Cape Town Tourism - Table Mountain

Activities

Adventure

Helicopter and aeroplane trips

Soaring in a helicopter or plane over the broad expanse of Cape Town, from its majestic mountain ranges down to its sparkling ocean, is a wonderful introduction to the diversity offered by South Africa’s Mother City.

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Great White Shark Experiences

Great White sharks are some of Cape Town’s most famous and respected marine inhabitants. Love them or fear them, getting up close and personal with a great white is one of the most adrenaline-fueled experiences you can encounter while visiting the Cape.

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Body, Mind and Spirit

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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Long Street Baths

Fancy a swim in an historic, circa-1908 swimming pool? If you’re keen for a change from sea and sand, head to the Long Street baths, on the corner of Long and Orange streets in the Cape Town city centre, for an old-world bathe.

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Children

Cape Town kids

Keeping children occupied over weekends and during school holidays is always a challenge for busy parents, but those on holiday in Cape Town have a wide choice when it comes to entertaining their little ones.

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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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Entertainment

Experience the South African National Circus

The South African National Circus (SANC) prides itself on presenting a “circus arts human performance with an African twist”, which appeals to all ages and across all cultures. The talented performers are trained by world-class SANC artists in Hartleyvale, Observatory.

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Mavericks Revue Bar

Mavericks Revue Bar is South Africa’s Premier Gentlemen’s Club. It is upmarket entertainment venue, where men and women alike enjoy five bars and lounges that appeal to every taste and pocket. Whether you’re looking for a big night out, a meal with business associates, or a quiet relaxed, drink, over 80 beautiful dancers from every corner of the globe are waiting to entertain you. Take in a stage show, or request a more personal experience. Ask your concierge to book you a prime spot at Mavericks and experience the most enjoyable night you’ll have had on your travels.

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Leisure

Gourmet Cape Town

It’s no surprise that Cape Town is considered the gourmet capital of Africa – nine of the country’s top 10 restaurants, as voted in the 2011 Eat Out DStv Food Network Restaurant Awards, are found in Cape Town and Cape winelands.

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Artscape Theatre Centre

If you are in the mood to take in a show, a spellbinding ballet or moving opera then the Artscape Theatre Centre is worth a visit. It’s one of Cape Town’s modern landmarks, home to the Artscape performing arts company and one of the main performing arts centres.

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Shopping

Adderley Street flower sellers

Freshly cut flowers – including fynbos species such as king and pincushion proteas, depending on the season – are available from the friendly flower sellers in Adderley Street, where this trade has operated for the past 100 years. These flowers are generally a lot cheaper than anywhere else.

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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

Moonlightmass Bicycle Ride

The Moonlightmass Bicycle Ride is a casual monthly cycle that brings together hundreds of people, who ride for fun or a worthy cause. Started by Daniel Graham and Elad Kirshenbaum in January 2012 as a social experiment on Twitter, the ride takes place during full moon every month at 21h00. It’s a great opportunity to ride with like-minded people and see Cape Town at night.

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Atlantic Beach Golf Club

Atlantic Beach Golf Club is located in the Western Cape of South Africa close to the seaside village of Melkbosstrand and a mere 30km drive from the centre of Cape Town.

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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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