Collected by Maci Wachtel, AFAR Staff
19 Dock Rd, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
The V&A Waterfront boasts Cape Town's charming and historical harbour and is a hub of activities, entertainment, and shopping for locals and tourists. We opted-out of the souvenir shops and Ferris Wheel rides and headed for the shopping center...
375 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7915, South Africa
The Old Biscuit Mill is just that, an old biscuit mill. Found in the Woodstock neighborhood, the unassuming building that houses markets, office spaces, workshop and designer stores, farm stalls, and restaurants. Every Saturday, the Old Biscuit...
Llandudno, Cape Town, 7806, South Africa
Our favorite beach (one we never learned how to properly pronounce) was Llandudno Beach. A little bit off track and a little unclear if we were trespassing a private neighborhood, we drove on a narrow road between beautiful houses to gain entry to...
Chapmans Peak Dr, Hout Bay, 7806, South Africa
A local's recommendation led up to Chapmans Peak Restaurant for its famous calamari. The outdoor terrace lent a serene backdrop with the sun lowering over Hout Bay as we made selections from the seafood, steak, salad menu. The succulent Calamari,...
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...
Signal Hill, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
One of my favorite moments in Cape Town was settling into this quiet nook off Maiden's Cove, nestled between Clifton’s beaches and Glen Beach. We spent the afternoon climbing down the rocks of the cove to a secluded landing of sand with a...
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...
111 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7915, South Africa
On a visit to Cape Town in 2011, Michelle Obama made quite an impression at local eatery The Kitchen in Woodstock. It’s easy to see why she—or her staffers—chose this homey spot, stylishly cluttered with an array of retro...
36 Buitenkant St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
Walking into Truth, a "steampunk inspired" artisan coffee shop, will instantaneously demotivate you from the rest of your plans for the day. The pleasant but polarized experience of the industrial decor, the warm staff and energetic atmosphere...
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