Table Mountain National Park, previously known as the Cape Peninsula National Park, is a national park in Cape Town, South Africa, proclaimed on 29 May 1998, for the purpose of protecting the natural environment of the Table Mountain Chain, and in particular the rare fynbos vegetation.
The park is managed by South African National Parks. The property is included as part of the UNESCO Cape Floral Region World Heritage Site.
Robben Island is an island in Table Bay, 6.9 kilometres west of the coast of Bloubergstrand, Cape Town, South Africa. The name is Dutch for “Seal Island.” Robben Island is roughly oval in shape, 3.3 km long north-south, and 1.9 km wide, with an area of 5.08 km².
It is flat and only a few metres above sea level, as a result of an ancient erosion event. Nobel Laureate and former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela was imprisoned there for 18 of the 27 years he served behind bars before the fall of apartheid.
To date, three former inmates of Robben Island have gone on to become President of South Africa: Nelson Mandela, Kgalema Motlanthe, and Jacob Zuma.
Kirstenbosch is an important botanical garden nestled at the eastern foot of Table Mountain in Cape Town. The garden is one of ten National Botanical Gardens covering five of South Africa’s six different biomes and administered by the South African National Biodiversity Institute. Prior to 1 September 2004, the institute was known as the National Botanical Institute.
Artscape Theatre Centre is the main performing arts centre in Cape Town, South Africa. It was opened in 1971 and is located on reclaimed land in the Foreshore area.
The inaugural performance was scheduled to be Verdi’s Aida but illness struck the title-role singer Emma Renzi and the production was replaced by CAPAB Ballet’s Sylvia. Other productions in the opening season were Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte in Afrikaans and Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.
The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway is a cable car transportation system offering visitors a five-minute ride to the top of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa.
It is one of Cape Town’s most popular tourist attractions with approximately 900,000 people a year using the Cableway. In February 2016, the Cableway welcomed its 25 millionth visitor.
Table Mountain is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa. It is a significant tourist attraction, with many visitors using the cable-way or hiking to the top.
The mountain forms part of the Table Mountain National Park. Table Mountain is home to a large array of fauna and flora, most of which is endemic
The Cape Town International Convention Centre is a convention centre in Cape Town, South Africa. The centre opened in June 2003. It is run as a partnership between the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape government.
Boulders Beach is a sheltered beach made up of inlets between granite boulders, from which the name originated. It is located in the Cape Peninsula, near Simon’s Town towards Cape Point, near Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa.
It is also commonly known as Boulders Bay. It is a popular tourist stop because of a colony of African penguins which settled there in 1982. Boulders Beach forms part of the Table Mountain National Park.
Lion’s Head is a mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, between Table Mountain and Signal Hill. Lion’s Head peaks at 669 metres above sea level. The peak forms part of a dramatic backdrop to the city of Cape Town and is part of the Table Mountain National Park.
Mzoli’s is butchery in Gugulethu, a township on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa. Since Mzoli’s opened in early 2003, the restaurant has become a popular gathering spot for Cape Town residents and a tourist attraction.
Amongst Gugulethu’s residents, Mzoli’s Place has a reputation for public drunkenness and disrespect for the local community. Mzoli’s is named after the founder and owner, Mzoli Ngcawuzele.
The Castle of Good Hope known locally as the Castle or Cape Town Castle is a bastion fort built in the 17th century in Cape Town, South Africa. Originally located on the coastline of Table Bay, following land reclamation the fort is now located inland.
In 1936 the Castle was declared a historical monument and following restorations in the 1980s it is considered the best preserved example of a Dutch East India Company fort.
Where to stay
This boutique hotel at the foot of Table Mountain is just stunningly beautiful in every way. You can almost touch Table Mountain at the back of this exquisite property and breathe in amazing views of Cape Town to the front.
Each room has a different theme offering an individual experience. Manna Bay is tastefully furnished, stylish and spacious throughout. Large floor to ceiling a window make the property light and allows its guest to experience the best views in Cape Town.
An excellent breakfast is served and the complimentary afternoon tea is just too good for words! I do enjoy afternoon tea and this was just so tasty with different cakes baked each day to follow the delicious savouries. The staffs are happy, friendly and helpful.
Atlantic view Cape Town Boutique Hotel
What can we say which hasn’t already been said about this amazing hotel. First of all the staff who are professional, friendly and fun who go the extra mile to ensure you have a truly memorable stay.
Next the hotel, the decor and attention to detail is fantastic and the views from the hotel are just awesome. The service level is beyond belief; they even provide chauffeur driven Mercedes to take you anywhere you want to go to at a nominal charge
This hotel ensures hospitality at many levels that is a credit to its management and staff.
The bedrooms are comfortable and extremely clean and neat. The Breakfast is excellent and so was the dinner of King Clip we experienced. The valet service is unique and so is the vibrant coffee shop. It’s a great visit and an international ambience
Excellent guesthouse near to Newlands set in a quiet road with beautiful garden. Close to M3 with easy access to city and to the south. Only a few minutes to Kirstenbosch Gardens.
You can stay in a two bedroom family room which is very comfortable. Superb breakfast served by the excellent staff in beautiful surroundings which are lovingly maintained inside and out.
Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
There are more modern hotels, more fancy hotels, but trust me you’ll love it and you will love it, it has a unique charm, “back to the days”…….(not sure back to what) but the phrase “back to the days” fits this hotel perfectly.
The hotel isn’t a small hotel but still has the personal touch making you feel really at home, the staff all greet you by name and are ALL amazing, they are all so lovely to talk and joke with and beyond to help……the pool area is beautiful, breakfast by the pool is plentiful, so varied and oh so delicious. `
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