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Safari Day Tours
You can see the Big 5 on a safari when visiting Cape Town! Cape Point Route offers a Safari Day Tour, just 2 hours from Cape Town. There are options to travel to a game farm and go on a standard safari or experience a game viewing safari on horseback or quad bike for a close encounter with wildlife.

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Safari Overnight Tours: A fabulous alternative is an overnight safari where you stay the night at the Game Reserve to view the Big 5 and more game on a longer safari.

Follow this link for more information:  http://www.capepointroute.co.za/moreinfoExperience.php?aID=302

 

 

 

 

Go to a soccer, cricket or rugby match with all major sport stadiums within easy driving distance (30 – 45 minutes) from Mariner Guesthouse

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The Cape Town Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa is a newly built stadium that was used for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. During the planning stage, it was known as the Green Point Stadium, which was the name of the previous stadium on the site, and this name was also used frequently during World Cup media coverage.

Cape Town's Green Point stadium is illuminated as construction officials test the lighting as part of preparations for the 2010 FIFA World Cup

The stadium is located in Green Point, between Signal Hill and the Atlantic Ocean, close to the Cape Town city centre and to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, a popular tourist and shopping venue. The stadium has a gross capacity of 64,100.

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 The stadium is connected to the waterfront by a new road connection, Granger Bay Boulevard, and is surrounded by a 60 hectare urban park. The stadium was built by South African construction contractor Murray & Roberts.

SWARTKOP 

Further afield, above the Boulders Beach and Seaforth area is a fantastic hike up to the blockhouse and further on to the top of Black Hill/Swartkop which is the big mountain above Boulders – it’s almost 600m high. a Fantastic hike in Simon’s Town.

VIEW FROM SWARTKOP

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Park near the corner of Jan Smuts Drive and Churchill. The walk begins there at the dirt road leading up the hill. It bends to the right and then further on to the left. Do not take the left bend but continue on the smaller path straight ahead. This path then bends to the left and continues up the mountain through some gorgeous fynbos to the blockhouse. From there it is signposted to Swartkop. Round trip is around 2 to 3 hours.

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Have you ever wanted to experience the absolute freedom of flight?
Want an adrenaline rush? See the Cape from a different view?
Spoil your partner? Do something you have never done before?

Book your stay at Mariner Guesthouse and enjoy a Paragliding experience off Lion’s Head, Cape Town.

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Experience It
The average tandem flight lasts for about 15 – 25 minutes. All flights are weather dependent and the sites that are generally flown are Lion’s Head, Signal Hill, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Hermanus and Franschhoek.

During the flight you can relax and enjoy the view from a bird’s-eye perspective. You can take photos while in the air and your pilot is also equipped with a camera to take photos (optional). Pure simplicity and freedom is the true beauty of paragliding. Within minutes you and the glider can be ready and in the air. It is a truly awesome and unique experience!

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For more information on Paragliding off Lions Head, Cape Town, South Africa, follow this link:

http://www.capepointroute.co.za/moreinfoOther.php?aID=220

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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St James, which stretches only 1.5 km, is a suburb which is steeped in history. Local historian Michael Walker, has published a pamphlet with the history of the historic homes between Muizenberg in St James, many of which still exist today and have belonged to the same families for generations.

Some of the houses were already in existence in 1883, and most had thatched rooves and were built of stone, plaster and limestone. One of these is St James Cottage, built circa 1853. In the Anglo-Boer war, Abraham Auret, the owner of the cottage, hid prisoners of war in the loft of his barn and later helped them to escape across the bay.

Colourful bathing boxes are the trademark of St James and the start of grand stone houses that line the road to Muizenberg.  The homes reflect a wealthy colonial past and despite a slight fading in the grandeur of its heyday it is easy to see why this section was called “Millionaire’s Mile”.

St James is a retreat from cosmopolitan living, where residents walk along the oceans edge on a daily basis, they greet each other, they swim in the tidal pool and play tennis. The beach itself is not all that big but the small size adds to the charm and there are some rockpools on either side to explore. St James is only a few minute’s drive from Mariner Guesthouse and a vacation spot all year round, irrespective of vacationers!