Radiology in Cape Town – Things To Do
Our Sunday full day tour is a must for all tourists - an iconic tour from Cape Town. Our first experience will be traveling on Chapman’s Peak Drive on the Atlantic Coast between Hout Bay and Noordhoek on the Cape Peninsula. This is one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world. Chapman’s Peak Drive, affectionately known as “Chappies,” attracts anyone who is passionate about the majestic scenery of Cape Town.
At the tip of the Cape Peninsula 60 km south-west of Cape Town, lies Cape Point, a nature reserve within the Table Mountain National Park - a designated Natural World Heritage Site. Encompassing 7,750 hectares of rich and varied flora and fauna, abounding with buck, baboons and Cape mountain zebra as well as over 250 species of birds, Cape Point is a nature enthusiast’s paradise. Offering visitors an exciting and novel method of travel, the Flying Dutchman funicular saves visitors an uphill walk from the car park to see the old lighthouse and enjoy the panoramic views.
After we have marveled over the fabulous views we will depart for Simons Town and stop at the ocean side Seaforth Restaurant for lunch. From here it is a short ride to Boulders Beach to visit the penguin colony. African Penguins used to be known as jackass penguins because of their distinctive braying, and they’re the only penguins found on the continent. Colonies can be found from southern Namibia all the way around the South African coast to Port Elizabeth, but few places offer as remarkable a viewing point at Boulders Beach and the penguins can be observed at very close range. We will return back to our hotel after a full day of activity.
Our afternoon tour on Monday is a Cape Town city tour which will include all the major sites of the city including Castle of Good Hope, City Hall, and Grand Parade as well as Victoria and Alfred Harborside and Parliaments buildings. We all will also take the Aerial Cableway to the top of Table Mountain.
On Tuesday we will visit Robben Island on a Private tour including a chartered boat from the Harbor over to the Island. In 1964, an anti-apartheid revolutionary named Nelson Mandela was arrested and brought to South Africa’s Robben Island, just west of Cape Town. He would spend the next 18 years imprisoned in an 8x7-foot cell, forced to do hard labor, and permitted only one visitor a year. Even so, Mandela went on to become his country’s first black president, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, and known globally for his significant contributions to human rights and social justice. The Island tour will include guides who were inmates on the Island at one time. They can share with us the life they lead on the island.
Wednesday lectures will end early to give us an early departure to the village of Franschhoek (French Corner), tucked into the Cape Winelands of South Africa. It is celebrated the country's food and wine capital. Galleries and antique shops fill the tree-lined streets, and vineyards established more than 300 years ago cascade over the hills just outside town. After some brief sightseeing, we all will have time on our own to stroll the main street and enjoy a great afternoon. Late in the afternoon we will split up into two groups. Each group will have a wine tasting followed by dinner before returning to Cape Town later in the evening.
On Thursday we will journey to Hout Bay to board our private boats and visit the seals. Occupied by over 64,000 seals, Seal Island allows you to view the social interaction of these creatures like few other places in the world.
The 2 hectare (5 acre) island also shelters many sea birds, which use the area as a breeding ground. The seals attract many great white sharks, which you'll have the opportunity to view in action if you're lucky enough to be there during one of their encounters.
In addition to the wonderful sites this area offers, we will also offer a morning shuttle service to the Victoria & Alfred Harborside on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and other special morning options for Cape Malay Cooking experience and a Wire and Bead workshop.
Our Post Tour will include traveling through the Garden Route to Port Elizabeth followed by three wonderful nights at Shamwari Game Preserve a 5-star experience. The information on this seven night
tour will be published at the end of November.