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Best things to do in Cape Town

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Flea Market
“The Harbour Bay Market not only has food but awesome shopping market style. Local artisans, cultural and handmade crafts.”
192 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“Table Mountain is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa. It is a significant tourist attraction, with many visitors using the cableway or hiking to the top. The mountain forms part of the Table Mountain National Park.”
159 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Perfectly located less than 5 mins from Birdhouse, Cavendish Square has all your needs under one roof. Excellent spot to handle your grocery shopping or to indulge in the many boutique stores. Also has a Ster Kinekor Cinema if you wish to go watch a movie.”
145 locals recommend
Art Museum
“For the building alone, it's must-see. The art thereafter is an education and a treat. ”
154 locals recommend
Trail
“If you like evening or morning walks, the Sea Point Promenade is a beautiful walk next to the ocean, there are often dog walkers, runners and cyclists on this route. If you're feeling up to it, you can walk all the way around the cost to Clifton beaches and end up in Camps Bay. ”
158 locals recommend
Waterfront
“Its Capetown flagship tourist place. Plenty to do, restaurants, night life, aquarium. Scenery is everything. A must see, trust me”
181 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“This is one of my Must see attractions in Cape town you can do it as part of a Peninsula tour ”
53 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Signal Hill is a landmark flat-topped hill located in Cape Town, next to Lion's Head and Table Mountain. Great for sunset or a short drive to view the city. You can also book a tandem paragliding jump from here. ”
145 locals recommend
Cinema
“A small independent movie theater on Orange street, with a charming outside seating area for drinks ”
183 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Legendary bakery with amazing breakfast. Try their seeded loaf and the chocolate browny cookie.”
167 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“Worth the drive to spend time in this beautiful nature reserve. Watch out for the baboons!”
79 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The place where our liberation Leader, the Iconic Nelson Mandela was jailed for 27 years.”
141 locals recommend
Theatre
“The Fugard Theatre, named after South Africa's greatest living playwright, Athol Fugard, is situated in the former District Six and is in close proximity to the District Six Museum. The theatre has a solid reputation for presenting work of the highest quality. Despite it only being 10 years old, the Fugard has raked in numerous awards and enjoys a reputation as a game changer in the theatre industry. Consult the theatre's website for the most up-to-date information on what is on. Bookings can be done via the website and you can even order a pizza or a light meal to enjoy before the show. The Fugard Theatre is the total package - great theatre in a stunningly renovated building and the friendliest and most professional staff in town. Do not leave Cape Town before you have enjoyed an evening out at the Fugard!”
103 locals recommend
Café
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“A chilled bar where you can enjoy breakfast or lunch, and have a drink in the afternoon. Also shows the actual sports/games if you like to go and watch. Sundays are usual very busy. ”
122 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Signal Hill/Lula Lula Mountain, or Lion's Rump, is a landmark flat-topped hill located in Cape Town, next to Lion's Head and Table Mountain. The hill was also known as "The Lula Lula Flank", a term now obsolete. Together with Lion's Head, Signal Hill/Lula Lula Mountain looks like a lion sphinx. We recommend taking a picnic basket to watch the sunset here. Time your drive carefully so as to not miss the sunset. ”
112 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“This is one of my Must see attractions in Cape town you can do it as part of a Peninsula tour ”
144 locals recommend