Cape Town Attractions Guide

Where do I buy my money saving Table Mountain Aerial Cableway SINGLE RETURN TRIP Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden YacoobYachts SUNSET CRUISE (90 MINS) Cape Point Nature Reserve SINGLE ENTRY YacoobYachts TOMMY TUGBOAT HARBOUR CRUISE (30 MIN) YacoobYachts JOLLY RODGER PIRATE BOAT The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company has been providing visitors with a world-class experience since October 4, 1929. Before the Cableway was established, the only way up Cape Town’s iconic mountain was by foot. The Cableway has transported over 24-million people to the summit of Table Mountain. Each of the two cable cars can carry 65 people, the floor of the circular cabin rotates to allow travellers 360° views. The operation of the cableway is weather dependant. Get latest info from the website Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch, against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain. Kirstenbosch was established in 1913 to promote, conserve and display the extraordinarily rich and diverse flora of southern Africa, and was the first botanic garden in the world to be devoted to a country’s indigenous flora. It is the first botanic garden in the world to be included within a natural World Heritage Site. A cruise on one of our vessels, taking in Cape Town’s breath taking coastline, viewing a myriad of marine life including whales and dolphins in season, the opportunity to take photographs of Cape Town’s icon from a different perspective and a stopover at the world famous Clifton beach makes this an essential addition to any itinerary when visiting Cape Town. Our two sleek and sedate catamarans, the Tigresse and Ameera, are ideally suited to romantic sunset cruises accompanied by local sparkling wines taking in views of our beautiful coastline. Rich in cultural and natural heritage this is one of the top tourist destinations in South Africa. Due to the variety of wildlife that occurs here it is the only section of the TMNP that is fenced and visitors should look out for Eland, Red Hartebeest, Bontebok and Zebra. IMPORTANT:You must pickup original tickets from Beach Hut (Ice Cream parlour) in Simon’s Town, approximately 200m from the entrance to the Boulders Penguin Colony or from the Cape Point Ostrich farm (close to Cape Point entrance). The animated Tommy the Tugboat offers a more sedate fun guided tour of Cape Town’s working harbour including trips to see seals on wheels and the fishing fleets that make the harbour their home. The harbour tour is very informative as the tour includes Break Water; Seals on Wheels; Victoria & Alfred basin and Port Control. The Jolly Roger, the only pirate boat in South Africa, offers the young at heart an authentic adventure-filled experience. ADDRESS: Table Mountain Cable Way, Lower Station, Cape Town PHONE: + 27 21 424 8181 HOURS: Daily 08:30am-7pm SINGLE ENTRY ADDRESS: 99 Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town PHONE: +27 21 799 8783 HOURS: (Sep-Mar) Mon-Sun 8am-7pm (Apr-Aug) Mon-Sun 8am-6pm Bikes’ NWines EARLY MORNING COASTAL ROAD BIKE TOUR (40-80KM) Pushed for time, but still want to stretch the legs on one of the most scenic and iconic stretches of road South Africa has to offer. Book this private guided early morning cycle, and revel in the beauty of Chapmans Peak Drive, the 12 Apostles stretch, with the sting in the tail - Suikerbossie Hill for those who enjoy a challenging hillclimb. Must be capable of 50km on a Road / Racing Bike. Bookings Essential ADDRESS: 32 Loop Street, Cape Town PHONE: +27 21 823 8790 Mon-Fri ADDRESS: Shop 7a, Quay 5, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town PHONE: +27 21 421 0909 HOURS: Daily, telephone for scheduled departure times ADDRESS: Cape Point Road, Cape Point National Park PHONE: +27 21 780 9204 HOURS: (Apr-Sep) 7am-5pm (Oct-Mar) 6am-6pm Drumbeat Charters SEAL ISLAND CRUISE (40MIN) - bookings preferable Join our boat cruise to Duiker Island to see thousands of Cape Fur Seals in their natural environment and some of the most spectacular scenery the Cape Peninsula has to offer.While aboard you are surrounded with breath-taking scenery of the famous Chapmans Peak Drive and the Sentinel Mountain. Drumbeat II has been purposefully designed and built in Cape Town for the sea and weather conditions off the Cape coast. ADDRESS: Hout Bay Harbour, Cape Town PHONE: +27 21 791 4441 HOURS: 7:50, 8:30, 9:15, 10, 10:45am, 3:30pm ADDRESS: Shop 7a, Quay 5, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town PHONE: +27 21 421 0909 HOURS: Daily, telephone for scheduled departure times Mile by Mile City Tours ½ DAY CITY TOUR (booking essential) Enjoy one of the most popular tours in South Africa, the Cape Town city tour. Highlights: Visit the V&A Waterfront, Drive through Camps bay and Clifton, Visit Bo-kaap & Cape Malay Quarter Company gardens & South African Museum, Castle of the Cape Of Good Hope, Short Diamond factory tour. ADDRESS: V&A Information Centre, Waterfront, Cape Town milesby PHONE: +27 21 418 0907 HOURS: Daily 8am-9am Return 12:30pm Groot Constantia Estate SINGLE ENTRY CELLAR TOUR & WINE TASTING Groot Constantia’s revered history tells us how a man’s love of wine established the first wine farm in South Africa. Commander Simon van der Stel of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) arrived at the Cape supply station in 1679. There he learnt the art of wine and brandy making which he was soon to implement here in the Cape. Enjoy a 45-60 minute guided tour through our modern cellar, followed by a wine tasting and audio visual screening. Juice served to all those 8 to 18 years of age. ADDRESS: Groot Constantia Estate, Constantia, Cape Town. PHONE: +27 21 794 5128 HOURS: Daily - every hour on the hour 10am-6pm ? Customer Support +27 10 500 1956 | TOP ATTRACTIONS TOURS AND CRUISES ADDRESS: Shop 7a, Quay 5, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town PHONE: +27 21 421 0909 HOURS: Daily, telephone for scheduled departure times 1 4 2 3 Castle of Good Hope SINGLE ENTRY GUIDED TOUR The Castle of Good Hope has been the centre of life at the Cape since its inception in January 1666. It has survived many challenges in its time and was constantly under threat of being demolished for personal and materialistic gain. From 1678 it was the centre of civilian, administrative and military life at the Cape, until the settlement grew and some functions and activities moved away from the Castle. ADDRESS: Buitenkant Street, opp. Grand Parade, Cape Town PHONE: +27 21 787 1260 HOURS: Daily Guided Tours depart 11am, 12 & 2pm every day. Key Ceremony Mon-Fri 9am & 2pm 2 HISTORIC BUILDINGS & MUSEUMS Bo-Kaap Museum SINGLE ENTRY GUIDED TOUR The Bo-Kaap Museum, situated in the historic area that became home to many Muslims and freed slaves after the abolition of slavery, showcases local Islamic culture and heritage. The Bo-Kaap itself is well worth a visit. Colourful houses, steep cobbled streets, the muezzin’s calls to prayer, and children traditionally dressed for Madrassa, add to this unique Cape experience. ADDRESS: 71 Wale Street, Bo Kaap, Cape Town PHONE: +27 21 482 3938 HOURS: Daily Mon-Sat 10am-5pm 1 SA National Gallery & Art Museum SINGLE ENTRY South Africa’s premier art museum houses outstanding collections of South African, African, British, French, Dutch and Flemish art. Selections from the Permanent Collection change regularly to enable the museum to have a full programme of temporary exhibitions of paintings, works on paper, photography, sculpture, beadwork, textiles and architecture. ADDRESS: Government Av, Company’s Garden, Cape Town PHONE: +27 21 795 5140 HOURS: Daily 10am-5pm 7 South African Museum SINGLE ENTRY The 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. ADDRESS: 25 Queen Victora Street, Gardens, Cape Town PHONE: +27 21 481 3800 HOURS: Daily 10am-5pm Shimansky Diamond Experience SINGLE ENTRY GUIDED TOUR The Shimansky Diamond Experience offers an exciting tour that lets you explore the fascinating world of diamonds like you’ve never seen it before. Set against the stunning backdrop of Table Mountain, overlooking Robben Island and the Waterfront harbour. ADDRESS: Clock Tower, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town PHONE: +27 021 421 2488 HOURS: Daily: 9am-21pm bookings required 8 10 Slave Lodge Museum SINGLE ENTRY The Slave Lodge is one of the oldest buildings in Cape Town. ‘From human wrongs to human rights, exhibitions on the lower level of this museum explore the long history of slavery in South Africa. ADDRESS: Corner Adderley & Wale Streets, Cape Town PHONE: +27 21 467 7229 HOURS: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm 9 Springbok Experience SINGLE ENTRY The Springbok Experience is a world-class, modern interactive museum telling South Africa’s story through the eyes of its most powerful sport. It offers 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 audio visual 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. 10 Bikes’ NWines ½ DAY CITY BICYCLE TOUR (12KM) During this tour, you will visit several places of interest.While cycling around town, you will see some of the most eye-catching and interesting pieces of art Cape Town has to offer, including the Africa statue, some street art, architectural masterpieces and statues that define Cape Town’s rich history. You will stop at these places of interest where your guide will tell you all about it before returning to the &Bikes Café and Cycle Boutique. Bookings Essential ADDRESS: 32 Loop Street, Cape Town PHONE: +27 21 823 8790 Mon-Sat ADDRESS: Portswood House, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town PHONE: +27 21 928 7000 HOURS: Daily 9am-5pm District Six Museum SINGLE ENTRY GUIDED TOUR District Six was established as a mixed community of freed slaves, merchants, artisans, labourers and immigrants. By the beginning of the twentieth century, however, the process of removals and margin- alisation had begun. The first to be forced out were black South Africans who were displaced from the District in 1901. More than 60 000 people were forcibly removed to barren outlying areas aptly known as the Cape Flats, and their houses in District Six were flattened by bulldozers. ADDRESS: 25 A Buitenkant Street, Cape Town PHONE: ‘+27 21 466 7200 HOURS: Daily 9am-4pm On Sat please call 021 466 7100 Closed Sun Chavonnes Battery SINGLE ENTRY We invite you to step below sea level to the sand of the original shoreline that has been hidden since 1724 among the Archaeology ruins of the Chavonnes Battery, a VOC Fort that was ripped apart and buried in 1860 and since 2008 a Visitor Attraction about the history of Cape Town ADDRESS: Clock Tower Precinct, V&A Waterfront, Cape town PHONE: +27 21 416 6230 3 4 6 Koopmans - DeWet House Museum SINGLE ENTRY ADDRESS: 35 Strand Street, Central Cape Town PHONE: +27 21 795 5140 HOURS: Daily Mon-Fri 10am-5pm Heart of CapeTown Museum SINGLE ENTRY GUIDED TOUR The drama of the world’s first human heart transplant, led by Professor Christiaan Neethling Barnard, played out within the walls of the Charles Saint Theatre, at Groote Schuur Hospital on the 3rd December 1967. The human heart transplant, one of the greatest moments in medical history, was made possible by an extraordinary interplay of scientific dedication; human courage and generosity and a timely chain of events. Best to pre-book ADDRESS: Entrance 3 Groote Schuur Hospital, Main Road, Observatory, Cape Town PHONE: +27 21 404 1967 HOURS: Guided Tours Daily: 9am,11am,1pm, 3pm 5 6 11 Zeitz MOCAA SINGLE ENTRY Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) collects, preserves, researches, and exhibits twenty-first century art from Africa and its Diaspora; hosts international exhibitions; develops supporting educational and enrichment programmes; encourages intercultural understanding; and guarantees access for all. Over one hundred galleries are dedicated to a permanent collection; temporary exhibitions; and Centres for Art Education, Curatorial Excellence, Performative Practice, Photography, the Moving Image, and the Costume Institute. ADDRESS: Silo District, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town PHONE: +27 21 418 7855 HOURS: Daily 10am-6pm 5 1 2 3 5 6 7 4 This house museum is furnished as a home for a well-to-do Cape family during the late 18th Century. A household such as this would only have been able to function with its share of servants and slaves, and recent research has brought to light the names and professions of some who lived in the house at the time, as well as the kinds of activities they would have pursued. It is the oldest house museum in the country. Your Pass is valid 12 months from date of purchase, only activated from its first use and valid for consecutive calendar days. Terms & Conditions Apply Online here… It’s easy…. select your pass, pay and download to your mobile or look for the “CAPE TOWN PASS AVAILABLE HERE!” …. At approved retailers in and around Cape Town.