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Cape Town Tour Activities

Beautiful scenery, fine wines, food and culture. Cape Town, one of South Africa's most popular tourist destinations, is known for its beautiful scenery, fine wines, traditional food, architectural heritage, unspoilt beaches and natural splendour. Cape Town is one of the world's most beautiful cities and the oldest city in South Africa.

Explore Cape Town
Enjoy the vibrant "Mother City" experience by day or by night! Cape Town is one of the world's most beautiful cities and the oldest city in South Africa. Visit spectacular vantage points like Table Mountain, Signal Hill or Lion's Head and interesting Museums, Galleries and shopping centres.[Cape Town, Mother City, Table Mountain]
Table Mountain
Rising 1087 meters above the "Mother City", the grandeur of Table Mountain can be seen 200 kilometers away from sea and for centuries provided a welcome site to the exhausted sailors who visited the "Taverns of the Seas". Many visitors opt to climb up Table Mountain and come down on the cable car. [Cape Town]
V&A Waterfront
The V&A Waterfront has a variety of activities. Some notable attractions are: Ride the Cape Wheel! Nobel Square, top notch restaurants, sightseeing, browsing around and shopping. [Cape Town]
Cape Town Urban Park and Stadium
View Cape Town Stadium, an iconic landmark, located in Green Point, between Signal Hill and the Atlantic Ocean. Built for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, it has the capacity to host approximately 64,000 spectators. Close to the Cape Town city centre and to the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, it is surround by a popular 60 hectare urban park.[Cape Town, Waterfront]
The Two Oceans Aquarium on the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town showcases the incredible diversity of marine life found in these two oceans. The Aquarium houses over 3000 living sea animals, including sharks, fishes, turtles and penguins can be seen in this spectacular underwater nature reserve.[Cape Town, Waterfront]
Cycling in the city
Cycling is an excellent way to really experience Cape Town. Explore the urban landscape, the bustling inner city, Adderley Street, The Bo-Kaap, The Company Gardens, St. George's Mall, Green Point Stadium and Eco-Park.[Cape Town]
Township Tours
Explore Cape Town's townships (informal settlements) - visit locals' homes, buy a few snacks at the spaza shop and play a game of pool at the shebeen, with a glass of home-made beer at hand, of course. Your township visit can be tailored to meet needs.[Cape Town, Townships, Informal Settlements]
Bo-Kaap Malay Quarter
The Bo-Kaap is an area of Cape Town, South Africa formerly known as the Malay Quarter. It is quintessentially a Township, situated on the slopes of Signal Hill above the city centre and is an historical centre of Cape Malay culture in Cape Town. Many of the people who live in the Bo-Kaap are direct descendants of slaves from Malaysia, Java, Indonesia and the various Portuguese Spice Islands.[Cape Town, Bo-kaap]
Food and wine pairing
It is fun to experiment and tantalise your taste-buds! Try classic or even unlikely combinations of bite sized nibbles. These can be paired with wine or other delectable options like brandy.
Cape Malay cooking class
An exotic cuisine experience - enjoy your own private cooking class while you wine and dine with a top Cape Malay chef who will show you the ropes on how to use the spices in a unique, authentic and inspiring way...
Castle of Good Hope/The Cape Castle
The Castle Military Museum is housed in the oldest building in South Africa, the Castle of Good Hope - a star fort built in the 17th century in Cape Town, South Africa. It is a tribute to the brave regiments of the past, providing an insight into the political history of the country and celebrating the rich military history of the Cape. Originally located on the coastline of Table Bay, following land reclamation the fort is now located inland. [Cape Town]
Cultural experiences
Explore art, culture, architecture and religion as well as political history of the local communities, including traditional cuisine. [Cape Town]
The ultimate in armchair travel. Inside the domed auditorium, we can recreate the night sky, so whatever the weather outside, the Planetarium sky is always clear, an extraordinary audio-visual experience for old and young.[Cape Town, Company Gardens]
The Company Gardens
The Company's Garden is by visitors for the beauty of its flora and the allure of its historic setting, containing numerous important landmarks, including the slave lodge, the Houses of Parliament, the Iziko South African Museum and Planetarium, St George's Cathedral, the National Library of South Africa, the South African National Gallery, the Great Synagogue and Holocaust Centre as well as Tuynhuys, which is used by the President on state occasions.[Cape Town, CBD]
Rhodes Memorial
Enjoy breathtaking viewson top of Rhodes Memorial, built in memory of Cecil Rhodes who had a huge influence on South African history. After admiring the splendid scenery, have a meal or tea and scones at the restaurant.[Cape Town]
Robben Island and Museum
The ferry to Robben Island departs from the V&A Waterfront for a 3.5 hours tour at the world heritage site famed as the prison to which anti-apartheid activists were banished. The sombre Robben Island prison buildings are now the home of the Robben Island Museum. Booking in advance is essential. [Cape Town, Robben Island]
Museums and art galleries
Slave Lodge | District Six Museum | Michaelis Collecting at Old Town House | SA National Gallery | South African Museum | Koopmans-De Wet House | Bertram House | Jewish Museum [Cape Town]
District Six Museum
The tale of District 6 is one of cultural struggle, of kinship and ultimately of redemption - the museum is the perfect place in which to learn more about this area and its role in local history.
Nobel Square- Waterfront
What do Albert Luthuli, former president of the African National Congress, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, last president of the 'old South Africa' FW de Klerk and the legendary Nelson Mandela have in common? They all won the Nobel Peace Prize and their effigies stand together at Cape Town's V&A Waterfront.
SA National Gallery
South Africa's premier art museum houses outstanding collections of South African, African, British, French, Dutch and Flemish art. Selections from the Permanent Collection change regularly to enable the museum to have a full programme of temporary exhibitions of paintings, works on paper, photography, sculpture, beadwork, textiles and architecture.
The Slave Lodge
The Slave Lodge is one of the oldest buildings in Cape Town. The many names of the building over three centuries - Slave Lodge, Government Offices Building, Old Supreme Court, and SA Cultural History Museum - reflect the long and rich history of the building.
Michaelis Collecting at Old Town House
In this museum, one of the most exquisite little art museums in the country, both the collection and the building in which it is housed are of great aesthetic and historical importance. The early Cape Dutch building, one of the architectural gems of the Mother City, houses a precious and internationally renowned collection of the artworks by 16th to 18th century Dutch and Flemish masters.
Jewish Museum
The Jewish museum comprises of the Old Synagogue (1863) that faces onto a paved landscaped court, the Great Synagogue (1905), and the Albow Centre, which comprises the South African Jewish Museum Shop, the Gitlin Library, the Cafe Riteve, the Cape Town Holocaust Centre