Cape Town offers an incredible variety of places to visit and things to do. From Blue Flag beaches to award-winning wine and everything in between, Cape Town should be high up on your bucket list.
This beautiful city is nestled at the foothills of one of the New7Wonders of Nature, Table Mountain. Offering majestic views of the city through breathtaking hikes or a cable car ride, this is one tourist attraction not to be missed.
With a pretty unique setting, it’s possible in a single day to taste award-winning wine at a local vineyard, surf at a blue flag beach, spend some time with some penguins at our very own Boulders Beach and end your day on top of Table Mountain for a sunset over the Atlantic Ocean.
Whether arriving by sea or via Africa’s best-rated airport six years in a row, everyone is catered for in our city. Make sure to check our guidelines for visitors and travel-wise safety tips. Being the oldest colonial city in South Africa, you can expect some of the most interesting culturally diverse museums and art projects on the continent, boasting the first contemporary art museum in Africa – The Zeitz MOCAA. Art plays a massive role in the fabric of what makes Cape Town the city it is today. Street art tours are available too, and this is always a great way to see the heartbeat of any city.
This cultural melting pot of a city has a great nightlife too; from a beer with locals at a street cafe to drinking fancy Old fashioned with live local music in a trendy nightspot, everyone is sure to be catered for. The city is an eclectic mix of a European designed city, with an African heartbeat through jazz music. Jazz fans would not be disappointed in Cape Town.
Animal lovers have flocked to Cape Town for years to see our very own penguin colony as well as an incredible variety of bird life, a perfect trip for the avid bird-watcher. Braver folks can hop into a wetsuit and get face to face with a great white shark, albeit through steel bars, and even jump onto a big 5 safari found within 3 hours drive of the city centre. The Cape Town mountain ranges are sure to provide breathtaking hikes and plenty of additional bird-watching opportunities.
Visit Cape Town Tourism for a curated list of things to do, places to see, the best restaurants to eat at, and everything you need to know about staying in the city. You can also download the Cape Town Visitor Guide here.