Long established and proud of a rich heritage, the V&A Waterfront marches with time, embracing change that brings with it exciting new additions for you to discover. JAN’15
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. DEC’14
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. DEC’14
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. DEC’14
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. DEC’14
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. DEC’14
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. DEC’14
The Cape Town map is a must-have resource for any visitor to our city. It has been updated with all the latest transport routes and includes useful information and tips to assist you when visiting Cape Town. DEC’14
The Official Visitors’ Guide is a must-have resource for guests to the Mother City. This valuable, compact magazine is jam-packed with essential information for business and leisure visitors to the fairest Cape.
MyCiTi operates scheduled buses that link you with major attractions along the Atlantic Ocean.
Download the latest MyCiTi route map, to assist you when planning your routes. NOV’14
Cape Town in Autumn is one of the city’s best kept secrets, with beautiful sunny days to spend your time outdoors and experience one of the many activities on offer. NOV’14
A city like no other, Cape Town offers breath-taking natural beauty between rugged mountains and an endless ocean offering great opportunities for stunning photographs. JUN’14
Download our 5 day ‘Iconic Must See’ Cape Town itinerary JAN’14
Similar to other international urban centers, petty crime can occur in Cape Town so visitors are urged to always use common sense when out and about.
Download safety PDF for tips and useful contact details when in Cape Town. JAN’14
Download 12 design tours showcasing the many different aspects of what World Design Capital meant to Cape Town in 2014 – from District Six Heritage Tours, ‘Public Spaces’ walking tours to ‘In the Footsteps of Madiba’ tours.
Explore Cape Town for five days through a Sport and Adventure lens. This itinerary includes things to do, places to see, images and a map to download.
Explore Cape Town for five days through an Outdoor and Nature lens. This itinerary includes things to do, places to see, images and a map to download.
Explore Cape Town for five days through a History and Heritage lens. This itinerary includes things to do, places to see, images and a map to download.
Explore Cape Town for five days through an Arts and Culture lens. This itinerary includes things to do, places to see, images and a map to download.
Cape Town is renowned for its beautiful wine estates and award winning wines and many offer tastings, lunches and events on a regular basis. Newlands Brewery, the oldest brewery in South Africa is situated in Cape Town and micro-breweries are popping up all over town as the hand-made beer trend continues to draw its devotees. Whisky and brandy tours, pairings and tastings, are a part of the Cape’s swilling adventures too…
Capetonians are proudly laid-back with a balanced outdoor lifestyle encompassing some of the most beautiful settings in the world. But why is it that Cape Town can restore one’s natural balance with more than just its natural wonders? It could be because the city’s location is regarded worldwide as an important energy centre, or perhaps because there’s something in its beauty and tranquility that allows people to just chill out… Here are a few more options for relaxing in Cape Town…
If the city centre is the heart of Cape Town’s nightlife then Long Street is the main artery, with its energy emanating outwards along Kloof Street, Tamboerskloof and Somerset Road, Green Point all the way onto the Atlantic Seaboard and Cape Town’s sunset capital, Victoria Road in Camps Bay.