Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Things To Do In Cape Town South Africa

My family trip to South Africa is getting so close and I am getting so excited! Part of our trip will take us to Cape Town, where we will be staying at the gorgeous More Quarters Apartment Hotel. Our insanely fabulously organized travel agents DSA Vacations has planned out two amazing days for us and one free day. Below I'll list all the things we already are doing, please comment if you have any recommendations for our free day or restaurants or anything that we shouldn't miss.

Here's our itinerary:

Taking a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain to get a birds eye view of this magnificent city.

Tour of the Cape Peninsula. Beginning at Hout Bay, once a fishing community, now one of the most popular residential areas, the harbor still has a charm of days gone by. The fish market "Mariners Wharf" is a must.

Half hour cruise to Seal Island

The famous Chapman’s Peak drive with a 200 meter drop on one side and a 200 meter rise on the other, as we make our way south, following the Atlantic Ocean until we reach Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope.

The Jackass penguin colony which has become well established at Boulders Beach near Simonstown.

The Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, home of some 3 500 species of Southern African fauna and flora.

 Groot Drakenstein Prison  where Nelson Mandela was released in 1990.

Franschhoek in little Swiss town in the mountains.

Cape Wine region: Nelsons Creek EstateStellenbosch, and Franschhoek

It's hard to imagine that there is anything DSA has missed, or that we will have any energy left, but I am open to any suggestions for our free day.

(full disclosure: this trip have been heavily discounted by More Hotels and DSA Vacations)

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