So many places to visit around the world, and much less time! Life is indeed unfair, don’t you think? Traveling is a mandate for soul-searching. It brings peace, takes you away from all the routine Cape Town schedules, and instead lets you breathe fresh air.
You generally cannot afford to spend more than two weeks when on a vacation. So, you want to do the best things possible when you reach the ‘dream’ location. A well-planned trip is what we encourage. Travel planners, travel booking websites can help by offering travel deals, cheap air tickets for international flights, travel ideas, and more.
Cape Town is one of the most visited tourist destinations across the globe. This South African city is widely known for its harbor, Cape Point, and Table Point. Plan a solo or a family trip there and you would thank us later for the recommendation!
Here is a list of the 10 best things to do in Cape Town:
The beautiful beaches
Who doesn’t love white sand beaches? If you are a beach person, Cape Town is the ultimate travel destination for you. Clifton, Muizenberg, Bikini, Hawston, Lappiesbaai, and Grotto beach are some of the astonishing scenic beauties there.
At Boulder’s Beach, you should visit the African Penguin Colony to spend some ‘quality’ time with the adorable penguins! Another noteworthy landmark is the Sea Point Promenade where you can take a long walk, or cycle casually, or do a quick outdoor workout.
Did you also know you can go shark diving in Gansbaai? Unleash the beast in you and go try this!
One of the best things is the delicious food there
Owing to the variety of dishes found here, you can easily call Cape Town a heaven for food lovers! Be it the number of restaurants that serve striking meals that include seafood or the red meat (including beef, kudu, zebra, wildebeest), this city will not disappoint the foodies.
Do not forget to try Chakalaka, Koeksisters, Boerewors, Biltong, Malva Pudding, Bokkoms, Gatsby, and more.
You must visit the Cape Winelands
Africa is known for its wine industry across the globe. You must go to Constantia Valley, which is just 10.5 miles away from Central Cape Town and has many wineries, mansions, and oak-lined streets. You must also visit the Cape Winelands that house mountains, vineyards, wine estates and more! Go to Stellenbosch or Franschhoek for the best wine experience. You’ll get to taste the quality wines at the most affordable rates when in CT!
Don’t forget Charly’s bakery
Known for their Mucking Afazing designer cakes suiting all occasions, Charly’s bakery should not miss your to-do list when in CT. You can have a cup of coffee and a cupcake at this traditional bakery for as less than R50!
Hop On-Hop Off Bus
For an absolute wanderlust experience, the best thing to do is to hop on a city bus and travel around the city! The double-decker red sightseeing buses are available in Cape Town, and you can visit the most important attractions of CT on it. All you can do is plug in your headphones and be your own traveler guide! You can hop on and hop off from the bus as per your will.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
If your aim is to some soul-searching or introspect, this is the place for you. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens are serene, calm and tranquil, and you can wander amidst the plants like a free bird. There is an amphitheater there that hosts live concerts on Sunday afternoons, only during summer. Take note that you should book in advance for the tickets.
Know about African’s history
If you’re more into history, and you love to learn about a city’s culture, people, traditions, and more, you should know that CT has several buildings that are the oldest in South Africa. Some important historical sites include Bo-Kaap, Robben Island, District Six Museum, Castle of Good Hope.
Listen to Cape Jazz
Struggling artists in the apartheid years gave birth to this rich ‘jazz’ culture in Cape Town! It is popularly called Cape Jazz and is a completely unique genre altogether. If you love music, you can plan a trip when the jazz festivals are on in Cape Town, the most notable being Jazzathon and Cape Town International Jazz Festival.
You need to go glamping
For the tourists who love to camp but luxuriously, Cape town has five camps nestled in its beautiful estates and farms. The places include Plettenberg Bay, Oudtshoorn, Stanford, Swellendam, and Robertson. Experience what luxury lodging feels like by glamping!
- Collect souvenirs and go shopping
There are a number of malls in Cape Town like V&A Waterfront, Bayside Mall, Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Blue Route Mall, where you can shop till you drop! To pick up quick souvenirs for loved ones back home, visit the Curio Market.
These are the best things to do when you visit ‘Cidade do Cabo’ (as the Portuguese sailors called it). Start planning your trip now!