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Things to do in Cape Town

  • False Bay Coastline

    A drive along the westerly, warmer-watered side of the peninsula brings you through quaint villages and laid-back surfer communities. Start by taki... More
  • Gary’s Surf School

    Surf culture is deeply entrenched in South Africa; boys and girls here start catching gnarly waves as early as kindergarten. The warm, relatively c... More
  • Hoerikwaggo Table Mountain Trail

    Part of a developing network of overnight hiking trails within Table Mountain National Park, the Table Mountain Trail is a three-day, two-night por... More
  • iart

    The expansive modern space is geared toward serious collectors, representing both well-established and up-and-coming talents. More
  • Imagenius

    Unusual gifts made with spirited South African innovation can be found at this eclectic three-story housewares and apparel shop, set among the hips... More
  • João Ferreira Gallery

    The venue has an extensive collection of mixed-media works divided between two gallery spaces. More
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

    The Cape Peninsula is one of the world’s six Floral Kingdoms, home to thousands of plants found nowhere else in the world—and this 1,300-acre indig... More
  • Missibaba Workshop

    Make sure to pick up a souvenir from their line of belts, bags, and clutches. More
  • Monkeybiz Gallery

    Behind the red-brick façade of a Bo-Kaap office building, the bright yellow showroom of Monkeybiz is packed with colorful beaded objects made by cr... More
  • Neighbourgoods Market

    You’ll want to defend your espresso from the sudden swipe of a passing baguette at this thriving Saturday morning community market (open from 9 a.m... More
  • Paul Cluver Wines

    This winery is located on the Cluver family’s De Rust Estate, a nearly 6,000-acre property that includes fruit orchards, a concert amphitheatre, an... More
  • Photographers Gallery ZA

    Located in a whitewashed townhouse in the city center, this contemporary art gallery showcases the work of midcareer local photographers, such as R... More
  • Potter's Shop

    Colorful ceramics by local artists fill this small shop in the seaside village of Kalk Bay, a hub of South African creative culture. Dating back to... More
  • Robben Island Museum

    Best known as the former prison where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 18 years, this island off the coast of Cape Town also served as a leper c... More
  • Table Mountain National Park

    From its 3,500-foot summit, this flat-topped mountain that looms above Cape Town offers truly mind-blowing views: the entire city peninsula, includ... More

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