Few cities could match Cape Town's stunning setting, so to make the most of your visit, spend some time outdoors! The most striking and famous of Cape Town's sights is of course the domineering Table Mountain. You can use its summit as a superb viewing platform to gaze over its suburbs of Atlantic seaboard, Constantia, False Bay seaboard and to the north the city centre itself. The city centre is small, so you can explore it easily by foot or bike. The central area, the City Bowl, takes in many of Cape Town's tourist attractions and there are various options to keep you amused. You can ramble the terraces of Bo-Kaap, visit one of the countless museums ranging from maritime to Jewish, stroll along the 150km of sandy beaches or take one of the many hiking trails along the mountainside.
If you need a break from the fast city pace, you can relax in the botanical gardens or Company's garden, Upper Adderley St. in the city centre. Sightseeing neednt be expensive as you could climb the 1 kilometre high Table Mountain along one of the many pathways instead of using a cable car (if you have the energy!) and many of the museums have free admission on Wednesday. For some local flavour and people watching go to the popular outdoor market, M-Sat, in Greenmarket Square in the city centre off Shortmarket St
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Because Cape Town has access to two oceans, it’s the perfect destination for anyone who has a keen interest in snorkeling or scuba diving. There is a wide variety of diving on offer in both oceans, from shipwrecks to reef diving and seals to shark diving as well as shallow, deep or technical diving. There are numerous companies who operate all of the different types of dive trips and boats usually leave from the Waterfront are of the city. And, the bonus is that even if you don’t want to dive, the boat trips themselves are really good fun too and let you see some wonderful scenery around the South African coast.
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Situated at the Waterfront, this is its most exciting attraction. With over three thousand live specimens on display including great white sharks, you will find yourself getting worried that you are so close to them. As well as the Indian and Atlantic underwater tanks which house natives from both oceans you will also find a river ecosystem, tidal pools and another highlight – the Kelp Forest tank. And if you are a qualified diver, you can risk getting in a tank with the sharks and feeding the Kelp Forest fish by hand. No thank you!
V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa
Whether you are looking to buy gifts for yourself or someone else, or just looking for a fun way to pass a couple of hours, this is the place to come. Open seven days a week and with over one hundred original art and craft stalls, you are sure to find something to help you part with your cash. Products on offer include leather-work, jewelry, ceramics and clothing and anything you buy will be an excellent memento of you trip as everything for sale is one hundred per cent original. It is a lively and colourful place to shop and is an experience second to none in terms of shopping.