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Things to do in Western Cape

 

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HintHunt South Africa (Cape Town Central)
Ranked #1 of 417 attractions in Western Cape
Owner description: HintHunt is a new simple and fun escape game, designed for small groups of 3-6 people. You get 60 minutes to climb a mountain... more » Owner description: HintHunt is a new simple and fun escape game, designed for small groups of 3-6 people. You get 60 minutes to climb a mountain of puzzles and mysteries in a tiny room. The goal is simple yet challenging: get out in time! Else ... You could be trapped inside forever! During this engaging and challenging game team members truly live and breathe in union for an hour. « less
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Robberg Nature Reserve (Plettenberg Bay)
Ranked #2 of 417 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Table Mountain (Cape Town Central)
Ranked #3 of 417 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Mountains; Lookouts; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; National Parks

Cape Town is one of the world's best  cities and Table Mountain helps put it there and must visit even if you go by cable car. There are many routes to get up the mountain but for... more »

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Ranked #4 of 417 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Dinner Theaters
Owner description: An unforgettable evening of live music and traditional South African food in the intimate setting of the home of the... more » Owner description: An unforgettable evening of live music and traditional South African food in the intimate setting of the home of the performers. « less
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Table Mountain National Park (Cape Town Central)
Ranked #5 of 417 attractions in Western Cape
Category: National Parks
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Ranked #6 of 417 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Gardens
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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Cape of Good Hope (Table Mountain National Park)
Ranked #7 of 417 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Geologic Formations; Bridges
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Cape Point (Simon's Town)
Ranked #8 of 417 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #9 of 417 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Trams
Cape Town Mountain’s cable cars are a popular way to see some panoramic views.
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Ranked #10 of 417 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Scenic Drives
This 9 km route runs between Houts Bay and Noordhoek.
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Ranked #11 of 417 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; National Parks; Hiking Trails; Castles; 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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Ranked #12 of 417 attractions in Western Cape
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Specialty 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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Franschhoek Pass (Franschhoek)
Ranked #13 of 417 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Scenic Drives
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Lion's Head (Cape Town Central)
Ranked #14 of 417 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Mountains
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Swartberg Pass (Oudtshoorn)
Ranked #15 of 417 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Scenic Drives
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Radical Raptors (Plettenberg Bay)
Ranked #16 of 417 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: RADICAL RAPTORS is a rehabilitation centre that aims at community awareness, and the rescue, rehabilitation and release of... more » Owner description: RADICAL RAPTORS is a rehabilitation centre that aims at community awareness, and the rescue, rehabilitation and release of birds of prey. Flying displays: a variety of trained non-releasable birds of prey are free flown around and to you as an opportunity for you to spectate, participate and photograph these magnificent birds in natural surroundings.Show Times: 11am, 1pm, 3pm Closed Mondays except public and school holidays « less
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Ranked #17 of 417 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Tours; Educational Sites; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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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Knysna Heads (Knysna)
Ranked #18 of 417 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Geologic Formations
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Ranked #19 of 417 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos

The Knysna Elephant Park is situated outside of Knysna, on the way to Plettenberg Bay. Upon arrival, visitors can head to reception to book a time when they will be taken to the... more »

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Birds of Eden (The Crags)
Ranked #20 of 417 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Birds of Eden in South Africa is the largest single dome free-flight aviary in the World. This forested sanctuary is home to... more » Owner description: Birds of Eden in South Africa is the largest single dome free-flight aviary in the World. This forested sanctuary is home to over 3,000 birds of around 220 species. Birds of Eden is situated in The Crags 16km East of Plettenberg Bay (next to Monkeyland in South Africa) off the N2. « less
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Ranked #21 of 417 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Trails
Owner description: The Green Mountain Trail is a four day hiking trail around the Green Mountain in the Overberg region of the Western... more » Owner description: The Green Mountain Trail is a four day hiking trail around the Green Mountain in the Overberg region of the Western Cape.Traversing a tapestry of fynbos and fruit farms this slackpack trail offers fine food and comfortable overnights in the Cape Winelands of South Africa. Accommodation is in four star country guesthouses. Delicious , wholesome meals are provided throughout.The trail meanders around the Groenlandberg, part of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. Guided by THETA accredited guides you learn about the biodiversity and the history of the area. Swimming in rock pools and dams on a hot day is as refreshing for the body as it is for the soul.The Green Mountain Trail is a moderate walking trail with distances varying between 11kms and 18kms each day. The effort level, as gauged by Slackpacker S.A., is set at 3.5 with 5 being the most difficult.The trail traverses privately-owned land. All landowners are members of the Green Mountain Eco Route, the world’s first biodiversity wine route, and part of the region’s efforts to conserve the environment and promote responsible tourism. All members are Biodiversity Wine Initiative champions. This enlightened initiative unites conservation and agricultural development in a complementary, mutually beneficial manner. As part of the Green Mountain Trail’s social responsibility programme, hikers are encouraged to Walk with an Alien, a project in which a personalised walking stick is carved from alien vegetation by local communities. « less
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Ranked #22 of 417 attractions in Western Cape
Category: 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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Langa Township (Cape Town Central)
Ranked #23 of 417 attractions in Western Cape
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Neighborhoods
Owner description: Langa is a suburb of Cape Town that was established and designated for Black Africans before apartheid. It is a culturally... more » Owner description: Langa is a suburb of Cape Town that was established and designated for Black Africans before apartheid. It is a culturally and historically important urban area. « less
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Cape Point Nature Reserve (Cape Town Central)
Ranked #24 of 417 attractions in Western Cape
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Simola Golf (Knysna)
Ranked #25 of 417 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Golf Courses
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Ranked #26 of 417 attractions in Western Cape
Category: National Parks
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Camp's Bay Beach (Camps Bay)
Ranked #27 of 417 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 417 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Military Museums
Owner description: A Military Museum dedicated to the experience of the individual soldier. His story, uniform and equipment. The only kind in... more » Owner description: A Military Museum dedicated to the experience of the individual soldier. His story, uniform and equipment. The only kind in South Africa. Guided personal tours for small groups. A very unique experience in Hermanus. “There is no glamour in war, only permanent memories and nightmares for those who were there”Enjoy this experience in conjunction with the historical menu and ambience of De Voorskooten Café.Open 08:00 – 16:00, Tuesday - Sunday « less
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Signal Hill (Cape Town Central)
Ranked #29 of 417 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Mountains
Owner description: Signal Hill is so named because it was a site for flying flags to communicate weather conditions, thus providing opportune... more » Owner description: Signal Hill is so named because it was a site for flying flags to communicate weather conditions, thus providing opportune vistas of spectacular views. « less
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Old Biscuit Mill (Cape Town Central)
Ranked #30 of 417 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Flea/ Street Markets
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