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Food Map

Cape Town is more than just famous for its restaurant

The Pink Map

Cape Town, the sparkling jewel at the southern tip of the African continent, is famous for its vibrant gay scene.

V&A Waterfront Fact Sheet

The V&A Waterfront is a 123 hectare mixed-use destination, and one of Africa’s most visited cultural and historical hubs. Situated at the foot of Table Mountain, within a stone’s throw from the Cape Town Stadium and in the heart of Cape Town’s working harbour, the V&A Waterfront offers the visitor an abundance of unforgettable experience

Iconic Must See Itinerary

Explore the iconic must see attractions of Cape Town with this five day itinerary. It includes things to do, places to see, images and a map to download.

Sport and Adventure Itinerary

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.

Outdoor and Nature Itinerary

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.

Histroy and Heritage Itinerary

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.

Shopping Fact Sheet

Cape Town is an interesting fusion of shopping streets, informal markets, boutique clusters and world-class shopping malls. The local décor and design scene is expanding, and you will find many designer clothing, object and furniture shops in trendy Woodstock and the Central City. Most of Cape Town’s shopping nodes also include interesting eateries and cafes, making a day of energetic shopping a people-watching experience too.

National Geographic Itinerary

Explore Cape Town for five days through a National Geographic lens. This itinerary corresponds to the documentary National Geographic produced on Cape Town, narrated by Andrew Evans and aired from May 2013. This itinerary includes things to do, places to see, images and a map to download.

Design Itinerary

Explore Cape Town for five days through a Design lens. This itinerary includes things to do, places to see, images and a map to download.

Arts and Culture Itinerary

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.

What's New in Cape Town Fact Sheet

This information was compiled for the Tourism Indaba in Durban, South Africa, May 2013. Read on for new hotels; restaurants and clubs; new tours, initiatives and creative hubs; and the latest region highlights, ideas and trends for 2013.

Iconic Attractions Fact Sheet

Known as the Big Six; Cape Town’s top attractions include Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Robben Island, Cape Point, the V&A Waterfront and the Constantia Vineyards - no itinerary is complete without them!

Transport Fact Sheet

Each area of Cape Town promises its own unique offerings and is easily accessible via the different modes of transport on offer in the city. In fact, Cape Town is one of the easiest cities to navigate in South Africa.

MyCiTi System Map

Find out more about the routes of MyCiTi, Cape Town’s rapid bus service. It currently operates a number of interconnecting services, including a main route of connecting the Airport and the V&A Waterfront.

Official Cape Town Map

This is our new primary map, which shows the city centre and Cape Town’s various regions.

The Green Map

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.

World Design Capital 2014 Fact Sheet

All eyes will be on Cape Town next year when the city enjoys its tenure as World Design Capital. The title is awarded bi-annually by the International Council for Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) to give global prominence to cities that use design for their social, economic and cultural development.

Responsible Tourism Fact Sheet

Born of a need to sustain our planet mindfully; a new generation of responsible travelers are seeking real, meaningful and authentic experiences and are in tune with responsible lifestyle practices such as buying fair-trade products and experiences, and supporting community tourism. Cape Town has been working towards being a responsible and sustainable city and destination for many years.

Sustainable Cape Town Fact Sheet

Known around the globe as a place of beauty; Cape Town has exceptional diversity in a small geographical area. The sheer economic value of Cape Town’s natural and cultural heritage is driven largely by its importance to tourism.

Wine and Beer Fact Sheet

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…

Wellness Fact Sheet

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…

Nightlife Fact Sheet

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.

Nature and Outdoor Fact Sheet

Every major city in the world has its parks, and most seaside towns across the globe boast a clean strip of beach or commanding urban forest, but few city centres in the world come close to matching Cape Town’s vast treasure of natural beauty.

Kids Fact Sheet

Keeping children occupied is always a challenge for busy parents, but those on holiday in Cape Town have a wide choice when it comes to entertaining their little ones. Parents need not fear that their kids will suffer from cabin fever - not only is the climate conducive to plenty of outdoor rough-and-tumble, but there are also indoor activities galore to keep little people content; and even more activities that moms and dads will also take pleasure in doing.

History and Heritage Fact Sheet

The rich diversity of Cape Town’s natural and cultural heritage is part of the city’s authentic appeal; it is a colourful, intriguing, cosmopolitan city - a tapestry of people and traditions.

Gourmet Fact Sheet

The range and inspiration of Cape Town cuisine is diverse and exciting – a never-ending landscape for foodies to explore. Of course, inexpensive fast foods are available in many city lunch spots and fresh produce markets abound as part of the food scene. Cape Town also caters to upmarket dining experiences. Luxury restaurants and S. Pelligrino Top 100 rated restaurants are noted for traditional cuisine and innovative fusion.

Gay Fact Sheet

Known by many as the ’Pink Capital of South Africa’, Cape Town is renowned for its vibrant gay scene and - thanks to South Africa’s post-apartheid constitution, the gay community is an essential part of the diversity that constitutes the ‘Rainbow Nation’. With exquisite natural scenery, world-class luxury and countless gay-friendly guesthouses, bars, restaurants and coffee shops; it’s not hard to see why Cape Town is a favourite destination amongst ‘pink’ travelers.

Food Tours Fact Sheet

Cape Town has a lengthy history with food, having been established from the very start as a supply station to passing ships. Over the past few hundred years the city’s culinary story has weaved itself into a mix of traditional cuisines, influenced by all who have visited the city’s shores. Today travelers will find a colourful palate of cuisines from every corner of the globe. Nevertheless, Cape Town’s sensory fare makes for interesting food safaris.

Arts and Culture Fact Sheet

As a reflection of its own natural beauty and cultural diversity, Cape Town is crammed with art galleries, informal street art, great urban design, music, theatre, festivals and spontaneous expressions of creativity. Increasingly, art is also being absorbed into the cityscape through murals, sculptures, installations, public and performance art.

Adventure and Sport Fact Sheet

An active and outdoor lifestyle has long been part of the Cape Town mind set. The reason: Cape Town’s untamed natural beauty, mountainous and lush vegetation, and lively seas allow for many adrenaline pumping pursuits over land, in the ocean or up in the air.

Cape Town Information

Find out about Cape Town’s weather throughout the year, approximate flight times from various destinations, population, languages, and other general information.

Safety and Security Fact Sheet

As with all international cities in the world, crime in Cape Town is a reality and both residents and visitors alike should use common sense when out and about. Crime can happen anywhere but it generally takes place in crime hot spots, far from the orbit of visitors to the city. For Cape Town and South Africa, the safety of our visitors remains a top priority and tourism authorities meet regularly with public safety services and crime prevention agencies to ensure minimal risk and maximum protection for all visitors to Cape Town.

Design Fact Sheet

Cape Town is a city that instantly inspires creativity. Its majestic setting between mountain and sea is a design prompt that captures the hearts and minds of visitors and sets the standard for all its citizens. As World Design Capital 2014, Cape Town is a global focus point for its transformative approach to design. Download to read more.

A Day on Bree: Cape Town's Hippest Street

What’s fast becoming known as the hippest street in Cape Town, Bree Street is where you will find a hive of artisan activity. And if you’re a food lover, there’s plenty to sample here too, from burgers to gourmet pizza, craft beer and cupcakes. As one of the main arteries of the city, this street is building a reputation as the retail, culinary and design centre of the city. Here is a list of just a few of the gems.

Visitors' Guide 2013 Part 1 (pgs. 1-17)

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.

Visitors' Guide 2013 Part 2 (pgs. 18-130)

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.

Arts & Crafts & Antiques Map 2014

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 - map produced by mapmyway.co.za.

Islamic Cape Town Map

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.

Kids Map

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.

Best of City Centre Map

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.

Cape Peninsula Map

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.

Southern Suburbs Map

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.

Atlantic Seaboard Map

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.

Cape Town Regional Map

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.

Blaauwberg Map

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.

Cape Flats Map

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.

Northern Suburbs Map

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 Map

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).

Helderberg Map

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.

A Day with the Family

Cape Town is the ideal destination for kids: there’s plenty to do, whether you decide to play ball on one of our many pristine beaches, visit Simon’s Town to see the penguins, or take a walk in Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. The trick is to enjoy each outing to the full, rather than packing too much into a day.

A Cultural Day

Cape Town is a city bursting at the seams with colour, creativity and humour. You only need to walk past the flower sellers of Adderley Street to get a taste of the zest for life that permeates the city. The Cape Minstrel Carnival, affectionately known as Cape Town’s answer to the Mardi Gras, is another wonderful example of the city’s creative spirit.

Beyond Cape Town: Discover the Winelands, West Coast and Garden Route

It’s hard to leave the sights and beaches of our beautiful city. Nevertheless, a trip to the spectacular Winelands for a day or two is not to be missed, with at least six wine routes besides the historical towns of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl to explore.