Visit one of the world’s finest cities, Cape Town, S. Africa, during the South African spring season. Magnificent flower displays, unforgettable safaris, and other activities prove that you will find a world in one country here in the Southern African region.
Late August through November is the time of year in South Africa for warm, gentle breezes before the summer’s heat. The temperatures in spring range from overnight lows between 10 degrees -15 degrees C to daytime highs between 20 degrees to 24 degrees C, which means that taking your pick of over dozens of fun activities and fabulous sights in pleasant weather will ensure you fill that itinerary! Bring your camera, and get ready for the spring of your life.
You may choose to vacation at its best with the Blue or Red bus tours. Each has over a dozen beautiful places, in which you can stop and visit, then catch the next bus with your ticket. Blue tour has a bus every 45 minutes while the Red tour buses come round every 20 minutes.
Riding on top of the open-topped bus gives you a ringside seat to view Mother Nature’s brilliant showcase of festive colors. Visit the scenic, lush vineyards in the Stellenbosch and Constantia valleys. Hopping on and off the bus whenever you want to experience these beautiful places in more detail is all part of the fun, allowing you to explore in your own time.
Of course, you can always rent a car to explore other locations further afield, such as the flowers all along the West Coast into Namaqualand. In the spring, they will welcome you with a dazzling assortment of colors like a carpet spread out for your happiness. Here are just a few popular destinations you will definitely not want to miss off your catalog!
There are many ways to trek up this famous majestic mountain, commanding the city. Climbing Platteklip Gorge is popular with those keen for more than a soft stretch of their legs. Just be sure to wear comfortable hiking shoes and bring water. You may also take the cable car for a more comfortable ascent to the flat top. The eatery on your arrival is a welcome sight. Needless to say, the view from there is magnificent – with Table Bay and Robben Island to the north and over the vast Atlantic Ocean to the south and west.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
Here is another portion of nature’s paradise! There are gorgeous flower gardens everywhere here, with pleasant, heavenly walkways. There are no crowds during the Cape Town spring, so it is great to take the time to meander, picnic under the broad branching oak trees or just stop to cherish the view.
This outstanding beach has a colony of African penguins chilling along the shoreline. Watching them from a well-constructed boardwalk, it is easy to communicate with them while they entertain you, flapping their wings, and wiggling all over the place. Penguins have wings as they are birds, but unlike most birds, they do not use theirs to fly, but to swim for countless hours. You, too, can swim with them in the tender waters of the mighty Indian Ocean.
Aquila Game Reserve
You’ve seen those wild African animals on social media and your TV sets. Now, hire a land rover and see all the famous safari wildlife first-hand. Have your camera ready for the elephants, rhinos, giraffes, baboons, lions, and other exotic creatures while on this malaria free forest game reserve!
Fantastic rock pools lure you in for cooling dips, luxury chalets to comfort you by night, classical rock art sites to survey, and a host of other fun adventures makes this one of the most popular safari destinations, just two hours out of Cape Town.