Cape Town and Peninsula

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  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

    1. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

    Newlands | Garden/Arboretum

    Spectacular in each season, these world-famous gardens showcase stunning South African flora in a magnificent setting, extending up the eastern...Read More

    Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
  • 2. Angsana Spa

    Newlands | Spa–Sight

    Spas are obviously big business these days, with most top hotels outsourcing this service, and the wellness element at the elegant Vineyard...Read More

  • 3. Buitenverwachting

    Constantia | Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    Once part of Dutch governor Simon van der Stel's original Constantia farm, Buitenverwachting (which means "beyond expectation" and is roughly...Read More

  • 4. Buitenverwachting

    Constantia | Restaurant–Sight

    Buitenverwachting serves great picnic lunches during the summer months (November–April) under the oaks on the estate's lawns. It's an idyllic...Read More

  • 5. Chapman's Peak Drive

    Scenic Drive/Tour

    Rock slides and unstable cliff faces mean this fantastically scenic drive can often be closed for maintenance, as it was for the greater part...Read More

  • 6. Ginkgo Spa & Wellness at Steenberg Hotel

    Tokai | Spa–Sight

    A warm welcome and cup of chai starts you off at this relatively small spa, distinguished among five Ginkgo locations for its attention to detail...Read More

  • 7. Groot Constantia

    Constantia | Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    The town of Constantia takes its name from the wine estate established here in 1685 by Simon van der Stel, one of the first Dutch governors...Read More

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  • 8. Hout Bay Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Cradled in a lovely bay of the same name and guarded by a 1,000-foot peak known as the Sentinel, Hout Bay is the center of Cape Town's crayfishing...Read More

  • 9. Irma Stern Museum

    Rosebank | Museum/Gallery

    This small but wonderful museum is dedicated to the works and art collection of Irma Stern (1894–1966), one of South Africa's greatest painters...Read More

  • 10. Klein Constantia

    Constantia | Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    Klein (rhymes with "stain") means "small" in Afrikaans and indicates the relative size of this portion of Simon van der Stel's original 17th...Read More

  • 11. Llandudno Beach

    Llandudno | Beach–Sight

    Die-hard fans return to this beach again and again, and who can blame them? Its setting, among giant boulders at the base of a mountain, is...Read More

  • 12. Rhodes Memorial

    Rondebosch | Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    Rhodes served as prime minister of the Cape from 1890 to 1896. He made his fortune in the Kimberley diamond rush, but his greatest dream was...Read More

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  • 13. Rhodes Memorial Restaurant

    Rondebosch | Restaurant–Sight

    The Rhodes Memorial Restaurant, tucked under towering pines behind the memorial, is a pleasant spot that serves breakfast, tea, and a light...Read More

  • 14. Tokai Arboretum

    Tokai | House/Mansion/Villa

    This gorgeous and tranquil national forest is planted with hundreds of tree species from all over the world, including Californian redwoods...Read More

  • 15. World of Birds

    Zoo/Aquarium

    Here you can walk through aviaries housing 450 species of indigenous and exotic birds, including eagles, vultures, penguins, and flamingos....Read More

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