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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Natural Feature
“The tip of Africa, well nearly, actually it is Cape Agulhas, but Cape Point is better know as the tip of Africa! About 1 hours drive from us, you can drive along 1 coast line and return along the other. Both are very scenic, and beautiful. If you do not want to walk up, there is a vernicular to take you to the top. Best to check if operating before you go. There is a fee to enter Cape Point Nature Reserve, free for Wild Card holders”
  • 243 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Summer evening outdoor music concerts. Pack a picnic, some wine and a blanket. A favourite Sunday evening!”
  • 693 locals recommend
Bathing Area
“Take some warm clothing. It can be cold up there- especially on windy, cloudy days”
  • 430 locals recommend
Cosmetics Shop
“Really nice to walk around and look at all the little craft shops and have a coffee with view of the harbor and Table Mountain, great vibe, various of shops in the Mall ”
  • 325 locals recommend
Cable Car
“The easiest way to view the city from the top of iconic Table Mountain, and a great option for hikers who'd like to take an easier option for ascent/descent.”
  • 338 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Amazing shopping experience with convenient accessibility to retail, restaurants and other entertainment.”
  • 201 locals recommend
Mountain
“Beautiful hike. Amazing views throughout the hike. The peak affords the whole view of Cape Town. Steep hike but not difficult. My 6 year old comfortably does it.”
  • 330 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“Worth the drive to spend time in this beautiful nature reserve. Watch out for the baboons!”
  • 79 locals recommend
Market
“A vibrant, warm-hearted little village in the heart of Woodstock where talented people come together to share, collaborate and show off their heart-felt passion. The Old Biscuit Mill is home to a range of artisan workshops, designer stores, decadent restaurants and the popular Saturday Neighbourgoods Market. The Old Biscuit Mill is one of Cape Town’s must-visit attractions. Well loved by locals and tourists alike, the Mill is a bustling hub where people come together to eat, drink, shop and have an all-round great time. Do not miss out the Saturday farmer's market - get there early to avoid the crowds. ”
  • 292 locals recommend
Park
“Boulders beach is a quaint, sheltered beach with fascinating rock formations all around. It also serves as an entry point for the penguin colony. If you're going there on a weekend, be sure to get there early to find a good spot.”
  • 260 locals recommend
Café
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“This Steampunk-themed coffee spot has received international recognition. If only their food, coffee and service were as good as their look & feel. ”
  • 211 locals recommend
Park
“Stunning gardens situated in the heart of the City and which hosts a number of museums including the South African National Gallery. Worth a walk on a sunny day. ”
  • 244 locals recommend
Aquarium
“The Aquarium is a treat for all ages and will keep kids fascinated for hours. It's right next to the V&A Waterfront, City Sightseeing Tour Bus stop and plenty of other activities. Also a great option for rainy days!”
  • 106 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“Table Mountain is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa. It is a significant tourist attraction, with many visitors using the cableway or hiking to the top. The mountain forms part of the Table Mountain National Park.”
  • 159 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“Great for seeing natural beauty and the meeting point of the warm and cold oceans.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Art Museum
“For the building alone, it's must-see. The art thereafter is an education and a treat. ”
  • 154 locals recommend