Cape Town and Peninsula

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  • 1. Blouberg Beach

    Blouberg | Beach–Sight

    Blouberg is divided into two parts: Big Bay, which hosts surfing and windsurfing contests, and Little Bay, better suited to sunbathers, rock...Read More

  • Boulders Beach

    2. Boulders Beach

    Beach–Sight

    This series of small coves lies among giant granite boulders on the southern outskirts of Simon's Town. Part of Table Mountain National Park...Read More

    Boulders Beach
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  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

    3. 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
  • Two Oceans Aquarium

    4. Two Oceans Aquarium

    Victoria and Alfred Waterfront | Zoo/Aquarium

    This aquarium is widely considered one of the finest in the world. Stunning displays reveal the marine life of the warm Indian Ocean and the...Read More

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  • 5. Fish Hoek Beach

    Beach–Sight

    With the southern corner protected from southeasters by Elsie's Peak, this sandy beach attracts retirees and families with young kids, who appreciate...Read More

  • 6. Muizenberg Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Once the fashionable resort of South African high society, this beach is now the most cosmopolitan in Cape Town, with surfers from the townships...Read More

  • 7. Scratch Patch

    Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

    At Scratch Patch, a gemstone factory about 1 km (½ mile) north of Simon's Town, you can buy and fill a bag (you pay according to the size of...Read More

  • 8. South African Museum

    Cape Town Central | Promenade/Boardwalk

    This museum has some excellent examples of rock art that will give you insight into the ancient Khoisan culture. The museum also has an interesting...Read More

  • 9. Warrior Toy Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Dinky Toys, boats, trains, soldiers, airplanes, some 4,000 model cars, and 500 dolls—what's not to like about this toy museum that is equally...Read More

  • 10. 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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