Cape Town is a fun-loving coastal city in South Africa, that attracts visitors from all around the globe. If you are planning a trip to Cape Town for the first time, then this list of classic attractions is for you! Not your first time visit? More adventure awaits 6 Awesome Things To Do In Cape Town, South Africa!
1. Cape Peninsula Drive
One of the most magnificent routes in the world! Hire a car or hop on a tour bus and experience the beauty along the shore. You will pass through many quaint, charming towns like Kalk bay, Simons Town and go all the way to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet.
Take a ride on the Flying Dutchman Funicular to the light house and enjoy the panoramic views. Savour a seafood dish at the 2 Oceans restaurant. Thereafter your drive continues through the breathtaking Chapmans Peak route, Hout Bay (famous for its Fish & Chips) and then finally back in the cosmopolitan city, Cape Town.
2. Hop on & Hop off Bus Tour
This is the perfect way to tour Cape Town and see many of the city’s attractions. City Sightseeing Tours offers 3 routes – RED City Tour, BLUE Mini Peninsula Tour and the PURPLE Wine Tour.
3. Table Mountain
Visit Cape Town’s most iconic attraction, Table Mountain. It is one of the 7 wonders of nature! Take a 5 minute cable ride to the top of the mountain, admire the most stupendous views of the city, embark on a hike, browse the curio shop or indulge in a scrumptious meal at the self-service restaurant.
Tip: The cable way is weather dependent, click here to check the status on the day.
4. V&A waterfront
The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is packed with extraordinary things to do. Take a ride on the Cape wheel, unwind on a leisurely boat cruise and my absolute favourite is the artisanal street food market (V&A Food Market), where you can delight in the most delectable treats!
Tip: Check out the many attractions, cruise companies & restaurants here!
5. Robben Island
A world heritage site to visit and most definitely a bucket list experience.Travel back in time by taking a Robben Island Tour. Book your ticket here which includes a ferry ride to the island, an informative tour and a visit to Nelson Mandela’s prison cell. A truly enlightening experience.
Tip: To catch the ferry, you need to go the Clock Tower district at the V&A Waterfront.