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Cape Town "The Mother City" and the Garden Route

Discover a world of unique experiences and be inspired by the city of Cape Town. Not only a popular destination in South Africa but Africa as a whole. The city's majestic Table Mountain , its many beaches , good climate and well developed infrastructure , its notable cultural attractions and its bustling waterfront with excellent wine and cuisine, make Cape Town a truly enjoyable city to visit. The Mother City boasts a multitude of entertainment, ranging from outdoor activities and adventures in the sun to a roaring night life under neon signs. The city provides a setting for many scenic wonders, magnificent seascapes and panoramic vistas. The beautiful coastal areas and the breathtaking tranquility of the winelands make it an ideal holiday destination.Don't just stop at Cape Town; drive along the spectacular Garden Route with breathtaking views and head to magnificent Knysna. While there, take a detour and visit Oudtshoorn. A trip to an Ostrich farm and the Cango Ranch to interact with the amazing wildlife will be well worth it.

Cape Town's Wonder

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Table Mountain

Table Mountain, a new 7 Wonder of nature, South Africa's famous landmark is much more than just a mountain. A hiker's paradise with numerous trails, spectacular views and a National Park, all in the heart of the city.The mountain forms part of Table Mountain National Park, which is globally recognised for its biodiversity, and contains truly unique fauna and flora. A visit to Cape Point can be reached via the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, the solution to the arduous walk and climb to the top. Or take the hiking trails from the Camps Bay side of the mountain or from the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and even from the city centre itself. Enjoy the stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and the harbour from Cape Point. Continue the day at The V&A waterfront , situated in the heart of Cape Town, where the mountain meets the sea. The waterfront is a buzzing ambience of many options. High on the list of options, is that it is South Africa's mega shopping paradise, from international brands to exclusive local boutiques. The Victorian architecture of the waterfront pulses with African energy, with choices in entertainment venues and restaurants, from fast food to fine dining. Not in the mood for some retail therapy, have fun seal watching; visit the Two Oceans Aquarium or the Maritime Museum; or take a sunset boat trip around the harbour and along the coast; or even an exciting helicopter tour!

Robben Island , Beaches and Penguins

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Boulders Beach

Take a ferry ride to see what is now the Robben Island Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Robben Island is memorable for both its tragedy and exultation,an excursion that cannot fail to stir the soul. Visitors to the island are able to see the cell in which Nelson Mandela, the world's most famous prisoner, and represents a critical chapter in the country's path towards democracy.The history of the island may not be pretty, but the scenery certainly is! Roughly 132 species of bird – including a colony of African Penguins – have made the island their home. Along the way, to the island , you could even be treated to a glimpse of Cape Fur Seals and Southern Right Whales. As you complete this journey, spend the next half of the day indulging in some relaxation at the many popular beaches in Cape Town. Take your pick from, Clifton's four popular beaches if would like to sunbathe, play volleyball or just hang out; to the warmer Indian Ocean waters of the False Bay seaboard which are better suited to swimming; head to Simon's town for a few good beaches or when the wind is up at the beaches in Cape Town, head to Boulders Beach, which is sheltered by large, rounded rocks and is home to a protected colony of endangered African penguins. Whatever your mood maybe in for, a walk on the sands, a surfers paradise or spectacular views of the Table Mountain across the bay, you will find a beach to satisfy your need.

Knysna - The Western Cape

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Be prepared to be mesmerised as you arrive in Knysna, a natural paradise of lush, indigenous forests, tranquil lakes and golden beaches. Nestled on the banks of a breathtakingly pretty lagoon, now a protected marine reserve that is home to the extraordinary sea horse and over 200 species of fish. Visit the Knysna Elephant Park to view them majestically in their natural element. The stay at Knysna however, would not be complete without a trip to the most famed attraction, the Knysna Heads, a striking geological feature made up of a pair of huge, brightly coloured cliffs lying at the mouth of the lagoon. Dolphins are often spotted offshore, while southern right whales pay seasonal visits to the shores of the Paradise Coast. Knysna has endless attractions for the whole family and ensures you will take back beautiful memories.

The Garden Route

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Extend your spectacular journey along the Garden Route and immerse yourself with a kaleidoscope of activities. While the Garden Route road is extremely scenic, it is the hidden destinations on its side roads that are the secret of this region. Stopover at Swellendam, a small town charm with wide streets, neatly preserved Cape Dutch and Victorian buildings, and excellent places to enjoy some South African food. Visit Mossel Bay considered by many as the official westernmost point of the Garden Route, which has a mild year-round climate, good beaches and friendly locals. Some of South Africa’s finest golf estates are located along the Garden Route, within driving distance of Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.The choices are many, though the course at Pinnacle Point Golf Estate and Golf Resort is considered to be one the very best. With the course perched atop a cliff, it offers spectacular views of the Indian Ocean. Not for the faint hearted and if adventure is right up your alley, visitors can go cage diving with great white sharks in the town of Mossel Bay, one of only two such places in South Africa.


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Over breathtakingly beautiful mountain passes, magnificent red rocks and the wide open spaces of the Klein Karoo, you’ll find Oudtshoorn – once known internationally as the ostrich capital of the world. The area however, is also famous for the Cango Caves. Believed to have been formed more than 65-million years ago, the caves are regarded as one of Africa's most important natural wonders. Be sure to book in advance. And if that does not excite you, the nearby Cango Wildlife Ranch certainly will. The centre is one of the world’s foremost cheetah breeding projects and also boasts rare white lions, Bengal tigers and crocodiles. Get ready to mingle with the amazing wildlife.

Stellenbosch Wine Route

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The Stellenbosch winelands are considered to be the capital of the South African wine industry. The oldest wine route, where visitors can taste the produce from most of the Stellenbosch wine estates.There are 148 wine farms along the route, many of them historical farms with beautiful Cape Dutch manors houses, gardens, hotels and fine-dining restaurants. Together with great wines, some of the finest restaurants in the Western Cape are located on these estates and you wouldn't want to miss the chance to taste the incredible cuisine. Back from the scenic drive to Cape Town, head to the city for a final shopping spree, The Pan African Market in Cape Town’s historic Long Street has a reputation for showcasing the best in African art. It offers an impressive display of African culture, craftsmanship and artistic talent. Or if thats not what you are looking for, there are a few more choices. Try the Bay Harbour market, Watershed at the V&A Waterfront, Neighbours market , City Bowl market and much more. Enjoy the food and wine accompanied with lively music and make it a night to remember.