These key attractions all lie within close proximity to the city centre.
More information: www.capetown.travel
1 - Cape Point
The Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point form part of the Cape Peninsula National Park. A rocky promontory that juts out into the sea and was once thought to be the southernmost point of Africa, Cape Point is home to 7 750 hectares of indigenous flora and fauna, 150 bird species and the only shellfish-eating baboons in the world. Visitors can also travel by funicular to a viewing point to see where the Benguela and Aghulas currents converge.
More information: capepoint.co.za
2 - Table Mountain
Iconic Table Mountain was afforded National Park status in 1998. The Park offers walks, magnificent views, cable car rides in a modern cable car with revolving floor, hiking, rock climbing – even abseiling and paragliding.
More information: www.tablemountain.net
3 - Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Established in 1913, on the southeastern slopes of Table Mountain, the Gardens cover 528 hectares and are the best place to view the Cape Floral Kingdom; known locally as fynbos, it offers more floral diversity than the whole of Europe combined.
More information: www.sanbi.org/gardens/kirstenbosch/
4 - Constantia Wine Valley
The Western Cape is a historic wineproducing region and it all started in Constantia in 1695. Featured in novels by Jane Austen and preferred by Napoleon, the wines of Constantia are legendary.
More information: www.constantiavalley.com
5 - V&A Waterfront
This unique working harbor with scenic views of Table Mountain combines high-end shopping with entertainment, fine dining, boat trips and a world-class aquarium. Some of the City’s finest hotels are situated here.
More information: www.waterfront.co.za
6 - Robben Island
For those who followed the political history of South Africa and feel an affinity with Nobel Laureate, Nelson Mandela, a visit to Robben Island is a must. One of South Africa’s 4 World Heritage Sites, Robben Island is a moving tribute to the late President Mandela’s dreams of freedom.
More information: www.robben-island.org.za
7 - Other destinations
Franschhoek, situated 75km from Cape Town, is rated as the culinary capital of South Africa.
Make use of the wine tram to visit the various wine farms in the region.
Hermanus is a renowned for whale watching and even Big 5 Sea Safaris are offered.
Drive up the west coast to Langebaan for kitesurfing and then continue to Paternoster to eat at Wolfgat, the 2019 winner of the World Restaurant Award.