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Things to do in Cape Town

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.
Natural Feature
“The place where our liberation Leader, the Iconic Nelson Mandela was jailed for 27 years.”
  • 141 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Called the Two Oceans Aquarium because the vast Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet here, or almost here at the southern tip of the continent, the delightful underwater nature reserve is based at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, with over 3000 living sea animals, including sharks, fish, turtles, and penguins on display.”
  • 113 locals recommend
Waterfront
“Its Capetown flagship tourist place. Plenty to do, restaurants, night life, aquarium. Scenery is everything. A must see, trust me”
  • 181 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“This is a large shopping centre with everything that you might need. You can walk but there is also a large car park and taxi's around. I wouldn't recommend walking when it is dark. ”
  • 154 locals recommend
Park
“Green Point Urban Park includes a fitness park for cycling, outdoor training and gym. ”
  • 158 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Good Italian coffee. Very nice Italian products and salad and deli counter.”
  • 186 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“Get close to the penguins on a visit to the charming navy village of Simon's Town. There are many culinary places to visit as well as whale viewing in September and October.”
  • 167 locals recommend
African Restaurant
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“At the foot of Cape Town’s vibrant Kloof Street, risen from a fairy-lit garden, lies a dining oasis. Set in a magnificent Victorian house, Kloof Street House is an experience as enigmatic as it is intimate. The grand old dame is more than just a restaurant, it is a collection of interesting rooms and spaces, each bursting with a character of its own. The venue is everything for every occasion – live jazz over Sunday lunch, romantic candle lit dinners in our dining rooms or cocktails under the trees in our garden. Our delicious meals, cozy ambiance and friendly staff will make you feel right at home.”
  • 159 locals recommend
Flea Market
“A great indoor market where you can find local arts and crafts and enjoy a wide selection of delectable food. ”
  • 197 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Most delicious baked goods in Cape Town. The Saturday morning "doughssants" are famous. On trendy Bree Street.”
  • 169 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 1
“This quaint seaside town is packed with cute shops and restaurants and gorgeous views over the ocean. Wonderful for lunch. ”
  • 220 locals recommend
Cinema
“Old school theatre. Grab a glass of wine or sangria and some popcorn and enjoy a movie”
  • 185 locals recommend
Salon / Barbershop
“Visit Long Street and experience Cape Town's night life - bars / restaurants / cafe's and much more”
  • 163 locals recommend
Boutique
“Beautiful to watch the sunset over the horizon of the sea late in the evening”
  • 139 locals recommend
Bed & Breakfast
“Camps Bay is a popular holiday destination. It has as its backdrop the amazing Table Mountain and "Twelve Apostles". Camps Bay beach is one of the most popular beaches in Cape Town. It adjoins the trendy Camps Bay restaurant and nightclub strip offering everything you need while enjoying a hot summers day on the beach. It also has two supermarkets if you need to stock up on edibles. Beach chairs and umbrellas are available for hire on the beach.”
  • 181 locals recommend
Café
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“The Power and the Glory is a bar-slash- bistro on the corner of Kloof Nek and Burnside roads is great atmosphere with light meals and fun crowd. ”
  • 147 locals recommend