Top 5 things to do in Cape Town

Posted on: December 4th, 2012 by Ruan Fourie No Comments

As our holiday approaches we always start looking for things to do in and around our holiday destinations. Let’s have a look at the top 5 things to do in Cape Town. Our mother city is globally known as a first class holiday destination for local and international tourists alike. Let’s have a closer look at 5 things you might be able to do on your holiday there this year.

Table Mountain

Cable car rides Table Mountain Cape TownWhether you are a nature lover or a city slicker, Table Mountain has to be on your list of places to see and things to do if you are in Cape Town. Who wouldn’t like to scratch out one of the new 7 Wonders of Nature on your bucket list?

Described as one of the most epic views in Africa (yes we have a few), this is a must see. For the more adventurous you can hike Table Mountain. Those that don’t want to face the cliffs while walking can always one of the revolving cable cars. For ticket prices and 10% of the cable car tickets please visit the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway website.

Franschhoek and Stellenbosch vineyard tours and wine tasting on horseback

Vineyard horseback wine tastingIt’s no secret that there are many great vineyards around Cape Town. But instead of doing the normal vineyard drive, why not try it on horseback? That’s right you can explore Stellenbosch and Franschhoek finest wines while horse riding through the vineyards.

This is the type of adventure that anyone can enjoy. This is a cape cultural experience that you will never forget. Tasting wine and seeing the beautiful scenery that is the cape wine lands from horseback is something that cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world.The duration of your horseback vineyard tour is 4 to 5 hours. If this sounds like something you would want to try, check out the Cape Adventure Zone website for pricing and more info.

Go Shark diving or whale watching

Whale watching in Cape TownThe oceans around Cape Town are known for their beauty. Two of the most famous inhabitants of the oceans around Cape Town are the great white sharks and the whales that play in the water. The sizes of these animals are incredible and to see them up close and personal is amazing.

If you feel up to shark cage diving it is by far the most exhilarating and up close and personal way to see the majestic great white shark. Marine Dynamics Shark tours are real professionals when it comes to shark cage diving. Check out their website for more details. They also offer whale watching tours for the less adventurous among us.

Chapman’s Peak Drive

Drive Chapmans Peak to Cape PointThis is a short 5km drive between Hout Bay and Noordhoek but is one of the most scenic routes to drive in Cape Town. It is one of the most spectacular coastal roads in the world. Along the road there a few of viewpoints to stop and take in the breath taking views.

At least a one way drive of this route is a great way to get to Cape Point. You can then head over to the Mariners Wharf for their famous fish and chips while enjoying the view. The perfect way to spend an afternoon in Cape Town.

Hop on Hop off busses

Sight seeing Cape TownHop on Hop off are sightseeing busses with a slight difference. These busses make stops at all the most popular site seeing or tourist spots in Cape Town. You buy your day ticket and ride the bus to a spot that you find interesting, and then you can get off and just catch the next Hop on Hop off bus when it stop there again.

This is a great and really affordable way to see Cape Town. It also saves you from having to try and find out where to go, because the bus takes you where you need to be. If you buy your ticket form the City Sightseeing website you will get R30 off. There are two bus routes that you can choose from and all the info is listed on their website.

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