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Cape Town Tours and Budget Safaris

Our Cape Town Tours have so much to offer the adventurous traveller. With breathtaking seascapes, enormous mountains to climb, various fauna and flora to investigate and the amazing wildlife to discover, one cannot miss the opportunity of visiting this coastal region. Cape Town is the second largest city in South Africa so there is plenty to do and see on one of our Cape Town Adventure Packages; from hiking up Table Mountain, or taking the cableway, visiting the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront (named after the two basins that surround the harbour), and basking on the many beaches, you are spoilt for choice. Well-known for its superb wines and local cuisines, your palates will be tantalized as you go on a Cape Town adventure.

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    Cape Town to Kenya Epic Comfort Overland (Under 39’s) (56 Days)

    Countries Visited Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
    Starts Cape Town
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Min 16 Max 24
    Age Range 18 - 39 Years
    SKU ACM2517
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    Why book this tour?

    This Cape Town to Kenya and Gorillas Adventure provides a broad insight into Southern and Eastern Africa’s grandest attractions. We leave from Cape Town and head off to Mt Kilimanjaro, explore the gigantic sand dunes in ancient deserts and relax on golden beaches on the tropical island of Zanzibar. The mighty Victoria Falls is next on the list before journeying to the Chobe River, viewing the majestic Ngorongoro Crater and the infinite Serengeti plains.

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    Price from R114,535 R100,504

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  • Cape Town to Nairobi Overland Adventure (incl Gorillas) (56 Days)

    Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya
    Starts Cape Town
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Max 28 - 30
    Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older
    SKU CAM0914
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    Why book this tour?

    Beginning in Cape Town, this trip travels north through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda before finally ending in Nairobi, Kenya. We depart from Cape Town in the early hours of a Sunday morning, so if you wish to have a chance to explore Cape Town, an earlier arrival should be planned.

    Includes arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room

    5% discount for trips booked 6 months in advance or more

    10% discount for ISIC cardholders

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    Price from R46,700 R38,703

    + Local Payment USD 2190 Add to COMPARE

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    Cape Town to Kenya Epic Adventure Overland (Under 39’s) (56 Days)

    Countries Visited Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
    Starts Cape Town
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Max 24
    Age Range 18 - 39 Years
    SKU CAM2516
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    Tour Highlights

    Why book this tour?

    This Cape Town to Kenya and Gorillas Adventure provides a broad insight into Southern and Eastern Africa’s grandest attractions. We leave from Cape Town and head off to Mt Kilimanjaro, explore the gigantic sand dunes in ancient deserts and relax on golden beaches on the tropical island of Zanzibar. The mighty Victoria Falls is next on the list before journeying to the Chobe River, viewing the majestic Ngorongoro Crater and the infinite Serengeti plains.

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    • 10% early bird discount (6 months or more)
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    Price from R73,505 R57,334

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  • Nairobi to Cape Town Overland Camping (56 Days)

    Countries Visited Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Cape Town
    Group Size Max 28 - 30
    Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older
    SKU CAM0915
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    Why book this tour?

    Beginning in Nairobi, Kenya, this ultimate African Trip Adventure Nairobi to Cape Town Overland Adventure takes us south through Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia before coming to an end in Cape Town, South Africa.

    • Includes arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room
    • 5% discount for trips booked 6 months in advance or more
    • 10% discount for ISIC cardholders
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    Price from R46,700 R38,703

    + Local Payment USD 2190 Add to COMPARE

  • Cape To Cape Southern Explorer Overland (42 Days)

    Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland
    Starts Cape Town
    Ends Cape Town
    Group Size Max 20
    Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older
    SKU CAS0463
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    Why book this tour?

    This is an action-packed route to travel on. It travels from Cape Town to Victoria Falls and then back down along South Africa’s coastline ending back in Cape Town.

    Experience them all by a range of exhilarating adventure activities that will pump you full of African adrenaline. Come and experience the most popular overland route (Cape To Vic Falls) and then add on the South Africa route with all its highlights (Kruger, the Coastline, and amazing wildlife).

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    Price from R45,770

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  • Cape To Cape Southern Explorer Overland Comfort (42 Days)

    Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland
    Starts Cape Town
    Ends Cape Town
    Group Size Max 20
    Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older
    SKU ACM0464
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    Why book this tour?

    This is a unique action-packed circular route accommodated adventure tour from Cape Town to Victoria Falls and then back down along South Africa’s coastline ending back in Cape Town.

    Experience them all by a range of exhilarating adventure activities that will pump you full of African adrenaline. Come and experience the most popular overland route (Cape To Vic Falls) and then add on the South Africa route with all its highlights (Kruger, the Coastline, and amazing wildlife).

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    Price from R66,370

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  • Nairobi to Cape Town Overland Epic Route (42 Days)

    Countries Visited Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Cape Town
    Group Size Max 28 - 30
    Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older
    SKU CAM0906
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    Why book this tour?

    This Budget 42 Day Nairobi to Cape Town Overland begins in Nairobi, Kenya, this tour takes us south through Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia before coming to an end in Cape Town, South Africa. We depart from Nairobi in the early hours of a Sunday morning, so if you wish to have a chance to explore Nairobi, an earlier arrival should be planned and accommodation booked through your consultant.

    • An arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room
    • 5% discount for trips booked 6 months in advance or more
    • 10% discount for ISIC cardholders
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    Price from R32,300 R26,769

    + Local Payment USD 1700 Add to COMPARE

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    Cape Town to Kenya Epic Comfort Tour (Under 39’s) (41 Days)

    Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya
    Starts Cape Town
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Max 24
    Age Range 18 - 39 Years
    SKU ACE2514
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    Tour Highlights

    Why book this tour?

    This Cape Town to Kenya Epic Comfort Tour (Under 39) provides a broad insight into Southern and Eastern Africa’s grandest attractions.

    We leave from picturesque Cape Town and make our way north to Nairobi. We make our way to Mt Kilimanjaro, explore the gigantic sand dunes in ancient deserts and relax on golden beaches on the tropical island of Zanzibar. The magnificent Victoria Falls is next on the list before journeying to the Chobe River, viewing the majestic Ngorongoro Crater and the infinite Serengeti plains. Experience the beauty of Africa and create unforgettable memories.

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    • 10% early bird discount (6 months or more)
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    Price from R84,485 R74,135

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  • Cape Town to Nairobi Overland Tour (Comfort) (41 Days)

    Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya
    Starts Cape Town
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Max 20
    Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older
    SKU ACE0472
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    Why book this tour?

    The popular accommodated 41 Day Cape Town to Nairobi Overland Adventure (Comfort) starting at the base of Table Mountain to Mt Kilimanjaro, the burning sand dunes of the Namib Desert, to the tranquil waters of the Okavango Delta. From the thundering Victoria Falls and the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater, to the beautiful white sandy beaches and spice markets of Zanzibar – this trip will leave you wanting more of Africa…

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    Price from R64,860

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    Cape Town to Kenya Epic Tour (Under 39’s) (41 Days)

    Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya
    Starts Cape Town
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Max 24
    Age Range 18 - 39 Years
    SKU CAE2513
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    Tour Highlights

    Why book this tour?

    This Cape Town to Kenya Epic Adventure (Under 39) provides a broad insight into Southern and Eastern Africa’s grandest attractions.

    We leave from Cape Town and head off to Mt Kilimanjaro, explore the gigantic sand dunes in ancient deserts and relax on golden beaches on the tropical island of Zanzibar. The mighty Victoria Falls is next on the list before journeying to the Chobe River, viewing the majestic Ngorongoro Crater and the infinite Serengeti plains.

    • Price Beat Guaranteed
    • 10% early bird discount (6 months or more)
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    Price from R52,535 R40,977

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  • Cape Town to Zanzibar Northern Route Tour (36 Days)

    Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania
    Starts Cape Town
    Ends Dar es Salaam
    Group Size Max 28 - 30
    Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older
    SKU CAM0922
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    Why book this tour?

    This Northern Route Cape Town to Zanzibar tour travels through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi and ends in Tanzania. The trip is perfect if you looking to travel up through Southern Africa and on the warm beaches of Zanzibar.

    • Free arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room
    • 5% discount for trips booked 6 months in advance or more
    • 10% discount for ISIC cardholders
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    Price from R28,000 R23,205

    + Local Payment USD 1150 Add to COMPARE

  • Zanzibar to Cape Town Overland (36 Days)

    Countries Visited Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa
    Starts Dar es Salaam
    Ends Cape Town
    Group Size Max 28 - 30
    Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older
    SKU CAM0957
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    Why book this tour?

    This great value Zanzibar to Cape Town Overland camping safari tour from the warm waters of the Indian Ocean all the way down to Cape Town through Southern Africa.

    • Arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room
    • 5% discount for trips booked 6 months in advance or more
    • 10% discount for ISIC cardholders
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    Price from R28,000 R23,205

    + Local Payment USD 1150 Add to COMPARE

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    Cape Town to Zanzibar Comfort Tour (Under 39’s) (35 Days)

    Countries Visited Namibia, South Africa, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi
    Starts Cape Town
    Ends Dar es Salaam
    Group Size Max 24
    Age Range 18 - 39 Years
    SKU ACM2504
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    Why book this tour?

    This Cape Town to Zanzibar Overland adventure tour covers a vast area from Table Mountain in Cape Town to the tropical beaches of Zanzibar. Experience giant sand dunes in ancient deserts, Victoria Falls and the Chobe River, Malawi’s beaches and the warm Indian Ocean.

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    Price from R75,265 R66,045

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    Cape Town to Zanzibar Overland (Under 39’s) (35 Days)

    Countries Visited Namibia, South Africa, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi
    Starts Cape Town
    Ends Dar es Salaam
    Group Size Max 24
    Age Range 18 - 39 Years
    SKU CAM2504
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    Tour Highlights

    Why book this tour?

    This Cape Town to Zanzibar Overland adventure tour covers a vast area from Table Mountain in Cape Town to the tropical beaches of Zanzibar. Experience giant sand dunes in ancient deserts, Victoria Falls and the Chobe River, Malawi’s beaches and the warm Indian Ocean.

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    Price from R45,505 R35,494

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    Cape Town to Kruger Overland via Vic Falls (Camping) (26 Days)

    Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe
    Starts Cape Town
    Ends Johannesburg
    Group Size Max 24
    Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older
    SKU CAS0447
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    Why book this tour?

    26 Day Cape Town to Kruger Overland via Victoria Falls Adventure, a wonderful route to tour if you are looking for the best of Southern Africa. We start off in the beautiful and vibrant city of Cape Town with exquisite views of Table Mountain. Then we wind our way to the beauty of Namaqualand where we will stay at a campsite. Also included is the Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei, Chobe National Park and The Okavango Delta to name but a few highlights.

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    Price from R31,470 R29,495

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    Cape Town to Kruger Overland Tour (Accommodated) (26 Days)

    Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe
    Starts Cape Town
    Ends Johannesburg
    Group Size Max 20
    Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older
    SKU ACS0416
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    Why book this tour?

    Cape Town to Kruger Overland Adventure takes you from Cape Town, to the scorched deserts of Namibia and the unique wildlife sanctuaries of Botswana. The tour kicks off with a festive wine tasting in the Mother City where you can enjoy unspoiled views of the mountains and vineyards. From there the tour just keeps getting better with highlights like the Okavango Delta, Kruger National Park, the majestic Victoria Falls and the beauty of the Blyde River Canyon. Don’t miss out! Call us today!

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    Price from R46,870 R43,575

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    Southern Africa Adventure Comfort Tour (Under 39’s) (25 Days)

    Countries Visited South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia
    Starts Johannesburg
    Ends Cape Town
    Group Size Max 24
    Age Range 18 - 39 Years
    SKU ACE2510
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    “Why book this tour?

    The Southern Africa Adventure Comfort Tour covers 5 countries in 25 days and gives you a very comprehensive tour of Africa. There are numerous highlights, starting with the Kruger National Park where you will spend two nights. Then there is Matobo National Park where you can view even more wildlife,  giving you a feel for the natural wilderness of Africa. Adding to those highlights includes Mosi O’ Tunya National Park, Chobe National Park, the Okavango Delta for a canoe trip in a traditional canoe. You won’t be disappointed with the variety of activities on this tour!

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    • 10% early bird discount (6 months or more)
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    Price from R61,895 R54,312

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  • Cape Town to Johannesburg Safari Tour (Comfort) (25 Days)

    Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe
    Starts Cape Town
    Ends Johannesburg
    Group Size Max 20
    Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older
    SKU ACS0445
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    Why book this tour?

    You will be swept away by the colourful West Coast, explore desert ecosystems, take canoe trips along The Okavango Delta, enrich yourself with historical places and all of this while staying in comfortable lodgings. It is for the traveller who wants to be out in nature, freeing their spirit, meeting new people and discovering the natural wonders of Africa.

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    Price from R46,060

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  • Cape Town to Johannesburg Overland via Victoria Falls (25 Days)

    Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe
    Starts Cape Town
    Ends Johannesburg
    Group Size Max 20
    Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older
    SKU CAS0444
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    Why book this tour?

    If you are looking for a great mix of  desert, semi- desert and savannahs, then this is the trip to go on because you will get to visit Etosha National Park with a plethora of incredible wildlife. Add to that the Grand Fish River Canyon with spectacular sunsets, hikes in the Sesriem Canyon under star-studded skies, educational discoveries of the harsh desert conditions of Sossusvlei and the spectacular Victoria Falls. This trip offers the adventurous traveller a true and beautiful experience of Africa.

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    Price from R30,460

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    Cape to Vic Falls & Joburg Comfort Tour (Under 39’s) (25 Days)

    Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia
    Starts Cape Town
    Ends Johannesburg
    Group Size Max 24
    Age Range 18 - 39 Years
    SKU ACE2511
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    Tour Highlights

    Why book this tour?

    This Cape Town to Victoria Falls and Johannesburg overland allows you to travel through some of Southern Africa’s grandest attractions. Our unique itinerary has been carefully mapped to maximise your experience in the time you spend exploring this magnificent continent with us. From the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town to the gigantic sand dunes in ancient deserts, from the tranquility of the Chobe River to the almighty Victoria Falls, ending in the City of Gold; Johannesburg. This tour will leave you with memories to cherish forever…

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    • 10% early bird discount (6 months or more)
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    Price from R61,895 R54,312

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Cape Town Tours and Budget Safaris

Affectionately known as ‘The Mother City’ amongst the locals the real meaning of the name comes from the 1930s when an anonymous party wrote to the local newspaper saying that Cape Town was the only city in South Africa that could be called a metropolis. Many ‘Capetonians’ took to this description and discovered that metropolis is derived from the Greek derivation of ‘metre’ or ‘metros’ meaning ‘mother ‘and ‘polis’ meaning ‘city’.

Our packages are tailor-made by experts who have travelled in the field and have extensive knowledge of travelling through Africa. We know where the hotspots are, the perfect sunsets and the golden opportunities for unique activities and experiences, not to mention the perfect photo opportunities!

Tours from Cape Town

Tours To Cape Town

Top Things to do in Cape Town

1) Take the cable car up Table Mountain:

If you prefer the more adventurous way up (hiking) or the no sweat option of taking the cable car, you will be awarded with magnificent vistas of the city, beaches and ocean of Cape Town.

2) Cape Point

Every time I visit Cape Point I am awed by the sense of ‘wildness’ and escape you can get in this relatively small protected area. The most popular attraction is the funicular and the lighthouse, and the views from there are amazing.

But is it is when you park yourself off at one of the picnic spots; or walk to a secluded beach that you really start to appreciate the feeling of what the Cape of Good Hope must have been like in years gone by – wild and untamed.

3) Wine Tasting

The most sensible way is to go with an organised wine tour, as the whole sip and spit attitude just seems such a waste of perfectly good wine. Some of my favourite wine farms (and there are many) are the following:

4) Food

Glorious food! Cape Town is host to some of the best restaurants in South Africa, and they present very good value for money if you travel on international currency.

For a uniquely South African experience, head out to Mzoli’s Place in Gugulethu. The idea is simple, choose your cut of meat, the guys will braai (barbeque) it for you and choose from an assortment of sides to go with it – will recommend pap, the staple diet of Southern Africa. You can grab a beer (quart) next door from the shebeen to wash it all down. Just ask one of the friendly locals if you are a bit overwhelmed.

5) Open Top Bus

A good way to see the sights and surroundings of Cape Town is to take the open top bus tour. Not the best idea for a cold and rainy day, but the views and photos you can get on a clear sunny day are just unbelievable.

6) Stroll down Long Street or Bree Street in search of a great bar

Awash with pubs, clubs, restaurants and little stores selling all sorts, you certainly will know when you are in Long Street – it has it all. Bree Street is more a more trendy version with it unique bars, secret gin bars and beautiful restaurants.

7) Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

For plant lovers this is a must. Strolling around the beautiful gardens with Table Mountain as a backdrop you can stimulate all your senses and learn more about African plants.

The sheer variety of indigenous flora found on Table Mountain is staggering. Fynbos, an Afrikaans word meaning “delicate bush,” is the name given to the scrubby vegetation that is particular to the Cape and is found in abundance on the mountain slopes.

If you are visiting in summer, the Sunday evening concerts in Kirstenbosch are very popular, and you can experience some of the best South African bands (and at times international) on offer.

8) Penguins

The African Jackass penguin colony have made Boulders Beach near Simons Town their home. It is a very popular tourist attraction, and on a nice day the little boulder fringed beach can be just the escape you are looking for.

9) Learn to Surf

Muizenberg is the perfect learning ground for wannabe surfers. The shark spotter high on the mountain overlooking the beach and surf will make you feel a bit more comfortable donning a wetsuit and giving it your best shot at not gulping huge amounts of salt water and looking like a complete novice.

10) Night Out

Cafe Caprice in Camps Bay is great for sundowners on a Sunday afternoon and evening, and they also do really nice breakfasts where you can sit and watch the ocean whilst basking in the sun.

Neighbourhood Bar on Long Street has a cool vibe and yummy food with very big portions.

Zula Soundbar also in Long Street is a great live music venue.

Asoka Bar is a trendy Kloof Street option and can go from nice and relaxed to busy and buzzing.

11) Walks and Picnics

The Sea Point promenade is 11 kilometres in length and snakes along the Atlantic shoreline, hugging the Mouille Point and Sea Point ocean front regions of Cape Town. This is a beautiful place to go on long walks, giving you visual wonders when the sun rises or sets. Picnics are fantastic to be held here, as well as at Signal Hill which is an extremely popular sunset viewing site that overlooks the city. The vistas are absolutely phenomenal, and the setting is simply splendid.

An easy way to have a good day of peace and rest is at the Company’s Gardens in the city centre, where you can buy small bags of food with which to feed the resident squirrels.

Surrounded in beautiful statues, crafted ponds and lush greenery, you can spend an entire day here simply laying on a picnic blanket and enjoying the sun’s rays through the treetops. This 8.5 hectare park contains a Japanese garden, gorgeous roses, an aviary, and South Africa’s oldest cultivated pear tree.

12) Hiking

There are many hiking routes in Cape Town. One of the well-travelled routes is Lion’s Head, which is a fantastic trek that offers awe-inspiring views along the shoreline below, as well as over the peninsula and city itself. The climb to the summit can be rather challenging, especially for those who find heights daunting. One of the greatest hiking experiences here can be taken during full moon evenings, when the weather is clear and the skies are sparkling. Otherwise, try a hike up Table Mountain and explore the parks and forests of the city.

13) Beaches

One of the favourite pastimes of Cape Town locals is to relax on the various stunning beaches of the area. Spend time resting on the white, sandy beaches of Clifton, Camps Bay or the series of boulder-strewn Llandudno beaches. Further along are Hout Bay, Noordhoek beach and the small Smitswinkelbaai which is down a steep mountain slope. On the other side of the peninsula, you will find the warmer waters of Muizenberg, Fish Hoek and Boulder’s beaches. Spend some time paddling in the waves of Milnerton beach or explore the rock pools dotted along the Sea Point promenade.

14) Visiting Markets

There are a variety of markets scattered around Cape Town, all offering beautiful goods or produce. The Bay Harbour market of Hout Bay is set in an old, but very clean, fish factory and contains more than one hundred stalls from which you can purchase anything from handmade weavings to Tunisian chickpea rotis. The Old Biscuit Mill market, held in Woodstock, is a very trendy market that sells a massive range of fresh produce and homemade goods. It has a unique, vintage appeal to it and due to its popularity it is always buzzing, giving the place a lively and charming atmosphere.