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Brunch at Cafe Caprice, Camps Bay

,Cafe Caprice in Camps Bay is the perfect spot for brunch on a beautiful winters day in Cape Town, a trendy mountain-side sea-side suburb.Perfect winters day on the beach

Camps Bay is a trendy mountain-side sea-side suburb of Cape Town. The Twelve Apostles Mountain Range makes for an amazing backdrop while chilling on Camps Bay beach. This white sand beach is one of the most popular and beautiful beaches in South Africa.

There is a long line of restaurants and bars along the palm-tree promenade opposite the beach. Local life is relaxed and casual and in the evening residents and tourists can be found enjoying sundowners at the many chic sidewalk cafés on the beachfront.

In this video we meet up with a Malawian Artist, Daniel Phiri, visit Cafe Caprice for a coffee and ended up staying for a brunch and go for a walk on the beach. Plenty to see and do. If you want to contact Daniel to purchase or ask about his art, send him an email.

Cape Town City Highlights

Cape Town City Highlights & Table Mountain Tour

Including all the `must-sees` of any Cape Town day tour, this option is a geographical and cultural extravaganza, showing you Cape Town, from its historical beginnings to the dazzling metropolitan city it has become.

 

Tour includes a trip up Table Mountain (weather permitting; cable car fee not included), a visit to the Company Gardens, the SA Museum, the Castle of Good Hope, the vibrant & arty flea market at Greenmarket Square, a stop at the V&A Waterfront and a drive through the picturesque Bo-Kaap.

Big 5 Safari near Cape Town

2nd August 2016

Full Day Big 5 Safari near Cape Town

Enjoy an unforgettable African Big Five Safari in a malaria-free environment approximately 2 hours drive from Cape Town. The Africa Big Five and a large variety of re-introduced game can be viewed in their natural habitat.

 

Early morning transfer to the game reserve. A buffet breakfast is followed by a safari. Search out the Big Five. In addition you may also see wildebeest, giraffe, zebra, springbok, lynx, rhebok, baboon and others. After your game drive enjoy a buffet lunch before returning to Cape Town.

Seals, Dassies & Penguins

Moments of wildlife on a peninsula tour

There are a couple of ways to go visit the massive seal colony on Duiker Island near Hout Bay in Cape Town. If the usual Ferry’s are not exciting enough for you, be sure to book your spot on the Eco boat rides speed boat. They take you on an exhilarating ride to the island, the wreck and Chapman’s Peak.

 

Off to the Cape of Good Hope

On the second half of the day we go on search of both lighthouses at Cape Point and reveal some interesting trivia about the Cape Rock Hyrax and why they are related to elephants

Lastly, we visit Boulders Beach and “accidentally” hear some penguins getting raunchy in the bushes. 

Tour of the Cape Peninsula

Full Day Peninsula Tour

This is an awe-inspiring tour to the towering headland known as Cape Point. Magnificent beaches, breathtaking views, and picturesque coastal villages are to be seen along the way. The tour takes you along the Atlantic Seaboard to Hout Bay (optional seal island boat trip – weather permitting; not included), via Chapman’s Peak to Cape Point, Simon’s Town & the Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and ends with a visit to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens.

MiCiti to Waterfront Video Tour

 

MiCiti Bus Cape Town

The MiCiti Bus has been a major hit in Cape Town as far as Public Transport goes. We decided to use the bus instead of drive across town, but Tamara needed a bus card first, as it was her first time. You can use the MiCiti Bus as a self guided tour bus if you like… check out our little trip across Cape Town to get to the Two Oceans Aquarium. The myciti bus is also free upto Table Mountain from the civic centre in Cape Town city centre.

Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town

The Two Oceans Aquarium

The Two Oceans Aquarium, located in the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, is an absolute visual treat with over 3000 living sea animals. It is one of the biggest attractions in Cape Town and for good reason. The South African coastline is a meeting place of two major oceans. The tropical Indian Ocean and the cold Atlantic Ocean meet at Cape Agulhas, the most southern tip of Africa. This divide is almost smack bang in the middle leaving thousands of miles of coast on each side. The Two Oceans Aquarium is one of the only aquariums of its kind housing aquatic creatures from both sides. The exhibits are not limited to fish but also crustaceans, plants, sharks, turtles and penguins.

We met up with Katja Rockstroh, who fronts the education department of the aquarium (and also went to school with Dean), to hear a little more about what makes this place so unique as well as what’s going on at the Aquarium at the moment. They have recently opened their new exhibit… we will be sure to pop in to see what all the fuss is about.

The Two Oceans Aquarium prides itself in education, awareness and conservation and often has events and displays to help promote the longevity of our Seas. Be sure to stay long enough to see the feeding sessions. It’s quite a sight.

Guided tour around Kirstenbosch Gardens

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

We picked a rainy day to do some “family time” and headed out to explore some iconic spots on the south side of Cape Town. Accompanied by Dean’s cousin from Colorado and her bestie from North Carolina, we ventured towards the beautiful Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

The gardens are an important landmark for Cape Town as they put on an extraordinarily rich and diverse display of indigenous flora. The Cape Floral Kingdom is impressively unique as it covers the smallest area of land in comparison to the other floral kingdoms by far, but at the same time has the highest diversity of plant species by far. The Fynbos families make up for 80% of the Cape Floral Kingdom (there are about 8500 species of Fynbos) and 6000 of these are endemic to the area surrounding Cape Town. Fynbos means fine bush as it describes the thin leaves synonymous with the Fynbos species. There are so many fascinating facts about these plants, but we think it may be best that you come through and learn about it while you are here.

On entering the nature reserve, bordering Table Mountain National Park, we aimed our attention towards the Boomslang Tree Canopy Walk.
The dramatic clouds and views made it quite easy to admire this magnificent World Heritage Site.
We continued through open fields and dense foliage, discovering Proteas, cycads and the forest of centurions.
We climbed through trees and inhaled the wondrous scents in the herb garden… Regardless of rain, this is a must do if you plan on visiting Cape Town on holiday.
There are many breathtaking and engaging activities that you can find on your journey through the micro and macrocosm of the Botanical Gardens. Take your first step!

The next part of the day took us further south towards Kalk Bay.
We abandoned the car at St James, on account of a bit of road-works traffic, and walked the rest of the way.
There is a cool walk way between the railway line and the sea.
Our destination was the Brass Bell for fish and chips and a beer, the best way to catch up with family whilst overlooking the sea, with the Kalk bay harbor on the right, the Kalk bay surfers an the left and the Kalk Bay lighthouse under a beautiful rainbow dead ahead. All in all a fantastic day.

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A recap of our last 10 videos

This video is a recap of the last 10 seizethecity video’s, we hope you enjoy watching as much as we enjoy making them.

Things we do the people we meet.
The New York times voted Cape Town the most beautiful city in the world, and we agree.
and if they didn’t i just did 😉
A super quick preview of Cape Town and the things to do day and night.
We also meet a local super star Ann Jangle

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