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Experience the city’s rich history and cultural heritage through its fusion of past and present.

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    Cape Town is a cultural hub and where the history of the country really began, so you can bet we have plenty of both to offer visitors. The Mother City’s history is rich – and at times tragic – and is has a number of world class museums that offer up a treasure trove to the past – both the…

    Whether you’re looking to get up close and personal with nature, do a spot of shopping in the city or enjoy a live show, you can find and do it all in the Mother City. Enjoy wheelchair-friendly activities at the following establishments in Cape Town: CITY SIGHTSEEING BUS Offering day tours around the Peninsula, through the city centre and into…

    Cape Town is a top summer destination and with good reason. Sultry summer days are always going to be a big draw with the beaches and rooftop bars across the city spilling over. But what about when you want to cool off after a day of soaking up the rays or escape the heat altogether? Don’t worry we got you…

    They say every journey begins with a single step. As you step onto the road to begin the Cape Camino, the route might be planned, but the journey is left entirely up to you. It’s definitely a journey worth taking. The Cape Camino is not the first of its kind. The idea came from the Camino de Santiago in Spain,…

    The SA Musem of Golf at the V&A Waterfront is a must for golf and history buffs. South Africa is a huge golfing nation and Cape Town is home to some of the best golf courses in the country. Having produced 10 Major winners – two women and eight men – the country has enjoyed considerable success in the sport…

    The San were the earliest group of hunter-gatherers that lived in South Africa. !Khwa Ttu, San Culture and Education Centre seeks to preserve the culture and heritage of this ancient people as well as teach people more things about San history.

    Journey down beneath the earth into the surreal world of the Cango Caves, the country’s best-known system of caves, caverns and formations. They are said to be one of South Africa’s oldest tourist attractions.

    Housing a fascinating story that covers the history of South African diamonds, the Cape Town Diamond Museum covers a timeline that stretches some 3 billion years. Here, you can learn many things about the industry such as how the precious stones are formed, mined and processed.

    Built in 1666 beneath the imposing silhouette of the iconic Table Mountain, the Castle of Good Hope is a priceless piece of Cape History. To really get an authentic taste and grasp of the Mother City’s beginnings, this should be every traveller’s first stop.

    If you’re a history buff that’s interested in the early beginnings of the Mother City, then look no further than the Chavonnes Battery Museum. This Cape Town museum is a heritage site and offers tours of the battery as well as operating as the official guides of the V&A Waterfront Historical Walking Tour.

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