Take the Cable Car to the top and savour the dramatic views or, for the more energetic, hike up Table Mountain on one of the many designated routes.
A wonderful way to orientate yourself in the city is to hike to the top of Lion’s Head – it’s a moderate to strenuous 45 minute hike to the top and the views are certainly worth the effort.
Visit the cell where Noble Prize Winner, Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison gaining remarkable insight into South Africa’s troubled past.
Kirstenbosch displays a wide variety of the unique plant life of the Cape known as fynbos. There are over 7,000 species in cultivation at Kirstenbosch, including many rare and threatened species. Kirstenbosch borders the Table Mountain National Park and merges seamlessly with the natural fynbos and forest of the mountain. Kirstenbosch lies in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom. In 2004 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The palm fronds of Camps Bay make for the most dramatic sunset pictures – a great spot for cocktails or a bite to eat.
Cape Town’s most happening streets filled with bars, restaurants and private art galleries.
Chapman’s Peak Drive winds its way between Noordhoek and Hout Bay on the Atlantic Coast on the south-western tip of South Africa. Chapman’s Peak Drive is one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world. The drive offers stunning 180° views with many areas along the route where you can stop and take in the exquisite scenery or sit down for a relaxing picnic. Hire a vintage car and meander along one of the most beautiful roads in the world.
Cape Point, just 60km outside Cape Town where it is famed as the meeting point of the two oceans, the Atlantic and Indian Ocean. It is a spectacular sight. With towering stone cliffs, endemic fynbos, breathtaking bays, beaches and rolling green hills and valleys. Access to this historical building is by an exhilarating three-minute ride in the wheelchair-accessible Flying Dutchman funicular that transfers visitors from the lower station at 127 metres above sea-level, to the upper station. The Two Oceans Restaurant is famous for its unrivaled views, and the food is just as good. This is where you’ll find some of the best seafood in Cape Town. Pair one of the fresh seasonal dishes with a bottle of crisp white wine from the nearby vineyards, and you’re in for a fantastic afternoon.
Cape Town definitely has no shortage of amazing beaches, but Boulders Beach in False Bay offers something extra special – a colony of African Penguins in all their smartly dresses, waddling glory, right under your nose. In fact, it’s the only place in the world where you can get close to African Penguins.
Africa’s premier shopping and entertainment destination engulfed by the natural beauty of Cape Town. The V&A Waterfront has wide range of activities and experiences for all interests. Take a ride on the Cape Wheel. You could also visit the award-winning Two Oceans Aquarium and time your visit to coincide with a shark feed! Oranjezicht City Farm Market offers more than 35 local farms and 80 food traders, the market is a buffet of organic and eco-friendly fresh food and flavours. It’s a local favourite and open on Saturdays and Sundays. The Watershed is the curated home of South African crafters and designers, showing that style can be sustainable too
Head down to the Sunrise Beach in Muizenberg and take a surfing lesson with the local experts.
Take a trip to Gansbaai, board one of the many Shark Cage Diving vessels, and head to Shark Alley for an adrenalin rush of a lifetime! Hundred of sharks are calling this place home, there won’t be a day where no great white sharks are spotted.
Cape Town is one of the most spectacular places in the world to paraglide. Lion’s Head and Signal are most popular locations and have the most stunning views of Table Mountain and the Cape Town area. As a tandem paragliding passenger you do not require any previous knowledge of paragliding at all. Your pilot will brief you on everything you need to know shortly before the flight.
Built on the Cape’s first farm (est. 1682), this modern bistro serves tapas-style dishes alongside views of vineyards on Steenberg wine estate. Ideal for lunch and a wine tasting on a sunny day. Steenberg Estate, Steenberg Road, Tokai021 713 2211
Chef James Gaag delivers French-inspired dishes prepared using local ingredients and culinary mastery. La Colombe offers an award-winning fine dining experience. Silvermist Wine Estate, Constantia 021 794 2390
Fine dining at the Cellars-Hohenort Hotel with an emphasis on fresh hyper-local ingredients and creative plating. Dishes are exquisitely presented while the exceptional wine list focuses on the Constantia Valley. Cellars-Hohenort Hotel, Constantia 021 795 6226
Delicious contemporary cuisine beautifully presented with great attention to detail. Foxcroft is a stylish, modern restaurant located in a local strip mall among the vineyards of Constantia. It merges minimalist decor and bold flavours in an elegantly urban space. Shop 8/9, High Constantia Centre, Constantia 021 202 3304