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Ranked #1 of 110 attractions in Cape Town Central
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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Ranked #2 of 110 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: National Parks
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Ranked #3 of 110 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: Trams
Cape Town Mountain’s cable cars are a popular way to see some panoramic views.
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Ranked #4 of 110 attractions in Cape Town Central
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 #5 of 110 attractions in Cape Town Central
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Ranked #6 of 110 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: Mountains
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Ranked #7 of 110 attractions in Cape Town Central
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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Ranked #8 of 110 attractions in Cape Town Central
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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Ranked #9 of 110 attractions in Cape Town Central
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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Ranked #10 of 110 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: Parks
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Ranked #11 of 110 attractions in Cape Town Central
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches

Clifton has 4 beaches, each of which is a little beach on its own, separated by boulders.  Fourth beach is the most common one.  Although the setting is idyllic, the water is cold... more »

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Ranked #12 of 110 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: Flea/ Street Markets
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Ranked #13 of 110 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums

The South African Jewish Museum narrates the story of South African Jewry from its early beginnings, set against the backdrop of South African history over a period of more than... more »

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Ranked #14 of 110 attractions in Cape Town Central
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #15 of 110 attractions in Cape Town Central
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Aquariums
Owner description: The Two Oceans Aquarium is a window into the spectacular oceans surrounding the southern African coast. Through displays... more » Owner description: The Two Oceans Aquarium is a window into the spectacular oceans surrounding the southern African coast. Through displays ranging from the small and almost fantastical Knysna seahorses, to large ragged-tooth sharks, the Aquarium holds wondrous discoveries around every corner. Be mesmerised by the swaying of the giant kelp in the aptly named Ocean Basket Kelp Forest Exhibit- one of only a handful living kelp forest displays in the world. Or come face-to-face with giant spider grabs and have an adventurous tactile experience at the Touch Pool. Be sure to visit the I&J Predator Exhibit, with its 11m long window, to view large ragged tooth sharks and shoals of silvery fish. Qualified divers can also make use of the opportunity to dive with the sharks in the I&J Predator Exhibit and the shimmering fish in the Ocean Basket Kelp Forest Exhibit. « less
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Ranked #16 of 110 attractions in Cape Town Central
Owner description: Prins & Prins was founded in 1982, and has since grown into one of South Africa's premier private & family owned jewelers.... more » Owner description: Prins & Prins was founded in 1982, and has since grown into one of South Africa's premier private & family owned jewelers. Located in the authentically restored Huguenot House (circa 1752), a visit to us is more than just shopping, it is stepping back in time. While browsing our extensive and exquisite collections of diamonds, tanzanite and other gemstones, you are surrounded by original 18th century artwork showing the grandeur of this early Cape home.Enjoy a full bodied cappuccino or a glass of fine locally produced South African wine in our private courtyard, away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, while admiring your jewellery under our ancient grapevine and the African sun.From custom design, to individually hand crafted items from our very own on-site workshop, Prins & Prins offers a full service from beginning to end. Come visit the jeweler that helped set the standards for jewellery in Cape Town. Come experience our Passion for Perfection. Come and see the best that Cape Town has to offer in terms of diamonds, tanzanite, gems and jewellery. « less
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Ranked #17 of 110 attractions in Cape Town Central
Owner description: The Springbok Experience was nominated for the International Award in the 2014 Museum + Heritage Awards in the UK after... more » Owner description: The Springbok Experience was nominated for the International Award in the 2014 Museum + Heritage Awards in the UK after opening on SA's Heritage Day in September 2013. It is a world-class, modern interactive museum telling South Africa’s story through the eyes of its most powerful sport. It's a fun and entertaining experience for the whole family and is a ‘must-do’ attraction at the heart of the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.The museum features more than 60 audiovisual displays where visitors can watch the history of South African rugby unfold, set among cases displaying historic objects such as famous trophies, jerseys, boots and other memorabilia. It makes a perfect venue for exclusive corporate events as well. And there are games for children and adults alike where they can test their kicking, passing, fitness and reaction skills in the interactive ‘Springbok Trials’ games zone.There’s also a flagship Springbok Concept Store for those who just want to shop. The Springbok Experience is a museum – but much more than that.If you’re wondering what to do in Cape Town, you must visit the Springbok Experience. « less
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Ranked #18 of 110 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: Museums
Owner description: Experience the drama of the world’s first human heart transplant performed by Prof. Chris Barnard in 1967 in the fully... more » Owner description: Experience the drama of the world’s first human heart transplant performed by Prof. Chris Barnard in 1967 in the fully restored operating theatres where the surgery took place. The fascinating and very emotional stories of the donor, recipient and medical team involved are told on a fully guided, 2 hour tour with the help of life sized silicone models and replicas of important scenes. Certainly an experience not to be missed! « less
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Ranked #19 of 110 attractions in Cape Town Central
Owner description: There is something different about this Cape Township. A tangible attitude of self help and determination. Masiphumelele is a... more » Owner description: There is something different about this Cape Township. A tangible attitude of self help and determination. Masiphumelele is a vibrant community worth a visit!Come and join The Township Sisters for a tour... « less
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Ranked #20 of 110 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: Mountains; Geologic Formations
Owner description: The Twelve Apostles is a range of mountain peaks that runs along the Cape Peninsula south of Cape Town. They form the... more » Owner description: The Twelve Apostles is a range of mountain peaks that runs along the Cape Peninsula south of Cape Town. They form the backdrop of a scenic drive along the coast. « less
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Ranked #21 of 110 attractions in Cape Town Central
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Ranked #22 of 110 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: Theaters
Owner description: The African Dance Theatre is a one hour show filled with well known African songs, fused with the distinctive beat of drums,... more » Owner description: The African Dance Theatre is a one hour show filled with well known African songs, fused with the distinctive beat of drums, zulu war dances, gumboots dances, jazz and pantsula. This energetic hour long show will take you on an African Musical journey through time. « less
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Ranked #23 of 110 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: Bodies of Water
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 #24 of 110 attractions in Cape Town Central
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 #25 of 110 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: History Museums; Museums; Specialty Museums; Historic Sites; Neighborhoods
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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Ranked #26 of 110 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: Amusement/ Theme 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 #27 of 110 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: Gardens
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Ranked #28 of 110 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: Tours

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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Ranked #29 of 110 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: Educational Sites
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Ranked #30 of 110 attractions in Cape Town Central
Category: History Museums; Observatories/ Planetariums
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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