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Things to do in Cape Town

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Sir Francis Drake described Cape Town as “the fairest Cape in all the circumference of the world” and that holds true today, not only for its natural beauty, rich heritage, and cultural blend but also for being rate a top culinary destination in the world.

When you plan your trip with Cresta Grande Cape Town, we will not only host you, but ensure that we are the local guide that can help you unlock the beauty of Cape Town, so here is a list of some exciting activities to do in Cape Town.

Please note: Some of these activities might not be operational under current lockdown restrictions. Please call ahead to ensure they are open before you set out.

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Water sports

Ever tried walking on water? You can now, all you need to do is take a seat and pedal away just like you would on a bicycle. This is not only fun but also safe and stable. No fuel is emitted. Generally, guests always opt for an early morning tour for two hours and it is accompanied by a knowledgeable crew.

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Kayak around Sea Point

You may not be on the Olympic team but this makes for a great adventure. Departing from the Three Anchor bay beach under the Sea Point Promenade and takes you through along the coast towards the V&A Waterfront.

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Fancy a picnic?

Less than an hour’s drive from the city centre, the large, glistening Silvermine reservoir is hugely popular for a leisure swim and picnics. It’s also the starting point for various hikes, the most popular of which are Elephant’s Eye Cave, Silvermine Ridge, and Sentinel View.

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Champagne Cruise

This vintage-inspired sailboat sets sail from the V&A Waterfront and heads out along the Atlantic Ocean is ideal for families, as it departs and returns while it’s still light, and offers spectacular mountain and stadium views.

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Penguin Watching

Boulders Beach is 40 minutes away from Cape Town and is home to a penguin colony and is also one of the very few places in the world where you can cross off swimming penguins. The colony is protected under the South Africa National Parks and will require a conservation fee to gain access. Once inside, you can frolic, swim and watch them paddle.

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