Things to Do in Cape Town

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At almost an hour and a half drive, Arabella is a bit of a haul from Cape Town; but you'll soon decide it's well worth the drive. The stunning setting ... Read More

This leafy paradise is a 20-minute drive from the city center, but it's right in my neighborhood! Geographical biases aside, Arderne Gardens is a South... Read More

A former warehouse converted into one of Cape Town's edgiest concert spaces, Assembly is where to go for a rotating host of international artists and... Read More

Its seaside setting in the town of Melbosstrand means you're never too far from the sound of crashing waves, Table Mountain serves as a majestic... Read More

The water may be colder on the Atlantic side of the Cape peninsula, but the beaches are definitely hotter. An upmarket and well-toned crowd gathers here... Read More

This nonprofit multimedia gallery in historic quarters gives special attention to Western Cape artists. Read More

This lively weekend affair unfolds at the waterfront in Hout Bay. More than a hundred stalls set up in a former fish factory (beware the smell just... Read More

Surrounded by wide expanses and the desert-like terrain of the Great Karoo, Bergwater Vineyards has been open since 1999 and is the only vineyard in the... Read More

While the town of Stellenbosch, shaded by snowcapped mountains and leafy oaks, is best known for its wine estates, it's also a great culinary hub:... Read More

You can't miss this lively neighborhood on the slopes of Signal Hill: its vivid rainbow colors can be spotted from a mile away. Cape Town's historic... Read More

The name might be a tongue twister, but this 1776 winery's Boekenhoutskloof, Porcupine Ridge, Wolftrap, and Chocolate Block labels are veritable tongue... Read More

This hip indie bookstore on Roeland Street is one of my favorite places in Cape Town. But according to my friends, their kids love it too, thanks to... Read More

Visit the winery, established in 1880, for a tasting of ruby and tawny ports. Read More

Head down to Simon's Town, a popular stop on the Cape Peninsula drive, and you'll find unusual company sunbathing on the sand: Boulders Beach is home to... Read More

This beer bar–charcuterie opened in January 2009 by the people behind Vida e Caffé, a slick, mini-chain coffee bar with a zealous fan base.... Read More

As you might gather from the name, this indoor tropical garden is home to 24 types of butterflies—but that's not all. You'll also get up close to... Read More

Directly opposite Camps Bay Beach on a road with heavy foot traffic, Caprice is one of the most popular spots for sundowners on the Atlantic coast. The... Read More

Camps Bay always reminds me of Miami: a picture-perfect beachfront promenade filled with chic restaurants and glamorous people. It's also a go-to... Read More

Picture South Beach glam, in the shadow of Table Mountain: that's Camps Bay beach. This trendy neighborhood is filled with posh clubs and restaurants,... Read More

Pam McOnie began Cape Fusion Tours as a way of showing visitors her favorite aspects of Cape Town—from the food to the wine to the history. Her... Read More

An hour’s drive from Cape Town, the Point is the most breathtaking spot at the Cape Point Reserve (a place of buckling, fynbos-covered hills,... Read More

The Cape Point Nature Reserve is filled with countless hiking trails ranging from a few hours to a few days long. One of the easier routes encompasses... Read More

The Cape of Good Hope is best experienced as part of the half-day Cape Peninsula drive. Stop at Chapmans Peak, pose with the penguins on Boulders Beach,... Read More

Caveau’s wine list is an enjoyable departure from the red, white, and sparkling norm; it’s divided into Easy Drinkers (try the superb Pierre... Read More

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