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A few things to consider doing in Cape Town, South Africa

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15 Jul 2016 - General
 

1. Wildlife Reserve

Located in the arid Little Karoo, the four-star Aquila Private Game Reserve enjoys year-round sunshine, making it ideally suited to game viewing. Aquila Private Game Reserve has reintroduced wildlife to the Cape region. Today it is proud to offer visitors an opportunity to experience the magic of a Big Five safari (lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant). The reserve also educates visitors about the plight of free-ranging cheetah and their endangered status. Aquila’s cheetahs were bred in captivity and do not feature on the game drive.

2. Table Mountain

Named after its the iconic flat-topped landmark. Over 260 million years old, Table Mountain is older than the Andes, the Alps, the Rocky Mountains and the Himalayas.In 2012, Table Mountain was inaugurated as one of the world’s ‘New7Wonders of Nature’.

3. Dive with the sharks

South Africa has an incredibly diverse shark population. A quarter of the world’s shark species bred in South African waters and around 40 of these call the waters around Cape Town home. Many of these tours could be found around V&A Waterfront.

4. Life's a Beaach

Cape Town has a wide variety of beaches divided into three regions by the Cape Peninsula:

  • False Bay, including the long sandy beach running from Gordon's Bay to Muizenberg, and the smaller beaches along the East side of the Cape Peninsula
  • Atlantic Seaboard, along the West (Atlantic) side of the Cape Peninsula
  • West Coast, along the West coast running Northwards from Cape Town

My personal favourite would be Boulder's Beach. Waddle away with the penguins while you enjoy the sea breeze and beautiful scenery in this beach.

5. Visit Robben Island

As you visit the cell where Nelson Mandela spent his 18 years imprisoned before his release and learn the sufferings the prisoners went through during this era. Altough refurbished, its special touch is well kept to remind people what South Africa went through in the past.

6.Visit the Winelands

Franschhoek, Paarl and Stellenbosch, to name a few, are the largest, nearest and famous winelands in the region. My personal experience, living in Franschhoek, waking up to the greenery and the freshly made wine has been amazing. There are well known restaurant in these towns that provide delicious food with their locally made wine exquisite for all their patrons.