Sights & landmarks in Cape Town Central

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  • Yasser S
    9 contributions
    Soooo many things to visit, personally the restaurants were the best places we enjoyed.. .fish dishes very very tasty, and I think it was at "The Greek Fisherman".. .the big wheel, a lot about the local culture as well. Live music, magicians.. . The Water Shed a nice place to visit with local original crafts of SA. Also a place where kids can play while parents shop around. Also nearby you can take the Hop-in Hop-off Red Bus, that can bring you around the whole Cape Town, visiting many many interesting places on different days. The winery, the Signal Mt, the Cape Point, the Kirshterboch (sorry, I dont remember the name spelling well) Garden.. .
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • Grace H
    County Mayo, Ireland171 contributions
    Popped up here to get some photographs and while I'm glad I did I would advise caution of your stuff which we were also alerted to by out uber driver. Perhaps worth doing as part of a tour as would have liked to know more of the history.
    Written 6 June 2022
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  • jadams2801
    Swindon, UK108 contributions
    This was an interesting and humbling tour. The bus trip around the island is interesting and our tour guide gave us lots of interesting facts about the island and its history. Look out for all the wildlife, in particular all the turtles, we even found a penguin. The tour of the prison with an ex inmate gives a real insight into what it was like. Our tour guide was willing to answer any questions and was very open about his experience as an inmate. Definitely add this to your Cape Town itinerary.
    Written 17 June 2022
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  • Jihad Karadawi
    Khartoum, Sudan12 contributions
    The wheel isn’t as big as you imagine. For someone who tried the London Eye for example it’s not worth to try this one. However it has closed units (with some dedicated for VIP) Air-conditioned and you get 4 or 5 laps (max 15 mins). The kids would love it. Good activity and value for money.
    Written 12 October 2021
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  • Roddy P
    Johannesburg, South Africa845 contributions
    A wonderful legacy of the great party of 2010, when we thought we ruled the world and everyone loved us! Get to an event at this very impressive multi purpose stadium and now that COVID restrictions are over you have no excuse. Every seat gives you a good view of the field - its just depends upon distance from the action and the price you want to pay. The entry in and exit is really well designed - compare this to the death traps of Newlands Rugby Stadium. What is also great is the "fan walk" - from the city center and through the de Waterkant to Green Point.
    Written 2 April 2022
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  • lottikarotti
    Germany404 contributions
    Very nice, small roofed out-door market (Sat+Sun) at the Waterfront. Great options for buying fresh groceries, yummy bread or to eat on-site at the little foodstands. Also option to buy plants or souveniers. We really enjoyed this weekend market during our stay in CT.
    Written 27 April 2022
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  • Munir D
    Toronto, Canada567 contributions
    The FD Funicular provides a comfortable ride to the top scnic areas at Cape Point. The ride does not offer any great panaromic views but it enables visitors to go to the top in comfort to enjoy the majestic views from the there and near the light house.

    Some people decide to walk up. The walk up is also good but this takes about 15 minutes of uphill walking which should be okay for most people but not to those who get breathless fast. Walking up enables one to enjoy views during different sections of the climb.

    To save time I do recommend the Funicular but if time is not an issue do try to walk up and down.

    Munir D.
    Written 15 August 2020
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  • Nick
    Nottingham, UK180 contributions
    We spent a couple of hours here. There's a good amount to see, read and learn. The military part is particularly interesting.

    Make sure you go upstairs onto the roof area, it's not well signposted.

    Definitely worth a visit, try and tag it onto the nearby District Six Museum.
    Written 1 June 2022
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  • Gerard Van Nikkelen-Kuyper
    Cape Town Central, South Africa1 309 contributions
    My second visit but the first time I have opted to do the guided tour - fascinating and informative with the added bonus of getting to see young ostrich. Nosey little guys 😜 Good selection of ostrich product on sale too. #touristguide #touristinmyowncountry #guidedtour #ostrich #ostrichegg #ostrichfeathers #ostrichfarm @gallivantwithg @capepointostrichfarm
    Written 21 July 2019
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  • Stalex24
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands849 contributions
    We had been looking for a good Ostrich steak for a few days and came upon this place. The restaurant has a nice lunch menu with different ostrich meats. When we drove up, we were a little reluctant to go in, as there was only one other car. But we were happy we did, as the food was amazing. Fillet cooked very well and the hamburger was grilled to perfection. Very well done and very impressed!
    I suppose the ostrich farm is interesting, too, but we stuck to the restaurant. Service was friendly and prices are very reasonable.
    Written 5 November 2021
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  • Robert O
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands3 146 contributions
    Housed in one of the most distressing vestiges of colonial power, this museum is moving, not to say shocking the visitor. Enslaved people were kept here after its construction by the VOC (Dutch East India Company) in 1679. The history is told very well in the dimly lit corridors of the ground floor of the building. It took me much longer than anticipated to study and read all written texts. The time lines on the walls are a bit complicated to follow as well.

    On the upper floors there are other exhibits. For me the most interesting was the collage like presentation of the struggle against Apartheid since 1948. Sometimes rather chaotic, but still the point is very well made: rascist rule did not go away easily, the people had to struggle hard and faced brutal repression.

    Entrance fee 30 Rand
    Written 18 November 2021
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  • vanrensburgelna
    Johannesburg, South Africa17 contributions
    A beautiful building but so sorry to see how streetsleepers and people who just do not through their rubbish into dustbins , that is provided, has run down this landmark
    Written 15 February 2020
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  • lynandgra2014
    Bathurst, South Africa120 contributions
    So shell shocked after lock-down...checked my watch at the penny ferry bridge and remembered times past.
    Written 10 September 2020
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  • Nicholas H
    London, UK20 576 contributions
    Nice little square on the Waterfront, best known for the four small statues of S Africa’s four Nobel Prize winners: Luthuli, Tutu, de Klerk and Mandela. They’re interesting of course, but the real fun here is the singing and dancing by local groups, who perform with typical enthusiasm. You can have an ice cream from the stall while you relax here and even ‘borrow’ a dog to take for a walk in aid of charity. This is also where the entrance is to the fascinating V&A Food Market. This Square is a great place to spend some time on a nice day.
    Written 11 February 2020
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  • gwyneth v
    Cooroy, Australia76 contributions
    Plenty of parking. As always wonderful views. Never tire of visiting this magnificent structure. The grounds and monument were free from litter and it has been kept in a good state. The lions are so shiny now, from children and adults being photographed on them.
    Written 28 October 2020
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