Cape Town Tourism - Table Mountain

Cape Town Attractions

Architecture and Design

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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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

Sheikh Yusuf Kramat

For the Muslim population the Sheikh Yusuf Kramat in Faure is one of the most important spiritual shrines in the country.

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Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum

The Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum pays tribute to the thousands of migrant labourers who suffered under the apartheid system./>

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Nature

Kommetjie and Kommetjie Lighthouse

Kommetjie (“small basin” in Afrikaans) gets its name from early beginnings, when settlers apparently used the natural basin as a convenient fish trap.

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Edith Stephens Wetland Park

The Edith Stephens Wetland Park is a place where the natural biodiversity of the Cape Flats and the needs of the local communities are brought together.

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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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