Nature & parks in Cape Town Central

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Nature & Parks 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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  • Tlatsi
    Pretoria, South Africa2 contributions
    Not your average hike. A lot of rock climbing but worth the challenge because you get spectacular views on the top and honestly throughout the hike
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • Corne L
    Bellville, South Africa156 contributions
    I took my outdoor club to Cape Point Nature Reserve during a camp near Simon's Town. There are two big tidal pools where the kids can swim and relax. Just be on the lookout for baboons when having a picnic. The public toilets are clean and tidy. Visit the two memorial crosses for Da Gama and Diaz. Don't think many Capetonians have been next to them.

    Take the steps/path to the top to the lighthouse and skip the easier way with the tram. You'll get a good workout.

    We saw an eland a few hundred meters from us between us and the cliff when walking down. The only other animals sighted were lots and lots of seabirds, baboons and 6 ostriches. Would've loved to see more animals in this vast park.

    Be prepared for very strong and icy cold wind when going up to the lighthouse.
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • vtmp
    Houston, TX70 contributions
    Breath taking sunset. A plus was that you got to see the night light of the city below and the table mountain silhouette. I went twice to see. Just to remind if you want to get a parking, you should got there an hour earlier so that you could pick a park and a spot to enjoy. Loved it
    Written 16 April 2022
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  • André K
    Uitenhage, South Africa192 contributions
    Wide variety of sea life on display. Tanks is well kept and staff is friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our visit to this world class Aqaurium.
    Written 20 June 2022
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  • Nicola K
    Johannesburg, South Africa152 contributions
    Parking takes forever when it's a beautiful day in season, but it's worth the wait and the walk. No access for those who have mobility restrictions, as all beach access is via many stairs. Umbrellas and loungers available for hire on the beaches, take cash with you. Saves carrying extra weight up and down the stairs.
    Written 2 March 2022
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  • Eileen
    1 contribution
    Lovely little fishing town - well worth making a stop to walk around the shops, the beach and also the harbour area. Lots of good restaurants, we only visited two, but both were really good. We had no problem with safety, parked and walked to a restaurant one time, and had to ask for directions. Never felt unsafe.
    Interesting point - because it is on the other side of the mountain from Cape Town, the weather may be completely different! We woke up on a cloudy, overcast day in Llandudno, drove to Hout Bay and it was blue skies and sunny!
    Written 28 April 2022
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  • Liezel Wilson
    2 contributions
    Beautiful beach but very windy.

    Great place to take your dogs for a run. So much open space for them to go wild.
    Written 24 March 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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  • Priscilla G
    London, England, United Kingdom20 contributions
    We loved these gardens, which are a peaceful and shady haven in central Cape Town. Also a very nice way to walk, avoiding the very hot and busy streets.
    Written 9 March 2020
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  • Stephen Morris
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates43 contributions
    Whilst it wasn't beach going weather when we visited, the view of the Twelve Apostles mountain range is stunning.
    Part of an unforgettable day tour from Cape Town Waterfront to Cape Point.
    Written 21 March 2022
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  • Senhorjab
    Pretoria, South Africa41 contributions
    Awesome area, lots of new fresh shops close to the beach... The colorful houses need some TLC... Main reason I went there was to see the houses but was kinda disappointed
    Written 26 April 2021
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  • SDLHOTELDIVA
    Franschhoek, South Africa69 contributions
    Lovely one night getaway to celebrate our birthdays. We were upgraded to a beautiful ambassador chalet with beautiful views and a tranquil setting however no hairdryer in the chalet and the drains had a strong odour. The dining experience was mediocre however the breakfast needs some serious work. Overall we enjoyed our stay, however with a little bit of extra effort from the staff and attention to detail it would have been even more memorable.
    Written 21 November 2020
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  • Oscar Hendricks
    Cape Town Central, South Africa3 contributions
    My 9 year old is in awe of the park...what a lovely way to spend time as a family. The birds though...amazing
    Written 31 January 2022
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  • caea
    Germany19 contributions
    Nice family beach one side, dog walking on the other, just watch out for the 🐕 poo as some people think they dont have to pick up after their dogs. At high tide, very little beach so be sure to check the tides.
    Written 5 October 2020
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