About Natalie R
Lives in Cape Town
Since Nov 2007
25-34 year old female
Although I grew up in Johannesburg, I have been living in Cape Town since 2010. I live to travel and do so as often as I can. I absolutely love an island destination, but big cities fascinate me too. When I travel, I love to explore a new culture and destination through food. The one place my heart always years for is Mozambique - African tropical paradise!
Points of Interest & Landmarks
History Museums, Observatories & Planetariums
Wineries & Vineyards
It hasn't been named one of the New7Wonders of Nature for nothing. The views from Table Mountain are spectacular, and you really do feel on top of the world when you visit this world-famous peak. There is a decent restaurant at the top too, as well as many cute dassies (rock hyrax/badger) for kids to spot.
The Two Oceans Aquarium is both beautiful and educational, and there are many interactive exhibitions for kids to touch and engage with. Adults are bound to love it too.
The Greenpoint Stadium hosts tours in addition to a variety of sporting events and concerts, but it's really the adjacent Greenpoint Urban Park that is the highlight here. Beautiful and well maintained, this public park offers plenty of space for kids to run around and play in the fresh air.
The Iziko South African Museum and Planetarium museum is located inside the Company's Garden, which is home to many historic sites. The South African Museum is the oldest museum in the country, while the Iziko Planetarium will transport you through space.
Located out in the Winelands, Butterfly World is the colorful home to hundreds of butterflies, as well as other creatures like birds, monkeys, and tarantulas. It makes for a great visit, year-round.
At Boulders Beach, you can take a dip in the slightly warmer water — and see thousands of super-cute African penguins.
A boat trip out to Duiker Island — or 'Seal Island,' as it's known to locals — is fun for the whole family. Boats take off from Hout Bay Harbour, a beautiful and quaint area where you can take a walk on the beach, enjoy a fish and chips lunch, or shop for good-quality local arts and crafts.
The Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens have won international awards for their beautiful variety of flora. The Tree Top Canopy Walkway in its grounds is 130 meters long and offers a bird’s-eye view of this gorgeous sight. It's also sure to capture the kids' attention!
The Stellenbosch Winelands have many wine farms that are family friendly, among them Spier Wine Farm. Not only does this winery offer several playgrounds dotted around its grounds, but it even has a bird-of-prey sanctuary that you can visit while you're there.