10 Places to See in Cape Town

Looking for the Ocean this summer? Why not visit one of the most beautiful cities in the world! Pristine coastlines with blue flag beaches, nature reserves and stately wine farms are all here in this wondrous city; and with one of the 7 wonders of nature, located here in the form of the majestic Table Mountain, where better place to be.

But don’t wait too long, accommodation in Cape Town for December/January sells out fast! So don’t miss out, book now for a holiday to remember in sunny Cape Town!

We have listed 10 places to see while visiting Cape Town with your family here below and check out some beautiful Cape Town destinations where you can book your accommodation over here.

1. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Located in the lush and leafy Constantia area, Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden is home to over 2000 different species of plants. Relax on the sprawling green lawns, take a walk on the beautiful pathways, meander through the tree tops on the adventurous canopy walk or visit one of the restaurants on site. For those wanting a more private adventure don’t forget to bring your Picnic Baskets!

2. National Parks and Nature Reserves

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There are numerous national parks in and around Cape Town. From the amazing Silvermine Nature Reserve, where you can hike and swim to the jaw dropping beautiful West Cost National Park, there are numerous options. Click here to see the list of parks to find the closest near you.

3. Cape Point

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Cape Point is in the Cape of Good Hope nature reserve within Table Mountain National Park, which forms part of the Cape Floral Region, a World Heritage Site. It includes the majestic Table Mountain chain, which stretches from Signal Hill to Cape Point, and the coastlines of the Cape Peninsula.

4. Iziko Museums

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There are many Iziko Museums based in the heart of Cape Town CBD, from the Slave lodge to the Museum of Natural History or the District six museum up the road, there are plenty of options to visit the town’s rich history.

5. Long Street

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One of the most famous streets in Cape Town, Long Street is the bustling centre of the CBD and contains most of Cape Town’s nightlife. You will find the streets full of people from Thursday night until Sunday. There are a variety of bars and clubs and trendy restaurants to keep you entertained!

6. Constantia Winelands

Located in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town, the Constantia wine valley is home to many wine estates such as the popular Groot Constantia. Walk through the majestic vineyards, experience detailed wine tastings or historical tours available at many of the estates, so that you can experience the essence of wine making and take in the rich history of this leafy region.

7. Blue Flag Beaches

Cape Town is known for its beautiful beaches along its Atlantic Seaboard. From the trendy Camps Bay (which has its own nightlife strip) to the more private Llandudno and Clifton, and the options aren’t only limited to the Atlantic ocean, the False Bay region boasts warmer waters and some stunning beaches too.

8. Table Mountain

The most popular tourist attraction in Cape Town has to be the iconic Table Mountain, it is the City’s landmark. Many tourists visit every day and you have an option of either hiking through a vast cape floral region to the top or simply head up with your family on the rotating Cable Cars, which recently celebrated their 20th anniversary, the experience is absolutely amazing.

9. Penguin Colony – Simon’s Town

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Foxy Beach, next to Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town is home to one of the most famous Penguin colonies in the world. With walk ways and informative tours, this is the perfect place for a family outing and learning about penguins and how we can help these creatures and preserve their habitat.

10. V&A Waterfront

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Situated a mere stone throw away from the CBD, the V&A Waterfront. This busy commercial harbour doubles as an entertainment venue for families, with a mall, boat ride options, various restaurants and occasionally some live shows at their very own amphitheatre.  The Clock Tower, situated in the waterfront, is also now home to Cape Town’s newest Contemporary Art Museum.

There is just so many more places to see in Cape Town, we hope that this list helps make your trip to the Mother City a memorable one.

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