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Best things to do in Cape Town

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Botanical Garden
“These beautifully kept historic gardens showcase the Western Cape's rich flora to the fullest. The Summer Sunset Concert series (Sundays) and Galileo Open Air Theatre (Thursdays) are both highly recommended and uniquely Capetonian experiences. This spot is also wonderful for picnicking, walks and hikes (you can climb Table Mountain from here). ”
689 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The tip of Africa, well nearly, actually it is Cape Agulhas, but Cape Point is better know as the tip of Africa! About 1 hours drive from us, you can drive along 1 coast line and return along the other. Both are very scenic, and beautiful. If you do not want to walk up, there is a vernicular to take you to the top. Best to check if operating before you go. There is a fee to enter Cape Point Nature Reserve, free for Wild Card holders”
243 locals recommend
Bathing Area
“Spectacular views, cable car rides, mountain top lodges, hikes, restaurant on top of the mountain.”
426 locals recommend
Cosmetics Shop
“Really nice to walk around and look at all the little craft shops and have a coffee with view of the harbor and Table Mountain, great vibe, various of shops in the Mall ”
324 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Cape Town's favourite chilling spot offering great entertainment, food, tour activities and more.”
199 locals recommend
Cable Car
“The easiest way to view the city from the top of iconic Table Mountain, and a great option for hikers who'd like to take an easier option for ascent/descent.”
338 locals recommend
Mountain
“Walk up either in the morning for sunrise or in the afternoon for the sunset, 360 degree views of Cape Town, recommend to wear good shoes, take a bottle of water and put on a hat if you do the hike. ”
328 locals recommend
Market
“A vibrant, warm-hearted little village in the heart of Woodstock where talented people come together to share, collaborate and show off their heart-felt passion. The Old Biscuit Mill is home to a range of artisan workshops, designer stores, decadent restaurants and the popular Saturday Neighbourgoods Market. The Old Biscuit Mill is one of Cape Town’s must-visit attractions. Well loved by locals and tourists alike, the Mill is a bustling hub where people come together to eat, drink, shop and have an all-round great time. Do not miss out the Saturday farmer's market - get there early to avoid the crowds. ”
289 locals recommend
Park
“Boulders beach is a quaint, sheltered beach with fascinating rock formations all around. It also serves as an entry point for the penguin colony. If you're going there on a weekend, be sure to get there early to find a good spot.”
260 locals recommend
Park
“Stunning gardens situated in the heart of the City and which hosts a number of museums including the South African National Gallery. Worth a walk on a sunny day. ”
244 locals recommend
Café
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“This Steampunk-themed coffee spot has received international recognition. If only their food, coffee and service were as good as their look & feel. ”
210 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“Worth the drive to spend time in this beautiful nature reserve. Watch out for the baboons!”
79 locals recommend
Aquarium
“The Aquarium is simple amazing, if you have never been it is worth a trip to explore the depths of our local oceans and sea life. ”
104 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“This breathtaking nature reserve is a must-see while in Cape Town, and is roughly 1h drive away from the city centre. There are spectacular views from the historic lighthouses, as well as a number of longer hiking trails (1.5-5h) for nature enthusiasts. The shipwreck trail is highly recommended.”
51 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“Table Mountain is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa. It is a significant tourist attraction, with many visitors using the cableway or hiking to the top. The mountain forms part of the Table Mountain National Park.”
159 locals recommend
Park
“an oasis within the city next to Cape Town Stadium with beautiful views onto Lionshead. ”
152 locals recommend