The Best Things to Do in Cape Town for a Brilliant Holiday
Cape Town has always been a popular destination for those who want a glimpse of a different culture, excellent beaches and outdoor spaces, and outstanding wildlife. But if you are planning a holiday to Cape Town and aren’t sure about what to see or do, don’t worry: this destination has a lot in store for tourists of all ages. It’s a place not just for the ‘traditional’ tourist, either – if you want something off the beaten path or something a bit out of the ordinary, Cape Town presents you with plenty of options as well. Here are the best things to do in Cape Town for a brilliant holiday.
Go on the cableway
If you want to get a glimpse of the whole area of Cape Town from the top, then there’s no better way to do it than from Table Mountain. There is a cableway going all the way up to Cape Town’s famous Table Mountain, and whilst the ride takes only a matter of minutes, you’ll feel like you’re in heaven with that glorious view. If you want something more adventurous, however, you can always go on one of the many hiking trails snaking up to the summit. Don’t forget to look at the view from Table Mountain’s most visited peak, Lion’s Head.
Visit the beaches
Beach lovers can have the greatest time of their lives at one of the many beaches Cape Town has to offer, and you certainly won’t be disappointed. Some of the most beautiful beaches can be seen along the seaboard of the Atlantic, such as Llandudno, Camps Bay, and Clifton. If you want to take a nice, warm dip, however, the beaches on the side of False Bay are more ideal.
Get a taste of the wine
There are indeed many things to do in Cape Town, but Cape Town has plenty in store for wine lovers as well – as evidenced by its many vineyards. Why not spend a day visiting the vineyards in the area, where you can not only sample some great wine but sample some great food and catch a glimpse of beautiful architecture as well? The best vineyards are in the towns of Franschhoek and Stellenbosch, but there are also some nearer vineyards in Constantia.
Get to know the wildlife
Whilst experiencing the big five in Cape Town may not be that feasible (Johannesburg is better for that), you can still get to know some wildlife species in the area by visiting certain nature reserves like West Coast National Park and Cape Point. These reserves feature some stunning birdlife and allow you to get up close and personal with antelopes, but marine life in Cape Town is diverse as well: you have the option to go whale watching from the land at Hermanus, or you can say hello to the penguins frolicking at Boulder Beach.
Shop at the waterfront
Another experience you shouldn’t miss in Cape Town is the V&A Waterfront. The Waterfront features great shopping options, and there is also a curio marketplace where you can easily find some souvenirs to bring home.
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