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Museums of Cape Town

As with any major city there are a number of very good museums in Cape Town and you might like to visit some whilst you are here. Some of the ones that we personally recommend are District Six Museum, Gold of Africa Museum, and the Iziko Museums of Cape Town.

District Six Museum: this area of Cape Town was home to nearly a tenth of the population in Cape Town until in 1965 it was declared a "white" area. More than 60,000 people were forced to move. The museum tells the story of this and also wants to keep alive the memories of the displaced people.

Gold of Africa Museum: The museum is especially good for evening tours with a glass of sparkling wine complete with gold leaf. The museum exhibits the ancient and sometimes mythical relationship Africa has had with gold.

Iziko is the collective name for a number of museums in and around Cape Town. They range from a natural and social history museums as well as having an impressive art collection.

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Other experiences in Cape Town

These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the local ways of life.

  • A journey aboard The Blue Train
    The Blue Train with Table Mountain in the distance

    A journey aboard The Blue Train

    A journey aboard The Blue Train

    Following a historic route between Pretoria and Cape Town, The Blue Train is one of South Africa’s finest rail journeys. On board, you can experience fine dining, relax in your own private suite and take in mountain views from the Observation Car.

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  • Cape Town City Tour
    Cape Town

    Cape Town City Tour

    Cape Town City Tour

    No visit to Cape Town is complete without a tour of the "Mother City". Your tour will include visits to the Castle of Good Hope, the Parliament Buildings and Bo-Kaap, plus of course the iconic Table Mountain.

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  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
    Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Cape Town, South Africa

    Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

    Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

    Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens occupy a large swathe of beautiful land on the lower slopes of Table Mountain. They house a huge collection of indigenous flora, such as heathery fynbos, flowering proteas and dramatically coloured strelitzias.

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  • Peninsula Tour
    Chapman's Peak Drive, Cape Town

    Peninsula Tour

    Peninsula Tour

    The Cape Peninsula is an area of dramatic natural beauty and huge ecological significance, which manages to retain a wild feel despite its huge popularity with visitors. As you drive south from Cape Town, you pass through the exclusive suburbs of Camps Bay and Clifton before continuing onto Hout Bay and through Constantia, where the road meanders behind Table Mountain and down onto the coast.

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  • Rovos Rail
    Club lounge, Rovos Rail

    Rovos Rail

    Rovos Rail

    The beautifully restored carriages of Rovos Rail combine luxury travel with the chance to experience living history.

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  • Table Mountain Tour
    View from Table Mountain, Cape Town

    Table Mountain Tour

    Table Mountain Tour

    Guest are taken to the lower terminal for the cable-car up Table Mountain. The cable-car is a very modern affair, and completes a 360º rotation during the ascent, affording you fantastic views over the city.

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  • Wine Tour
    Franschhoek, South Africa

    Wine Tour

    Wine Tour

    In the company of Pietman Retief, who is recognised as one of the leading wine experts in the country, you can experience the winelands and the history of the area through his passion.

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