Experiences

Fun things to do in Cape Town for tourists

With breathtaking scenery, white sand beaches, and endless sunshine, there’s no shortage of fun things to do in Cape Town for tourists.

Situated on South Africa’s Cape Peninsula, Cape Town is ideally positioned to take advantage of everything this region has to offer, whatever you look for in a holiday.

Nature lovers

Nature lovers can enjoy the views of Table Mountain, which dominates the landscape, and climb its heights to see panoramic vistas, wild birds, animals, and flowers. Golfers can play any number of courses, while wine lovers will discover both local produce and great scenery along the Wine Route.

For many visitors, though, the main attraction of Cape Town is its proximity to the sea, along with its many beaches. Whether you prefer a secluded cove, a lively, youthful buzz, or amenities and facilities for the whole family, there is sure to be a beach to suit you. Choose accommodation close to the sea, and the beach is just a short stroll away.

Beach lovers

Camps Bay is perfect for beach lovers, with a number of beaches to choose from for swimming, sunbathing, diving, or a romantic walk, as well as restaurants, bars, and shops. Stay here for modern, airy accommodation with an air of urban cool.

The sheltered white sand beaches of Clifton are popular with residents and visitors alike for swimming, sailing, and games. Look out over the Atlantic from the clifftops, and enjoy views of the Lion’s Head mountain.

The scenery at Sea Point is rockier and more dramatic, but the beaches are still accessible for swimming. A little further down the coast, Mouille Point is marked out by its landmark lighthouse. In these suburbs, you will find modern apartments for couples, friends and families.

Wine lover

If you prefer a location with a little more history behind it, try Constantia. This part of Cape Town is known for its vineyards, and visiting gourmets can enjoy fine wine and fine dining in the area’s restaurants, as well as the experience of visiting wineries for tours and tastings.

Located outside Cape Town itself, away from the hustle and bustle, but close enough to make the journey easy, is Hout Bay. The bay, surrounded by wooded mountain slopes, has a peaceful, small town feel.

It is nestled at the foot of both Table Mountain, with its national park, and the Twelve Apostles, and there are scenic mountain passes to drive. The water here is particularly popular with surfers, and there is a harbour for fishing and sailing boats.

It’s a great base for exploring the region, but you might find you’re happy with everything Hout Bay itself has to offer.

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