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Very Like a Whale

Whale watching has become an increasingly popular pastime on the shores and waters of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans that skirt the Cape. This is entirely understandable: these magnificent creatures come straight from the pages of a fantasy novel – their sheer bulk is beyond anything that roams the land, and yet they are as graceful as birds in flight and as playful as any land-based creature.

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33°54′11″S 18°25′22″E: The V&A is the place to be!

You’ll see everything the V&A has to offer, old and new: from seals to ships, historical buildings and restored silos; vibrant shopping centres pulsing with life, busy boats plying their paths, all with Table Mountain looming majestically over the scene. Whether you are planning your day or completing it, a Waterfront Charters Harbour Cruise is the perfect way to get your bearings, me hearties. Step aboard!

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Vasco da Gama would have been green with envy…

Cape Town is one of the world’s number one tourist destinations for a multiplicity of reasons. It has Table Mountain as a stunning backdrop as a start, but that is only the entrée: the whole Cape Peninsula is a smorgasbord of mountains and valleys, lending itself to a plethora of attractions from cable cars to scenic drives; top hotels and perfect beaches. It’s a hiker, mountaineer and a mountain biker’s paradise – with superb vineyards as a bonus; it has two oceans lapping at the shores which means a huge variety offshore adventures.

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