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What to do indeed.... Visitors to Cape Town are spoilt for choice. If you fancy glass of wine, as I do, the Stellenbosch Winelands, about 50km from Cape Town is a very popular choice.Of course one can also visit the Constantia Wine route, affectionately called Cape Town's vineyard and is found in the southern suburbs of Cape Town.

  • Beaches in Cape Town
    In summer one can enjoy any one of of the magnificent beaches around the peninusla. The uber trendy beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton are defintely worth a visit to see the who's who of Cape Town, and of course the international models, movie stars and Royals who arrive in Cape Town incognito during the summer holidays, but swimming at these beaches is not for the faint hearted. The water is very, very cold. Bloubergstrand offers a great beach for surfing and spectacular views of Table Mountain, while Fish Hoek beach has the warmest water and is most suited to swimming, although their have been shark attacks in these waters.

    For a more private experience try the smaller Queens beach in Sea Point or Llundudno beach outside of Hout Bay. Hout Ba ybeach is also a great beach to tan on, although the water is quite cold, but while you're there definitel take the time to visit the Hout Bay Harbour, perhaps take aboat trip to seal island or drive over Chapman's Peak to Noordhoek. In my opinion Chapman's Peak is the most beautifull drive in the peninsula, followed closely by the drive between Hout Bay and Camps Bay.

 

  • Museums ang Galleries in Cape Town
    From a cultural point of view, Cape Town also has much to offer, with a number of museums and galleries to visit.The Iziko Museums of Cape Town consist of the South African Museum, South African National Gallery, BoKaap Museum, Groot Constantia Manor house, koopmans-de Wet house, Maritime Centre, Micahelis Collection at the Old Town house, Planetarium, Rust en Vreugd, SAS Somerset, Slave Lodge, Social History Centre, Bertram House and William Fehr Collection at the Castle of Good Hope.

    Cape Town also has a rich collection of art galleries located in the Cape Town city cente, V&A Waterfront and Kalk Bay. In fact nearly every suburb in the peninsula probably has an art gallery or three.

 

  • Theatre in Cape Town
    For theatre fans the two largest theatres in Cape Town are the Baxter Theate Centre in Rondebosch and Artscape near the foreshore. Both these venues can host more than one theatre production at a time, whereas the smaller, niche theatres typically host one production at a time. These in clude On Broadway and the Little Theatre in town, Theatre on the Bay in Camps Bay, and the Roxy Revue Bar at the GrandWest.