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.

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Explore the Cape Flats Experiences

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 & see in Discover Cape Town’s 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 Discover Cape Town’s 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 Discover Cape Town’s 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. 

Travel Inspiration

Looking for some travel inspiration for your next trip to Cape Town’s Cape Flats? Here are some ideas to get you started:

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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 😎🏄‍♂️

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Heading to one of our beautiful beaches this summer? ☀️

We asked Stewart Seinifrom, Lifeguard Manager at The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) to share some important beach safety tips. This is what he had to say…

📍: Llandudno Beach

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Find Your Freedom in Cape Town this summer!

Immerse yourself in the authentic culture, savour the taste of our local cuisine and share community stories with our locals. Find your community in the Mother City. Are you ready?

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If you’re looking for pocket-friendly travel options, then head to Durbanville!

Located some 30 minutes from Cape Town City Centre, Durbanville boasts award-winning wineries, adventure activities and a range of striking outdoor spots.  
 
Here are some pocket-friendly/free activities to try when you visit this town... 🍷🚲

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Find Your Freedom in Cape Town this summer!

Soak up the luxury sea views on a yacht, ​experience a peaceful paradise at a luxury hotel and savour some of the finest wines at award-winning ​wine estates.

Find your luxury in the Mother City. Are you ready?

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Summer in Cape Town loading ☀️🌊🍹
📹: @travelfuxi

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Competition Alert!!! 🚨 Stand a chance to win one of 2 x double tickets for this year's We Love Summer Cape Town festival! ☀️

To win, all you have to do is tag the person you want to take along with you in the comments below…

The competition ends on Thursday, 17 November 2022.

Winners will be announced on 18 November 2022.

The festival takes place at Blue Rock Waterski Resort on 26 November 2022 from 11am to 11pm.

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Sea Point Goes Global! 🌍🌊

This cosmopolitan seaside suburb was recently voted one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world by Time Out Magazine.

With mouthwatering dining experiences, adventure activities, shopping and some of the most Instagrammable spots in the Mother City, Sea Point is a must-see attraction this summer.

📷: @just_drone_it_sa

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From the creatively crafted carts and crazy costumes to the crashes and dashes to beat the clock, the @redbullza Box Cart Race wheely had us at the edge of our seats!

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Waddling into the weekend… 🐧

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Durbanville is home to picturesque wine farms and unique experiences worth discovering.

Head over this weekend to @durbanvillewine for the much anticipated Wine on the Square Wine & Food Festival. The event takes place from 5-6 November 2022.

📷: @airtographyza

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