Things To Do in CapeTown

  • Hire a car to experience the most scenic marine drive in the world as it is extremely easy and you wouldn’t need a map to find the visiting spots. You can drive through Camps Bay –> Chapman’s Peak –> Cape Point and on your way back, you can visit Simon’s town – where you can see the penguins on the boulders beach.
  • You can hire a car at a Hertz nearby to your stay and can choose to drop the car at the airport.
  • Cape of Good Hope & Cape Point
    • Cape Point is open daily and is a must-see. Enter via the access gate to the Cape Point Nature Reserve. The reserve is open from 06h00 to 06h00 in summer and 07h00 to 17h00 in winter. Please make sure you have a watch on the time ( to enter as well as to exit ).
    • Please be prepared to pay a fee for entering Cape Point at the access gate.
    • Please wear comfortable shoes if you decide to walk up until the Light House of the Cape Point.
  • While in Capetown, a vineyard visit is a must. Please wear comfortable shoes as most of the pathways are gravel, carry a hat in summer and wellies plus an umbrella in winter. We visited the beautiful Babylonstoren. Though we did not book the restaurant in prior – we did get to have lunch in the Greenhouse restaurant ! You can choose any vineyard depending on your convenience.
  • The World-Famous Table Mountain – If you have to visit table mountain, best time to visit is in the afternoon as it would be often quieter and there’s hardly a queue especially if you have an online ticket in hand or even otherwise.
  • While in Africa, don’t forget to try the different cuisines that the place has to offer.
  • If you want to visit Robben island ( where former South African president Nelson Mandela was incarcerated ) , please pre-book the tour. We did not visit this place though.
  • Don’t miss to walk along the promenade during sun set.
  • Camps bay has a palm-lined beach and tidal pool, with a row of restaurants and shops on the Riviera-like strip. Don’t miss to spend some quality time here. You must have a meal in one of the restaurants opposite the beach. Our favourite was Del Mar !
  • Many of the Cape town’s beaches enjoy Blue flag status. Clifton beach was beautiful – one of the world’s top ten beaches which is sheltered from wind and ideal for sunsets.
  • Try having breakfast in Bree street one of the days, so that you can walk up to the Bo-Kaap which has streets filled with colourful houses.
  • We always plan our holiday such that we spend the weekend in the city so that we can get a taste of the night life and also get to see the Sunday markets. Hout Boy markets on Sundays offer some yummy take away food !
  • If hiking is your thing, do Hike to the Lion’s head.
  • Please try to visit Oudtshoorn which has the famous attractions – Cango caves and Ostrich farm. We did not have time to visit this place. But if you guys have time, it is around 5 hours drive from CapeTown. Or you can also plan to visit Oudtshoorn from George ( if visiting George is in your list ).

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