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Hippo Spotting and more
Cost: R12 entry for adults & R6 for kids

At Rondevlei nature reserve there are some hidden and unexpected activities to enjoy. It is situated in the Cape Town Region, in Grassy Park which is a 20-minute drive from the city itself. It is known as a home to 256 species of indigenous plants; it consists of its own museum, viewing towers, footpaths, and various bird hides. Not only is the Nature Reserve a home to 256 species but also Hippopotami including other mammals. Mammals such as; Cape clawless otter, Large-spotted Genet, and Cape Grysbok Porcupine. Visitors are also able to enjoy their own picnic with family and friends.

Slangkoppunt Lighthouse
Cost: R16 entry for guided tour

Situated on the coast – South Peninsula – is one of the tallest and brightest lighthouses in South Africa. The guided tour takes you 100 feet up from the bottom of the balcony. There is no need to be afraid the end result of the view is definitely worth it. You will leave this tour with a great experience and interesting facts. Visitors will find out why South Africa is one of the few remaining places who retains light house keepers. Slangkoppunt Lighthouse is also known as The bright White Slankoppunt (Snake Head Point).

Camel Ride in Kommetjie
Cost: R40 for kids

Never ridden a camel? now is your chance, especially for the kids. Imhoff Farm in Kommetjie is one of the only places where you get to experience and enjoy riding a camel. Kids will be able to sit two meters up on the camel’s hump, riding around the courtyard. It is also optional to have longer rides through the nearby forest area but it will cost a little bit more than the usual price where it was R40 it will now cost R200 per person.

Toboggan Track
Cost: R45 – R55 per ride

I guess it’s strange to imagine tobogganing without any snow. However, at Cool Runnings situated in Tygervalley, you are able to do just that. They offer a stainless steel track with 17 s-bends, corners, and a tunnel. This is perfect for all adrenaline junkies because visitors are able to regulate their own speed. The sleds accommodate up to two people max. The little ones can go on with an adult. Cool runnings can also be used as a venue for a kiddies party.

Promenade Monday

Cost: There is no cost involved – Yey!

Every Monday night from 6 pm you get to enjoy a night of fun at Sea Point Promenade. Pack in your skates, skateboards, longboard, rollerblades, roller skates or even your bicycle. This is the best way to get the most out of this experience. It begins at the Queens beach parking lot. This event celebrates the lifting of the ban on skateboarding and rollerskating in this area.

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/promenademondays/ 

The Bay Harbour Market including live music and entertainment.

 

Cost: No cost involved

The bay harbor Market offers great things such as great stalls, where locally handmade crafted gifts are sold. However, you can also enjoy live music at no cost, where local artist entertains you. There are great vibes all around for the whole day into the evening. It is open from 5 pm to 9 pm on Fridays, 9h30am to 4 pm on Saturdays and from 9h30am to 4 pm on Sundays.

Moonlight Meander in Muizenberg

Cost: No cost involved

On Saturdays at 6 pm, the full moon brings everyone together, family, friends, and romantic couples for a stroll along the beach in the moonlight. Here is where Capetonians make the most of the moonlight, the walk begins in front of the Knead bakery.

Visit: www.safertogether.org

First Thursdays

Cost: No cost involved

Every first Thursday of every month in the year Cape Town offers a late night filled with arts and culture including dozens of art galleries and cultural events. It is showcased in the wealth of talent that the Mother City has to offer. This spectacular event is free of charge. There is no specific structured tour and no schedule to follow you are free to enjoy the experience at your own pace. A map is provided with highlights of what to expect.

Crystal wine tasting – Durbanville

Cost: R50

Guest have the opportunity to taste and enjoy eight various wines including a souvenir crystal glass. The tasting lasts for an hour and can either be enjoyed outside if the weather is good and when its cold outside you can enjoy it inside. Not only do you taste spectacular wines but also enjoy great views of Table Mountain on a clear day.

Fun for the kids

MTN Science Center

Cost: R45

A trip to the Science Centre is perfect for those inquisitive minds. There are various things to do such as; interactive displays, fun building sites where kids can build houses, build and solve puzzles,  insights into gravity, brainwaves and many more! Get ready to take your kids on this educative experience,

Outdoor Ice Rink – Cape Town

Cost: R30 for 30 minutes and R50 for an hour

This opportunity is for children only, sorry parents and adults you’re only there to supervise. This is Cape Town’s first synthetic ice rink in Rotary Blue Train Park in Moulle Point.  Not only do kids enjoy ice skating but also the beautiful views of the sea and Table Mountain.

Truth Coffee Shop

Cost: Various

If you enjoy the different taste of coffee this is the perfect place for you. Once you walk into the coffee shop it feels like you’re in a Victorian Futuristic fantasy. You will be in awe of the well thought and amazing decor. Great coffee and good vibes to experience.

Free Walking Tour

Cost: No cost involved

Here visitors can learn about Cape Town including the history, interesting facts and where you can also experience the beautiful views on the free walking tour. There a variety of tours to choose from:

  • a historic tour
  • street art tour
  • Bo-Kaap tour
  • promenade bicycle tour
  • District Six tour

Each one offers a unique experience and perspective of Cape Town.

 Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Centre

Cost: A donation of R50 per class is encouraged

If you enjoy meditation or if it is your first try, you can try the meditation classes at the Tushita Buddist Centre in Rondebosch where you’ll get a practical overview of meditation. Try a drop-in class for a tryout.

Toy Museum

Cost: R10 per adult and R5 per child

The Warrior Toy Museum in Simon’s Town has a variety of toys including; dinky toys, dolls, Maccano, model cars, boats, trains, airplanes and other miscellaneous toys.

Blue rock family fun

Cost: R50 for adults, R40 for children under 16 years and R30 for children under 6

Your entry fee gets you to access to the amazing picnic spots, swimming in the lagoon and the rock jumping facilities. So, pack in your picnic basket or you can have the option to buy food from the restaurant on site. You can even rent some of the sporting equipment and cable skiing or participate in a paintball game at an extra cost. Keep in mind the cost for December and January goes up.

Rhodes Cottage

Cost: Free, but a donation of R10 is encouraged

Cecil John Rhodes was a South African politician and mining magnate in Southern Africa during late-1800s. He contributed to shaping both South Africa and Zimbabwe’s political landscape. Visitors can visit the cottage in Muizenberg which is now a museum.

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Fun in the Sun

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Hop-on-hop-off Bus Tour

Duration: 1 full day

Cost: R208 per adult

As many of us know, Cape Town caters for everybody; nature lovers and culture enthusiast. The Cape Town Hop-on-Hop-off Bus tour offers you the opportunity to explore the city, and all according to your own travel plan.

At first, the Cape Town Hop-on-Hop-off Bus tour takes you on a journey through the waters from Victoria and Alfred Waterfront which is situated in the heart of the city. This beautiful set up of the harbor gives a magnificent view of the Atlantic Ocean, Table Mountain, and Table Bay harbor.

Huddled at the foot of Table Mountain is Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, where visitors are able to see the beautiful greenery while admiring the indigenous blossoms being cultivated.

Those interested in the history of Cape Town can head on over to the castle of Good Hope. Here you will discover one of the oldest colonial buildings in South Africa. This particular surviving building was constructed back in 1666 which was originally a maritime replenishment station. Today this star-shaped is a home to the Castle Military Museum and the Iziko Museum of Cape Town.

Different Tours

Red/City Route Stops

This tour includes:

  • Two oceans
  • Aquarium Clock
  • Tower Cape Town
  • George’s Cathedral

Blue/ Peninsula Route

This tour includes:

  • Mariner’s Wharf Camps
  • Bay Beach Winchester
  • Mansions Presidents Hotel

Yellow/Downtown Route

This tour includes:

  • South Africa Museum District
  • Museum castle of Good Hope

Purple/Wine Tour Route

This tour includes:

  • Constantia Nek Eagles
  • Nest Beau Constantia

Marine Safari & Light Lunch

Duration: 10 hours

Cost: From R2 260

This marine safari includes bucket loads of fun. It is also known as the great white shark capital in the world. Guest have the opportunity to cruise out and search for great white sharks, penguins, whales, seals and various seabirds.

You will depart from Cape Town just as the sun makes its way up over the city. After your pick up you will head on over to Gansbaai, it is the perfect place to explore your wild side. You will then navigate towards the Dyer Island and Geyser Rock and watch how the marine life unfolds in front of you.

On your way to Shark Alley, you will catch the sight of Cape Fur seals bathing in the sunlight where African penguins parading towards the water. You will see endangered birds such as African black oystercatchers and Cape cormorants.

And finally, after a day of sightseeing enjoy a light lunch abroad the boat. Check out whale watching destination and keep an eye open for humpbacks, they find joy in interacting with humans before heading back to Gansbaai.

Highpoints

  • A chance to see sea animals, such as sharks, seals, penguins, and seabird
  • Glimpses of great white sharks in shark alley
  • Explore charming and well-known fishing town
  • Cruise and marine life
  • Prime whale watching spot

What’s included in this tour:

  • Light lunch
  • Guided marine tour
  • Cape Town Shuttle Transportation – pick up and drop off in Cape Town
  • Live tour in English

Additional information

  • No children under 7 years allowed
  • Minimum of two people are required for this tour
  • Tour takes place according to weather conditions
  • Cape town Shuttle services are available to those centrally located Cape Town Hotels

Table mountain half day tour

This half day adventure takes you on a journey through Cape Town’s historic city center. Thereafter a trip on the cable car up Table Mountain where you get experience magnificent views. There will be a guide available who will show you Cape Town’s best landmarks including castle good hope and city hall.

After your pick up at your hotel in Cape Town we will take you through the amazing streets of Cape Town, where we show off the historic city center.

Highlights

  • Magnificent views from Table mountain
  • Exploration of Cape Town historic center
  • Great photo opportunities
  • Chance to see endangered and infrequent trees in the area
  • Sightseeing along castle of Good hope and Bo-Kaap

Inclusion

  • Guided tour Cape Town and Table Mountain
  • Cape Town Shuttle transportation
  • Live tour commentary
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Cape

Exclusions

  • Tickets for cable car, please pay for your own tickets

 

Additional information

  • Children younger than 1 years old is not allowed
  • Minimum of two people can go on this trip
  • Cape Town Shuttle Services is available to those centrally located Cape Town hotel
  • Arrange pick up from your hotel
  • Schedule the time you’d like to be fetched
  • Be ready 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time

 

Exploratory drive/city cites

We begin by taking you on a drive through the base of Table Mountain Arial Cableway. This place is located above the city where you can explore and admire the beautiful views. Visitors have the option to purchase a ticket to the top of incredible panoramas. Once you’ve reached the top take in the stunning views over both coastlines; Cape of Good Hope and Robben Island.

Thereafter we continue to drive through city and then stop at Company Gardens. Relax and enjoy a walk through the Gardens and historic visit through South African Museum. Once again this trip includes a visit to the castle of Good hope. This adventure will also take you past houses of parliament, city hall, and grand parade. You will return to your hotel around 14h30.

Highlights

  • Magnificent views from Table Mountain
  • Overview of amazing landmarks
  • Visit to the oldest building in South Africa
  • South African Museum
  • Calm and relaxation at Company Gardens

Inclusions

  • Guided tour
  • Entry into the South African Museum
  • Cape town Shuttle transportation
  • Pick up and drop off from your hotel in Cape Town
  • Live tour commentary

Exclusions

  • Cable car tickets, please get your own ticket to avoid any disappointments

Additional information

  • Children younger than 1 years old is not allowed
  • Minimum of two people can go on this trip
  • If table mountain is closed we will accompany you to Signal Hill
  • Cape Town Shuttle Services is available to those centrally located Cape Town hotel
  • Arrange pick up from your hotel
  • Schedule the time you’d like to be fetched
  • Be ready 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time

 

 

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Bugs Play Park

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Bugz Play Park

 

Bring your kids to a fun filled day at Bug Play Park. It’s great fun for you and the kids! It is open Monday to Sunday 9 to 5 pm.

Park information

  • Two large sandpit areas
  • Jungle gyms
  • Slides
  • Swings
  • A castle
  • Obstacles to crawl under or climb over

 

Token rides are open:

  • on weekends
  • Public holidays
  • School holidays
  • Water slides are only open from October right up until April

 

However token rides are closed when the weather is bad, raining or pouring, therefore, an indoor section was built for your enjoyment. It is also closed on school term weekdays but a larger free play area is provided which is always open.

 

Price list

Weekdays – excluding school and public holidays

  • Adults – R30
  • Pensioners – R25
  • Kids – R45

Weekends

  • Adults – R50
  • Pensioners – R25
  • Kids – R45

Public & School holidays

  • Adults – R50
  • Pensioners – R35
  • Kids – R60
  • VIP day pass – R120

Rides

Bugs life offers bucket loads of fun for you and the kids. Rides are charged by tokens over and above entrance fee.

  • The Choo Choo Train is available for all age groups and is free for all
  • Swing horses 3 – 6, 1 token for 3 minutes
  • Wave Slide Age 4 to 10 years, 1 token for 2 slides (remember your swimming costume, no underwear is allowed)
  • Horse Rides ages 3 to 12 at 3 tokens for 2 rounds
  • Pedal Bikes age 4 to 12, 2 tokens for5 minutes
  • Rowing Boats age 3 to 10, 1 token for 5 minutes
  • Zippy slide age 3 to 12 and is free for all
  • Toddler tractors age 3 to 5 years and is free for all
  • Speed waterslide ages 8 to 60 years, 1 token per slide (Only open from October to April)
  • Worm Train age 3 to 7, 1 token for 3 minutes

 

Please avoid lying about your age, the professionals at Bugs Play Park do their very best to make sure everyone enjoys the right things.

 

Free fun!

Along with fun kids are able to learn:

  • Sandpit allows kids to develop skills by exploring, experimenting, measuring and constructing.
  • Slides give kids full body experience
  • Monkey bars helps with flexibility and agility
  • Doll’s houses creates social and emotional development
  • Treehouse helps kids with building strength in upper body and core muscles

Mud Kitchen this is a fun sensory experience

  • Jungle Gym helps with pressure and resistance
  • Splash pool this teaches kids how to share a space with friends and family.

Food at Bugz

  • Chips
  • Cool drink
  • Slushies
  • Boerewors rolls (Pork free)
  • Chicken strips
  • Bugz Big Bite Restaurant –this kitchen is open 7 days a week, it is not halaal

Parties

If you’d like to host your kids’ party at Bugz Play Park, you can book now. They do everything, including the setup, decorating and the clean up after the mess. Prices start from R189 per child. In order to achieve a Bugz Birthday bash you will need a minimum of 10 kids.

  1. Select your theme
  2. Customize your party
  3. Book a date
  4. Pay a deposit of R1000
  5. Platters and drinks for parents can be ordered
  6. You can’t bring your own food and drinks
  7. Specify halaal or other

With that being said we here at Cape Town Shuttle services would gladly transport you to and from your choice of location. Making things much easier for you and the family.

 

 

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Fun at Monkey Town

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Monkey Town

Monkey Town is situated on the N2 in Somerset West. It is a wildlife center for apes and monkeys, including a variety of other species. There are over 250 primates and 26 different exotic monkeys and apes, such as Tammy, Ruby, and Sunny. They are Monkey Town’s famous chimp sisters.

Visitors are able to observe and admire the over 700 animals from caged walkways. Monkeys are than able to roam freely on the outside.

Keep in mind to bring your camera along, this is the best way to capture the amazing animals in action and you get to share these moments with your friends and family. Who knows, maybe it will inspire them to tag along next time.

All the animals at Monkey Town follow their own specific well-balanced diet. Therefore visitors are not allowed to feed the animal, the keepers take good care of these animals so you don’t have to worry about whether or not these animals are hungry.

Why visit Monkey town?

  • A guided tour is provided
  • There is a reptile garden to explore
  • For all age groups, there are swimming pools and super tube available
  • Braai and picnic
  • You can celebrate your birthday (young and old)
  • Year-end functions
  • Bar

Not only do guest leave Monkey Town with buckets loads of fun but the leave with a better understanding of these animals. Come and enjoy Monkey Town where you are enlightened about the primate species and other animals.

 

Monkey Town Animals

One of Monkey Town’s specialty includes taking in abandoned animals and captive-bred monkeys. All animals are treated equally, with love and care. This place is perfect for all age groups who are nature lovers. Monkey Town is home to many rescued and the workers take pride in it.

There is a huge difference between the primates. For instance:

  • The pygmy marmoset weighs less than 100 grams making it the smallest monkey in the world
  • Chimpanzees are able to learn basic human Sign Language
  • Washoe – a captive female chimpanzee- was able to learn American Sign Language with a vocabulary of 350 words.

26 Different Species including:

  • Chimpanzees
  • Geoffrey’s spider monkeys
  • Black spider monkey
  • Vervet monkey
  • Chacma baboons
  • Lion-tailed macaques
  • Common Marmosets
  • Pygmy Marmosets
  • Cotton-top Tamarins
  • Saki’s Monkeys
  • L’hoest’s Monkey
  • Black Mangebeys
  • De Brazza’s Monkey
  • Mongoos Lemurs
  • Ring-tailed Lemurs
  • Common Squirrel monkeys
  • Bolivian Squirrel monkeys
  • Wolf’s Mona Monkeys

 

Other animals including:

  • Goats
  • Sheep
  • Alpacas
  • Chickens
  • Chinese geese
  • Egyptian geese
  • Canadian geese
  • Peacocks
  • Blue duiker
  • Miniature Monkeys
  • Black swans
  • Meerkats
  • Fennec Foxes
  • Sun Conure
  • Tenrec’s
  • Tree squirrels
  • Umbrella Cockatoo
  • Ringneck
  • Muscovy ducks
  • Suni antelope
  • Koi fish
  • Leopard tortoises
  • Terrapin Turtles
  • Cape Grysbok
  • Miniature Donkeys
  • Sulphur-crested cockatoo
  • Blue and gold macaw
  • Scarlet Macaw
  • Emu’s

What to do?

Visitors can enjoy the following activities:

  • Braai and picnic facilities – this is a great opportunity for friends and family to relax around the fire, eat some great food and enjoy a drink. Remember to bring firewood and grid, Monkey Town does not offer them.
  • Swimming – There are two swimming pools on site. A rock pool which is quite deep and a toddler pool for the little ones. The one pool consists of two slides going into the water. This pool is for 12-year-olds and younger.
  • Supertube – This is for the young and old, 70 meters of fun.
  • Interaction enclosure – for an additional fee of only R50 visitors can spend 15-20 minutes in this facility.

 

Rates and Bookings

Adults – R90

Teenagers, students, pensioners – R75

Children 3-12 years – R60

Toddlers 1-2 years – R35

Animal encounters – additional R50

 

Combos

Combo 1

Animal viewing + Braai/Picnic +swimming =

Adults – R125

Children 3-12 years – R85

Toddlers 1 – 2 years – R35

+ Supertube R60 per person

Combo 2

Braai/Picnic + swimming

R65 per person

+ Supertube R60 per person

Children under 2 years enter for free

Combo 3

Braai without swimming

R50 per person

+ Supertube R100 per person

Children under 2 years enter for free

 

Combo 4

Swimming only

R50 per person

+ Supertube R60

Children under 2 years enter for free

Combo 5

Supertube + Swimming

R100 per person

Education

Grade 1 to Grade 12

Group bookings can be made as well

Reptile Garden tour only – R30 per learner

Monkey Town educational tour & Reptile Garden – R55 per learner

Monkey Town educational tour & Reptile Garden Crèches and Pre-School – R45 per learner. They get to experience Play Park and educational tour.

Business Hours

Monday to Sundays – 08h00 till 17h00, open 364 days a year. Open on Christmas but close at 14h30.

 

Monkey Town Rules

  • No pets allowed on zoo grounds
  • Cameras and video cameras for personal use only
  • During your visit you may be photographed or filmed
  • You’re not allowed to place children on or over fencing or exhibit handrails
  • No eating inside primate centre
  • Do not feed animals
  • Do not touch animals
  • Refrain from teasing or screaming at animals
  • Monkey town does not allow visitors to bring in their own beverages/alcohol. These items are for sale
  • Your bags will be searched when entering the premises

 

Contact details

For bookings and any other questions:

Tel number: 021 858 1060 / 021 858 1080

Email: pro@monkeys.co.za

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Travel Tips

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Travel Tips

1. Patience
With traveling you can come across a few bumps along the road, it is important to remain calm. Don’t get annoyed or upset with things you cannot change.

2. Wake up early
To avoid missing some of the best attractions, wake up early. Not only do you get there first but the morning is also the best time to snap those pictures.

3. Laugh a little
Expect to look like a fool at times, traveling to new places can be tricky. Instead of feeling embarrassed or ashamed laugh it off. It is okay to mess up sometimes.

4. Load extra cash
In order to travel and explore, you need money. Make sure to stash some extra cash in case of any emergencies. It is possible to lose your wallet, you will be glad to know you kept some money away. You can stash it in your socks, toiletry bag… the choice is yours.

5. Scarf up
Apparently, a scarf is a useful travel accessory. It helps with protection against the sun and could even be used as a carrier bag.

6. Slow down and observe
If you want to get the feel or the vibe of a particular place it is recommended that you sit down somewhere (a park) by yourself and watch the day to day life of the place. Embrace the colors, the people, the sounds, human interactions and so much more.

7. Back it up
Thieves are everywhere, keep both digital and photo copies of your personal documents including passports, driver’s license, health insurance card, important contact numbers in case of an emergency. Back up your documents from your laptop onto a hard drive.

8. Create memories
Take as many pictures as possible, it is important to create and store memories of places and people you meet for the first time. It doesn’t cost a thing and they are easy to share with others who aren’t on the journey with you.

9. Perseverance pays off
If you are experiencing trouble on your trip keep in mind that there is a way to fix it and don’t give up. Don’t give in to comments such as “Nothing can be done”. Keep trying.

10. Interact with others
Don’t be afraid to share a smile or a friendly hello with the locals. This is a quick and easy way to meet new people and experience the place on a human interaction level11. Budget travel
Just like any scenario, it is important to keep a budget in mind. In that way, you will be able to explore all the attractions. Don’t waste money on unnecessary things. Go over budget occasionally.

12. Practice empathy
When visiting a new place there are always going to be people with different views. Even though your opinions different to others, don’t force it on them. Embrace different people, cultures, suggestions, opportunities, and interest.

13. Choose to volunteer
It is worthwhile to volunteer occasionally to certain projects. It is a rewarding experience and is a great learning opportunity. Not only will you learn new things about the country you are in but in the meantime, you’ll make new friends.

14. Don’t be afraid
The world out there could be crazy at times yes, therefor keep a lookout for sketchy situations, and listen to your gut. However, don’t let it be the main focus on your trip. Most people are friendly and willing to help you out.

15. Visit more places
Don’t be afraid to take a walk and experience the small towns where people live and work. Write down the name of the place where you staying at just in case you get lost. And if you have any questions, ask the friendly people in the neighborhood for guidance.

16. Eat local food
This is probably one of the best things about traveling. Tasting different foods in the particular place you’re in is a must. Ask local people for recommendations or surf the net to find out where the best spots are.

17. Take time to explore
Plan your trip properly, avoid going to too many places in one week. Spend more time in the place for maximum enjoyment. Good things take time.

18. Write about your traveling experiences
It might seem old fashioned but keep a journal. Information such as names of people and places, feelings regarding your trip, your day to day journey, and these things are important and add value to your trip.

19. Face your fears
I know that this is easier said than done, but try to do things you never thought you’d do. If you are not hiker, go for hike and experience what you’ve been missing out on. This is the perfect time to do this, because travelling entails new adventures anyway.

20. Pack less
Packing less is key when it comes to travelling. Pack what is necessary for trip, you don’t want to overspend on packing too much items. You might want to keep space for some of the new things you’re going to buy.

21. Maintain a healthy body
Travelling can easily put you out of shape. Sleep enough and create a workout schedule for yourself, even if it means taking a walk in the morning. Use sunscreen and drink lots of water.

22. Stay in contact
It is not always the case where you get to have everybody you love with you on this trip. Stay in touch with family and friends, technology has made it possible for us to call or video call (skype). Maintaining a strong relationship and connection with the people you know is of importance.

23. Travel insurance
With travel insurance you don’t have to worry about hospital bills or stolen personal items. These things are bound to happen on a trip, such as getting sick or getting robbed. Get that travel insurance to avoid any disappointments.

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Random Fun near Cape Town

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2-day Safari Adventure from R 3 650,00

 

This exclusive two-day Safari tour includes:

  • Overnight stay at Garden Route Game Lodge
  • two safari drives
  • Where you will experience lion, elephants, hippos and so much more in action.

DAY 1

With our luxurious and comfortable vehicles, we will depart from Cape Town. Then we will drive guest along the coastal road, namely Cape Agulhas via Hermanus. Here you will explore whale watching. Before heading to the Garden Route Game Lodge we visit the Southern Tip of Africa and the majestic lighthouse.

To follow is a Big 5 sunset safari ending it off with a delicious Buffet Dinner (all included). The night guest will stay in unique wooden chalets.

DAY 2

We wake up bright and early to explore a game drive where visitors are able to see animals. After that, breakfast is served at a local reptile park. Afterward, we head back to Cape Town where we will arrive at 5 pm.

Additional Information

  • Collection of the guest is from 6 AM – homes, backpackers, hotels etc (in Cape Town)
  • Confirmation emails will be sent to the Guest 3 days before departure
  • Drop off’s are done as per above at clients’ homes.
  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking made
  •  2 people per booking are required
  • tour cost is from R 3 650,00

What’s included?

  • Accommodation
  • Overnight stay
  • Meals including Breakfast and Buffet DInner
  • Professional driver
  • Local guide
  • Professional tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation

What’s excluded?

  • Alcoholic beverages  (available to purchase)
  • Lunch only
  • Gratuities (optional)

Quad Bike Tour from R880.00

Highlights

  •  4×4 quad-wheeler ride on Atlantis Dunes (Cape Town)
  • Zoom and explore sand dunes
  • Dirt racing track

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking
  • Children may not be alone, they must be accompanied by an adult.
  • If weather conditions are not on our side you may cancel and an alternative date or refund will be provided.
Departure Point
The Location where you are currently staying, hotels, backpackers etc.

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees and permits
  • Professional guide
  •  safety equipment
  • transportation for small or big groups

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Souvenirs

Shark Cage Diving from R2 880, 00

This is a perfect outing for all adrenaline junkies. Get up close with a Great White Shark. You able to experience a six-hour shark cage dive in Cape Town.

  • Swim with Great White sharks
  • heart-pounding encounter with a Great White shark inside a diving cage
  • Get up close with one of the Great White Sharks

How this is going to go down…

  • Confirm dive start time a day before
  • The collection takes place within the Cape Town area
  • You will then be transferred to Gansbaai to enjoy breakfast
  • A safety briefing will be given
  • head off to Kleinbaai harbor then cruise for 20 minutes offshore
  • Arrive at Shark Alley where you will step into the diving cage
  • explore a face to face encounter with sharks
  • You will spend about 3 hours on the boat
  • then departure to return
  • Return to the harbor
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch while watching your diving experience on video.
  • Guests can purchase a DVD copy or souvenir photo from their dive if they wish (own expense).
  • Head back to Cape Town
  • drop off at your hotel

Inclusions

  • Morning tea/ coffee
  • Breakfast
  • refreshments
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  •  snorkel equipment
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Souvenir photos (optional)

Sandboarding from R940,00

This is a fun filled 4-hour sandboarding adventure on the dunes in Cape Town. You do not have to be experienced in order to this Whether you’re a novice to the sport or a more experienced board rider, you’re sure to enjoy a great time. All entrance fees, equipment, snacks, and roundtrip transport are included.

What to Expect

  • Choose between a morning or afternoon pickup (In Cape Town)
  • Transfer to the Atlantis Dunes, which is 45 minutes away
  • Once you arrive on-site, instructors will help you get acclimated to your board, providing you with a basic tutorial
  • Feel free to enjoy included drinks and snacks.
  • After a few hours of fun, you will be dropped off back at your Cape Town hotel.
  • Departure time is between 8:30am or 12:30 pm
  • Returns to the original departure point

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • snacks and refreshments
  • Professional guide
  • Transportation
  • All equipment

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Souvenirs

Zipline Canopy Tour from R1 790, 00

This is an amazing adventure surrounded by soaring eagles and breath-taking mountainscapes. It is an hour’s drive from cape town and is a safe adventure, so there is no need to worry.

What to Expect

  • Safety briefing and kitting up
  • guests will be transported by 4×4 high into the mountain range.
  • Two professional guides will accompany each small group
  • enlightening and educational experience, providing interesting facts about the particular nature reserve.
  • Slide along steel cables from platform to platform
  • You will see waterfalls and valleys
  • 13 platforms and slides up to 320m long, both nature and adventure enthusiasts will be sure to come back for more!
  • a short walk back to the vehicle
  • transport you back down to enjoy a meal together

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels in the Cape Town area only)

Exclusions

  • Meals
  • Gratuities (optional)

Go ahead and make your booking with us. See you there.

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Outdoor Fun in Sea Point, Cape Town

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Sea Point is situated around beautiful buildings and sandy beaches. This place offers various outdoor activities for kids and adults and is sandwiched between Lion’s Head and the Atlantic Ocean. It is a popular tourist attraction and is filled with loads of activities to keep the family occupied.

Things to do…

  • Sea Point Promenade allows you to walk, skate, run or cycle. Bicycles can be hired from a cycling company called Up Cycles at Sea Point Pavilion
  • If you are a skater then join the crew on Monday every week
  • Do you like to keep fit? At Sea Point Promenade they offer a free open-air-gym. Everyone is welcome to enjoy a free yet productive workout. Imagine working out in the fresh air with a beautiful view to enjoy.
  • If you’re the type to enjoy surfing Sea Point offers a range of surf spots including; Queens, Rocklands, Solly’s, Thermopylae and so much more. Keep in mind that these are surfers more experienced than the average beginner.
  • Sea Point Pavilion baths is a classic and favorite to the community and visitors from around Cape Town. It was selected as one of the top swimming pools. There are pools for all age groups, from toddlers up to an Olympic sized pool for adults. It also includes a springboard diving pool for those who enjoy the rush of diving or jumping into a pool. It is open to the public every day. What makes this place so special is the overlook of the Atlantic Ocean.

  • If you’re interested in exploring the wonders of Sea Point the City Sightseeing bus is there to take you on a journey around the area.
  • Enjoy a picnic on Signal Hill where there’s a great view of Sea Point and the rest of the Mother City.
  • Start off your summer holiday at the beach. Sea Point is lucky to be one of the wind-sheltered beaches. Get ready for a fun-filled day at Sea Points Shelley beaches where you can relax while reading a book or a tan in the sun
  • Enjoy a magnificent two hour or half a day coastal Kayak trail at Kaskazi Kayak. If you’re lucky you may get to see a whale or dolphin making its way to the top of the sea.
  • No Sea Point adventure or visit would be complete without playing putt-putt (miniature golf) at the retro putt-putt course. This is an entertaining activity for you and the family.
  • If you want to play football there are various informal soccer teams along the promenade. Get some friends together and start a team.

Additional Information on Kaskazi Kayaks

Kaskazi is situated in Sea Point at Three Anchor Bay – next to the Shell garage on Beach Road – they specialize in spectacular guided kayak experiences, kayaks, and kayak training. The friendly and relaxed shop is the heart and soul of Kaskazi brand. They stock various kayaking and outdoor adventurous gear.

Kayak intro Course: R495.00

Guided Kayak adventures: R400.00

Contact Details: http://kayak.co.za/contact-us/#.W5FvSugzbIU 

 

 

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Cape Town Minstrel Carnival

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Cape Town Minstrel Carnival

Also known as Kaapse klopse is one of the most famous events which occur in Cape Town where we celebrate new year in a vibrant carnival. It is different from the rest of the carnivals around the world. It displays Cape Towns diversity and rich culture.

Tweede Nuwe Jaar.

The Cape Town Minstrel Carnival takes place every single year around new year. Thousands of musicians, singers, dancers and tailors get together during this time, where they get ready to explore and perform as Kaapse Klopse or Coon Carnival. Get ready to see artist and performers geared up in beautiful bright colours. These colours express the joyous and vibrant event taking place.

The origin of this particular event goes back to the 19th century. Slavery in Cape Town adds a important factor to this event, when original citizens in District six were allowed a day off in January on new years day. This event also ties to the minstrel entertainers who stopped in Cape Town.The specific style of music and performances was influenced by groups of African American minstrels who arrived in Cape Town on ships.

Over ten thousand guest, artist and performers have their faces painted in white compared to the original black painted faces. They then march and parade through the streets through dancing and singing. There are even costume competitions held at Green Point Stadium. The festivities continue up until the month of February at Athlone stadium in the Cape flats.

This is a celebration that holds a piece of history. But most importantly it is a celebration of life and going into a new year. Songs such as ‘take me back to Mannenberg’ and ‘Welcome to Cape Town’ is sung by bands called dixies and the district six. This has turned something negative, the days of slavery, into something rather exciting. Most of those involved are from the third and fourth generation.

Cape Town invites you to watch thousands of people of the Cape coloured community with cultural music and dance celebration. See artist and performers dressed in glittery uniforms, face paint,hats, bright colours and much. Tradition is what makes this event special.

How to get there?

Transport is always a major concern when it comes to certain events. No need to worry, we offer safe and reliable transport. We take pride in our day to day drivers. Our drivers are:

  • licensed
  • well trained
  • dressed in uniform – depending on the event you are more than welcome to have our chauffeurs dressed formally by request
  • well aware of the roads
  • taught about the policies with regards to the client

Our vehicles are:

  • Modern
  • contemporary
  • Eco-friendly
  • neat and tidy

Vehicles are well maintained and is therefor suitable for any event.

H1 HIRE

We know that journeys or trips can often times be boring and draggy. We would like to eliminate that by providing outstanding services to our loyal customers. Our services does this by making transportation efficient and cost effective, that is why we have successfully maintained a good relationship with our regular clients. We glory in the fact that our clients take pride in our services, building us up and helping us develop as a company. We would like to be at your service more than once, then we will know that we have given our best in helping you.

Where will get you to and from this event, and at the end of it all you can say you had a great time and you’ve arrived safely at your destination.

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Where to eat in Cape Town

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Every year Cape Town grows in hip and top restaurants or joints. Cape Town Shuttle Services is proud to take you on a journey where you can experience and taste some of the best foods. Whether it may be African themed or seafood; Cape Town offers most.

Keep in mind that it is important to be equipped with an empty stomach and hungry eyes.

African

4Roomed eKasi Culture is a well-known restaurant in Khayelistha. The owner of this restaurant that focuses on healthy eating and encouraging others to grow fruit and vegetables in their own gardens. The restaurant offers a sense of nostalgia, she (the owner) pays tribute to South Africa’s local cuisine, adding a touch of heritage and pride. This particular business caters to:

  • fine-dining private events
  • offers takeaways
  • sells homemade organic and locally sourced pantry items to take home.

Meals are prepared with love and care, and the business offers a three-course meal.

 

El Burro

El Burro is situated in Greenpoint and is a fantastic Mexican restaurant. Most visitors state that this restaurant has great ambiance and friendly service, lest we forget the amazing food. From favorites to building your own tacos, a traditional Mexican dish. The decor is vibrant and warm, and during the lovely summer days the balcony is a high request.

  • build your own taco is highly recommended
  • The classic El burro ceviche is a perennial favorite
  • Tequila is the main source of drink
  • vegetarians are well catered for

 

Hudsons Burger Joint

Everyone enjoys a good burger. Hudson Burger joint is situated in the Gardens. It is well known for its delicious hamburgers and famous happy hour. The vibe and energy of the restaurant and bar are always high.

  • Well priced drinks, cocktails, craft beers, shooters etc
  • vibey neighborhood
  • vegetarians are well catered for
  • generous portions

 

Asian, House Sushi and Grill

It is always good to try traditional dishes from around the world. From traditional Asian sushi to hot and saucy dishes. There is a range of foods for you to choose from. Guest are able to watch chefs doing what they do best; offering you a plate filled with vibrant colors. After all, we do eat with eyes.

  • Young and vibrant waiters
  • carousel is endless
  • a small selection of desserts
  • conveyor belt in the front room
  • For privacy or more intimacy, you can find a table in the more dimly lit back rooms

 

Mink and trout

This restaurant is situated in the heart of Cape Town. For those who enjoy fine dining can enjoy meals which are offered in a sophisticated and interesting way. There are only a few dishes to choose from, however, dynamite comes in small packages. The sleek tables and chairs line up on the sides of the room. There is also an open-plan kitchen with the view of diners. The light fixtures dotted around the room and restaurant adds a sense of romance and calmness.

  • The restaurant feels like a family home
  • Staff is well informed regarding the menu
  • the wine list is carefully selected to match the dish
  • Space is small but still open and welcoming

There you have, a few of the best restaurants in the Cape, different flavors, different cultures and an enjoyable treat for everyone. To top it all off we are able to transport you to your desired restaurant here at Cape Town Shuttle Services.

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Springtime in the West Coast

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It is that time of the year again, Spring is around the corner, and the West Coast has a treat for you…

Spring is one of the most beautiful and colorful seasons. In particular the flowers blossoming in the West Coast, South Africa. Apart from the lovely beaches and sunny weather, the flowers is something not to be missed. Cape Town Shuttle Services private tours is here to assist and guide you on this adventure.

Where will you find the beautiful flowers?
  • The West Coast National Park
  • Post berg Flower Reserve

This is the most prominent location to see and discover the flowers, in a vast variety of beautiful and natural colors. Who would want to miss out on breathtaking beauty that mother nature has blessed us with. Just a few miles from the West Coast Nature Reserve lies the town, Langebaan. A well known vacation destination among the locals of the Western Cape.

When is the right time?

The best time to visit these spectacular West coast up to Namaqualand is during August and September, the flowers are in full bloom at this time. If you are spending more than a day or two in the surroundings, our drivers and tour guides will take you up to the Namaqualand National Park where you are able to overnight in the area.

For those who are planning to stay more than a day or two to see the Namaqualand flowers, we will take you up to the Namaqualand National Park where you can overnight in the area.

Namaqualand National Park

Activities available include:
Additional activities include:
  • A circular drive with viewpoints during the spring flowering season.
  • Picnic sites.
  • A seasonal visitor information centre.

Where to stay?

Skilpad Rest Camp
  •  four chalets, each with two single beds in the bedroom and a ¾-sleeper couch (suitable for one adult or two children) in the open plan living room / kitchen.
  • A dining area, on the enclosed veranda and an indoor fireplace and outside braai area.
  • The units come equipped with ceiling fans and 220V electricity. One unit (#3) has been adapted for use by guests with challenged mobility. The kitchen is fully equipped with crockery and cutlery, cooking utensils, glassware, a 4-plate stove, microwave, fridge / freezer combo, kettle and toaster.
Luiperdskloof Guest Cottage
  • This exclusive unit is accessible with 4×4 vehicles only.
  • no electricity. Gas oven and oil lanterns/candles with no fridge/freezer facilities.
  • three bedrooms; one bedroom with a double bed and two bedrooms with two 3/4 beds each. It offers one bathroom with a shower, toilet and washbasin.
  •  fireplace in the lounge and a braai area outside.
  • The kitchen is fully equipped (excluding electrical equipment). Guests must provide their own firewood.
  • No shop, restaurant or filling station available in the Park.
  • Limited cell phone reception at cottage.
  • Check-in time no later than 14:00. From the office it is a 2-3 hour drive to the cottage. Please contact the Park directly for special requests or other queries. Short hiking trails and picnic sites is for the exclusive use of residents.
    Please note: Luiperdskloof can only be booked directly via the Park, at (02)7 672 1948.
Namaqua Flower Camps/23 August – 23 September 2018

A landscape carpeted in wildflowers, starry skies that stretch as far as the eye can see and a luxury tent with a spectacular view.

Stay at either Beach Flower Camp or Skilpad Flower Camp.

You can book this unforgettable and unique experience online at http://flowercamps.co.za/book-no 

Coastal Camp Sites
  •  camps are all rustic and aim to maintain the wilderness character of this coastline.
  • Guests need to bring everything they need for camping.
  • Thee are no water or ablutions.
  • No cellphone reception.
  • The roads to most sites are poor with stretches of soft sand. Vehicles towing caravans or trailers should be careful.
  • Guest should bring their own firewood.
Visit https://www.sanparks.org/parks/namaqua/tourism/tariffs.php for additional information on daily conservation and entry fees.

Contact Information

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