Cape Town: From Simon’s Town to V & A Waterfront

Cape Town: From Simon’s Town to V & A Waterfront


There’s a reason Cape Town has an influx of tourists flocking to its popular attractions, but where does one start? Explore the city’s beauty, from the Winelands to the majestic mountain views, and perfect white beaches with our guide from Simon’s Town to the V&A Waterfront.

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Main road in Simon’s Town / source: www.theoppositehouse.files.wordpress.com

Simon’s Town

This naval town is well known for its history and beautiful beaches. Some of its popular attractions include Boulders Beach where you can view the African Penguin colony and the South African Naval Museum where you can explore the naval heritage of South Africa.

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South African Naval Museum/ source: www.modernoverland.com/south-afri

For the kids, Simon’s Town holds many opportunities to have fun such as visiting the famous Scratch Patch & Minerals World where they can explore and collect the many variations of shiny gemstones.

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Scratch Patch & Mineral World / Source: www.craiglotter.co.za/wp-content

Aside from its astounding scenery and history, Simon’s Town also has an array of restaurants that offer local and international cuisine!

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Restaurant in Simons Town / http://blog.c

Kommetjie

It’s amazing that a small seaside town such as Kommetjie is home to some of the world’s best surfing, kite surfing and windsurfing spots. Kommetjie is all that and more as it is also popular for its bird watching area and crayfish.

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The seaside town also boasts beautiful views that passing by just wouldn’t do. While you’re at it, be sure to visit South Africa’s tallest cast iron lighthouse, Slangkoppunt Lighthouse.

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Slangkoppunt Lighthouse / Image source: blogspot.com

While you’re still in Kommetjie, you should visit the wonderful Imhoff Farm where you’ll be able to ride camels, browse and purchase local crafts and have lunch with the family. What’s more, you can take the kids to the farmyard and even view the snake park.

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Imhoff Farm / Image Source: imhofffarm.co.za

Hout Bay

Hout Bay is a popular tourist attraction that happens to be a residential area. The beautiful white beach is popular for dog-walkers strolling along the seaside. Just a few minutes walk from the beach you’ll find restaurants that offer all sorts of delectable seafood dishes.

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Hout Bay / Image Source: www.expatcapetown.com

While you’re at it, visit the art galleries, the bustling marina, working harbour, or enjoy a boat trip to Seal Island. Not to be missed, be sure to pop in at the Bay Harbour Market for its amazing and diverse food stalls, crafts and live music. After visiting the market why not drive along Chapman’s Peak Drive, which is considered to be one the most spectacular marine drives in the world!

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Chapman’s Peak Drive / Image Source: twoandahalfbackpacks.files.wordp

Table Mountain Park

Table Mountain National Park boasts an extraordinary richness and diversity of plant and animal life. The national park stretches from the Cape Peninsula to the southwest of the country, Cape of Good Hope. The Table Mountain National Park is popular for its iconic flat-topped Table Mountain, which is the centrepiece of the national park. This iconic attraction offers widespread views of the city below via cableway, bicycle, helicopter ride, and even by foot. Be sure to explore the national park’s floral region at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, which is one of the world’s richest floral regions.

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Kirstenbosch Gardens / Image Source: wikimedia.org

V & A Waterfront

Finally, the V&A Waterfront will never cease to amaze with its scenery and enjoyable things to do. From the astounding views of the Atlantic Ocean and Table Bay, you’ll never get bored. The V&A Waterfront has become quite the popular location for tourist to go shopping, yacht tours, helicopter rides, as well as enjoying delicious seafood at the many vibrant restaurants.

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