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Popular Attractions in Cape Town

If you're a first time visitor to Cape Town, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but it may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about attractions in Cape Town.

What are some good attractions in Cape Town?

Here are some of the most recommended attractions in Cape Town.

Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
Table Mountain National Park
Table Mountain National Park, South Africa

021 424 8181
Camps Bay
iKapa, South Africa
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
Wynberg NU (2) Cape Town, South Africa

Lion's Head
Cape Town, WC
Hout Bay
0A Princess St Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Point
Cape Town, WC
V&A Waterfront
Breakwater Boulevard Cape Town, WC

083 302 2374
Cape Town, Western Cape
Cape of Good Hope
Cape Town, South Africa

021 780 9526
Robben Island Museum
Cape Town, WC

021 409 5100
Lions Head Summit
Cape Town, South Africa
Table Mountain
Cape Town, WC
Cape Winelands
West Coast Road Cape Town, South Africa
District Six Museum
Cape Town, South Africa

021 466 7200


Here's what Trippy members had to say about attractions:

"1) I only have seen Cape Town to Port Elizabeth and back so not Kruger Park."  See More

"3) Hiking Lion's Head or taking the Cableway up Table Mountain National Park , or both"  See More

"If you want to run further, then run along the road to Twelve Apostles and further up to Suikerbossie, into Houtbaai."  See More

"Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens Boulders Beach Two Oceans Aquarium The Planetarium"  See More

"Use the bus when possible, take the Metro to Simon's Town (Boulders Beach) and drive for anything further - like Cape Point/Stellenbosch."  See More

"I would actually look into the waterfront, especially the V&A Waterfront."  See More

"Oranjezicht, Vredehoek, are some of the safer areas."  See More

"Not to be missed is a day trip to the Cape of Good Hope and Robben Island Museum."  See More

"If you prefer to stay in Cape Town for the entire weekend, I strongly suggest you hike Lions Head Summit."  See More

"Oh man, I would go for a Cape Winelands wedding in a heartbeat, especially since a lot of vineyards are used to hosting weddings and could help you out loads when planning from a distance."  See More

"If you’re interested in South African history I would also try to see the District Six Museum which is dedicated to the “District Six” area’s change from a diverse city to a basically all-white neighborhood."  See More

Where can I find out more about Cape Town?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Cape Town locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Cape Town.

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