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Muizenberg, Cape Town, 7945, South Africa
Muizenberg is a fresh air escape. Locaed on Metrorail's Southern Suburbs line, the train journey there cuts through residential suburbs and wetlands. Eventually, you arrive at your destination - the False Bay side of the Cape and the heart of...
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Lion's Head, Signal Hill, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
The hike up Lion’s Head affords incredible views. Since the trail winds around the mountain, you’ll have the unique opportunity to see every side of Cape Town from above. When you start, the ever-stunning Table Mountain will be just to...
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Tafelberg Rd, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
Cape Town’s Table Mountain National Park, which hugs the perimeter of the city, is so popular that the line for the cable car to the top can be longer than a queue for a Disneyland ride. But why stand in line when you can put your feet to...
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Darling St & Buitenkant St, Foreshore, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Fearing a British takeover of its ill-gotten trading post, the Dutch East India Company built this star-shaped castle (known as Kasteel de Goede Hoop) between 1666 and 1679 to defend its territory. Now the oldest building in South Africa, the...
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V&A Food Market, Dock Rd, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Unlike the smaller venues which typically host markets once or twice a week, the V&A Market on the Wharf is open daily. If you are staying at accommodation in the V&A Waterfront or Greenpoint area, the is a great market to grab a drink and snacks...
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Fritz Sonnenberg Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, 8051, South Africa
On the second Sunday of every March, Capetonians (and visitors) of all ages and ability levels partake in the Cape Argus Pick 'n Pay Cycle Tour. The 109 kilometer route loops from the city center, down south to the Cape Peninsula, then traces the...
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127 Bree St, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
Birds Boutique Cafe is a mildly quirky and unpretentious place to have a cappuccino. With their family-style seating around large wooden tables, you'll be tempted to strike up a conversation with a stranger next to you. Speaking of family, it's a...
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157 2nd Ave, Kenilworth, Cape Town, 7708, South Africa
Banana Jam Café is tucked away in the quiet village of Kenilworth, just steps from the neighborhood MetroRail train stop. This restaurant is one of the best destinations for happy hour in Cape Town's Southern Suburbs. They've also become a...
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Groot Constantia Rd, Constantia, Cape Town, 7806, South Africa
The oldest winery in South Africa, Groot Constantia has a long history of producing some of the best wines in the world. Groot Constantia is also a rarity in its proximity to Cape Town itself. In the 19th century the European heads of state...
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Boyes Dr, Silver Mine (Nature Reserve), Cape Town, South Africa
While hiking in Cape Town, there are plenty of moments when you'll stop for a water break, wipe the sweat from your brow, and ignore those voices inside yourself saying you can't possibly take another uphill step. This moment is fleeting, however,...
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Chapmans Peak, Cape Town, 7979, South Africa
A nail-biting drive for those afraid of heights. Stunning vista views from this ledge-clinging road. Careful with those wide turns if you aren't used to driving on the "wrong" side of the road!
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1st Floor, Royale Eatery, 273 Long St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
Through an unmarked door and up a steep staircase above Royale Eatery you'll find the Waiting Room, a bar and lounge with retro style (but it's usually too dark inside to really notice it). The best part of the multi-level lounge is the rooftop...
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Main Rd, Kalk Bay, Cape Town, 7990, South Africa
Harbour House in Kalk Bay is one of the best seafood restaurants in Cape Town. With large windows showcasing sweeping views of False Bay, it's ideal to visit on a full moon when the crests of the waves are most visible in the moonlight. The white...
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Kleintuin Rd, Simon's Town, Cape Town, 7995, South Africa
If you're spending time exploring the Cape Peninsula area of South Africa, a visit with the penguin colony at Boulders Beach is a must. They made Boulders their home (wise penguins) in 1982 and you'll be surprised by how residential the setting...
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192 Main Rd, Muizenberg, Cape Town, 7950, South Africa
Housed in the splendid Casa Labia, a stately home on Cape Town’s False Bay Coast, overlooking the ocean in Muizenberg this is the former residence of Count and Countess Natale Labia. Ideally situated for those undertaking a tour to Cape Point,...
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13 York Rd, Muizenberg, Cape Town, 7945, South Africa
Muizenberg, specifically Surfer's Corner is the best place to learn how to surf in Cape Town. The waves are the most gentle here, so you'll notice all ages in the water throughout the year. For board and wetsuit rentals, check out Surf Shack. You...
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Boyes Dr, Cape Town, South Africa
Main Road is the primary road you take south to Cape Point on the False Bay side of the Cape Peninsula. It's incredibly useful because it's direct, although sometimes not the fastest route due to construction work and traffic. The bypass for this...
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70 Main Rd, Kalk Bay, Cape Town, 7990, South Africa
Whatnot and China Town is a hoarders dream. If you can't stand chaos, maybe it's best you wait outside. This antique shop is located just up from Main Road in Kalk Bay. Follow the yellow brick road painted on the sidewalk to the front porch, which...
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Dalebrook Rd, St James, Cape Town, 7945, South Africa
Like a smaller scale Bondi Icebergs, there are a handful of whitewashed cement enclosures along the False Bay waterfront that are used as public swimming pools. Even in winter, locals plunge into the icy Atlantic water to start their day. The...
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Foreshore, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Looking for a unique way to travel down the scenic, historic route from Cape Town to Simon's Town? Look no further than the antique steam train. Atlantic Rail is a private nonprofit and operates most weekends (see the full schedule online) down...
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Robben Island, Cape Town, 7400, South Africa

One of South Africa’s most famous sights, Robben Island is located four miles to the west of Cape Town. Its history as a prison is almost as old as the first Dutch settlement on the Cape, dating all the way back to the 17th century. Today,...

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Masiphumelele, Cape Town, 7975, South Africa
In the 1950's, Apartheid laws forced non-white residents of Cape Town into government-built townships or informal settlements in the Cape Flats region. While it's still not advisable for tourists to self-drive around the townships, there are a...
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Rhodes Ave, Devil's Peak, Cape Town, 7700, South Africa
Rhodes Memorial sits on the foothills of Devil’s Peak and is a beautiful monument to one of Cape Town’s most famous businessmen, Cecil John Rhodes. The view of the city and sprawling suburbs from the Grecian temple-like monument is simply...
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71 Wale St, Schotsche Kloof, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
The Bo-Kaap was one of the few Cape Town neighborhoods to escape apartheid's bulldozers—the cluster of bright buildings, once known as the Malay Quarter, housed many of the slaves who worked for the 17th-century Dutch colonialists. In this...
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Victoria Wharf, V&A Waterfront Shop No. 153, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002, South Africa
To the untrained eye, Jetty 1 is just another nondescript building on the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. Look more closely, however, and you’ll see a small board next to the entrance, explaining that the building served as a passageway for...
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Dock Rd, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002, South Africa
If you're ever in the beautiful Cape, check out the Two Oceans Aquarium located at the V&A Waterfront. There are loads of activities for the kids and tons of very useful info for all ages. Once of the highlights for me is the Predator Tank, which...
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Intaka Island, Century City, Cape Town, 7441, South Africa
When plans to develop the Milnerton wetlands area into business and high-end real estate were proposed in 1996, an environmental impact assessment had to be completed to determine how many birds would be disrupted. The developers decided to figure...
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Colinton Rd, Newlands, Cape Town, 7700, South Africa
A sunny afternoon calls for a leisurely brunch on the picture-perfect gardens at the Vineyard Hotel & Spa, in the suburb of Newlands. The setting is sublime — a fountain, a stream, acres of rolling greenery, and Table Mountain views — and kids can...
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Seal Island, South Africa
Cape fur seals, or brown fur seals, are often seen swimming and sunbathing around the shores of Cape Town. The best places to see them near the city are at the docks at the V&A Waterfront, the fish market at Kalk Bay, and on Duiker Island (just...
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Heartland House de Beers Avenue, Somerset West 7130, Firgrove Rural, Cape Town, 7110, South Africa
Cape Town has a lot to offer from penguins, wine and immaculate views to and from Table Mountain, but our most amazing and rewarding time was spent at the Cheetah Outreach. We were able to handle and play with young cheetahs and watch feeding time...
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Bellevue Rd, Cape Town, 7975, South Africa
No matter how many times you visit Boulders Beach, seeing the African penguin colony in Simon's Town will always make you smile. The park itself is run by South Africa National Park service. There is a long wooden boardwalk on the outskirts of the...
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Cape Peninsula, Cape Town, South Africa
The Cape Point Ostrich Farm is one of those places you might drive past and wonder if it's worth the stop. It is. Even if it's just to hop out and get your photograph taken with an ostrich (safely corralled behind a fence) before entering Cape...
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Cape Point, Cape Peninsula, Cape Town, South Africa
While Cape Point is not, in fact, the southernmost tip of Africa—as is often claimed—it is generally accepted that the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet somewhere between here and the real tip, Cape Agulhas. Still, Cape Point is about as...
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15 Brickfield Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7925, South Africa
A colorful, working-class neighborhood near downtown that had fallen on hard times, Woodstock has been revitalized with a mix of galleries, artists’ studios, boutiques, and restaurants. Much of the area’s original vibe remains,...
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Dock Road, V&A Waterfront (V&A Waterfront Ticket Office), V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa
This is definitely one of the best ways to see Cape Town if you're on a very short stay. With a few different tour routes, as well as a two-day option, I'm hard pressed to find a better way for a tourist to get in all the sights. City Sightseeing...
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37 Klein Constantia Rd, Nova Constantia, Cape Town, 7806, South Africa
Klein Constantia is one of the oldest vineyards on the Cape. It was established in 1685 by then Governor Simon van der Stel, whom is known as the father of the wine industry on the Cape. He was the first to realize the great potential the soil and...
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41 Third Ave, Claremont, Cape Town, 7708, South Africa
Cafeen has delicious, simple food. The ingredients are always fresh and the portions just right, so you leave your breakfast or lunch feeling energized. The decor is a bit shabby chic (in a more charming way) with vintage Coca Cola signs,...
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Probably the most visited attraction in the city, the V&A combines many elements of the greatest commercial waterfront projects around the world. There are plenty of draws for tourists (the Cape Wheel, helicopter rides, boat trips to Robben...
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178 Long Street, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Mama Africa is a must for dinner in Cape Town. The musicians are from a local township and are truly spectacular. African art for sale covers the walls and the musicians play while you eat. Ten rand per person is added to the bill for the live...
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Simon's Town, Cape Town, 7975, South Africa
From a hilltop overlooking Simon's Town, along the South coast of the Cape Peninsula, you'll find remnants of the old wartime era. After hiking about the hilltops, make your way down to the water's edge and into town. As you head into town, you'll...
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E Pier Rd, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
What's the best way to appreciate Cape Town as one of the most beautiful cities in the world? From the air, of course. There are several different helicopter tour operators operating in the city centre and you'll find it easiest to book from one...
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373 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7925, South Africa
The highlight of Cape Town's hipster Woodstock district is its Saturday market, held in The Old Biscuit Mill. Every artisan baker, butcher, brewer, chocolatier and coffeemaker in the city has a stall there, and with more than 90 vendors all...
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Beau Constantia, 1043 Constantia Main Road, Constantia, Cape Town, 7806, South Africa
Forget the dimly lit cellar tours and the stacks of French oak barrels. Beau Constantia is unlike the other wine estates you'll visit in Constantia, South Africa's oldest wine valley. The modern cement-and-glass tasting room at this boutique wine...
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Shop 12, High Constantia Center, Constantia Main Road, Constantia, Cape Town, 7848, South Africa
After a wine tasting at Groot Constantia, have a leisurely lunch or dinner at a cute little French café called Pastis. It’s located in the High Constantia shopping plaza, right outside of the road that leads to the vineyards. Sitting outside...
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Helderberg Nature Reserve, Cape Town, 7130, South Africa
On the slopes of Helderberg Mountain (Afrikaans, meaning "Clear Mountain") lies the Helderberg Nature Reserve, a tranquil escape only an hour's drive outside of Cape Town. With the higher elevation, you can view the False Bay coastline while you...
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Main Rd, Cape Town, South Africa
Just south of Cape Town along the Cape Peninsula, Kalk Bay is a picturesque fishing village and offers visitors several antique shops to browse along the main road. You never know what treasures you'll find. Quagga feels like stepping into the...
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108 Shortmarket St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
The Africa Cafe is a great little spot in the central business district in Cape Town. It's an opportunity to sample many different African dishes in a lively environment, complete with drumming and singing. It's a little bit touristy and pricey...
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38 Canterbury St, Zonnebloem, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Charly's Bakery is something of a local icon — and with its festive façade, it's pretty hard to miss. After all, if you're going to sell cupcakes, might as well look like one. Behind the frothy pink exterior you'll find trays upon...
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66 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
This small-batch, hand-tempered chocolate tastes delicious; the wrapping is a work of art; and Anthony is a super friendly, stylish dude and his two small shops are quirky and old fashioned. With no preservatives or emulsifiers, you might even...
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Ny 115, Guguletu, Cape Town, 7751, South Africa
Mzoli’s began life in 2003 as a humble butchery serving the community of Gugs (as Gugulethu is affectionately known) where it’s owner, Mr Mzoli Ngcawuzele himself, was born and raised. Mzoli prides himself on his choice cuts, so it wasn’t long...
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Camps Bay, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa
While in Cape Town, be sure to take the red bus route and head to Camps Bay Beach. Camps Bay is a beautiful spot to enjoy dinner and watch the sunset for a perfect way to end the day. Many restaurants have outdoor seating facing the beach so you...