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Things to do in Cape Town

Vibescout

An easy & free to use entertainment guide for most of the events happening all over Cape Town and other areas. Authentic local experiences such as food markets, art exhibitions, nightlife, live music events etc not always the traditional tourist activities.

Check out their Cape Town events page: https://www.vibescout.com/things-to-do-in-cape-town

 

SOME INTERESTING THINGS TO DO

  • Visit the Sunday Island Market at Northgate Island
  • Two Oceans Aquarium in the V&A Waterfront
  • Planetarium at the Iziko museum
  • Ice skating at The Grand West Casino
  • Butterfly World near Paarl
  • Indoor cart racing at Kenilworth Karting
  • Evita se Perron
  • Darling Music Experience
  • Darling Wild Flower Show
  • The Nature Garden
  • Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre - 10.31km from Darling
  • Grotto Bay Private Nature Reserve
  • Rocking the Daisies
  • Relay for Life - Mamre
  • Buffelsfontein Game and Nature Reserve
  • Dassen Island
  • Koeberg Private Nature Reserve
  • West Coast National Park
 
SURFING

Downhill Adventures Surf School

SHARK DIVING

Gansbaai Shark Diving

BOAT TRIPS
Circe Launches
Duiker Island - Seal Island Boat Trips

SKY DIVING

Skydive Cape Town

STEAM TRAINS

Atlantic Rail
Take a steam train ride on one of the day trips run by Atlantic Rail

Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe Steam Train Museum

Visit the Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe Steam Train Museum for a interesteing journey down memory lane.

GOLF COURSES For full description and pictures, go to GOLF COURSES OF THE Cape

 

SANDBOARDING

SCUBA DIVING

 
BUNGY JUMPING
World Famous Bloukrans Bungy off the Bloukrans Bridge near Plettenberg Bay
HIKING TRAILS
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ROCK CLIMBING

Indoor rock climbing

Venue: Cityrock, c/o Collingwood & Anson Rds, Observatory. Time: Mon - Thu from 1:00pm to 9:00pm, Fri from 1:00pm to 7:00pm, Sat & Sun from 10:00am to 6:00pm : capetown@cityrock.co.za /Tel : 021 447 1326 21: Anson Street, Observatory

 

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WHALE WATCHING
SEA KAYA
WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES AND REHABILITATION CENTRES
Eagle Encounters
Eagle Encounters receives birds that have been injured, poisoned, abused and hand-reared.

INCLUDES:

  • 4 interactive flying shows
  • 2 interactive African Porcupine shows
  • personal interactions with African Wood Owls, our famous dancing Barn Owls, Bengal Eagle Owls, snakes, Bearded Dragons etc
  • having the Spotted Eagle Owls in the front enclosure flown to you!

Eagle Encounters receives birds that have been injured, poisoned, abused and hand-reared.Our first priority, in every case, is to rehabilitate and release as soon as possible. Only hand-reared birds are retained for education purposes. Did you know Eagle Encounters is a self-funded Non-Profit Organization. Your support funds our rehabilitation, education, conservation & community outreach programmes.

BIRDS OF EDEN

Entry to Monkeyland is free; this entitles you to spend time on the forest deck, which also doubles as a restaurant named The Blue Monkey Cafe.

The difference between Monkeyland and Birds of Eden is that you are able to stroll about the bird sanctuary without a safari guide whereas you cannot do so at Monkeyland

 

From this area primates moving about the forest are always seen, and heard. The only charge is to go on a monkey safari (optional) with one of our game rangers, this is a foot safari into the forest where the primates have been released and are free roaming. The rangers will track the primates down & impart interesting information about them, the forest and anything else you come across. Part of the safari is across our 128 m canopy walk, which actually rises above the forest canopy for a birds eye view of this primate paradise. These walking safaris last an hour, and depart from reception each half hour. The tours depart daily, every half hour and are open-ended which means that you can go on more than one tour on the day you are visiting us.

 

Birds of Eden is situated next to Monkeyland, and similar to Monkeyland requires no pre-booking unless a multi-lingual guide is required for a guided tour. The difference between Monkeyland and Birds of Eden is that you are able to stroll about the bird sanctuary without a safari guide whereas you cannot do so at Monkeyland.

 

We always advise visitors to try an allocate an minimum of 4 hours for their visit to Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and The Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary. If you allocate less time, you might miss out. Our sanctuaries are tranquil and worth hanging out at for the day.

Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary
 
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South African Museum

Open daily 10h00 -17h00
A permanent display of natural history and archaeology. The forecourt area has been restyled and has an education garden. Also has a printing museum and a resource centre. Admission charged. Free entry Wednesday.
Queen Victoria Street, City Centre
Tel: 021 424 3330

Cultural History Museum

Mon-Sat 09h30-16h30
Originally built as a slave lodge for the Dutch East India Company in 1679 and it was later used as the Cape Supreme Court. This museum houses early postal stones, the history of currency and postage in South Africa; examples of furniture, glass ceramics, weapons, musical instruments and toys from the many countries whose people are represented in South Africa. The archaeological section has interesting objects of Egyptian, Greek and Roman origin. The reconstructed tombstone of Jan van Riebeeck can also be seen in the courtyard
49 Adderley Street, Cape Town
Tel: 021 461 8280

 

Bertram House

Tues - Sat 09h30 - 16h30
The late Georgian red-brick house is a typical example of early 19th century Cape British domestic architecture and is the last remaining example of its kind in the city. The Anna Lidderdale Collection forms the nucleus of the collection with examples of fine furniture, ceramics, silver and other objects d'art. Admission charged.
Cnr Orange & Government Avenue, Cape Town
Tel: 021 424 9381

Fish Stocks

Tues - Sun 10h00 -16h00
This museum contains a collection of historical objects and documents; a small reference library; "Emmy", the do-it-yourself computerised marine encyclopaedia; alternating thermatic exhibitions; audio-visual presentations with colour-slides and video-tapes, models of fishing boats in action; fishing gear and various items of equipment. Open Admission charged.
West Quay Road, The Waterfront, Table Bay Harbour, Cape Town
Tel: 021 418 2312

SA Maritime Museum

The museum contains information about future development plans, trade, the fishing industry, shipwrecks, shipping lines, raw materials; Table Bay harbour; ship modelling; the Union Castle Company; a shipwright workshop and a discovery cove for children.
Dock Road, Table Bay Harbour .
21 419 2506

Sendinggestig Museum

Mon - Fri 09h00 -16h00
Missionary Church dating from 1802. Admission free.
40 Long Street, CapeTown
Tel: 021 423 6755

False Bay Fire Museum

A large display of fire equipment, old and new, local and overseas. Including photographs, technical data and uniforms. By appointment only.
48 Clovelley Road, Fish Hoek
Tel:021 782 1387

Houses of Parliament

During the recess guided tours Mon to Fri 11h00 and 14h00.
Booking essential for large groups. Entry for visitors is via Parliament Street gate During the parliamentary session, gallery tickets are available from Room 12. Overseas visitors are requested to present their passports.
Parliament Street, City
Tel:021 403 2911

Irma Stern Museum

Tues - Sat 10h00 - 17h00
Houses a collection of works by this SA artist, antique furniture, art treasures from 600 BC and Congolese artefacts. Admission charged.
UCT Cecil Road, Rosebank
Tel: 021 685 5686

Jewish Museum

Dec-Feb: Tues & Thurs 11h00 - 17h00.
March-Nov: Wed 09h30 - 12h30; Sun 10H00 - 12H30
The oldest synagogue in South Africa. Contains items of Jewish historical and ceremonial significance. Closed on Jewish holidays
84 Hatfield Street, Gardens, City Centre
Tel:021 45 1546

Josephine Mill

Guided tours daily at 10h15, 11h30 & 14h15
Cape Town's only surviving water mill built in 1818. The enormous cast iron wheel was built in 1840 by Jacob Letterstedt. Ground flour and biscuits for sale.
Boundary Road, Newlands
Tel:021 686 4939

Archives

Mon Tues Wed & Fri 08h00 - 16h00. Thurs 08h00 - 19h00
Contains collections of documents and pictures dating back to the earliest days of the Cape. Admission free.
72 Roeland Street, Cape Town
Tel: 021 462 4050

Groot Constantia

Cellar tours daily on the hour from 11h00 - 15h00
This is the oldest homestead in the Cape. The Manor House on the farm which was originally allocated to Governor Simon van der Stel portrays life on a farm in the 1800's. The collection consists of Cape furniture from the mid-1700's and Chinese, Japanese, Rhenish and Delft porcelain. The Wine Museum has wine drinking and storage vessels in glass, silver, copper and stoneware from 500 BC to the 19th century. Admission charged.
Off Constantia Road, Wynberg. M41
Tel: 021 794 5067

HISTORIC PLACES

BO-KAAP

The delightful old buildings and cobbled streets make a walk or drive through this area very interesting. Bo-Kaap is rich in history. Islam originated from this area and the first mosque in South Africa can be visited here. Also buried in "Tana-Baru", the oldest cemetry in the area, are the pioneers and Holy Saints who came to this country as political exiles and who were imprisoned on the notorious Robben Island in the early 16th Century.

Bo-Kaap Museum

This house, built in the 18th century, portrays the lifestyle of a typical Malay family in the 19th century. An exhibition of carts and coaches can be seen in the community centre in the courtyard of the museum. Closed Monday, Sunday, Christmas and Good Friday. Admission charged.
71 Wale Street
Tel: 021 24 3846

 

Castle of Good Hope

Guided Tours: Mon - Sun, 10h00, 11h00, 12h00, 14h00
Built between 1666 - 1679, the Castle is the oldest building in South Africa. Pentagonal fortification with bastions at each corner named after the titles of the Prince of Orange namely: Buuren, Nassau, Catzenellenbogen, Oranje and Leerdam. It contains historical objects and the William Fehr Collection of paintings, porcelain, carpets, furniture and other objects. The newly renovated dolphin pool is now on view to visitors. Today the Castle serves as Headquarters for the Western Province Army Command. Changing of the guards:Mon - Fri 12h00. Admission charged
Buitekant Street, Cape Town
Tel:021 469 1111

City Hall

Completed in 1905, the building overlooks the Grand Parade and houses the City Library and the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra. The Municipal Carillion in the tower which contains 39 bells and dates back to 1923is occasionally operated. The Carillon at Cape Town is the only one on the African continent. It was commissioned by the women of Cape Town as a monument to those who died in the Great War. The Carillon was manufactured by an English firm, Taylor and Son of Loughborough, and consists of 39 bells (CC-d). The total weight of the Carillon is around 15.5 tons. The Carillon was inaugurated in April of 1924 on a visit by HRH The Prince of Wales to South Africa. Later that year, the position of City Carillonneur was created. The Carillon is still played frequently by the present City Carillonneur, Donovan Baguley. Due to the nature of the instrument it is difficult to arrange a fixed time at which it will be played. Consequently, the City Council encourages anyone who is intrested in hearing the Carillon to contact the City Carillonneur to arrange a recital. Donovan Baguley, the City Carilloneur, can be contacted at the following numbers and address: Tel: 686-4042(h) Tel: 650-3085(w)
Darling Street, Cape Town
Tel: 021 400 2230

 
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