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Download our range of easily accessible speciality maps to help you get around including arts, lifestyle and events.
This is our new primary map, which shows the city centre and Cape Town’s various regions.
As one of the few cities in the world with a national park and two World Heritage Sites (Table Mountain National Park and Robben Island) contained within its boundaries, Cape Town is surrounded by incredible outdoor options. The ‘Mother City’ is also located in a ‘biodiversity hotspot’, the Cape Floristic Region, and is recognised globally for its extraordinarily rich, diverse and unique fauna and flora. The city offers many ways to experience the great green outdoors.
The Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI) is driving Western Cape craft development and job creation, wealth generation and export promotion. The Institute provides support in areas of creativity, design and innovation; enterprise development and training; and market access and development.
The Muslim Students Association (MSA) of the Cape has compiled this map of Cape Town from an Islamic cultural perspective. The map is an intended handy guide to all tourists visiting our beautiful city allowing you to explore muslim history, lifestyle, cuisine and culture.
The city seen through the eyes of a child becomes one large playground. There are mountains to climb, wildlife to witness, forests to explore, botanical gardens in which to run freely and beautiful beaches where sand and sea offer hours of fun no money can buy.
Cape Town is more than just famous for its restaurants: dining – given the availability of both fresh ingredients and spellbinding settings – is a city pastime.
Cape Town offers a host of attractions for those who love a bit of artistic flair, from flower shows and jazz festivals to the latest in architecture, crafts, décor and film.
Cape Town is the mother of all cities, and there’s no such thing as a dull moment if you’re in the heart of it: the Cape Town city centre. Here, you’ll find loads of attractions and entertainment options. The Cape Town city centre is great for walkers and cyclists, with dedicated paths to ensure that you can travel everywhere by foot or by bicycle.
Home to one of the world’s most spectacular passes, Chapman’s Peak Drive, seaside villages and suburbs that remain far from the madding crowd. Cape Point is one of the highest sea cliffs in the world – 249m above sea level.
The suburbs south-east of the city centre and Table Mountain, stretching from the base of Table Mountain National Park toward False Bay, are collectively known as the Southern Suburbs. This area includes the well-known suburbs of Newlands, Constantia, Claremont, Rondebosch and Observatory, as well as lesser-known suburbs such as Grassy Park, Lansdowne and Retreat.
The Atlantic Seaboard, also known as Cape Town’s ‘Riviera’, stretches from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, all the way down the west side of the Cape Peninsula, stopping short of Hout Bay. Some of the world’s finest beaches and trendy seafront hot spots are connected by a picturesque scenic drive along Victoria Road, flanked by the Twelve Apostles and the Atlantic.
To make the city readily accessible, the Cape Town map is conveniently divided into eight areas. Each area promises its own idiosyncratic offerings and special character. The division is purely for navigational purposes and to encourage you to discover and enjoy the full range of possibilities.
The Blaauwberg region is one of the fastest-growing areas in the Western Cape and is the gateway to the Cape West Coast. The area encompasses 48 km of sandy white beaches, and is best known for its spectacular views of Table Mountain across Table Bay.
The Cape Flats, the low-lying area just to the north of Cape Town, is one of the city’s most edgy, colourful and creative places. As living jazz legend Abdullah Ibrahim proclaimed in his 1974 anthem Mannenberg, this “is where it’s happening”. This large area is primarily residential, and rich in political history as most of the families involved in forced removals during the apartheid era were relocated here.
There is a distinct difference between the Northern and Southern suburbs, and the two are separated by the huge urban metropolis called ‘Century City’, a shopping mecca with business and residential components. Enormous growth, Grand West Casino, a number of wine routes, including the Durbanville Wine Valley, has impacted on both shopping and leisure options.
Khayelitsha (meaning “new home”) is one of Cape Town’s largest townships, and is situated some 30km from the Mother City. It consists of both formal accommodation (houses of bricks and mortar) and informal settlements (makeshift shacks).
The Helderberg basin is one of the most visually dramatic areas in the Cape, with the Hottentots Holland and Helderberg Mountain ranges creating a powerful backdrop against which the valley descends into vineyards, golf estates and finally onto a coastline swept with warm waters and white, sandy beaches.
Cape Town, the sparkling jewel at the southern tip of the African continent, is famous for its vibrant gay scene.