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Must see & do in Cape Town
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This is a definite must! As one of the nominees for the New 7 Wonders of Nature, it deserves a visit. The views from up there are breathtaking. If you don’t make it up the mountain you haven’t experienced Cape Town! But make sure you go on a clear day, as the cable car does not operate if there is a cloud cover or very strong winds.
You can also walk up from the cable car station if you'd like to choose the strenuous route!
After you have taken a stroll along the “table top” you can sit down and enjoy a meal at the self-service restaurant, go abseiling or just watch the adrenaline junkies have fun abseiling the highest commercial “long-drop” in the world at 112 meters.
Make sure you cast your vote for Table Mountain by smsing "table" to 34874 (sms costs R2), or click here.
Contact: +27 21 780 9526
This magnificent nature reserve is located at the South-Western most tip of Africa. Walk or take the funicular to the lookout point for a panoramic view of False Bay and the South-Western edge of Africa, while taking a breath of the freshest air in the world – straight from the Antarctic. This section of the Cape Peninsula is also known as The Cape Of Good Hope - a historical point on the trade route between Asia and Europe.
After enjoying the million points of view, you can enjoy a meal at the Two Ocean's Restaurant. If you aren't starving, and can wait an hour for food, it is worth saving your lunch for one of the restaurants on either side of the peninsula, that are not quite as swamped with bus loads of tourists.
Particular recommendations of ours are Polana or Harbour House Restaurant (both in the Kalk Bay Harbour) on the Eastern Peninsula, or Mariners Wharf in Hout Bay on the Western Peninsula.
A little bit of trivia: With the cold Benguela current on the West coast and the warm Agulhus current on the East coast, Cape Point is perceived to be the meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Geographically, Cape Agulhus is the joining point of the oceans but this massif is the most spectacular.
Cape Point is very easy to get to. Just follow the coastal road all the way along the Atlantic Ocean down south. It is very well sign-posted.
The Cape Winelands
Contact: +27 76 066 9431 / +27 76 807 5181
Cape Town is the gateway to the South African winelands and one of the great wine capitals of the world. The most popular areas to visit are Stellenbosch, Franschoek and Constantia. There are a range of exquisite winefarms and restaurants to visit in these areas, and is definitly worth a trip.
Please contact the Eagle Xcape for tours.