Cape Town is renowned not only for its rich cultural and historical heritage but perhaps even more for the sheer beauty bestowed on this city by Mother Nature. One would need at least three months to take part in the many activities this wonderful cosmopolitan city has to offer. The following is a suggested short list of popular activities:
Table Mountain Cable Car
Enjoy a ride in the cable car to the top of Table Mountain. This is the highlight of most tourist itineraries. The view from the top of the mountain is something to behold and not to be forgotten soon. Find more info here: www.tablemountain.net
Table Mountain Hike
Hike up Table Mountain and down again in a few hours. There are 5 or 6 hiking trails up the mountain and they all start from Kirstenbosch Gardens. A combination of hiking up the Mountain in the morning and making use of the cable cart to come down seems to be the ultimate
Be My Guest Lodge accommodates many kite surfers each year. Bloubergstrand is most probably the most popular kite surfing destination of the world. From all over the Western World surfers flock to Blouberg for it’s perfect kite surfing conditions. On a normal summer day it is not unusual to see hundreds of multi coloured kites soaring through the air. If this is sport turns you on then you should join in the fun. At Be My Guest you can rinse your gear with fresh water before stowing it away safely.
Shark Cage Diving is a very popular excursion on the bucket list of many adventurous tourists. Most of the False Bay shark diving trips depart from Simon’s Town. They are however expensive compared to the same experience from Gansbaai further down the West Coast. For Gansbaai trips contact Braeview: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shopping at the V & A Waterfront. According to some lady friends the shopping at this venue is something special, however, there are quite a few taverns and restaurants where the non shoppers (men) can gather for a beer while waiting for the shoppers to return with hopefully some change…
Two Oceans Aquarium
The Two Oceans Aquarium boasts a very high rating amongst the aquariums of the world. Add this to your itinerary, you won’t regret it.
Play golf at one of the several golf courses near Be My Guest Lodge of which there are a couple to choose from, the nearest 2 courses being Milnerton Golf Club and Atlantic Beach Country Club. Both these courses are close to the sea and will test your experience and capability……
Boland Wine Route
There are 2 options for wine tours and tasting along the Boland wine routes, either make use of a professional tour guide if you can afford it, or plan your own trip and drive yourself. If you opt for the latter make sure your driver stays away from the tasting room!!
Cape Point & Kalk Bay
A day trip to Kalk Bay, Simonstown and Cape Point is always a winner. Stop over at Kalk Bay and grab lunch at one of the seaside restaurants. Then move on to Boulders beach to see the penguin colony. From there to Cape Point Nature Reserve, quite spectacular. Be aware of the baboons, they always seem to be hungry. Oh, and don’t believe when you are told this is where the Two Oceans meet….that happens at Cape Agulhas.
Houtbay to Duiker Island
Another popular outing is the sunset cruise from Houtbay to Duiker Island where seals breed in their thousands. Boats depart frequently on a regular time schedule from Hout Bay. Choose a warm sunny day for this excursion. Very enjoyable!