10 Reasons Why You Should Never Visit Cape Town

1. Nothing to do

Cape Town is probably one of the most vibey cities on the planet! There certainly isn’t a lack of activities here – in fact, your schedule will be jam-packed if you visit.

We have found a list of great activities to keep you busy:

The Springbok Experience

The Springbok Experience is a world-class, modern interactive museum telling South Africa’s story through the eyes of its most powerful sport. It offers a fun and entertaining experience for the whole family and is a ‘must-do’ attraction at the heart of the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

The museum features more than 60 audio visual displays where visitors can watch the history of South African rugby unfold, set among cases displaying historic objects such as famous trophies, jerseys, boots and other memorabilia. It makes a perfect venue for exclusive corporate events as well.

Springbok Experience

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G-Force Paintball – Ground Zero

The venue of many a friendly score-settling throw-down, Ground Zero is the ideal spot for a day of high-adrenaline shenanigans and the chance to artistically alter the appearance of some of your friends or colleagues.

G-Force

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UpSouth – Cape Peninsula

What better way to experience the most spectacular coast lines of the Cape than on a BMW Motorcycle. UpSouth Adventures will take you on a journey down the eastern side of the Cape Peninsula, which includes the oldest wine estate in South Africa, the penguins at Boulders beach, the famous Cape Point and The Cape of Good Hope.

UpSouth

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Groundbreaking Fossil Discovery in Cradle of Humankind!

 

A groundbreaking discovery was made at the Cradle of Humankind – the type of discovery that changes everything!

 

The most important fossil discovery made to date at the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage site in Maropeng was revealed today – details of this significant fossil discovery have been kept secret for years . The University of Witswatersrand unveiled the largest assemblage of hominin fossils on the African continent.

 

Skull of Homo naledi

Skull of Homo naledi

 

According to the team of international and local scientists who have been working on the project, this discovery is going to force the world to re-think what it means to be human. Prof Paul Dirks speaks of the geology of the chamber where the fossils were found. There has been no sign of fighting with the bones. No evidence of bite marks by carnivores on the bones, says Dirks.

The expedition began in November 2013. The new discovery follows intensive research by the scientists, who worked under the auspices of the Department of Science and Technology as well as the National Research Foundation Centre of Excellence at Wits. The cavers, all of them women of slight build, needed to fit through an 18cm wide hole and climb down a 12m vertical passage to get to the fossils.  Berger calls people in his team “underground astronauts”.

 

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The full collection that was found

 

Teeth of Homo naledi

Teeth of Homo naledi

 

About a third of the hominid fossils ever found in the world were recovered in Gauteng. It’s been over 90 years of research to gather what’s in this vault, but it’s still unknown if any of these species lead directly to humans.

The world heritage site, which includes the famous Sterkfontein caves, has boasted several discoveries that illuminate the evolution of humans. Three of the most significant discoveries made at the Cradle of Humankind include Mrs Ples, the most complete skull of an Australopithecus africanus, Little Foot, four foot bones belonging to an Australopithecus, and  the Taung Child, the skull of an Australopithecus africanus.

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