Cape Town Journals

A piece of paradise

An October 2001 trip to Cape Town by bokcrazy

Quote: The city itself is a mixture of old and new. Take a walk by Parliament or through the parks. Go shopping and eat along the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. Don't forget to go up the awesome Table Mountain. Use Cape Town as your base for the surrounding areas.
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Best Things Nearby:Beach, going up Table Mountain, driving up Signal Hill, Bantry Bay, V and A Waterfront, and wineries are not that far from Cape Town.Best Things About the Resort:We stayed in a two bedroom unit. The main bedroom had a king size bed and jacuzzi in its bathroom. The second bedroom had two twin bed. The unit was serviced daily. There are two pools, one is heated. They run a shuttle bus down to the Alfred and Victoria Waterfront for the convenience of their guests. The front desk will organize anything you could want.Resort Experience:This is a phenomenal resort. From the entrance of marble floors to the ocean views, you will not be disappointed...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 7, 2003

The Peninsula
313 Beach Road
Cape Town, South Africa
(27) 021 439-8888

Hout Bay beach

Attraction | "Seal Island"

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The roundtrip by boat to Seal Island from the Hout Bay Harbour makes a for wonderful short excursion round the foot of the Sentinel and literally on to the rocks of the island which is awash with Cape Fur seals.

There are a number of operators who depart at regular intervals throughout the day, everyday, weather permitting. I have done this tour a couple of times, the sea can get rather choppy, so you may want to go prepared if you get seasick.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 12, 2003

Hout Bay beach
Victoria Avenue, Hout Bay
Cape Town, South Africa 7806
+27 21 790 1264

Table Mountain

Attraction

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This world-renown icon lies within the new Cape Peninsula National Park and forms a dramatic backdrop to the city. Take the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway to get to the top (if you're not feeling energetic enough for one of the several steep walks up). The cableway runs every day (weather permitting). The mountain offers something for everyone -- magnificent views, hiking, serious rock climbing, incredible botany, birding, geology, and for the thrill seekers, absailing and paragliding. The cable car is operational different times of the day. From February 1st to April 30th the first car up is 8:30am, the last car up at 7:30pm, and the last car down at 8:30pm. If you figure on walking o...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 12, 2003

Table Mountain
Cape Town 7848
Cape Town, Western Cape 7848
00 27 21 7156136

Victoria and Alfred Waterfront - Alfred Mall

Attraction | "Victoria & Alfred Waterfront"

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Situated between Robben Island and Table Mountain in the heart of Cape Town's working harbour, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is more than just a mere mall, it has become South Africa's most visited destination. Set against a backdrop of magnificent sea and mountain views, exciting shopping and entertainment venues are intermingled with imaginative office locations, world-class hotels and luxury apartments in the residential marina. Whether it is Balducci's you savor, or a taste of home in KFC, there are 15 fastfood or takeaway spots and over 35 restaurants, and there is bound to be something to satiate your appetite. Do stop to have a look at the seals. There are also...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 12, 2003

Victoria and Alfred Waterfront - Alfred Mall
Dock Road
Cape Town, South Africa 8001
+27 21 408 7500

Groot Constantia

Best Of IgoUgo

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Groot Constantia is the benchmark by which the heritage of the Cape is measured in terms of its history, architecture, collection, estate wines, food quality, hospitality, physical appearance, conduct and service excellence. It is the oldest wine producing farm, and is conveniently situated close to Cape Town. There is an orientation center that houses an exhibition of several artifacts and photographs depicting the history of the Estate. Simon van der Stel chose these lovely surroundings to build his impressive home more than 300 years ago. During the 1790's it was rebuilt to its current form. Entrance to the manor house museum complex is R8 (US$1) for adults and R2 for scholars....Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 12, 2003

Groot Constantia
Off M41
Cape Town, South Africa 7848
+27 21 794 5128