immortal words of Mark Twain:
 “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”  

Cape Point Route offers day tourspackagesaccommodationactivities and car hire in Cape Town’s south peninsula in addition to teambuilding events in Cape Town.  Call 021 782 9356 or visit www.capepointroute.co.za 

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