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.

Bredasdorp Shipwreck Museum

Where? Bredasdorp
The Bredasdorp Museum is primarily a maritime Museum whose primary theme is 'Shipwrecks along the dangerous Southern Cape coast and their influence on the development of the Strandveld'. There have been ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Self Drive Laingsburg to Ladismith

Where? Laingsburg
Route: Laingsburg, Seweweekspoort, Amalienstein, Zoar, Hoeko Valley, Ladismith Description: explore the rolling hills and sandstone peaks of the Klein Swartberg range, south of the Karoo plains Length: ...

Jetty 1 Museum

Where? V&A Waterfront
Used today as the departure point for visitors leaving for Robben Island, Jetty 1 also has a little museum that used to be a prison. The nondescript white brick building is easily missed by the thousands who ...

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 ...

Transcending History Tours

Where? Cape Town City Bowl
Lucy Campbell gives refreshingly personal Cultural Heritage tours aimed at revealing the historical diversities that is Cape Town. With her enthusiastic and captivating presence, she weaves stories through ...

Hoerikwaggo Hike

Where? Cape Town
Start: Cape Town Finish: Cape Point Duration: 87.9 km, 5 days Fitness: difficult Our tip: you can opt for shorter Hoerikwaggo trails if the full 5-day adventure is too long or heavy going This ...

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 ...

Kirstenbosch Tree Canopy Walkway

Where? Newlands
A steel and wood canopy stands in amongst the trees of Kirstenbosch. Erected to celebrate Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden's centenary the 'boomslang', as it has become known, rises from the ground at a gentle ...

Sandboarding In Bettys Bay

Where? Bettys Bay
The wind swept Blesberg dune in Bettys Bay is a prime location to experience down-hill adventure to the max. At 200 m atop the dune one can reach great speeds and enjoy the ultimate adrenaline buzz. Boards ...

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 ...

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