By far, one of my favorite cities in the world. It has a great climate, is surrounded by awesome natural beauty, there's plenty of fun shopping, culture and it is just a short drive from so many incredible attractions.
The Cape Grace Hotel exemplifies luxury while still giving you a comfy, homey, feel. It has all the modern facilities you'd expect at a fine hotel while still retaining a historical ambiance. The location is excellent, right at the Waterfront. You get the best views of Cape Town's...more
Great, well laid-out museum with excellent exhibits. The shark displays are awesome and there is an impressive collection of wildlife specimens. I could easily do 2 and a half hours here. You'll love it if you're in to natural history and there's great stuff for families and kids,...more
I'm always getting harassed to climb up Lion's Head whenever I'm in Cape Town and the task always seems so daunting. I've never regretted it though. It's an awesome hike that looks more difficult than it really is. And, while you might complain about the elevation gain in...more
Ashanti has a range of affordable accommodation options ranging from dorm beds to wonderful en-suite rooms in a separate guest house. Plus, they have an in-house travel agency that can do everything from arranging a rental car for you to set you up on a great white shark dive. Their location is great....more
I rank this aquarium up there with Monterey Bay and my boyfriend, who isn't a sentimental Californian, reckons that it is even better. The exhibits are all very well done and the facility is really nicely laid out. There is a fantastic shark tank and the seals provide seemingly endless...more
I'm a certified avian specialist and a birdwatcher, so maybe this piqued my interest more than it would most people. I'm also pretty critical when it comes to animals in captivity but this place really impressed me. The enclosures were well maintained and all the birds in the huge...more
A trip up here is totally worth it for the view alone. There's a new restaurant up there now that takes full advantage of that amazing view. The tasting room is small but with huge picture windows and a grassy area where you can enjoy your Pinotage....more