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With the mighty Table Mountain standing sentinel over its dazzling golden beaches, scores of cafes and breweries, great shopping and wildlife, and picture-perfect vineyards, historic Cape Town or the Mother City, as it is affectionately known by locals, has something for everyone.

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Pick Up Souvenirs At Africa Nova
Open :9.00AM-5.00PM
One of the best places at which to pick up a unique souvenir in Cape Town, Africa Nova houses a stunning collection of stylish, contemporary African artefacts. The store stocks an assorted range of ceramics, jewellery and home décor from which to choose your gifts.
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Walk Around Bo-Kapp
Stroll along the narrow, cobbled lanes of Bo-Kaap (Upper Cape), Cape Town’s most colourful neighbourhood and home to the Cape Malay community. This quirky quarter, where houses are painted in cheerful shades of blues, pinks, greens and yellows, is brimming with history.
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Shop Local At The Old Biscuit Mill
Open :10.00AM-4.00PM
Discover an amazing range of contemporary arts and craft stores and award-winning designer boutiques at the Old Biscuit Mill, which was once a biscuit factory. Don’t miss the Neighbourgoods Market, a bustling food market that showcases local produce, every Saturday.
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Boulders Beach
Open :8.00AM-5.30PM
Near Simon’s Town, the beautiful, boulder-strewn sandy coves of Boulders Beach are teeming with African Penguins, Cape Town’s most delightful residents. Walk along the boardwalk from Boulders Visitors Centre to view the breeding colony of the adorable, endangered birds that strut about the beach.
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Relive History At The District 6 Museum
Open :9.00AM-4.00PM
Once home to Cape Town’s vibrant multi-ethnic community, the evocative District 6 Museum honours the memory of the people that once lived here. The heartbreaking stories of this city are told through photographs, recreated interiors and recordings from former residents
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Cape Point
Open :7.00PM-5.00PM
The most south-westerly tip of Africa, gorgeous Cape Point lies within the Table Mountain National Park and offers stunning views over the sparkling blue Atlantic. Ride the Flying Dutchman funicular, or walk up to the lighthouse to take in the fynbos-carpeted landscape that surrounds you.
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Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Open :9.00AM-5.00PM
The heart of the Cape Floral Region, the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens are located on the slopes of Table Mountain and showcase some of the most picturesque and unique flora in the world. Go on the excellent guided tours, and absorb the stunning views from the Tree Canopy Walkway.
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Have An Adventure On Table Mountain
Cape Town’s most iconic landmark, Table Mountain offers a host of outdoor activities. Hike the scenic trails, ride the cableway to the top to enjoy the panoramic vistas, and, if you are feeling adventurous, try your hand at rock climbing or abseiling. However you do it, the views are breathtaking!
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Shop Till You Drop At The V And A Waterfront
Open :10.00Am-7.00PM
You can spend hours browsing through the many fantastic stores that line the V & A Waterfront. The beautiful location itself deserves exploring, while the shops stock everything from local South African brands to offerings from well-known designers
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