Cape Town is full of activities to do, when you come, make sure to spare some time to do the following top 10 activities:
1. Visit Cape Point and the penguins at Boulders Beach
Take a Cape Peninsula full-day tour and let locals show you the most important spots. These tours usually take the scenic route from Cape Town, along the beautiful Chapman’s Peak Drive to Cape Point. Cape Point is situated in a nature reserve that hosts baboons, ostrich, antelope, and the famous Cape of Good Hope sign. The second most important stop is Boulders Beach to see the penguins in their natural habitat. Kalk Bay fishing village is also usually included on the tours, there you can take pictures on the famous colorful beach huts in St James Beach.
2. Hike Table Mountain
No better way to spend your day than conquering Table Mountain, one of the 7 natural wonders in the world! Hike up Cape Town’s most iconic summit in the safe company of a knowledgeable guide. Learn about the plants, animals, and rich history of Table Mountain. You’ll also see some of the mountain’s best secret viewpoints to take awesome pictures.
3. Go on a wine tour in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek
Visit different wine estates in both Stellenbosch and Franschhoek where you’ll enjoy wine tastings paired with customized cheeses, chocolate, and cured meats. Besides the tastings, you’ll have cellar and vineyard tours to teach you how wine is made, how to pair wine with food, and which bottles to order at restaurants.
4. Visit a Township
Township Tours in Cape Town are a must for anyone wanting to discover the other side of life in Cape Town. These tours take you from the legendary District Six Museum to some of Cape Town’s thriving townships such as Langa and Kayalitsha. You will have the chance to enjoy local delicacies as well as traditional dancing, healers, local schools, charismatic churches, shabeens (with the option to taste the traditional beer). We recommend booking your tour on Sunday to attend a charismatic church service.
5. Take a City Tour to discover Cape Town
Visit Cape Town’s top attractions with an experienced and knowledgeable guide and from the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle. Some tops of the tour include the Castle of Good Hope, the colorful houses of Bo Kaap, the bustling Green Market Square, the South African Museum, the beautiful Company Gardens, and Table Mountain.
6. Go on a Safari and see the big 5
Ever dreamt about seeing the Big Five up close? Now is your chance! Enjoy the unforgettable experience of being in the company of the Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Buffalo, and Leopard! This is the best authentic safari on a day tour from Cape Town while traveling via the Klein Karoo and wine region.
- Price: R3,210 (including return transfer from Cape Town)
- Book your Safari HERE
7. Experience the nightlife and drinking culture of Cape Town
Join a cocktail mixology tour and let the locals show you Cape Towns’ best-kept secrets, hidden cocktail bars, and vibey clubs! Cape Town has so much more to offer than the top 5 recommended bars on TripAdvisor. Move away from the crowd and experience all that Cape Town’s nightlife has to offer. Meet locals and fellow travelers, in an evening that is dedicated to learning new flavor profiles and tasting the delicious delicacies at the best mixology bars Cape Town has to offer.
8. Learn about the San Heritage and visit the West Coast
Enjoy a beautiful scenic tour around the West coast on an educationally fun-filled adventure. On this trip, you will get to visit places such as Blaauwberg Beach, the Atlantis Sand Dunes, Khwa ttu San Heritage Centre, and the West Coast National Park. A highlight is the !Khwa ttu San Heritage Centre where you’ll be able to go back in time to gain a greater understanding of the history and culture of our first people.
9. Go shark cage diving in Gansbaai
Experience the adrenaline rush from shark cage diving when being face to face with one of the world’s greatest predators, the Great White Shark. The experience places you in their territory while having the safety of the cage allows you to be an observer and learn what Great White Sharks are really like. You’ll have an onboard marine biologist that will educate and walk you through this once-in-a-lifetime experience that will linger in your memories forever as you get up close with the Great white sharks.
10. See the marine life on Waterfront
Enjoy the search for marine life in the spectacular Table Bay ecosystem on a 1.5-hour eco-cruise from Cape Town. Encounter whales, dolphins, seals, penguins, and sunfish in their natural surroundings.