Top Cape Town Attractions You Should Probably Visit
Top Cape Town Attractions You Should Probably Visit Cape Town is located below the Table Mountain and littered with modern skyscrapers that have the nostalgia of major cities of the world. Cape Town is a mingling of stunning landscapes, exotic cuisines, and colourful cultures. The city flaunts its beauty and panoramic views across the glittering Atlantic with pride.
Whatever form of beauty you are looking for in a city is in Cape Town, the city that offers a combination of breathtaking vistas and magnificent architecture in perfect harmony. We’ve put together a list of the top Cape Town attractions you should probably visit this year.
The Chapman’s Peak Drive
Get behind the wheel and drive to Chapman’s Peak Drive, which is one of the most beautiful driving routes on earth. Chappies has about 100 curves that offer magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean.
The Signal Hill
A visit to Signal Hill before sunset is rewarding with a spectacular 360-degree view, offering a pinkish horizon and twinkling lights of the city. The locals called the magical views the Lion’s Rump. Come along with a bottle of wine, some food, and a blanket for an ultimate sunset experience.
The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
Admire the home of over 20,000 beautiful plants at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. You can enjoy a movie or concert at a mind-blowing amphitheater in the garden. Some of the highlights include the Botanical Society Conservatory, the Sculpture Gardens, and hiking.
The Franschhoek Wine Tram
There is no better way to explore the Wineland than taking the amazing Franschhoek’s wine tram. The trams are designed to take your breath away as you explore South Africa’s wine estates through six routes. Find the secluded destinations like Robertson and Montagu and taste their wines.
The Noordhoek Beach
The Noordhoek Beach is an unspoiled and spectacular beach in Cape Town, with water activities and horseback riding. Explore the water edges with a panoramic view of Chapman’s Peas on a horse ride.
The Table Mountain
The Table Mountain forms a picturesque background for Cape Town at its 1085 meters. Conquer your fear by taking a Table Mountain Aerial Cableway or hiking to the top and enjoy the city from a giant’s view. The top of the mountain offers a blue expanse of ocean and heaven surrounding it called ‘Mountain of the Sea’.
Boulders Beach is an ideal destination to watch the South African Penguins, and swim in the cold water. Visitors can get close to the seabirds, but tourists cannot touch them. Boulders Beach is one of the beautiful beaches in Africa you can take amazing pictures.
The Camps Bay Beach
The palm-lined Camps Bay beach is surrounded with bars and restaurants. Watch the sunset with your feet in the sink against a sun-warmed boulder. Sun worshippers enjoy the serenity and beauty of the beach.
The Artisanal Food Market
Visit the Neighbourgoods Market in the Old Biscuit Mill and nibble free samples of cheeses, olives, dips, pieces of bread and homemade meats. You can bargain prices with the locals at the Oranjezicht City Farm Market in Granger Bay.
Cape Town hoards some of the finest museums in South Africa. Take a stroll around the Waterfront, which is the departure point to Robben Island. The island was where former president Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for years. And there is the Museum of Contemporary Art Africa to visit. Take a trip to District Six Museum, once called a White Neighbourhood during the apartheid and learn about the era.
Other top attractions include V&A Waterfront, Cape of Good Hope, Robben Island, Cape Point, Bo-Kaap, Two Oceans Aquarium, The Company’s Garden, Seal Island, Devil’s Peak, Greenmarket Square, Clifton Beach, Bay Harbour Market among many others. There’s sure to be something for everyone in our round-up of beautiful Cape Town attractions that definitely don’t suck.