Africa Adventure - Cape Region of South Africa Part 1

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Cape Region Part 1

Travel Information

 

 
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Table Mountain - Cape Town
 
 
  Hello Visitor,  
     
 

The year 2016 is coming to its end and the main travel time begins. Finally we would like to share our travel tips for the Cape region with you because the area around the Cape offers numerous opportunities for a breathtaking adventure. 

 

We hope below information persuades you to book your ticket and pack your suitcases.

 

Kind regards from South Africa

Your Kirsten

 
     
 
 

Cape town & Cape Peninsula

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Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and a highlight of a visit to South Africa. It is characterised by the Table Mountain, surrounded by the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean and white sandy beaches and offers you the atmosphere of a vibrant metropolitan city. “The Mother City” of South Africa provides an endless number of opportunities for having an adventurous and unforgettable trip and a cable car trip to the Table Mountain is an absolute MUST-DO.

 

Highlights

 

Table Bay

As “home” to one of the worlds most famous prisoners, statesmen and leaders- Nelson Mandela, Robben Island is possibly the most well known island-prison on the planet. The island, a World Heritage Site is situated approximately 9km offshore from Cape Town. Over the centuries, the island has housed a prison, hospital, mental institution, leper colony and a military base. Today the island can be visited on a tour which is guided by former political prisoners of the island.

 

Cape Town's City 

Castle of Good Hope is a five-sided Fort that is a unique combination of art, history, craft and military ceremonies. The castle is the oldest, preserved building of South Africa and became a national monument in 1936. It houses the administration of the Western Cape Defence Force, the William Fehr artwork, a military museum and ceremonial places for the traditional Cape Regiments.

 

Cape Peninsula

In 1983 a pair of African penguins was spotted on Foxy Beach at Boulders and in 1985 they began to lay eggs. Boulders Beach still remains the only place in the world where one can actually swim amongst the so-called Jackass penguins as they have continued to invade more beaches.

 

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Cape Penguins

 

 Our Outdoor Tips

 

Imhoff Equestrian Centre

Imhoff Equestrian Centre offers guided horse beach rides, which start on the Cape Peninsula and go through the wetlands of Noordhoek Beach. Noordhoek beach has much to offer in scenic views, Chapman’s Peak and the remains of the Kakapo shipwreck. A variety of wildlife can often be seen on the beach rides, for example: birdlife, whales, otters and seals.

 

The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve

At the tip of the Cape Peninsula 60 km south-west of Cape Town, lies Cape Point, a nature reserve within the Table Mountain National Park. Cape Point is a declared Natural World Heritage Site and encompassing 7750 hectares of rich and varied flora and fauna. It is a nature enthusiast's paradise as the natural vegetation of the area, fynbos, comprises the smallest but richest of the world’s six floral kingdoms. As well you can see baboons, Cape mountain zebras and over 250 species of birds.

 

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Cape winelands

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The Winelands region around Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl form the heart of wine growing in South Africa. Also Robertson, Worcester and Tulbagh enchant the visitors with characteristic wines and historical background. The meandering road through Cape Winelands is the world’s longest wine route. It is embracing 350 years of wine making as it passes classic Cape-Dutch homesteads, green mountains, 200 cellars and miles of wines.

 

Highlights

 

The Africaans Language Monument

The Afrikaans Language Monument is situated on Paarl Mountain, whilst the language museum has been established in the former home of Gideon Malherbe, a founder member of the Society of True Afrikaners (GRA). The purpose of the monument and museum was originally to pay tribute to the people that played such an important role in the process of getting Afrikaans recognized as an official language.

 

Our Outdoor Tips

 

Segway Vineyard Tours at Spiers

There is no better way to explore the Stellenbosch Winelands than taking in the splendour of this tranquil setting as you enjoy the Spier vineyards and take in the breathtaking scenery on another perfect day in South Africa. This unique one-of-a-kind experience offers a fun and memorable way for the whole family to spend your day of adventures.

 

Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve

Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve lies in the Hottentots Holland Mountains, some 90 km south east of Cape Town. The Reserve stretches from Elgin in the south to beyond Villiersdorp in the north, and from the Stellenbosch mountains in the west, eastwards to the Groenland mountains. On sections of the Boland Hiking Trail you can find mountain fynbos, endemic plants and small population of grey rhebuck, klipspringer, common duiker and eventually leopards.

 

 

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Cape Winelands

 

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 THE WINElands of South Africa - Worth your while

---Together with our partner Olivino, we developed a spectacular tour through the winelands of South Africa. The pre-booked self-drive tour begins and ends in Cape Town (refer to Cape Town & Cape Peninsula basic module) and can be extended with any of the listed add-on modules.

 

 

Your tour is booked individually and can therefore start at a date that suits your requirements and include any customisation on your request.

 

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