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Things to do in Cape town for Cape town adventure activities, Shark cage diving, scuba diving, swimming with Dolphins, Whale watching, Souther right whale spotting, Boat cruises, Cruises in Cape Town, Canoeing, Abseiling, Bridge swinging, Bungy jumping, Rock Climbing, Sand surfing, surfing, golf courses,
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Things to do in Cape town for Cape town adventure activities, Shark cage diving, scuba diving, swimming with Dolphins, Whale watching, Souther right whale spotting, Boat cruises, Cruises in Cape Town, Canoeing, Abseiling, Bridge swinging, Bungy jumping, Rock Climbing, Sand surfing, surfing, golf courses,

 

THINGS TO DO - CAPE - WESTERN PROVINCE

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ACCOMMODATION

Bantry Bay

Bellville

Blaauwberg Strand

Boulders

Camps Bay

Cape Agulhas

City Centre

Clifton

Constantia

Darling

Durbanville

East London

Franschhoek

Gans Baai

George

Gordon's Bay

Grahamstown

Greenpoint

Hermanus

Hout Bay

Jeffreys Bay

Knysna

Langebaan

Mosselbay

Muizenberg

Oudtshoorn

Paarl

Paternoster

Plettenberg Bay

Port Alfred

Port Elizabeth

Saldanha Bay

Sea Point

Simons Town

Stanfield

St Francis Bay

Stellenbosch

Tsitsikamma

Waterfront City

Wellington

Witsand

Yzerfontein

THINGS TO DO - TAKE YOUR PICK!

Robben Island
 
Abseiling Cape South Africa
ABSEILING MOUNTAIN BIKING
Scuba Diving Cape South Africa
 
Steam Trains - Cape South Africa
BRIDGE SWINGING QUAD BIKING
BIRD WATCHING MUSEUMS
BUNGY JUMPING ORGANISED TOURS
BOAT TRIPS PARAGLIDING
CANGO CAVES RIVER RAFTING
CANOEING ROBBEN ISLAND
CAVING ROCK CLIMBING
FISHING SAFARIS
GAME DRIVES SCUBA DIVING
GOLF COURSES SANDBOARDING
GAME RESERVES SHARK DIVING
HELICOPTER FLIGHTS SKY DIVING
HIKING STEAM TRAINS
HOT AIR BALLOONING SURFING
HORSE RIDING WHALE WATCHING
KIRSTENBOSCH WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT WINE ESTATES
TEAM BUILDING TOURS

SURFING

Surfing CapeTown South Arica

Downhill Adventures Surf School

If you want to get into surfing but don't have time to mess around, Downhill Adventures is who you need to get in touch with.

They will teach you to surf at some of the best surf spots in Cape Town. Day and multi-day courses are available and you don't need your own equipment.

Shop 10, Overbeek Building
Cape Town 8001 South Africa
Tel: 013 745 7187

E-mail:

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Cape Garden Route

Cape Peninsula

Cape West Coast

Cape Whale Watching Coast

Cape Wine Routes

Eastern Cape

Diving

Entertainment

Game Reserves

Golf Courses

Health and Beauty

Health Travel Tips

Hiking

Hiv/Aids

Hunting

Medical

Places to See

Property

Things to Do

Travel Tips

Tours & Tour Guides

Wedding & Conference Venues

SOME INTERESTING THINGS TO DO

  • Visit the Sunday Island Market at Northgate Island
  • Two Oceans Aquarium in the V&A Waterfront
  • Planetarium at the Iziko museum
  • Ice skating at The Grand West Casino
  • Butterfly World near Paarl
  • Indoor cart racing at Kenilworth Karting
  • Evita se Perron
  • Darling Music Experience
  • Darling Wild Flower Show
  • The Nature Garden
  • Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre - 10.31km from Darling
  • Grotto Bay Private Nature Reserve
  • Rocking the Daisies
  • Relay for Life - Mamre
  • Buffelsfontein Game and Nature Reserve
  • Dassen Island
  • Koeberg Private Nature Reserve
  • West Coast National Park

SHARK DIVING

Gansbaai Shark Diving

Gansbaai Shark Diving - Shark Diving - Great White sharks - Diving Great Whites - Shark cage diving

The Gansbaai Beach House is situated near the area known as "the shark diving capital of the world", the name given to the stretch of sea between Dyer Island and the main land.

Winter is definitely the best time to visit.

The chances of seeing a great white shark are higher here than anywhere else.

Tel: 013 745 7187

E-mail:

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BOAT TRIPS

Take a boat trip to Duiker Islad (Seal Island) Very affordable and a real WOW
Circe Launches Contact details for Duiker Island Boat Trips

Please email us for more detailed information or to make a booking at

info@circelaunches.co.za

Rates :

Adults: R60.00

Child: R30.00 ( 13 years and younger )

Circe Launches boat trip to seal island

Duiker Island - Seal Island Boat Trips

Circe Launches welcomed their new vessel, m.v. Calypso to the fleet. Experience of the local weather and sea condition was carried through in her design, for passenger comfort and safety

She has ample outside deck seating, upper deck viewing and comfortable, inside cabin seating.

She is the only glass bottomed passenger launch in South Africa with the unique attraction of two glass viewing ports at the bottom of the boat.

SKY DIVING

 

Contact details forSkydive Cape Town

If you would like to experience a Tandem Skydive, or would like to learn to Skydive, please email us for more details or to make a booking at :

bookings@skydivecapetown.co.za

Tandem Combined Total Price : R1900.00 Includes Briefing,Tandem Master's Fee. Hire of equipment. Packing Fee.

Skydive Cape Town

Skydive Cape Town

On the way up in the aircraft, the view is breathtaking.

To the South, the Mother City lies sandwiched between towering Table Mountain and bustling Table Bay harbour. Further to the south, and to the far side of the mountain, lies False Bay, Hout Bay and the splendour of the South Peninsula as far as Cape Point.

 

Regular jumpers should call in advance to inquire about availability and pricing.

 

STEAM TRAINS

Take a steam train ride on one of the day trips run by Atlantic Rail?

Contact details for Simons Town Steam Train

How to get hold of us

 

The normal Atlantic Rail office hours are Monday to Friday - 09:00 to 15:00.

 

The easiest way to get hold of us is by emailing us at

info@atlanticrail.co.za

 

Simon's Town Steam Train

Simons Town Steam Train - Atlantic Rail

If you are looking for something different to do with family, friends or even on your own, why not take a steam train ride on one of the day trips run by Atlantic Rail?

 

Our train consists of wooden bodied vintage coaches dating from 1922 to 1938. One of the coaches is a lounge car with a full cash bar service.

 

The steam locomotive we use is a Class 24 steam loco built in 1949.

The train leaves Cape Town and travels between the famous Newlands rugby and cricket grounds to Muizenburg. Traveling on to False Bay where the view of the ocean is spectacular. The railway line skirts the rocks as it travels through the quaint village of Kalk Bay, then snakes through Fish Hoek and Glencairn, finally coming to an end in Simonstown with a view of the naval dockyard. Passengers are free to go to the beach, grab a bite to eat or stroll through the town. The train returns along the same route back to Cape Town.

Price: R250 - Adults R150 - Children (3- 12yrs)

Visit the Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe Steam Train Museum for a interesteing journey down memory lane.
Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe Steam Train Contact details for the Outeniqua Choo Choo Steam Train

Tel : +27(0)44 801 8289

( Mon - Fri only )

Fax : +27(0)44 801 8286

CLICK HERE to Email :

 

Outeniqua Transport Museum,

2 Mission Road

George

The Outeniqua_choo_tjoe

Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe Steam Train

The Outeniqua Chootjoe Train is no longer in service since the 2006 flood damage

 

Visit the Museum for a interesteing journey down memory lane.

The Choo Tjoe used to offer passengers a unique, picturesque and scenic 52-kilometre journey experiencing the Garden Route with spectacular views of the Indian Ocean before flood damage rendered the line un-usable in 2006.

 

GOLF COURSES For fulldescription and pictures, go to GOLF COURSES OF THE Cape

Royal Cape Golf Course

Royal Cape Golf Club
174 Ottery Road
Wynberg 7800

Tel: 013 745 7187

E-mail:

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Erinvale Golf Course

Erinvale Golf Club
PO Box 3500
Somerset West
7129

Tel: 013 745 7187

E-mail:

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Stellenbosch Golf Club

Stellenbosch Golf Club
R44 (Strand Road)
South Africa
PO Box 277
Stellenbosch 7599
South Africa

Tel: 013 745 7187

E-mail:

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Milnerton Golf Course

Bridge Road, Milnerton Cape
P.O. Box 774
Milnerton
7435

Tel: 013 745 7187

E-mail:

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Rondebosch Golf Club

Golf Course Road 
off Klipfontein Road 
Mowbray
7700

Tel: 013 745 7187

E-mail:

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Westlake Golf Club

Against the amethyst slopes of the Silvermine mountains lies one of Cape Town's Premier Courses - Westlake.

Tel: 013 745 7187

E-mail:

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Clovelly Country Club

Clovelly Drive,
Clovelly,
Cape Town, 7974,
South Africa

Tel: 013 745 7187

E-mail:

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TEAM BUILDING

TOURS

Safari Charters in Cape Town
 
Travel Air Fly Charters

for more info

 

Liza Maree

083 632 6304

018632 3399

Email:

travelafly@gmail.com

liza@travelflyaircharter.com

 

Website:

www.travelflyaircharter.com
Air Charters in Cape Town

Travel Fly Air Charters

 

Flights between Lephalale (Ellisras) and Lanseria. Monday to Friday.

Depart Lanseria 06h00am.

Depart Lephalale 16h00pm.

Private Air charter flights

  • South Africa
  • Botswana
  • Mozambique
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe.

Services:

Private, Safaris, Business Charters etc

SANDBOARDING

Sand boarding - Sand boarding Western Cape - Sand boarding Cape South Africa
Sand boarding - Sand boarding Western Cape - Sand boarding South Africa
Contact details for Downhill Adventures

Please email us for further information, prices and bookings, at :

info@downhilladventures.com

Shop 10 Overbeek Building

Cnr Kloof, Long & Orange Street

Cape Town

 

Downhill Adventures - Sandboarding

Commercial Sandboarding has been pioneered in the Cape and is unique in the way it is presented.

Downhill Adventures are the pioneers of Sandboarding in Africa. Using specially designed boards, our expert guides will have you flying down the dunes in no time.

 

A short drive leads to the Lost City of Atlantis or Silver Sands in Betty’s Bay where the most spectacular dune environments exist in Cape Town.

SCUBA DIVING

 

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

 

BUNGY JUMPING

World Famous Bloukrans Bungy off the Bloukrans Bridge near Plettenberg Bay.
Contact details for Bloukrans Bungy:

Please email us with any further queries at : info@faceadrenalin.com

or

book@faceadrenalin.com

 

Open Daily

09h00 to 17h00
Travel on the N2 from Cape Town,
40 km East of Plettenberg Bay

Face Adrenalin operates the World Famous Bloukrans Bungy, the World's highest bungy bridge, off the Bloukrans Bridge near Plettenberg Bay.
The Bloukrans jump is the World’s Highest Commercial Bungy at 216 m high and is officially recognized by Guinness World Records.

We are here to give you the most amazing X-perience of your life! Bloukrans Bungy uses pendulum bungee technology to ensure the smoothest, most comfortable bungee jump possible. Jumpers are secured in a full-body harness combined with an ankle connection.

HIKING TRAILS Please go to HIKING FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

TABLE MOUNTAIN, Cape TOWN

LION'S HEAD

RHODES MEMORIAL, MOWBRAY

THE SENTINEL (KARBONKELBERG), HOUT BAY

SUNBIRD ENVIRONMENTAL RECREATION CENTRE, NOORDHOEK

CHAPMAN'S PEAK, NOORDHOEK

NOORDHOEK BEACH, NOORDHOEK

SILVERMINE RIVER TRAIL, CLOVELLY

ST JAMES TO MUIZENBERG

ZANDVLEI BIRD SANCTUARY, MUIZENBERG

MUIZENBERG PEAK, MUIZENBERG

KOMMETJIE ENVIRONMENTAL AWERNESS GROUP, KOMMETJIE

BOYES DRIVE, KALK BAY

JAGER'S WALK, FISH HOEK

PEER'S CAVE, FISH HOEK

ELSIE'S PEAK, FISH HOEK

CAPE OF GOOD HOPE NATURE RESERVE, SOUTH OF SIMON'S TOWN

WILLIS WALKS, SEAFORTH TO BOULDERS

RONDEVLEI NATURE RESERVE, GRASSY PARK

SILVERMINE NATURE RESERVE, TOKAI

TOKAI FOREST, TOKAI

ALPHEN TRAIL AND DE HEL WALK, ALPHEN

CONSTANTIA NEK, CONSTANTIA

CECELIA FOREST

NEWLANDS FOREST, NEWLANDS

JOSEPHINE WATER MILL AND MUSEUM, NEWLANDS


ELSIESKRAAL WALKAWAY, PINELANDS

MILNERTON

KOEBERG PRIVATE NATURE RESERVE, MELKBOOSSTRAND


TYGERBERG NATURE RESERVE, BELLVILLE

Cape FLATS NATURE RESERVE, BELLVILLE

DURBANVILLE NATURE RESERVE, DURBANVILLE

VINEYARD TRAIL, KUILS RIVER AND STELLENBOSCH

HEDELBERG FARM HIKING TRAIL, SOMERSET WEST

LOURENS RIVER TRAIL, SOMERSET WEST

HELDERBERG NATURE RESERVE, SOMERSET WEST

CANNON AND WHEEL TRACKS HIKING TRAILS, SIR LOWRY'S PASS

DICK DENT BIRD SANCTUARY, STRAND

DANIE MILLER HIKING TRAIL, GORDON'S BAY

STEENBRAS RIVER VALLEY TRAIL, GORDON'S BAY

 

OTTERS TRAIL

 

TSITSIKAMMA NATURE RESERVE

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ROCK CLIMBING

Indoor rock climbing

Venue: Cityrock, c/o Collingwood & Anson Rds, Observatory.
Time: Mon - Thu from 1:00pm to 9:00pm, Fri from 1:00pm to 7:00pm, Sat & Sun from 10:00am to 6:00pm

Tel: 013 745 7187

E-mail:

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WHALE WATCHING

Whale watching - Whales Cape - Whales Western Cape - Whales South Africa

SEA KAYA

This seafront house can sleep 8 people.

It has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, spacious living-area with TV,  fully equipped kitchen, double lock-up garage.

The indoor braai-area leads onto a large deck with stunning views of Walkerbay.

The ideal place for whale watching.  


Gansbaai is famous for whale watching, shark-cage diving, and boat trips.

Whale watching - Whales Cape - Whales Western Cape - Whales South Africa

Tel: 013 745 7187

E-mail:

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WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES AND REHABILITATION CENTRES

Eagle Encounters receives birds that have been injured, poisoned, abused and hand-reared.
Eagle Encounters at Spier, Stellenbosch Contact Details for Eagle Encounters at Spier, Stellenbosch

Please contact Tracy Chalmers for further details

eagles@telkomsa.net

Tel : +27 (0)21 858-1826

 

Spier Estate

Lynedoch Road (R310) Stellenbosch

Monday to Sunday
09:00 - 17:00

Mark Shuttleworth's visit to Eagle Encounters at Spier

Eagle EncountersENTRANCE FEES:

  • Adults pp R70
  • Children (3 to 12 years) R60
  • Students (with Student ID Card proof) R65
  • Pensioners (ID may be requested) pp R65

INCLUDES:

  • 4 interactive flying shows
  • 2 interactive African Porcupine shows
  • personal interactions with African Wood Owls, our famous dancing Barn Owls, Bengal Eagle Owls, snakes, Bearded Dragons etc
  • having the Spotted Eagle Owls in the front enclosure flown to you!

Eagle Encounters receives birds that have been injured, poisoned, abused and hand-reared.Our first priority, in every case, is to rehabilitate and release as soon as possible. Only hand-reared birds are retained for education purposes. Did you know Eagle Encounters is a self-funded Non-Profit Organization. Your support funds our rehabilitation, education, conservation & community outreach programmes.

Birds of Eden's unique two hectare dome (the World’s largest) spans over a gorge of indigenous forest.
Birds of Eden Contact Details for Birds of Eden

Please email us your queries to

info@monkeyland.co.za

 

Entry to Monkeyland is free; this entitles you to spend time on the forest deck, which also doubles as a restaurant named The Blue Monkey Cafe.

 

Birds of Eden's unique two hectare dome (the World’s largest) spans over a gorge of indigenous forest.

BIRDS OF EDEN

Birds of Eden's unique two hectare dome (the World’s largest) spans over a gorge of indigenous forest. The sanctuary has its own mysterious ruin, which incorporates a walk-behind waterfall. Another feature is its amphitheatre, which has the ability to seat over 200 visitors.

Birds of Eden is situated next to Monkeyland, and similar to Monkeyland requires no pre-booking unless a multi-lingual guide is required for a guided tour.

Entry to Monkeyland is free; this entitles you to spend time on the forest deck, which also doubles as a restaurant named The Blue Monkey Cafe.

The difference between Monkeyland and Birds of Eden is that you are able to stroll about the bird sanctuary without a safari guide whereas you cannot do so at Monkeyland

 

From this area primates moving about the forest are always seen, and heard. The only charge is to go on a monkey safari (optional) with one of our game rangers, this is a foot safari into the forest where the primates have been released and are free roaming. The rangers will track the primates down & impart interesting information about them, the forest and anything else you come across. Part of the safari is across our 128 m canopy walk, which actually rises above the forest canopy for a birds eye view of this primate paradise. These walking safaris last an hour, and depart from reception each half hour. The tours depart daily, every half hour and are open-ended which means that you can go on more than one tour on the day you are visiting us.

 

Birds of Eden is situated next to Monkeyland, and similar to Monkeyland requires no pre-booking unless a multi-lingual guide is required for a guided tour. The difference between Monkeyland and Birds of Eden is that you are able to stroll about the bird sanctuary without a safari guide whereas you cannot do so at Monkeyland.

 

We always advise visitors to try an allocate an minimum of 4 hours for their visit to Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and The Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary. If you allocate less time, you might miss out. Our sanctuaries are tranquil and worth hanging out at for the day.

Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary- a true primate sanctuary
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary Contact Details for Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary in Plettenberg Bay

Please email us your queries to

info@monkeyland.co.za

Entry to Monkeyland is free; this entitles you to spend time on the forest deck, which also doubles as a restaurant named The Blue Monkey Cafe. The only charge is to go on a monkey safari

 

Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary- a true primate sanctuary

Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary- a true primate sanctuary

Monkeyland is the worlds first free roaming multi-specie primate sanctuary. Monkeyland has as one of its aims, to create awareness about the plight of primates.

 

It offers tours (monkey safaris) where guests can view the 500+ resident primates in their forest home, there is also a restaurant, souvenir store and viewing deck, and a 128 metre suspended canopy walk. Monkeyland’s safari guides are multi-lingual,

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South African Museum
Open daily 10h00 -17h00
A permanent display of natural history and archaeology. The forecourt area has been restyled and has an education garden. Also has a printing museum and a resource centre. Admission charged. Free entry Wednesday.
Queen Victoria Street, City Centre
Tel: 021 424 3330

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Cultural History Museum
Mon-Sat 09h30-16h30
Originally built as a slave lodge for the Dutch East India Company in 1679 and it was later used as the Cape Supreme Court. This museum houses early postal stones, the history of currency and postage in South Africa; examples of furniture, glass ceramics, weapons, musical instruments and toys from the many countries whose people are represented in South Africa. The archaeological section has interesting objects of Egyptian, Greek and Roman origin. The reconstructed tombstone of Jan van Riebeeck can also be seen in the courtyard
49 Adderley Street, Cape Town
Tel: 021 461 8280

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Bertram House
Tues - Sat 09h30 - 16h30
The late Georgian red-brick house is a typical example of early 19th century Cape British domestic architecture and is the last remaining example of its kind in the city. The Anna Lidderdale Collection forms the nucleus of the collection with examples of fine furniture, ceramics, silver and other objects d'art. Admission charged.
Cnr Orange & Government Avenue, Cape Town
Tel: 021 424 9381

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Fish Stocks
Tues - Sun 10h00 -16h00
This museum contains a collection of historical objects and documents; a small reference library; "Emmy", the do-it-yourself computerised marine encyclopaedia; alternating thermatic exhibitions; audio-visual presentations with colour-slides and video-tapes, models of fishing boats in action; fishing gear and various items of equipment. Open Admission charged.
West Quay Road, The Waterfront, Table Bay Harbour, Cape Town
Tel: 021 418 2312

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SA Maritime Museum
The museum contains information about future development plans, trade, the fishing industry, shipwrecks, shipping lines, raw materials; Table Bay harbour; ship modelling; the Union Castle Company; a shipwright workshop and a discovery cove for children.
Dock Road, Table Bay Harbour .
21 419 2506

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Sendinggestig Museum
Mon - Fri 09h00 -16h00
Missionary Church dating from 1802. Admission free.
40 Long Street, CapeTown
Tel: 021 423 6755

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False Bay Fire Museum
A large display of fire equipment, old and new, local and overseas. Including photographs, technical data and uniforms. By appointment only.
48 Clovelley Road, Fish Hoek
Tel:021 782 1387

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Houses of Parliament
During the recess guided tours Mon to Fri 11h00 and 14h00.
Booking essential for large groups. Entry for visitors is via Parliament Street gate During the parliamentary session, gallery tickets are available from Room 12. Overseas visitors are requested to present their passports.
Parliament Street, City
Tel:021 403 2911

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Irma Stern Museum
Tues - Sat 10h00 - 17h00
Houses a collection of works by this SA artist, antique furniture, art treasures from 600 BC and Congolese artefacts. Admission charged.
UCT Cecil Road, Rosebank
Tel: 021 685 5686

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Jewish Museum
Dec-Feb: Tues & Thurs 11h00 - 17h00.
March-Nov: Wed 09h30 - 12h30; Sun 10H00 - 12H30
The oldest synagogue in South Africa. Contains items of Jewish historical and ceremonial significance. Closed on Jewish holidays
84 Hatfield Street, Gardens, City Centre
Tel:021 45 1546

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Josephine Mill
Guided tours daily at 10h15, 11h30 & 14h15
Cape Town's only surviving water mill built in 1818. The enormous cast iron wheel was built in 1840 by Jacob Letterstedt. Ground flour and biscuits for sale.
Boundary Road, Newlands
Tel:021 686 4939

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Archives
Mon Tues Wed & Fri 08h00 - 16h00. Thurs 08h00 - 19h00
Contains collections of documents and pictures dating back to the earliest days of the Cape. Admission free.
72 Roeland Street, Cape Town
Tel: 021 462 4050

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Groot Constantia
Cellar tours daily on the hour from 11h00 - 15h00
This is the oldest homestead in the Cape. The Manor House on the farm which was originally allocated to Governor Simon van der Stel portrays life on a farm in the 1800's. The collection consists of Cape furniture from the mid-1700's and Chinese, Japanese, Rhenish and Delft porcelain. The Wine Museum has wine drinking and storage vessels in glass, silver, copper and stoneware from 500 BC to the 19th century. Admission charged.
Off Constantia Road, Wynberg. M41
Tel: 021 794 5067

HISTORIC PLACES
BO-KAAP
The delightful old buildings and cobbled streets make a walk or drive through this area very interesting. Bo-Kaap is rich in history. Islam originated from this area and the first mosque in South Africa can be visited here. Also buried in "Tana-Baru", the oldest cemetry in the area, are the pioneers and Holy Saints who came to this country as political exiles and who were imprisoned on the notorious Robben Island in the early 16th Century.

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Bo-Kaap Museum
This house, built in the 18th century, portrays the lifestyle of a typical Malay family in the 19th century. An exhibition of carts and coaches can be seen in the community centre in the courtyard of the museum. Closed Monday, Sunday, Christmas and Good Friday. Admission charged.
71 Wale Street
Tel: 021 24 3846

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Castle of Good Hope
Guided Tours: Mon - Sun, 10h00, 11h00, 12h00, 14h00
Built between 1666 - 1679, the Castle is the oldest building in South Africa. Pentagonal fortification with bastions at each corner named after the titles of the Prince of Orange namely: Buuren, Nassau, Catzenellenbogen, Oranje and Leerdam. It contains historical objects and the William Fehr Collection of paintings, porcelain, carpets, furniture and other objects. The newly renovated dolphin pool is now on view to visitors. Today the Castle serves as Headquarters for the Western Province Army Command. Changing of the guards:Mon - Fri 12h00. Admission charged
Buitekant Street, Cape Town
Tel:021 469 1111

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City Hall
Completed in 1905, the building overlooks the Grand Parade and houses the City Library and the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra. The Municipal Carillion in the tower which contains 39 bells and dates back to 1923is occasionally operated. The Carillon at Cape Town is the only one on the African continent. It was commissioned by the women of Cape Town as a monument to those who died in the Great War. The Carillon was manufactured by an English firm, Taylor and Son of Loughborough, and consists of 39 bells (CC-d). The total weight of the Carillon is around 15.5 tons. The Carillon was inaugurated in April of 1924 on a visit by HRH The Prince of Wales to South Africa. Later that year, the position of City Carillonneur was created. The Carillon is still played frequently by the present City Carillonneur, Donovan Baguley. Due to the nature of the instrument it is difficult to arrange a fixed time at which it will be played. Consequently, the City Council encourages anyone who is intrested in hearing the Carillon to contact the City Carillonneur to arrange a recital. Donovan Baguley, the City Carilloneur, can be contacted at the following numbers and address: Tel: 686-4042(h) Tel: 650-3085(w)
Darling Street, Cape Town
Tel: 021 400 2230

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