South Africa Cape Town

CAPE TOWN

If you’re looking for a cost-effective holiday with world class facilities, breath-taking mountain views, stunning beaches as well as a world class wine region, then Cape Town is the destination for you. Fondly known as the Mother City, this cosmopolitan metropolis has an abundance of activities to suit any type of person. It has the fastest growing economy of any city in South Africa which is largely due to the vast amounts of tourists that come visit annually. In recent years, it has been repeatedly voted as one of the top cities to visit in the world as well as one of the most creative cities on the planet.

Cape Town is a city like no other, from the trendy and bustling city bowl district to the picturesque and one of the Natural Wonders of the world, Table Mountain, to the exquisite white sandy beaches – it really has something to offer for everyone. If you’re looking for things to do in the Mother City, then rest assured it won’t take too long to find many activities in which to partake.

If you enjoy nature and the outdoors then this is the ideal spot for you, Cape Town boasts many hiking trails for all fitness levels, with spectacular scenery that will impress even the most seasoned of hikers.

While Cape Town has loads to do in terms of nature and the outdoors, it also has many historical activities on offer. Robben Island, which is a small island surrounded by rough, cold and shark infested seas was once home to a prison for Apartheid activists such as Noble Peace Prize winner and former South African president, Nelson Mandela. There are daily tours to the island which supplies tourists with an insight into the country’s past and how far our Rainbow nation has come.

Popular things to do in Cape Town include trips to the most South Western tip of Africa, known as Cape Point, where you are taken to view the Cape Penguin Colony at Boulders Beach and then to the Cape Point Nature Reserve where you are able to witness the majestic Atlantic and Indian oceans meet. Wine tasting is another hit amongst tourists that visit the Cape.  The wine region is world renowned, boasting many farms in a close proximity to one another with award winning wines that are available to purchase at a reasonable price.

If you are an adrenaline junkie then paragliding, abseiling, skydiving and Great White Shark cage-diving will most likely interest you. Ashanti Travel Online has many tours on offer for the top Cape Town attractions, so if you would like to keep busy while staying in this vibrant city then contact us to make your trip one you will never forget.

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1108, 2017

Cape Explorer: New Full-Day Winelands Tour

August 11th, 2017|Categories: Cape Town, Day Tours, News|0 Comments

With the success of their good ol’ Purple wine route with a hop-on-hop-off option at Constantia Nek, City Sightseeing South Africa have added on a full-day Cape Explorer tour to the winelands. There are almost 700 wine estates in the Western Cape and so little time on all our hands so knock two top estates off your list with this wine-tasting experience. Learning about the history of viticulture in South Africa and the two towns you will encounter – Stellenbosch and charming Franschoek – the tour begins in Cape Town first stopping at [...]

108, 2017

One More UNESCO Heritage Site for South Africa

August 1st, 2017|Categories: Cape Town, Drakensberg, Drakensburg Mountain Range, News, Okavango Delta & Maun, South Africa, Tours|0 Comments

If you’ve been gunning to tick off all of South Africa’s heritage sites from your list, it’s just gotten a little longer – the ǂKhomani Cultural Landscape has been inscribed as a UNESCO site. (PIC: khomanisan.com) Located in the north of South Africa at the border with Botswana and Namibia, and coinciding with the Kalahari-Gemsbok Park (collectively the Kgalagadi Transfontier Park in the three countries), the area has long been home to the ǂKhomani San people, with evidence of their activity since the Stone Age. One of the last communities of San people in the country to [...]

1907, 2017

World’s Best Road Trip is in South Africa, Reports CNN

July 19th, 2017|Categories: Cape Town, Garden Route, News, South Africa, West Coast|0 Comments

Do you need any more convincing? It’s official – Route 62 is the world’s best road trip – that’s according to a poll by CNN Travel. The world’s longest wine route takes you from Cape Town through some immense scenery, quirky bars and quaint shops along the N1, through part of the Klein Karoo and ultimately to the unbeatable Garden Route along the South Coast. With activities as adrenalin-filled as ziplining and rock-climbing, to top spas, art and history tours and wineries, there’s truly something for everyone. Explore the alcoholic beverage capital of the country, Robertson, home to the [...]

1707, 2017

Whale season has started!

July 17th, 2017|Categories: Cape Town, Destinations, Garden Route, News, South Africa, Travel Advice|0 Comments

Winter in South Africa means something very exciting...whale season has arrived. This article gives you the ins and outs of this wonderful season which runs from July till November. One of the most popular whale watch destinations of South Africa is Hermanus, a small coastal village just 120 kilometres from Cape Town. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has recognized Hermanus as one of the 12 best whale watching destinations in the world. You can spot the whales by boat or if you are a bit more adventurous jump in a kayak for a really unique opportunity to watch the [...]

1207, 2017

Top Winter Destinations in South Africa

July 12th, 2017|Categories: Cape Town, Destinations, Garden Route, Kruger National Park, News, South Africa, Travel Advice, West Coast|0 Comments

From the month of May till the September it is winter in South Africa. But don’t think that the winter isn’t a good time to visit the most beautiful country on the planet. Visiting South Africa in the winter is amazing and some things are even better in the winter! Think about safaris. In the North the winter is dry and by far the best time to spot wildlife as there is limited water supply. So the animals have to go to water holes to drink, if you are lucky you can spot lots of animals clustering [...]

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