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South African Museum and the Planetarium

The South African Museum and Planetarium Information:The South African Museum, now part of Iziko Museums of Cape Town, is set in the beautiful Company Gardens. It has extensive collections representing natural history and human and maritime sciences. Adjacent to it is the Iziko Planetarium, where the skies are clear whatever the weather.The Minolta star machine at the Iziko Planetarium can create ...

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Tokai Lower Plantation and core Fynbos conservation site.

Whether you're a mountain biker, walker or just a child-owner, Tokai forest beckons to you to come playTokai Forest is one of the many Table Mountain National Parks forests and can be found on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain. Pine, eucalyptus trees and wild Fynbos (bush) provide a playground for nature lovers, mountain bikers of all levels and avid explorers. Part of this forest, the ...

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Buitenverwachting Wine Estate

Buitenverwachting meaning “Beyond Expectations” forms part of the original Constantia Estate, which was founded by Governor Simon van der Stel. First sold as a 200 morgen sub – division Buitenverwachting changed hands all too often and was finally purchased by the Mueller family in 1980. Imbued with a sense of history, they retraced the roots of Buitenverwachting, restored the ...

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Kirstenbosch

Kirstenbosch is South Africa’s world-famous national botanical garden, set against the backdrop of Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak, and home to more than 22 000 indigenous plants.Kirstenbosch is part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004.Kirstenbosch was established in 1913 to protect the immense floral wealth of the Cape. Located on ...

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Silvermine Nature Reserve

Silvermine Nature Reserve forms part of the Table Mountain National Park and encapsulates part of the Cape Peninsula mountain range, from Kalk Bay through to Constantiaberg.It’s an easy getaway from city life from most parts of the peninsula, and offers some relatively gentle walks compared to the more arduous hikes up the mountain from Kirstenbosch for example. It’s therefore a good ...

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