Things to Do in South Africa

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The complex, in Milpark, has the area’s best shopping, thanks to its many boutiques that showcase creative young talent. Be sure to check out the... Read More

The museum, south of the city center, is an invaluable primer on apartheid-era race divisions, as well as the 19th-century gold rush that brought... Read More

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

Having a cocktail in the hollow trunk of a huge 6,000-year-old baobab tree is a surreal and elemental experience. The cavity of the tree is cool—a... 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

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