Top 10 Places to Visit in Cape Town

By Admin | Last Updated August 13, 2019

Table Mountain

Cape Town, South Africa

One of the most spectacular attractions in Cape Town. Voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2011. The Table Mountains make up the northern part of Cape Fold Mountains. The mountain is home to variety of flora and fauna. The easiest way to get up to the top is by availing the cable car.

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Robben Island

Cape Town, South Africa

A small island located in Table Bay, at the northern end of Cape Peninsula. It’s Dutch for ‘Seal Island’. Famous for the imprisonment of Nelson Mandela. Apart from being a South African National Heritage site, Robben Island is a UNESCO World Heritage site too. Learn about the 500-year old history of the place, from your learned guide.

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Boulders Beach

Cape Town, South Africa

A secluded beach, covered with granite boulders. Located near Cape Peninsula. Also referred to as Boulders Bay for the granite boulders. The granite boulders are said to be over 540 million years old. You can encounter a colony of penguins at this beach. Literally on the verge of extinction, these penguins are a protected species.

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Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

Cape Town, South Africa

Located at the Atlantic shore, Table Bay Harbor is the oldest working harbor. 123 hectares of space comprising of commercial as well as residential properties. The ultimate space for dining, leisure and other entertainment activities. You can find everything from local fashion to high end store at this beautiful, cosmopolitan place. Visit this place after sunset.

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Bo Kaap

Cape Town, South Africa

Also known as the Malay Quarter. Former township situated on the Signal Hill. Epitome of Malay culture in Cape Town. Brightly colored homes and cobbled stone streets makes Bo Kaap famous. A multi-ethnic neighborhood with most of the population of Muslim lineage. The place also houses a museum which dates back to 1760s and the Nurul Islam Mosque.

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Clifton Beach, Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa

Located at the northern side of Cape Peninsula. Is the ultimate den for international visitors and hippies. Series of four beaches, separated by granite boulders. Can be reached by a flight of stairs from the road. Received Blue Flag status. Engage in a host of water sports and activities. Beware of shark attacks.

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Cape Point

Cape Town, South Africa

Scenic land area at the southeast corner of Cape Peninsula. Located a little north of Cape of Good Hope. Can be identified by rugged cliffs and rocks, towering 200 meters above sea level. Very rich flora and fauna. Cape Cobra is one of the snake species that you will definitely encounter on your sojourn. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Cape Town, South Africa

Important botanical garden located at the eastern foot of Table Mountain in Cape Town. It is one of the ten, covering South Africa’s different biological communities. Indigenous plants are cultivated in this botanical garden. Founded in the year 1913 to preserve the flora of the country. Houses a conservatory, covering the various bio diversities of South Africa.

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Castle of Good Hope

Cape Town, South Africa

Fort built by the Dutch in Cape Town in the 17th century. Located initially at the coastline of Table Bay. Declared a historical monument in 1936. One of the best preserved Dutch Company fort till date. A landmark of sorts, it is a prime example of a ‘Star Fort’. Discover the military history of the place from the castle.

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Muizenberg Beach

Cape Town, South Africa

A beach-side suburb in Cape Town. Muizenberg is a small town outside Cape Town. It is called the ‘Birthplace of Surfing’ in the region. Be privy to historical attractions. One of the best kept secrets of Cape Town is that waters here are warmer than the rest of the Atlantic and swimming is quite pleasant.

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