2243 Things To Do in Western Cape

The Western Cape and Cape Town 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.

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Claremont Wheelchair Friendly / Nightlife & Theatre

Cocktails & Party at Oblivion

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 chat ... more

WHEN?
From 12h00 till late

Plettenberg Bay Animal Sanctuaries / Wheelchair Friendly

Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

As one of the Garden Route’s wildest attractions, Tenikwa celebrates the variety and impressive beauty of some of Africa’s best wildlife species. But, more than just providing a safe home for these animals, Tenikwa ... more

WHEN?
Daily. Tours depart every half an hour from 09h00.
The last tour leaves at 16h30.

Hout Bay Fishing

Hooked On Africa Fishing Charters

Why make your next Tuna sandwich from a can when the Cape has some of the richest Tuna waters in the world today? The local Yellowfin Tuna often weighing in at about 80Kg's and the Longfin in the region of ... more

WHEN?
By arrangement.

Muizenberg Sports & Leisure / Water Sports

Gary's Surf School

Gary's Surf School is a well know, popular company specialising in professional surfing tuition and coaching. The school has been in existence since 1989, making it the oldest surf school in South Africa. The Surf ... more

WHEN?
Open 7 days a week
Closed 25, 26 December and 1 January.

Milnerton Fishing

StreamX Fly Fishing

Fly fish the Western Cape's pristine streams, filled with lovely rainbow and brown trout, and in breathtaking scenery. If streams aren't your thing we have beautiful still waters with large rainbow trout or bass ... more

WHEN?
Monday to Friday from 09h00 to 17h00.

Plettenberg Bay Cafés & Eateries / Casual Dining

Le Fournil de Plett

Le Fournil de Plett is a quintessentially quaint French-style bakery and café. And, with its perfect locale along the exquisite Garden Route of the Western Cape, it is a stunning spot to stop for a snack, a hot cup ... more

WHEN?
Please enquire

Montagu Extreme Sports

Rock Climbing in Montagu

Rock climbing is a firm favourite amongst outdoor enthusiasts as it boasts the splendour of the natural environ while making little or no negative impact on the land, water or air. Montagu, in the Western Cape, is ... more

WHEN?
Those wanting to experience the thrill of rock climbing in Montagu are urged to get an accredited, experienced guide. In addition, always bring along plenty of water and sunscreen. Do not go rock climbing alone.

Somerset West Farm Stalls & Markets

Country Craft Market

During the balmy summer months of the Western Cape in South Africa, there are few better ways to spend a Saturday than in the gorgeous outdoors. The Country Craft Market is an outdoor market in Somerset West that ... more

WHEN?
The market is held mostly twice a month, always on the last Saturday of the month and one other. Please check website for details.

Gansbaai Extreme Sports

Shark Cage Diving With Extreme Scene

Come to the Shark Capital of the World and meet the Great White Sharks! Cage Diving with these magnificent creatures is an exhilarating experienced and an opportunity not to be missed. Meet us in Gansbaai for a ... more

WHEN?
7 days a week, weather dependant.
Booking is essential.

Cape Town Central Scenic Flights

Helicopter Flights With Extreme Scene

Take a tour via Helicopter over Cape Town and the Peninsula. Get a birds eye view of the Cape on this fun and popular Helicopter Tour. Various trips with different routes are available so you can choose one that ... more

WHEN?
7 days a week, weather dependent

V&A Waterfront Farm Stalls & Markets

V&A Food Market

The V & A Waterfront remains one of Africa’s most exciting tourist attractions. Flanked by the iconic Table Mountain behind it and the chilled waters of the Atlantic Ocean in front of it, this massive mall and ... more

WHEN?
Winter (May to October):
Sunday to Thursday 10h00 to 19h00.
Friday and Saturday 10h00 to 20h00.
Summer (November to April):
Sunday to Thursday 10h00 to 20h00.
Friday and Saturday 10h00 to 21h00.

Wilderness Cafés & Eateries / Casual Dining

Oysters R Us

If you want the ultimate oyster experience then head to Oysters R Us at Boven Lange Valley Farm in the Wilderness. You can’t miss it when driving along the main road through the Wilderness. This is a major ... more

WHEN?
Please enquire

Hermanus Sports & Leisure / Water Sports

Walker Bay Sea Kayaking

The coastline of the Western Cape is not only beautiful, but also an adventurer’s hotspot as it is home to a number of exciting watersports activities and attractions. Walker Bay, neighbour to the famous shark cage ... more

WHEN?
Departure Times:

November to April: 08h00, 10h30 and 13h00.

May to October: 09h00, 11h30 and 14h00.

Camps Bay Hiking Trails / Sports & Leisure

Tranquility Cracks Hike

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 tip: ... more

WHEN?
This hike takes +/- 5 - 6 hours.

Oudtshoorn Scenic Drives / Sight Seeing

Self Drive Oudtshoorn to Meiringspoort

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 Swartberg ... more

WHEN?
Best during daylight hours.

Western Cape as a destination

If you are considering visiting Western Cape or have already booked your Western Cape accommodation, then you are probably keen to see what activities are available and what there is to do in the area. Explore our growing selection of Things to Do in Western Cape, or view the events that are taking place in the Western Cape during your stay, or suggest an activity if you come across something we've missed.

Tourist regions

Atlantic Seaboard, Blaauwberg, Breede River Valley, Cape Agulhas, Cape Flats, Cape Helderberg, Cape Overberg, Cape Town, Cape West Coast, Cape Whale Coast, Cape Winelands, Cederberg, City Bowl, Constantia Valley, False Bay, Garden Route, Karoo, Northern Suburbs, Olifants River Valley, Route 62, Southern Suburbs, Swartland

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