Top 10 Things to Do in Cape Town

South Africa, Cape Town Guide (B): Top 10 Things to Do in Cape Town

Cape Town, also known as South Africa’s Mother City, is consistently listed amongst the best cities in the world. It is endowed with abundant natural beauty, many opportunities for adventure, world-class shopping and food, and captivating history. I often get asked about things to do in Cape Town so here are my recommendations.

Cape Town’s most famous attraction is Table Mountain, recognized as one of the world’s seven wonders of nature. This flat-topped mountain is a prominent landmark overlooking the city. The aerial cableway will take you to the top of the mountain. If you’re fit enough, you can also opt to hike up. Once on the mountain, you can see indigenous flora and fauna, and enjoy a picnic high above the city. The panoramic views of Robben Island, the city and the Cape Peninsula, from the top, are stunning.

During the many years of incarceration on Robben Island, we often looked across Table Mountain at its magnificent silhouette … To us on Robben Island, Table Mountain was a beacon of hope. It represented the mainland to which we knew we would one day return.– Nelson Mandela. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Top 10 Things to Do in Cape Town
Guide Location: South Africa » Cape Town
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Table Mountain   Robben Island   Bo-Kaap   Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens   Castle of Good Hope   V&A Waterfront   Clifton beaches   Camps Bay Beach   Muizenberg Beach   City Sightseeing Bus   Twelve Apostles Hotel   Hotel Verde   Taj Cape Town  
Author: Sara Essop
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