Cape Town Attractions

Architecture and Design

St George’s Cathedral and Groote Kerk

More fondly known as “the people’s cathedral”, St George’s Cathedral in Wale Street represents the Anglican diocese mother church in Cape Town.

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The Castle of Good Hope

The Castle of Good Hope – the oldest building in South Africa – was once a fort, but today functions as a showcase of the Cape’s early days.

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Beaches

Melkbosstrand

Melkbosstrand’s 7km-long stretch of white sand beckons visitors to slip off their sandals and enjoy a stress-relieving stroll.

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Muizenberg

This laid-back seaside town on the shores of False Bay comes alive in season, with holiday-makers crowding its streets as they make their way down to what is perhaps Cape Town’s nicest swimming beach.

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Culture & Heritage

The Castle of Good Hope

The Castle of Good Hope – the oldest building in South Africa – was once a fort, but today functions as a showcase of the Cape’s early days.

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Gugulethu

Gugulethu is a colourful combination of vibrant life and a local example of the problems associated with poverty.

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Nature

Fynbos and the Cape Floral Kingdom

Fynbos: — n
“a type of vegetation unique to the Mediterranean-climate region of southern and southwestern South Africa, characterized by evergreen hard-leaved shrubs and almost no trees”. Meaning “fine bush”, fynbos is a unique and strikingly beautiful group of flora endemic to a small section of the Western Cape of South Africa.

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Observatory

Observatory or “Obs” as the locals call it, is Cape Town’s bohemian suburb and lies east of the city centre.

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Scenic Drives

Vergelegen wine estate

Although its translated name means “situated far away”, the Vergelegen wine estate, historical homestead and grounds are only a 40-minute drive from the Cape Town city centre, near the town of Somerset West.

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Wine farm restaurants, Morgenster olive oil

Enjoy a drive to a tasting experience with a difference, learn to cook African style and wash it all down with some delicious wine.

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Alert  22/04/14 14:00 Table Mountain Cableway Closed! For more information, phone +27 (0)86 132 2223. 

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