Top Attractions in and around Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town is without a doubt one of the most beautiful and culturally rife places that you’ll ever come across when traveling the globe. With its diverse background, stunning landscapes and utopian-like beaches, you will struggle to find any other town that has this much to offer to individuals from both near and far. Cape Town truly has something for everyone.
While there are some fantastic hotels around, if you are searching for the authentic South African experience, we recommend staying at one of the many cozy cottages or guest houses dotted around the area. These alternative accommodation options offer a much more personalized house trip approach, sprinkled with some local spice.
Cable Car up Table Mountain or Hike Lion’s Head
When you think about Cape Town, the image of Table Mountain usually springs to mind. Hop into the cable car and enjoy a slow journey up to the top of the mountain, experiencing breathtaking 360° views of the city, the ocean, and nearby peaks along the way.
Once at the top you’ll feel like the entire Cape is at your feet. Relax with a picnic and watch the infamous Rock Dassies scamper around gleefully.
If hiking is more your style, then the relatively easy hike up to the top of Lion’s Head is just for you. You can also find hiking paths up to the top of Table Mountain. Experience the natural beauty while having a workout.
Shark Cage Diving
The oceans around Cape Town are known for its incredibly diverse shark population, with a quarter of the world’s shark species dwelling in the depths below. Gansbaai referred to as the Great White Shark Capital of the World, lies just 175km outside of Cape Town. The real adrenalin junkies can come face-to-face with these prehistoric creatures. Can you hear the classic Jaws theme tune in the back of your mind?
The Two Oceans Aquarium
If the cage diving is a little too extreme for your liking, but you are still fascinated with marine life, then the Two Oceans Aquarium is the place to be. With a large number of different tanks, including the Kelp Forest and Predator Exhibit, you’ll be in for a treat.
The V&A Waterfront
For the shopaholics, the Waterfront will have everything that you are looking. From jewelry to clothes to restaurants and activities, this is the place to be. Take a stroll around the docks and have a look at the yachts. Hop on board one of the numerous boat trips and watch the water for seals, penguins and even the occasional dolphin.