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5 top ways to explore Cape Town

Cape Town is a beautiful city that offers an array of attractions to explore. Often, a simple activity such as walking the streets counts as a fantastic experience.cape-town

Here’s a unique guide to exploring the stunning Mother City:

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The ultimate tour of the Cape Peninsula, a helicopter ride in Cape Town is guaranteed to be spectacular. During your helicopter excursion you’ll get to see the amazing views of some of the Mother City’s most beautiful attractions. Depending on the route you choose, the attractions you’ll see along the coast include:

  • Green Point
  • Hout Bay
  • Kommetjie
  • Noordhoek
  • Fish Hoek
  • Simon’s Town
  • Cape Point.

Southern Suburb train ride to Simon’s Town

A great way to immerse yourself into the culture of Cape Town is to hop onto a train going to Simon’s Town on the Southern Line. Here, you’ll get to see the locals travelling to and from work while enjoying the views of the suburbs as you pass by. What’s more, once you pass False Bay station you’ll get scenic views of the False Bay Coastline, which include:

  • Muizenberg
  • St James
  • Kalk Bay
  • Fishhoek
  • Glencairn
  • Simon’s Town.

Bicycle ride on the promenade of Sea Point

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Recently, we saw the Sea Point promenade open to bicycles, skateboards and rollerblades. Rent a bicycle and explore the beautiful and affluent suburb of Sea Point. Every Monday, a sunset social is hosted for all those looking to explore the city and meet new people.

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Sunset cruise on the coast of the Mother City

Sit back and relax on a sunset cruise at the V&A Waterfront. The trip affords you the opportunity to appreciate the coastline of the Mother City. As the sun sets, the silhouette of the city and the mountains makes for an awe-inspiring view. Be sure to have your favourite sundowner in hand as well your close friends and appreciate in the moment.

Walk the streets of the CBD

Exploring a destination is all about stepping out of your comfort zone. As in the cities of Rome, Paris and Granada, Cape Town requires an on-foot excursion in order to uncover all its hidden gems. Stroll down Bree Street to experience the city’s food heaven or schmooze and booze with the locals in Long Street if you’re into nightlife.

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Other than exploring the Mother City’s most popular attraction, there’s a lot more to the city and its people than what is listed in travel magazines.

The secret to Cape Town is to take the less travelled track and explore the corners that most tourists aren’t willing to see. Use the above-listed as a guide to finding new experiences and make for unforgettable memories.

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