5/5 - Excellent
Verified travelerJan 18, 2020
Book any trips in advance to avoid disappointment. It’s a great busy vibrant area with loads to do and see
Constructed on a rich tapestry of cultures and shaped by its stunning surroundings, Cape Town’s heritage is reflected throughout the city in its houses and museums.
Nestled in the shadows of Table Mountain and close to the foaming waves of the Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town is a city that’s never far from the true majesty of the wild.
Hiking along one of the many nature trails will give you the chance to see wild antelope, ostriches or even baboons. Travel a little further and you’ll find African penguins in their thousands on the sands of Boulders Beach. For a more relaxed day out, take a cable car to the top of Table Mountain and allow yourself time to marvel at one of the greatest views in the world.
On returning to the city, you can soak up the atmosphere by settling down for a picnic amongst the floral gems in the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.
If you’re interested in South Africa’s complex past, historical gold can be found at the South Africa Maritime Museum, Slave Lodge or the recently opened Jewish Museum. Nelson Mandela’s long struggle for freedom will come to life before your eyes if you visit Robben Island, where he was imprisoned during the years of apartheid.
Local delicacies such as spicy Babotie or soothing Melktert are well worth a taste. Choose from delicious street food straight from the carts in the Islamic quarter or today’s catch served up by the finest restaurants around on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
Many settlers have left their mark since Cape Town was first established by the Dutch East India Company. This can best be seen in the mixture of architectural styles around the city. Local Cape Dutch style houses rub shoulders with colourful Edwardian, elegant Victorian and gleaming modern architecture.
Cape Town’s warm climate is tempered by the breeze off the Atlantic, bringing down the humidity so that the heat doesn’t hit so hard. There is much to be discovered on the outskirts of the city. Pack more into your stay by hiring a car or trying out the public bus network to explore the myriad of wonders in Table Mountain National Park.
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Stunning sunsets and perfect blue water, scuba diving, mountain scenery and beachfront restaurants all make this one of Cape Town’s most popular beach suburbs.
4/5Very Good!(205 area reviews)
Known for its majestic mountain landscape and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Cape Town City Centre. Check out top attractions like Castle of Good Hope and South African National Gallery, and jump on the metro at Woodstock Station or Esplanade Station to see more of the city.
4/5Very Good!(35 area reviews)
Bring the kids to the playgrounds and cafés in this dynamic, rejuvenated coastal area in the shadow of a mossy mountain.
4.5/5Wonderful!(26 area reviews)
Travellers like the cocktail bars in Green Point, and Cape Town Stadium is a top attraction you might want to visit.
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Browse stalls and enjoy live music in the harbor market, trek along the mountain trails and surf atop Atlantic swells.
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Unique features of Constantia include the wineries and gardens. Make a stop by Groot Constantia Winery or Eagles Nest while you're exploring the area.
Reviewed on 19 Jan 2020
Reviewed on 12 Jan 2020
Blending modern buildings with colourful period structures, the architecture at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront reflects its vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Sun, sand and spectacular sea life are all available at Boulders Beach, home to an impressive African Penguin colony.
The lofty summit of Table Mountain is Cape Town’s crowning glory, offering a coastal panorama that is second to none.
Visit the cell where Nelson Mandela spent most of his sentence and explore the Table Bay island that has also served as a leper colony and a military base.
See and be seen, admire beautiful sunsets and go hiking in the famous Twelve Apostles at one of Cape Town’s most stylish beaches.
This is the oldest and most prestigious botanical garden in South Africa, home to the first collection in the world dedicated solely to indigenous plants.
Verified travelerDec 19, 2019
A wonderful place. South Africa a good place. Like any tourist spots. You need to be safety conscious but Kalk bay is quite safe and as solo traveler walk around safely good Resturants, cape to Cuba.- the brass bell, and many more but there are many
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