Destinations & Attractions in Cape Town

Cape Town Destinations & Attractions

Cape Town is a cultural hotspot that is known for its unrivalled natural beauty. This is the capital city of the Western Cape and the legislative capital of the country, with the second-highest population in South Africa (after Johannesburg in Gauteng). It is also known as The Cape and the Mother City.

The natural and geographical beauty of Cape Town really does set it apart. It is famous all around the world for its magnificent flat-topped Table Mountain, which looms over the City Bowl protectively and characterises the entire landscape of the city and its surrounds. The mountain is flanked by Lion’s Head and Signal Hill on one side, and Devil’s Peak on the other. The top of Table Mountain is accessible by a modern rotating cable car or, for those with more energy, by a number of hiking trails.

The weather conditions and soils in and around Cape Town make for the perfect wine-making conditions. It is no wonder, then, that the region is also known as the Cape Winelands. These are home to some of the most esteemed wine labels in the world. Wine routes are a fabulous way to sample some of these and to get to see the wondrous countryside of one of South Africa’s most scenic regions.

Cape Town is also full of history, having been one of the first places occupied by French and Dutch explorers. Robben Island was the prison home of many of South Africa’s most prominent politicians (including current president, Jacob Zuma, and former president, Nelson Mandela). This makes it particularly attractive to those who have an appreciation for history and the rich cultural heritage of our precious country.

Atlantic Seaboard

The Atlantic Seaboard showcases some of the most stunning coastline in the country, stretching from the world-famous V&A Waterfront to Hout Bay, encompassing incredible places like Bantry Bay, Camps Bay, Clifton and Llandudno. ...

Blaauwberg

Blaauwberg may be part of the Mother City of Cape Town, but it enjoys a quiet serenity quite different from the hustle and bustle of the City Bowl. This region extends from Milnerton to Mamre and boasts almost 50 kilometres of ...

Cape Flats

Aptly named for its flat landscape, this part of Cape Town is steeped in history, culture and heritage. Some of the history is sad, even tragic. But, it is essential to tell – both for the residents that need to purge themselves ...

Cape Helderberg

Helderberg means "clear mountain" and, when paying a visit to this exquisite part of the Western Cape, there is no confusion as to where it got its name. This is one of the world’s most significant wine-producing areas, and is ...

City Bowl

The City Bowl of Cape Town is, not surprisingly, the amphitheatre-esque area in which much of the commercial and entertainment-related activities occur. It is surrounded by the mountains of the Mother City; namely Table Mountain, ...

False Bay

The False Bay region is undeniably beautiful, and it enjoys an extra appeal as it is not inundated with tourists despite its being full of things to do and see. This area extends between Hangklip and the famously scenic Cape ...

Northern Suburbs

Cape Town North, also known as the Northern Suburbs, is made up of a number of suburbs that have such character that they are considered entirely separate entities, rather than mere residential areas. The border between the ...

Southern Suburbs

The Southern Suburbs are known for their beautiful homes, many of which are perched on the slopes of Table Mountain. It is no wonder, then, that these areas are home to some of the most expensive properties in Cape Town, even ...

Breede River Valley

The Breede River Valley is a breath-taking part of the Western Cape, sure to inspire awe and wonder in everyone that visits its magnificent borders. It is the largest wine and fruit producing valley in the province, which is ...

Cape Overberg

South Africa is brimming with natural beauty, culture and heritage. The Cape Overberg is one of the regions that combine these elements to create a destination of sheer wonder and irresistible appeal. The Overberg is ...

Cape West Coast

The Cape West Coast retains an unspoilt, rugged appeal, despite its being so abundant in natural beauty and fun activities. It is quiet, even sparse in places. This gives it a stunning sense of serenity and peace that is truly ...

Cape Winelands

The Cape Winelands continue to be one of the world’s top tourist attractions. However, more than just being a place to see, it is also the home of a selection of the best wines to be found anywhere on the planet. The Winelands ...

Garden Route

The Garden Route includes one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline, whose starting point is constantly contested as towns such as Witsand, Stilbaai and Albertinia join the route that winds its way for some 200 km via ...

Karoo

The Little Karoo, better known to locals as the Klein Karoo, is the portion of the greater semi-desert area that is situated in the Western Cape. It has a very specific type of natural beauty that is simultaneously unique and ...

Olifants River Valley

The Olifant's River sustains a magnificent landscape that is lush and fertile, providing the ideal backdrop to any experience of this Western Cape region. This river means life and sustenance to the community and their wildlife, ...

Swartland

The Swartland traverses the Riebeek Valley, and is only 50 kilometres from the Mother City of Cape Town. The Swartland is distinguished by its unrivalled natural beauty. It boasts miles of wheat fields, fruit orchards, vineyards ...
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