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
There's a different way to see the African wildlife in their natural habitat than a safari and it's called Boulder Beach. We ventured to the Eastern side of the Peninsula (Indian Ocean) to meet and spend time with the locals, Cape Town's penguin...
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...
Table Mountain, Table Mountain (Nature Reserve), Cape Town, South Africa
It's a must-do, but wear comfortable shoes, bring bottles of water, and pack sunscreen. We finished climbing to the top in an hour and a half, thankful that they've made it easy for the non-experienced hikers with a rugged-rock staircase from...
111 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7915, South Africa
Living in New York, we've developed a love and loyalty to the bustling neighborhood eateries that locals frequent. Southeast of downtown in the Woodstock community, we found exactly that in the Kitchen and sat down to enjoy our final Cape Town...
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...
Tafelberg Rd & Caeleway, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
Dassies, or rock hyraxes, are often seen sunning themselves on the rocky outcrops at the top of Table Mountain. You might even see them nibbling on the branches close to the pathways of the park. One odd fact fact about these rodent-like animals...