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The city of Cape Town has so much to offer, with a huge array of experience and attractions, but we feel these are the attractions that really showcase the Mother City's rich history and incredible beauty and should make it onto your itinerary if you're pushed for time.

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April 25 2018

The V&A Waterfront is a massive hub of activity. Here, you’ll find restaurants, shops, entertainment, adventure, accommodation—there’s a reason it’s so popular after all. So, while it’s not strictly a neighbourhood, we decided to include it as an honorary one for our neighbourhood series. Where to eat and make merry   Restaurants V&A Food Market This leading artisan retail…

Cape Town is a melting pot of culture, and one of the most important groups to shape the city’s history is commonly referred to as the Cape Malay. It’s a contentious name—people both inside and outside the community have objected to the term’s inaccuracy, and to the fact that it really originated as a term used to racially classify people…

Cape Town’s history is long and storied. It is a city with unrivalled culture and diversity, boasting a heady mix of old and new and nothing speaks to this more than the iconic Big Seven attractions. The Big Seven, made up of Cape Point, City Walk, Groot Constantia, Kirstenbosch, Robben Island Museum, Table Mountain Cableway and V&A Waterfront, form the…

What is the Zeitz MOCAA? The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is the largest art museum in Africa, and the largest museum in the world showcasing the art of Africa and its diaspora. The museum is dedicated to researching, collecting, and exhibiting this art, and houses an impressive collection of work from all over the continent and…

The Company’s Garden is Cape Town’s green lung. This oasis right in the centre of the city is a favourite for both locals and tourists. The site is important historically, and is a thriving urban space where buskers strum guitars while office workers sun themselves over lunch hour. There is plenty to do, but here are our top six things to…

Relax in the prettiest garden in Cape Town Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden is proof that not all gardens were created equal. Go on, pay it a visit. You can thank us later. When we were kids, we had a break-up day tradition. My mum would pack a picnic and we would head to Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden for the afternoon. We’d…

April 25 2018

The vibrant area of the Bo-Kaap, formerly known as the Malay Quarter, is the oldest residential area in Cape Town. With its brilliantly coloured homes and cobbled streets, it’s also one of the most photographed areas in the Mother City. See why locals love this neighbourhood so much in our Neighbourhood Guide:   Where to eat Bo-Kaap Kombuis Renowned for…

In the picturesque Constantia wine valley, you’ll find Cape Town’s oldest and most beloved wine estate, Groot Constantia. It has a whole lot going for it including a beautiful estate, hundreds of years of history, wonderful food and of course the most incredible range of wines. What makes the estate really special is the unique experience it offers for its…

When it comes to picture-postcard beaches in Cape Town, you're spoilt for choice, but Boulders Beach offers up something the others don't – African Penguins!

The Franschhoek Wine Tram perfectly combines breath-taking scenery and world-class wines for a truly unique hop-on-hop-off experience in the picturesque Franschhoek area. Here are our top reasons why you should book your unforgettable Wine Tram experience: The route The Wine Tram covers a large area of the Franschhoek wine valley. With five different lines and…

Calling all outdoor-loving mountain enthusiasts and the adventurous at heart: purchasing a Table Mountain Cableway Cable Card for R590 entitles you to one return trip in the cable car per day, weather permitting, for a year. So if you’ve found your happy place on the mountain or just love savouring the 360° views above the Mother City, there’s a Cable…

It may not be the southernmost point of Africa – that honour goes to Cape Agulhas – but Cape Point certainly makes you feel as if you are standing at the edge of the world.

The Flying Dutchman Funicular travels on a railroad on Cape Point, providing a novel and exciting way to travel and see the sights. From the bottom station, you will journey through dense foliage and fynbos to the upper lighthouse.

The popular hop on hop off double-decker red bus is known for being one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways of getting to Cape Town’s top attractions. The family-friendly City Sightseeing bus offers audio information about the journey in 15 languages, and even boasts an audio channel especially for children.

Leave the stress of modern life, and your car, behind when you take a trip on the charming Franschhoek Wine Tram. Journey through rolling vineyards in an open-side tram and open-air tram-bus stopping at some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates.

The best views of Cape Town are from the Table Mountain Cableway, a unique and 87-year- old method of seeing the wonders of the city. Travel up to the summit of the majestic flat-topped mountain and be astounded by vistas of the Mother City, Robben Island and the Peninsula.

There are few places as quintessentially Cape Town as the V&A Waterfront. The old world charm of the historical harbour meets the most modern shopping experience and the gaps in between are filled with fine dining restaurants, down-to- earth food markets, museums, and more leisure activities than you can count on both hands.

The Cape Wheel is a giant observation wheel that offers spectacular 360 degree panoramic view of Cape Town from the iconic and vibrant V&A Waterfront precinct.

The Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet with great triumph at the southern tip of Africa, and where better place to celebrate the diverse marine life in these two vast habitats than where it all comes together in Cape Town - at the V&A Waterfront. Here, the Two Oceans Aquarium showcases the different oceans’ wildlife through interactive displays and over 3 000 ...

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