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Cape Town City Guide

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By imo1993 on Tuesday 16th Aug, 2011 at 11:50

With a backdrop of beautiful mountains and twinkling lights along the water front; Cape Town won’t fail to impress any visitor. Whether you want to explore the scenery yourself or hop aboard one of the many guided tours and attractions there is plenty to see and do.

Must see sights

Table Mountain: Take a ride on the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway to see the sights of Cape Town in style; with magnificent views across the mountains and beaches alike this is definitely one not to miss. They run different tours which cater for varying budgets and preferences and once you get to the top there is an array of cafes and restaurants to enjoy a bit of lunch mountain-style.

Cape Point: Located at the south-western tip of the country, Cape Point is a narrow stretch of land that has captured the imagination of visitors for many years with its dramatic scenery and fascinating history. There are a range of tours that will take you in and around Cape Point which will help you make the most of your time there; this is a tour for the cameras so don’t forget to get a few snaps.

Cape Winelands: Visit some of the most scenic wineries and vineyards around and get to sample the finest South African wine; if this sounds like a good way to spend your day there are plenty of day tours available to suit all budgets.

Hermanus: Unparalleled scenic beauty, adventure trips, whale watching and upmarket shopping – Hermanus has tripled in popularity and it’s no wonder why. Hermanus has the status of being the best land-based whale watching destination in the world. Southern right whales visit Walker Bay from June through to December and can be viewed from aboard a boat, an airplane or the shore. Hermanus is home to the world’s only Whale Crier who blows his kelp horn when whales are spotted along the central sea route.

Places to eat

• Two Oceans Restaurant – Cape Point. Located above False Bay this place is famous for its first class seafood cuisine.
• Quayside Cabin – Hermanus
• Meditterea – Hermanus
• Lucky Moo – Atholl Square Cape Town
• 221 Waterfront – Waterfront Cape Town