CAPE TOWN ATTRACTIONS
• Cape Town International Airport (45 min)
• Chapman’s Peak & Hout Bay (20 min)
• Cape Point (15 min)
• Table Mountain (45 min)
• Waterfront & City Centre (45 min)
• Simonstown Penguins (15 min)
• Kalk Bay Harbour (15 min)
• Kirstenbosch Gardens (40 min)
• Constantia Wine Route (30 min)
• Golf Courses (30 min)
• Stellenbosch/Cape winelands (60 min)
The Western Cape is one of South Africa's premier tourist attractions, and for good reason. From the famous icon of Table Mountain, vast winelands and exquisite beaches to world-class restaurants and cosmopolitan entertainment haunts, the Cape boasts a myriad cultures and tourist attractions to suit every type of traveller - from those seeking adventure to those in need of pampering and relaxation.
Whilst staying at any of the luxury hotels in Cape Town that comprise The Last Word, we will endeavour to aid you in exploring and experiencing all that Cape Town and its surrounds has to offer.
The Cape Peninsula comprises the incredibly scenic Peninsula mountain chain that stretches from Signal Hill in the north to Cape Point in the south - a distance of some 60km. This narrow finger of land with its many beautiful valleys, bays and beaches is bound by the cold waters of the Atlantic ocean in the west and the warm waters of False Bay in the east.
A leisurely day's drive around the Cape Peninsula's coastline is highly recommended. Stops should include Hout Bay with its resident Cape fur seal colony, accessible by boat. Scenic Chapmans Peak drive leads to the fishing villages of Kommetjie and Scarborough, then on to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point. A funicular takes visitors up the hill to the lighthouse, which offers panoramic views of the entire peninsula and False Bay coastline. Continuing around the peninsula, visit Boulders Beach and the penguin colony, the naval base at Simonstown and the quaint coastal villages of Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay and St James. From Muizenberg, turn inland and explore the lush forest of Tokai or sample the many wines along the Constantia Wine Route.
Numerous exciting activities are available across the Peninsula. World-class golfing, abseiling, aerobatic flips, coastal cruises, caving, mountain biking, scuba diving, sport fishing, kayaking, surfing, sandboarding, skydiving to name a few.
Cape Town offers some of the most spectacular stretches of pristine, white sandy beaches in the world. The cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean make for sparkling, azure waters while the warmer waters of the Indian Ocean on the other side of the Peninsula create perfect conditions for surfers and body boarders alike.
On the Atlantic Seaboard, the beaches of Camps Bay, Clifton and Llandudno are particularly popular, with the majestic mountain range, the Twelve Apostles towering overhead. The waterfront promenade of Camps Bay offers many trendy eateries and bars - definitely the place to see and be seen in Cape Town. The beach is lined with palm trees and provides an excellent spot to view amazing sunsets while enjoying sundowners.
Along the False Bay coast lie the beaches of Muizenberg - a popular surfing spot, St James and Kalk Bay - ideal for whale spotting, and on to Simonstown and the delightful penguin colony at Boulders Beach. Further along the Peninsula lies the undiscovered paradise of Kommetjie and Noordhoek, where you can stroll along the desolate Long Beach or ride horses through the waves.