Top 10 Activities in Cape Town
Top 10 Activities in Cape Town
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Table Mountain is among the seven wonders of the world and is the main attraction in Cape Town. If you are in good shape and enjoy a good workout, you can embark on some of the amazing local hikes. If you are a bit pressed for time, the aerial cableway provides a convenient and quick descent. The cable cars leave from the cable station every ten to fifteen minutes and take about five minutes up the mountain. The cars rotate 360° throughout the trip which means you have access to the most spectacular views.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Found on the slopes of Table Mountain, and a short 13km from the city centre, you can find one of the greatest botanical gardens worldwide, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. The estate is 528 hectares and contains more than seven thousand plant species from South Africa. You can spend a relaxing day picnicking on the lawns, discovering various plant species in the Conservatory, or stroll through the Protea Garden.
Signal Hill With the Noon Gun
Signal Hill is a mere five-minute drive from the city center with spectacular views over the mother city, Table Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean from the 350-meter peak. The hill is part of the body of the adjoining Lion’s Head peak and is named after its historical use in old times when signal flags were flown from this hill to send messages to oncoming ships.
At Robben Island you can see where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for eighteen years. Trips to Robben Island depart from the Nelson Mandela Gateway at the Waterfront.
Victoria and Alfred Waterfront
Extending around two harbor basins, Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is a busy entertainment hub. Once a grubby fishing harbor, this reinvented waterfront district is now among Cape Town’s best tourist attractions and a lot of the old buildings have been conserved and restored. Millions of people flock to the Waterfront for its hotels, jazz venues, theaters, shops, cinemas, drama school, restaurants, and museums.
Two Oceans Aquarium
Here you can find over three hundred fish species from the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, and specifically from the region around Cape of Good Hope. Standout activities include penguin encounter, diving experiences, a touch tank, and predator exhibit where visitors are allowed to view captivating marine creatures up close and personal.
Groot Constantia is the oldest wine farm in Southern African and provides a lot more than simply delicious food and tantalizing wine varieties. You can also learn more about the history of Cape Town at the museum inside old Manor House. And while you are there, you must try a sample of teh dessert wine – Grand Constance. This wine was so famous in old times, it was even featured in the works of Charles Dickens and Jane Austen.
Long Street Party Scene
Long Street is famous for its vibrant nightlife, hip, trendy bars and fabulous restaurants. Your visit to the Mother City won;t be complete without bar hopping along the Long Street strip and exploring the diversity and entertainment it has to offer.
Sea Point Promenade
Ideal for walks along the ocean and probably one of the most Instagrammable spots in the city, the Sea Point Promenade is well worth a visit on your Cape Town holiday. There are funky, arty exhibitions and loads of fun for the little ones too.
Well, there you have it. Our top 10 activities in Cape Town and places to visit. Be sure to visit at least a few of these the next time you are planning a trip to the mother city.