The Mother City offers a lot of new experiences to any traveller and might be overwhelming at first.
This vibrant city is not only one of the most beautiful in the world; it has great climate and plenty to offer any visitor.
Pack your itinerary with these great things to do in Cape Town:
1. Visit or abseil off Table Mountain
This is Cape Town’s icon and the city is famous for this “flat piece of rock” so to speak.
So this is a must. Before you think abseiling in not for you, I strongly suggest that you reconsider. If petite and fragile South African girls can do it, so can you. There are many guides that will guide you through every step. Walking alongside a vertical strip of African rock is a liberating experience, and the views are also spectacular.
2. Visit Tokai Forest
Think trees that are older than your great, great, great, great grandfather and reaches the heavens, think blue skiesand the fresh smell of pine needles... Tokai forest is a nature reserve where you can go for a picnic and let loose your inner child. On Saturdays the Tokai Forest Market attracts hundreds of Cape Town’s hippies and foodies. Here you can get organic food at unbelievably low prices. Buy a tin can of the best “moerkoffie” (coffee) made with love and a generous helping of condensed milk... yum!
3. Visit the V&A Waterfront
The V&A Waterfront is a shopping centre on the edge of the ocean. Sailing boats going in and out, , locals having drinks, great views of the ocean and the perfect place to do your gift shopping. The V&A are indeed a very vibrant place, with cultural performances daily. You can also visit the Cape Town Diamond museum at the V&A Waterfront, that showcases the rich history of all that glitters in South Africa. The Two Oceans Aquarium, also at the V&A Waterfront, is a must if you have time afterwards. Get to know the underwater world of both the Atlantic and Indian Ocean.
4. Just you and your kayak
Nothing matches the perspective from a two person kayak in the wide ocean, the river rapids or the waters of a peaceful lagoon. Cape Town summers bring warm sun and challenging waters on windy days whilst the winter brings cooler days and the perfect opportunity to spot whales. Don't let the fact that you've never held a paddle before put you off as expert guides and training centres are there to help.
5. Take the train to Kalk Bay
All aboard! Muizenberg, Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay, Simon's Town. If you take the train at R19 per person you can explore these unique coastal towns in a day. With its quaint restaurants, colourful delis, boutique shops, friendly locals and fine cocktails, Kalk Bay is a favourite amongst most Capetonians. Enjoy a tapas platter at Cape to Cuba and watch the train pass by through the ceiling high windows. Let your eyes meet the vast blue ocean once again.
With plenty to see and do, you're now geared to enjoy one of those unforgettable Cape Town holidays. Book your Cape Town car hire and Cape Town accommodation.
Memorable experiences ahead!