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Cape Town, South Africa, tours and tourism, including accommodation,
transport and activities. Cape Town is our base and we operate tour
packages throughout South Africa, with luxury travel and accommodation,
particularly in Cape Town.
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Considered one of the most beautiful
cities in the Southern Hemisphere, Cape Town gets its unique character
from the cultural melting pot of Indonesian, French, Dutch, British
and German settlers, the local Khoisan (bushman & hottentot)
tribes and the Bantu tribes from the north.
Cape Town’s most memorable landmark, the majestic Table
Mountain towers 1086m above sea level providing a magnificent backdrop
to Cape Town’s city centre and, weather, permitting visitors
can reach the summit by cableway, which provides 360 degree vistas
over some of the most awe inspiring scenery in the world. Another
climable landmark is the adjacent Lion’s Head which offers
equally rewarding views. In fact nature trails are found abundantly
within easy rach of central Cape Town. For the less energetic,
the magnificent Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, near the University
is a world class collection of thousands of species unique to Southern
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Modern Cape Town, with its extended seafront, underground malls and
soaring skyscrapers, reflects its origins with the many fascinating
museums and historical buildings. Cape Dutch architecture mingles
with classic colonial government buildings, interspersed with gardens
throughout the center. A stroll down long street reveals the city
as it might have been a century ago, although it becomes far more
hip and entertaining by night.
Two memorable museums which display the city’s potpourrie
cultural past is the Bo Kaap museum, featuring the Cape’s
unique Malay community, and the District Six museum which gives
insights into the tragedies of apartheid. For more history, the
fortified Castle is a bastion that dates back three centuries and
is within walking distance of the grand colonial city hall. The
city also boasts a wide range of shopping styles from casual haggling
at craft markets, the best known being Green Market Square; to
sophisticated malls such as the one at the Victoria and Alfred
Robben Island is one of the most significant historical sites in
South Africa. This famous island in Table Bay gained fame as a
jail for political prisoners including Nelson Mandela. Today tours
of the island and visits to Robben Island Museum occur daily.
Cape Town has magnificent beaches, all of which exhibit the clean
white sand particular to the Cape. The fashionable beaches of Camps
Bay, Clifton and Llundudno are found on the Atlantic coast, with
icy, crystal clear blue water, and most conveniently placed from
the city centre. Further down the coast is the magnificently wide
Noordhoek beach with its shipwreck, the Kakapo, stranded way above
the high water mark. The warmer waters are found in False Bay,
the Indian Ocean side of the peninsula. The well-known beaches
here are Muizenberg, Fish Hoek and St James, and there are plenty
of other smaller ones to explore.
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Many of the world’s scenic wonders are within a day’s
drive of the city centre. The Cape Peninsula National Park encompasses
the scenic Peninsula Mountain chain, which stretches from Signal
Hill in the north to Cape Point in the south. This dramatic promontory
is said (erroneously) to divide the Indian and Atlantic Oceans.
There are many drives, walks, picnic spots, and secret surf spots
in the reserve, one of the world's great tourist destinations.
A short distance from the city, the winelands region is one of
the most picturesque areas of the Western Cape. The three major
wine routes, most passing through the quaint and historical towns
of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschoek offer an opportunity to appreciate
the Cape's history and traditions while being surrounded by spectacular
landscapes of vineyards hugging hills and valleys.
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Tamba Africa recommends
Wineland tours: let us arrange a driver as you follow the wine
trail of the lovely Stellenbosch region sampling exceptional wines
at the many beautiful estates. The tours take in historical venyards
such as Groot Constantia and Buitenverwachting, which date back several
centuries and boast outstanding Cape Dutch architecture.
Cultural tours: experience the indigenous culture of the region
with a range of tours that include cultural villages, craft markets
and workshops and townships – unique way to gain insight into
the lives of the people of South Africa.
Fishing safaris: the waters off the Western Cape are renowned
for big game fishing and deep sea angling for yellow fin and long
fin tuna, as well as the much prized broadbill swordfish.
Shark viewing: see the magnificent great white shark by boat or get up close in underwater cages!
Boat and yacht charters: several Cape Town boat companies offer sunset or day cruises from Simons Town, Table Bay and Hout Bay Harbours.
Hang gliding: in Cape Town, you can launch off Lion's Head in the evening, literally flying into the sunset to land at one of the most popular beachfront pubs.
Skydiving: tandem or single jumps are available with drop zones in picturesque locations.
Hiking and rock climbing: the Table Mountain chain, a world heritage site, stretches to Cape Point and is criss-crossed by hiking trails and rock climbing routes.
Diving/ snorkelling: in Cape Town, you can dive in chilly but beautiful kelp forests.
Kayaking: around Cape Town, paddle out to the seal or penguin colonies, and perhaps encounter a dolphin or two.
Surfing: Cape Town is one of the best spots as the shape of the peninsula and the different prevailing winds and swells ensure that there are almost always great waves.
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