The Mother City is known for its beautiful landscape’s and iconic history – making it South Africa’s premiere destination for both local and international tourists. Just a two hour flight away from Johannesburg, we guarantee that with our best domestic flight prices and these ten activities; a trip to this world-class destination won’t break the bank.
1. Have lunch at the Eastern Food Bazaar
Cape Town is world famous for its delectable cuisine. Next time you’re in town, consider going past the Eastern Food Bazaar for a taste of authentic Capetonian street food. Located on Longmarket Street in the City Bowl, the Eastern Food Bazaar is a hub of Asian dishes with a South African twist, including Indian, Chinese and Middle Eastern cuisine.
2. Watch Shakespeare in the park
Every summer, the Artscape puts on Shakespearean plays in the beautiful green wooded park where the Maynardville Open-Air Theatre resides. From the hilarious “The Taming of the Shrew” to the heart-breaking “Othello” there is no better way to experience Shakespeare in South Africa.
3. Take a train ride to Simonstown
World famous for its iconic penguin-dotted Boulder Beach, Simonstown is the perfect destination for a day trip. Frolic with penguins on the white sands of Boulder Beach, enjoy a spot of sea-kayaking or take a dive to explore the Peninsula’s unique marine population ‒ a visit to Simonstown is nothing short of an adventure! For historical buffs there is also a quirky toy museum which is bound grab your attention.
4. Visit the Iziko Museums
Primarily situated in The Company’s Gardens, the main garden mall of the city centre is lined with fantastic museums culminating at Parliament which can be found at the end of the mall. The wide array of public museums includes; The South African Museum which houses zoology, palaeontology and archaeology collections, The South African National Gallery, The Slave Lodge, The Bo-kaap Museum, The Maritime Centre, The Social History Centre and many more .
5. Soak up the Sun at Camps Bay
Nestled between the Twelve Apostles and the glorious expanse of the South Atlantic Ocean, the white sand of Camps Bay is the perfect backdrop for a glamorous beach getaway. Take a swim in the calm (albeit chilly) ocean or play a game of touch rugby or volleyball ‒ remember to pack sunblock!
6. Go kitesurfing in Muizenberg
Muizenberg has no protection from the Cape Peninsula, making this beautiful beach the perfect location for the unusual and adrenaline pumping sport of kitesurfing. Take a trip to this unique beach to enjoy a wide array of water sports that’s suitable for both beginners and experts.
7. Hike up Lions Head
Suitable for both young and old, Lions Head is a lovely hike for all fitness levels. The peak is 669 metres above sea level and features stunning views of Table Mountain, Camps Bay and the city. This is a must for both locals and visitors alike.
8. Have a picnic at Kirstenbosch Gardens
The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens is one of South Africa’s nine spectacular national gardens. Nestled at the foot of Table Mountain, this breath-taking slice of paradise is home to five of South Africa’s six biomes making it an absolute must-see for any botany enthusiast. During summer Kirstenbosch hosts weekly outdoor concerts by the very best musical talent that South Africa has on offer.
9.Catch a local comedy act
The Mother City has a thriving comedy scene with an open mic night occurring somewhere in the city every day of the week. Visit the Cape Town Comedy Club at the Victoria and Albert Waterfront to check out the best local and international comedic acts or swing past On a Roll Dog Kitchen to catch raw talent and a possible rising star.
10. Party on Long Street
Second to only Vilakazi Street in Soweto, Long Street is the most iconic street in South Africa. Long Street captures the essence of Cape Town with its diverse and trendy offerings. Peruse clothing stores supporting local talent, grab a meal at a trendy restaurant and explore quiet stores with hidden gems. At night the street transforms into the heart of Capetonian nightlife with several clubs, bars and live acts vying for your attention.
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