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Things to do in Cape Town

Mediterranean in style with an African feel, Cape Town is a magnet for outdoors enthusiasts. Indigenous flora grows at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens and penguins inhabit Boulders Beach. On clear days, Table Mountain offers outstanding city views and if the temperamental Cape Doctor wind howls, test your windsurfing ability or go wine-tasting in Constantia. Both Robben Island and the South African National Gallery tell the story of the country's turbulent history.

Nosy penguins on Boulders Beach. Photo by Joel Brandon Bravo

Museums and Galleries

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  1. 1. South African National Gallery - Museums and Galleries

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    Entrance to the South African National Gallery. Photo by Christopher Havenga

    Although small, the South African National Gallery near the Parliament building is the country's premier art museum, with exhibits that reflect South Africa's troubled history. Don't miss examples of the artworks once dismissed as 'craft', such as outstanding Ndebele beadwork.Show this on map

    Cost

    R15; concessions R5

    Opening hours

    Tue-Sun 10am-5pm

    Address

    Government Avenue, Company's Garden, Cape Town Cape Town 8001

    Telephone

    +27 (0) 21 467 4660

    Transport

    By taxi

    Website

    Iziko Museums Website

  2. 2. Robben Island Museum - Museums and Galleries

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    Tourists viewing the prison on Robben Island. Photo by Hein Von Hörsten, © South African Tourism

    Once a prison housing Nelson Mandela, today Robben Island is a living museum and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A series of exhibits, some in Mandela's former cell, trace and interpret the emotions and conditions of prisoners during apartheid.Show this on map

    Cost

    R200; under 18s R100

    Opening hours

    Ferries depart at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm; tours last 3 1/2 hours

    Address

    Private Bag, Cape Town 7400

    Telephone

    +27 (0) 21 409 5100

    Transport

    By ferry from the V&A Waterfront

    Website

    Robben Island Museum Website

Attractions

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  1. 3. Table Mountain Cable Car - Attractions

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    The cable car from Table Mountain, Cape Town. Courtesy of Barbara Realini

    Enjoy a bird's-eye view of the mother city and beyond with a ten-minute cable-car trip up Table Mountain. This table-shaped sandstone plateau is 1085 metres high and three kilometres wide but sometimes hidden by a cloud or 'tablecloth'.Show this on map

    Cost

    R160 (return); concessions available

    Opening hours

    Summer daily 8am-8.30pm (until 7.30pm Feb; 6.30pm Mar; 5.30pm Apr); winter daily 8.30am-5pm (until 6pm Sep-Oct; 7pm Nov)

    Address

    PO Box 730, Tafelberg Rd, Cape Town 8000

    Telephone

    +27 (0) 21 424 8181

    Transport

    By taxi

    Website

    Table Mountain Cable Car Website

  2. 4. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens - Attractions

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    Bird of Paradise, a flower native to South Africa. Courtesy of Barbara Realini

    Home to indigenous South African plants, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens are nestled on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain. 36 hectares of cultivated area showcase everything from medicinal to scented species. Learn how to conserve water at the Water-wise Garden.Show this on map

    Cost

    R35

    Opening hours

    Daily 8am-7pm (until 6pm Apr-Aug)

    Address

    Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town 7735

    Telephone

    +27 (0) 21 799 8899

    Transport

    By taxi

    Website

    Table Mountain National Park Website

  3. 5. Victoria and Alfred Waterfront - Attractions

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    Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town. Photo by Walter Knirr, © South African Tourism

    A former working dock, the buzzing Victoria & Alfred Waterfront complex is today Cape Town's most popular entertainment centre. Eat, shop, watch movies or simply relax over a cup of coffee. Don't miss cultural performances at the outdoor amphitheatre.Show this on map

    Cost

    Free entry

    Opening hours

    Daily 9am-9pm

    Address

    Portswood Close, Portswood Ridge, Cape Town 8002

    Telephone

    +27 (0) 21 408 7600

    Transport

    By taxi

    Website

    Victoria and Alfred Waterfront Website

  4. 6. Groot Constantia - Attractions

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    Groot Constantia Wine Estate, Cape Town. Courtesy of Groot Constantia

    Groot Constantia, 20km from Cape Town, is the oldest wine estate in South Africa, established in 1685. Sample up to five varieties of wine with a cellar tour or book an evening in period costume at the Manor House.Show this on map

    Cost

    R28-R33

    Opening hours

    Daily summer: 9am-5.30pm; winter: 9am-4.30pm

    Address

    Groot Constantia Road, Cape Town 7848

    Telephone

    +27 (0) 21 794 5128

    Transport

    By Car

    Website

    Groot Constantia

  5. 7. Two Oceans Aquarium - Attractions

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    Clownfish at Cape Town's Two Oceans Aquarium. Photo by Barbara Realini

    Discover over 300 marine species, including fish, penguins, eels and turtles, at the Two Oceans Aquarium, Africa's largest, near the V&A Waterfront. The I&J Predator Exhibit showcases various different species of shark in more than two million litres of seawater.Show this on map

    Cost

    R88; concessions R68; children free-R68

    Opening hours

    Daily 9.30am-6pm

    Address

    Dock Road, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town 8002

    Telephone

    +27 (0) 21 418 3823

    Transport

    By taxi

    Website

    Two Oceans Aquarium Website

Special things to do

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  1. 8. Boulders Beach - Special things to do

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    Nosy penguins on Boulders Beach. Photo by Joel Brandon Bravo

    Located south of Cape Town, near Simon's Town, Boulders Beach is the place to get up close and personal with a colony of Jackass Penguins, so called for their comical braying call. Drive on towards Cape Point to spot baboons.Show this on map

    Cost

    R35

    Opening hours

    Dec-Jan 7am-7.30pm; Feb-Mar 8am-6pm; Apr-Sep 8am-5pm; Oct-Nov 8am-6pm

    Address

    Simon's Town, Cape Town 7995

    Telephone

    +27 21 786 2329

    Transport

    By taxi

    Website

    Table Mountain National Park Website

  2. 9. Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve - Special things to do

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    Cape Point, South Africa. Photo by Walter Knirr, © South African Tourism

    Cape of Good Hope witnesses a temperamental climate, stemming from its position at the crossroads of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Spot shipwrecks from the days of discovery voyages or diverse wildlife at the Nature Reserve.Show this on map

    Cost

    R75

    Opening hours

    Oct-Mar daily 6am-6pm; Apr-Sep daily 7am-5pm

    Address

    Cape Point Main Gate , Off Plateau Road, Simons Town, Cape Town 7995

    Telephone

    +27 (0) 21 780 9526

    Transport

    By taxi

    Website

    Table Mountain National Park Website

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