Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever been to. With picturesque Table Mountain and the beauty of the ocean, it’s not a place that will disappoint. There are many things to do in Cape Town, but if you’re going for a visit, then there’s a few things that MUST be on your list of things to do.
1. Go to the beach! But of course, this would be on the list. Along with beach life comes excitement…whale watching in September (the best) and shark diving (no, thank you, but it’s an option if you dare). Be aware that the Atlantic Ocean surf is cold! That’s why the sharks like them so much.
2. Go up to Signal Hill and watch the sunset over the city. This probably ranks as one of my top things to do in Cape Town. The views are stunning and watching the sunset over the water and the hustle and bustle of the city are nothing short of fabulous. This is a must! And it’s free!
3. Go up Table Mountain. You can pretty much see Table Mountain from anywhere in the city. A trip to the top allows you views of the city. For the more adventurous type, you can choose to hike up. For the
out of shape non-adventurous type, the cableway is a great way to get up and save your strength. Be sure to pick a blue sky day, so the clouds don’t muddle your view.
4. Visit the Alfred and Victoria Waterfront. Yes, it’s a mall (great time to pick up your souvenirs) but it’s oh, so much more. Pick a restaurant, any restaurant, right on the water for your dining pleasure. Walk along the pier and you might encounter a walrus or seal. It’s also the rendezvous point for Robben Island if you’re interested in seeing where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned.
5. Go see the penguins at Boulder Beach. It’s not everywhere that you can sunbathe with these fine feathered friends. It’s worth the journey to snap your mug with them. CHECK off the bucket list.
6. Drive the coast to Cape Point. It’s something to stand at Cape Point and be at the very bottom of the continent of Africa and see the vast ocean with no end in sight, a wonder to behold. Be sure, though, not to rush the drive there. Quaint towns like Fish Hoek (my favorite) dot the coast and are worth a stop.
There are many things to do in Cape Town, but these are some on my “don’t miss” list! For accommodation, I would highly suggest finding a guesthouse in Camps Bay. It has the cuteness of a beach town and only about a 10 minute drive from Cape Town.
Have you been to Cape Town? What was your favorite part?