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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.
Spa
“Unwind. Restore. Elevate. These are the guiding principals around which all spa therapies and treatments are created. Each features its own specialised set of holistic programmes designed to guide guests in choosing the experiences best suited to their particular needs. Serenity and calm await on the exceptionally private and lushly landscaped Spa Island.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“The Olympia Bakery shop is open very early for fresh bread, croissants and pastries - a 3-minute walk from our property… We love the cinnamon sticks, the onion rye bread, the ciabatta (always a fresh loaf for you when you arrive in our flat), the kitke, the white loaf, the Greek shortbread (we usually provide some for you in the welcome pack), the crunchies, the croissants. Actually, we like everything there.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Triggerfish Brewing is a Somerset West based craft brewery focusing on brewing a wide range of exceptional craft beer. Their product range consists of 9 staple beers and a 16 seasonal and one off “wild” beers to date. “Wild” beers refer to beers with flavours that most local beer drinkers have never experienced. Besides beer the taproom serves a seasonal menu and some fine local wines and artisanal schnapps. Triggerfish is open for tastings and beer sales Monday to Saturday and offers brewery tours by appointment. This is also a hotspot for live music and entertainment. Check their website for updates on the next event!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Rental Car Location
“I recommend guests to use Uber or CabCo taxi service if they are not hiring a car. Kenilworth staion is 5 mins away for those who wish to travel to Cape Town city or to other suburbs & seaside villages on the train....”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
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“Really great place to sit down and eat some amazing home cooked meals, with lunch and daily specials”
  • 9 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“Awesome, authentic South Indian restaurant. Bookinds essential. Superb Thalis and fantastic dosas. Seperate vegan menu available too. Our favourite Indian restaurant in Cape Town.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 8 locals recommend
Electronics Store
“The Imibala Galleries provide a visual platform for both contemporary South African artists and international artists to showcase their work.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“it's fresh and delicious, with sustainable ingredients!You will love the stroll through Church Square!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“It feels like home. A great, safe place for a single female to go, and feel very comfortable”
  • 8 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
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“GO HERE. Get the peri-peri chicken and be brave and try the sardines starter. :-) ”
  • 11 locals recommend
High School
“Bustling and trendy with a diverse menu of drinks and food. Casual beachfront dining. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Lodging
“Best food & bakery & they are 30 seconds away - or they can deliver at your doorstep!! Personally I love the variety & food at Doppio! And OH, the mint & ginger tea!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
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“Lovely walk with mountain stream - great for families. It has areas for picnicking by the stream. Free entry - short or long walks or just sit and enjoy the piece and quiet and fabulous views”
  • 8 locals recommend
Golf Course
“At Stellenbosch Golf Club, golfers will find themselves surrounded by vineyards and beautiful mountain views when navigating this challenging, yet picturesque 18-hole. (13.4km - 14min drive)”
  • 7 locals recommend
Spa
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“Amazing Pizza and Pasta as well as a selection of Craft Beer. Be sure to try the Cape Doctor - Pale Ale from Atlantic Storm Brewery.”
  • 7 locals recommend