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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
“one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the world. definitely a must see. summer sunset concerts on sundays during Nov-Apr are very popular.”
707local recommendations
Bathing Area
“Mountain with a distinctive flat plateau, popular for hiking, climbing, biking & wildlife viewing.”
428local recommendations
Cable Car
“Amazing views over CT and surrounds. Brilliant spot for a romantic sundowner or to access the wide range of hiking trails across table mountain.”
340local recommendations
Cosmetics Shop
“so great for a day out and about. So many things to do at the V & A. Food Entertainment for the whole Family ”
328local recommendations
Shopping Mall
“V&A Waterfront offers you an opportunity to do shopping, dining, site seeing, pub crawling and experience the arts and crafts all in one venue. Primi restaurant is a definite must at V&A.”
200local recommendations
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”
246local recommendations
Mountain
“Great place to get a work out hiking up lions head with some fun chains and monkey like bars to climb up rocky bits.. Brilliant surrounding views of beautiful Cape Town and its oceans.”
331local recommendations
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. ”
295local recommendations
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.”
262local recommendations
Café
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“Quirky cafe that's a steampunk world of pipes and old metal, with gourmet, home-roasted coffee”
211local recommendations
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.”
159local recommendations
Park
“The place where the Dutch and English grew vegetables for their ships sailing to the East Indies. An iconic beautiful park...there's even still a vegetable garden, right in the city center. Houses of Parliament, National Art Gallery and Natural Science Museum and Planetarium are all here.”
249local recommendations
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. ”
108local recommendations
Park
“an oasis within the city next to Cape Town Stadium with beautiful views onto Lionshead. ”
156local recommendations
History Museum
“Learn about the rich and tragic history of the area, and the people who lived here. ”
150local recommendations
Flea Market
“Words fail me to describe how fun this Market is. I don't want to give anything away, just make sure you visit! Again, please be careful with cellphones and cameras walking around the Harbour area, but once you're inside the Market, you're in good, safe hands. Take lots of cash, support local trade and food fair, enjoy local music, buy some curios, clothes, jewellery, niknaks, and meet some locals. A wonderful experience.... (this market is associated with the Old Biscuit Mill Neighbourhood Goods Market in Woodstock, another excellent day's out).”
193local recommendations