Cape Town Thrills Are Just a Last Minute Flight Deal Away
Love the Views from Table Mountain Aerial Tram and Business Class Flights
It’s great to hike up iconic Table Mountain after a business class flight to Cape Town. It’s an even more stunning experience to scale the mountain in the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway. The five-minute ride to the top of the mountain is a 3,572-foot ascent, offering breathtaking views of Cape Town, endless fields of wildflowers and the sea. Once on the mountain, you have plenty of entertainment. Enjoy a snack or meal on the terrace overlooking the city. Hike the many mountain trails, or rappel down the cliff face. If you plan to be in town for a lengthy period, or if you visit Cape Town regularly, you can even purchase a cableway annual pass.
Robben Island Political Prison Is A Far Cry from Luxurious First Class Flights
Once the site of penguin colonies, seal habitats and tragic shipwrecks, Robben Island is best known for its stark historic prison and labor-camp quarries. In the latter half of the 20th century, while many elite South Africans enjoyed unfettered freedom and luxuries like first class flights, anti-apartheid leaders were confined on Robben Island. Nelson Mandela was imprisoned here for 18 years, as were two other recent South African presidents and countless freedom fighters. Now a World Heritage Site, Robben Island offers tours of the prison site led by former political prisoners. Tours also pass by the island’s limestone and Bluestone quarries, a leper graveyard, Robert Sobukwe’s prison home and various military bunkers. The island also offers an interesting museum, a beautiful lighthouse and several shipwrecks and World War II relics.
Grab a Last Minute Flight Deal to See the Penguins at Boulders Bay
Treasured Boulders Beach, or Boulders Bay, is home to a protected colony of breeding endangered African penguins. Visitors can observe these creatures on three sheltered beaches and from the safety of easily navigated boardwalks and viewing platforms. There are only a few African penguin colonies left on earth, so seeing these land-based birds up-close is a special treat. On the other side of the penguin habitat is a beach that’s perfect for visitors of all ages. Waves here are gentle, and sunbathers have access to well-kept facilities like beach showers and restrooms. Swimming can be invigorating here, especially if a few penguins decide to join you in the water.
Victoria and Alfred Waterfront Is a First Class Experience
V&A Waterfront has everything you could possibly need to relax and enjoy your stay after a last minute flight to South Africa. The oldest working harbor, V&A is also a top entertainment destination, featuring the renowned Two Oceans Aquarium, the thrilling Cape Wheel and more than 400 shops. Its picturesque buildings and outdoor spaces also house a spa, open air cinema and the Springbok Experience Rugby Museum. If you prefer more active entertainment, you can take one of the guided historic walks through the area or use the waterfront’s running paths. There are dozens of cruises available here, from champagne sunset cruises to Jolly Roger pirate ship sailings. You can also spend some time walking among the country’s Nobel Laureate statues in Nobel Square.