Activities

Adventure

Table Mountain National Park and Hoerikwaggo Trail

The Hoerikwaggo Trail in the Table Mountain National Park takes in all the natural attractions of the park – beaches and mountains – as well as some city highlights.

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Swimming in Cape Town: beaches and pools

South Africa’s Mother City offers an array of beautiful, white, sandy beaches and a refreshing, crystal-clear ocean set against an azure sky. The Cape Peninsula separates two of the great oceans of the world, the cold Atlantic Ocean and the slightly warmer Indian Ocean, which meet officially at Cape Aghulas. And if the ocean’s too cold, there’s also a great choice of public swimming pools in Cape Town.

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Body, Mind and Spirit

Learn to cook like a local in the Bo-Kaap

If you’re keen on spending some time in the kitchen, book yourself on a cooking safari and learn to cook secret recipes from one of the local Bo-Kaap ladies in her very own kitchen. This activity is a must-do for any foodie or those interested in getting to know the Cape Malay culture.

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Oude Molen Eco-Village and Millstone Farmstall and Café

The Oude Molen Eco-Village is located on the site known as Valkenberg East, near the Cape Town suburb of Pinelands. It’s nestled in large, park-like gardens bordered by sensitive wetlands lining the Black River.

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Children

Cape Town Science Centre

The Cape Town Science Centre officially opened its doors at its new premises in Observatory on December 28, 2011, with a mission to make a hands-on contribution to South Africa’s future by strengthening its science and technology culture through interactive methods of teaching.

The centre attracts between 126 000 and 138 000 visitors annually, and has more than 300 permanent interactive exhibits.

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Cool-Runnings Toboggan Family Park

Cool Runnings is making the most of people’s need for speed by opening the first toboggan track in Africa.

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Entertainment

Athlone and Galaxy Disco

Enjoy authentic Cape Malay dining, listen to some swinging jazz, party till you drop and then eat again in Athlone.

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Milnerton Playhouse

This intimate local Milnerton theatre lives by the credo that “theatre is alive and living in Milnerton Playhouse”

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Leisure

Book shopping

What’s the good of a holiday without a good book? There’s no shortage of great book shops in Cape Town where bookworms can while away the hours and browse at their leisure.

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Cool-Runnings Toboggan Family Park

Cool Runnings is making the most of people’s need for speed by opening the first toboggan track in Africa.

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Shopping

Art at Constantia

ART @ CONSTANTIA GALLERY is a permanent exhibition venture being curated by Lyn Atterbury and James Hodgson at the beautiful Groot Constantia Wine Estate. Together they bring years of experience in the Art Industry from working in various Galleries around the country to attending courses and lectures in curating and collecting art with a sharp eye for quality and collection or investment purposes.

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Cape Quarter

The Cape Quarter is a lifestyle shopping centre on Somerset Road in Green Point. It is a one-stop destination for excellent food and restaurants, unique lifestyle stores and entertainment. If you enjoy shopping, window shopping, buying furniture or just relaxing and enjoying a meal, then the Cape Quarter is the place for you.

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Sport

Cape Town Watersports

Feel Like a Local… Not a Tourist

Cape Town has become one of the world’s top watersports destinations. People come for windsurfing, kiteboarding, surfing and stand up paddle boarding and because it’s a great place to bring the family.

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Cape Town Stadium

Cape Town Stadium hosted eight matches during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ under the name Green Point Stadium. This included the quarter-final between Germany and Argentina, as well as the semi-final between the Netherlands and Uruguay.

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Wildlife

Durbanville Nature Reserve

Two rare plant species, indigenous veld types, short hiking trails, bird watching and picnicking are the main attractions of the Durbanville Nature Reserve.

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African Wildlife

Although Cape Town and the Western Cape are probably not the best places to experience a safari (Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal provinces are better known for that), it is possible to have an encounter with South Africa’s big game not far from the Mother City.

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