Obviously this is going to be the number one thing on the list!
Table Mountain is one the many wonders of this world, and going up for a visit results in some spectacular views.
There are two ways you can get to the top.
Firstly, you can take the cable car. This is the easiest, quickest and more expensive route.
Otherwise you can hike to the top if the weather allows you to.
Yes it’s “touristy” etc etc but you cannot go to Cape Town and NOT go up Table Mountain!
Stroll Along The Sea Point Promenade
The Sea Point promenade is a really long and wide stretch which is perfect for walks, runs or cycling.
You can rent bikes with ease along the promenade and go for a cool sunset or sunrise ride, whichever you prefer!
Constantia Wine Area
This is the oldest wine area of South Africa, with some of the nation’s best quality wines.
The Constantia region is extremely beautiful, and for a moment you forget you are actually in a city!
Enjoy a few glasses or bottles of red or white!
Climb Up Lion’s Head
The Lion’s Head climb has become famous in Cape Town.
The head of the mountain looks like that of a lion, hence the name. Enjoy the views from up there.
It’s not for the faint hearted so do come prepared!
Spend A Day At The Waterfront
The V&A Waterfront is one of the most popular places to go spend a day in Cape Town for both locals and foreigners.
Here you can find some of Cape Town’s best restaurants around, particularly seafood.
Also, here you can do many various days trips such as the Hop On Hop Off bus, ferry cruises around the harbour and more. The boat trips to and from Robben Island depart from here.
There’s also an aquarium if that’s something you might enjoy!
Visit The Stellenbosch Wine Region
My favourite region of the whole Western Cape has to be Stellenbosch. The town itself is a typical, small student town with a lot going on.
As it is a student town, you will find pub after pub after pub, all offering cheap drinks and tasty food.
Surrounding it is a range of mountains filled with hundreds of various wine farms. The best red wine in South Africa can be found here, especially if you are a fan of Cabernet’s or Merlots!
Enjoy the wine and food, and if possible try spend a night or two in the town. It is definitely worth it!
Go Whale Watching In Hermanus
Hermanus is a coastal town about 90 minutes drive from Cape Town.
It’s most famous for having many many whales roaming and living on it’s shores. A few months a year, from July to November, the whales come really close to the shore to give birth, making whale watching pretty awesome!
I once spotted about 8 or 9 whales all at once!
No luck spotting any whales? Don’t worry, Hermanus has more to offer than strictly whales! From famous eating spots, to it’s very own wine culture, there is much to do in this cool little town.
See The Botanical Gardens
The gardens are situated in the city of Cape Town.
There are some amazing plant species to be seen, so go and enjoy a morning or afternoon there.
Visit Robben Island
For those of you who don’t know, Robben Island used to be one of the most famous prisons in the world. It’s right off the coast of Cape Town, and has held a few famous political prisoners.
Most notably Nelson Mandela was imprisoned here, and you can still go and visit his cell.
Definitely worth a visit!
Enjoy The Beaches
If you are visiting Cape Town in the summer time, then you will have plenty of beaches to choose from!
There are many famous beaches, to name a few:
- Clifton beach;
- Boulders beach (pictured above);
- Bakoven beach;
- Camps Bay
Do A Trip On The ‘Hop On Hop Off’ Bus
You can combine a few of the above by doing a Hop On Hop Off bus trip.
For those of you are not familiar with this, it’s an open bus tour where you can choose your routes and do a bit of site seeing. You are provided with a headset and have a tour guide explaining various parts of the city whilst you drive.
The great thing is you can get off at any of the stops and catch another bus whenever you please.
The Cape Town tour offers two different routes, so you can cover a the wine area of Constantia, the gardens, a few beaches and much more!