Visit Cape Town
Visit Cape Town
With the Atlantic Ocean on one side and Table Mountain on the other, Cape Town is blessed with beautiful views, sandy beaches, fascinating museums and numerous bars and restaurants, many of which are found on the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.
Most visitors to South Africa fly into Cape Town, but even if you arrive into Johannesburg, don’t miss a few days admiring the views from Table Mountain, exploring Robben Island’s infamous prison and watching the African penguins frolic on Boulders Beach.
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There really is no place in the world quite like Cape Town. A lively, colourful city perched right by the Atlantic Ocean, with the looming plateau of Table Mountain as its backdrop, its setting is spectacular. Zoom in a little and you’ll find historic sites such as Robben Island, the beautiful botanic gardens at Kirstenbosch at the foot of Table Mountain, and the electric V&A Waterfront lined with restaurants and bars. Plus it’s only a short hop to the rugged coastline at Cape Point, and the delightful colony of African penguins at Boulders Beach.
Did you know?
Cape Town and its surrounds are home to the world’s smallest and richest floral kingdom, with over 9,000 plant species, 6,200 of which are endemic.
Cape Town boasts the oldest colonial building in South Africa, the Castle of Good Hope, constructed between 1666 and 1679.
You can climb or take the cable car to the 1,085m peak of Table Mountain and, if you’re feeling especially intrepid, abseil back down again.
Cape Town’s colourful Bo-Kaap region is home to vibrantly painted houses and the tasty spices of the unique Cape Malay cuisine.
How to get around
Rent a car
Cape Town is not the easiest city to tackle on foot. While a wander along the V&A Waterfront is a pleasant way to spend an afternoon, in general distances between attractions can be far and there are few pathways or signposts to help. Taxis are plentiful but prices add up if you use them a lot, so renting a car is your best bet if you’re on a budget. If you do insist on using public transport, there’s a bus and a train system which cover most of the city, but they are not up to European standards.