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      1. Catch a cable car up Table Mountain... ...then abseil back down. If you fancy following a rope 112 metres down Table Mountain (and we’d recommend it as the world’s highest commercial abseil even if it wasn't for the views), then Abseil Africa (297 Long Street, 021 424 4760, www.abseilafrica.co.za) is your best bet. The less adventurous can catch the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway up... and back down. The quick ride will give you a bird’s eye view of the City Bowl. The summit can also be reached on foot through a multitude of beautiful albeit exhausting, trails. If you want a longer experience – spending up to five nights in te...

Cape Town's central city area is relatively small, compared to the sprawling expanse of suburbs which extends around and far beyond Table Mountain. Join us on a tour through the city to visit some of the many places of interest, which are closely situated and best explored on foot.   Old Castle Model ...

The Cape Town Art Fair

10 July 2016

 Cape Town is a dream destination for anyone who loves art. The city is a vibrant cultural hub, hosting some of the top galleries on the African continent. It is hailed as one of the leading art fairs in Africa. The Cape Town Art Fair showcases a diversity of work, and is at the forefront of contemporary art from Africa. What to expect Cape Town Art Fair brims with visual and intellectual stimulation. There’s so much to see that you’ll probably want to go for more than one day. There are a variety of food and drinks options at the event, and Cape Town’s lively nightlife to keep you busy afterwards. The diverse cultural heritage and beau...

 Go fly a kite! Experience Africa’s biggest kite festival with kite flying professionals from around the world alongside eager amateur enthusiasts flying incredible creations in support of Cape Mental Health. The Cape Town International Kite Festival promises a day of fun in he sun for the whole family.   What to expect There will be amazing kiting displays, including giant inflatables, stunt kites, and even kite fighting in the main arena. Creativity among participants is heartily encouraged. You can bring your own kite to fly in the public flying arena, buy a kite at the festival, or even make one at one of the free kite-making worksh...

Kirstenbosch Carols

10 July 2016

It’s not Christmas in Cape Town until the carols by candlelight lights up the lawns at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. The Kirstenbosch carols are one of the most popular festive season events in Cape Town, and they’re sure to get you into the spirit of Christmas! It’s has been a local tradition for over 20 years now, organised annually by the Rotary Club as part of the organization’s yearly fundraising efforts.     When The event marks the beginning of the festive season in December every year. In 2018, the Kirstenbosch Carols will take place from 13 to 16 December, with the concerts beginning at 6pm. The Venue This is yo...

 Cape Town is a great base from which to explore the stunning surrounds in the rest of the province. Whether you want to go on safari, visit the Cape Winelands, or just take in the amazing scenery the Western Cape has to offer, there’s plenty to see and experience no matter your interests. Here are our five favourite excursions from Cape Town. West Coast The West Coast is made up of expansive beaches, fields of wildflowers, tiny fishing villages, and quaint historic towns. There is plenty to see and do, from the incredible fields of wildflowers along the Wildflower Route between August and October to a totally unplugged camping weekend...

After the drought Cape Town has been experiencing over the past three years, heavy winter rains are a welcome change. There are few things as magical as the sight of the waterfalls that spring up all around the city’s mountains. Here are some of the most magnificent waterfalls you can hike to in and around Cape Town.   Woodstock cave After a good rainfall, the tiny waterfall at Woodstock Cave on the slopes of Table Mountain transforms to a curtain of water, with rainbows and all. As the name suggests, this hike takes you to a large cave with an epic view of the area of Woodstock and surrounds. It’s a relatively easy and family-friendly ...

Cape Town Bucket List

10 July 2016

 Another year has come to an end, and here at the Cape Town Tourism offices, we’re ready to stride into 2018. When you live in one of most beautiful cities on earth, it’s not hard to find ways to make your future more exciting, fulfilling, and fun. We asked the Cape Town Tourism team to name some of the things they’d love to do before 2018 is over. Here is a list of 52 things to do in Cape Town in 2018—one for every week—to make it your most memorable year yet. For discounts and free entry to loads of Cape Town’s top attractions, get your City Pass now!  Take a ride on the Franschhoek Wine Tram The Wine Tram is the best way to take in t...

The V&A Waterfront is a massive hub of activity. Here, you’ll find restaurants, shops, entertainment, adventure, accommodation—there’s a reason it’s so popular after all. So, while it’s not strictly a neighbourhood, we decided to include it as an honorary one for our neighbourhood series.   Where to eat and make merry   Restaurants V&A Food Market This leading artisan retail store and street food experience with a distinct market feel has everything from craft beer and ciders to Mexican food and ice cream. Located in the historical Pumphouse building off Nobel Square, the market features over 40 vendors. Website: waterfrontfoodmar...

V&A Waterfront

10 July 2016

There are few places as quintessentially Cape Town as the V&A Waterfront. The old world charm of the historical harbour meets the most modern shopping experience and the gaps in between are filled with fine dining restaurants, down-to- earth food markets, museums, and more leisure activities than you can count on both hands. 1 2 3 4 The V&A Waterfront has a romanticism about it that has been attracting visitors since its development in 1988. The 123-hectare property holds a shopping mall, marina, working harbour, and scores of other smaller features. There is plenty on offer for the kids – from...