Visit Cape TownLiberty Lodge is so well positioned in the café culture suburb of Tamboerskloof, adjacent to the central city, that just about any Cape Town tourist attraction and CBD business location is within 5-minutes by car, or a downhill walk.
Feel free to ask advice from owner and host, Ruth Parsons. Her local knowledge will help you plan your Cape Town excursions and she will happily book restaurants, theatres, tours, hire cars and airport transfers, with companies that she has personally selected and vetted.
|Table Mountain & Cableway, Cape Town
The top of Table Mountain is 1067 metres above sea level and offers spectacular views in all directions. It only takes 4 minutes to reach the top by revolving cablecar, which gives you a 360º view on the way. The quickest hike up takes about 2½ hours. Liberty Lodge is within walking distance of Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, but it's so steeply uphill that we suggest taking a 5-minute taxi ride to get there. There's no need to queue for tickets either, we can book them for you.
Robben Island was a place of exile for society's unwanted for hundreds of years. The prison's most famous inmate was Nelson Mandela, who spent 18 years jailed here, along with many other political freedom fighters. The 3½ hour tour to Robben Island acts as a poignant reminder of this sad period. The exceptional view of Table Mountain across the bay was significant to Mandela, who said, "Table Mountain was a beacon of hope. It represented the mainland to which we knew we would one day return." Robben Island Tours get snapped up quickly, so let us organise your tickets.
|Boulders Beach Penguins
There are few places in the world where you can see penguins waddling around on a sunny beach, then go and swim with them. At Boulders Beach you can do both. These African Penguins were once called Jackass Penguins as their call really does sound like a donkey in distress. Take the boardwalk to their nesting beach to see the main breeding colony, then find your way to the far cove and have a swim. Don't be surprised if a penguin darts past.
|Castle of Good Hope
Completed in 1679, the pentagonal Castle of Good Hope is the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa and is exceptionally well preserved. Inside is a fascinating combination of cultural and military history, but take a guided tour to hear the hidden stories of this castle. Tours run Monday to Saturday 11h00, 12h00 & 14h00 (not Sundays). A Key Ceremony is performed weekdays at 10h00 & 12h00, followed by the firing of the Signal Cannon.
|V & A Waterfront
For shopping, dining, indoor and outdoor entertainment, the V&A Waterfront is a favourite hotspot for tourists and locals. The combination of creative architecture and restoration, fun and festivity all in a working harbour, creates such a buzz that you can easily spend all day here. Why not take a water taxi through the canals, a steamboat trip around the harbour or a yacht into the bay for an alternative way of seeing Cape Town.
You won't feel like a voyeur on the township tour we recommend, as curiosity between people of different cultures is shared and you may find an unlikely camaraderie developing between you and the township residents. Your tour guide has intimate knowledge of informal settlements as this is where he grew up and many guests say that the township tour was a highlight of their stay in Cape Town. Let us book this for you.
Drive for about an hour and you will find yourself in a world where valleys and mountain slopes are covered with vines and grand wine estates invite you in for tastings. Stellenbosch is the historic heart of the Winelands and Paarl has many fine estates, but you will adore the hidden valley of Franschhoek, with multiple award-winning restaurants and breathtaking scenery. Much closer to Cape Town is the Constantia Wine Valley, known for fine wines and historic estates.
You are in for a real treat! We have so many good restaurants in Cape Town that you tell us what you feel like and we'll give you perfect suggestions. Fresh seafood is a speciality but our meats are soft and tender too. We know what's in, what's out and what's new in Cape Town – just ask.
Just 5-minutes drive from Liberty Lodge, the sweeping white sands and palm trees of Camps Bay beach come into view. It is a vista so profoundly beautiful that you cannot fail to be impressed. Camps Bay is a magnet for people who want to see and be seen on the long white beach or at the many restaurants and cafés lining the boulevard and spilling onto the pavements. Adjacent are the four secluded coves of Clifton's beaches, each one accessed by steps that descend to a fine white powdery beach. One word of warning; the water may look inviting but it's usually very chilly!