Cape Town is one of my new favourite cities. From the moment I arrived in Cape Town I knew it was something special and I cannot wait to return because I only scratched the surface with this awesome place. So here are 1o things to do in Cape Town.
1. Camps Bay
Camps Bay is one of the most beautiful beaches in the area and mainly caters to the ‘young, hip and elite’ in Cape Town. The beach is shadowed with the unmistakable cliffs of Cape Town and offers good night life and great restaurants. It’s also a great spot to sit back and watch the sunset.
2. Shark Cage Diving
If you want an adrenalin rush then shark cage diving in Gansbai is a must do while in Cape Town. Exhilarating, scary and a lot of fun is how I would describe this experience. I went with Great White Eco Ventures and I received breakfast and lunch as well as a few dives in the cage with these remarkable creatures.
Watch my video of shark diving here
3. Boulders Beach
No trip to Cape Town would be complete without a trip to Boulders Beach to see the cute penguins who call this beach home. Not only is the beach absolutely stunning but these creatures are a joy to watch frolic in the ocean.
4. The Cape of Good Hope
Visiting the Cape (the end of Africa) is a fantastic day trip from Cape Town. The views over the Indian and Atlantic Ocean are to die for! The rugged cliffs and bright blue ocean are well worth the drive out there. Next stop Antartica!
5. Lions Head
Although I didn’t get to hike Lions Head myself it was highly recommended to me and judging from the photos I’ve seen it offers great views over Cape Town. Lions Head is situated right next to Table Mountain and is just another reason to love Cape Town.
6. Table Mountain
Table Mountain is an icon and Cape Town wouldn’t be what it is without it. Table Mountain offers fantastic spectacular views over this great city. You can take a cable car up to the top for great views or you can view it from afar. Table Mountain is one of the great wonders of this world and it is undeniably Cape Town.
Instagram worthy colourful buildings dotted along this street are just a joy to look at. Every colour of the rainbow is on offer and it is a nice way to spend an afternoon in Cape Town.
8. Robben Island
Robin Island, the infamous island where Nelson Mandela spent a number of years during incarceration. You can take a ferry out to Robben Island followed by a guided tour, some of the guides are past prisoners and some may even have been on the island at the same time as the man himself.
9. Wine tasting
South Africa knows wine and Cape Town is full of fantastic vineyards. Head to Stellenbosch to sample some of South African’s best wines.
10. Driving the Cape
From Cape Town there are some fantastic drives and driving the Cape offered some of the best views I’ve ever seen. Bright blue ocean, cascading cliffs that went for miles and picture perfect moments that I wish we could stop at every turn. We hired a driver for the day who took us to all the great spots. The Cape, Boulders Beach and everywhere in between. Don’t miss these views on your visit to Cape Town.
So there you have my 10 things to do in Cape Town. Cape Town fast became one of my favourite destinations and the three days I spent there were nowhere near enough time. I loved Cape Town and I cannot wait to return to this beautiful spot.
Have you been to Cape Town?