Search

Discover Cape Town’s Cape Flats

About the Area

The Cape Flats is a vast and sprawling area of land situated to the east of Cape Town. Once home to a vibrant community of fishermen, farmers and families, the Cape Flats was forcibly divided during the Apartheid era, with Black residents being relocated to townships such as Khayelitsha, Langa and Mitchell’s Plain.

Today, the Cape Flats is still often associated with it’s legacy of poverty, but there are many reasons to visit this fascinating part of Cape Town. The lively markets of Philippi, the Cape Flats offer a unique glimpse into the true culture and history of South Africa. And with plenty of parks and open spaces to enjoy, it’s easy to forget about the challenges faced by residents.

Whether you’re interested in politics, history or simply want to experience something different and authentic, a visit to the Cape Flats is sure to be an unforgettable experience and a real eye-opener in contrast to the luxurious experiences in the surrounding areas.

Previous slide
Next slide

Explore the Cape Flats Attractions

The Southern Suburbs offers an incredibly diverse list of neighbourhoods reaching from the slopes of Table Mountain towards the False Bay coastline, each with it’s own individualistic appeal.  

Things to Do in the Cape Flats

Cape Town’s Cape Flats is a vibrant and historic community that has much to offer visitors. The area is home to a number of important historical landmarks as well as authentic cultural experiences. 

Places to Stay in Cape Flats

There are a number of safe and affordable accommodation options for tourists visiting the Cape Flats. Guest houses and bed and breakfasts are a popular option, as they offer a more personal experience than a hotel.

Places to Eat & Drink in the Cape Flats

Food is an important part of any culture, and the Cape Flats is no exception. The area is home to a variety of restaurants and cafes that offer a taste of the local culture. From traditional Cape Malay dishes to African-inspired food, there is something for everyone to enjoy. 

Instagram feed

Grab your swimming costume, suntan lotion and towel for a fun day out at these Cape Town beaches this summer! ☀️🌊

From Instagrammable beaches to iconic views of Table Mountain, there’s something for everyone 😎🏄‍♂️

#lovecapetown #beach #summer #capetown #placestogo #travel #kaapstad #lecap #kapstadt #ciudaddelcabo #kapstaden #africa #southafrica #südafrika
...

126 0

All I want for Christmas is....

Happy Holidays,
Love Cape Town

🎄🌟❤️

📹: @chanteelwright + @skai_lounge
...

1638 25

Heading to one of our beautiful beaches this summer? ☀️

Here are some important beach safety tips to remember….🌊

📍: Llandudno Beach

#lovecapetown #beach #summer #llandudno #beachsafety #capetown #placestogo #travel #kaapstad #lecap #kapstadt #ciudaddelcabo #kapstaden #africa #southafrica #südafrika
...

407 6

Cape Town boasts some of the most magical sunsets in the world, set against the backdrop of the most picturesque locations.😍

Local content creator Jody Williams shares a
few spots where you can capture some postcard-perfect sunsets🌇

📹: Jody Williams

Read the full article on www.cape town.travel

#sunset #capetown #capetownsunset
#travel #thingstodoincapetown #lovecapetown #sunsetlovers #capetownsouthafrica #summer
...

855 17

There’s a new Cape Town attraction you must visit this summer 😎

Introducing @earthboxcapetown, an epic subterranean adventure nestled within the @lourensford in Somerset West. ✨

This immersive experience, described as an ‘unprecedented attraction that combines artistry, ancient geology, and engineering,’ runs until May 1, 2024. 😁

Visitors will descend into a 24-meter-long underground chamber, allowing them to stand just above ground that dates back 550 to 560 million years. ⏳

#earthboxcapetown #earthbox #lovecapetown #capetown #thingstodoincapetown #placestogo #travel #kaapstad #lecap #kapstadt #ciudaddelcabo #kapstaden #africa #southafrica #südafrika
...

147 1

It’s our final 12 Days of Giveaways, and we have a treat for you! 🎁

Get ready to experience Cape Town like a tourist and stand a chance to win the ultimate adventure for you and three of your loved ones.😎

The prize includes:
4x @2oceansaquarium tickets
4x @tablemountainca tickets
4x @citysightseeingsa Cape Town bus and boat tickets
A @lovecapetown goodie bag

To enter, complete and submit the online entry form at the link in our bio.
Terms and conditions apply.
The competition ends on 22 December at 23:59 SAST. The winner will be announced next Wednesday, 27 December 2023, at 9am.
...

1941 86

Cape Town is home to some of the most beautiful hikes in the world, and with summer in full swing, you should take advantage of the numerous trails we have on offer. ⛰️🚶🚶‍♀️🚶‍♂️
Before you go, our Love Cape Town friend, @lord_pax_, shares some important hiking tips to remember when exploring the Mother City…

#travelwise #hike #capetownhikes #lovecapetown #thingstodoincapetown #capetown #placestogo #travel #kaapstad #lecap #kapstadt #ciudaddelcabo #kapstaden #africa #southafrica #südafrika
...

562 10

It’s Day 11 of our 12 Days of Giveaways! 🎁

We’re embracing the Christmas spirit this festive season, and you have the chance to win some of the best experiences in Cape Town.

Today’s prize: A train trip to Elgin for 6 and a bottle of sparkling wine, courtesy of @ceresrailcompany 🚂

You and five of your loved ones can enjoy a captivating 160 km round-trip journey from Cape Town to the Elgin Railway Market. The journey begins at the Harbour Bridge Platform and leisurely winds its way through the picturesque landscapes of Cape Town, eventually ascending the majestic Sir Lowrys Pass and the Elgin Valley.⛰️

Onboard the train, you can immerse yourselves in the breathtaking scenery from the Family Compartment while enjoying a glass of sparkling wine.🍷

To enter, complete and submit the online entry form at the link in our bio.
T’s and C’s apply.
The competition ends on 21 December, at 23:59 pm SAST. The winner will be announced tomorrow at 9am.
...

556 41

Are you searching for pocket-friendly activities to enjoy at the @vandawaterfront this summer holiday? ☀️

Radio personality @utehermanus explores this beloved attraction to uncover a variety of experiences that you can experience for under R200. 🚶‍♀️

📹: @utehermanus

#capetown #lovecapetown #vandawaterfront #thingstodoincapetown #placestogo #travel #kaapstad #lecap #kapstadt #ciudaddelcabo #kapstaden #africa #southafrica #südafrika
...

1314 21

It’s Day 8 of our 12 Days of Giveaways! 🎁

We’re embracing the Christmas spirit this festive season, and each day for the next 12 days, you have the chance to win some of the best experiences in Cape Town.

Today’s prize: Two lucky foodies stand the chance to win a R1500 voucher each to experience the brand-new @timeoutmarketcapetown at the @vandawaterfront . 🍕🍔

This new market brings you the best of the Mother City’s culinary adventures under one roof. Pick and choose delights from 13 kitchens, all run by leading local chefs and restaurateurs, alongside 4 unique bars. There is a stage for live performances and, of course, plenty of space for guests to eat, drink and be merry. 🍸

To enter, complete and submit the online entry form at the link in our bio.

T’s and C’s apply.

The competition ends on 18 December, at 23:59 pm SAST. The winner will be announced tomorrow at 9am.

#LoveCapeTown
...

1061 41

Sign in

Send Message

My favorites

Connect & Grow with Cape Town Tourism!

Join Cape Town Tourism as a member and give your travel, tourism, or accommodation business the exposure it deserves. Sign up now!