When it comes to experiencing the best of Cape Town, it’s surprisingly easy to do it on a tight budget. But there are times when it’s worth going all-out to experience the Mother City’s most iconic attractions like few have before. Here’s our guide to the most extravagant way

to experience Cape Town.


Take to the skies

The most dramatic way to experience Cape Town is from the air, and a few of Cape Town’s iconic attractions are geared up to accept a dramatic arrival by helicopter.

If it’s a scenic flip you’re after, be sure to take a flight above the V&A Waterfront. You’ll be treated to unsurpassed views of Table Mountain, Lion’s Head, Signal Hill, the harbour, Cape Town Stadium, and Robben Island. You can also experience the magic of Cape Point with the extended Peninsula tour.

If you’re looking to skip the traffic and arrive in style, take the opulent route and fly in to your destination. CIVAIRCape Town Helicopters and NAC Helicopters and can arrange to land directly at Groot Constantia, Cape Point and Robben Island. Talk to the booking agents directly about your plans, and they will be able to arrange landing permits, transfers and personalised tours.


Take to the seas

If you’re more the seafaring type, head to the V&A Waterfront. There are several luxury yacht and cruise options available, including lavish sunset cocktail trips and breathtaking excursions to the white beaches of Clifton. Or point the bow in the direction of Robben Island for an exclusive private charter to the historical landmark.


Dine in style

Each Big 6 destination offers a range of dining options, including the most opulent five-star meals.

The V&A Waterfront is known for its world-famous fine-dining options. Each eatery offers a unique menu and sublime setting that will make yours a meal to remember.

The famous Kirstenbosch Tea Room offers a celebrated high tea for large groups, or they can organise an English Tea for two. Order from the Tea Room directly, and they will pack it up for you to enjoy under the trees in an idyllic corner of the Garden.


Simon’s at Groot Constantia can also put together a gourmet picnic for you to enjoy under the trees on the iconic estate grounds. Simon’s sources the finest ingredients from across the country, and you can pick and choose your own delicacies directly from the store at Groot Constantia. Pair it with an award winning wine from the estate, and you will have an extravagant picnic in the most spectacular surroundings.

The Two Oceans Restaurant at Cape Point can match its sublime views from the deck with an equally spectacular meal. Opt for the famous Two Oceans seafood platter for two, paired with a crisp bottle of Moët, and you’ll be more than ready to take a relaxing funicular ride up to the iconic Cape Point lighthouse.

Host a function with a view

Impress your guests with a lavish function, high among the clouds. The Table Mountain Cableway has a selection of exquisite venues for functions, weddings and parties. They offer delectable in-house catering and are fully licensed to ensure that your event is one to remember. Contact the Cableway directly for more information.

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