If you’re an experienced traveller to the Mother City, you’ll know where to find the cheapest flights to Cape Town by now. Do you know where to go thoughwhen you want a change from the normal sights and things to do?
Read on to learn about the best secret spots hidden in the heart of the inner city.
The 18 Gangster Living Museum offers unique insights into life on the streets of Khayelitsha. It’s both an informative guide to life on the other side of the tracks as well as motivation for local youngsters to avoid the perils of gangsterhood.
The museum plunges visitors into the gangster experience using immersive text and imagery as well as a replica of a prison cell, all created by ex-offenders. These folks are still on hand to talk about their experiences on the streets of Cape Town and help youngsters to avoid the same fate.
Now, these ex-cons, turned good – act as tour guides both inside the museum and on walking and cycling tours around Khayelitsha.
Get in touch with your own
inner secrets when you join an outdoor yoga class with the Om Revolution. You
can also book a private group session for yourself and friends anytime,
anyplace. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to breathe in the
fresh, clear air on top of Table Mountain, or wafts of scent from the blooms in
Kirstenbosch Gardens, now’s your chance.
Find an Isolated Beach
Cape Town’s beaches are a huge drawcard for the crowds in summer, but you don’t need to go with the fray. The city is lined with plenty of quiet sandy spots where you can almost have the whole place to yourself.
- 16 Mile Beach in Yzerfontein is far underestimated as a place for long walks and contemplation.
- Windmill Beach in Simons Town is just past the bustle of Boulders Beach and offers a chance to swim in natural pools, snorkel or simply enjoy glorious views over False Bay.
Take a Dive with the Seals
Learn to scuba dive, go snorkelling with the seals or head out on a boat with Ocean Experiences at the V&A Waterfront.
The seal dives are a treat,
taking place in a little known cove below the Twelve Apostles and led by
experienced PADI divers who can’t wait to fill you in about the marine life in
the area. With fewer boats and other divers to interfere, these tours are the
best way to find out more about life off the shores of Cape Town.
Book an Eco-friendly Trip Around Town
Scootours is the way to go if you want a low-carbon way to explore the city sights. It’s fun to whizz around on these gravity-powered scooters as you discover Table Mountain’s lower slopes, and zip down Signal Hill all the way into the Bo-Kaap.
The best bit is that kids ride free on Sundays.
Play With Clay in Hout Bay
The Clay Café is the perfect chance to get your hands dirty for good reason. This ceramics workshop is nestled in the delightful hamlet of Hout Bay and is the perfect place to let your mind out to play.
You take your pick from a selection of unfired pottery pieces, grab a paintbrush and get busy crafting your own masterpiece. It’s a full day affair and includes a hearty farm-to-table meal with views over your lovely surroundings.
It’s a great way to create
your own mementos of your journey to the Mother City.
An activity that allows you to enjoy your experience, and your one of a kind crockery creation, for many years to come.
Visit the City’s Only Waterfall
Yes, that’s right, there’s a waterfall hike within the city limits that you didn’t know about. It’s secluded in the Silvermine Nature Reserve about 30-minutes’ walk through the south-eastern parts of the reserve. Along the way you’ll get to spot some more of the city’s hidden treasures like old ruins, indigenous fynbos, dassies and many species of birds.
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