Traveling from afar and not sure how far Cape Town’s attractions are from our hotel? We’ve put it in a universal term everyone understands – taxi fares!
While there are hundreds of sights to mesmerise your eyes and keep you entertained throughout your stay, we’ve listed the top Cape Town Big 7 tourist destinations to inspire your holiday itinerary, and exactly how much each trip should cost you from Pepperclub Hotel & Spa’s front door:
1. City Walk – approx. R 20.00*
Daily guided walks are available from Wale Street and will guide visitors on foot through Cape Town’s inner-city district creating an absolute feast for all senses. The walk explores the Company Gardens, the Fan Walk, as well as the city’s popular streets lined with public art on display.
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2. V & A Waterfront – approx. R 35.00*
This is a must-stop attraction for any visitor to Cape Town as it offers entertainment, retail and dining experiences, as well as boat rides and sunset cruises, helicopter flips over the Peninsula and visits to the SA Rugby Museum, Scratch Patch, Two Oceans Aquarium, to name a few! But don’t forget – Pepperclub Hotel & Spa also offers return complimentary shuttles for all guests.
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3. Robben Island (Boat departs from the Clock Tower at the V & A Waterfront) – approx. R 35.00*
Home to former President of South Africa, the late Nelson Mandela, during his years of imprisonment, Robben Island offers daily tours of the island, former prison and museum – a truly moving experience for any visitor to South Africa.
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4. Table Mountain Aerial Cableway – approx. R 50.00*
A trip to Cape Town is simply incomplete without a trip up the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway to the top of the majestic Table Mountain, recently awarded the title of 7th Wonder of Nature. Weather-permitting, the cableway operates daily and also offers free guided walks at the top station. Once at the top, visitors can take in the panoramic views of the city centre, learn about the indigenous fauna and flora that call the mountain home, or have a bite to eat at the City’s highest restaurant – the Table Mountain Café.
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5. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden – approx. R 110.00*
Nestled on the slopes of Table Mountain, the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens is one of nine National Botanical Gardens covering five of South Africa's six different biomes, and spans 36 hectares. It offers visitors picturesque hikes and leisurely walks, guided tours, and the ideal picnic and lunch spots. In Summer, the gardens also host a series of Sunday Summer Sunset Concerts with local artists and musicians, an increasingly popular event among locals and tourists alike.
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6. Groot Constantia Wine Estate – approx. R 150.00*
Established in 1685, Groot Constantia Wine Estate is the country’s oldest wine producing estate. The estate boasts a range of activities including guided wine cellar tours, wine tasting and the Groot Constantia manor house museum which will whisk you back in time to life in 17 th century Cape Town. The estate is also home to two restaurants and a Deli.
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7. Cape Point, Table Mountain National Park – approx. R 500.00*
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The most south-western point of the African continent, Cape Point is the very tip of the Cape Peninsula, and falls within the Table Mountain National Park. The park is best explored over an entire day due to the many walks and guided tours on offer and the funicular up to the fully-operational lighthouse. There is also an educational visitor’s centre and the beautiful Two Oceans Restaurant overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Pepperclub Hotel & Spa’s friendly 24-hour concierge team is available to assist in booking any of the above activities and to assist with booking a shuttle or taxi.
*Above rates are an estimated cost based on UberX ride calculations and may vary at time of booking. These are single way fares. Uber is a pre-paid taxi cab service operated via a mobile app.
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One of Pepperclub Hotel & Spa’s greatest assets is its location! We are located in the heart of Cape Town’s inner city district – a place that has, especially in recent years, come alive with various activities and interesting personalities.
Not only does the hotel neighbour Long Street – famous for its buzzing energy of people, restaurants and bars, but also Loop and Bree Streets. These areas are associated with New York and London’s Soho districts – both synonymous with trendy boutiques, art galleries and museums, cafés and dining experiences.
The culture and vibe that has grown in the area over the past few years has transformed a former concrete-jungle into a vibrant, inner-city playground.
To provide guests with a feel of the areas surrounding the hotel, we have listed 10 places within walking distance from Pepperclub Hotel & Spa:
1. Beerhouse (about a 2 minute walk)
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Located just a stone’s throw from the hotel, Beerhouse is located on Long Street, the City’s party-capital. Catering for all types of taste buds, Beerhouse is known for its 25 beers on tap, and legendary ’99 Bottles’ of the best local and international beer – from various craft brews to flavoured ciders. They also offer a food menu that features a range of tasty delights.
2. Jason’s Bakery (about a 2 minute walk)
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You can almost smell the aroma of coffee being brewed at Jason’s from our entrance – and you’d be wise to follow your nose to this well-known artisanal bakery on Bree Street. One of the street’s original occupants, the bakery is a popular choice among locals, and serves breakfasts, coffee, lunch and drinks.
3. St George’s Cathedral (about a 5 -7 minute walk)
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A short walk down to Wale Street will lead you to St George’s Cathedral – the oldest cathedral in Southern Africa, which is still an active parish of the Anglican Archdiocese of Cape Town. The Cathedral is open daily for visitors to view the historic architecture and design, and guided tours are available by prior arrangement.
4. Iziko Museums’ Slave Lodge (about a 5 -7 minute walk)
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One of the city’s oldest buildings, this museum forms part of Iziko Museums of South Africa and depicts South Africa’s long history of slavery. Through this museum’s regularly changing exhibitions, visitors can be exposed to various, artful awareness campaigns about basic human rights.
5. The Company’s Garden (about a 5 minute walk)
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Named after the Dutch East India Company that used to pass through the Cape on the journey to the east, the gardens were established in 1652. The luscious lawns and garden provide a wonderful pit-stop on a walking tour of the inner-city – a place to rest tired feet and enjoy a quick picnic lunch, whilst feeding the friendly squirrels, pigeons and ducks alongside the footpaths.
6. National History Museum & Planetarium (about a 7 – 10 minute walk)
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South Africa’s National History Museum and Planetarium located next to The Company Gardens offers plenty to see and experience. For a small entrance fee, visitors can experience South Africa’s rich heritage – everything from the pre-historic to pre-colonial era, as well as an intriguing look at the planet’s natural history. There are also daily shows at the Planetarium for children and adults alike.
7. An array of Art Galleries (about a 7 – 10 minute walk)
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From the Company Gardens, down Church Street, reaching as far as Kloof and Buitengracht Streets guests will find various art galleries showcasing a wide range of genres – including modern, contemporary, paintings, sculpture, mixed media and photographic works. A walk around the City is simply incomplete without allowing for a cultural pit-stop or two.
8. Bree Street (about a 2 minute walk)
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Bree Street is certainly not a one stop location and could take the whole day to explore depending on your preferences. There are a number of vibrant cafes and bars, coffee shops, top restaurants, galleries and boutique stores dotted all along this popular Cape Town street – which is increasingly being nicknamed ‘Cape Town’s capital street’.
9. Bo Kaap Museum (about a 10 minute walk)
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Famous for its roads of colourfully painted houses, the Bo Kaap area is a must-see for visitors who are eager to experience an authentic cultural experience of historic Cape Town. The museum is situated in the heart of the Bo Kaap, an area which became home to many Muslims and freed slaves after the abolition of slavery in South Africa. The museum is furnished as a typical house that reflects the lifestyle of a 19-century Muslim family living in this vibrant, colourful community.
10. Greenmarket Square (about a 10 minute walk)
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One of Cape Town’s most famous inner-city tourist attractions -Greenmarket Square – is a longstanding informal trading market spot for many vendors in the Cape. With plenty of appealing items to choose from, ranging from jewellery, clothing, fine art paintings and sculptures to local hand-crafted produce, the market is a must-stop for any visitor to Cape Town.
Want more guidance on the hotel’s neighbouring attractions? Our Concierge desk is on hand 24-hours a day to provide assistance and help you experience Cape Town at its finest.
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**Estimated walking times are given as a reference only and may vary depending on chosen routes and fitness levels.
For the fourth consecutive year, Pepperclub Hotel & Spa has been named Africa’s Leading City Hotel at the 23rd annual World Travel AwardsTM regional Africa and Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony held in Zanzibar this past weekend.
A coveted title which is widely regarded as the “Oscars” of the international tourism industry, the World Travel AwardsTM recognises and rewards excellence in all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry. All titles are awarded based on votes received from travellers and industry professionals.
With its prime position in the heart of Cape Town city centre, the hotel remains a favourite for many business and leisure travellers – both international and local – as they exploit its convenient, close proximity to the business district, and numerous tourism hot-spots.
Commenting on the achievement, Bruce Deneys, Director of Sales and Marketing at Pepperclub Hotel & Spa remarked: “We are delighted to have been recognised yet again, and our staff and management remain committed to delivering the highest quality experience to all guests. As we remain title holders of the title for another year, we hope we will be successful in being recognised as the World’s Leading City Hotel in the global awards ceremony that will be held later this year.
“Given the international reach of the awards, the exposure for the hotel, as well as Cape Town, is significant. Having competed against the likes of the Hyatt Regency Casablanca Hotel in Morocco and The Michaelangelo in Johannesburg, winning this award places the Cape Town tourism industry on the global map as a top, internationally acclaimed destination,” concludes Deneys.
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