Things To Do
Why Cape Town?
Cape Town is one of the most multicultural cities in the world. It is not only the most popular international tourist destination within South Africa but also the entire African continent.
The Mother City has something for everyone, from lavish and luxurious safari’s to backpacking on a tight budget. The climate is wonderfully mild,the sights range from historical castles to ultramodern art museums. Blue flag beaches like Camps Bay adorn our shores and are a stone’s throw from the city centre. Table Mountain, Lion’s Head and Devil’s Peak offer an array of wonderful walks, trails and hikes. Thousands visit the city each year for its affordable nightlife and entertainment, excellent restaurants, wine estates and bars.
The V&A Waterfront
The V&A Waterfront is more than just an average mall. It is an experience that ranges from shopping, through dining, sunset cruises, museums and theatre. With over 400 retail outlets, 200 restaurants, museums and cafes there is more to do than you can fit into one day.
Table Mountain is probably Cape Town’s most iconic attraction, where you can either hike up beautiful fynbos trails or opt for the faster cable car to the top. From the top of Table Mountain, you have a spectacular view of the whole of Cape Town below you. Be sure to get there early as the queues can get very long in peak season. Please check the weather before you go.
Robben Island – Situated only 12km from Cape Town, Robben Island offers visitors spectacular views of Table Mountain, the city and its coastline, as you make your way to Robben Island and back to the V&A Waterfront by ferry. The Island has been declared as a World Heritage Site and promises a once in a life time experience. The 45-minute bus tour is presented by knowledgeable ex-prisoners who will provide information about the island as well as the prison museum including the former prison cell of Nelson Mandela. Robben Island reflects Nelson Mandela’s great legacy and simultaneously serves as a reminder of South Africa’s past struggles and bright future.
Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden
This botanical garden is world-renowned for the beauty and diversity of the Cape Flora it displays and for the magnificence of its setting against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain. Kirstenbosch grows only indigenous South African plants. The estate covers 528 hectares and supports a diverse fynbos flora and natural forest. The cultivated garden (36 hectares) displays collections of South African plants, particularly those from the winter rainfall region of the country.
Cape Point & Cape of Good Hope – Cape Point is situated 60km south-west of Cape Town and is a Nature reserve that forms part of Table Mountain National Park and also a Natural World Heritage Site. The Nature reserve consists of 7 750 hectares of ground that includes a wide variety of fauna and flora, bucks, baboons and Cape Mountain Zebras as well as over 250 bird species. Table Mountain National Park forms part of the Cape Floral Region, which has also been declared a World Heritage Site. This piece of land includes Table Mountain that ranges from Signal Hill all the way to Cape Point and the coastlines of the Cape Peninsula.
Groot Constantia Wine Estate
Groot Constantia Wine Estate – Situated only 20 minutes driving from the mother city, Groot Constantia is nestled in the heart of Cape Town’s
Winelands. The 300-year old Wine Farm offers picturesque views of the valley and includes museums, wine tasting, restaurants and beautiful picnic spots.