Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden lives up to its reputation as the most beautiful garden in Africa and one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch, against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain.
Whether you like a full breakfast, great coffee or prefer a tasty pastry or two, the Cape Town Big 7 attractions have something for everyone. Here are the Best Breakfast Spots in Cape Town: Table Mountain Cableway, Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Robben Island, V&A Waterfront, Cape Point, City Walk and Groot Constantia.
In the News: City Sightseeing, the operators of the iconic red buses in Cape Town and Johannesburg have recently added the Cape Point Explorer to their offering; this new route has not only added an important destination to the existing stops but now allows City Sightseeing to conveniently and affordably provide a link to all the Cape Town Big 7 attractions.
The cooler weather is setting in but that shouldn’t stop you from exploring the Mother City. Here are the top events of the month of May at the Cape Town Big 7 attractions: Table Mountain Cableway, Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Robben Island, V&A Waterfront, Cape Point, City Walk and Groot Constantia.
In the News: Explore the museums of the V&A Waterfront in a new light, after dark. After a successful pilot event in July 2016, Museum Night V&A Waterfront returns with two events scheduled for 2017, the first taking place on the night of Wednesday 28 June.
Explore the Museums of Central Cape Town in a New Light, After Dark — Museum Night Cape Town returns for its 3rd edition on Thursday 20 April 2017
Every year on 18 April is celebrated as the International Day for Monuments and Sites as established by ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) and approved by the 22nd UNESCO General Conference in 1983.
On 29 March, in celebration of International Piano Day, Ian Burgess-Simpson Pianos together with Table Mountain Cableway brought up music to the mountain for a once in a lifetime event; the handcrafted Shigeru Kawai grand piano was placed on the 12 Apostles Terrace on top of Table Mountain.
There is no doubt that Robben Island is a very special place, it is a powerful symbol for the triumph of the human spirit, and offers a fascinating insight into the reconciliation and resilience that played such a key role in the development of a new South Africa.