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Places to explore near Cape Town on weekend

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Places to explore near Cape Town on weekend


In May I will have 3 free weekends (from friday afternoon until sunday nigth).

I'd like value people's suggestions of the places to explore near Cape Town.

If possible including a small safari.


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1. Re: Places to explore near Cape Town on weekend

Hi there,

About 2.5 hours from Cape Town there Aquila Game Park which is the closest to Cape Town and quite ok. Obviously for the real stuff you'll need to fly to Krugerpak. There are direct flights from Cape Town to Nelspruit so that is an option.

Wine lands: visit Franschhoek for a weekend and indulge in all the delicious restaurants

Hiking: Visit the Cederberg Wilderness area and experience absolute silence and amazing stars at night. The Langebaan Langoon is beautiful too. Stellenbosch is historic village and good for wines too. Many thinks to do!! jessy @ www.extraordinary-travel.com

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2. Re: Places to explore near Cape Town on weekend

Have you seen everything cape town has to offer??? Places like campsbay, clifton, constantia, houtbay, simonstown and kalkbay are not to be missed and they are all closeby. A bit further out are the winelands: stellenbosch, franschoek, paarl. For weekend trips robertson, montague and paternoster(west coast) are lovely.

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You will be spoilt for choice..(a weekend in Franschhoek would be a great option!). Aquila polarises opinion on these forums, so check reviews to see if its what you want before you go...

Safari and Western Cape don't usually appear in the same sentence, unless you are talking about menswear...

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4. Re: Places to explore near Cape Town on weekend

Hermanus is nice for a weekend - you can see the whales and go further on to Gansbaai and Stanford. Montagu is also nice if you want "hot springs" and wine!

Caledon also has "hot springs".

"Franschoel" for wine tasting and lovely food

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