Discover the best top things to do in Observatory, South Africa including Explore Sideways, Table Mountain, Escape to the Cape Sightseeing Tours, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Kabura Travel & Tours, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, The River Club - Mashie Golf Course & Driving Range, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town Day Tours, Neighbourgoods Market.
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5 based on 93 reviews
Explore Sideways is the premiere luxury provider of wine experiences in the Western Cape. We specialize in highly curated, private tours, offering intimate access to the most amazing wines and estates Wineries know and love us which means they offer tastings and experiences exclusively for Sideways guests. All tastings and activities less lunch are included in the cost and are pre-arranged to perfection. Each fully accredited guide is only selected once the tour is booked, ensuring a perfect match to both the person and the experience. We source each guide individually so are able to offer bespoke, luxury experiences with guides that are passionate, knowledgable and experienced. Day tours take you off the beaten path and into the hidden gems of Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Hemel-en-Aarde, Paarl, Elgin, Constantia and many of the other lesser known wine regions.
We could not recommend this tour highly enough. Our guides Angie and Fred took us to four different wine producers for tastings all of which were in beautiful surroundings with wine experts to advise us. But more than this the whole day was filled with invaluable information about the region and South Africa in general. We also went to the town of Stellenbosch and had some other additional stop overs which were fabulous. We really felt that Angie and Fred treated us as friends rather then ‘clients’ and we travelled round in luxury in their spacious car. We got so much more out of going round the winelands with experts - going on our own would not have compared.
5 based on 16 reviews
The mountain in the middle of Cape Town offers many hikes and magnificent views in all directions.
We visited the stunningly beautiful Table Mountain. The cable ride to the top of the mountain was great fun with some absolutely incredible views, and once we were on top of The Table Mountain it was like stepping into heaven as you are lost for words on the breathtaking views and the amazing surrounds. Visiting Table Mountain and witnessing the majestic views was like being on the edge of space and seeing the beautiful clear blue sky on the horizon and all the beautiful areas and the coastline in the distances was just an experience we will never forget. Me, my wife and our daughter had the most amazing experience as the views and the surrounds made us feel like being lost, but in the right direction. This was without a doubt one of the highlights of our incredible South African holiday.
5 based on 95 reviews
It's no surprise that we won the best emerging tourism business prize in SA for 2012. Our luxury tours come with no hidden costs & include entry fees, snacks, free wifi on board & the services of professional guides. We arrange transport, tours & accommodation. Our day trips include Cape Peninsula, City Tour & the Winelands plus overnight visits to the Garden Route. Visit our website for more info
The team based at Cellars Hohenort made or first visit to the Cape amazing. Vic and Russel in particular got us to places we probably would never have found. We felt totally looked after and completely safe. Great insight and knowledge of the history just...MoreDear Paul, We are delighted to hear this and your feedback is highly appreciated. I will pass this review to both of them. Look forward to you using our services again in the near future Regards Shaheed
4.5 based on 12 reviews
The best views of Cape Town are seen from the top of Table Mountain. The Cableway takes you to the summit in under 5 minutes and the cable car's rotating floor ensure that all visitors get a 360 degree aerial view of the city. The 65-passenger cable car runs from Tafelberg Road to the top of Table Mountain. To date the Cableway has transported more than 26 million visitors to the summit. 900 000 visitors from all over the world use the Cableway annually.
This one has been on my bucket list for ten years and on my third attempt the weather was finally on my side. Spectacular views over Cape Town and the Bay. The walk on top of the Table Mountain is breathtaking as well. Highly recommended but make sure you book your ticket online in advance.
5 based on 117 reviews
Private tours of Cape Town, private wine tours Cape Town -South Africa, private tour of garden route, we are a Private , Travel & Tours company based in Cape Town, South Africa. We do various transfers, airports pick up and drop off, charter, chauffeur drive, Cape point tours , safari tours , adventurous tours, city tours, garden route private tours, flower route private tours, at very competitive prices with qualified tourists guides. We are a registered company with the relevant local boards.
We booked four tours in total. Cage diving, cape of good hope, wine tours and aquila safari. The guide Cornelius Smit was just perfect. He did not try to lure us into anything we did not want. He provided us with information, was always on time and became a part of our group. the tours were also perfectly organized, everythin just worked out well.
4.5 based on 8 reviews
Situated on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch is internationally acclaimed as one of the seven most magnificent botanical Gardens in the world. The 528 hectares estate includes a cultivated garden and a nature reserve. The developed garden displays collections of southern African plants including many rare and endangered species. There are also visitor facilities in the garden including restaurants, a nursery, a gift shop, a bookshop and a permanent Zimbabwean stone sculpture exhibition.
This is a very nice garden to walk and wander around. It is very well maintained and clean. There are pathways everywhere. There is even a skywalk. In this time of the year (early March) everything is green but there are no blossoms on the flowers anymore. (And thus not that many birds anymore). Depending on your time you can spend easily 3-4 hours in the garden.
3.5 based on 29 reviews
A place to meet and play since 1939, The River Club is a landmark Cape Town conference centre and golfing hub. So centrally located, It's also a magnet for family-friendly refreshment and entertainment. Recently reimagined and injected with new energy, The River Club has something for everyone... including: A Driving Range & Mashie Course Golf Shop VIP Golf Lounge Slug & Lettuce Restaurant & Bar River Rascals Kids Club Conference Centre with 8 rooms of varying sizes.
We had a really good breakfast on Sunday morning. Their English breakfast special and their omelette is really good and the presentation is good. Would definitely go back. The cappacino is also quite good.
4.5 based on 9 reviews
The V&A Waterfront is a 123-hectare mixed-use destination, and one of Africa’s most visited cultural and historical hubs. Set on the edge of a natural, historic working harbour with the iconic Table Mountain as its backdrop, it offers local and international visitors a cosmopolitan mix of experiences ranging from leisure, shopping and exclusive entertainment. It also offers prime residential and commercial property. The prime positioning of the V&A Waterfront boasts sweeping views of the ocean, city bowl and mountain peaks. Up to 100 000 people visit every day during peak season. Contributing R259.1 billion in nominal terms to the South African economy over the last twelve years, the V&A Waterfront’s cumulative contribution to the provincial GGP since 2002 was over R227 billion. The property also reported a 19% increase in retail trade sales for 2014, marking four consecutive years of consistent growth since 2011. By end 2014, total visitor numbers to the property had grown to 24 million a year. Although the V&A Waterfront remains South Africa’s favourite attraction for international visitors, they account for only 23% of all visitors. Visits by locals increased to 63%, while 14% of visitors were from upcountry. With 22 official landmarks on-site, it is also part of South Africa’s historical legacy. Jointly owned by Growthpoint Properties Limited and the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF), represented by the Public Investment Corporation Limited (PIC), the V&A Waterfront was developed in 1988 by the state-owned transport corporation, Transnet Limited, while official commercial trading commenced in November 1990.
This is a very picturesque part of the Cape Town waterfront featuring a working harbour, museums, hotels, restaurants and shops. Some of the craft stalls sell an interesting range of local products - not much tourist tat evident,thankfully.
5 based on 96 reviews
An incredible selection of private day tours in an around cape Town. Taking in all the highlights and colour of our Fairest Cape. Your own private guide and vehicle is the best and most intimate way to connect with Cape Town, the Mother City and gateway to Southern Africa. The historic meeting place of two great oceans, the Atlantic and India, as well as the meting pot of east and west cultures. Watched over by Table Mountain, home to the most diverse floral kingdom in the world and blessed by some of the best vintage wines, Cape Town is blessed by diversity and splendour. Join us and live the words of Sir Francis Drake 'the fairest Cape in the whole circumference of the globe'
Our family of four (kids aged 11 and 12) hired Warren to show us the Cape Town peninsula. Warren was extremely knowledgeable and personable! Our full-day tour included Hout Bay and a tour of Seal Island, the Scratch Patch, Simon's Town -- ask Warren to tell you about Nuisance, Boulder Beach with it's colony of penguins, a delicious lunch on the waterfront, the ostrich farm (including a guided tour and feeding the ostriches), the lighthouse at the Cape of Good Hope, and the actual Cape of Good Hope most western point and sign. Warren listened to our ideas of where we'd like to go and made them happen as well as suggested a few other worthwhile stops, which we loved. His vehicle was clean and air conditioned, and he even provided bottles of water for each of us. The tour was the highlight of our weeklong trip to Cape Town. Thanks, Warren!!
4.5 based on 64 reviews
I was very much looking forward to the Neighbour Goods Market – but its popularity sank the entire experience for me. Ultimately, the problem is perhaps not the (pricey) products on offer, but the venue, which I think cannot cater for such an immense crowd. It leads to problems on various fronts: Parking is a nightmare; the market is cramped and claustrophobic; standing in long queues to get food and drink is almost certain, and finding a seat is near impossible. In sum: It's uncomfortable from start to finish. I won't return.
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