Exploring Cape Town

Cape Town in South Africa is a city rich in beauty and the arts and is the most popular tourist destination in the region. With so much to do and see, the best way to experience Cape Town are via the tours offered.

A good way to start your exploration of Cape Town is the City Hop-on Hop-off Tour. With stops all over the city, you can spend as much time as you like at each location.

The first stop is the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Located in the middle of Cape Town’s harbor, the V&A Waterfront is a very popular destination for tourists and locals alike. The Waterfront is a multi-use development with luxury hotels, restaurants, office space, apartments, designer shops, theaters, movie houses and is the home of the Two Oceans Aquarium. So named for the the two oceans that meet off the Coast of South Africa: the Indian and the Atlantic, the Two Oceans Aquarium is considered to be one of the best aquariums in the world. Over 3000 species of marine life are there, including jelly fish, eels, sea horses, giant crabs, turtles, frogs and penguins. Also featured are a number of authentic artificial habitats, including an extraordinary Kelp Forest tank, tidal pools and a river ecosystem. The predator tank is one of the more popular attractions, you could spend all day watching the ragged-tooth sharks from the safety of the observation area or you could get in the tank with them from inside your very own cage – an option for qualified divers.

Other stops on the Hop-on Hop-off Tour are: the historic V&A Waterfront Clock Tower, the Table Mountain Cableway, The Castle of Good Hope, the International Convention Center, Camp’s Bay, the City Centre and St. George’s Cathedral. There are several museums on the tour: the South African Museum, the South African Jewish Museum, the District Six Museum and the Gold Museum. The peninsula portion of the tour features stops at the Kirstenbosch Gardens, the World of Birds & Monkey Jungle, Imizamo Yetho and Mariner’s Wharf.

One of the most popular tours is the Cape Point Sightseeing Tour. A 4 to 4-1/2 hour tour that curls along one of South Africa’s most scenic coastal drives through the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve to the Cape Peninsula penguin colony with many photo-ops on the way. A longer tour of the same area is the Cape Peninsula Tour.
From the sea to the land, another popular tour is the wildlife safari in the Aquila Game Reserve. From your seat in an all-terrain vehicle you will see lions, giraffes, leopards, zebras, black wildebeest and springboks, as well as, the endangered black eagle and over 170 species of birds.

To the air, take the cable car to the peak of Table Mountain for spectacular views of the city and South Africa’s Coast.

There are many different tours of Cape Town that you can take to make your visit to Cape Town full of memories for a lifetime.

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