Cape Town Attractions

These are the Cape Town attractions that any first time visitor must make an effort to visit. 

I'm always asked which of these attractions are my favorite. Not an easy question to answer because the weather and the season plays a  role in my decision.

Kanonkop Wine Estate forms part of the Stellenbosch Wine Route.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is a huge favourite as you see something else whenever you visit during a different season. You are in a city but it does not feel like it at Kirstenbosch.

Sometimes though, I want the hustle and bustle around me and that is when we go and experience the V&A Waterfront.

I usually browse for a the first half of the visit whereafter I find a spot to do some people-watching. :-)

Going up Table Mountain is also great, but a walk up Lion's Head will also reward you with a great view over the Mother City. And the queues are shorter.

Cape Point Nature Reserve is another favourite. The drive to Cape Point alone makes this a worthwhile way to spend a day. On the way there I usually stop at Kalk Bay to browse the quirky shops and stalls or to grab something to eat.

But if you have to force me to make a choice, it will probably be the Cape Winelands. And it is not just about the wine - there is just sooo much to see and do. From great food, to fun festivals and not to mention the beautiful scenery. And the wine of course!

Having said that, I am sure that you will find something that will interest you amongst the Top Ten list of Cape Town Attractions below.

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Top Ten Cape Town Attractions


Cape Town has great beaches and is one of the best destinations in the world to enjoy the sun, sand and sea.

Cape Point Nature Reserve

Take the Flying Dutchmen funicular up to the old lighthouse or sit down for refreshment in the Two Oceans Restaurant.

Cape Winelands

Taste a great wine the Cape Winelands, which includes the towns of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl, Constantia and Durbanville.

Castle of Good Hope

The Castle of Good hope is South Africa's oldest remaining building in use today.

Chapmans Peak Drive

This 9km drive from Hout Bay to Noordhoek, must be one of the most scenic coastal drives in the world.

Kalk Bay

A very popular destination on the False Bay side of the Peninsula with the harbour the showpiece.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Kirstenbosch is the oldest and largest botanical garden in South Africawith 9 000 fynbos species can be viewed here.

Robben Island

Robben Island was a prison for political prisoners during the apartheid years. Let former prisoners offer a glimpse of what it was like.

Table Mountain

Table Mountain is named for its flat top which is often covered by cloud, forming the "table cloth".
Take the Cable Car for a most impressive view of Cape Town.

V&A Waterfront

The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is Cape Town's most visited tourist destination. Visit and see why.

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