More than just new destinations for your trip

5 unrelated things to do in Cape Town this weekend-that will leave you inspired.

Posted in Cape Town Table View on Oct 10, 2014

Visit The Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront
The Aquarium is a window on the ocean, offering glimpses of the diverse life found off the South African coastline. The Aquarium allows you to view over 3000 living animals, including fishes, invertebrates, mammals, reptiles and birds in this spectacular underwater nature reserve. Don’t miss the daily feeding at 15h30 of the fishes.

Open every day of the year from 09h30 until 18h00. Your ticket is valid for the entire day.

Go Horse riding on Noordhoek Beach
Go for a 2 hour horse ride along the spectacular Noordhoek beach. An abundance of bird life is visible as the bush ride circles the wetlands, water birds, cranes, geese and rare flamingo flocks. And if you are lucky you might see dolphins playing in the waves, with occasional sighting of whales. 

Open daily from 09:00 to 16:00.

Visit The Planetarium in Cape Town
The Planetarium (housed in theSouth African Museum building) is a celestial theatre in the round, utilising the complex Minolta star machine and multiple projectors to transport the audience through the wonders of the universe. The ultimate in armchair travel. Inside the domed auditorium, the night sky is recreated, so whatever the weather outside, the Planetarium sky is always clear, an extraordinary audio-visual experience for old and young. 

Open Daily: Monday to Friday shows at 14h00; Tuesday evening show at 20h00 and Saturday and Sunday shows at 12h00, 13h00 and 14h30.

Head to the World Of Birds
The largest bird park in Africa - over 3 000 birds (and small animals) of 400 different species are uniquely presented in more than 100 spacious landscaped walk through aviaries, allowing you the most intimate closeness with nature. Enjoy a fascinating glimpse into the private lives of birds. Get a close-up view of them as they feed, sing, display, socialise, build nests, incubate eggs and feed chicks right before your eyes - a truly unforgettable experience.

Valley Road, Hout Bay. Telephone: 021 790-2730.

Enjoy the gardens and breakfast at Kirstenbosch.
Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden is world-renowned for the beauty and diversity of the Cape flora it displays and for the magnificence of its setting against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain. Kirstenbosch grows only indigenous South African plants. The estate covers 528 hectares and supports a diverse fynbos flora and natural forest. The cultivated garden (36 hectares) displays collections of South African plants, particularly those from the winter rainfall region of the country. You can explore the Gardens, take photographs, have a picnic on the lawn, or simply lie on the grass and stare at the sky. The tea-room also serves a full English breakfast.

Newlands. Telephone: 021 799-8783.