With so much to see and do, most first time visitors can’t help but feel a little overwhelmed by this beautiful, cosmopolitan city. Three hundred years of cultural heritage and a dazzling array of natural beauty ensures that every visitor to The Mother City will have their own unique Cape Town experience.
One of the first items on any visitor’s list has to be a cable car trip to the top of Table Mountain. This natural wonder of the world offers extraordinary 360 degree views of the city and is the perfect way to get your bearings. From there, you might enjoy a visit to the nearby Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, home to some of the country’s finest stores and restaurants, a relaxing picnic in the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, or even a trip to majestic Cape Point where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet, with a stop at Cape Town’s famous penguin colony along the way.
If you want to explore Cape Town’s cultural heritage, you can hop on a ferry and visit Robben Island, the infamous prison that once held former president Nelson Mandela. Alternatively, a variety of township tours are available to take you into the informal settlements of Khayelitsha, Langa and Gugulethu, for a different perspective on life in this vibrant city.
Whether you want to spend your days relaxing on pristine, white beaches, soaking up the diverse cultures or shopping up a storm, Cape Town has something for every taste. You’ll even find safaris only an hour’s flight from the city. From the laidback beauty and gastronomic delights of the Cape winelands to countless mountain trails offering vistas that will leave you breathless, your biggest problem will be deciding what to experience next.