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Table Mountain (Table Mountain National Park)
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$68* and up
Ranked #1 of 446 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Mountains; Nature and Parks
The mountain in the middle of Cape Town offers many hikes and magnificent views in all directions.
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Robberg Nature Reserve (Plettenberg Bay)
Ranked #2 of 446 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Table Mountain National Park (Cape Town Central)
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$68* and up
Ranked #3 of 446 attractions in Western Cape
Category: National Parks; Nature and Parks
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Marbrin Olive Farm (Robertson)
Ranked #4 of 446 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Farms; Landmarks
Owner description: We are a small family-run boutique olive farm nestled in the renowned Robertson Breede River Valley surrounded by the... more » Owner description: We are a small family-run boutique olive farm nestled in the renowned Robertson Breede River Valley surrounded by the Langeberg and Riviersonderend Mountains. We extract extra virgin olive oil and process our own unique range of table olives and tapenade. Come and enjoy the ambience of the Robertson Valley as well as the taste of our olives and olive oil, a fruit well-known for its remarkable health benefits « less
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Ranked #5 of 446 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Scenic Drives
This 9 km route runs between Houts Bay and Noordhoek.
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Cape Point Nature Reserve (Cape Town Central)
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$83* and up
Ranked #6 of 446 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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$77* and up
Ranked #7 of 446 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Situated on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch is internationally acclaimed as one of the seven most... more » Owner description: Situated on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch is internationally acclaimed as one of the seven most magnificent botanical gardens in the world. The 528 hectares estate includes a cultivated garden and a nature reserve. The developed garden displays collections of southern African plants including many rare and endangered species. There are also visitor facilities in the garden including restaurants, a nursery, a gift shop, a bookshop and a permanent Zimbabwean stone sculpture exhibition. « less
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Swartberg Pass (Oudtshoorn)
Ranked #8 of 446 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Scenic Drives
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Cape of Good Hope (Table Mountain National Park)
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$38* and up
Ranked #9 of 446 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Bridges; Geologic Formations; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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$68* and up
Ranked #10 of 446 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Trams; Transportation
Owner description: The best views of Cape Town are seen from the top of Table Mountain. The Cableway takes you to the summit in under 5 minutes... more » Owner description: The best views of Cape Town are seen from the top of Table Mountain. The Cableway takes you to the summit in under 5 minutes and the cable car's rotating floor ensure that all visitors get a 360 degree aerial view of the city. The 65-passenger cable car runs from Tafelberg Road to the top of Table Mountain. To date the Cableway has transported more than 23 million visitors to the summit. 850 000 visitors from all over the world use the Cableway annually. « less
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Ranked #11 of 446 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Educational Sites; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Tours
Owner description: Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre offers your guests the opportunity for a close, safe, inter-active encounter with all of... more » Owner description: Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre offers your guests the opportunity for a close, safe, inter-active encounter with all of the lesser cats of South Africa, as well as Cheetah and Leopard. We guarantee sightings of African Wild Cat, Blackfooted Cat, Serval, Caracal, Cheetah and Leopard. The Tenikwa encounter is a great follow-on to a game reserve / safari experience; from viewing the cats at a distance to the opportunity to study these beautiful animals at close quarters. Tenikwa also has a Meerkat Meander where visitors can see Meerkats and Tortoises and there is also a variety of indigenous waterfowl, Blue Cranes and Marabou Storks to delight bird watchers. Tenikwa supports the upliftment of local communities through Eco tourism and is environmentally responsible. Entrance fees fund Tenikwa's NPO Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release Programme. Open 365 days a year. Amenities include a Tea Garden for light meals, Parking, Wheel-chair Friendly, Mothers Corner « less
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Ranked #12 of 446 attractions in Western Cape
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Franschhoek Motor Museum offers visitors a special opportunity to look back at more than 100 years of motoring history... more » Owner description: The Franschhoek Motor Museum offers visitors a special opportunity to look back at more than 100 years of motoring history with its unique and exciting collection of vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and memorabilia in the magnificent setting of L'Ormarins. Across the length and breadth of Southern Africa, only one place can adequately portray the evolution of the automobile, The Franschhoek Motor Museum. « less
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Lion's Head (Cape Town Central)
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$117* and up
Ranked #13 of 446 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Mountains; Nature and Parks
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Cape Point (Simon's Town)
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$56* and up
Ranked #14 of 446 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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$83* and up
Ranked #15 of 446 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Castles; National Parks; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Hiking Trails; Bodies of Water
Owner description: Comprising nearly 20,000 wild acres of steep cliffs and hiking trails, this legendary peninsula is part of Cape Peninsula... more » Owner description: Comprising nearly 20,000 wild acres of steep cliffs and hiking trails, this legendary peninsula is part of Cape Peninsula National Park. « less
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Lawnwood Snake Park (Plettenberg Bay)
Ranked #16 of 446 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Knysna Heads (Knysna)
Ranked #17 of 446 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Geologic Formations; Nature and Parks
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Franschhoek Pass (Franschhoek)
Ranked #18 of 446 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Scenic Drives
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Ranked #19 of 446 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Birds of Eden (The Crags)
Ranked #20 of 446 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Birds of Eden is part of the South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA). SAASA is the current Award Winners of 4 of the... more » Owner description: Birds of Eden is part of the South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA). SAASA is the current Award Winners of 4 of the most prestiges awards in Tourism in the World: • Lilizela Service Excellence Tourism Awards - best Visitors Experience • Skal International Sustainable Tourism Awards - best major Attraction • World Responsible Tourism Awards - Gold-best Animal Welfare Initiative • World Responsible Tourism Awards - Overall Winner Birds of Eden is the largest single-dome free flight aviary in the world, spanning 2.3 hectares of natural forests, streams and dams. With over a kilometre of walkways, visitors can experience the thrill of spotting almost 3500 previously captive birds of over 200 different species flying free and living natural lives. The scenery alone warrants a visit with hundreds of different plant and tree species plus there are giant fruit bats, golden-handed tamarins and the smallest of the antelopes, Blue duikers. Visits to Birds of Eden are self-guided and you are free to wander for as long as you wish at your own pace. Guided tours for group bookings can also be arranged on request. « less
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Extreme Scene Day Trips (Cape Town Central)
Ranked #21 of 446 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Tours
Owner description: We are your Cape Town One Stop Adventure Shop. Contact us for all your outdoor adventure needs and rest assured of an... more » Owner description: We are your Cape Town One Stop Adventure Shop. Contact us for all your outdoor adventure needs and rest assured of an experience of a lifetime. Shark cage diving, tandem skydiving, tandem paragliding, quad biking, sand boarding, helicopter flights, safaris or even an awesome abseil from Table Mountain. We will even give good local advice and book your accommodation. Let us make your experience in Cape Town an enjoyable one and contact us as soon as you can. « less
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Ranked #22 of 446 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Amusement/ Theme Parks; Tours
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Ranked #23 of 446 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Equestrian Trails
Owner description: Horse About Trails offers magnificent horse trails and activities in the Western Cape. Just over an hour from Cape Town,... more » Owner description: Horse About Trails offers magnificent horse trails and activities in the Western Cape. Just over an hour from Cape Town, situated in the majestic Witzenberg Valley, we are conveniently located between the towns of Tulbagh, Wolseley and Ceres, with Riebeek Kasteel and Worcester within easy reach and en route to Citrusdal and the Route62.Take a step back in time on one of our scenic trails in the foothills of the majestic Witzenberg Mountains, through vineyards, forests and farmland, set against a backdrop of arresting beauty.Our horse riding trails are suitable for all levels of rider. Experience the magic of a moonlight ride or book a romantic picnic after your horse ride. Ask about our Horse Riding Holidays. « less
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Ranked #24 of 446 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #25 of 446 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos
Owner description: Founded in 1994, The Knysna Elephant Park was the first facility in South Africa to house and care for orphaned African... more » Owner description: Founded in 1994, The Knysna Elephant Park was the first facility in South Africa to house and care for orphaned African elephants. The first orphaned calves (from a culling operation in the Kruger National Park) named Harry and Sally, after the famous movie of the time, remain part of the KEP family today: Harry as the dominant bull and Sally as the matriarch of the herd. Since 1994, we have cared for and raised more than thirty elephants. These animals include relocated animals, orphaned calves, elephants rescued from culls and ex-circus animals. Some have become part of the KEP herd, others have moved onto other reserves and facilities in the Western and Eastern Cape, taking in to cognizance their personalities, bonds with other animals and welfare needs. The present KEP herd numbers nine - the largest domesticated matriarchal herd in the country. Your elephant encounter begins starts in our Interpretation Centre where you are introduced to our elephants, through beautiful photographic and informative displays. Here you can also book an elephant-back ride, a sunrise walk with the elephants or special exclusive sundowner tour. A short video presentation gives you further insight into the Park and its elephant-orientated missions and goals, before you enter the Park to meet the elephants. Our facilities are world class and our style of management ensures that our elephants interact with guests on their own terms. Within this habitat, we call a "controlled, free-range" environment, our daily tours offer guests the opportunity to get up close and personal with our elephants; but still gives the elephants to some freedom and choice. Guests may remain with the elephants as long as they wish, before being transported back to the Restaurant and Curio Shop. A Photography Department is also available for guests to purchase personalized photos and DVD's of their Extraordinary Elephant Encounter - making your memories last a lifetime! Our newly refurbished night quarters consist of a large covered elephant boma, which leads into an outdoor fenced camp. For an animal that can eat for up to 18 hours a day, this arrangement allows our elephants to exhibit a large variety of behaviours during the night. They are able to choose where they want to sleep - indoors or outdoors; who they want to interact with, as well as where and what they want to eat. This again contributes to one of the highest quality captive elephant management styles in South Africa. Our elephant boma and night camp are viewed from above by our Elephant Lodge guests, another first for South Africa...nowhere else in the country can you 'sleep' with elephants The need for research was recognized by The Knysna Elephant Park who then created the African Elephant Research Unit (AERU, est. 2009), aimed at improving the management and welfare of captive elephants throughout South Africa. Visitors to the park are privileged to have a close-up and personal encounter with these gentle giants, and leave having gained a healthy respect for these wonderful animals, as well as a better understanding of the African elephant and their plight across the continent. EXTRAORDINARY ENCOUNTERS - BE TOUCHED BY AN ELEPHANT « less
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Ranked #26 of 446 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Camp's Bay Beach (Camps Bay)
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$3* and up
Ranked #27 of 446 attractions in Western Cape
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
Owner description: Just up Kloof Nek Road from the center of town is this thriving beach community. Plenty of trendy nightclubs, shops and cafes... more » Owner description: Just up Kloof Nek Road from the center of town is this thriving beach community. Plenty of trendy nightclubs, shops and cafes bring diners and shoppers, while tranquil seas and fine white sand draw sun worshippers and swimmers. « less
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Ranked #28 of 446 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Nature and Parks
Owner description: The urban park was one of the legacy projects of the FIFA World Cup 2010. The area is adjacent to the Cape Town Stadium and... more » Owner description: The urban park was one of the legacy projects of the FIFA World Cup 2010. The area is adjacent to the Cape Town Stadium and has stunning views of both the stadium as well as Signal Hill. Lovely place to bring the kids to excercise or to have a picnic. It is also a learning experience for young and old. The garden is separated into ‘People and Plants’, ‘Wetlands’ and ‘Discovering Biodiversity’. The park hours are from 7 to 7 with visible security. « less
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Ranked #29 of 446 attractions in Western Cape
Category: National Parks; Nature and Parks
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Abseil Africa (Table Mountain National Park)
Ranked #30 of 446 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Other
Owner description: Awesome views surround this rappelling experience into vertical space from atop Table Mountain. A must for true adventurers... more » Owner description: Awesome views surround this rappelling experience into vertical space from atop Table Mountain. A must for true adventurers and thrill seekers. « less
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