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Cape Town is very scenic and has wonderful vantage points to visit and it is relatively easy to get around if one were to hire a car with a satnav. So much to see and do you will be spoilt for choice and Cape Town hosts the 8th Wonder of the World......

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  • Thrill Seeker
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Foodie
  • Beach Goer
  • Luxury Traveller

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18 Places

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

Marinas, Piers & Boardwalks, Shopping Malls

Hout Bay Lookout

Hiking Trails

Seal Island

Islands

St James Beach

Beaches

Sir Lowry's Pass

Mountains, Scenic Drives

Fort Goede Hoop

Historic Sites

Table Mountain

Mountains

Camp's Bay Beach

Beaches

Great White Shark - Cage Diving

Shark Diving

Harbourview Restaurant

Restaurants

Robben Island

Historic Sites, Islands

Robben Island Helicopter Flights

Helicopter Tours

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Gardens

Ocean Basket Plumstead

Restaurants

Reuben's

Restaurants

One&Only Cape Town

Hotels

Afternoon Tea

Restaurants

Cape Point Nature Reserve

Nature & Wildlife Areas

bevalt52's City Tips

  • getting around with public transport is easy enough as taxis are a dime a dozen and most go to all areas. Be careful in displaying your cameras, cell/mobile phones, jewellery etc as you are an immediate target, try not to be too flash and certainly do not keep you wallet I your pocket or leave your bag unzipped. If hiring a car you must opt for one with air conditioning and drive with all windows closed.
  • Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
    Marinas, Piers & Boardwalks, Shopping Malls
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    bevalt52 Says:

    a MUST DO.....everyone and anyone who comes to Cape Town has to come here. Restaurants, good shopping, boat trips could go on an on....

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Bring lots of cash with you as you can spend the entire day here eating shopping and going around in a boat or catamaran, sunscreen and hats
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 179 things to do in Cape Town Central
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Convenient area 15/10/2018
    • Great stores and restaurants. 15/10/2018
    • Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
    Address:
    19 Dock Road
    Merchant House
    Cape Town Central 8002
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 408 7600
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 21:00
    Other:
  • Hout Bay Lookout
    Hiking Trails
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    bevalt52 Says:

    What a treat to be able to see this magnificent scenery... get onto a boat and travel around and you will be mesmerised by the sheer beauty of the island

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • smart casual is always a good idea, get tickets at harbour as you can get good deals by bartering
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 8 things to do in Hout Bay
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • One of the most beautiful vistas 03/10/2018
    • Family Holiday 03/05/2018
    • Hout Bay Lookout
    Address:
    Hout Bay Road
    Hout Bay 7806
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 60 933 4116
    Other:
  • Seal Island
    Islands
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    bevalt52 Says:

    Its a boat ride out to the island and all ages enjoy this, as it is part of the heritage of Cape Town and nothing nicer than letting someone else do the driving LOL. sit back and relax, only downside is the smell but that is nature. You may also get to see the boat wreckage if you are lucky as you go past it, nice family, couples day out.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • casual dress
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #61 of 353 things to do in Cape Town
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Mr kutazer 15/10/2018
    • Inexpensive and fun 04/10/2018
    • Seal Island
    Address:
    False Bay
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 791 4441
  • St James Beach
    Beaches
    bevalt52 Says:

    Nice restaurant and a good days outing with lovely scenery

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • enjoy a good fish meal
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Muizenberg
    • Great for families 18/07/2018
    • Small Beach with Tidal Pool 11/07/2018
    • St James Beach
    Address:
    55 Main Road
    Muizenberg 7945
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 788 3793
  • Sir Lowry's Pass
    Mountains, Scenic Drives
    bevalt52 Says:

    what a drive, easy and assessable and what a view of the mountains and sea, wonderful wonderful a must see.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • hire a car and go around on your own as tours can prove quite costsly
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #120 of 353 things to do in Cape Town
    • Heavy traffic damages road surface 20/09/2018
    • Beautiful Views on a Clear Day 13/09/2018
    • Sir Lowry's Pass
    Address:
    N 2 Vicino a Cape Town
    7130
    South Africa
  • Fort Goede Hoop
    Historic Sites
    bevalt52 Says:

    Something to see once if you are into your history but I don't think many youngsters would appreciate it

    Good for
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    Tips
    • tickets can be bought at the gate or you can do hop off and hop on bus and sometimes entry is included on ticket or you jump the queue
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #98 of 179 things to do in Cape Town Central
    • South Africa Visit 2018 26/03/2018
    • Castle of Good Hope 24/10/2017
    • Fort Goede Hoop
    Address:
    Town Square
    Cape Town Central
    South Africa
  • Table Mountain
    Mountains
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    bevalt52 Says:

    8th wonder of the world need I say more.... take a cable car ride to the top this route is on hop off and hop on bus which stops at ticket office and wow this is first on your agenda. a must see

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • come for the day prepared with sunscreen cap etc restaurant on top of mountain and souveniers cannot say enough about this treat
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Table Mountain National Park
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Kutazer 15/10/2018
    • Nice views 14/10/2018
    • Table Mountain
    Address:
    Table Mountain National Park, Tafelberg Rd, Gardens,
    Table Mountain National Park 8001
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 81 762 5551
    Other:
  • Camp's Bay Beach
    Beaches
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    bevalt52 Says:

    best beach in my humble opinion and what more can want but white sand like icing sugar between your toes, water is slighter colder than you would expect but on a hot day nothing nicer than wading in, foodies would love this place as restaurants are in abundance

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • come early as parking is at a premium, either get hop off hop on bus or local transport if local and spend the day on this magnificent beach
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 11 things to do in Camps Bay
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A Perfect Happy Beach 13/10/2018
    • Stunning beach front area of Cape Town 12/10/2018
    • Camp's Bay Beach
    Address:
    Victoria Road
    Parking: what3words ///nibs.mazelike.swaying
    Camps Bay 8005
    South Africa
  • Great White Shark - Cage Diving
    Shark Diving
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    bevalt52 Says:

    If you dare yourself this is a must do, wow but you should book early as they are usually very full and in great demand.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • I would book online for this as they vary in prices but look at your reviews in order to secure the best deal for you, can be expensive but worth every penny, can pick you up from your hotel included in tariff for day trip and you get a cd at end of dive
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 90 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Cape Town Central
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great rip off 02/10/2018
    • Well Organised & Safe Trip 03/09/2018
    Phone:
    +27 11 676 3200
    Other:
  • Harbourview Restaurant
    Restaurants (Seafood)
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    bevalt52 Says:

    beautiful area of the cape on your way to cape point, restaurants are fantastic and dover sole yummy and views wow what more can one say

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • stop over at this restaurant as you will be treated like royalty, love the dover sole
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #23 of 29 restaurants in Simon's Town
    • Mr kutazer 15/10/2018
    • Fresh ** 3 ...service a bit slow... 10/10/2018
    • Harbourview Restaurant
    Address:
    23 Quayside Centre
    Corner Wharf Road and St Georges Street
    Simon's Town 7975
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 786 1431
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:00 - 21:00
    Other:
  • Robben Island
    Historic Sites, Islands
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    bevalt52 Says:

    especially for one and all, leaves from waterfront either by helicopter or boat and it is expensive but worth every penny

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • dress smart casual trousers and shirts as you have to show your respect, sunscreen is important and so is hat. nice boat ride out but it is a long visit and you have a guide who was there himself in prison who is showing you around
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #35 of 179 things to do in Cape Town Central
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • History was great, tour is so so 15/10/2018
    • Must visit 14/10/2018
    • Robben Island
    Address:
    Private Bag, Robben Island
    Cape Town Central 7400
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 409 5100
    Other:
  • Robben Island Helicopter Flights
    Helicopter Tours
    bevalt52 Says:

    A luxury way to see the surrounding area and harbour etc... goes quick though but worth the expense

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    Tips
    • tickets are available at waterfront and usually start around 10 in the morning
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #344 of 430 Tours in Cape Town Central
    • An Epic Flight Around the Mother City 09/12/2015
    • Обзорная экскурсия 10/10/2018
    • Robben Island Helicopter Flights
    Phone:
    +27 79 711 4755
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$5
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 17:00
    Other:
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
    Gardens
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    bevalt52 Says:

    nature loves beware as you will fall in love with this botanical garden so much to see so much to do, picnic etc

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • best cream tea
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Newlands
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Kutazer 15/10/2018
    • Beautiful fresh and green 13/10/2018
    • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
    Address:
    Rhodes Drive
    Newlands 7700
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 799 8899
    Price range:
    US$4 - US$4
    Other:
  • Ocean Basket Plumstead
    Restaurants (Seafood, Sushi)
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    bevalt52 Says:

    cheap and cheerful chain of fish restaurants mainly with daily specials and if from abroad so cheap... food is fresh as quick turnover of diners whether lunch or dinner, very affordable

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • share platters are wonderful and worth every penny indulge and enjoy
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #227 of 980 restaurants in Cape Town Central
    • Great meal 14/09/2018
    • Take away 25/08/2018
    • Ocean Basket Plumstead
    Address:
    Cnr Main & Gabriel Roads
    Shop 1, Cornerhouse Building
    Cape Town Central
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 761 0765
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:30 - 20:00
    Mon - Sat
    11:30 - 21:00
    Other:
  • Reuben's
    Restaurants
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    bevalt52 Says:

    what a treat, we had our anniversary lunch here and the prawns and calamari were to die for, the view of the mountain was magnificent too. attention to detail and treated like royalty

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • expensive but worth every penny, service fantastic and try and get a window seat
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #132 of 980 restaurants in Cape Town Central
    • Great Food Great Service 10/10/2018
    • Fantastic food and a wonderful experience 28/09/2018
    • Reuben's
    Address:
    Dock Road
    One&Only Cape Town
    Cape Town Central 8001
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 431 5800
    Other:
  • One&Only Cape Town
    Hotels
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    bevalt52 Says:

    wonderful hotel in the heart of the waterfront fantastic location and wow the weekend tea is something to behold

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • worth vising and having the meal and tea at this hotel wow
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 114 Hotels in Cape Town Central
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • WONDERFUL HOTEL 15/10/2018
    • Fabulous hotel 13/10/2018
    • One&Only Cape Town
    Address:
    Dock Road
    Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
    Cape Town Central 8001
    South Africa
  • Afternoon Tea
    Restaurants (European, Contemporary)
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    bevalt52 Says:

    as we took my elderly mother and her carer for tea here one sunday whilst on holiday we decided to book a tea afternoon, everything from savoury to sweet and you will certainly not be disappointed around R150 per head but on exchange very reasonable

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Luxury Traveller
    Tips
    • phone hotel and book direct as you allocated times for tea as they get very busy
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #58 of 980 restaurants in Cape Town Central
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Excellent Experience 14/10/2018
    • Very enjoyable experience 12/10/2018
    • Afternoon Tea
    Address:
    76 Orange Street
    Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
    Cape Town Central 8001
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 483 1000
    Price range:
    US$20 - US$100
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    13:00 - 15:00
    15:30 - 17:30
    Other:
  • Cape Point Nature Reserve
    Nature & Wildlife Areas
    See more photos
    bevalt52 Says:

    what more can I add but this is a fantastic opportunity to see both oceans meet there is a cable car and lots of steps so be prepared

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • not for the feint hearted and also may be a bit difficult if you have walking disabilities, did not like restaurant as took too long and food okayish but views stunning
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 179 things to do in Cape Town Central
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A nice drive down the Cape 15/10/2018
    • Spectacular and relevant to the history of South Africa 15/10/2018
    • Cape Point Nature Reserve
    Phone:
    +27 21 551 0288
    Price range:
    US$7 - US$7
    Other:
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