HOLIDAY VILLA TO RENT IN CAPE TOWN
‘This modern home situated in a quiet urbanisation just 5 mins from Blowberg Beach and only 20 mins from Cape Town City Centre makes the ideal location for your family holiday in Cape Town”
There are so many things to see and do in Cape Town that we have just added a few of our favorites
AQUILA GAME RESERVE CAPE TOWN
Whilst on holiday in Cape Town you can get to see the ‘Big 5’ in less than a 2 hour drive from the City. The Aquila game reserve has over the years reintroduced wildlife back into the Cape region. Daily game drives take place after a welcome cocktail and breakfast you head off in 4x4 vehicles through the reserve passing free roaming large herds of game, Giraffe and Hippo. Also Elephant, lion, buffalo, Rhino and the rare mountain Leopard. On return to the lodge a buffet lunch will be prepared in the African Boma Restaurant. After lunch you are welcome to relax by the salt water swimming pool, use the bar and lounges or take a look at the local crafts in the Curio shop.
We recommend the ‘Aquila Private Game Reserve‘
BOULDERS BEACH & SIMON’S TOWN
A must to visit for the whole family! Boulders Beach is approximately 1 hours drive from Cape Town to the east Cape Peninsula, on the shores of False Bay close to Simon’s Town which is a pretty little Colonial village dating Back to the 1600’s. The Penguins started to arrive in the early 80’s and since then a colony of over 2000 has grown. The water here is a lot warmer than the Atlantic side and the Penguins are very comfortable in this environment. This is the only place in the world where you can swim with the penguins in their natural environment. The area has now been taken over by Cape Peninsula National Park protecting the birds and there breading grounds.
GREAT WHITE SHARK CAGE DIVING
One of the only places in the world where you can almost guarantee to see the Great White on each trip. Sightings of the sharks are predominately in Gansbaai, off Dyer Island. The main reason for this is that Dyer Island is home to over 50.000 Cape Fur Seals, the Great Whites favorite meal! On the trip you will come face to face with one of the worlds most feared predators. As the sharks are surface feeders you get some spectacular action from the safety of the boat some times too close for comfort. For the brave, you can don a wetsuit and climb into the cage, as you descend below water level try to keep that eerie Jaws music out of your head!
We dived with ‘www.sharkcagediving.co.za‘
HELICOPTER RIDES FOR THRILL SEEKERS
There are a range of size’s depending on how many in your group. The standard trips are: The Atlantic (20 mins) taking you along Atlantic seaboard and over the majestic Twelve Apostles. The Two Oceans (30 mins) which heads out to Hout Bay, along the stretches of Chapmans Peak. Cape Point (60 mins) flying over the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and back over Simon’s Town towards the lush Constantia Valley. But the ultimate has to be the ‘Huey’ a genuine Vietnam combat helicopter, with the doors wide open you fly a simulated combat mission, over the hills, sand dunes & beaches of the Westcoast. Total Adrenalin rush!
CAPE TOWN OSTRICH RANCH
For a great day out you’ve got to visit the Cape Town Ostrich Ranch, located just 10 minutes away from the villa you get the chance to have your photo take sitting on the back of a live ostrich with Table Mountain as a back drop, one of the best photo ops in Cape Town! You get up close to these native African birds and even get to feed them, whether it’s from your hand or the top of your head! On the tour you get some great information and even have the chance to see some tiny hatchlings, depending on what time of year you visit. On the tour you also get up close to crocodiles and and hold some big tortoises! There is also a small museum on the ranch and a authentic restaurant where you get the chance to taste ostrich fresh from the ranch.
Well worth a visit to the ‘Cape Town Ostrich Ranch’
CAPE POINT & THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE NATURE RESERVE
Cape Point in the Cape of Good Hope nature reserve is the most south western point of the African continent, at the tip of the Cape Peninsula 60 km west of Cape Town. Its rugged rocks and sheer cliffs towering more than 200 metres above the sea and cutting deep into the ocean, provide a spectacular background for the Park’s rich bio-diversity. Named the ‘Cape of Storms’ by Bartolomeu Dias in 1488; the ‘Point’ was treated with respect by sailors for centuries. By day, it was a navigational landmark and by night, and in fog, it was a menace beset by violent storms and dangerous rocks that over the centuries littered shipwrecks around the coastline. This narrow stretch of land contains a mix of extraordinarily diverse and unique fauna and flora.
See more details about this historic landmark at the official ‘Cape Point’ site
CANAL WALK SHOPPING MALL AT CENTURY CITY
Century City is located just 15 minutes from the villa, if you shoppaholic the you are going to love the Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Africa’s leading super-regional retail mall. Its dominant presence attracts diverse shoppers from an extensive portion of the Western Cape, and further afield, with its comprehensive retail and leisure options. Canal Walk merges the world’s most desirable brands with shopping convenience and entertainment with everyday leisure, all in a majestic setting.
See more info about ‘Canal Walk Shopping Mall’
RATANGA JUNCTION THEME PARK
Also at Century City Just across the road from Canal Wallk is Ratanga Junction theme park with more than 30 attractions including 23 rides ranging from kids rides to family rides and thrill rides for the more intrepid adventurers. The white-knuckle thrills and spills, are only one element offered by Ratanga Junction. The other attractions are designed to entertain children, families, and those who prefer to take their thrills in more manageable doses. Check out the Sling Shot, if you dare!!
See more info about ‘Ratanga Junction’ theme park