The City of Cape Town is the heart of the Western Cape and has been named the world’s third-best city by the Telegraph newspaper in the UK. With its distinct flavor, influenced by the mix of cultures of Indonesian, French, Dutch, British, and German settlers who forever stamped their mark on the city’s foundations.

In this guide, you will find some of the best things to do in Cape Town

Cape Town has it all whether you’re looking for thrilling outdoor adventures, the best restaurants, accommodation, or things to do with kids, couples, alone, or on a budget. We’ll also give you a sneak peek into the top attractions and upcoming tours, events, and activities in Cape Town.

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Top 6 Best Things To Do in Cape Town

Cape Town, also known as the “Mother City” is a place with unrivaled beauty, culture, and diversity. Nothing says it better than some of the top attractions mentioned below. These six outstanding Cape Town attractions are the city’s backbone.

They embody the breathtaking natural beauty, rich history, rich culture, superb food and drink spots, wine farms, and restaurants that have made Cape Town a popular destination in the southern hemisphere for tourists worldwide. Your journey will not be complete unless you visit each of these locations. They unpack all the best places to go in Cape Town.

1. Table Mountain National Park

The most famous landmark in South Africa is Table Mountain, and by far one of the best places to go in Cape Town. It is also the most photographed destination in the country, with millions of tourists riding the famed cable car to the top.

Operating Times: Weekly from 8:00am to 6:00pm 

Cost: Free 

Address: Tafelberg Rd, Cape Town, 8000

2. Lion’s Head

Things to do in Cape Town - Lions Head

Lion’s Head is an outstanding feature of the city’s magnificent landscape. At 669 meters above sea level, its peak provides panoramic views of the city, Table Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean, making it a popular hiking destination. Enjoy a scenic sunrise hike or end off your day with incredible nighttime views with a sunset hike. 

Operating Times: Sunrise hikes start 5:00 to 7:00am, morning hikes start at 8:00am to 11:00am, Afternoon hikes start anytime between 12:00pm to 15:00pm and sunset hikes start at 16:00pm – 18:00pm. 

Cost: Free

Address: Lion’s Head Hiking, Signal Hill Rd, Cape Town

3. V&A Waterfront

With over 24 million visitors, the V&A Waterfront is one of Africa’s most popular tourist destinations. In addition, the V&A Waterfront is a popular destination for local and foreign visitors since it is located in South Africa’s oldest working harbour, with the renowned Table Mountain as a backdrop.

Operating Times: Weekly from 9:00am to 9:00pm

Address: 19 Dock Rd, Cape Town, 8001

4.  Cape Point

Things to do in Cape Town - Cape Point

The Cape of Good Hope, better known as Cape Point, is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, with stunning scenery, great hiking paths, deserted beaches, and picture-perfect views. It also provides hiking, surfing, angling, picnicking, beaching, and cycling activities in Cape Town against the stunning backdrop of the Cape Peninsula’s mountains and coastline.

Operating Times: Weekly from 8:00am and 5:00pm 

Cost: Standard Entry, R360 for adults and R180 for kids. South Africans with ID, R90 for adults and R45 for kids. 

Address: Cape Peninsula, Cape Town

5. Bo-Kaap Museum

Bo-Kaap is a neighbourhood in Cape Town named after the Afrikaans term “above the Cape.” It is located between the city center and the foothills of Signal Hill. Because of its pastel-colored cottages and gorgeous cobblestone lanes, it’s now renowned as one of the most Instagrammable destinations in the country.

Operating Times: Weekly from 9:00am and 5:00pm

Cost: Adults R20.00, Children 6-17 years R10.00 and kids five years and under can enter free

Address: 71 Wale St, Schotsche Kloof, Cape Town, 8001

6. Robben Island

Robben Island was a place of exile, isolation, and imprisonment for nearly 400 years. Its most notable prisoner was one of the country’s most influential figures, Nelson Mandela. Robben Island has been a museum since 1997 and is a vibrant institution that serves as a focal point for South African heritage.

Operating Times: Tour Times: Daily at 9:00am, 11:00am, 13:00pm and 16:00pm 

Cost: Tours and ferries run four times a day. South Africans, R400 per adult and R210 per child under 18. Non-South Africans, R600 per adult and R310 per child under 18. 

Address: V&A Waterfront, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001

Fun Things to do in Cape Town

Cape Town has changed dramatically in the last two years. If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is to cherish every moment we spent together. So dare to jump off a cliff, paraglide through the air, and try new foods from different cultures. Have a look at our list of fun things to do in Cape Town.

7. Boulders Beach

Things to do in Cape Town - Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach is one of Cape Town’s most visited and family-friendly beaches. It is home to  African penguins and is the only place where you can get this up close and personal. The area is also great for swimming, building sandcastles, and having a fun day out with family. 

Operating Times: Weekly 8am – 5pm

Cost: For foreign visitors, the entrance fee is R152 for adults and R76 for children. It is R39 and R20 for South African citizens, respectively.

Address: Kleintuin Rd, Simon’s Town, Cape Town, 7995

8. Enjoy The Lavish Green Outside at Kirstenbosch

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is home to some of Cape Town’s most beautiful and lush greenery. It is also home to the Tree Canopy Walkway, better known as “The Boomslang” which is a perfect spot to soak in the sun or take in the mountainous views. 

Operating Times: Weekly 8:30am – 5:30pm

Cost: Adults R210 and all children from 6 to 17 R30. Children under six years get free entry. 

Address: Rhodes Dr, Newlands, Cape Town, 7735

9. Hike the Trails to Maclear’s Beacon

Maclear’s Beacon is the highest point on the Table Mountain plateau and is measured at over 1086m high. It was built by astronomer Sir Thomas Maclear who set out to try and recalculate Earth’s different dimensions and shapes. You can either hike there or take the cable car to access it.

Operating Times: Open 24hrs

Cost: Free

Address: Unnamed Rd, Table Mountain (Nature Reserve)

10. Catch a Ride on Cable Car

Things to do in Cape Town - Table Mountain Cable Car

Catch a ride on the world-famous cable car at Table Mountain. Take in the scenic mountain views and experience the beauty of Cape Town. This could also double up as an adventure for the family. 

Operating Times: Weekly from 8:30am and 5:00pm (Weather permitting)

Cost: Adult 18 years and older R390 (Return) R210 (Oneway), Children’s prices vary from R160 to R320. 

Address: Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Tafelberg Rd, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001

11. Enjoy Views of the City on a Bus with City Sightseeing Tours

Things to do in Cape Town - Red City Bus Tour credit_ CapeTownETC
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This is the best way to get to know the city. If you want to experience everything Cape Town has to offer, the red city sightseeing bus is the best choice. Check out our things to do under R200 page for cheaper deals.

Operating Times: Weekly from 8:00am and 5:30pm

Cost: Prices vary from R60 to R630

Address: Ticket Office, Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8005

12. Horseback Rides Through The Countryside With Beer Tasting

Take a three-and-a-half-hour train ride to Elgin, where you can take in the breathtaking view of mountains and endless rolling hills provided by this family-friendly train departs from the Harbour Bridge Hotel in the Foreshore neighborhood.

Operating Times: Weekly, 6am – 6pm

Horse Riding Times: 9am, 11am or 2pm

Cost: R549

Address: Honingklip Farm 7185 Botrivier, South Africa

Deals: Check out our Honingklip Horse Deals.

13. Go Paragliding off Lion’s Head

Tired of the usual things to do in Cape Town? Try something new and exciting, like paragliding! It may sound terrifying at first, but your fears will vanish as you witness the breathtaking beauty of Cape Town from above.

Operating Times: Average time, weekly between, 6am and 9pm. (Check out our list of paragliding deals)

Cost: Prices range from R790 to R1,100

Address: Signal Hill Rd, Signal Hill, Cape Town, 8001

Deals: Check out our latest paragliding deals.

14. Take a Drive Along Chapmans Peak

Things to do in Cape Town - Take a Drive Along Chapmans Peak

Chapman’s Peak Drive is a scenic coastal drive that connects Noordhoek and Hout Bay. It is 9-kilometer long with breathtaking views of the oceanside and rocky mountains. Take note of the awesome picnic and whale-watching spots along the way. 

Address: Chapmans Peak Dr, Cape Town

15. Enjoy the Coast With a Boat Cruise

Get spectacular ocean views when you embark on a small charter cruise. Browse our list of boat cruises and boat cruise specials in your area today and save on select boat cruise deals.

Operating Times: Call to book. (Check out our list of boat cruises)

Cost: Prices vary from R100 to R9,000

Address: Shop 5, Quay 5, V&A Waterfront, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002

Deals: Check out our latest boat cruise deals.

16. Take to the Sky in a Helicopter

Things to do in Cape Town - Take to the Sky in a Helicopter

A stunning aerial tour of Cape Town. Before returning to the Waterfront, you’ll fly over Robben Island and the Twelve Apostles mountain range, passing Green Point Stadium along the way.

Operating Times: Call to book. (Check out our list of helicopter deals)

Cost: Prices vary from R1,000 to R1,800

Address: E Pier Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001

Deals: Check out our latest helicopter deals.

17. Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai

Things to do in Cape Town - Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai

Through White Shark Divers, you can cage dive with Great Whites and/or Coppersharks! Great white sharks can be seen in all seasons, but winter is the best time to visit. The warmer water of winter makes this an enjoyable and memorable experience.

Operating Times: Call to book. 082 559 6858

Cost: Price R1,399

Address: Van Dyk’s Bay, 9 Kus Dr, Van Dyks Bay, Gansbaai, 7220

Deals: Check out our latest shark cage diving deal.

18. Scuba Diving in Fish Hoek

Things to do in Cape Town - Scuba Diving in Fish Hoek

Experiences 3 hours of unadulterated scuba diving with Two Brothers Diving company. They’ll take you through the basics of scuba diving and keep watch over you during your dive.

Operating Times: Call to book. 074 289 6566

Cost: R599

Address: 15 Sea Cottage Dr, Crofters Valley, Cape Town, 7979

Deals: Get a 3-hour scuba diving experience for 1.

19. Tour The City on The World Famous Harley Davidson

Discover Cape Town’s breathtaking views like never before. Cape Corporate Tours will take you on a ride on the world-famous Harley Davidson. The route is Camps Bay to Chapmans Peak Drive.

Operating Times: Book now on Daddy’s Deals. 082 967 0085

Cost: R449

Address: 69 Victoria Road Camps Bay

Deals: Get the 2-hour Harley Davidson Coastal tour deal.

20. Adventure awaits at the Cape Canopy Tour

Things to do in Cape Town - Cape Canopy Tour

Cape Canopy Tour, surrounded by breathtaking Cape fynbos and mountainscapes, is the ultimate bucket list experience. Located in the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve it includes 13 platforms and 11 zipline slides, the longest of which is 320 meters long! This four-hour experience is appropriate for people aged 5 to 75!

Operating Times: Call to book. 021 300 0501

Cost: R799

Address: Forestry Rd

Deals: Check out this Cape Canopy Tour.

21. Get an Adrenaline Rush Quad Biking in Melkbos

Things to do in Cape Town - Quad Biking in Melkbos

The quad riding experience from Wild X Adventures is for you if you’re looking for a fun outdoor activity to do with your kids or a group of friends. Intense off-road quad riding experiences are available from WildX Adventures on the Melkbos 4 Routes, which have turns and bends for maximum adrenaline.

Operating Times: Call to book. 082 559 6858

Cost: R1,699

Address: Otto du Plessis Dr Melkbosstrand Cape Town

Deals: Check out our latest quad biking deal.

22. Practice your aim at a Shooting Range

If you’re curious about weapons and want to experience what it’s like to fire one, satisfy your curiosity in a safe and controlled environment supervised by trained instructors. Bring a friend or family member along for a fun day out.

Operating Times: Call to book. 071 794 0847

Cost: R319

Address: Shukokai practical shooting club 29 military Road Schotsche Kloof

Deals: Check out our latest shooting range deals.

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Visit our Various Local Markets

A Saturday market visit is a true Capetonian tradition. Make your way out to the many different markets we have, all in serene locations serving some of our freshest foods and drinks and arts and crafts on sale. 

23. Mojo Market in Sea Point

Things to do in Cape Town - Mojo Market in Sea Point

One of the best markets in Cape Town, Mojo Market, is a recent addition to the space. You get brilliant bars, live music, events, and sport. What more could you ask for?

Operating Times: Weekly 8am – 12am 

Cost: Price varies per stall, but you can expect to pay upwards of R100 

Address: 30 Regent Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8060

Deals: Check out some of the deals in Cape Town 

24. Oranjezicht City Farm Market

Things to do in Cape Town - Oranjezicht Organic Market

Stock up on good, healthy, and organic food. This market is more than just stalls; they aim to produce fresh produce and sustainable food that aids in improving our environment. 

Operating Times: Saturday 8:15am – 2pm and Sunday 9am – 2pm 

Cost: Price Varies

Address: Haul Road, Granger Bay Blvd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001

25. Cape Point Vineyards Market (Noordhoek)

Things to do in Cape Town - Courtesy of Cape Point Vineyards

The Cape Point Vineyards Market offers scenic views, food stalls, food trucks, and restaurants. 

Operating Times: Wednesday – Sunday, 12:00pm – 08:00pm and Thursdays 12pm – 05:00pm

Cost: Prices vary

Address: Silvermine Rd, Noordhoek, Cape Town, 7979

26. The Neighbourhoods Market – The Old Biscuit Mill

Things to do in Cape Town - The Old Biscuit Mill

The old biscuit mill is home to one of the largest markets in Cape Town. It has international food, good vibes, local contemporary art, and history. It’s ideally located in the heart of Woodstock, which is not far from the city centre.  

Operating Times: Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm and Saturday – Sunday, 9:00am – 3:00pm 

Cost: Prices vary per stall

Address: 375 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7915

Deals: Check out some of the deals in Cape Town 

27. Bay Harbour Market

Things to do in Cape Town - Bay Harbour Market Photo courtesy of Cape Town ETC

If you haven’t already visited the Bay Harbour Market and you live in Cape Town, you are missing out. They offer a wide selection of food, wines, and bars for pleasure. So head over there and sample what Cape Town has to offer. 

Operating Times: Friday 05:00pm – 09:00pm, Saturday – Sunday 09:30 – 04:00pm 

Cost: Prices vary per stall

Address: 31 Harbour Rd, Hout Bay, Cape Town, 7872

Take in the scenery at one of our many wine farms

A trip to the Winelands is one of the most romantic activities in Cape Town. They are situated on the outskirts of the city. You could also visit the Constantia Wine Valley or the Durbanville Hills, located in the town.

28. Take a Buddy Wine Tasting With Stellenbosch Wine Safaris

The Stellenbosch North Wine Safari is an excellent way to visit some of Stellenbosch’s most prestigious wineries. These wineries include Stark Conde, the famous Postcard Cafe, and a massive koi fish dam for the young to enjoy. In addition, Rustenberg has a beautiful Schoongezicht garden on their property and is open for day visitors, and Glenelly has some great wine and stunning views of Stellenbosch.

Operating Times: Departure Times and Days of  STELLENBOSCH NORTH WINE SAFARI: 09:00, 10:15, 11:30, 12:45, 14:00; Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays

Cost: R269

Address: Stellenbosch Wine Safaris, 16 Reyger Street Simonswyk Stellenbosch

Deals: Check out the Stellenbosch Safari deal.

29. Visit the Vergelegen Wine Estate

Things to do in Cape Town - Vergelegen Wine Estate

The picturesque Somerset West area of Cape Town is home to the Vergelegen Wine Estate. Unquestionably, this is one of the most beautiful wine estates in the Western Cape. The breathtaking views only increase the estate’s luxury. The whole family can enjoy a day at the estate and view the lush green surroundings. 

Operating Times: Daily, 9:30am – 4:00pm 

Cost: R90 per person

Address: Lourensford Rd, Somerset West, Cape Town, 7130

30. Meerendal Wine Estate

Looking for a scenic spot to go wine tasting? Meerendal Wine Estate has high-quality and exceptional wines and beautiful scenery. The facility is child friendly and offers accommodation for those looking to spend a night.

Deals: Check out some accommodation options in Cape Town.

Where To Stay in Cape Town

Cape Town has a wide variety of hotels and accommodations. You can discover something to suit any budget in every region of the city. Cape Town provides various accommodation options, and the city’s distinctive landscape and infrastructure make visiting it so convenient. 

Your hotel is always close to an excellent public transportation service when you stay in the city, such as MyCiTi – Cape Town’s convenient, dependable, scheduled, and affordable bus service. However, if you are looking for a luxury service and other places to go in Cape Town, your hotel will almost certainly be able to provide you with a private shuttle service.

Cape Town truly caters to your accommodation needs. Cape Town has plenty of options, whether you want a five-star experience or affordable accommodation.

31. Stay by the ocean in Gordon’s Bay

Things to do in Cape Town - Stay by the ocean in Gordon’s Bay

A serene, romantic beach getaway with some of the best sunsets and ocean views can be found at Gordon’s Bay. Couples who want to take their time, avoid the crowds, and spend quality time in charming seaside communities like Kleinmond, Rooi Els, Betty’s Bay, and Pringle Bay should consider this town.

Operating Times: Weekly. 021 840 7500

Cost: R1,999

Address: Breakwater Lane Harbour Island Gordons Bay, Central, Cape Town, 7140

Deals: Check out our latest Krystal Beach Hotel Deal.

32. Enjoy warm baths in Citrusdal

Things to do in Cape Town - Enjoy warm baths in Citrusdal

Citrusdal is a lovely small town ideal for escaping the big city. Pollution, traffic, and city life’s hustle and bustle will be a distant memory.

Even better, your ears and lungs will be spared from excessive air and noise pollution. When you wake up, take a deep breath of fresh country air with hints of fynbos and enjoy the silence broken only by chirping birds.

Operating Times: Weekly. 083 285 6766

Cost: R899

Address: R303, Regional Rd (The Baths), Citrusdal, 7340

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Check Out Some Restaurants in Cape Town

Cape Town features high mountains and an incredibly unique landscape, so it feels much larger than it is. There aren’t many ways to do Cape Town wrong if you follow these two rules: Plan your days around sunrise and sunset, but never skip a meal.

Cape Town has a lot to offer visitors. Our seafood is top of the range. Restaurants like Ocean Basket and Cape Town Fish Market will never be disappointed! Check out our restaurant deals on offer.

33. Head Over To Kalky’s

Things to do in Cape Town - Head Over To Kalky’s Courtesy of EatOut

Kalk Bay is where to go for authentic Cape Town fish and chips. While looking out over the crystalline harbour, you’ll eat freshly-caught fish and the best Slap Chips you’ve ever had with a perfect view of the bay and waterfront.

Operating Times: Weekly 10am – 6pm. 021 788 1726

Cost: Prices vary from R25 to R300

Address: Kalk Bay Harbour, Cape Town, 7990

Deals: Check out our latest restaurant deals.

34. Dine at Charly’s Bakery

Things to do in Cape Town - Dine at Charly's Bakery Photo courtesy of Cape Town ETC

Charly’s Bakery in Gardens is a must-visit for anybody who likes sweets! This artisan bakery is well-known for its delectable baked delicacies and distinctively South African cake and cookie designs. They also serve the most incredible brownies in town. 

Operating Times: Tuesday to Friday, 8am – 5pm and Saturday 8:30am – 5pm. 021 461 5181

Cost: Prices vary from R20 to R1,000

Address: 36-38 Canterbury St, Zonnebloem, Cape Town, 8001

Deals: Check out our latest restaurant deals.

35. Bo-Vine Wine & Grill House

At Bo-Vine, you can enjoy fine dining with a view of Camps Bay with your favorite person or a couple of friends! This incredible deal has something for everyone, from chicken livers to sirloin!

Operating Times: Weekly 12pm – 12am. 063 712 6310

Cost: Prices vary from R50 to R750

Address: Shop 1, The Promenade Shopping Centre, 85 Victoria Rd, Camps Bay, Cape Town, 8040

Deals: Check out our latest deal at Bo-Vine.

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Visit Cape Town’s Famous Beaches

36. Muizenberg Beach

Things to do in Cape Town - Muizenberg Beach

Muizenberg is a well-known surfing destination. Lots of coffee shops, casual dining, and impressive colorful huts make Muizenberg a must-see. This seaside town is especially popular with surfers. 

Address: Muizenberg Beach, Beach Rd, Muizenberg, Cape Town

Deals: Check out our latest deals in Muizenberg.

37. Camps Bay Beach

Things to do in Cape Town - Camps Bay Beach

This beach makes you feel like you’re on vacation and the tidal pool is the best place for a swim.  The crashing waves, the sun, the soft sand, and the bars and restaurants behind you make Camps Bay Beach one of the best things to do in Cape Town.

Address: Camps Bay Beach, 63 Victoria Rd, Cape Town

Deals: Check out our latest deals in Camps Bay.

38. Clifton Beaches

Things to do in Cape Town - Clifton Beaches

Clifton 4th Beach is a lovely white-sand beach about 20 minutes from Cape Town. Clifton 4th is the Clifton Beaches’ only non-nude beach, making it ideal for families and more conservative individuals. Unfortunately, Cape Town’s oceans are notorious for being icy cold and unsuitable for swimming, and 4th Beach is no exception.

Address: Victoria Road, Clifton Bay, Atlantic Seaboard, Cape Town

Deals: Check out our latest deals in Clifton.

Things to Do in Cape Town With Kids

There’s no shortage of fun activities in Cape Town to keep your kids entertained. You are bound to keep your kids delighted, from obstacle courses to museums, art shows, aquariums, and other outdoor adventures and experiences. 

39. The Two Oceans Aquarium

Things to do in Cape Town - The Two Oceans Aquarium

Head to the Two Oceans Aquarium at the V & A Waterfront, where your kids will have a front-row seat to live ocean exhibits and see all their favourite aquatic animals. Book online to skip the wait because, on most days, the queues are long.

Operating Times: Monday – Friday, 9:30am to 6:00pm and Saturay – Sunday, 9:00am to 6:00pm

Cost: Adults – R220, Children 14 to 17 – R165, Children 4 to 13 – R105, and Children under 4 Free

Address: Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002

Deals: Check out our latest kids activities deals.

40. Let loose at Acrobranch in Constantia

Let them loose on a treetop playground in Constantia Nek forest. Acrobranch Constantia takes tree-climbing very seriously. With their well-designed jungle gyms and child-friendly play areas, you can rest assured that your kids will have the best time ever.

Operating Times: Weekly, 9am to 5pm

Cost: R259

Address: 1 Hout Bay Main Rd, Hout Bay, Cape Town, 7806

Deals: Get the Acrobranch deal.

41. Clay Café

Get their artistic juices flowing at Clay Café. They can paint, create and design different types of ceramics while enjoying a filling meal. There are two locations, Hout Bay and their new mini flagship store in the city. 

Operating Times: Weekly, 9am to 5pm

Cost: Prices vary

Address: Clay Cafe, 4080 Main Road. Opposite, Bokkemanskloof Estate, Hout Bay, Cape Town

Deals: Check out our latest kid’s activities deals.

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Fun Things to Do in Cape Town for Couples

In Cape Town, being romantic does not need much effort. The breathtaking sunsets and spectacular views are enough to make you feel all mushy, sweet, and loving. Warning: the city may cause you to fall deeper in love with your sweetheart!

42. Franschhoek Wine Tram

Things to do in Cape Town - Franschhoek Wine Tram

The magnificent Franschhoek Valley in the center of the Cape Winelands is renowned for its breathtaking scenery, warm hospitality, top-notch cuisine, and exceptional wines. Take a tour of the Franschhoek Wine Tram and sample all it offers. 

Operating Times: 

Cost: Adult R270. Children (3-17) pay R90

Address: Corner of Main Road & Cabriere Street, Franschhoek, Western Cape, 7690

Deals: Check out our other experiences in Cape Town 

43. Go ice skating at Grandwest!

Things to do in Cape Town - Go ice skating at Grandwest!
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An enjoyable couple’s outing. This date night idea can be upgraded to something more lavish with a fancy dinner and wine at one of the Grand West restaurants.

Operating Times: Call 021 535 2260, Monday, 10am–7:30pm; Tuesday – Sunday 10am–10:30pm

Cost: Prices vary 

Address: Grand West Casino, 1 Jakes Gerwel Drive, Acacia Park, Cape Town, 7460

Deals: Check out our latest deals in Cape Town.

44. Tour the City on a Scooter

Experience Cape Town with the opportunity to freewheel down different off-road tracks! ScooTours provides an environmentally friendly way to explore some of South Africa’s most popular destinations. Including Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Knysna and Franschhoek. This is a family-friendly excursion led by experienced, qualified guides. You will also be accompanied by a photographer who will photograph the tour in action!

Operating Times: Call to book. 082 559 6858

Cost: Prices vary from R270 to R530

Address: 209 Tafelberg Rd, Table Mountain (Nature Reserve), Cape Town

Deals: Check out our latest scooter deals.

Things to Do Alone in Cape Town

Life does not have to come to a halt because you are single. There are plenty of experiences in Cape Town that you can have on your own without fear of being laughed at because you’re alone or a solo traveler. And, let’s face it, everyone is so preoccupied with their own lives that no one will notice you exploring alone.

45. Visit an art gallery or museum

Things to do in Cape Town - Iziko Slave Museum
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Walking around a museum or art gallery yourself is a perfect solo activity. You can keep yourself occupied for hours on the Iziko Museum Mile in the City Bowl.

Operating Times: Monday to Saturday, 9:00am – 5pm 

Cost: Adults: R30.00, Children aged 6 to 18: R15.00, Children aged five and under get free entry

Address: Corner Adderley Street and Wale St, Cape Town, 8000

Deals: Check out our latest deals in Cape Town.

46. Get yourself out there and join a hiking group

Cape Town is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Within the city limits, there are many hiking opportunities. Although a solo walk in the woods can be very therapeutic, it is safer to hike in a group. Because there are so many nature lovers, there are many groups to choose from.

Link: 5 Cape Town hiking groups to join

47. Join a Tour Group

Cape Town is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Within the city limits, there are many hiking opportunities. A solo walk in the woods can be therapeutic, but hiking in a group is safer. Because there are so many nature lovers, there are many groups.

Link: Your adventure starts here

Things to Do in Cape Town Under R200

Head to our 20 Things to Do in Cape Town Under R200 page to find more deals and activities!

After you’ve booked your flights to Cape Town, it’s time to think about making the most of your money while you’re here, and we can help you with that. 

48. Visit Honest Chocolate Cafe

Gather a group of friends in the Cape Town CBD for a chocolate tasting. Sample their line of produced organic bars, bonbons, and spreads. The experience lasts about half an hour, and you must participate with a group of eight people.

Operating Times: Monday to Thursday, 10am – 6pm, Friday 10am – 9pm, Saturday, 9am – 9pm and Sunday 9am – 5pm

Cost: Prices vary from R22 to R60

Address: 64A Wale St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000

Deals: Check out our latest deals in Cape Town.

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Things To Do In Cape Town At Night

There’s plenty to do at night in Cape Town, from dining at award-winning restaurants to watching the sunset from a rooftop bar, sipping high-quality cocktails, home-bred wine, and local craft beers, or dancing the night away in the city center or meters from the sea. Whatever you want to do after dark, Cape Town nightlife will have you covered. 

Also Read: Things To Do In Cape Town At Night

49. Long Street, Brie Street, Kloof Street, and Loop Street

The highest concentration of bars, nightclubs, hostels, and restaurants in the Cape Town CBD can be found along four well-known streets: Kloof, Bree, Long, and Loop, as well as a few of their smaller side streets. Explore the local culture, small shops, clothing stores, and beautiful old buildings. 

Address: Long Street, Loop Street, Kloof Street, Brie Street 

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50. Beefcakes

Things to do in Cape Town - Beefcakes

This 1950s-inspired diner will delight all of your senses. The perfect place for a party or bridal shower, they offer famous burgers, other delectable treats (like the hot servers), and exciting entertainment every evening.

Operating Times: Tuesday to Saturday, 5pm – 2am

Cost: Prices vary

Address: Sovereign Quay, 40 Somerset Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, 8052

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How Can I Have Fun in Cape Town?

Whether you are alone or with family, there are a lot of ways to have fun in Cape Town. Head to our lifestyle and entertainment showcase page to see some more of our deals.

How Can I Spend 4 days in Cape Town?

Day 1: Table Mountain National Park
Day 2: Hike Lion’s Head
Day 3: Shop at V&A Waterfront
Day 4: Head to Cape Point

What Can I do for free in Cape Town?

Head over to our many beaches – Muizenberg Beach, Clifton Beach, and Boulders Beach. Or head over to our markets for the day. We have Mojo Market in Sea Point, Oranjezicht City Farm Market, and Cape Point Vineyards market.

What is the best month to visit Cape Town?

The months to visit Cape Town are March to May and September to November. These off-seasons offer beautiful weather, fewer crowds, and easy access.

Is Cape Town Safe?

Crime has recently increased in certain areas of Cape Town. However, it still has some of the most desirable neighborhoods and is South Africa’s safest major city.