June 22

The Best of Cape Town – A Rhino Africa Guide

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June 22, 2021

One of the benefits of living in one of Africa’s most popular destinations is that every day we wake up to the wealth of possibilities that Cape Town offers. As you might imagine, that means that our team of Rhino Africa Travel Experts have explored every nook and cranny of the Mother City. As such, the recommendations they make to our travellers are based on their very own personal experience!

We caught up with a few of the Rhino Crash and found out their favourite things to do in Cape Town:

 

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Canopy walk in Kirstenboch Gardens, Cape Town
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens show off the sublime natural beauty of Cape Town

Nestled at the foot of Table Mountain lies Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. For many, this is the perfect spot to drink in the Cape’s natural beauty and stretch out on a sunny day. The Gardens aren’t just home to a variety of bird and plant life, but an impressive history too. “If you’re a picnic kind of person, it doesn’t get much better than this” – Helen Kirby, Rhino Africa Travel Expert.

 

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting in the Cape Winelands
There are endless options for wine tasting and pairings in the Cape

Sip on some of the best wines found anywhere in the world. Local wine routes in Durbanville or Constantia offer a variety of settings close to Cape Town itself. While those who want to venture slightly further afield, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch are a short drive away. The scenic beauty of the Cape Winelands provides a perfect backdrop for a sip of our favourite fresh produce. In the opinion of Rhino Africa Travel Expert, Cayleigh Brown, “wine tasting is without a doubt the best way to spend a summer day in the Cape ”.

 

Boulders Beach

Penguins at Boulders Beach
African Penguins entertain at Boulders Beach

“What could be better than sharing a beach with penguins” – Rhino Africa Travel Expert Anandré Els, is absolutely sold on Boulders Beach. Feel the sand between your toes and the fresh sea breeze while sharing the beach with the locals. The resident population of endangered African Penguins provide ample entertainment with their antics both on the beach and among the waves.

 

V&A Waterfront

V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Enjoy panoramic views of Table Mountain from the V&A Waterfront

Shop til you drop and then some more! The V&A Waterfront not only houses some of the city’s best retail therapy but is a centrepiece for a range of activities. Splash out at the Aquarium or venture out on a cruise of the harbour. If views are more your thing, hop onto the Cape Wheel to get a birds-eye view of the stunning surroundings. “The V&A Waterfront has something for absolutely everyone and is a great starting point for an adventure in the city” – Mai Conradie, Rhino Africa Travel Expert.

 

Robben Island

Robben Island - Cape Town
Robben Island is full of South African heritage and history, Image Credit: Fabrizio Verrecchia

“If you know anything about South Africa’s history, then Robben Island is a must-see,” says Rhino Africa Travel Expert Brad Mitchell. A short boat cruise that departs from the V&A Waterfront takes you to the former prison that famously housed political prisoners. One of the unique aspects of this tour is that they are guided by former inmates of the prison. Their shared memories and lived experiences truly resonate with visitors. Visiting the cell that once housed Nelson Mandela is a humbling experience that brings the story of his role in South Africa’s history to life in an emphatic fashion.

 

Table Mountain

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway - Cape Town
Overlook the city from its most famous landmark, Image Credit: Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

“Your trip to Cape Town just doesn’t count if you don’t go up Table Mountain,” says Rhino Africa Travel Expert Toast Seagers. The star of the show in Cape Town simply cannot be left off this list. It’s not just great to look at from below, but the spectacular views from both the aerial cableway and the top of Cape Town’s most iconic landmark make it a highlight of any visit.

 

Camps Bay

Camps Bay, Cape Town
Camps Bay is one of Cape Town’s most popular beaches, Image Credit: CapsolZA

Catch a tan and sip a cocktail in the trendiest corner of the Cape. “Camps Bay is the ultimate summer spot and my go-to for some time in the sun” – says Luke Caldecott, Rhino Africa Travel Expert. Home to a range of restaurants, bars and cafes, this is one of the hottest strips of beach in the city. This is undoubtedly the trendiest place to quench your thirst or grab a snack after some beach time.

In a city so full of highlights and options, it’s impossible to run out of things to do, and Cape Town is certainly blessed in that regard. We’re incredibly lucky to live in this city and feel even luckier to be able to share it with you! If you’re eager to experience the best the Mother City has to offer, get in touch with one of our Travel Experts. We’d love to plan and curate the perfect adventure for you!

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Brad Mitchell

With a deep-set love of the outdoors and making moments count in all aspects of life, nothing makes Brad happier than taking in sunrises and sunsets. He can often be found either running, surfing or playing sports somewhere in Cape Town. Having grown up a stone's throw from Kruger, Brad jumped at the chance to live in the Cape and has never looked back since! With a background in all things Marketing, he is driven by creativity and turning crazy ideas into real-life actions!

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