Because Abbey Manor Luxury Guesthouse is so central and close to inner Cape Town, it takes very little time to get to the many wonderful places you should visit during your Cape Town vacation. The Company Gardens is where the Museum, National Gallery, St. George's Cathedral and the Planetarium are situated. You will also see the Parliament Buildings as you walk through this beautiful oak-lined walkway.
Speaking of gardens, the exquisite Kirstenbosch Gardens are definitely worth a visit on your Cape Town vacation. There are many hiking trails, picnic spots on the vast, green lawns, a couple of restaurants, little souvenir shops and of course, the breathtaking views of the mountain. The neatly kept gardens and trees hide small mountain streams that trickle under little stone bridges at various intervals on your walk.
The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is filled with small and exclusive boutiques, larger retail stores and many restaurants and coffee shops. While you are at the Waterfront, be sure to visit the Nelson Mandela Gateway and take a trip to Robben Island when on your Cape Town vacation. The Two Oceans Aquarium and the Maritime Museum are also great and informative places to visit on your Cape Town vacation.
No Cape Town vacation would ever be complete without a day-trip to the famous winelands. Areas, such as Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franshhoek, have many activities on offer. It is, however, the high quality wines that draw visitors from all over the world. Wine tasting is offered at most farms and it is well worth the stop on your Cape Town vacation. Enjoy the afternoon under the shady trees, eating delicious lunches and sampling the best of South Africa's wines.
The inner city of Cape Town offers lots to do on your Cape Town vacation. Take a slow walk through the city and you will discover many interesting little shops, cafés and restaurants, especially in Long Street and Kloof Street. Green Market Square is also a great place to browse and do a bit of bargain hunting. It has a bit of everything from art and jewellery to clothing and souvenirs.
Cape Town is a vibrant, cosmopolitan and exciting place to visit. The staff at Abbey Manor are exceptionally well experienced in the pleasures of Cape Town and would be happy to assist in planning your day and booking you on recommended tours.