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Cape Town just oozes beauty on the surface but if your like me, your love for this city will be deep. So many things to see, great shopping and world class food. Friendly people and a eclectic cross section of visitors from around the world.

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie

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9 Places

Cape of Good Hope

Nature & Wildlife Areas, Lookouts

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

Neighbourhoods, Piers & Boardwalks, Marinas

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Gardens

Iziko South African Museum and Planetarium

History Museums, Observatories & Planetariums

Table Mountain

Mountains

Camp's Bay Beach

Beaches

Signal Hill

Mountains

Company's Gardens

Gardens

Long Street

Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks

arborantics's City Tips

  • Tipping is expected for most restaurant services, a 10-15% is a guide. But be clear, tipping is for good food and service. Peak time arrival may see frustrating travel. Hiring a car may prove more convenient if wishing to travel outer city limits. As a solo traveler or one that loves to ride a scooter hire is just the best alternative. Very cheap and more importantly access to all areas without the snarling traffic jams.
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    Cape of Good Hope
    Nature & Wildlife Areas, Lookouts
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    arborantics Says:

    There is something special about standing on the southern most part of this continent. A wind swept, harsh environment with a unique and rugged beauty.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Get in early as traffic line during peak times can be crazy and frustrating.
    • Scooter or motorbike travel will ensure no traffic jams for you during peak times
    • Put on your walking shoes for the steps to the top
    • There is a entry fee to this National Park
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 8 things to do in Table Mountain National Park
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wow, what a place ! 19/01/2018
    • Perfect coastline 18/01/2018
    • 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
    Other:
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    Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
    Neighbourhoods, Piers & Boardwalks, Marinas
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    arborantics Says:

    If you are a foodie like me then you will love this one stop shop area. So many cafe, restaraunts and bars. You can easily eat your way around here for days - I did. During peak summer period a variety of street side entertainment and small fun fare rides like a Ferris wheel. One for the kids. Inside the large shopping complex there are many quality retail stores.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Peak summer may see large visitor numbers.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 232 things to do in Cape Town Central
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing free place to walk around keep an eye out for the seals 20/01/2018
    • Worth a visit 20/01/2018
    • 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:
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    Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
    Gardens
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    arborantics Says:

    Kirstenbosch gardens are a must see. Beautiful gardens under the stunning back drop of table mountains. See plenty of the continent flora and plants from around the world.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Get ready for the weather to change
    • Bring your walking shoes. There are hill walks here.
    • Cafe food is great but you may have to line up for this.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Newlands
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wonderful Day Out 20/01/2018
    • Beautiful! A must see! 19/01/2018
    • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
    Address:
    Rhodes Drive
    Newlands 7700
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 799 8899
    Price range:
    US$4 - US$4
    Other:
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    Iziko South African Museum and Planetarium
    History Museums, Observatories & Planetariums
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    arborantics Says:

    A great way to get educated about Africa. Beautiful displays with an amazing wealth of information to broaden your understanding of African history and culture.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Can be little confusing finding your away around the museum- or is this just me
    • Planetarium is amazing. The sky and stars all above you whilst sitting comfortably inside. Don't go in sleepy because you will definitely have the best sleep in months.
    • There is an entry fee
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #58 of 232 things to do in Cape Town Central
    • Loved it!!!! 15/01/2018
    • Hidden Gem worth a Visit 14/01/2018
    • Iziko South African Museum and Planetarium
    Address:
    Between Government Avenue and Queen Victoria Street
    Cape Town Central
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 481 3800
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Table Mountain
    Mountains
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    arborantics Says:

    A visit to Cape Town without looking down from Table Mountain is just not a full Cape Town experience. The views are amazing, the walks on top tranquil - I loved it.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Get in early the waiting lines during peak times will be crazy.
    • Traffic and parking may be hectic seek alternatives if possible
    • Come prepared for weather changes
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Table Mountain National Park
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice place to visit on a clear day 19/01/2018
    • Must do if in Cape Town 19/01/2018
    • Table Mountain
    Address:
    Table Mountain National Park, Tafelberg Rd, Gardens,
    Table Mountain National Park 8001
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 81 762 5551
    Other:
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    Camp's Bay Beach
    Beaches
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    arborantics Says:

    A short drive over the mountain from Cape Town is scenic Camps Bay. A popular coastal road and place to see wealthy properties built high up along the coastal hill face. A nice clean beach for those wishing a swim with just a walk across the road for a coffee and bite to eat. A great place to start your southern coastal drive.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Parking during peak times may be tricky
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Camps Bay
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • WHen their is no wind this is the best 20/01/2018
    • Windy but Beautiful 20/01/2018
    • Camp's Bay Beach
    Address:
    Victoria Road
    Camps Bay
    Camps Bay 8005
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +91 44 6531 5613
    Other:
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    Signal Hill
    Mountains
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    arborantics Says:

    A beautiful view of Cape Town and surrounding coast line. You can even para glide from here.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Long road to the top
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 232 things to do in Cape Town Central
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great place to see the sunset or watch the canons being blown 20/01/2018
    • Too Crowded 20/01/2018
    • Signal Hill
    Phone:
    +27 80 000 4424
    Other:
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    Company's Gardens
    Gardens
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    arborantics Says:

    Probably one of the best kept gardens in Cape Town city. Beautiful displays of trees and plants. Great spot to relax.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #21 of 232 things to do in Cape Town Central
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautifully Maintained Gardens & Stunning views 19/01/2018
    • A little scary 16/01/2018
    • Company's Gardens
    Address:
    19 Queen Victoria Street
    Cape Town Central 8001
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 79 609 4700
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    07:00 - 19:00
    Other:
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    Long Street
    Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    arborantics Says:

    Lots of cafe, bars and shops. See the other side of night life here.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Stroll along the street and experience it all
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #41 of 232 things to do in Cape Town Central
    • Lots of bars and shopping 18/01/2018
    • terrible unless drunk 14/01/2018
    • Long Street
    Other:
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