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There are some stunning places to visit in Cape Town while you wait for your IVF. We suggest the following places or activities, which may be arranged either to a schedule, or privately. Also, you may prefer to use the car and drive around at your convenience. Just mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org
VICTORIA AND ALFRED WATERFRONT
The V&A Waterfront has restaurants, bars, shops, movies, museums and much, much more. It’s found on the historic Victoria Basin in the harbor area and is the most-visited tour spot in South Africa. The V&A offers the tourist an unforgettable experience in shopping, cuisine and South African hospitality in general.
Table Mountain Cable Way runs from the foot of the mountain to the top. It’s a must: as the spectacular view is surely unequalled anywhere in the world. The mountain itself is a National Park and hosts around 6,000 species of fynbos (flora) that are found nowhere else on our planet. It’s a world heritage site, accessible via the cableway or many walking and hiking trails around the Peninsula.
Robben Island was the home of ex-President Nelson Mandela for 27 years. It is now a national monument and not to be missed. Hourly trips from the Nelson Mandela Museum at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront will take you to the island, which has become a beacon of hope in the new South Africa. The tour takes you through the old prison, including Madiba’s cell. It’s not only about political prisoners, but also conservation: Robben Island has one of the largest African Penguin populations (a threatened species.)
DISTRICT SIX MUSEUM
This interesting Museum gives you a further glimpse into apartheid and the forceful removal of a people from their homes. It also gives you a look into the colorful history of District Six as well as the people who lived there.
GOOD HOPE CASTLE
The Castle of Good Hope is situated close to the City Hall, just down the street from the District Six Museum. It dates back three centuries to when the first Europeans (from the Dutch East Indian Company) set up a halfway house on their route to the Far East. Today it hosts fine restaurants and art galleries that depict the vast array of cultures that make up our wonderful country.
At the top of Adderley Street, a few blocks away from the Castle of Good Hope, is the Company Gardens: this also dates back a few centuries to the early days of Cape Town. Today you’ll find the National Arts Gallery, as well as the South African National Museum. One of the neighbouring buildings is the South African Parliament.
Further afield, on the west side of the Peninsula, is Cape Town’s famous Clifton Beach. This beach, along with Camps Bay and Llandudno, is renowned for the stunning surroundings and beautiful people. You’ll also find “the Republic of Hout Bay”: a little fisherman’s village that nestles below the fabulous cliff drive of Chapman’s Peak. Build by prisoners of war in the previous century, it is most definitely one of the world’s most scenic drives. While in Hout Bay, take a boat trip to Seal Island and visit one of the largest Cape Fur seal colonies in the world, visit the World of Birds or the various markets, or go horseriding and – even – wine tasting!.
Cape Point is the most southern point of the Cape Peninsula; a must where the two Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. The conservation area is breathtaking and will leave an impression that will stay with you forever. If there ever was a spectacular end of the world, this would be it…
The Eastern side of the Peninsula offers many attractions. Not least is False Bay, where historic Simon’s Town is home to the South African Navy. This quaint little town has stunning views of False Bay, home to the Great White Shark. South Africa is the only country in the world where this shark is a protected species. Legend has it that there is a great white shark in the False Bay Area that is so big that the locals has dubbed him the “SUB”. Don’t miss a visit to the penguins on Boulders beach.
TWO OCEANS AQUARIUM
Located in the V&A Waterfront, the Two Oceans Aquarium makes for a fascinating and exciting visit for the whole family, offering a variety of display tanks, interactive experiences, a touch pool and the highly popular predators tank. The I&J Predator Exhibit contains 2.2 million litres of seawater and is one of the most dramatic exhibits in the Aquarium. There are several great viewing points – including the semi-tunnel which hugs the perimeter of the exhibit, offering a spine-tingling encounter as sharks swim overhead. Ragged-tooth sharks; shoals of yellowtail, garrick and many other fish; several species of ray and a turtle are visible through an enormous 11 metre wide by 4 metre high acrylic panel.
KIRSTENBOSCH BOTANICAL GARDENS
Nestled at the foot of Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is a spectacular, relaxing and tranquil experience for any traveller. This world-renowned garden hosts a range of South African flora. The Botanical Garden is also renowned for its research it does to protect some of the most endangered specious of plants found in the Peninsula.
WORLD OF BIRDS
This is the largest bird park in Africa and one of the few large bird parks in the World. Over 3,000 birds (and small animals) of 400 different species are presented through more than 100 spacious, landscaped walk-through aviaries, allowing you the most intimate closeness with nature.