We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
90%
Found this guide helpful

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......

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

18 Places

1 City Tip

Print
Map

18 Places

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

Neighbourhoods, Piers & Boardwalks, Marinas

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

Harbour View Restaurant

Restaurants

Robben Island

Historic Sites, Islands

Robben Island Helicopter Flights

Helicopter Tours

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Gardens

Ocean Basket

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.
  • Save
    Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
    Neighbourhoods, Piers & Boardwalks, Marinas
    See more photos
    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 #5 of 231 things to do in Cape Town Central
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best place in Cape Town for Tourists 17/01/2018
    • A city within a city 17/01/2018
    • 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:
  • Save
    Hout Bay Lookout
    Hiking Trails
    See more photos
    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 #7 of 23 things to do in Hout Bay
    • Excellent views 08/01/2018
    • Amazing view on sunny days 04/01/2018
    • Hout Bay Lookout
    Address:
    Hout Bay Road
    Hout Bay 7806
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 60 933 4116
    Other:
  • Save
    Seal Island
    Islands
    See more photos
    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 #73 of 401 things to do in Cape Town
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • To seal or not to seal, that is your question. 17/01/2018
    • Fun ,smelly outing 06/01/2018
    • Seal Island
    Address:
    False Bay
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 791 4441
  • Save
    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 #4 of 19 things to do in Muizenberg
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Quaint little Beach 14/11/2017
    • where the world famous colorful bath houses reside 30/09/2017
    • St James Beach
    Address:
    55 Main Road
    Muizenberg 7945
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 788 3793
  • Save
    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 #167 of 401 things to do in Cape Town
    • Sir lowry’s Pass 29/12/2017
    • Stunning views 25/12/2017
    • Sir Lowry's Pass
    Address:
    N 2 Vicino a Cape Town
    7130
    South Africa
  • Save
    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 #131 of 231 things to do in Cape Town Central
    • Castle of Good Hope 24/10/2017
    • Renovation continues. 03/12/2015
    • Fort Goede Hoop
    Address:
    Town Square
    Cape Town Central
    South Africa
  • Save
    Table Mountain
    Mountains
    See more photos
    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
    • Must do early morning 17/01/2018
    • Stunning views, breat cable car ride but production of e-tickets on our mobile phone bad! 17/01/2018
    • Table Mountain
    Address:
    Table Mountain National Park, Tafelberg Rd, Gardens,
    Table Mountain National Park 8001
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 81 762 5551
    Other:
  • Save
    Camp's Bay Beach
    Beaches
    See more photos
    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 #1 of 9 things to do in Camps Bay
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great beach but has freezing water! 15/01/2018
    • Beautiful Views 14/01/2018
    • Camp's Bay Beach
    Address:
    Victoria Road
    Camps Bay
    Camps Bay 8005
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +91 44 6531 5613
    Other:
  • Save
    Great White Shark - Cage Diving
    Shark Diving
    See more photos
    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 68 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Cape Town Central
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Shark Cage Diving -Gansbaai 17/01/2018
    • Everything I wish I knew before booking this 02/01/2018
    Phone:
    +27 11 676 3200
    Other:
  • Save
    Harbour View Restaurant
    Restaurants (Seafood)
    See more photos
    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 #27 of 28 restaurants in Simon's Town
    • Lousy rude service 09/01/2018
    • No competition for the sourrounding restaurants 21/12/2017
    • Harbour View Restaurant
    Phone:
    +27 21 786 1431
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:00 - 21:00
    Other:
  • Save
    Robben Island
    Historic Sites, Islands
    See more photos
    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 #20 of 231 things to do in Cape Town Central
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • must visit for modern history 17/01/2018
    • A must do, but I wouldn't do it again 17/01/2018
    • Robben Island
    Address:
    Private Bag, Robben Island
    Cape Town Central 7400
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 409 5100
    Other:
  • Save
    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 #284 of 339 Tours in Cape Town Central
    • Very dissapointed 13/01/2016
    • An Epic Flight Around the Mother City 09/12/2015
    • Robben Island Helicopter Flights
    Address:
    220 East Pier, Breakwater Edge
    V&A Helipad
    Cape Town Central 8001
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 86 199 7788
    Price range:
    US$6 - US$6
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 17:00
    Other:
  • Save
    Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
    Gardens
    See more photos
    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 6 things to do in Newlands
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful 17/01/2018
    • good place to spend the afternoon 17/01/2018
    • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
    Address:
    Rhodes Drive
    Newlands 7700
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 799 8899
    Price range:
    US$4 - US$4
    Other:
  • Save
    Ocean Basket
    Restaurants (Seafood, Sushi)
    See more photos
    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 #476 of 924 restaurants in Cape Town Central
    • A disservice to Cape Town seafood 09/11/2017
    • Be prepared to wait! 03/10/2017
    • Ocean Basket
    Address:
    Gabriel Road, Plumstead
    Cape Town Central
    South Africa
    Phone:
    (+27+21) 761 0765
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:30 - 23:00
  • Save
    Reuben's
    Restaurants
    See more photos
    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 #139 of 924 restaurants in Cape Town Central
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Honeymoon Dinner 15/01/2018
    • Terrible 14/01/2018
    • Reuben's
    Address:
    Dock Road
    One&Only Cape Town
    Cape Town Central 8001
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 431 5800
    Other:
  • Save
    One&Only Cape Town
    Hotels
    See more photos
    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 #14 of 112 Hotels in Cape Town Central
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • High tea 17/01/2018
    • Amongst the best 15/01/2018
    • One&Only Cape Town
    Address:
    Dock Road, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
    PO Box 51289
    Cape Town Central 8001
    South Africa
    Phone:
    011 27 21 431 5888
    Other:
  • Save
    Afternoon Tea
    Restaurants (Contemporary)
    See more photos
    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 #63 of 924 restaurants in Cape Town Central
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • High Tea 10/01/2018
    • Best start to 2018 03/01/2018
    • 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:
  • Save
    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 #2 of 231 things to do in Cape Town Central
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Two Oceans Meet 17/01/2018
    • Wow 17/01/2018
    • Cape Point Nature Reserve
    Phone:
    +27 21 551 0288
    Price range:
    US$7 - US$7
    Other:
top
×
Was this guide helpful?
YesNo