What to Do

When it comes to what to do in Cape Town, it is usually a lack of time rather than a shortage of actual things to do, which hinders one. Cape Town is filled with things to amaze and amuse both young and old year-round. Whether you visit with friends and family, with your partner, or choose to go it alone, you will never be short of things to do in the Mother City. Museums, monuments, theatres, galleries, shops and malls abound, along with seaside activities, ocean sports, hiking and tours to the famous wine lands.

Cape Town is big on arts and culture and one of the most hospitable cities in the world and you will be amazed at the mix of cultures and cuisines coexisting in this city – cuisine which is among the best in the wold, crafted from the freshest locally grown ingredients by master chefs of international acclaim.

Nature plays a role here too, as Cape Town’s climate is perfect for an abundance of flora to flourish, Table Mountain is recognised as a floral kingdom in itself and the city brims with beautiful parks and natural areas.

Here is a selection of some of the most popular attractions in Cape Town:

The Long Street Baths

Cape Town truly has something for everyone and you will find a little bit of everything to enjoy in this cosmopolitan coastal city – including a Turkish Bath House in the middle of one of the city’s trendiest streets. Long Street has long been held as the place to be...

The Bo-Kaap Museum Cape Town

The term Bo-Kaap conjures up images of multi-coloured houses, cobbled roads and fragrant Malay dishes like spicy bobotie and sweet curries, but this Cape Town suburb has an equally colourful and interesting history which can be uncovered at the Bo-Kaap museum. ...

Jumping around at trampoline parks in Cape Town

If you think of trampolines as something reserved for the kiddies playground, think again – trampolining is the latest trend to hit the Mother City – and just about everybody who can, is doing it.

The Iziko Slave Lodge

Built in 1679, this is one of South Africa’s first buildings and the second oldest in Cape Town, after the Castle. A must-see if you love history.

The Iziko South African Museum

The Iziko Museum holds countless wonders for adults and children alike. It’s also the perfect alternative to being outside, especially during winter months or rainy days.

The Planetarium

The Cape Town Planetarium is the perfect winter holiday activity, when it’s cold and rainy outside. Learn about our night skies in a fun and interactive way.

Penguins at Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach is one of the last bastions of the African penguin, with safe sandy shores and sheltered bays providing a protected harbour for them against the threat of habitat loss, decreasing fish supplies and human interference.

The Castle of Good Hope

There are a number of things you will discover on a tour of South Africa’s oldest colonial building, which was built in the 1600s and declared a National Monument in 1936.

Country Scenes at Citrusdal

True to its name, Citrusdal is the epicentre of the Western Cape winter-fruit industry. Here you will find orchards brimming with citrus of every kind lingering alongside the meandering Olifants River against a backdrop of dramatic slopes and crags, courtesy of the Cederberg Mountains.

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