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September 12, 2012

Cape Town atttactions: What TripAdvisor users say

Visitors to Cape Town have nothing but praise for the city. Photo © Cape Town Tourism

Cape Town is one of the greatest travel destinations in the world — but don’t just take our word for it.

We have compiled a list of some of the must-see attractions in the Mother City and the positive comments of independent travellers, from TripAdvisor, about their experiences.

Table Mountain is ranked as the number one tourist attraction in the city.

“If you are in Cape Town, make sure you check this out. It was an amazing site. Truly beautiful and I highly recommend going there. There is a little coffee shop and store at the top so you can relax and take it all in. You are high above the clouds and the view is really spectacular." — Amy A, Clearfield, Utah

"Beautiful is an understatement! The view, all the flowers and animals, and the clouds were just amazing. Also, the coffee shop and gift shop were good!" — Ghada1990, Doha, Qatar

Ranked as number 3 out of 164 attractions in the city is the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. This garden is internationally acclaimed as one of the seven most magnificent botanical gardens in the world.

"The Kirstenbosch gardens were just lovely: we had great weather and all the flowers were just starting to bloom. We saw some King Proteas and had tea while overlooking the garden. The hothouse with the Baobab was cool as well — overall a great experience!’’ — Tytonida, Ghent, Belgium

"I visited the gardens solo, and spent a very pleasant couple of hours wandering amongst the lovely displays. Everything in the gardens is well sign-posted and tours are available if you prefer not to wander unguided. Any garden lover visiting Cape Town should make this a priority." — HappyTravels-7, Australind, Australia

An exciting way to tour the townships is on a bike. Photo © Cape Town Tourism

Langa township is ranked 11th out of 164 attractions. The area is one of the country’s great cultural and historical urban areas.

"Tours led by residents of the township. You will be surprised by what this educational activity can teach you about Cape Town and South Africa." — BubblesNC, Greensboro, North Carolina

"We didn't know what to expect. But it was great! We had the best tour guide, Tando, who lives in Langa. He knows everyone and wants you to have a great time. He makes you feel like a friend of the family rather than a tourist. Besides that, we felt safe all the time." — Geja H, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Clifton beach is picturesque and a great spot to hang out, suntan and just chill. The water is a bit cold for swimming.

“Great beach with lots of good restaurants nearby! Fun for a date night! — AR407145, New York City, New York

“Beautiful and very quiet beach almost in the center of city, great sand, amazing view, a must see in Cape Town.” — Shandir, Skierniewice

The District Six Museum is ranked 21 out of 164 attractions in the city. The memorial museum is a reminder of the vibrant area that was destroyed by the apartheid government in the 1960s.

"If you visit Cape Town you can't leave without visiting this museum (and the Slave Lodge & Bo-Kaap area & museum). This excellent museum gives you a true insight into the people's history and experience of apartheid. The museum is great for kids & teens & adults alike.” — Chris b, Scotland

“Really interesting and touching. You can get a feeling of the 'hard times' and see many interesting stuff. Also, it is really well placed in the centre of town.” — DanielCastroBrazil, Brasilia, DF

Now you’ve seen what others have to say, so why not book your trip and come and experience glorious Cape Town for yourself?

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