Explore Cape Town (points of interest)

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Table Mountain
The cable way is the most popular tourist destination in Cape Town. One travels to the summit of the mountain in the rotating cable car within minutes. Enjoy spectacular views of the city and surrounds on the way up and down. The cable car operates weather permitting. There are about 350 paths to the summit that range from undemanding to extremely difficult and a network of over 550 walks on Table Mountain.

V & A Waterfront
One of Cape Town's biggest tourist attractions, the Waterfront evokes images of the early activities of the harbour. Much of its charm lies in the fact that this busy commercial harbour is set in the midst of a huge entertainment venue with pubs, restaurants, specialty shops, craft markets, theatres and movies

Table Bay Harbour
The Bay of the Atlantic Ocean, located near the southern tip of Africa and forming the harbour of Cape Town. There are various activities in this area ranging from scuba diving to helicopter rides.

The Castle of Goodhope
A unique combination of history, fine wine, traditional food, military ceremonies and craftsmanship awaits you at this pentagonal fortification. Built between 1666 and 1679, the Castle is the oldest surviving building in South Africa.

Robben Island
From the 17th to the 20th centuries, Robben Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment. Today it is a World Heritage Site and museum, a poignant reminder to the newly democratic South Africa of the price paid for freedom. Ferries operate from the Clock Tower precinct at the V & A Waterfront.

Green Market Square
You cannot come to Cape Town and not visit one of its oldest markets, set on a cobbled square between Short and Long Market Streets. This is where Capetonian’s have been buying their clothing, jewelry, sandals, crafts and nick-nacks for years. Whilst the face of the market may have changed a little - African curios now predominate - there is still an exciting buzz as well as evidence of the city's most colourful and eccentric characters.

Cape Point
From its rugged, rocky outcrops and sheer cliffs to the fynbos covered plains, Cape Point holds much more in store for visitors to these shores. It’s the place where the 2 oceans, Atlantic and Indian, meet. A full day of discovery will reward you with spectacular views, fine food, remarkable encounters with nature, spell-binding history...and memories to treasure forever.

The Winelands
Just 30 minutes’ drive from the Capetonian Hotel is the start of the scenic wine route. It is a haven of gracious white-gabled farmsteads evoking a rich elegant heritage. The heart of the grape and wine production in the country lies here. It is the largest wine producing region in South Africa.

Two Oceans Aquarium
It is one of the city's most stunning attractions with spellbinding underwater passages. Here you have the opportunity of enjoying a shark cage dive or predator feeding.

The Malay Quarters
The "Bo Kaap" or "Cape Malay Quarter" belongs to the culturally and historically most interesting parts of Cape Town. A traditional residential area of Cape Town's Muslim community, the suburb is situated on the slopes of Signal Hill. You will find cobbled streets, brightly coloured houses from the nineteenth century, Muslim shrines ("kramats") and mosques.

House of Parliament
The City of Cape Town, despite not being the capital of South Africa, is home to South Africa's Parliament. Cape Town is the legislative capital, whilst the seat of government is in Pretoria, the administrative capital.

The Planetarium - the Company Gardens - Museum
Planetariums are a theatre built primarily for presenting entertaining shows and educational information about astronomy and the night sky, or for training in celestial navigation. Our planetarium is situated at the top of the Company Gardens which is a beautiful area to relax, do a spot of bird watching or enjoy feeding the squirrels with your kids. Right next door to the planetarium you will find the Museum which houses amazing exhibits from pre-historic times to the modern day.

Whale Watching
The Southern tip of Africa is well known as being frequented by Southern Right whales, the largest mammal on earth. Traditionally whales can be found along our shores between July – December. Hermanus, a town about 90 minutes’ drive from the hotel, features a Whale Festival every September.

The Artscape Opera House
Artscapee is a large theatre complex in Cape Town offering plays, opera, ballet, musicals.