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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Centre
“Cape Town’s biggest shopping mall right next to the sea. Has an endless amount of shops and brands as well as plenty of restaurants to pick from. ”
  • 210 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Cosmetics Shop
“A beautiful shopping centre, with great restaurants and harbour views from some of the outside restaurants. ”
  • 328 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Experience the incredible diversity of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans at one of Cape Town's top tourist attractions, the Two Oceans Aquarium.”
  • 109 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is a contemporary art museum located at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa. It is the largest museum of contemporary African art in the world. The museum opened on September 22, 2017. ”
  • 163 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Waterfront
“Its Capetown flagship tourist place. Plenty to do, restaurants, night life, aquarium. Scenery is everything. A must see, trust me”
  • 181 locals recommend
Café
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“I love the sand-between-the-toes, relaxed beachy vibe of this trendy outdoor spot . Choose between sitting inside, on the patio or on the beach for lunch or dinner. Beautiful sunsets. ”
  • 145 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Good Italian coffee. Very nice Italian products and salad and deli counter.”
  • 186 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“If you have to eat at the V&A Waterfront, this is good sushi. Best to sit inside the restaurant, not in the passageway seating... ”
  • 115 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Go at sunset and book a table on the balcony. Go downstairs for a tequilla after dinner.”
  • 96 locals recommend
Stadium
“Walking distance from the flat, it's so convenient if you are in town for a sporting or music event! ”
  • 70 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The Waterfront is perfect for all your requirements. Magnificent food and beverage options with plenty of retail and some sightseeing options. ”
  • 124 locals recommend
Market
“This festive food market is a must see weekend attraction. During the summer months it is also open on Wednesdays. ”
  • 128 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Book a table by the kiddies pool if you want to relax and have your kids have fun in a heated pool with a lifeguard set on the ocean. A truly unique venue.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“One of the best fine dining restaurants in Cape Town. Its warm and welcoming atmosphere will make dining here a memorable occasion.”
  • 79 locals recommend
History Museum
“Madiba spent 18 years imprisoned on Robben Island, which is located just under 7km from off the coast of Bloubergstrand, Cape Town. This is a three to 5-hour excursion. Website: www.robben-island.org.za ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Waterfront
“One of Cape Town's most famous landmarks. Head here for sunset cruises, tours to historic Robben Island, shopping, sightseeing and more.”
  • 73 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“I love the sand-between-the-toes, relaxed beachy vibe of this trendy outdoor spot . Choose between sitting inside, on the patio or on the beach for lunch or dinner. Beautiful sunsets. ”
  • 145 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“If you have to eat at the V&A Waterfront, this is good sushi. Best to sit inside the restaurant, not in the passageway seating... ”
  • 115 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Go at sunset and book a table on the balcony. Go downstairs for a tequilla after dinner.”
  • 96 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Book a table by the kiddies pool if you want to relax and have your kids have fun in a heated pool with a lifeguard set on the ocean. A truly unique venue.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“One of the best fine dining restaurants in Cape Town. Its warm and welcoming atmosphere will make dining here a memorable occasion.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This popular burger spot serves its glorious patties from lunch until 11pm and is a great place to linger before or after an event at the stadium. Tuck into a rich Rockafella burger with eight-hour roasted pulled pork, cheddar cheese and a fried egg, or a simple cheeseburger with tomato relish and cheddar. Not in the mood for a burger? Try one of their cheesy pizzas. They also do takeaways for those midweek pick-me-ups.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Portuguese cuisine at its best. The owner and namesake, Mano, always at hand to ensure a world-class experience. Prego roll heaven”
  • 57 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“We love the Waterfront and do a lot of our shopping there. It’s great to have a glass of wine or a meal there too. ”
  • 27 locals recommend

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