The joy of Cape Town can be found wherever you look. Here’s where you can snap the perfect photos to show your loved ones back home.
Not only is the Cape Peninsula known for its diverse range of hikes suitable for all ages, there are over 100 recorded caves in this area. Here are the most popular to explore:
Elephant’s Eye Cave
This cave is easily accessible from the Tokai Forest or Silvermine Nature Reserve, after an easy hike up the mountain. The views are incredible and will grant you awesome photo opportunities as you catch your breath. Bear in mind Silvermine does have an entry fee that contributes to its conservation.
Peers Cave is more of an overhang than an actual cave and is found in Fish Hoek. You can access it from Ou Kaapse Weg, where it will reward you with stunning views of False Bay.
#peerscave for 1st sunset of #summer2015 – bring it on #optoutside #silvermine #capetown #southafrica #meditation #sunsalutation #sunset A photo posted by Daniel Ponce Taylor (@dponcetaylor) on
This hike begins at Bailey’s Kloof and will take you via Mimetes Valley, which will lead you to the cave. It’s a bit of a steep walk, so ensure you have enough water, sunblock and hardy shoes.
The scenic views by helicopter
It’s easy to see why helicopter rides are becoming so popular when you look at the magnificent photos. There is so much of Cape Town to see that an aerial tour is the winning ticket to soaking in all the diverse landscapes of the Mother City.
Bye bye Cape Town… The incredible, diverse and absolutely stunning city in all ways. A photo posted by Sofia Proskuryakova (@shelterescape) on
Sunset cruises around Table Bay
While you can see Cape Town from the sky, there are those who prefer a leisurely cruise from the comfort of a plush seat, champagne in hand. Tigger 2 grants you VIP seats to a summer sunset from one of their boats as you sail past Clifton and Camps Bay. There’s no better way to end off a day on the beach.
Zipping around on the “Red” Bus
You might have seen these jolly-looking red busses carting around tourists as they are given a whirlwind tour of Cape Town and its surrounds. The City Sightseeing Bus is one of the most economical and easy ways to see and navigate Cape Town. R160 gets you a ticket for the day, which allows you to hop on and off at its designated stops. Choose one from any one of their remarkable tours showcasing a different side to the city – from the city centre to the Winelands. You won’t know where to point your lens first!
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You can buy tickets for the bus online or at the head office at the V&A Waterfront.