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The first Table Mountain cableway was opened on 4 October 1929. Since that date over eleven million people have used the service, and it's still extremely popular today. The circulating cableway provides spectacular views, offering a leisurely panorama of the city and surrounds. It's well worth the trip, but not for the nervous or vertigo-sufferers. If you're feeling adventurous, you could take the cable car to the summit and then hike down Table Mountain using one of the 550 established routes.
Clifton has a series of four beautiful beaches, separated by rocky outcrops. Although linked, each beach has its own character and atmosphere. Fourth Beach is largely considered to be the most fashionable beach in Cape Town and is often packed with beautiful bronzed bodies. The others are far more casual and usually less crowded. Each is sheltered from the south-easterly wind, unlike the nearby Camps Bay Beach, which makes them a popular hangout for lazy sun-worshippers. Swimming tends to be limited to quick cooling dips since the icy temperature of the Atlantic is enough to take your breath away.
This majestic sandstone mountain is undoubtedly Cape Town's most well known and well loved landmark. Its flat "table top" stretches for three kilometers and is flanked by Devil's Peak on one side and Lion's Head on the other. When a south-easterly wind blows, the top is obscured by a large white tablecloth of cloud that pours over its steep northern face. At other times when the skies are cloudless, the flat topography of the mountain can be viewed in its best form, glinting proudly against the morning sun. The Table Mountain Reserve is home to an impressive range of indigenous flora, including many endemic species, and is also home to the incredibly rare Ghost Frog, an amphibian only spotted in South Africa's mountain streams. Raptors like jackal buzzards, African harrier-hawks and rock kestrels can be seen circling the skies above the mountain. The mountain is a treat for hikers, climbers and amblers with over 550 well-established paths along its magnificent stretch. The table's Aerial Cableway gives a single rotation on the five-minute ascent/descent, giving passengers a sweeping view of the gorgeous scenery below.
The Arderne Gardens sprawl by the Main Road of Claremont in Cape Town, South Africa. It was founded in the mid 19th-century by Ralph Arderne, a timber trader. His exotic collection included the magnificent Norfolk Island Pine. In the 1920s, the garden was rescued from certain doom by the Municipality’s Parks and Gardens division. It is famous for its Champion Trees; the largest in South Africa. The garden is also popular as a spot for wedding photography.
Llandudno is a part of the suburbs Cape Town in Africa. The area was named after a Welsh Township, which it very closely resembles. Its location by the lovely beaches along the Atlantic Ocean makes it a prime real estate area. The water itself is popular with surfers: the rough seas create quite an adventurous challenge. The blue seas are a sharp contrast to the dramatic mountain peaks and the grey granite constructions: a picturesque scenery.
This must-see, Atlantic Seaboard drive connects Hout Bay and Noordhoek. For a small toll fee, you can enjoy 9 kilometers of gorgeous views of Hout Bay, stunning mountain peaks, and beautiful landscape. Along the road, you will find many places to pull off and enjoy a picnic or sunset. As you climb the road at 593 meters, you reach an amazing point which is well worth a pause. Breathtaking 180-degree views are on full display as you drive around the many bends in the road. The road has been extensively repaired and connects Hout Bay to a number of other enjoyable attractions such as Simon's Town and Cape Point. It's the perfect drive to get away from the shops and hustle of Cape Town.
Noordhoek is a long, broad beach stretching eight kilometers up the Atlantic coast. About 25 minutes from the City Center by car, the beautiful beach is often nearly deserted. The surrounding hills are covered with indigenous vegetation, and there are no beachfront development. The beach is an ideal place for long, invigorating walks or for those seeking some solitude. This is also a great venue for a memorable horse ride. Horses can be hired from the nearby stables, which also organize sunset and champagne breakfast rides. The Red Herring Pub and Restaurant, a few minutes walk from the beach, serves delicious pizzas. These are best enjoyed sitting outside on their large wooden balcony overlooking the sea.
Long Beach lies along the suburb of Kommetjie in Cape Town, South Africa. It is best known as a surfing spot. The swell is quite strong in deeper waters making it popular with professionals. Quieter than many other Cape Town beaches, this pristine stretch of white sand and vivid blue sea is home to various species of flora and fauna. The white surf as it breaks upon the pristine sands creates the perfect setting for a vacation. As such, there are several hotels and guesthouses in the area, like the beautiful The Last Word Long Beach hotel.