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A local's guide to Cape Town

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Some hints on what to do in Cape Town and surrounds when on holiday. It is an easy City to navigate and there are many options depending on your taste and budget.

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Two Oceans Restaurant

Restaurants

The Company's Garden

Restaurants

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

Marinas, Piers & Boardwalks, Shopping Malls

Hout Bay Lookout

Hiking Trails

St James Beach

Beaches

Oranjezicht City Farm

Farms

Rhodes Memorial

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Chavonnes Battery Museum

History Museums

Cape of Good Hope

Nature & Wildlife Areas, Lookouts

hanns b's City Tips

  • The Inner City is a must and the V&A Waterfront appeals to shoppers, both are safe areas but be alert. Kirstenbosch and Cape Point are a lovely excursion. Use City Sightseeing or the MyCiti buses to get around. Try to get to Stellenbosch and the Winelands but if you are short of time, the Constantia Valley wine estates are a great alternative. See the other side of the city and book a township tour. Remember that restaurants don't include the tip so add at least 10% to the bill.
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    Two Oceans Restaurant
    Restaurants (European, Seafood)
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    hanns b Says:

    stunning view, great food reasonably priced and friendly service

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    • Must See
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 5 restaurants in Cape Point
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Ideal location and good food 08/06/2018
    • Too Expensive 31/05/2018
    • Two Oceans Restaurant
    Address:
    Redhill Rd
    Simons Town
    Cape Point 7975
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 780 9200
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 16:30
    Other:
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    The Company's Garden
    Restaurants (Cafe, Deli, Healthy)
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    hanns b Says:

    a great place to chill after exploring the inner city and the museums around.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    From the community
    Ranked #168 of 942 restaurants in Cape Town Central
    • nice and good but 18/06/2018
    • Beautiful!! 04/05/2018
    • The Company's Garden
    Address:
    15 Queen Victoria Street
    Company Gardens
    Cape Town Central 8001
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 423 2919
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    07:30 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
    Marinas, Piers & Boardwalks, Shopping Malls
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    hanns b Says:

    Shopper's haven but there is much more to see and explore.

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    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Like a Local
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 233 things to do in Cape Town Central
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Commercialized 21/06/2018
    • Nice to visit - a little Lacklustre 21/06/2018
    • 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:
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    Hout Bay Lookout
    Hiking Trails
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    hanns b Says:

    Our favourite fish restaurant, come on a Friday or Sunday evening and enjoy live music.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Like a Local
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 25 things to do in Hout Bay
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Family Holiday 03/05/2018
    • Wonderful view from above 16/04/2018
    • Hout Bay Lookout
    Address:
    Hout Bay Road
    Hout Bay 7806
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 60 933 4116
    Other:
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    St James Beach
    Beaches
    hanns b Says:

    There are many quaint shops and little restaurants to explore. Kalk Bay harbour has it's own charm.

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    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 20 things to do in Muizenberg
    • My Favorite Beach in South Africa 09/02/2018
    • scenic 23/01/2018
    • St James Beach
    Address:
    55 Main Road
    Muizenberg 7945
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 788 3793
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    Oranjezicht City Farm
    Farms
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    hanns b Says:

    Sustainable agriculture in the City at it's best, also good views of Cape Town.

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    • Foodie
    • Nature Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #40 of 233 things to do in Cape Town Central
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Expensive 27/05/2018
    • Loved this 28/04/2018
    • Oranjezicht City Farm
    Address:
    Upper Orange Street, Corner Sidmouth Avenue in Oranjezicht
    Upper Orange Stop on the 103 Oranjezicht Route of the Myciti Bus
    Cape Town Central 8001
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 83 628 3426
    Other:
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    Rhodes Memorial
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
    hanns b Says:

    Stunning views of Cape Town and Table Bay, not to be missed.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 8 things to do in Rondebosch
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful and Slow Hike 14/05/2018
    • Well worth a visit 13/03/2018
    • Rhodes Memorial
    Address:
    Rhodes Avenue
    Rondebosch
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 687 0000
    Other:
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    Chavonnes Battery Museum
    History Museums
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    hanns b Says:

    The architecture and how they have incorporated the old walls are worthwhile seeing.

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    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • History Buff
    From the community
    Ranked #74 of 233 things to do in Cape Town Central
    • Important history, but over-priced. No other visitor in the museum. 23/03/2018
    • WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE 30/01/2018
    • Chavonnes Battery Museum
    Address:
    East Quay
    Clock Tower Precinct, V&A Waterfront
    Cape Town Central 8000
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 416 6230
    Price range:
    US$8 - US$8
    Hours:
    Tue - Thu
    09:00 - 16:00
    Fri - Mon
    09:00 - 19:00
    Other:
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    Cape of Good Hope
    Nature & Wildlife Areas, Lookouts
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    hanns b Says:

    This is what Cape Town is all about, although it is not the most southern point of Africa it is the most impressive.

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    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 8 things to do in Table Mountain National Park
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Worth the walk! 21/06/2018
    • Cape of Good Hope! (March 2017) 20/06/2018
    • Cape of Good Hope
    Address:
    Cape Point Rd
    Table Mountain National Park 8001
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 (0)21 780 9526
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    07:00 - 17:00
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