Welcome to Cape Town! From exquisite beaches, spectacular scenery and wildlife to the vibrant neighborhoods and world’s best restaurants, Cape Town simply has it all! Here are the 10 best things not to miss in Cape Town!
Catch a cable car up Table Mountain
If you want to enjoy spectacular views of the city jump into the cable car and „fly“ to the top of the mountain. It’s breathtaking! Especially when you find yourself in the clouds on the “top of the world“. Incredible!
Explore Bo Kaap, the most colorful suburb in Cape Town
Known for its brightly colored houses and situated at the foot of Signal Hill, Bo Kaap is the spiritual home of the Cape’s Muslim community. And my favorite part of the Cape Town – because “Life’s not meant to be black and white”, right?
Walk the streets of Cape Town’s oldest township, Langa
Do you know what the word township means? Townships, created under South Africa’s apartheid government, were created to segregate and economically disadvantage black lives in every way. If you want to experience the real Africa you should not miss to visit the Langa township near Cape Town. Why? READ MORE
Visit Boulders Beach penguin colony
Penguinssss!!! Oh, what an amazing little creatures! Boulder’s beach, with its wind sheltered bays and safe sandy shores, is home to a breeding colony of over 2000 endangered African Penguins! The beach remains the only place in the world where one can get up-close to African penguins. It forms part of the Table Mountain National Park Marine Protected Area and an entrance fee is required to access this sandy beach that is home to the little birds.
Snorkel with thousands of sea lions
The most amazing snorkeling of my life! If you are planning your trip to South Africa make sure seal snorkeling is on your “to do” list. There are no words to describe the unique feeling of being underwater with a thousands of playful and curious sea lions! READ MORE
Dive with sharks, in cage of course
If you are in Cape Town for a few days, don’t miss to visit the shark capital of the world – Gansbaai and jump into a cage to dive with Great White’s! READ MORE
Take a photo at the Cape Point lighthouse
The Cape of Good Hope is a peninsula just outside the city of Cape Town. If you can rent a car and go on self drive tour along the Cape of Good Hope to Cape Point. There is a lighthouse on Cape Point about 2 km east of the Cape of Good Hope. It is a place where you will find the best views of the southern oceans. And the place where you will literally ‘gone with the wind’!
Life’s a beach, enjoy the waves
Like this quote is written for Cape Town. Camp Bay, Clifton Bay, Hout Bay, Boulders beach… there is a beach to suit every mood and moment! If you have time take a break and just relax on the beach whole day, is there anything better than that?
Visit Robben island and learn more about South African turbulent history
Located in Table Bay, 9km offshore from the Cape Town Robben Island has been used as a prison and a place where people were isolated, banished and exiled to for nearly 400 years. During apartheid many Black people were kept on Robben Island as political prisoners. The most famous of them was Nelson Mandela. Take a tour around the island and see where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of the 27 years of his incarceration imprisoned on the island.
„All the world is green“ at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
You should not miss one of the world’s leading botanical gardens and relax in „green“ atmosphere. Even if you are not ‘a plant freak’ you’ll enjoy the gardens vibe and views on Table Mountain from a different angle.