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Long established and proud of a rich heritage, the V&A Waterfront- Africa’s most visited attraction marches with time, embracing change that brings with it exciting new additions for you to discover.
Download the V&A Waterfront Unique Discoveries Guide to help you plan your itinerary.
Groot Constantia is South Africa’s oldest wine farm - in existence for 329 years this year. Wine has been produced on the estate without interruption since 1685 when Commander Simon van der Stel of the Dutch East Company (VOC) was originally granted land on which Groot Constantia stands.
This is the only wine farm that is a member of the Big Six tourist destinations in Cape Town. The other members include: Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront, Robben Island, Kirstenbosch and Cape Point.
Download this sheet, to find out all you need to know and to include all the unique facts of Groot Constantia in your itinerary.
Netherlands: Cape Town in 5 days itinerary
The WDC Cape Town 2014 Events for the month of April.
Download our PDF that consists of a wide range of excellent golf courses. From established parkland courses to links layouts.
Download our PDF of Cape Town that offers, culture and heritage, world class golf, wine and gourmet experiences and adventure.
Download our 5 day ‘Iconic Must See’ Cape Town itinerary, developed for the Indian outbound travel market.
Cape Town is the ideal holiday destination for a family, as the Mother city offers a wide choice of indoor and outdoor activities to entertain the kids. Download our PDF for a list of activities to do with your family in Cape Town.
12 design tours showcasing the many different aspects of what World Design Capital means to Cape Town – from District Six Heritage Tours, ‘Public Spaces’ walking tours to ‘In the Footsteps of Madiba’ tours.
Check out our map of Woodstock, highlighting over 15 design related activities to do whilst exploring Albert Street and Sir Lowry Road.
Check out our map of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, highlighting over 15 design related activities to do in two of the most historic towns in Cape Town and surrounding areas.
Check out our map of East and Central Cape Town, highlighting over 40 design related activities to do in The Fringe in district six, Greenmarket Square, the Bo-Kaap, Company’s Garden & surrounds.
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 a Design 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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is a foodie’s delight, with influences from every corner of the globe served up in restaurants and cafés across the city, in among traditional South African favourites.
South African wines are a feature on wine lists across the globe, and those from the vast and beautiful Cape Winelands are the best-known among them.
Food and wine events take place across the metropole, and play an important role in cultivating culinary Cape Town – not only to foodie locals, but also to visiting friends from afar – and have aided in shaping a space on the global food map for the Western Cape.
The concepts of community, decreasing our carbon footprint and awareness of the distance from farm to fork have resulted in the emergence of a robust food-market subculture in Cape Town.
Cape Town has a big coffee shop culture. Some spots are quaintly old-fashioned and others hip and happening – either way, they’re perfect for people-watching!
Naturally beautiful Cape Town is the ideal playground for golfers. The metropole offers several highly-rated courses, with further golfing locations sprinkled across the Cape’s green surrounds.
The thrill of harnessing the power of the wind is what makes kiteboarding a must-do for the adrenalin seeker. Blaauwberg beach is truly the best option for wind and kite surfing.
Coined by many as “the world’s most beautiful marathon”, the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon attracts around 20 000 local and international athletes.
The Hoerikwaggo Trail is a five-day, four-night hiking trail designed to link Cape Point to Table Mountain. A tour guide is a must for this journey as it covers 75km of mountain terrain between overnight stops.
Dragon boat racing is a sport steeped in history, with its roots dating back to an ancient folk ritual of southern China, and as a modern-day sport calls for immense focus and teamwork.
Cool bars, pool bars, sports bars, rooftop bars, old-school bars, hipster bars and more; Cape Town offers bars of all kinds for every taste…
New Year’s Eve in Cape Town is an absolute delight! Cape Town is arguably the most beautiful city in the world and New Year’s Eve has become the city’s biggest party night.
Cape Town summer nights are long and fabulous, doors are always open and views spectacular. The city is in a good mood and tanned bodies and relaxed, happy faces let you know you are on holiday.
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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.
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 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.
Cape Town’s diverse multi-cultural ancestry has enjoyed the influence of many cooking traditions – Italian, Malay, Chinese, Japanese, Moroccan, French, Portuguese, Congolese, Greek, Brazilian, Thai and Korean. Cape Town is renowned for its diverse, stylish restaurants and excellent food, always complemented by the range of superb local wines grown nearby.
Never mind wine, there’s beer in Cape Town.
Given the region’s well-deserved reputation for fine wine, visitors might be surprised to discover that the Western Cape is also awash with beer. And not just big-name brands like Castle Lager (produced by the mega-brewery SABMiller): Cape Town is also home to a busy industry of smaller-scale craft beers.
Less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town’s city centre, the wine routes offer visitors picturesque scenery, friendly hospitality and excellent wines. Most estates have daily wine tasting, cellar tours and sales – some by appointment only – and there are many choices when it comes to wine route tours. And because wine and food belong together, some of the world’s best restaurants can be found in the Cape Winelands.