Cape Town Tourist Attractions

Cape Town Attraction - Tourism Centre. Table Mountain, V&A Waterfront, Robben Island, Rondebosch Botanitcal Garden, Castle of Good Hope, Ratanga Junction

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Cape Town Attractions

Cape Town's most popular tourist attraction must surely be Table Mountain. This landmark has recently be nominated as one of the new natural wonders of the world and is one of the reasons that make the location a popular tourist destination. The Cape of Good Hope is also unique to the Mother City as this is where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet. The Cape of Good Hope offers stunning views with a beautiful scenery and should be on every to-do list when travelling to the Mother City.

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Shopping Centres can be found everywhere in Cape Town – but the V&A Waterfront must be the most popular of them all. It is here that many tour operators offer their services making the V&A Waterfront the perfect tourism hotspot. You will also find many Waterfront Cape Town restaurants here as well as antique shops, craft markets, flea markets and art galleries. The V&A Waterfront is also the only place where you will find ferries going to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for the majority of his life. On the Island you are able to take a guided tour showing under what conditions the prisoners of the Apartheid regime had to live. If a history lesson is not to your liking, then maybe exploring the ocean is! The 2 Oceans Aquarium is also located near the V&A Waterfront and provides fun for the entire family. Here you are able to watch and learn about the animals that call the Indian and Atlantic Ocean their home.

Cape Town Attractions

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Approximately 15 minutes from the city centre, you will find another shopping centre: The Century City – Canal Walk shopping mall. At one point, this was the biggest shopping centre on the African continent. Here you will find many Canal Walk restaurants and all the shops you desire – a heaven for every shopoholic. Right next to the Canal Walk Shopping Centre you will find Ratanga Junction – the wildest place in Africa. This is the biggest theme park in Cape Town and offers fun for the entire family. The cobra – the highest rollercoaster located on the park – is the main attraction. If you get here early, you will miss the crowds and are able to go on the rides without much of a waiting time.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden is a floral treasure, famous for its beauty and the diversity of the Cape flora it displays. The setting is magnificent, against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, and only 13 km outside of town. The estate covers 528 hectares, and only indigenous South African plants are grown here. A diverse range of fynbos flora and forest grows naturally on the mountainside, and a number of trails lead through the natural Garden. The cultivated garden displays collections of South African plants, particularly those from the winter rainfall region of the country.

For the more adventurous travellers among you, White Shark Cage Diving has attracted are large interest in recent years and many operators are available in Cape Town.  These offer daily shark diving/sighting tours off the coast of Gaansbaai. 

 

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