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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, iNingizimu Afrika
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
Wynberg NU (2) Cape Town, South Africa 217998783
Lion's Head
Cape Town, WC
Cape Point
Cape Town, WC
V&A Waterfront
Breakwater Boulevard Cape Town, WC 083 302 2374
Robben Island Museum
Cape Town, WC 021 409 5100
Table Mountain
Cape Town, WC
Groot Constantia
Off Constantia Road Cape Town, WC 021 794 5128
Platteklip Gorge
Platteklip Gorge Cape Town, WC 021 712 2337
Chapman's Peak
Cape Town, WC
Kruger National Park Reservations
8 Dean Street Cape Town, WC 021 481 2860
Millers Point Tidal Pool
Miller's Point Rd Cape Town, WC 021 786 1142
Bo-Kaap
Cape Town, WC 021 481 3939

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

"For a slower pace you could head to the wine estates around Durbanville, Stellenbosch, Paarl and Groot Constantia for a relaxing wine tasting, spa treatments and the like."  See More

"Kirstenbosch National Botanical GardensKirstenbosch botanical gardens"  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

"If you like to hike mountains, you can hike the Platteklip Gorge trail to the top of Table Mountain and then only pay half for the cable car back down, about 100 Rand (CAD$12)."  See More

"Table Mountain is something you cannot find anywhere else, but be there early and book online to avoid the queues (they can get very long)."  See More

"Chapman's Peak between Cape Town and Hout Bay is not the craziest but is definitely one of the most beautiful."  See More

"Good options are Lion Sands Ivory Lodge in Sabi Sand and the Kruger National Park Reservations or Madikwe Safari Lodge or Marataba Safari Lodge in the North West."  See More

"Between Millers Point and Fish Hoek, watch for Southern Right Whales during summer/fall seasons."  See More

"My personal favourites (in no particular order) are: Swimming with penguins at Boulders Beach in Simon's Town Hiking up Table Mountain from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens and then getting the cable car down Whale watching in False Bay(mindful that they're only there in winter) The Two Oceans Aquarium Wandering through Bo-Kaap (with its distinctive ice-cream coloured little houses) Hiking the Silvermine Trail and looking down over the Atlantic beaches - particularly Hout Bay The drive south along Boyes Dr, looking over False Bay and ending up in Kalk Bay Walking/riding along Noordhoek Beach The astonishing (and often overlooked) Heart of Cape Town Museum at Groote Schuur Hospital, where Dr Christian Barnard performed the first heart transplant Open air concerts in Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens in the summer, which take lace against the backdrop of Table Mountain - usually on a Sunday evening."  See More

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  1. Cape Town
  2. Table Mountain National Park
  3. Camps Bay
  4. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
  5. Lion's Head
  6. Cape Point
  7. V&A Waterfront
  8. Robben Island Museum
  9. Table Mountain
  10. Groot Constantia
  11. Platteklip Gorge
  12. Chapman's Peak
  13. Kruger National Park Reservations
  14. Millers Point Tidal Pool
  15. Bo-Kaap
Where can I find out more about Cape Town?

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