Cape Town Attractions

Architecture and Design

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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Montebello Craft and Design Centre

The Montebello Design Centre is one of Cape Town’s best-kept secrets. The centre features more than 20 arts and craft studios and workshops, an historic greenhouse and nursery, a forge, stunning restaurant and organic deli farm shop. It’s a non-profit development project aimed at promoting good local craft and design, and generating job creation.

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Beaches

Clifton

Home to Millionaire’s Row, fashionable Clifton is known as Cape Town’s St Tropez, and its four beautiful beaches attract holidaymakers in their droves.

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Camps Bay

Under the looming Twelve Apostles and Lion’s Head, with views out across the turquoise-coloured sea, Camps Bay sports some of the trendiest places in Cape Town to see and be seen.

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Culture & Heritage

Cape Town shipwrecks

From the days when Portuguese explorers rounded the Cape in their wooden galleons to modern-day shipping, the aptly named “Cape of Storms” has claimed many a vessel.

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Cape Town Holocaust Centre

The Cape Town Holocaust Centre is the first and only Holocaust Centre to be established in Africa.

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Nature

Wagon trail, Sir Lowry’s Pass

Early colonial pioneers in ox-wagons used Sir Lowry’s Pass to cross the mountains – and the evidence is still there to see.

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The World of Birds

The largest bird park in Africa, Hout Bay’s World of Birds fits neatly into a valley that provides a perfect sanctuary for a four-hectare series of aviaries.

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Scenic Drives

Constantia Wine Route

Constantia Valley is the oldest wine-growing area in Southern Africa and features superb wine estates, fantastic shopping opportunities and a variety of excellent restaurants.

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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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