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.

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 ...

Tranquility Cracks Hike

Where? Camps Bay
Start: the Pipe Track above Camps Bay, take Corridor Ravine to the top of the mountain Finish: the Pipe Track Duration: roughly 5 hours, depending on your level of fitness Fitness: moderate to very fit Our ...

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 ...

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 Oudtshoorn to Meiringspoort

Where? Oudtshoorn
Route: Oudtshoorn, Swartberg Pass, Prince Albert, Meiringspoort, De Rust Description: Follow the road that winds along the banks of the Groot River as it meanders through Meiringspoort, after using the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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: ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hog Hollow Horse Trails

Where? Plettenberg Bay
The Tsitsikamma is an exquisite part of the Garden Route in South Africa. It is breath-taking in its natural splendour and its abundance in fauna and flora, and continues to be one of the most frequently ...

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 ...

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