Cape Town is justly famous for its beaches, restaurants, V&A Waterfront and other tourist attractions.
No visit to this part of the world is complete without visiting the Boulders beach penguin colony, one of only two mainland breeding colonies of the African or Jackass Penguin.
Cape Point nature reserve is a short drive away; first named "
The area known as the Western Cape has been settled since the 17th century and the land which once teemed with game such as elephant, lion, rhino, hippo and vast herds of antelope, has been subdued and put to the farmers plough.
The Cape Winelands
This is a land of gentle green vines, towering mountains, snow capped in winter and trout filled streams and lakes.
towns of Franschoek and Stellenbosch are at the centre of this wine
growing area. Some world class wines have come out of the valleys and
hills of the
The Cedarberg mountain range wilderness area is a two hour scenic drive from
Other popular hikes take in "Crystal Pool" or Sneeuberg, the highest peak in the Cedarberg range at 2027 metres above sea level. The mountain is frequently snow covered in winter.