Cape Town

Most popular things to do

Sundowners on Signal Hill

Signal Hill provides panoramic views of the city below, including Sea Point and the CBD. Typically seen as the “bum” of the Lion, Signal Hill is located on the same pathway as the equally popular hike up Lion’s Head. Signal Hill is easily accessible by car and thus the ideal option for visitors who want to experience the majestic African sunset.

V & A Waterfront

Visit the V&A Waterfront on a sunny day to take in the sights of the Table Bay Harbour, as well as walk around the many various restaurants and shops the location has to offer. The V&A Waterfront is named after Queen Victoria and Prince Alfred, who was the first member of the Royal Family to visit the Cape Colony. The Waterfront is also the home of the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island and the world-famous Two Oceans Aquarium.

V&A Waterfront Highlights

Cape Town Comedy Club – Did you know South Africa has a rising comedy scene? With country favourites, such as Trevor Noah and Marc Lottering, the comedy scene of South Africa is growing more popular by the minute. Catch some of your favourite local comedians at the Cape Town Comedy Club. Shows are every night at 20h30 or come earlier for dinner starting at 18h00.

V&A Food Market – Experience the best food Cape Town has to offer all in one ideal location! The V&A Food Market has plenty of various food stalls to choose from to suit your palate. From samosas to crepes, from craft beer to smoothies, you won’t be disappointed by any of our local Cape Town vendors. The V&A Food Market is open Sunday-Thursday 10h00 to 20h00 and Friday-Saturday 10h00 to 21h00 during the summer.

Cable Car up Table Mountain

Table Mountain is the iconic landmark of Cape Town. Standing at 1,067 metres above sea level, visitors are guaranteed 360 degree views overlooking the majestic city. The mountain has a plethora of hiking trails to fully explore one of the “New 7 Wonders of the World.” Additionally, you may choose to have a relaxing ride in the cable car all the way to the top of Table Mountain. Take in the panoramic views and pop a bottle of champagne- you are in the Mother City!.

Take the ferry to Robben Island

Robben Island is best known as the site of a political prison, having isolated many political. prisoners during the years of apartheid, most famously Nelson Mandela for 18 years. Tours offer visitors a chance to fully experience the conditions these prisoners were held in. Shuttle and walking tours are available and show visitors sites, such as the lime quarry, the island graveyard, and the maximum security prison. Tours depart from the Waterfront three times daily.

Mzoli’s

Mzoli’s is a famous butchery and open-air restaurant located in the township of Gugulethu. Townships, which refer to underdeveloped urban areas on the outskirts of major cities, are typically seen as crime-ridden and dangerous for tourists. Mzoli’s aims to break those stigmas and join both tourists and locals who simply enjoy, good food, good music, and good company.

Buy spices at Atlas Trading Company in Bo-Kaap

The Bo-Kaap community of Cape Town has a rich Cape Malay culture and is known for its brightly coloured houses and cobblestone streets. One of the many local businesses in the area is the Atlas Trading Company, which sells various spices, such as curry paste, tahini, coconut, and other herbs and oils.

The Old Biscuit Mill

Situated in the heart of the eclectic Woodstock neighbourhood, the Old Biscuit Mill is a village of shops, food stalls, and pop-up designer racks that guarantees you a fun Saturday afternoon. All of the food stalls and local farm producers are set up in an empty warehouse, adding to the eccentricity of the village. The market is open on Saturdays from 9h00 to 14h00.

Paragliding

Paragliding off Signal Hill/Lion’s Head- On a beautiful day with a clear blue sky, find yourself viewing Cape Town from above. Tandem paragliding is done with highly experienced flight instructors and is accessible for all shapes and sizes- no flight experience necessary! Depending on the wind direction, we launch either from Signal Hill or Lion’s Head, guaranteeing spectacular views either way.

Visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Cape Town’s beloved botanical gardens are ideally situated at the foot of Table Mountain. The Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens were established in 1913 to conserve and protect the indigenous flora species of South Africa. The gardens cover 36 hectares and are popular for the tree canopy walkway, summer concerts, and the starting point for the popular hiking trail, Skeleton’s Gorge.