Things to do

Take a scenic coastal trip to visit Cape Point National Park, visit the beautiful beaches of Fish Hoek, Noordhoek, Kommetjie, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg.

Take a drive over the famous Chapmans Peak drive to Hout Bay.

Tour the Constantia Wine route and visit the Cape Point Vineyards in Noordhoek.

Take a trip up Table Mountain.

Visit Kirstenbosch Botanical gardens and book for a Sunday evening Summer Sunset Concert.

Take a ferry to Robin Island and visit the V&A Waterfront and Two Oceans Aquarium.

Watch the sunset from Camps Bay beach.

This seaside village is surrounded by rugged mountains and boasts one of the safest swimming beaches in Cape Town. Fish Hoek is a glorious bay with a beautiful white sandy beach, with colourful Victorian bathing boxes that add a festive flavour.

The Simon’s Town Waterfront has a unique vibe which needs to be experienced firsthand. An eclectic variety of shops and restaurants gives the waterfront its distinctive atmosphere for which it is renowned. From here boat trips depart for Harbour Tours, Whale Watching, Seal Island and Cape Point.

Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

Cape Point National Park. Take a scenic coastal trip to visit this spectacular site.

It is great for
– Hiking
– Cycling
– Swimming
– Beach walks
– Bird watching
– Fauna and flora
– Spectacular views
– Shipwreck sights

Facts about Cape Point

  • The most southwesterly point of Africa.
  • It’s where the cold Benguela current on the West coast and the warm Agulhus current on the East coast merge.
  • Situated in the 22 100 hectare Table Mountain National Park, a natural World Heritage Site.
  • One of the highest sea cliffs in the world – 249 m above sea level.
  • 26 recorded shipwrecks.
  • Bird watcher’s paradise – at least 250 species.
  • The circumnavigation of the Cape of Good Hope led to the establishment of a sea route to the East and subsequent trade.
  • Approximately 1 100 indigenous plant species.
  • Variety of buck, baboons and other animals.
  • Swimming at Bordjiesrif and Buffel Bay tidal pools.
  • Numerous scenic walks and trails.
  • Excellent angling and diving spots.
  • Whale and dolphin watching from May to November.
  • Historical monuments including the Diaz and Da Gama crosses.
  • The funicular – scenic trips to the old lighthouse.

Kalk Bay is known for its raw beauty, interesting shops, a vast selection of restaurants and stunning views. You could easily spend a full day in this little neighbourhood and still not be able to experience it all!

Here’s a guide on what to do and where to go in Kalk Bay.

60 Hectares covering the South East slopes of Table Mountain dedicated to indigenous flora. Open air Summer Sunset Concerts and recitals on Sundays, breakfasts and teas.

Magical views, winding walkways, inquisitive rock rabbits and masses of indigenous flora. An unequalled cable car ride!

A vibrant fusion of shopping, entertainment and nightlife. See the website for details.

Take a ferry to Robin Island in Table Bay, where former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela was imprisoned there for 18 of the 27 years he served behind bars before the fall of Apartheid.

Hout Bay, a 20 minute drive from the city centre, roughly halfway between Cape Town and Cape Point.

The Hout Bay harbour is the 9th most visited tourist attraction in Cape Town and includes a yacht and boat marina, a working fishing fleet and factories, a craft market, Mariners Wharf and a few of fish and chip shops.

Off the coast of Hout Bay, is a Big Wave known as “Dungeons”, one of the sixteen recognised big wave spots around the globe.

  • Constantia Wine Route: Constantia is the birthplace of the wine farming industry in South Africa.
  • Durbanville Wine Route: Visit 9 of the most unique wine estates in the beautiful Durbanville Winelands.
  • Franschoek Wine Route: Franschhoek Valley is known as one of the premier destinations in the World of Wine comprising 30 wine farms including some of South Africa’s most respected names.
  • Helderberg Wine Route: Not far from the southernmost tip of the vast African continent, amidst the villages of the Boland, sprawl the vineyards of the Helderberg Wine Route, guarded by the majestic mountain from which they take their name.
  • Paarl Wine Route: One of the most established wine routes in the province.
  • Stellenbosch Wine Route: Representing more than 300 wine and grape producers within the boundaries of the Stellenbosch Wine of Origin classification.

Cape Town has hundreds of kilometres of beaches, some a great for bathing, surfing and some for a sundowner. Visit the beautiful beaches of Fish Hoek, Noordhoek, Kommetjie, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg. Or Watch the sunset from Camps Bay.