Cape Town: Tips

Cape Town, also known as Kaapstad (in Afrikaans) or the Mother City / Moederstad, is the second largest city in South Africa.

To do:

  • Table Mountain / Lion’s Head / Devil’s Peak (Cable car or Hike)
  • Bo-Kaap: This neighborhood, historically inhabited by mainly muslim descendants os slaves from South East Asia, full of colorful houses.
  • Victoria and Alfred Waterfront: Shops and Restaurants by the Harbour.
  • Cape Town City Hall
  • South African Parliament
  • The Castle of Good Hope
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
  • Two Oceans Aquarium
  • Robben Island: Used during the Apartheid days to hold political prisoners, including Nelson Mandela and the late Walter Sisulu.

Museums:

  • District Six Museum
  • Slave Lodge (One of the oldest buildings in Cape Town)
  • South African Jewish Museum
  • South African Maritime Museum (Cool architecture from the outside)
  • South African National Gallery

Eat:

  • Waterfront
  • Camps Bay
  • Kloof Street (locals)
  • De Waterkant (locals)
  • Old Biscuit Mill

Shopping Malls:

  • Bayside Centre
  • Canal Walk
  • Blue Route Mall

Exercise your body:

  • Surfing
  • Kite Surfing
  • Seal Snorkeling
  • Freediving
  • Shark Cage Diving
  • Hiking: The Cape of Good Hope Trail, Chapman’s Peak, Hoerikwaggo Table Mountain Trail, The Orangekloof Hiking Trail.

Outside Cape Town:

  • St. James: Famous for the colorful dressing rooms.
  • Simon’s Town: Boulders Beach – African penguin colony
  • Clifton’s Beach
  • False Bay
  • Camps Bay
  • Hout Bay
  • Sandy Bay
  • Bloubergstrand
  • Winelands: Stellenbosch, Paarl and Fransch Hoek
  • The Cape of Good Hope
  • Ratanga Junction: Theme Park
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