walks around cape town
Bring Cape Town's three-hundred-and-fifty years of heritage to life with a stroll through history. A blend of historic buildings and modern architecture; the centre of Cape Town makes an excellent place to discover the city's charms. The central city centre is relatively small so you'll find all the museums and places of cultural interest within a few blocks of each other. Not to be missed are:
- District Six Museum
- South African Museum
- Government Avenue and the Company Gardens
- Bo-Kaap Museum
- Jewish Museum
- Castle of Good Hope
V&A WATERFRONT WALK
Cape Town's popular V&A Waterfront is just a short 10-minute walk from the Villa Zest boutique hotel, and offers an unrivalled shopping and entertainment experience. While you're there, you can visit the impressive Two Ocean's Aquarium, take a sunset boat cruise, and listen to live music, or take to the skies in a helicopter to view it all from above.
No trip to Cape Town is complete without a visit to Robben Island, former prison home of Nelson Mandela and now a World Heritage Site. A ferry to and from the island leaves daily from the Nelson Mandela Gateway situated at the Clock Tower Precinct in the V&A Waterfront.
- Upmarket fashion and speciality boutiques
- The Two Oceans Aquarium
- Harbour boat excursions and luxury yacht trips
- Helicopter trips
- Robben Island Tour
Shop for authentic South African crafts and curios and Cape Town township art, indulge in local cuisine and enjoy the sights and sounds of this vibrant melting-pot of a city. Must-sees include:
- Greenmarket Square
- The Grand Parade
- Pan African Market
- Long Street
TOPLESS BUS TOURS OF THE CITY
A great way to get your bearings in the city and to explore at the same time is to hop onto the Topless City Tour Bus for a guided trip around Cape Town. The 'hop on, hop off' bus will take you to the V&A Waterfront, around the city centre, along Table Mountain for some breathtaking panoramic views and on a scenic coastal drive along Camps Bay.