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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Botanical Garden
“Stunning scenery, lovely to walk around and also a wonderful spot for lunch or afternoon tea.”
  • 709 locals recommend
  • 10 Experiences
Natural Feature
“The tip of Africa, well nearly, actually it is Cape Agulhas, but Cape Point is better know as the tip of Africa! About 1 hours drive from us, you can drive along 1 coast line and return along the other. Both are very scenic, and beautiful. If you do not want to walk up, there is a vernicular to take you to the top. Best to check if operating before you go. There is a fee to enter Cape Point Nature Reserve, free for Wild Card holders”
  • 244 locals recommend
Bathing Area
“The view from up table mountain is amazing! You have to see it for yourself to understand such beauty. You can hike up table mountain or take a cable car. The hike is quite long so if you are not a hiking type, rather not. If you would like to hike, try and hike very early in the morning or towards the evening. It can get very hot and uncomfortable to hike in the day in summer. The cable car rides and access to the mountain is weather dependent. When it is windy and heavily raining, the chances that access is closed is high. ”
  • 445 locals recommend
  • 40 Experiences
Shopping Centre
“Cape Town’s biggest shopping mall right next to the sea. Has an endless amount of shops and brands as well as plenty of restaurants to pick from. ”
  • 210 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Cosmetics Shop
“A beautiful shopping centre, with great restaurants and harbour views from some of the outside restaurants. ”
  • 328 locals recommend
Cable Car
“Take a ride on the cable car or for the more adventurous take a hike to the top”
  • 340 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
Market
“A vibrant, warm-hearted little village in the heart of Woodstock where talented people come together to share, collaborate and show off their heart-felt passion. The Old Biscuit Mill is home to a range of artisan workshops, designer stores, decadent restaurants and the popular Saturday Neighbourgoods Market. The Old Biscuit Mill is one of Cape Town’s must-visit attractions. Well loved by locals and tourists alike, the Mill is a bustling hub where people come together to eat, drink, shop and have an all-round great time. Do not miss out the Saturday farmer's market - get there early to avoid the crowds. ”
  • 299 locals recommend
Mountain
“Go for a 2-3 hour hike up the busy but gorgeous have to do Lion's Head mountain. Wear hiking clothes with good shoes, always wear sunblock and take water!”
  • 338 locals recommend
  • 7 Experiences
Café
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“Review: Beautiful people, beautiful food and great coffee!! Once we discovered the cafe we had 6 days left on our holiday and we spent 4 mornings there for breakfast. The food was incredible, tried something new everyday! Everyone working there is lovely and so helpful. The theme is great, makes for a really great atmosphere!! Highly recommend going at least once because you will definitely go back ”
  • 213 locals recommend
Park
“Boulders beach is a quaint, sheltered beach with fascinating rock formations all around. It also serves as an entry point for the penguin colony. If you're going there on a weekend, be sure to get there early to find a good spot.”
  • 261 locals recommend
  • 4 Experiences
Aquarium
“Experience the incredible diversity of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans at one of Cape Town's top tourist attractions, the Two Oceans Aquarium.”
  • 109 locals recommend
Park
“A beautiful historic inner city garden (the Cape's original refreshment station) with a lovely restaurant, The National Gallery and the National Museum.”
  • 248 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Lighthouse
“Worth the drive to spend time in this beautiful nature reserve. Watch out for the baboons!”
  • 79 locals recommend
African Restaurant
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“Kloof Street House is a must try if you like a good vibe. Richly furnished dining rooms in a Victorian house with bar and leafy gardens, for eclectic cuisine. ”
  • 156 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“This is a must-see! The most south-westerly point of South Africa and the legendary meeting of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans.”
  • 72 locals recommend
  • 9 Experiences
Park
“ABOUT GREEN POINT URBAN PARK Green Point Urban Park includes a fitness park for cycling, outdoor training and gym; a learning park for functions, seminars and arts training; a play park, an art park for specialist events, exhibitions and craft markets; an adventure park, a heritage park, an events park including outdoor markets, concerts, competitions and events and additional facilities including a tea garden, a biodiversity nursery, bicycle rental, flower selling and fresh produce markets.”
  • 156 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences

Top restaurants

Café
“Review: Beautiful people, beautiful food and great coffee!! Once we discovered the cafe we had 6 days left on our holiday and we spent 4 mornings there for breakfast. The food was incredible, tried something new everyday! Everyone working there is lovely and so helpful. The theme is great, makes for a really great atmosphere!! Highly recommend going at least once because you will definitely go back ”
  • 213 locals recommend
African Restaurant
“Kloof Street House is a must try if you like a good vibe. Richly furnished dining rooms in a Victorian house with bar and leafy gardens, for eclectic cuisine. ”
  • 156 locals recommend
Café
“I love the sand-between-the-toes, relaxed beachy vibe of this trendy outdoor spot . Choose between sitting inside, on the patio or on the beach for lunch or dinner. Beautiful sunsets. ”
  • 145 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“A must on a Cape Peninsula trip is a visit to the SAN Parks Penguin colony at Boulders in Simonstown. It is fascinating to watch the Penguins either resting on the beach, looking sorry for themselves whilst molting or looking after their young in the breeding season.”
  • 161 locals recommend
Café
“Vibrant beach side bar with amazing views. Always a favourite for locals and visitors alike. Often host brunch events on Saturdays and most well known for their late afternoon into evening Sunday sundowners! ”
  • 121 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Small plates ordered to share. Bustling atmosphere. Great views. Celebrity Chef. ”
  • 126 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“If you have to eat at the V&A Waterfront, this is good sushi. Best to sit inside the restaurant, not in the passageway seating... ”
  • 115 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Superb dining experience. World class wine and dine location. One of the 50 best restaurants the world 2019. Difficult to get it. ”
  • 131 locals recommend

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