Things to do and see in Cape Town
The Lions is located in the heart of Cape Town between Table Mountain and the City Centre. The Table Mountain cable car, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront as well as Camps Bay and Clifton beaches are all located within a 10 minute drive. The area also boasts a variety of highly recommended trendy restaurants, coffee shops, and deli's, most of which are all within walking distance of the guest house.
This iconic landform should be at the top of your "to do" list when you visit Cape Town. The cableway takes visitors to the top of Table Mountain (1 085 m/3 560 ft) with spectacular views to Robben Island and beyond. Enjoy walks on the ‘table top’, and have a bite to eat in the restaurant and coffee shop.
The Bo-Kaap and De Waterkant
The Bo-Kaap is the spiritual home of the Cape’s Muslim community is the best place to have a traditional, headily spiced Cape Malay
meal. Learn about the history of the area at the quaint Bo-Kaap Museum, whose building dates back to the 1760's. Next to the
Bo-Kaap is De Waterkant precinct, where you'll find a variety of art galleries and restaurants.
Signal Hill and the Noon Gun
Signal Hill, which forms the ‘lion’s body’ for the adjacent Lion’s Head mountain, offers spectacular views across the harbour, city and Atlantic Ocean. It was a lookout post and site for signalling shipping, and later, the firing of the famous noonday gun (thought to have been used during the Battle of Muizenberg in 1795). The gun is still fired daily.
The Castle of Good Hope
Built by the Dutch East India Company between 1666 and 1679, this is South Africa’s oldest surviving building. Today, it houses the Castle Military Museum and the William Fehr collection, which includes furniture, paintings and antique china. The museum also has a
pleasant tearoom and courtyard.
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Against the spectacular backdrop of Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront is South Africa’s most visited destination. It has hundreds of shops and restaurants that offer everything from fine dining to fish and chips on the quayside. You may also choose from a variety of activities such as helicopter flips, boat charters and cruises and a number of museums and galleries. Catch the ferry to Robben Island from the Nelson Mandela Gateway, or visit the Two Oceans Aquarium