Cape Town, known for its natural beauty, many historic and cultural landmarks and lip-smacking delicious food, has become one of the top vacation spots in the recent years, and you’re planning to get here anytime soon, here’s some help your way.
Read on to discover the 7 best things to do in Cape Town and make sure not to miss out on doing when you visit!
Best things to Do in Cape Town
Take a Boat Tour
In a city that’s surrounded by the ocean, what could be better than taking one of the famous boat tours? You’ll find a plethora of options to choose from- just pick one and grab your chance to view one of the best sunsets ever- and explore Cape Town just like the old way explorers did.
Visit the Table Mountain
Table Mountain is one of those iconic landmarks in Cape Town that you absolutely can’t afford to miss visiting. You can take one of the famous cable car rides there and take in the scenic views in their full glory. If you’re one of the energetic ones, you can explore the area on foot or go hiking to understand the mountain’s natural flora and fauna.
If you’ve got yourself to the Table Mountain already, why turn back without visiting Kirstenbosch? Starting from the edge of the Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch is actually a botanical garden spread over a whopping 1000 acres! Apart from exploring the plant life at its best here, you can also hang out at the cafe and get soak in some sunshine while you’re at it.
Stroll Through the Coolest Neighbourhood
Named the ‘Coolest Neighbourhood’ by Forbes in 2018, the Kalk Bay is another place worth hitting when you’re here in Cape Town. Spend a relaxed evening here, watch the sunset, the magnificent lighthouse, the seals basking in the sun and grab some delicious food to complete the day.
Get Some Vitamin Sea
When in Cape Town, don’t miss out on your chance to spend some time on its beautiful beaches, especially if you’ve got a thing for surfing. Camps Bay, Muizenberg and Clifton’s four beaches are all great places to explore and most of these are lined by some really great cafes and restaurants too!
Around an hour’s drive outside of Cape Town, Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve hosts one of the best ziplining tours there is. Book one for yourself and you’ll find yourself flying over the lush green forests, sparkling waterfalls and beautiful valleys. This is one flying adventure you definitely shouldn’t miss.
Visit Boulders Penguin Colony
Boulder’s Penguin Colony is just a 40 min drive outside of Cape Town, but get yourself there, and you’ll see why it was all worth the time. There’s a beautiful penguin colony here that you can watch- right in their natural habitat. If you’re up for it, you can also swim next to these wonderful water birds.
I hope you have enjoyed this post exploring things to do in Cape Town. Do have a look at Lonely Planet’s guide to things to do in Cape Town too. I have firmly added Cape Town to my Bukit list