There are sandy beaches like Milton and Saunder’s Rock which have tidal pools and kids’ playgrounds. Drive for 10 minutes and you’re in Cape Town city centre.
Located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa, Cape Town and its surrounding areas, offer a wide variety of activities that cater, well, for everyone really. Kite board, shark dive, or learn about the history by visiting places like Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was one of the many prisoners.
Raymond McGovern is the owner of Olaf’s. He’s lived in Cape Town since he was young and knows a lot about this place. Read up. Test him. One thing’s for sure he and his staff can help you book activities and tours, as well as recommend the best shopping and dining Cape Town has to offer.
The rooms are individually decorated and each differently configured:
Table Bay is a double/twin room en-suite with a bath and shower.
Sea Point is an en-suite double with shower only. It also has a terrace overlooking the pool and garden.
Mouille Point is a triple/family room. It has one queen sized bed and one double sofa bed. There are two bathrooms and it sleeps four.
Lions Head is an en-suite double/twin with a shower only. It also has a back patio.
Millers Point is a twin/double with an en-suite with bath and shower. This room has two single beds and is upstairs.
Hout Bay is an en-suite double with a bath and shower and a queen sized bed.
Green Point is a double/twin en suite with a shower.
Chapmans Peak is a triple/family with 2 single beds and a double sofa bed. It has a en-suite with a shower.
Cape Point is a triple room with 2 single beds and a double sofa bed. There’s an en-suite with a bath and shower.
Clearly you have both Sea Point and Cape Town city centre so you can explore as much as you want to.
If you want some help, the guesthouse runs tours which you can join. They do a half day or full day tour of Cape Town city centre. You’ll go to the Malay Quarter and one of the townships. You could also arrange to see the Winelands or the Cape Peninsula.
Between September and December it’s whale season. You can book a day trip to Hermanus to see them.
There are also half day or full day tours to the Cape Peninsula. On your way you‘ll pass the twelve apostles. Then Hout Bay, Chapman´s Peak Drive, Llundadno and Kommetije before arriving at Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope. This is the most south western tip of the African continent. You’ll then visit the penguin colony at Boulders Beach and Simons Town. Finally, you’ll stop at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, the largest botanical garden in South Africa. You can also add the option of a stop at Groot Constantia Wine Estate. Here you can learn about the history of wine making at the oldest wine estate in South Africa. Then you get to drink some. Win win.
If you want more wine, fine, fine. Go on a half or full day (full day! full day!) wine tour. You‘ll visit a small selection of wine estates and farms in the Cape Winelands Region, most travel through Paarl, Franshoek and Stellenbosch. Lap it up, literally and also gasp at the gorgeous scenery. You’ll see Cape Victorian and Cape Dutch houses and learn about the history of wine making in South Africa.
Want safari? Oakey doke. Again, half day and full day tours are available. You can get lucky and see the Big Five in almost all the game reserves around Cape Town. That’s lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo. There are many other wonders though, including zebra, giraffe, crocodile and antelope.
Now you’ve seen them, you’re going to want to photograph them. So, you can do a full day photo tour. These have been created by photographers for photographers. Go in search of the light. You can choose between Cape Peninsula, Township or Wineland tours. Every tour is guided by a photographer who can show you how to take excellent pictures.
Noticed that big guy? Yes siree, that’s Table Mountain. Quick, quick go on the guided walk for a half or full day. Clearly, as you’re going up a mountain, you need a good level of fitness but you’ll be chuffed with the views as you go.
Half day township tours are available too. You’ll go to Langa, Khayelitsha and Gugulethu and visit the District Six Museum. This area was a former township destroyed during the Apartheid.
You can, of course, please yourself with all that this part of the world has to offer. Activities include great white shark cage diving, tandem paragliding, scuba diving, sand boarding, surfing, sky diving, helicopter rides, quad biking and kayaking.
Or just chill. Visit the V&A Waterfront and enjoy a sundowner in Camps Bay.
Oh and finally, if you’re a sports fans, Cape Town Stadium is only a 5 minute drive from Olaf’s...
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