Because there is so much to do in and around Cape Town, where do we start? Here’s just a flavour of what’s on offer – we can help you more when you arrive.
Cape Town is home to 10 fine golf courses within easy striking distance of the house and after a wonderful day’s golf relax with a glass of wine on the house terrace watching the surfers, whales and dolphins. Also take a tip from our Australian and New Zealand golf visitors and come between April and September when the courses are quiet and the Beach House is very reasonably priced. Not to forget the restaurants which are much less busy with some amazing seasonal prices.
For water sports, think excellent kite surfing, diving (including Great White Shark cage diving, kelp and wreck diving, and even inside the giant Cape Town Aquarium tank with the sharks – which is highly recommended), world class surfing and boogie boarding (in our own Llandudno cold water or the warmer waters of Muizenberg which is great for beginners).
Most visitors forget that Cape Town has superb hiking with one of the most varied eco systems in the world. The walks up Table Mountain are strenuous but beautiful. If this doesn’t appeal then do take the cable car up to the summit and enjoy the stunning views. If up for a thrill, you can even abseil off it with Black Eagles for company. The Cape Peninsula is also wonderful for a day trip.
Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela and many political activists were imprisoned is a ‘must do’ trip. If you would like to understand more about the history of South Africa we can recommend other excursions.
The whale watching season is broadly between September and November. Whales come into the Llandudno Bay but you may also see them in Hout Bay or the key areas of Hermanus and De Kelders. If you do not see any whales, do not despair; we regularly get dolphins and seals in the Bay chasing the small fish through the surf.