Nature & parks in Cape Town Central

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Nature & Parks in Cape Town Central

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  • Linda J
    Atlanta, GA41 contributions
    Very touristy and overpriced but some good restaurants. We went there to catch the ferry to Robben Island and then walked around afterward for a few hours. There are much nicer places to spend time in Cape Town.
    Written 23 May 2022
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  • ashvparker
    Cape Town, South Africa6 contributions
    Of course Lion's head is free, other than the energy required to get up. However if you are looking for a hike, Lion's head is by far the easiest hike the gives the best of the Cape Town mountain views. Great to do for sunset and easy to get down under moonlight.
    Written 19 April 2022
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  • Sasha Alano
    Novo Hamburgo, RS68 contributions
    If you are in Cape Town you must drive down to Cape Point. The park entrance fee is quite high (360 rand pp), but it’s totally worth it. Go from Simons Town to enjoy the scenery road, and once there climb up or take the funicular to the Lighthouse. There is a walk to Cape Of Good Hope, it takes 1.5 hours to go and come back, we did not have the time but wish I could have done it.
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • vtmp
    Houston, TX70 contributions
    Breath taking sunset. A plus was that you got to see the night light of the city below and the table mountain silhouette. I went twice to see. Just to remind if you want to get a parking, you should got there an hour earlier so that you could pick a park and a spot to enjoy. Loved it
    Written 16 April 2022
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  • CRLsrating
    677 contributions
    Kids always seem to love aquariums, and our kids loved this place. We wanted to try to the diving experience but they have limited time spots available. Technically, the aquarium does not have the true junction between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
    Written 13 May 2022
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  • Nicola K
    Johannesburg, South Africa152 contributions
    Parking takes forever when it's a beautiful day in season, but it's worth the wait and the walk. No access for those who have mobility restrictions, as all beach access is via many stairs. Umbrellas and loungers available for hire on the beaches, take cash with you. Saves carrying extra weight up and down the stairs.
    Written 2 March 2022
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  • Eileen
    1 contribution
    Lovely little fishing town - well worth making a stop to walk around the shops, the beach and also the harbour area. Lots of good restaurants, we only visited two, but both were really good. We had no problem with safety, parked and walked to a restaurant one time, and had to ask for directions. Never felt unsafe.
    Interesting point - because it is on the other side of the mountain from Cape Town, the weather may be completely different! We woke up on a cloudy, overcast day in Llandudno, drove to Hout Bay and it was blue skies and sunny!
    Written 28 April 2022
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  • Liezel Wilson
    2 contributions
    Beautiful beach but very windy.

    Great place to take your dogs for a run. So much open space for them to go wild.
    Written 24 March 2022
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  • Daniel
    Greater Johannesburg, South Africa19 contributions
    This is a must do for everyone I think. The experience and rich history we received at Robben Ireland was inveluable. Our prison guide was a Robben Ireland detainee who spent 10 years Mr Itumeleng. He shared the history and his experience with a passion, giving is time for questions and pictures and videos it was indeed great. When done Thabo took us a tour of the whole Ireland by bus where he explained various land marks and history of various like Sobukwe house the kgwari etc. Thabo was also very passionate about explaining the various landmarks. The only draw back was a checking experience at VnA water front where security just dismissed everyone and told them to come at half pass when we have tickets that said 10h15. He didn't explain and we were all confused. Also directions to the ticket or meeting point at VnA are poor and had to ask various people to get there which is not great. All was world class once checked it all the way to the ferry to Ireland perfect.
    Written 26 March 2022
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  • Priscilla G
    London, England, United Kingdom20 contributions
    We loved these gardens, which are a peaceful and shady haven in central Cape Town. Also a very nice way to walk, avoiding the very hot and busy streets.
    Written 9 March 2020
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  • Stephen Morris
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates41 contributions
    Whilst it wasn't beach going weather when we visited, the view of the Twelve Apostles mountain range is stunning.
    Part of an unforgettable day tour from Cape Town Waterfront to Cape Point.
    Written 21 March 2022
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  • Senhorjab
    Pretoria, South Africa41 contributions
    Awesome area, lots of new fresh shops close to the beach... The colorful houses need some TLC... Main reason I went there was to see the houses but was kinda disappointed
    Written 26 April 2021
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  • SDLHOTELDIVA
    Franschhoek, South Africa69 contributions
    Lovely one night getaway to celebrate our birthdays. We were upgraded to a beautiful ambassador chalet with beautiful views and a tranquil setting however no hairdryer in the chalet and the drains had a strong odour. The dining experience was mediocre however the breakfast needs some serious work. Overall we enjoyed our stay, however with a little bit of extra effort from the staff and attention to detail it would have been even more memorable.
    Written 21 November 2020
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  • Oscar Hendricks
    Cape Town Central, South Africa3 contributions
    My 9 year old is in awe of the park...what a lovely way to spend time as a family. The birds though...amazing
    Written 31 January 2022
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  • caea
    Germany19 contributions
    Nice family beach one side, dog walking on the other, just watch out for the 🐕 poo as some people think they dont have to pick up after their dogs. At high tide, very little beach so be sure to check the tides.
    Written 5 October 2020
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