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HintHunt South Africa (Cape Town Central)
Ranked #1 of 448 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 448 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Table Mountain National Park (Cape Town Central)
Ranked #3 of 448 attractions in Western Cape
Category: National Parks
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Table Mountain (Table Mountain National Park)
Ranked #4 of 448 attractions in Western Cape
The mountain in the middle of Cape Town offers many hikes and magnificent views in all directions.
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Ranked #5 of 448 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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Cape Point Nature Reserve (Cape Town Central)
Ranked #6 of 448 attractions in Western Cape
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Cape of Good Hope (Table Mountain National Park)
Ranked #7 of 448 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Geologic Formations; Bridges
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Ranked #8 of 448 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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Ranked #9 of 448 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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Swartberg Pass (Oudtshoorn)
Ranked #10 of 448 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Scenic Drives
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Ranked #11 of 448 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Scenic Drives
This 9 km route runs between Houts Bay and Noordhoek.
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Ranked #12 of 448 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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Cape Point (Simon's Town)
Ranked #13 of 448 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Franschhoek Pass (Franschhoek)
Ranked #14 of 448 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Scenic Drives
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Lion's Head (Cape Town Central)
Ranked #15 of 448 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Mountains
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Ranked #16 of 448 attractions in Western Cape
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 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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Knysna Heads (Knysna)
Ranked #17 of 448 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Geologic Formations
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Radical Raptors (Plettenberg Bay)
Ranked #18 of 448 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 #19 of 448 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 #20 of 448 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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Fynbos Trail (Overberg District)
Ranked #21 of 448 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Trails
Owner description: The Fynbos trail is a unique nature experience in the heart of the Cape floral Kingdom that can be undertaken as a fully... more » Owner description: The Fynbos trail is a unique nature experience in the heart of the Cape floral Kingdom that can be undertaken as a fully guided and catered slack packing trail or as a self-guided and catered trail. The trail has a two or three night option and takes hikers along a beautiful stretch of trail through coastal and mountain fynbos, remote forests and visits some fascinating environmental and social projects along the way. « less
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Birds of Eden (The Crags)
Ranked #22 of 448 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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Black Horse Trails (Wilderness)
Ranked #23 of 448 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: At the base of the majestic Outeniqua mountains in the Wilderness, lies our little charming horse ranch, Black Horse Trails.... more » Owner description: At the base of the majestic Outeniqua mountains in the Wilderness, lies our little charming horse ranch, Black Horse Trails. We are a relaxed and friendly bunch with whom you can enjoy a precious few hours of your holiday time, in a true animal crazy environment.The beautiful Friesian horse is our breed of choice for our trail riding due to their friendly, easy going temperaments and good manners.We have suitable steeds for any level of experience you may or may not have on a horses back, everyone is welcome! « less
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Ranked #24 of 448 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 #25 of 448 attractions in Western Cape
Category: National Parks
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Ranked #26 of 448 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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Camp's Bay Beach (Camps Bay)
Ranked #27 of 448 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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Franschhoek Wine Tram (Franschhoek)
Ranked #28 of 448 attractions in Western Cape
Category: Trams
Owner description: Discover the Vineyards of Franschhoek. The Franschhoek Wine Tram hop-on hop-off tour is one of the best ways to discover the... more » Owner description: Discover the Vineyards of Franschhoek. The Franschhoek Wine Tram hop-on hop-off tour is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of the Franschhoek Valley - picturesque vineyards, breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine, fine wines and a 300 year history. Tour Experience:Passengers aboard the hop-on hop-off tour will experience a unique and leisurely way to see the Franschhoek Valley as they journey through rolling vineyards in an open-side tram and open-air tram-bus stopping in at some of South Africa's oldest and most distinguished wine estates.A combination of tram and tram-bus will transport you around a loop of stops allowing you to hop-off at each stop and experience the activities on offer, be it wine tasting, a cellar tour, lunch or simply a stroll through the vineyards and when you are ready, hop-on to continue the tour. The tour takes you right into the heart of the Franschhoek Valley, with a commentary guided tour and unparalleled views of the valley and vineyards. « less
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Signal Hill (Cape Town Central)
Ranked #29 of 448 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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Langa Township (Cape Town Central)
Ranked #30 of 448 attractions in Western Cape
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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