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Sightseeing and landmarks in Cape Town

Art museums

Art Museum
“This is a very popular museum near the Silo Hotel. Book tickets on line to save long queues.”
  • 173 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Not to be missed ! 10-15min walk Cultural experience bot to be missed ! ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Art Museum
“This little gem has a gazillion rand’s worth of our most famous artist’s exquisite work. Charming and interesting. ”
  • 14 locals recommend

History museums

History Museum
“If you are a tourist looking for the history and reason for Cape Town, I strongly suggest you begin your CapeTown tour here! This is good insight into the forced removal of residents & demolition of houses under the apartheid government in the 1970's. Some of the tour guides live to tell the stories.”
  • 148 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Castle of Good Hope has preserved many of its original seventeenth century structural features. Within its walls you can see examples of Dutch classicist and early Cape Dutch architecture together with colonial motifs.”
  • 104 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Colours of Bo-Kaap A former township that was once known as the Malay Quarter, colourful Bo Kaap is now one of the trendiest districts in an already trendy city. Perfectly exemplifying the multiculturalism that makes South Africa "The Rainbow Nation", Bo-Kaap is a perfect place to see a different side of South African life. Whether you're taking a Cape Malay cooking class, exploring the bustling markets, or immersing yourself in the region with a homestay - there's plenty to see and do.”
  • 69 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Slave lodge is still in its transitional stages but it will give you both a broad understanding of the timeline of Slavery in the Cape, as well as hints of thousands of individual lives that were altered as a result of bondage”
  • 57 locals recommend
History Museum
“Madiba spent 18 years imprisoned on Robben Island, which is located just under 7km from off the coast of Bloubergstrand, Cape Town. This is a three to 5-hour excursion. Website: www.robben-island.org.za ”
  • 23 locals recommend
History Museum
“A really well set out gem. Get a really detailed and fascinating perspective on how Apartheid tore apart the lives of locals in the little village of Simonstown - a microcosm of the devastation that marred the greater social and national matrix of our land and scarred our past heritage. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
History Museum
“This is a wonderful museum with great exhibits and shows the history of the navy and seafarers in Simon's Town. It's a must visit for tourists.”
  • 16 locals recommend
History Museum
“Many museums, entertainment V&A Waterfront with almost everything one can think of”
  • 7 locals recommend

Scenic lookouts

Cable Car
“You daren't leave Cape Town without going up Table Mountain!!! Take the cable car to the mountain top with cabins holding up to 65 people & rotating floors for 360° views. One of the 7 WONDERS OF THE WORLD ”
  • 334 locals recommend
Mountain
“Great hike with panoramic view of Cape Town’s beaches. Easy for all levels. ”
  • 341 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“A must do! The tip of Cape Town. Its not actually the most sothern point of Africa, but it sure feels like it!”
  • 82 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“A place where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet. Braai facilities, a beautiful restaurant, flora and fauna and beaches as far as the eye can see...”
  • 81 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Self-Drive to the top of signal hill and you will not regret it. Sit on their designated spot at the top with many other cape Etonians winding down to the sunset. ”
  • 155 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Hike up lions head, also great views! around 1.5-2.5 hours hike. You can also run it if you're fit!”
  • 112 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“It is situated at the most South Westerly point of Africa. 7000 hectares of nature reserve. It has almost 2000 species of "Fynbos" a unique floral kingdom.From the old lighthouse you will have spectacular views of the whole Cape Peninsula. Sea currents meet there namely the Agulhas - & the Benguela current. It also has a very good trstaurant overlooking False bay.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“After a short explanation, you and your pilot will take off from a mountain slope of Signal Hill under a canopy that resembles a parachute. Once inflated overhead, you will take just a few steps or a short run to take off from the gentle slope, the wind will catch the canopy and you will be airborne. In the air, complete control over direction and speed gives your pilot the freedom to soar ridges, rise on warm currents of air and cover distance. Great safety record so it's extremely safe and all pilots are highly trained. ”
  • 26 locals recommend

Historic sites

Historic Site
“The Castle of Good Hope has preserved many of its original seventeenth century structural features. Within its walls you can see examples of Dutch classicist and early Cape Dutch architecture together with colonial motifs.”
  • 104 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Take a short drive to the top of Rhodes drive or walk if you are feeling up to it - beautiful views ”
  • 62 locals recommend
Plaza
“Their sushi is top-notch and there's oodles of character in this little place. If you're after a small healthy lunch-time bite to tie you over for your big dinner plans, have the 4 piece sushi at +/- R55. If you need a little bit more, there is ofcourse 8 piece offers as well as the trending poke bowls. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Historic Site
“The Clock Tower is a truly interesting section of the Waterfront, taking its name from the central clock tower found in this part of the harbour. You access the Clock Tower either by crossing a pedestrian bridge over the water, or by taking the road that leads to the Cape Grace instead of the main Waterfront turn-off. There is a small shopping centre, a scattering of restaurants and some postcard perfect views to enjoy here. Don't forget your camera - you will want to get a shot of the iconic red clock tower!”
  • 1 local recommends
Historic Site
Historic Site
“A different side of the waterfront, you will find nice restaurants, museums and exhibits here as well. ”
  • 1 local recommends
City Hall
“This monumental location is best known as the spot where revolutionary icon and former president Nelson Mandela gave his first public speech after being released from a 27 –year- long prison sentence.”
  • 1 local recommends
Historic Site
“Built by Sir George Grey the governor of the Cape in 1859 the Cape Medical Museum is a great visit if you are interested in the history of medicine, particularly as it emphasizes both Western and traditional medicine in the Cape.”
  • 1 local recommends

Libraries

Library
“Enjoy the historic streets of this student town. Wonder around from art galleries to museums and stroll the streets from cafe to cafe and endless restaurants. Take in the beautiful scenery with endless wineries in the region. ”
  • 116 locals recommend
Library
“Are you looking for literature and books on South Africa history, culture, and tradition? The Sea Point Public Library is within 10 minutes walking distance from the Studio.”
  • 1 local recommends
College Library
  • 3 locals recommend
Library
“Small, friendly local public library. A good spot to do some quiet reading, and a children's library is available downstairs if you have friends with children visiting.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Library
“The rich cultural diversity and the origins of our land can be unearthed and fully understood by looking into the past. The best way to start is by visiting the SA Museum”
  • 1 local recommends
Library
“Three small theatres on this UCT arts campas: The little theatre, the intimate theatre and the arena theatre ”
  • 2 locals recommend
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