The Tour to Robben Island started and ended at the Nelson Mandela Gateway near the clock tower at the V&A Waterfront in Cape town. And after diving into the top things to do in Cape Town,
we still had an insatiable appetite for more adventures.
It is located on the edge of a natural and a historic harbour, which has the iconic Table Mountain as its backdrop.
V&A Waterfront offers local and international visitors a cosmopolitan mix of experiences ranging from leisure, shopping and exclusive entertainment. It also offers prime residential and commercial properties. This is a place where people gather to eat, drink, shop, socialize while admiring the breathtaking views of Table Mountain.
With all the possibilities in the area, we definitely had a plan for the next day.
On the same day, we were also lucky to find a very good and honest taxi driver by the name Raymond who ended up being our tour guide. He is a Zulu and from him, we also learnt about the Zulu culture. The following morning, he dropped us at the Two Oceans Aquarium.
The Two Oceans Aquarium is an aquarium located at the V& A Waterfront. It showcases the different marine life through interactive displays. It took us around 3 to 4 hours and it was a breathtaking experience. If you visit Cape Town, add this to your to do list and you will thank me later.
We then enjoyed the Cape wheel.
The Cape Wheel is a giant observation wheel that offers a spectacular 360 degree panoramic view of Cape Town from the iconic and vibrant V&A Waterfront. The viewing experience goes across Table Mountain, Robben Island, Cape Town City skyline, Paarl Mountains, and the Cape Town Stadium. If you at the Waterfront and you want to try something different, try taking this ride.
Some Tips For Cape wheel:
- There are no queues
- You don’t have to book earlier
- It’s a trip of around 30 minutes
A Road Trip To Cape Point
Being lovers of nature, a plan for an adventurous day out was not a bad idea. After all, we had rested for some days. The perfect destination was Cape Point; the most southern point of Africa.
At the tip of the Cape Peninsula 60 km South West of Cape Town, lies the Cape Point. It is nature reserve within the Table Mountain National Park. It is also a declared Natural World Heritage Site. Encompassing 7 750 hectares of rich and varied flora and fauna, Cape Point is a natural paradise with bucks, baboons and Cape mountain zebras as well as over 250 species of birds.
A road trip from Cape Town to Cape point around the Cape Peninsula is a must do day trip while in Cape Town. It is a beautiful scenic drive that passes through several towns and beaches. As a matter of fact, we stopped over at every town on the way to enjoy the beautiful sceneries. (more…)