Bloggers, reviews and boating adventures

Conquest Charters has provided many tourists with amazing memories and pictures of the ocean lifestyle by boating in Cape Town, South Africa. Sadly, the pictures taken and shared with friends are something we seldom get to see. However, on a recent trip we shared this experience with some local travel bloggers of The Travel Manuel.[…]

March Madness

The summer season has proven to be rather quiet as many travellers tighten their belts and explore different options to entertain themselves, abroad or in Cape Town. But as history often repeats itself, March has proven to be a regularly busy month for boating tourism. With that Conquest Charters and Marine Scene will be doing[…]

SMS! Send the word “table” to 34874

Cape Town and Table Mountain needs your vote to name this iconic geological feature as one of the “SEVEN NATURAL WONDERS OF THE WORLD” I have Worked on (as botanist), Hiked (a few of the many amazing trails), Swam (in one of Silvermine’s dam), Studied (as a UCT student), Leisured (jogging and picnics), Photographed (plants[…]

Sharking around

Last year we ventured out to the film site of Air Jaws. A BBC documentary focusing on the Great White Shark in False Bay, Cape Town. This is not too far from our usual tourist run and naturally we were curious to see more about the famous island. Well we did! and it was awesome,[…]

Winter won’t stop us!!

June in South Africa signals the arrival of the winter season and is usually accompanied by the cold and the rain, many reasons to stay indoors. However , there are many beautiful days that nestle in between the cold fronts that make their way with ferocity over the Peninsula and the beauty of the Cape[…]

2011 Freedom Swim

2011 was the 10th time the Freedom Swim was officially held. Starting at Robben Island and ending at Big Bay the swim distance is an impressive 7.5km of cold water swimming. This is the forth or fifth time we have taken part in the swim accompanying various swimmers across the channel. Including Natalie Du Toit[…]

End of Summer

Once again UCT exchange students joined us for a mid-semester team building excursion. Last year, we took them from HoutBay, however this year we left from the Oceana Power Boat Club on the Atlantic seaboard. This route includes highlights such as vistas of the beautiful Table Mountain and the marvellous new Cape Town Stadium. Next we[…]

Cycle Tour update

What a fabulous day! And what a blessing for the perfect weather! During my cycle I heard many people comment on how beautiful our coastline is. Especially Hout Bay, where Chapmans Peak starts to eat at the muscle fibres in the legs, the beauty of Hout Bay seems to give people the distraction and inspiration[…]

Cycling, Charities and Boats

I will be cycling in the 2011 Pick n Pay Cape Argus Cycle Tour. As exciting as that bit of news is on its own, I will be doing for St Luke’s Hospice. St Luke’s description: ” St Luke’s Hospice provides palliative care to people who are approaching the end of their lives. A team of skilled[…]

Summer on the Sea in Cape Town

The year started out well with more locals getting on the boat than internationals as is normally the case. The trip in the picture was planned for an 8am pre-work boat ride from the waterfront. It was amazing; the sea-life – seals,birds, all out in morning light. Glad to say we were back by 9[…]

GREENPEACE: Climate change needs basic leaders

As any respecting Sea Dweller would do, we gladly answered the call to work with GREENPEACE during their Cape Town protest. Climate Change is a serious issue and any action to raise awareness or bring about change is a step in right direction. Read the real story here. We covertly snuck up to the Twelve[…]

Ashe’s no good

The effects of the volcanic eruptions in Iceland have finally filtered down to Conquest Charters in the Cape Town. We recently received these two emails regarding future bookings: Mail 1: Hi ghgjje, Our client kjhjkhkre, from Switzerland has cancelled its conference on Tuesday due to the volcanic eruption and fallout. ALL delegates are stranded in[…]

The arrival of a German U-Boat

For those of you who have been to see the new stadium, as seen from the Sea Point area, you might also have noticed the commotion in the ocean. Namely a German U-boat (submarine), a Tug boat and many little worker boats ferrying precious resources to the mother hive. Here are some close-up pics of[…]

Lights, Camera, Action

It’s been a while but this some of things we’ve been up to? Cape Town is a favoured destination for movie makers and a recent German mini-series being shot here saw Zangetsu being required for some all important media shots. The all familiar movie crew, the grips and production agencies bustling around the streets of[…]

Sunset or Sunrise?

It is an amazing thing to watch the sun set across the vast Atlantic Ocean. And I am sure you have your favourite place in Cape Town to do just that where you can enjoy the colours that go so well with the surroundings. I recently enjoyed one from the top of Kloof Nek Road[…]

Winter in the Cape

Well winter has set in to Cape Town and our main charter runs come to end. However if you are keen for diving, now is the best time to get out to False Bay and see some of the awesome wrecks and reefs that can be found along the coast. As with most seasonal businesses[…]