Top Attractions in Cape Town

Cape Town's Big Six Attractions

Cape Town is a city with unrivalled culture and diversity, boasting a mix of old and new. Nothing speaks to this more than the iconic Big Six attractions. They represent the beautiful nature, rich history, diverse culture, and incredible cuisine and wine that make Cape Town a top destination for travellers the world over.

Table Mountain

Table Mountain is a World Heritage Site, and it’s easy to see why. The unique flora and fauna found on the mountain are like nothing else in the world, and there are numerous hiking trails to explore.

The views from the top of Table Mountain are simply unbeatable. You can see for miles in every direction, and on a clear day you can even see all the way to Robben Island. The cable car ride up to the summit is an experience in itself. The state-of-the-art carriages take you up the mountain in style, and the views out over the city are stunning.

Cape Point

Cape Point Nature Reserve is a beautiful place with green hills, a rocky coastline and stunning views. The reserve is home to a variety of wildlife including baboons, Cape fur seals and birds.

Within the reserve is the  Cape Point lighthouse which was built in 1859. Visitors can take a cable car to the top of the lighthouse for panoramic views of the Cape Peninsula. Cape Point is a popular tourist destination and is well worth a visit.

Groot Constantia

Groot Constantia is a great attraction in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town. It is the oldest wine estate in South Africa and produces some of the finest wines in the country.

The estate covers more than 300 hectares of land and includes a working vineyard, a cellars complex, a museum, a restaurant and a beautiful garden. Visitors to Groot Constantia can learn about the history of wine production in South Africa, tour the cellars and taste the estate’s award-winning wines.

Robben Island

Robben Island is a small island located just off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa. For centuries it was used as a place of exile and imprisonment, and today it is best known as the site of Nelson Mandela’s incarceration.

Today, Robben Island is a World Heritage Site and a popular tourist destination. Visitors can tour the prison where Nelson Mandela was held, as well as the island’s museum and lighthouse. The island also offers stunning views of Table Mountain and the surrounding ocean.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful gardens in the world. Nestled at the base of Table Mountain in Cape Town, Kirstenbosch covers over 528 hectares and is home to an incredible variety of plant life.

The gardens are also a haven for birdlife, and there are several hiking trails that wind through the property. In addition, Kirstenbosch hosts a number of events throughout the year, making it a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. Whether you’re admiring the stunning flowers or taking a leisurely hike, Kirstenbosch is sure to delight and inspire.

V&A Waterfront

The Victoria & Albert Waterfront in Cape Town is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South Africa. Situated on the Atlantic Ocean, it offers stunning views, a variety of shops and restaurants, and a busy calendar of events.

The Two Oceans Aquarium is a must-see for anyone visiting the waterfront, and the food markets are a great place to find fresh produce and local specialties. For those looking for a more traditional shopping experience, there are a number of shops selling African crafts and souvenirs.

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