Cape Town Things to Do

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  • 1. Table Mountain

    5 out of 5 stars

    Living in Cape Town, I've been up Table Mountain countless times, on foot and by cable car. It is always an amazing experience with beautiful views, but this last time was my absolute best! What made...

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  • 2. Cape Point

    It's not difficult to find the entrance to Cape Point. There is, basically, one road that pretty much leads you to it. There is an entrance fee. You can drive to the Cape of Good Hope. We visited the...

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  • 3. Penguins - Boulders Beach

    This is a must do! Penguins have so much character and are so fun to observe! Go into Simon's Town and follow the signs to the Boulder Colony. There is a public parking lot and then you have to walk...

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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. Bo-Kaap

    4 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 6. Kirstenbosch Gardens

    To anyone visiting Cape Town over the summer holiday I highly recommend you pack yourself a nice picnic box, a blanket, and maybe even a cuddle buddy, although a cuddle buddy is not necessary, and go...

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  • 7. Two Oceans Aquarium

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    We had a rainy day on our trip in Cape Town. It's not fun to visit outdoor sights in the rain. So, we opted to see the aquarium. This was great! We spent quite a while inside and the photos I took...

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  • 8. Robben Island

    4 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 9. Castle of Good Hope

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 10. Camps Bay Beach

    I have now visited Boulders, Simon's Town, Camps Bay, Fish Hoek, and more and the beaches are beautiful and inviting. The sand is like fine talcum powder and a pleasure to walk through. I didn't try...

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  • 11. Lion's Head

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 12. 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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  • 13. Hout Bay

    4 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 14. 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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  • 15. Signal Hill

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 16. 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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  • 17. 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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  • 18. Long Street

    4 out of 5 stars

    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. 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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  • 20. 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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  • 21. 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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  • 22. 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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  • 23. Groot Constantia

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Constantia valley is only 15kms from Cape Town's CBD and can be reached via the hop on, hop off bus service which is a great idea so you can enjoy a few wines at the several wineries along the...

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  • 24. Sea Point

    The Sea Point promenade is about 3km long, and it has wide open paths to jog or walk on, plus some more formal diversions like the Serendipity maze - the 3rd largest in the world, 2 putt putt courses,...

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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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  • 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

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