5 Absolute Must Dos In Cape Town
In my opinion, Cape Town is one of the best cities I have been to. It is beautiful, vibrant and has a number of things to do. There is something about the way you feel when you wake up to the beautiful view of the ocean. There are never enough days in Cape Town and there is so much to do. You can learn history, culture and about the vibrant society of Cape Town. It is known for the best beaches in the world and an excellent cuisine. Irrespective of the number of days you are in Cape Town, there are some things you simply cannot miss out on.
Must Do Things in Cape Town
1. Soak in the view from the top of Table Mountain
If you do not visit Table Mountain when in Cape Town, your trip remains incomplete. The view from the top of Table Mountain is breathtaking. This view cannot be put into words. You will have to stand on the Table Mountain and look over Cape Town to enjoy this epic view. In order to visit the Table Mountain, you need to plan well in advance. The weather can be unpredictable and if there are too many clouds, you might not be able to go. If you see that there are no clouds nearby, go!
There is an aerial cableway which will take you to the top of Table Mountain and it has a 360 degree rotating floor which guarantees excellent views at all times. You need to check the opening hours and the rates in advance because they vary. Alternatively, you could book a hotel that gives you stunning views of the Table Mountain at all times.
2. Explore the colors of Bo-Kaap
You might have never seen anything as colorful as Bo-Kaap. It is located in the Malay Quarter of Cape Town and is everything bright and colorful. Every house is pained in vivid colors from blue, purple, orange, pink and more. It is undoubtedly the most Instagrammable places in all of Cape Town. It is also a place where you learn about the Malay culture and enjoy excellent food. You can easily spend hours walking around this vibrant part of Cape Town.
3. Enjoy excellent food and wine
South Africa does know how to make its wine. If you are someone who loves wine, you are at the right place. Get yourself to the Cape vineyards for an unforgettable experience. The wine region is an hour’s drive from Cape Town and is home to a number of vineyards. You can easily make a day trip to one of the vineyards and enjoy the day eating delicious food and drinking splendid wine. If you are keen to know about the wine making process, you can book a guided tour of the vineyard and spend your day learning more about how your favorite wine is prepared.
4. Head to the edge of Africa
Cape Point is located right at the edge of Africa and is a must visit. It will take a full day for you to reach The Cape of Good Hope. You will be able to enjoy breathtaking scenery in all of Cape Town on this drive. Standing on the edge of a continent is a big deal and at Cape Point, you can literally stand on Africa’s most southwesterly point which is the Cape of Good Hope. This is another Instagrammable place in Cape Town.
5. Spend time with the penguins at Boulders Beach
If you have never seen cute penguins walking about on a beach, you will be stunned by the sight you come across at Boulders Beach. It is located at about an hour’s drive south of Cape Town and is a beautiful beach. The beach is known for more than 2,000 African penguins of all shapes and sizes. The entry cost is $10 per person and it is the only place in the world where you can see penguins from such a close distance. You can also learn about the uniqueness of the penguins at the visitors center located here.