Cape Town Things To Do

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South Africa Things To DoThings To Do in Cape Town and Western Cape

Cape Town and the Western Cape are undoubtedly regarded as among the most beautiful places to visit in the world. Rich in contrasting regions like the Overberg, the Cape Winelands, the Klein Karoo, and the West Coast that present variations in weather, landscape and activities that encompass hiking, wine tasting, whale watching and helicopter flips, the Western Cape has a distinctive appeal. From the mother city’s Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch and Robben Island to a drive through the Swartberg Pass, Bird Island on the West Coast, the Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn and the countless beaches that line the coastline, there is no shortage of things to do.

Diagonal Route up Table Mountain

Where? Camps Bay
Start: Pipe Track above Camps Bay Finish: back down on the pipe, or at the cableway car park Duration: five hours or so Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: the path lies between Kasteelspoort and the ...

Cocktails & Party at Oblivion

Where? Claremont
For cocktails, drinks with friends and the best Pizza in town, visit Oblivion - a funky, friendly, European style Wine Bar for the over 23s. With leather couches, open fires and board games, you can relax and ...

Spookdraai Hiking Trail

Where? L'Agulhas
There is no secret behind the name of this hiking trail at Cape Agulhas. There have been so many shipwrecks along this coastline that even if you do not believe in ghosts (spook) you would have to at least ...

Grysbok and Bushbuck Trails

Where? Heidelberg
Start: Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve, near the little village of Suurbraak or Heidelberg Finish: Grootvadersbosch Reserve Duration: various Fitness: moderate Our tip: their campsite, which has only a ...

Arangieskop Hiking Trail

Where? Robertson
Start: Dassieshoek Nature Reserve, outside Robertson Finish: Dassieshoek Duration: 22 km, 2 days Fitness: difficult, the uphill is a continuous slog and will test your endurance Our tip: hard going on the ...

Sevilla Rock Art Trail

Where? Cederberg
Start: Traveller's Rest farm, Cederberg Finish: Traveller's Rest farm Duration: 4 km, roughly 3 hours, 9 different rock art sites Fitness: easy, good to do with children provided you do not want to spend ...

Arderne Gardens

Where? Claremont
Arderne Gardens is a picturesque park situated on Main Road in Claremont, Cape Town, and is open to visitors throughout the day. The 4,5 hectare garden contains one of the richest collections of exotic trees ...

Napier Farm Stall

Where? Napier
The Napier Farm Stall has set the standard in Napier for top quality ‘plaaskombuis’, or as the English refer, a wholesome country meal. Created by Ilze Vos in 1999, this farm stall has become an Overberg ...

Happy Valley Trail, Limietberg

Where? Bainskloof
Start: Bainskloof Eerste Tol Finish: Bainskloof Duration: 9 km, to Junction Pool and back Fitness: moderate Our tip: the return can get very hot above Wellington in the late summer heat, take plenty of ...

Self Drive Swellendam to Witsand

Where? Swellendam
Route: Swellendam, Bontebok National Park, De Hoop, Malgas, Witsand Description: the rolling countryside of the Duineveld (west of the Breede River) and Ruggensveld (south of Riviersonderendberg and east of ...

Wolfberg Arch Trail

Where? Cederberg
Start: Sandrif Farm Finish: Sandrif Farm Duration: 7+ hours, or over 2 days Fitness: fit, it is challenging Our tip: older children who are used to hiking will manage the hike, although you might want to ...

Self Drive Clanwilliam to Wupperthal

Where? Cederberg
Route: Clanwilliam, Pakhuis Pass, Uitkyk Pass, Wupperthal, Matjiesriver, Nieuwoudt Pass, Kriedouw Kloof Pass, Clanwilliam Dam Description: a circular drive through the Cederberg to Wuppertal and Matjies ...

The Whale Trail

Where? De Hoop
Start: Potberg, De Hoop Nature Reserve Finish: Koppie Alleen, De Hoop Nature Reserve Duration: 54 km, 5 days Fitness: moderate to difficult (this is a relatively easy walk; you will need endurance to ...

West Coast Rock Art Route

Where? Cederberg
Start: Citrusdal or Clanwilliam tourist information Finish: Citrusdal Duration: As long as you want it to take, depending on how often you stop, but the route deserves at least a weekend Vehicle: You can ...

Cecilia Contour Path

Where? Constantia Valley
This is a perfect 7km route for both hikers and joggers alike as its almost all in the shade (very important during the summer!). An early arrival at Constantia Nek start is advisable as finding a parking ...

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