Cape Town, South Africa Travel Guide

Cape Town is an incredible coastal city with everything from stunning mountains and beaches to beautiful streets that are full of life culture and music. There are so many things to explore here but one of Cape Town’s biggest benefits is the nature that surrounds it.

Table Mountain

Climb up Table Mountain for a jaw-dropping view of the city. They also have a cable car if hiking isn’t for you. Up here you can see the iconic layer of clouds that covers the mountain’s peak. This natural occurrence is known as Tablecloth. Another great hike is Lion’s Head Mountain. If you time it just right, the sun will set as you reach the peak. Just make sure you take a torch for the dark trail back down.



Bo-Kaap is a colorful neighborhood where every house features a different color – this is a photographer’s dream. You can head over here and explore on your own or locals give free walking tours where you can learn more about the neighborhood as you go.

Day Trip to the Cape of Good Hope

If you are looking for a great day trip, there’s so much to see along this route and it’s one of the most stunning drives you can experience. Take the Chapman’s peak routes, your first stop should be Hout Bay. There’s a lookout point here where you can see the entire Bay. Further down the route, you’ll reach Noordhoek beach – a huge beach with incredibly white suns. It will be super windy here but it’s definitely a good place to stop for a nice view and some great pictures.

Wine Tour Stellenbosch

For a more laid-back day out you should definitely check out Stellenbosch. It’s one of the world’s most famous wine territories, not only will you see the beautiful local vineyards but you can even book a wine tasting tour where you’ll spend the whole day sampling wines from around the region.

Kirstenbosch Gardens

If you don’t have time for a full-day trip out of the city, check out Kirstenbosch Gardens. It’s regarded as one of the best botanical gardens in the world and sits right on the slopes of Table Mountain. Walk along the overhead canopy walkway for the best experience with stunning views all around.

Kayaking With Dolphins

Another great experience you can have is kayaking with dolphins. You leave from the Victoria and Albert waterfront for this epic adventure. Whilst there’s obviously no guarantee you’ll see dolphins, the trip itself is worth it alone for the amazing views of Cape Town and the rare opportunity to kayak in the ocean which if you have never done it before is a real treat.

Open Door Helicopter Ride

If you really want to see this city at its finest, there’s no better option than a helicopter ride. Now, this is one of the pricier attractions but you can find some pretty good deals online and there’s nothing like seeing Cape Town from above with its incredible beaches, rugged mountains, and clear blue waters. You won’t be disappointed with this once-in-a-lifetime experience.