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Ascend Table Mountain before lunch and then walk with the penguins at Boulders Bay...
Cape Town has become one of the World’s most chic and cosmopolitan destinations having many features and attributes to satisfy even the most discerning traveller. This vibrant city is high on entertainment, culture and history creating a perfect all round holiday which works equally well as a stand alone destination or as the top or tail of a luxurious safari holiday.
The iconic vision of Table Mountain is seen by many as very much the heart of the city. A magnet for visitors, the rugged mountain provides a dramatic backdrop to Cape Town’s grand and luxurious waterfront hotels that are amongst some of the best in the World with their excellent five star service, sumptuous accommodation, spas and superb World renowned restaurants.
The rugged, natural beauty of the mountain is counterbalanced by the smart, vibrant market streets and chic waterfront establishments together with colourful individual areas that display the city’s melting pot of ethnic diversity - an example of South Africa’s status as the “Rainbow Nation”. Like Bo-Kaap for example, originally known as the Cape Malay Quarter, with its rich cultural history celebrated by the vividly painted facades of sky blue, pink and lime green.
De Waterkant Village with its quaint cottages and cobbled streets which has developed into an urban, avant-garde neighbourhood with a plethora of fashionable art galleries, chic restaurants and café’s as well as high octane bars and nightclubs. On the fringes are interesting suburbs such as Muizenberg with its fine long beach and colourful Victorian bathing huts.
Cape Town’s many attractions are easily accessible whether explored independently or with the services of a professional Guide. At the end of a day packed with scenic walks through vibrant neighbourhoods or perhaps a quiet meander through Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, excursions to Table Mountain and Robben Island, well deserved relaxation and indulgence is on hand in the form of romantic dining at restaurants offering fabulous cuisine, a superb wine list and views over the city or harbour.
Although not in competition with the immense game reserves such as the Kruger National Park, there is still excellent wildlife viewing opportunities in this region. Huge bobbing penguin colonies exist at Boulders Beach and there are opportunities to see antelopes, buffalo and black rhino in the Solole Game Reserve. From June to November the Southern Right Whales migrate to the southern Cape coastline for their annual calving season allowing a tantalising glimpse of these immense creatures either from excellent hotels perched high on the cliffs overlooking the ocean or a little more up close and personal by boat excursion.
Cape Town is an ideal base from which to explore the world famous Winelands with its luxurious hotels or rustic homesteads nestled in flourishing vineyards; from the city the Garden Route winds its leisurely course eastwards along the Cape coastline through little scenic towns concluding at one of the regional airports from where you can be transported into the Kruger National Park or Madikwe Game Reserve for a full on African safari experience.