Cape Town Things to Do

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  • 1. Table Mountain

    This is a must visit when you are in Cape Town. Majestic mountains are a landmark of not only Cape Town but the whole of Africa. A cable car takes you up if you cannot spare the 5 hours required for...

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  • 2. Penguins - Boulders Beach

    At Boulders Beach in Simon's Town, you will find plenty of penguins. One tip to save your money!! --- instead of buying the tickets to go to see the penguins, you can do this --- while coming from...

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  • 3. Cape Point

    This is the South Western most point of South Africa. It is the junction of the cold Benguela cureent on teh West Coast and the warm Agulhas current on the East Coast. From the top you can see the...

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  • 4. V & A Waterfront

    Make sure that you visit Nobel Square and see four of South Africa's Nobel Peace Price winners: Albert Luthuli (1960), Desmond Tutu (1984), FW de Klerk (1993) and Nelson Mandela (1993). The monument...

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  • 5. Camps Bay Beach

    I am just gonna provide important websites for more information on Things to do around Cape town, so you can book inadvance if you wish. www.citysightseeing.co.za/capeTown.php (Bus tour - Covers alot...

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  • 6. Robben Island

    Making the pilgrimage to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for the majority of his 27 years in prison features close to the top of most tourist's South African To Do list, and with...

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  • 7. Castle of Good Hope

    This castle protected Cape Town throughout the Colonial years. A waterfront land reclamation now has it a good 1/2 Km from the actual bay. This is a bit out of the way but it is definitely worth a...

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  • 8. Bo-Kaap

    Bo-Kaap Museum A visit to the small Bo-Kaap museum is aimed at helping put the Bo-Kaap area into perspective. The museum is housed in a 1763 house (the oldest in the area) of a prosperous 19th...

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  • 9. Two Oceans Aquarium

    After going around V & A waterfront, I saw a sign on the Two Oceans Aquarium! Hmmm...I decided to go in and it was fun going around it for about an hour....it is just a small aquarium and do not...

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  • 10. Kirstenbosch Gardens

    A visit to a botanical garden in winter - is it worth paying an admission fee? If you are in Cape Town in winter, don't hesitate. They say that each season is good to visit Kirstenbosch Botanical...

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  • 11. Cape Town CBD

    The Slave House museum is located in the CBD, close to Parliament, the Anglican cathedral and the entrance to Company Gardens. The main attraction here is an exhibit on Nelson Mandela. It draws on a...

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  • 12. Hout Bay

    On the way to Cape Point, we passed Hout Bay from where we took a ferry to see the seals. They call it seal island, but its just a few rocks on which you will find plenty of seals. It is a lovely ride...

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  • 13. Chapman's Peak Drive

    Chapman's Peak Drive is a scenic route running along the coast of the Atlantic ocean on the western side of Cape peninsula. This road " hewn out of the face of sheer mountain" is 9 km long and has 114...

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  • 14. Simons Town

    dont dont dont buy stones from there.... i paied a lot of money and later i discovered i paied almost 10 times its reall value really stones in south africa are very expensive specially inthe...

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  • 15. Lion's Head

    Lion’s Head is one of the most distinctive natural monuments in and around Cape Town. It is part of the Table Mountain National Park and visible from many parts of the city. Together with Signal Hill...

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  • 16. Shark Cage Diving

    Some of the people I met at Ashanti and me went for a shark cage diving trip to Gaansbaai. Adrenalin pure. We went through an operator that was trustworthy and they knew exactly what they were talking...

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  • 17. Stellenbosch

    This is a wonderful place to visit. From the history presented by the buildings themselves, the Muses and the nature trail you can spend an afternoon here and follow it up with dinner at Moyo next...

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  • 18. Long Street

    Long Street is a major street located in the City Bowl section of Cape Town. It is famous as a bohemian hang out and the street is lined with many book stores, various ethnic restaurants and bars....

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  • 19. Seals at Duiker Island

    Duiker Island is a small island with seals on it. The island is the main spot of interest in a 30 minute boat tour which is offered from Hout Bay. There’s no possibility to get off the boat to get...

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  • 20. Shopping

    I was there late November and there are many, many wonderful shops in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront Mall. Give yourself at least a full day to explore and roam through the various sections. I...

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  • 21. District Six Museum

    Although small in size, this museum has claimed fame in and outside of South Africa. That comes mainly from the story behing the museum: District Six was a very cosmopolitan area with immigrants from...

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  • 22. Company Gardens

    This island of green in the middle of the city has a long history. It was established in 1650's by the Dutch East India Company with the purpose of providing vegetables and fruit for the colonists....

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  • 23. Bloubergstrand

    This is one of the nicer suburbs of Cape Town. Located north of the city centre, Bloubergstrand is it's own little town and offers not only cafes and shops, but a fabulous beach with world famous...

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  • 24. Signal Hill

    On a daily basis most Capetonians pass or see Signal Hill from wherever they are in the city. It always fascinates me to hear why Capetonians think the hill is called as such. Most say that it is...

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  • 25. Township Tour

    One of the best ways to see the townships and experience drinking in a local shabeen is to do a tour with Peter Haarhoff. You will also be taken to a sangoma. Weather you are an experienced...

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Comments (1)

  • DanieP's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    Ummmmm, please review the dates of the insert re Bartolomeu Dias. From the date of him rounding the Cape of Good Hope (1488) to his appointment by King John II in 1847 is a lapse of 359 years...

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      Jan 6, 2014 at 4:04 AM

      Welcome to VT. All VT content is written by individual locals and visitors. If you think there is an error in one of the pages or tips then it would be a good idea to send a message to the member who wrote it. Just click on their username and then on 'send message' under the smaller photo to the right of their profile page.

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