Cape Town is one of the worlds most diverse, and misunderstood capitol cities. Often misrepresented in mainstream media, Cape Town in 2013 was voted the world’s best global city by The Daily Telegraph’s annual Travel Awards.
As part of Numadi’s new Cape Town trips (7 or 14 day trips available) you are given 2 whole days to yourself to explore. Here is a small list of additional Cape Town activities you may be interested in…. (just to note, Table Mountain is included in the tour).
- The Rugby Museum- Springboks Rugby Museum Experience
It is the Rugby Union World Cup this year after all. Even if you’re not a Springboks fan, a trip to the museum experience is a must for ANY rugby enthusiast. The Springboks team has a diverse and interesting history that you will lean all about here, even try your hand at the game.
- Castle of Good Hope
One for the history buffs. Built in the 17th Century – and partially restored in 1980’s – The Castle of Good Hope, otherwise known as ‘The Castle’ to locals, is regarded as the best preserved example of a Dutch East India Company Fort.
- Robben Island
Another one for the history buffs. Listed as a South African National Heritage Site, Robben Island is accessible from the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and is most notably known for Robben Island Prison – where the likes of Nelson Mandela and Jacob Zuma were both imprisoned during the Apartheid.
- Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Named after Queen Victoria and her second son Prince Alfred, the V&A Waterfront is situated on Cape Town’s Atlantic Shore and is a working fishing harbour, the location of many cafes and hotels as well as the location of Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art.
The V&A Waterfront is also the access point to Robben Island (see above).
- Rhodes Memorial
A memorial to English-born South African politician Cecil John Rhodes, Rhodes Memorial is located at Devils Peak. The magnificent north-east view is imagined as the Cape to Cairo Road – an incomplete river and rail route originally designed to run through multiple African countries.
- Heart of Cape Town Museum
A little something that many tourists may not even realise exists. Founded in 1938, this is the site of the first ever heart transplant surgery performed in 1967. This is a guided educational tour.
- Groot Constantina
One for the wine connoisseurs? On one hand Groot Constantina is South Africa’s oldest wine estate; “Groot” meaning great in Dutch and Afrikaans. On the other hand this is a fascinating historical site for Dutch – African history.
- Lions Head
Part of Table Mountain National Park, Lion Head is a mountain standing at 669m in height. Renowned for its views of both the city, and Atlantic sea the short hike to the top is perfect for those wanting an easy hike that encompasses views, indigenous flora & fauna and geological interests. While hiring a car is optional, Uber does operate and your tour provider may also be able to offer an alternative transport.
- Iziko South African Museum
Founded in 1825, and the first in South Africa, the Iziko Museum houses thousands of important archaeological and zoological artefacts and collections. Learn about South Africa in a whole new way.