Monday, December 2, 2002

Top things to do in and around the Western Cape

Suggestions on things to do in and around the Western Cape including wine tasting, visiting Boulders Beach for the African Penguins, the Garden Route, Robben Island, Cango Caves, oysters at Knysna, whale watching, Table Mountain, shopping at the V&A Waterfront, exploring Cape Town and much more...

• Enjoy world-class wine tasting in the Cape Winelands - the area is known for its wonderful natural beauty, rich cultural heritage and world-renowned wines.

• See the African Penguins that live and nest at Boulders Beach.

• Have a picnic at Cape Point – see the views of the Atlantic and False Bay – do watch out for the Baboons!

• Explore the Garden Route with its beautiful coastline and little towns – great for adrenalin junkies and nature lovers.

• Visit the infamous Robben Island which has now been turned into a museum and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. An important symbol in South Africa of triumph of good over evil, of democracy over apartheid.

• Do a day drip to the Cango Caves and ride an ostrich near Oudtshoorn.

• Take the cableway up Table Mountain and see all the way across to the Cape Flats and the Hottentots Holland Mountains. Great for a romantic picnic or to see the City’s lights.

• Do some shopping or eat at one of the many wonderful restaurants at the V&A Waterfront.

• Take the Hop on, Hop off Bus and explore Cape Town and get a taste of the rich history.

• Sample some delicious oysters at Knysna and take a boat trip to the dramatic Knysna Heads.

• Go bungee jumping at the world’s highest commercially operating Bungee (216m) at Bloukrans.

Hermanus – see whales spy-hopping, breaching and lob-tailing – don’t forget to take lots of photos to show your friends and family back home.

• Take a boat trip in Hout Bay to see the seals – don’t forget the fish and chips takeaway!

For more information on things to do, accommodation and information on the Western Cape, see

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