About Cape Town
There is so much to do and see in Cape Town that you need more than a year to explore. Whether you love the beach, hiking a mountain, wine tasting, art, or just a stroll along the streets, Cape Town presents all you need. It is one of the places where you can wander aimlessly and still love the experience.
Here are some of the places that you can go and do
Hike Table Mountain
For a spectacular view of Cape Town, Table Mountain is the place to hike. There is a short route leading to this iconic landmark. If you do not want to hike, take the cable car. However, note that a cloud cover might suddenly block the beautiful view.
Walk the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden
From the Table Mountain, walk through the beautiful Kirstenbosch botanical garden. It is a 1,300-acre land perfect for bird watching and taking of selfies. While there, do not pass the Protea garden, which is among the most extensive flower gardens in South Africa.
Savor Art at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art
Designed by London-based architect Thomas Heatherwick, the Zietz Museum has at least 80 galleries where contemporary African art is displayed. You will find the work of famous South African artists such as Cyrus Kabiru, Ghada Amer, Kehinde Wiley, and Nandipha Mntambo.
Walk along Boulders Beach
The Boulders Beach is a sandy stretch on the Cape Peninsula. It is a beach with wild waves, rocky outcrops, and penguins. While it’s not a great place to lounge or swim, it feels great walking along the beach.
Visit Robben Island
Robben Island became famous when Nelson Mandela and hundreds of other political detainees spent years in prison there. Today, the island is in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You can get to the island on a pre-booked tour and learn the history of South Africa.
Woodstock Street Art
Cape Town has strict anti-graffiti laws, and you may never find graffiti on any other part of the city. However, you can experience the best of street artists at Woodstock. The art here represents the life of the people in the city.
Sample Cape Town Wine
South Africa has so many wineries, and anyone who loves wine will love Cape Town. Start with estates near the city, such as the suburb of Constantia, or restaurants and bars that offer a wine tasting experience. For the best experience, drive to the towns of Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. Here, you will see breathtaking estates and vineyards.
Head to the V&A Waterfront and experience the best of Cape Town shopping. Here, you will find international brands and items that you can only find in South Africa. There is also a curio market where you can collect trinkets to take back home. Greenmarket Square is the best when you need affordable goods.
Explore the Cape Peninsula
South of Cape Town, there is a lot to see and do. If you have a car, drive along the False Bay Coastline and explore towns such as Muizenberg, Kalk Bay, and Simon’s Town. For thrilling road drive, try the Chapman’s Peak Drive.
Sample the Cape Town Cuisine
Cape Town is a foodie city. The multi-cultural heritage influences most of the dishes that the city offers. While there, taste fish and chips, game meat, Gatsby, bunny chow, bobotie, sushi, braai, traditional South African desserts, and biltong and droewors. There are restaurants dotting the city.