Cape Town is one of those cities in the World that once you lay your eyes on it, you never want to leave. But the Cape itself is a jewel that has never been truly discovered and appreciated in its enormity. Within a 5 minute to 2 hour driving distance from Cape Town centre, there are a myriad of breathtaking destinations and interesting attractions. As the oldest city in South Africa, the surrounding areas of Cape Town also feature an interesting history and beautiful Cape Dutch houses.
Cape Town and Surrounding Areas
Areas that are beautiful for seaside attractions, fun on the beach, sun tanning and lovely restaurants, include Bloubergstrand, Camps Bay, Sea Point, Bantry Bay, Clifton and Muizenberg. For Whale watching, fishing, harbour trips and aquariums; Hout Bay, Simonstown, Hermanus, Fish Hoek and the Waterfront are perfect.If you are the avid wine and cheese connoisseur, then the Cape Winelands will truly enthrall your taste buds. From Constantia to Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek you won't be disappointed. You can even do tours from the city, or stay in one of the luxurious, five star country hotels on the Wine Estates.
If you enjoy light hiking, walks', walking trails and picnics, Cape Town is ideal. From the fresh forest of Kirstenbosch to the rolling hills of Table Mountain National Park, and the peaceful luxury of Spier you will be spoilt for choice. Over an hour from Cape Town you can also stay at Big Five game reserves and meet the King of the Wild (the Lion). It doesn't matter what you are looking for as an adrenaline, leisure or water sports holiday maker, Cape Town can cater to you.