Cape Town – Beautifully Offbeat

Offbeat

Cape Town has been witness to some of humanity’s biggest struggles and also has its share of quirky spots that will not pop up in brochures. Discover an off-beat Cape Town in some of these suggestions below.

 

Robben Island

Robben Island
Take a tour of the wine-growing farms in the Constantia Valley. A mix of heritage and top quality produce makes these vineyards one of the most popular spots for The Rainbow Nation was once crudely divided into black and white and a visit to Robben Island prison is a pilgrimage of humanity, where one can see the cruel walls of a prison that failed to reign in Mandela’s courage. The lighthouse on the island is another famous Cape Town landmark.
Timing: Day Activity

 

Seal Island Boat Cruise (Hout Bay)

Seal Island Boat Cruise (Hout Bay)
Get on a boat to observe seal colonies off the coast of Cape Town. These cruises also include a scenic route along the marine beauty of the Cape. Choppy waters and interesting wildlife make these some of the uniquely off-beat things to do in Cape Town.
Timing: Day Activity

 

The Haunted House (Rondebosch)

The Haunted House (Rondebosch)
Every town has its favourite ghost stories, and at Cape Town, the Rondebosch Haunted House and its many urban legends is bound to give you the chills. Take a trip to this spot if you are a connoisseur of the supernatural.

 

Kalk Bay Caves

Kalk Bay Caves
Take a break from the beaches and the surf, and explore some of Cape Town’s famous caves. The Kalk Bay Caves offer a unique hike through a mini ecosystem that adds to the beauty of this region. Apart from encountering bats, you will have to do a bit of crawling in these caves.
Timing: Day Activity

 

Camping at Dappat Se Gat

Camping at Dappat Se Gat
A Part of the Cape Whale route, the Dappat Se Gat is a good camping area where you can pitch your tent and spend the night marvelling at the glowing blue plankton in the shallows. Situated in Kogel Bay, this is a must add to any offbeat tours in Cape Town.
Timing: 9.30AM to 4PM

Cape Town is a city with a beautiful strangeness about it. Straddled by chilly waters, this is the Africa of great whites and penguins. There is no dearth of off-beat activities in Cape Town and this is a town where quirky detours are always recommended.

Author: GoFro Travelers’ Network

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