About Cape Town | South Africa

1. Table Mountain Cable Car Up - Abseil Down

Go up Table Mountain with the cable car and abseil down with a 112 meter rope with Abseil Africa which is situated in Long Street. While you are up on the mountain you can get an birds eye view of Cape Town. If you are energetic and up for the challenge you can hike up the mountain through a multitude of hiking trails or enjoy one of our Half Day Table Mountain & City Tours.

2. Shark Cage Diving

South Africa has an incredibly diverse shark population. Take a trip to Gansbaai, the great white shark capital of the world. Book a Full Day Great White Shark Cage Diving Tour. On this tour you can get face to ragged face with this dreaded apex predator. You don’t need dive certification as the cage that separates you from the great white rests only a few meters below the surface of the water. Get ready for the marine encounter of a life time.

3. Restaurants & Cafés

Cape Town's best gastronomy is to be found dotted around the central city. Try Jardine Restaurant in Bree Street, subtle flavours (dishes might include tender Chalmar beef fillet with oxtail, and tomatoey West Coast crayfish risotto), Bizerca Bistro in the Foreshore for bistro classics with a fresh twist brought to you by award-winning chef Laurent Deslandes, or La Colombe, where chef Luke Dale-Roberts wows foodies from across the globe with the likes of springbok medallions with celeriac purée in a rich port and truffle sauce.

4. South African History Lesson

Robben Island and the District Six Museum are must-visits for anyone interested in South Africa's period of apartheid, which came to an end in 1990. If that is your cup of tea then these two cultural tours will be of interest, our Half Day Cape Malay Cultural Experience or our Half Day Township Cultural Tour.

5. Marine Big 5 Safari Experience

Get up early, leave Cape Town behind and travel to Gansbaai for the marine safari experience of a lifetime! Expert guides will show you the best of this amazing South African marine wilderness, including Great White sharks, African penguins, Cape fur seals and a variety of seabirds. Book a seat

6. Cape Winelands

Cape wine enjoys an impressive reputation, and the Winelands are home to most of South Africa’s premier wine estates. The good news is that nearly every farm and estate in the area offers wine-tasting. Try our Half Day or Full Day Winelands Tours.

7. Find the best Hidden Beaches

To avoid squealing kids, whirring jet-skis and wayward Frisbees, head to one of these secluded sandy shores for some undisturbed rest and relaxation. Beta Beach is situated just a ten minute drive from the city centre, great for swimming and sun-bathing. Oudekraal neighbors Beta Beach, this protective cove is part of the Table Mountain National park and has an entrance fee. Smitswinkelbaai is close to Cape Point, keep a lookout for the tiny graveled parking area by the side of the road between Simon’s Town and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Tietiesbaai is just under 2 hours from Cape Town, situated in the Cape Columbine Reserve on the West Coast.

8. Best Afternoon Tea or Dinner Safari Experience

The Mount Nelson Hotel, known by locals as the Pink Palace, boasts the best afternoon tea in the world – and a host of international foodies and travel writers agree. Join us on a Half Day Cape Town Dinner Safari Experience, a fun filled evening of interactive entertainment and delectable food at Gold restaurant. Sample a set Cape Malay and African style menu which is served at the table in sharing and individual portions with great African Style entertainment throughout your dinner.

9. Discover the Cape Jazz Rhythm

Cape Town’s jazz scene is a crucial part of its heritage. The city’s rich jazz tradition stems from artists finding inspiration in their struggles during the apartheid years. Since then, the music has evolved into its own genre, Cape Jazz, a style with a distinct African spice. It’s a way of life in the Cape – and you’ll find it everywhere from the heart of the townships to the most lavish cigar lounge. The number of jazz festivals and venues speaks for itself, and events like the Cape Town International Jazz Festival. Book one of our Cape Town Hotels while visiting our beautiful city.

10. Shopping at the V&A Waterfront

This bustling shopping, dining and entertainment area is perfect while visiting our vibrant City. The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is situated in the heart of Cape Town's working harbour with the dramatic backdrop of Table Mountain. View some of our V&A Waterfront Accommodation for the best location in town.