Why you should choose Cape Town for your spring break
Spring break is upon us and there are a few options available to you for celebrating this short break. One destination you should seriously consider is Cape Town. Besides being one of the most visited cities in South Africa, it also offers a wide range of activities to keep you entertained. Let’s take a look at the top 3 things to do in Cape Town.
- Robben Island
When you are in Caep Town, Robben Island is an absolute must! This half-day tour will take you to the former prison where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years behind bars, fighting for freedom. Many other members of political parties were jailed alsongside him and one of your guides will most likely be an ex-political prisoner, which gives you a beautifully coloured picture of what it was like. The tour includes the prison and the whole island, which is fascinating. Traveling to the island by ferry should also not be dismissed!
- The penguins at Boulder Beach
Swimming with the penguins at Boulders Beach on the Cape Peninsula near Cape Town is a real thrill, especially if you have kids traveling with you. A small portion of the beach has been allocated to the public and it’s separated from the mail penguin colony. However, the penguins pay no mind to this separation and you will often find a penguin sitting next to you on your towel or darting around your legs while you cool off in the ocean. Make sure you get there early in spring, as it can get quite crowded.
- Table Mountain
Obviously this is a must. Table Mountain is one of the 7 wonders of the world and you simply cannot be in Cape Town and not visit this huge slab of stone that it 1086m high and 3km long. The mountain houses more than 1400 unique species of plants as well as several mountains. If you take food up with you, you will find that the dassie rats are quite eager to share your food! You can either climb the mountain (if you’re fit enough for this 3 hour climb) or go up via cable car. The view is astonishing and you can even see Robben Island from the top!
What else have you done in Cape Town that is a no-miss opportunity? Share with us in the comments below or on social media!