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:

Picturesque Paternoster

Paternoster is everything that a small town should be – quaint, friendly and interesting, with the added attraction of being a foodie paradise for those who love to dine on the fruits of the ocean.

Linger in Langebaan

Langebaan is a small West Coast Town centred around the salty Langebaan lagoon, located about 120km from the attractions of Cape Town’s CBD.

Cape West Coast

Located just 1.5 hours’ drive from the Mother City, inland from the waters of Saldanha Bay, the West Coast National Park is one of the places we visit on our road trip from Cape Town to Windhoek, but is also within reach for a day trip from your Cape Town City accommodation.

Kitesurfing in Cape Town

This trendy pastime can most easily be described as a combination of wakeboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding, and gymnastics, and is readily available to both visitors and locals on the shores of the Mother City.

Fun for kids in Cape Town

Cape Town is a destination for all ages from the very young to the petulant teenagers, even for those who refuse to grow up, with activities and sights which appeal to all.

Boating in Cape Town

If you like to make the most of Cape Town’s lovely Oceanside location and lazing on the beautiful beaches of the Atlantic Seaboard is just too tame for you then consider a boat trip for fun, excitement and even education, while holidaying in the Mother City.

The V&A Waterfront

The V&A Waterfront is one of Cape Town’s main attractions and it is not difficult to see why; with more than 450 retail stores to visit, you are sure to find a whole lot more than you bargained for.

Visiting Cape Point

Not only is this scenic spot one of the seasonal meeting points of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, the southernmost tip of Africa, but it is also a section of the Cape Floral Region, a World Heritage Site.

Renting a Harley

Cape Town lends itself to exploration from the saddle of these powerful machines, with challenging passes to negotiate and magnificent scenes to admire while cruising along mountainsides, fertile valleys, and country back roads.

Horseriding in Cape Town

It is the long-held fantasy of every equestrian and romantic alike to ride along a sandy beach in a beautiful place – Cape Town is one of the few places in South Africa where you can fulfil that fantasy.

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