Boulders Beach (021- 786 2329) is where you can view the penguin colony, see how they move around and where they make their nests
Cable Way (021-4248181) Here you travel to the top of Table Mountain from where you can get a view of Cape Town and the surrounding areas.
Cape Point (021 – 780 9204) is the most southerly point of the Cape Peninsula. You walk up a path which is quite steep, but is paved. It is, however, an easy walk up to the Cape Point Light House from where you have beautiful views of the ocean and other parts of the Cape Peninsula.
Signal Hill is a vantage point from where you can view the City of Cape Town and if you are at that point before 12h00 noon, you can experience the firing of the Noon Gun.
Robben Island (021 – 413 4220) is very well known. Here you will be taken on a tour to the jail where Nelson Mandela and other political activists were incarcerated as well as a tour of the island by bus. (Booking essential)
Two Oceans Aquarium (021 – 418 3823) Here you can view a vast range of ocean life.
World of Birds (021 – 790 2730) Here you can see a very large range of exotic birds and monkeys. The trip to the World of Birds will also bring you to Hout Bay where the scenery is very beautiful, especially when travelling along Chapman’s Peak.
Castle of Good Hope (021 – 787 1249 / 021 787 1260) deals with 17th Century history of Cape Town and the arrival of the Dutch. There is also a parade / changing of the guard which takes place at a certain time of the day. This building is situated in Central Cape Town. Book School Groups (021 787 1249).
Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden 021 – 799 8783) is a beautiful place to visit with its wide variety of plants, trees and shrubs and large lawns.
Museum Cultural History: (021 – 460 8241) Dealing with the cultural history of Cape Town including the time of Slavery. R20,00 Adults; Children Free.
South African Museum: (021 – 481 3800) Dealing with South African general history. This museum is situated at the top of the Company Gardens and also forms part of the Cape Town City business district.
The Planetarium: (021 – 481 3900) Is situated next to the South African Museum. They offer show times about space which young children will also enjoy. One must phone to obtain specific show times.
The District Six Museum: (021 – 466 7200) It is situated in the centre of Cape Town and deals mainly with the forceful removal of people from the area called District Six as result of the Group Areas Act during the Apartheid era.
Mayibbuye Centre: (021 – 959 2954) It is situated on the campus of the University of the Western Cape and has a section dealing with the history of the political struggle in South Africa during and prior to the Apartheid era.
V & A Waterfront: This is a big shopping mall next to Cape Town Harbour. You will also move through this mall when going to Robben Island.
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