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Hout Bay (Cape Town Central)
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$3* and up
Ranked #31 of 156 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
Owner description: Enclosed by ocean, mountains and wine farms, the former fishing village offers a country affair with some adventure thrown... more » Owner description: Enclosed by ocean, mountains and wine farms, the former fishing village offers a country affair with some adventure thrown in. « less
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Ranked #32 of 156 attractions in Cape Town
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District Six Museum (Cape Town Central)
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$3* and up
Ranked #33 of 156 attractions in Cape Town
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Neighborhoods; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: The apartheid nationalist government destroyed District Six in the 1960s. This memorial museum contains maps, photographs and... more » Owner description: The apartheid nationalist government destroyed District Six in the 1960s. This memorial museum contains maps, photographs and other reminders of this old vibrant neighborhood. Site walks and tours in the Museum with ex-resident storytellers are also offered. « less
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SAS Assegaai Museum (Simon's Town)
Ranked #34 of 156 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Military Museums; Museums
SA Navy Museum Submarine
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Cape Town Diamond Museum (Cape Town Central)
Ranked #35 of 156 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Museums
Owner description: The Cape Town Diamond Museum pays tribute to the world's most precious gem, the diamond.Discover a 3 billion year old story... more » Owner description: The Cape Town Diamond Museum pays tribute to the world's most precious gem, the diamond.Discover a 3 billion year old story unfold from a diamond's formation to the final polished stone. Explore the origins of South Africa's famous diamond industry, and get introduced to some of the great names in diamond history, including Cecil John Rhodes, Barney Barnato and the Oppenheimer family. The Cape Town Diamond Museum also pays homage to the most famous South African diamonds and showcases specimens of Kimberlite rock dating billions of years old. Situated in the bustling heart of the Clock Tower precinct at the V&A Waterfront, the Cape Town Diamond Museum is a must-see for any visitor to Cape Town. « less
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Ranked #36 of 156 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Convention Centers; Cultural
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Company's Gardens (Cape Town Central)
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$66* and up
Ranked #37 of 156 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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Shark Zone (Cape Town Central)
Ranked #38 of 156 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Water sports; Zoos/Aquariums
Owner description: For a memorable and unique Cape Town adventure, nothing can be more exhilarating than a cage diving and surface viewing tour... more » Owner description: For a memorable and unique Cape Town adventure, nothing can be more exhilarating than a cage diving and surface viewing tour to meet the mighty great white shark. One of the few places in the world where white sharks can be observed regularly at any time of the year, Gansbaai is known as the shark diving capital of the world. The watery habitat of the apex predator is not glamorous and this tour is highly weather dependent - this is mother nature at her most temperamental and raw; only when you see your first flash of steely grey sliding purposefully towards the boat, will you understand the magnetic beauty of the great white shark. Indescribable. No previous diving experience is necessary to enter the cage and everything you will need to fully enjoy the tour is provided, from your meals, to your dive equipment and even the convenient and comfy shuttle that Shark Zone can provide to get you there. As Cape Town's #1 booking agent for great white shark tours, Shark Zone will make sure you get the best deal, hassle-free! « less
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University of Cape Town (Cape Town Central)
Ranked #39 of 156 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Educational Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #40 of 156 attractions in Cape Town
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Ranked #41 of 156 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Other
Owner description: “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but the moments that take our breath away.” We are the only... more » Owner description: “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but the moments that take our breath away.” We are the only colour-coded Tourist Information Center in South Africa.We do personalised itineraries to suit every budget. Our mission statement "we make your dream holiday a reality"Activities, Accommodation, Car hire, daily sightseeing of the cape hot spots, safaris, Adrenaline activities, adventure, local and trans Africa adventures, where to shop etc... etc... etc... « less
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Ranked #42 of 156 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Military Bases/ Facilities; Military Museums; Museums
Owner description: Museum/Heritage Site: Time travel to Cape Town 300 years ago... Visitors are invited to don an 18th Century tricorn hat and... more » Owner description: Museum/Heritage Site: Time travel to Cape Town 300 years ago... Visitors are invited to don an 18th Century tricorn hat and step below sea-level for fascinating perspectives of the 17th to 19th Century Cape Town. On the shoreline, it starts at a time of postal stones, shipwrecks and isolation wards, soldiers and slaves, exiles and explorers, locals and settlers, knechts and convicts. Displays show the result of the excavation work, including a magic carpet and a (wishing) well. Detailed models depict the battery in its heyday, a bird's-eye view of Cape Town and Table Bay and detailed displays about cannonry. Explore the largest selection of muzzle loaded cannons in the country. Witness the loading and firing of a cannon, fire off a shot, enjoy marching drills and flag raising routines. Where memories are made and pictures shared. Guided Tour: Meander through the history... Our guides dressed in period costume share stories of the people and events that led to the birth of Cape Town in the museum and The V&A Waterfront Historical Walking Tour includes points of interest and fascinating historical relics of the early days, such as the rocket lifesaving apparatus, the first power station, the last boom defence vessel and the rat catcher's cottage and those added later as the harbour developed, such as the torture Treadmill, still to be seen, if you let us show you. Special Events: Host a memorable experience in this unique setting... With split levels and outdoor flow, Table Mountain and the V&A your backdrop, this exclusive location has hosted the prestigious Da Vinci The Genius travelling exhibition, cocktail parties, themed events, book and product launches, corporate and government workshops and seminars. « less
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Simon's Town Museum (Simon's Town)
Ranked #43 of 156 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Museums
Owner description: Another Dutch East India Company property, this former governor’s home contains crafts and artifacts illustrating local... more » Owner description: Another Dutch East India Company property, this former governor’s home contains crafts and artifacts illustrating local cultural heritage. « less
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Bugz Family Playpark (Cape Town Central)
Ranked #44 of 156 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: Bugz is geared to entertain two to ten year olds and it is a colourful extravaganza of sandpits, pedal cars, jumping castles,... more » Owner description: Bugz is geared to entertain two to ten year olds and it is a colourful extravaganza of sandpits, pedal cars, jumping castles, rowing boats, jungle gyms and a choo choo train, and will tire out little ones in no time.Older and more adventurous little ones can giddy up and trot around on the resident horseys or tear up the surrounds on the selection of quad bikes.Come visit, you may very well be in for the time of your life. « less
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Ranked #45 of 156 attractions in Cape Town
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: History Museums; Observatories/ Planetariums; Museums
Owner description: The Iziko South African Museum houses more than one and a half million specimens of scientific importance. The collections... more » Owner description: The Iziko South African Museum houses more than one and a half million specimens of scientific importance. The collections now range from fossils almost 700-million years old to insects and fish caught last week. There are also stone tools made by people 120 000 years ago, traditional clothes from the last century, and T-shirts printed yesterday.The Planetarium, which is housed in the South African Museum building, is a celestial theatre in the round, utilising the complex Minolta star machine and multiple projectors to transport the audience through the wonders of the universe. The ultimate in armchair travel.Inside the domed auditorium, we can recreate the night sky, so whatever the weather outside, the Planetarium sky is always clear, an extraordinary audio-visual experience for old and young. « less
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Ranked #46 of 156 attractions in Cape Town
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Ranked #47 of 156 attractions in Cape Town
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Muizenberg (Cape Town Central)
Ranked #48 of 156 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
Owner description: Though the beach is still popular, the elegant splendor that once graced this seaside resort community barely shows through... more » Owner description: Though the beach is still popular, the elegant splendor that once graced this seaside resort community barely shows through the paved-over streets, fast-food eateries and shopping centers. « less
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Newlands Forest (Newlands)
Ranked #49 of 156 attractions in Cape Town
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World of Birds (Cape Town Central)
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$3* and up
Ranked #50 of 156 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos/Aquariums
Wild life sanctuary and home to a wide variety of bird life.
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Fish Hoek Beach (Cape Town Central)
Ranked #51 of 156 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Avian Leisure (Cape Town Central)
Ranked #52 of 156 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Tours; Zoos/Aquariums

Patrick Cardwell of Avian Leisure is the ideal expert and companion to take you for a day of birdwatching in and around Cape Town.  Whatever your degree of birdwatching expertise... more »

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Bo-kaap (Cape Town Central)
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$46* and up
Ranked #53 of 156 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural

There is just no way you can drive  through an area and say that you have visited. Bo-Kaap is a vibrant area with lots of culture and character. The Bo-Kaap would do well to have... more »

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Rhodes Memorial (Cape Town Central)
Ranked #54 of 156 attractions in Cape Town
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks

The Rhodes Memorial is wonderful for the view, the pine trees, and the restaurant where you can have a relaxing bite to eat or a cup of tea. more »

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Robben Island (Cape Town Central)
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$75* and up
Ranked #55 of 156 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Historic Sites; Islands; Outdoors

If interested in prisons this is a "must do" trip when in Cape Town, however the sea can have heavy swells and the 30 - 40 minute ride might be uncomfortable for some.  The... more »

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Warrior Toy Museum (Simon's Town)
Ranked #56 of 156 attractions in Cape Town
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Sandy Bay (Cape Town Central)
Ranked #57 of 156 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
Owner description: Sandy Bay is the unofficial "nudist beach", kept private by no direct vehicle access. This highly inaccessible beach offers a... more » Owner description: Sandy Bay is the unofficial "nudist beach", kept private by no direct vehicle access. This highly inaccessible beach offers a tranquil setting and a good break for surfing. « less
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Ranked #58 of 156 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: Cheetah Outreach is an education and community-based programme created to raise awareness of the plight of the cheetah and to... more » Owner description: Cheetah Outreach is an education and community-based programme created to raise awareness of the plight of the cheetah and to campaign for its survival.Cheetah Outreach is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year to the public. We are open from 9h30 to 17h00. You do not need to make a booking to visit the facility. We charge an entry fee of R10 on weekdays and R5 on weekends and public and school holidays. Adult cheetah encounters take place from 10h00 to 13h00 and from 14h00 to 17h00. « less
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Ranked #59 of 156 attractions in Cape Town
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural
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Ranked #60 of 156 attractions in Cape Town
Owner description: A township tour in Cape Town should be great for everybody - the visitor should experience connectedness and a contribution... more » Owner description: A township tour in Cape Town should be great for everybody - the visitor should experience connectedness and a contribution to the lives and hearts of real people, and the hosts should feel that they have blessed their visitors with something of Africa's beauty and ingenuity. PROUDLY MACASSAR POTTERY upskills and employs young people who have not finished school. When these youths receive our visitors as part of our TOWNSHIP CLAY EXPERIENCE, guiding them through clay exercises or teaching them how to play the musical instruments we make from clay, we are celebrating humanity. We are connecting the dots. Places and people that have been divided, unite. We all discover beauty in what we thought were unlikely places. This is more than African arts and crafts. It is the craft of living and loving well; the art of doing life together. Proudly Macassar Pottery received the UnLtd SA entrepreneur's award for 2012, and was a finalist in the 2013 Premier's Entrepreneurs Recognition Awards. « less
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