• Table Mountain Aerial Cableway - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Table Mountain Aerial Cableway - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Table Mountain Aerial Cableway allows visitors to experience the best views of Cape Town as they travel to the top of Table Mountain.

  • Cape Peninsula - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Cape Peninsula - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Explore the stunning coastline of South Africa as you navigate the incredible Cape Peninsula. See where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet and revel in the natural beauty of this incredible destination.

  • Table Mountain - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Table Mountain - Cape Town, Western Cape

    A coming together of cultures, cuisines and landscapes, there's nowhere quite like the Mother City, a singularly beautiful metropolis crowned by the magnificent Table Mountain National Park. Welcome to Cape Town.

  • Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront - Cape Town, Western Cape

    The Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront buzzes with activity at all hours of the day. This bustling harbor - built in the late 19th century by Queen Victoria's second son, Alfred - has acted as the stopover point for European ships for centuries. Today, the waterfront caters to tourists and residents alike, boasting beautiful views of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean, and a wide array of shopping venues, restaurants, and notable attractions, like the Springbok Experience Rugby Museum. This is also the jumping off point for whale-watching tours and excursions to Robben Island. When the sun sets, the V & A Waterfront comes alive with music flowing out over the ships as steadily as cocktails are poured into glasses at the neighborhood's many bars.

  • Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront - Cape Town, Western Cape

    The Cape Wheel, which provides panoramic views of Cape Town from its cabins.

  • Cape Wheel - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Cape Wheel - Cape Town, Western Cape

    The Cape Wheel offers 30 fully enclosed air conditioned cabins that will take you 40 meters above the ground in safety and comfort on the four revolution ride.

  • Cape Wheel - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Cape Wheel - Cape Town, Western Cape

    South Africa’s first observation wheel right in the Mother City .

  • Cape Wheel - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Cape Wheel - Cape Town, Western Cape

  • Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront - Cape Town, Western Cape

  • Victoria Wharf - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Victoria Wharf - Cape Town, Western Cape

  • Victoria Wharf - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Victoria Wharf - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Exclusive shops, cosy eateries and informal "barrow" stalls give this shopping center a festive, market-day feel.

  • Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront - Cape Town, Western Cape

    The captivating V&A Waterfront.

  • Long Street - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Long Street - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Patrons enjoying drinks and lively conversations along Long Street.

  • Beer House - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Beer House - Cape Town, Western Cape

    The original and the vanguard of the Beer Revolution. Welcome to Beerhouse, where you can enjoy the finest selection of beer in Africa (and our food is pretty good, too). We have 99 bottles of beer on our wall, and over 25 of the finest beers on tap. We are committed to a beer, food and service offering that sets the industry standard, with staff who are the most knowledgeable and passionate you’ve ever encountered.

  • Truth Coffee Roasting - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Truth Coffee Roasting - Cape Town, Western Cape

    There are few cafes in the world as stunning as Truth Coffee Roasting, a "steampunk inspired" artisan coffee shop that is filled from top to bottom with metal piping and quirky old machinery. But people don't just flock there for the decor - the coffee is all hand-roasted in a vintage cast iron drum, and the company supplies many of South Africa's top hotels.

  • The staff were very friendly and their costumes were excellent.

  • Truth Coffee Roasting - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Truth Coffee Roasting - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Voted the world's best coffee shop by the Daily Telegraph for a second year in a row, Truth Coffee Roasting gives you the joy to taste the extraordinary.

  • South Africa Flag - Cape Town, Western Cape

    South Africa Flag - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Adopted on April 27, 1994, the flag of South Africa was designed to symbolize unity. The red, white and blue colors were taken from the colors of the Boer Republics. The yellow, black and green are taken from the African National Congress (ANC) flag.

  • District Six Museum - Cape Town, Western Cape

    District Six Museum - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Established in 1994, the District Six Museum commemorates and educates visitors about the people of District Six. During the first half of the 20th century, this part of town was home to one tenth of the city's population. But in 1966 when apartheid was in full swing, District Six was declared a "white" neighborhood, and more than 60,000 people were forced to move to the shanty towns established in Cape Flats, a barren area on the outskirts of the city. The museum memorializes these displaced citizens with exhibits that recount their stories and inform visitors about social justice. Visitors can also take a guided tour of the district, led by one of the District Six Museum Foundation's informative guides.

  • Greenmarket Square - Western, Cape

    Greenmarket Square - Western, Cape

    Located just a short walk from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Greenmarket Square is one of South Africa's oldest public squares. Originally a slave market, this cobblestone plaza now fills with local vendors selling everything from painted fabrics to hand-crafted trinkets.

  • Greenmarket Square - Western, Cape

    Greenmarket Square - Western, Cape

    Colorful handmade baskets made out of telephone wires.

  • Bo-Kaap - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Bo-Kaap - Cape Town, Western Cape

    It may be one of the most photographed areas of the Mother City, but brightly painted houses and quaint cobbled streets aren’t the only reasons to visit the Bo Kaap. This part of Cape Town is packed full of history and culture.

  • Bo-Kaap - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Bo-Kaap - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Today, the area is still known for its vibrant history and blending of creeds; a cocktail which visitors often find fascinating and unforgettable.

  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Resting on the eastern slope of Table Mountain, the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens welcome thousands of visitors from around the world each year that come to explore the gardens' 89 acres.

  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Kirstenbosch houses more than 7,000 species of indigenous species, many of them rare or threatened. As you peruse the gardens' colorful plant life, keep your eyes peeled for stunning sculptures scattered throughout the grounds.

  • South Africa Wineries - Stellenbosch, Western Cape

    South Africa Wineries - Stellenbosch, Western Cape

    Cape Town has become one of the most-visited cities on the African continent—with countless beaches and mountains to boast about on Instagram. But just outside the city lies another awesome attraction: the Cape Winelands, home to some of the most prestigious wineries on the planet.

  • Coastline of South Africa - Cape Peninsula, Western Cape

    Coastline of South Africa - Cape Peninsula, Western Cape

    Explore the stunning coastline of South Africa as you navigate the incredible Cape Peninsula. See where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet and revel in the natural beauty of this incredible destination. This awe-inspiring trip highlights one of South Africa's most iconic destinations and allows travelers to escape the streets of Cape Town in favor of epic natural landscapes. Travel to Cape Point and Boulders Beach, as well as Cape Peninsula, where you'll get picturesque ocean views and enjoy a special encounter with Africa's only penguin colony.

  • Coastline of South Africa - Cape Peninsula, Western Cape

    Coastline of South Africa - Cape Peninsula, Western Cape

    Explore the natural treasures of Cape Peninsula and Cape Point on a full-day tour from Cape Town.

  • Chacma Baboons - Cape Peninsula, Western Cape

    Chacma Baboons - Cape Peninsula, Western Cape

    Few large cities in the world can boast such natural splendor as South Africa’s Cape Town—lauded not only for its dramatic mountain and coastal landscapes but also for the wildlife living in and around it. Some of its most visible and intriguing creatures are roughly 500 chacma baboons. According to the official Guide to South Africa website, 11 troops of the baboons (a species widely present in southern Africa) are found from the Tokai Forest in the city’s southern suburbs to Table Mountain National Park. The troops vary from a few individuals to gangs of more than a hundred.

  •  Chacma Baboons - Cape Peninsula, Western Cape

    Chacma Baboons - Cape Peninsula, Western Cape

  • Welcome to Boulders - Home of the African Penguin - Cape Peninsula, Western Cape

    Welcome to Boulders - Home of the African Penguin - Cape Peninsula, Western Cape

    When it comes to picture-postcard beaches in Cape Town, you're spoilt for choice, but Boulders Beach offers up something the others don't – African Penguins!

  • Welcome to Boulders - Home of the African Penguin - Cape Peninsula, Western Cape

    Welcome to Boulders - Home of the African Penguin - Cape Peninsula, Western Cape

    The beautiful Boulders Beach is one of Cape Town’s most visited beaches and the only place in the world where you get close to African Penguins.

  • Welcome to Boulders - Home of the African Penguin - Cape Peninsula, Western Cape

    Welcome to Boulders - Home of the African Penguin - Cape Peninsula, Western Cape

    In 1982 a couple of these little crowd-pleasers settled on the soft white sand between the large granite boulders that protect the beach from wind and large, stormy waves, and currently the population is estimated between 2,000 and 3,000 birds. Sadly the African Penguin has been classified as an endangered species, due to things like over-fishing, habitat destruction, pollution, and irresponsible tourism activities, and the Boulders Beach colony has also felt the effect, with numbers dwindling over the last couple of years.

  • Langa Township - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Langa Township - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Langa is a township and suburb of Cape Town. It was established in 1927 in terms of the 1923 Urban Areas Act. Langa is one of the many areas in South Africa that were designated for Black Africans before the apartheid era. Townships are a bitter legacy of the Apartheid era. They are urban areas on the periphery of cities designated for black and other non-white people. Black people were evicted from their properties in designated “white only” neighborhoods and were forced to move in the Townships. Dormitories were also set up in Townships to provide labor for white people. In recent years, the township has started to be rejuvenated as the government has invested in improved infrastructure.

  • Langa Township - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Langa Township - Cape Town, Western Cape

    The Langa tour takes you into the life of the township, its people, and teaches you about its culture and how things are done in the community. Tours are all about interaction, getting to know the community and to better understand the dynamics and the people.

  • Langa Township - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Langa Township - Cape Town, Western Cape

    During a township tour, you’ll experience Langa and meet many people who are making a difference in the community - including "Shooter," a friendly gentleman I met and spoke with in Langa.

  • Robben Island - Western Cape

    Robben Island - Western Cape

    "On behalf of our family, we're deeply humbled to stand where men of such courage faced down injustice and refused to yield. The world is grateful for the heroes of Robben Island, who remind us that no shackles or cells can match the strength of the human spirit." U.S. President Barack Obama's message in the visitors' book on Robben Island, June 30, 2013

  • Robben Island - Western Cape

    Robben Island - Western Cape

    Robben Island’s allure lies in its rich and wretched history. South Africa’s first democratically elected president – Nelson Mandela – spent 18 years of his 27 years in prison on Robben Island. Easily the most famous of the island’s political prisoners, Mandela was by no means the island’s only notable inmate – South African presidents Kgalema Motlanthe and Jacob Zuma also spent time there.

  • Robben Island - Western Cape

    Robben Island - Western Cape

    Nelson Mandela disappeared from the world with the reputation of a charismatic but often boastful lawyer, a keen boxer and ladies’ man who did not have the temperament to remain undetected for long when he went underground. He returned a dignified old man who had won the respect of his captors, so much so that they were anxious to negotiate the hand-over of power to him. Thanks to Mandela’s imprisonment there, Robben Island is now a World Heritage Site, but when visitors see the conditions in which he was held, few find it easy to imagine how he retained his sanity, let alone triumphed over his oppression.

  • Drakenstein Correctional Centre - Paarl, Western Cape

    Drakenstein Correctional Centre - Paarl, Western Cape

    “Journeying to Robben Island was like going to another country,” Mandela wrote in his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom. “Its isolation made it not simply another prison, but a world of its own.”

  • Cape Town Stadium - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Cape Town Stadium - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Cape Town Stadium was built to serve as a playing venue for the 2010 World Cup. Construction of the stadium started in March 2007, and came at a cost of R$4.4 billion.

  •  Cape Town Stadium - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Cape Town Stadium - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Cape Town Stadium officially opened on the 14th of December 2009 with a formal opening ceremony. The first match was played on 23 January 2010 between Ajax Cape Town and (South African) Santos FC.

  • Table Mountain Aerial Cableway - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Table Mountain Aerial Cableway - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Easily the city's most recognizable landmark, Table Mountain towers over Cape Town just south of the city center. Having earned its name from its unique, flat-topped shape, the mountain is the most popular attraction found within Table Mountain National Park.

  • Table Mountain Aerial Cableway - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Table Mountain Aerial Cableway - Cape Town, Western Cape

    The 65-passenger rotating cable car, imported from Switzerland, runs from the Lower Station in Tafelberg Road to the top of Table Mountain. The floor rotates throughout the 5-minute ride to the top, giving everyone a 360˚ view.

  • Table Mountain Aerial Cableway - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Table Mountain Aerial Cableway - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Table Mountain, an official New 7 Wonder of Nature, is one of South Africa’s premier tourist attractions.

  • Table Mountain Aerial Cableway - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Table Mountain Aerial Cableway - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Enjoying the view! It might look a bit like a large guinea pig or rabbit with very short ears, but the rock hyrax is neither. Instead, the hyrax has similar teeth, toes, and skull structures to that of an elephant’s. More importantly, the hyrax shares an ancestor with the elephant. The hyrax’s strong molars grind up tough vegetation, and two large incisor teeth grow out to be tiny tusks, just like an elephant’s.

  • NAC Helicopters - Cape Town, Western Cape

    NAC Helicopters - Cape Town, Western Cape

    Cape Town, South Africa is the quintessential melting pot. It's a city alive with creativity, color, sounds and tastes. While walking through the streets and meeting its people, you will fall in love with its natural beauty, creative freedom and incredible spirit. Cape Town is a place where the unexpected is always just around the corner.

  • NAC Helicopters - Cape Town, Western Cape

    NAC Helicopters - Cape Town, Western Cape

    The view of Table Mountain is simply spectacular.

South Africa - Cape Town and Cape Peninsula