On Africa’s southernmost tip, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet, is cosmopolitan Cape Town, city of beautiful natural landscapes and buzzing café society. Run into supermodels oninternational fashion shoots or watch Great White Sharks breeching the waves.
The city offers a variety of enjoyable activities such as shopping, site seeing, excellent accommodation in first class hotels, commendable walks, street parties, hiking, biking and watching wildlife.
Also, there are water sports, cycling, snorkeling with seals and kayaking with dolphins. In addition, the city offers the opportunity to forage, cook and aerial adventures while on tour.
Cape Town offers a variety of carnivals, fun runs and concerts to choose from. There is no such thing as “the best time to travel to Cape Town” because the endless list of activities ensures that there is something fun to do throughout the year.
Things To Do In Cape Town
- Table Mountain. This landmark flat-topped mountain overlooking Cape Town can be hiked or climbed. Or take the Cableway, which has given more than 26-million visitors some of the world’s most unforgettable views. Call 021 424 8181 for more information.
- The V&A Waterfront. Covering 123 hectares, the V&A Waterfront boasts over 450 stores, so you’ll be shopping up a storm at some the very best local and international designer boutiques. Or enjoy Cape Town’s natural beauty while sampling some excellent cuisine at one of the many al fresco restaurants. Contact 021 408 7500.
- Robben Island. This international symbol of triumph over adversity, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for over two decades is a must-see on everyone’s bucket list. The standard tour includes a boat trip across the bay and a guided tour of the one-time maximum security prison. Call 021 413 4220/1 for bookings.
- District Six Museum. District Six was named the Sixth Municipal District of Cape Town in 1867 and would go on to become a melting pot of ethnicities and cultures. It was bulldozed to the ground by the apartheid government in 1970, forcing 60 000 people to uproot their homes and settle elsewhere in Cape Town. The museum captures the beauty of the community, and the brutality of apartheid’s forced removals policies. Contact 021 466 7200 for more information on bookings and guided tours.
- Boulders Beach. Tick the boxes: beautiful white sands, naturally sheltered swimming coves, an African penguin on your beach towel. Really. Boulders Beach near Cape Town, is a real thrill for beach and animal lovers. This small public beach is set apart from the world’s biggest African penguin colony on nearby protected Foxy Beach, but the penguins seem to be happy sharing Boulders Beach with humans. Contact ;021 786 2329 for more.
Fun Things To Do In Cape Town
- The Two Oceans Aquarium. A truly unique chance to meet the animals that call the cold Atlantic Ocean home as well as their brethren who live in the warm Indian Ocean, in one place. Then see life as you’ve never seen it at microscopic level or get touchy-feely with the creatures in the touch pool and then take in the aquarium’s amazing new large-scale marine life exhibit. Call 021 418 3823 for more info.
- Jolly Roger Pirate Boat. Have a high adventure on the pirate seas, just like Captain Jack Sparrow, on the Jolly Roger Pirate Boat. This boat sets sail from the V&A Waterfront three times a day and includes a live pirate show, guaranteed to thrill even the most jaded of wayfarers. Call 021 421 0909 to reserve seats.
Best Time Of Year To Visit Cape Town
Cape Town has a temperate climate with warm conditions from October to April. The best time of year for a beach holiday is from late January to late April. May to August is autumn and winter in Cape Town, and the weather is traditionally a lot more moderate, and unpredictable than in summer.
The city has the sun shining throughout the year and goes on up to 8:00 pm making it suitable for those who love basking in the sun extend their joyous moments at the beach. Cape Town’s Mediterranean climate has warm and dry summers that alternate with moist and mild winters.