What to do in Cape Town ?

Rebecca Deacon on 19 June 2018
No trip to South Africa would be complete without a visit to the diverse and vibrant city of Cape Town and her beautiful surrounds. Whether you’re going with a partner, friends, children or grandparents you’ll find something for everyone in the Cape, and if you’re a wine aficionado you will never want to leave!

When visiting Cape Town city, it’s advisable to stay near the V&A Waterfront to be in the most central location for a lot of the sights and the Waterfront itself. The City Lodge V&A Waterfront is a great standard option with modern comfortable rooms and some harbour views. For the more discerning client just up the hill from the waterfront is the Mandela Rhodes Place hotel – and for a good budget hotel The Fountains is located around 7km away. For beaches head to Strand or Sea Point, and for night life Camps Bay is where it’s all happening. Renting a car to get around is a great way to see the City but uber or taxis are a very common sight on the streets of Cape Town and very easy and safe to use.

An absolute must do is the cable cars to the top of Table Mountain – but for the very fit and adventurous or those not wanting to stand in the lines, you can hike to the top of the mountain. Be prepared to spend at least a day when opting for the hike. Boulders beach for the kids is a gorgeous little side trip. Boulders is known well for the massive penguin colony that calls this beach home, the penguins are protected, and people are stopped from walking on the beach but can navigate the colony via a series of board walks. If you feel your nerves can stand it, head to Hout Bay and hop on a shark cage diving boat. Seal Island, just off the coast of Cape Town is known around the world for their huge Great White Sharks and you are guaranteed to see one. From the Ratanga Junction theme Park, world class aquarium and multiple museums Cape Town is a wonderful family vacation.

Heading out towards Somerset West – around 35 minutes’ drive from Cape Town and onwards up to Franschoek, Stellenbosh and Paarl, you will find yourself heading straight into wine country. 5-star dining and world class wines are the order of the day here. Take the Wine Tram day tour to put a little old-world charm in your trip, while drinking and travelling safely on the wine farm tour. Spier wine farm in Stellenbosch deserves a day all of its own to experience farming the old way. Considered its own little Hamlet Spier boasts Eight restaurant, a farm to table dining experience of absolute taste and quality. Picnics and Segway tours are both very popular on the farm as well as the Eagle encounter and spa.

There’s not enough blog to be able to rave about Cape Town enough. Contact me today to get your next African adventure planned!